Our faculty are experts in leadership, with an impressive amount of experience in teaching high-level technical professionals.

Peter G. Dominick, Ph.D., is an Industry Associate Professor within the W.J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology. As an educator and consultant, he has created leadership development curricula stressing action learning and personal development planning. His consulting work includes executive coaching, process consultation, behavioral assessment, and training program development for numerous organizations of all sizes. At Stevens, he has contributed to more than two-million dollars in externally funded projects and research grants. These include projects funded by the Department of Defense to enhance the leadership skills of systems engineering professionals and also executive education projects focused on leadership development for technical professionals within such organizations as ExxonMobil, NASA, BAE, and IBM. He received his Ph.D. in applied psychology from Stevens, earned his M.A. in organizational psychology from Columbia University, and completed his undergraduate studies in industrial and labor relations at Cornell University. In 2005, he received the Howe School of Technology Management’s Outstanding Teacher Award, and in 2007 was the recipient of the Harvey N. Davis Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Pamela Burke, Ph.D., specializes in helping people recognize and use their creativity in leading collaborative change. Her clients include innovation units in the biomedical, healthcare, telecommunications, education, publishing, consumer products, manufacturing, energy, defense, and aerospace industries. She is an affiliate faculty member teaching graduate courses on leadership, creative collaboration, constructive conflict, and organization development at Stevens Institute of Technology and at Teachers College, Columbia University. Earlier, Pam received a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell, was a research fellow in decision making at Stanford, and managed technical organizations at Bell Laboratories before establishing her consulting company, Unbound Edge Inc., in 2001. She received the affiliate faculty teaching award from Stevens and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (Fiction).

Zvi Aronson, Ph.D., has been a faculty member of the Howe School of Technology Management since 2000. He has developed and taught courses in organizational behavior and project leadership for classroom and online applications. He is also part of a team that has created executive short courses in leadership for companies such as Amway and Forest Labs. His research is focused on the behavioral aspects of project leader and team performance, specifically on the role played by personal style and culture. He was a recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Researcher Award. Prior to joining Stevens, Zvi was employed at Bakara Ltd., Israel, where he conducted research in the areas of selection and training, and provided software instruction for clients.

Jeff Austin, Ph.D., is an adjunct faculty member within the Howe School of Technology Management. He is also president of Austin Enterprises, an international firm based in San Antonio, Texas, that specializes in leadership and management development, strategy, and team effectiveness. His consulting work includes over twenty years involvement with the space industry (including teaching for Delft University's SpaceTech in the Netherlands for the past twelve years). He recently spent seven years as senior vice president at TSSI, a world leader in durable medical equipment, where he directed human resources, an internal corporate university, organizational development, employee relations and corporate operations. Previously, he was assistant vice president for leadership and organizational development at USAA, where he was responsible for all leadership and management education, project management education and consultation, organizational development consulting, and all interpersonal skills development throughout the enterprise. Prior to that, Jeff was Deputy Head of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department at the United States Air Force Academy. He also spent four years as a division chief for the United States Air Force's internal consulting organization.

Robert C. Berger, D.Phil., is an adjunct faculty member within the Howe School of Technology Management. He recently completed 10 years at a major health care company where he was chief marketing officer, managing an $80 million advertising budget. He also worked directly with the CEO as chief of staff. Other responsibilities during his tenure included leading the corporate university, supervising leadership and executive development programs, and corporatestrategic planning. He also led the culture and communications team, which was accountable for supporting the unique company culture (twice listed on Fortune's Best 100 Companies to Work For). He has also worked at the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) as a researcher and leadership advisor.

Michele Lewski, Ph.D., is an adjunct faculty member within the Howe School of Technology Management, where she teaches courses in project management and leadership development. She also teaches within the Program Management and Global Management Programs at George Washington University. As a consultant and educator, she offers a unique blend of knowledge and skills in leadership; human and organizational dynamics; project and program leadership and management; and business. Achieving results through project, process and organizational leadership has been a continuous focus of her work as an organization leader, consultant, coach, and educator.

Donald Lombardi, Ph.D., is an Industry Professor within the Howe School of Technology Management. He has more than 25 years of diverse executive level management experience focused on healthcare performance, affordability and accessibility.  He is the founder and leader of an organizational development consulting firm with more than 200 clients, specializing in human capital development, organizational renewal and leadership practices. Prior to coming to Stevens, he headed the planning and development activities of a 10,000-plus student university, focusing on the process of evaluation, participation and communication with all key university stakeholders and developing and leading a unique online graduate education program. A former United States Marine Corps officer, he serves as a senior advisor to the Executive Educational Council of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, he led the professional development activities of a $20 billion pharmaceutical and health care firm, where he designed and implemented programs to promote employee wellness and improve relationship dynamics.

Richard R. Reilly, Ph.D., is an emeritus professor in the Howe School of Technology Management, where he developed and led the Ph.D. program in technology management. Before joining Stevens, he was a research psychologist for Bell Laboratories, the Educational Testing Service and AT&T, and has been a consultant to numerous Fortune 500and governmental organizations. He is on the editorial board of Personnel Psychology, and the International Journal of e-Collaboration, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. He has authored four books and more than 70 publications related to organizational behavior, leadership development, and project and team performance. He has developed and taught courses in leadership, judgment and decision making, research methods and multivariate statistics.


Paul Squires, Ph.D., is an adjunct faculty member within the Howe School of Technology Management and president of Applied Skills and Knowledge (AS&K). He is an industrial psychologist with 30 years of experience with organizational assessment and design, process improvement, training and leadership development, assessment development and validation, computer-based training, and project management. Prior to starting AS&K in 1999, he was vice president and practice manager for Assessment Solutions Inc. Training and Development Services. His client list includes Merrill Lynch, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, IRS, Siemens, Department of Labor, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Avon and Novartis, to name a few. Prior to his consulting career, he held senior positions at AT&T Corporate human resources, with primary responsibility for selection, testing, employment and staffing, internal staffing systems and employee development. He was director of Lucent Technologies Microelectronics International University, responsible for developing a single worldwide training organization providing support to 18,000 employees.