Faculty

Dr. Murrae Bowden

Murrae Bowden is an Executive-in Residence at the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, and Academic Director of the EMTM, EMBA-TM and MBA-TM programs. He has over 30 years of experience in research and research management in the telecommunications and chemical industries.

His research career included positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) where he rose to the position of Assistant Vice President of the Network Technologies Research division. He has an extensive background in resist materials for microelectronic applications and was Director of R&D for the Microelectronic Materials Division of Arch Chemicals from 1997 - 2002.

Prior to joining Stevens in 2003, he was President of EMP Consulting, which he formed in 2002 to provide consulting services on materials and processes to the electronics materials industry. Murrae has won numerous awards for his contributions to the field of resist materials for microlithography, He has over 100 technical publications, holds 7 patents, and has jointly edited 3 books. He has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Queensland in Australia and post doctoral experience from the University of Manchester in the UK.

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Dr. Peter Dominick

Peter Dominick is a Senior Lecturer at the W.J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology where he teaches courses in organizational behavior and human resources management. His work at Stevens also includes curriculum development and assessment.

Prior to joining Stevens Pete was a Research Scientist with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University. Earlier work experiences include corporate HR functions and work with organized labor. As a consultant, he has worked with a variety of corporate organizations and educational institutions on issues pertaining to selection, outcomes assessment and organization development. Among the organizations with which he has recently worked are, Verizon, AT&T, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), Lucent Technologies, The Gateway Coalition for Engineering Education, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and the City of Yonkers.

Pete is the co-author of a number of papers on peer assessment and team effectiveness. He also co-authored Tools and Tactics of Design. published in 2000 by John Wiley & Sons. The text, introduces basic principles of engineering design and focuses on the cognitive and interpersonal skills required to execute the design process.

His current research interests focus on project leadership, the behavioral and interpersonal implications of virtual work environments, leadership development and educational outcomes assessment. He has been the recipient of two Center for Technology Management Research (CTMR) grants in the past two years. These grants are supporting investigations of project leadership behavior and leadership challenges posed by virtual teams.

Pete received his Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Stevens, earned his MA in Organizational Psychology from Teacher's College, Columbia University and completed his undergraduate studies in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

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Dr. Allen S. Ginsberg


Dr. Allen S. Ginsberg is currently an Executive-in-Residence in the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management. He teaches the Financial Analysis and Capstone Business Simulation courses in the EMTM Program. He was on the Faculty of the Columbia University, teaching courses in public health management and in quantitative decision making.

Dr. Ginsberg was formally with the Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company where he was Vice President of Research Operations and Planning. He has also been a member of the scientific staff of the Rand Corp. and Director of Management Systems & Audit at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. 

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Dr. Peter A. Koen

Dr. Peter A. Koen is a tenured Associate Professor in the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management where he is currently Director of the Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneuring (CCE) at Stevens. CCE's mission is to stimulate highly profitable corporate activities at the "Fuzzy Front End" of the innovation process.

Dr. Koen's background includes over 19 years of industrial experience managing product development in companies such as Becton Dickinson and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He also teaches courses in the Strategy and Management of Technology and Innovation.

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Dr. Gary Lynn

Dr. Gary Lynn is a tenured Associate Professor in the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management He has authored or co-authored over 40 books and refeered publications on technology and new product development. He was named as one of the TOP TEN Management Gurus by Business 2.0 magazine in their October 2002 issue.

He was the editor of the Probus Innovation Book Series, and was awarded the Merritt Williamson Research Award by the American Society for Engineering Management.

He started, built and sold three companies and is listed in "Who's Who - Leading American Business Executives," "Who's Who Among Teachers," and "International Who's Who of Professionals." 

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Dr. Donald N. Merino, Ph.D., P.E

Dr. Donald N. Merino is a tenured Professor of Technology Management in the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management and Professor of Engineering Management in the Charles V. Schaeffer School of Engineering. Dr. Merino was named the Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair of Economics Engineering for five years, effective September 2002.

He is the founding EMTM Academic Program Director and is now Director Emeritus. While EMTM Program Director, the EMTM program won the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) Academic Excellence Award in 1999 (the first time this award was given) and again in 2003 (the only graduate program to win this award twice).

In 1993, Dr. Merino received two Centennial Awards from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in the fields of Engineering Management and Engineering Economy. These awards were given to major contributions to their fields over the last 100 years. He is a Fellow and past President of the ASEM. He has received ASEM's the highest honor, the Bernard R. Sarchet Award, in 1996 and the Engineering Management Division of ASEE's highest honor, the Bernard R. Sarchet Award in 2001. Dr. Merino was elected a Fellow of the ASEE in 1992.

He has authored a major text in Engineering Economics. Dr. Merino has won the Stevens best teacher award for full professors, the Morton Award. He teaches and publishes research in the areas of engineering economics, TQM, decision analysis and concurrent engineering.

Prior to joining Stevens, Dr. Merino spent 25 years in industry in executive positions in Standard Brands, Exxon, Mobil and Celanese (Hoescht). During his industrial career, Dr. Merino helped initiate the Quality Management Program at Celanese, developed corporate, business, and technical plans and directed corporate new business activities.

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Dr. Jim Smither

Jim is an adjunct professor at Stevens, a (full-time) Professor in the Management Department at La Salle University, and a consultant with many organizations.   He received his B.A. from La Salle, and has an M.A. from Seton Hall University, an M.A. from Montclair State University, and a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology. At La Salle, Jim has won the Christian R. and Mary L. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (2010), Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year (2010), and the La Salle University Faculty Distinguished Scholar Award (2004).

Jim is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  He is also the recipient of the R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award (2010) from the Academy of Human Resource Development for ‘Performance Management: Putting Research into Action’ and the outstanding manuscript published in Volume 11 (2010) of Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management.

He is currently a Consulting Editor at the Journal of Applied Psychology.   From 1997 to 2003, he served as Associate Editor of Personnel Psychology.  Jim has published over 55 scholarly articles and chapters; his research has been published in top-tier journals such as Personnel PsychologyJournal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He has consulted with over 55 firms in human resources and leadership development.  He’s worked with companies in a variety of industries such as telecommunications, semiconductor, accounting, airline, consumer products, aerospace, financial, packaging, casino, health care, pharmaceutical, education, and government.

 

Steven R. Savitz

Steven R. Savitz is currently an Executive-in-Residence in the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management and is alos Director of the Stevens WebCampus Technology Management Graduate Certificate Program.

Prior to joining Stevens, Mr. Savitz worked in industry for 30 years with responsibility for the strategic management, design and development of high technology products and medical systems. He has worked for Columbia University, Union Crbide, Johnson and Johnson and most recently for Becton Diskenson where he was Vice President of Research and Development.

He is also an independent consultant specializing in new product development and technology and innovation strategy. Mr. Savitz is a graduate of Columbia University, holds an M.S. in Engineering management and has also taught Technology Strategy in the Rutgers University MBA program. 

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Dr. Richard Bayney

Dr. Richard Bayney is President & Founder of Project & Portfolio Value Creation (PPVC), a consulting boutique providing training and education in Project, Program, Portfolio, Resource, and Risk Management as well as Business, Strategic, Portfolio, and Scenario Planning services. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania where he lectures to graduate and executive students in ‘Project Portfolio Management’ and ‘Decision Modeling’. He provides annual training to business executives on ‘Portfolio Management of Innovative Products’ through the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium and on ‘Clinical Trial Project Management’ in the Pharmaceutical industry in China. Richard is a frequent speaker in ‘Portfolio & Resource Management, Risk Analysis & Risk Management, and Strategic Planning in Drug Development’ and is an Advisory Board Member to Cambridge Healthtech Institute.

Dr. Bayney is a 23-year veteran of the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology industry at Merck & Co., Bayer Corp. and AG, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development. In his previous position at Johnson & Johnson, Richard was Vice President, Portfolio Management & Decision Analysis. He has spent 11 years building and leading departments in Strategic Planning, Decision Analysis, and Portfolio Management, 2 years as an international Project Manager for a marketed cardiovascular drug, and 10 years in molecular biology research into gene expression in drug detoxification systems and in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dr. Bayney obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from University of London, MBA from Columbia University, and PMP from the Project Management Institute.

 

Dr. Alex Panayides

Dr. Alex Panayides is an adjunct faculty member at Stevens and an Associate Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business at William Paterson University.  He teaches the Managerial Economics course in the EMTM Program. He received his BS and MS in Mathematics from the University of Frankfurt in Germany, an MA in Economics from SUNY Buffalo, and a PhD in Economics from SUNY Binghamton.

At William Paterson University, Alex has received the College of Business Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and 2005. Alex has published over 60 articles in various academic journals, conference proceedings, book chapters and has received several research grants and research awards. His research has been published in several journals such as Urban Studies, Journal of Applied Business Research, Review of Business Research, and American Journal of Business Education.

 

Dr. Pamela Burke

Pamela Burke, Ph.D., is an organization development consultant and university instructor who specializes in helping people and organizations find their strengths and use them well. Her clients include innovation units in the bio-medical, healthcare, telecommunications, publishing, consumer products, and aerospace industries. She is an affiliate faculty member teaching graduate courses on leadership, group creativity, and organization development at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ and at Columbia University in Manhattan. Pam received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Cornell University, was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, and managed user-interface designers and development teams at Bell Laboratories before starting her consulting company, Unbound Edge, Inc., in 2001. She received the affiliate faculty teaching award from Stevens in 2007 and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (Fiction) in 2009.

 

Dr. Michael Parfett

Mr. Parfett has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology business. He has held numerous senior management positions while at Computer Horizons, AT&T and Salomon Brothers as well as runing his own consulting business. For Computer Horizons Corp. he was President of Chimes a wholly owned subsidiary, which he led from start-up to profitability. At AT&T, Mr. Parfett was the Consumer Services Ordering and Provisioning Vice President. In this role, he was responsible for building an organization to provide best-in-class processes and systems for all consumer products and services. Prior to this, Mr. Parfett was the Operation and Service Management Architect and System Integration Vice President. In this role, he was resposible for the architectures of all internal AT&T systems. As President of his own consulting firm, Mr. Parfett specialized in business and technology transformation. His client base was in the financial services, telecommunications, and Big 5 consulting firms. Mr. Parfett was a Senior Operating Officer at Salomon Brothers. He was responsible for the firm's software and hardware infrastructure. He was one of the senior technology managers responsible for the leading edge solutions used in Tokyo,London and New York.

 

 

Dr. Eleni Gousgounis

Eleni Gousgounis is an Assistant Professor at Howe School of Management, Stevens Institute of Technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Baruch College, City University of New York. She has earned her B.A. in Economics from Athens School of Economics and Business, Greece, followed by an M.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College. Her research interests include behavioral finance, market microstructure, derivatives, international finance and emerging markets.