Graduate Degree Programs

Faculty

Howard C. Fero, Ph.D.
Director, Master of Arts in Leadership
Dr. Fero is a leadership and organizational development specialist with experience in both academia and in practice.  In addition to Directing and teaching in the Master of Arts in Leadership, Howard works as a consultant and executive coach helping people and organizations develop in the areas of leadership, team building, career development, and overall organizational effectiveness.  Dr. Fero is involved in numerous professional organizations and is the President of the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM), an international association of management scholars and practitioners.  Howard facilitates courses and workshops in all areas of leadership, organizational behavior, management, research methods, and applied psychology.  

Norman M. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Dr. Davis has over twenty years of experience in management and human resources.  He is a professor and an independent consultant specializing in organizational issues pertaining to management and diversity. Norm has spoken nationally to colleges, educational organizations, and businesses on why organizations should manage and value diversity in the workplace. 

Clara Munson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Dr. Munson is the chair of the business department in the Accelerated Degree Program at Albertus Magnus College.  She has experience working in marketing (was the director of marketing with a local Connecticut company) and teaches courses in human resources, leadership and management in the different programs at Albertus.

Michael H. McGivern, Ph.D. is an organizational change management specialist who possesses 25 years professional experience with recognized excellence in managing and consulting on Organizational Development/Change and Operations Management issues. Michael’s main focus is to work with organizations to develop and implement strategies to measure the effectiveness of change and continuous processes by linking organizational capabilities with bottom-line business objectives.  Michael’s teaching experience focuses on the design and delivery of Master’s and Doctorate level courses in Leadership, Organizational Development, Organizational Change and Operations.

Robert Bourgeois, Ph.D. uses the insights, methods, and subject matter of cultural anthropology to illuminate what it means to be a human being.  Among culture areas he has studied are traditional African societies (including two years as participant-observer), the Bedouin of Cyrenaica, the warrior chiefdoms of ancient Greece and India, and eighteenth century colonial America.  His current interests embrace the rise of the West since 1500 and the tension between Islamic civilization and modern Western systems.  In the Leadership Program, Dr. Bourgeois’ aim is to employ holistic and cross-cultural perspectives in order to elucidate the interplay between culture and the individual leader. 

Renee Just is a professional who believes in doing 'right things right'.  Her background over the past 25 years is a diverse combination of Management, Staffing, Recruitment, Training, Operations, and Marketing.   Renee has worked with and for organizations ranging from $1M to $2B in revenue.  Her diverse experience is what gives her the insight, understanding, and the ability to consult as a strategic partner.

John Wasserman has over 30 years of experience working with adult students in the corporate and academic settings.  He has served as the Director of Management Education & Training at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Director of Personnel Development at New Britain General Hospital, and Manager of Training & Development at both M.D. Health Plan and ConnectiCare, Inc.  He has also taught a number of Management & Leadership courses at CIGNA and Aetna.  He has taught in the Albertus Magnus New Dimensions program since its inception.  Prior to teaching at New Dimensions, he taught in the University of New Haven MBA program for ten years.  He has served as both the Educational Resource Coordinator and the Director of Curriculum at New Dimensions.  He is currently an Assistant Professor.  In the Master of Arts in Leadership program, he teaches LDR 510, Human Resource Management in a Changing Environment.

Kevin Nash, Ph.D. is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist with over twenty years industry experience as a senior manager in Marketing and Human Resources. While teaching leadership in the Master of Arts in Leadership Kevin also works as a management consultant and has worked with clients in the US, Europe, and Africa in the areas of organizational development, employee development, and human capital management.