The Fox Faculty
Fox School professors are consistently producing highly innovative scholarly work. In 2010-11, Fox faculty published more than 120 articles in top-tier referred journals. Fox professors provide cutting-edge knowledge in the classroom and utilize their best technology and teaching methods. Executive MBA (EMBA) faculty are mainly drawn from the senior ranks of Temple University's Fox School of Business in Philadelphia, United States. Select others are chosen, for their unique management specialties, from other similarly accredited universities and businesses in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Fox School of Business prides itself on the quality of instruction in the classroom. Faculty members who have been teaching in the EMBA program include the following:
Dumm, Randy E., Ph.D.
Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management / Professor, Temple University
Dr. Randy E. Dumm is a Professor in the Department of Risk, Insurance, & Healthcare Management at Temple University where he supports the program’s research and expansion efforts and teaches courses in insurer operations and international risk management. He is a member of the Risk Theory Society and has been a visiting professor at Ludwigs Maximilian University, Hannover-Leibnitz University, Fudan University, Krems University of Applied Science, and he taught at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2004 as a Fulbright Scholar.
- Ph.D., University of Georgia
English, Philip, Ph.D.,CFA
Finance / Assistant Professor, Temple University
Dr. Phil English has served as a professor for over 20 years creating and teaching courses designed for students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level. His experience in higher education has included teaching internationally in Prague for Texas Tech and The UAE with the University of Abu Dhabi. He received his PhD from the University of South Carolina, MBA and undergraduate degrees from VA Tech and has earned the right to use the (R) Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation of the CFA Institute.
- Ph.D., University of South Carolina
MBA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Gershon, Mark E., Ph.D.
Management Science, Operations Management / Professor and Chair, Temple University
Dr. Gershon is a professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He began his career as a quality engineer with the Project Management office at the Army's Armaments Development Command. He then worked as a project manager for Control Data Corporation, responsible for software development applications and consulting projects for the minerals industry, before joining Temple in 1983. Besides earning a Professional Engineer's license, he holds certification as a Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
- Ph.D., University of Arizona
Hochner, Arthur, Ph.D.
Human Resource Management / Associate Professor, Temple University
Dr. Hochner has been a valuable member of the Fox School's faculty since 1978, after he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Over two thousand BBA, MBA and EMBA students have benefited from his courses on power and negotiation, which rely on student participation in experiential exercises. Professor Hochner brings unique insight and perspective to the classroom. He has over 20 years of hands-on union-management negotiation experience as president and chief negotiator for the Temple Association of University Professionals, representing over 1,200 full-time faculty and staff at Temple. In 2008, he and colleagues Dr. Deanna Geddes and Dr. Stuart Schmidt published the third edition of their text, Power and Negotiations in Organizations (Kendall Hunt).
- Ph.D., Harvard University
Kotabe, Masaaki, Ph.D.
International Business and Marketing / Professor, Temple University
Masaaki “Mike” Kotabe holds the Washburn Chair Professorship in International Business and Marketing at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Dr. Kotabe currently serves on the Executive Board of the Academy of International Business as President-Elect (2015-6); President (2016-7); and President-Immediate Past (2017-8) as well as on the Board of Directors of the Japan Marketing Academy. He also serves as the Editor of the Journal of International Management.
Prior to joining Temple University in 1998, he was Ambassador Edward Clark Centennial Endowed Fellow and Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as advisor to the United Nations’ and World Trade Organization’s Executive Forum on National Export Strategies. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 1998 and a Fellow of the Japan Academy of International Business Studies in 2016 for his significant contribution to international business research and education.
Dr. Kotabe has written more than 100 scholarly publications, including Global Sourcing Strategy: R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing Interfaces (1992), Japanese Distribution System (with Michael R. Czinkota, 1993), Anticompetitive Practices in Japan, MERCOSUR and Beyond (1997), Market Revolution in Latin America: Beyond Mexico (2001), Emerging Issues in International Business Research (with Preet Aulakh, 2002), Global Supply Chain Management (2006), and Global Marketing Management, 7th ed. (2017).
- Ph.D., M.B.A., Michigan State University
Lavin, Amy, MBA
Information Technology / Assistant Professor, Temple University
Amy A. Lavin joins the Fox School as an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems and Director of Digital Innovation in Marketing. At Fox, Amy leads the new online Master of Science program in Digital Innovation in Marketing and teach courses on information systems and data analytics. She earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the Fox School. She also holds a direct marketing certification from Pennsylvania State University. She has taught for several years as an adjunct professor.
- MBA, Temple University
Malandra, Marco, CPA
Accounting / Associate Professor, Temple University
Professor Malandra has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate financial, managerial, and tax accounting courses at Temple University’s Fox School of Business since 1986. He has also taught Temple-Rome in 2014, and various Executive MBA courses in Singapore, Tokyo, Cali, Morocco, Beijing, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, and in the Masters of Accountancy Program, as well as undergraduate courses at Seton Hall, Widener, and Eastern Universities, and at Philadelphia Community College.
- CPA, Golden Gate University
Murphy, Frederic, Ph.D.
Management Science, Operations Management / Professor, Temple University
Dr. Murphy has been teaching and practicing management science/operations research for over 30 years. Prior to coming to Temple University, he worked for the Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy, forecasting and analyzing policy impacts on energy markets. He has continued working with the Energy Information Administration on modeling and developing solution algorithms for the major energy sectors in the National Energy Modeling System. His research areas include computing large-scale economic equilibria, understanding market power in electricity restructuring, and using market models to develop business strategies for commodity industries. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, and Shell and Amoco oil companies. He was also a recipient of the Musser Award for research.
- Ph.D., Yale University
Portwood, James, Ph.D.
Human Resource Management / Professor, Temple University
Dr. Portwood currently serves as the Director of Temple's Center for European Studies, and since 1990, he has been an adjunct Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business, Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. As a Fulbright Fellow, he has led several projects promoting economic and social transformation in Eastern Europe. He is an active scholar in the areas of International Human Resource Management, Global Change, and the Human Side of Organizational Transitions. His current interests include tracking international labor market trends, especially the increasing use of contingent workers, and the impact of Eastern Europe economic transitions on career opportunities for native and foreign professionals.
- Ph.D., University of Michigan
Rivera, Michael, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship / Executive MBA Academic Director
Dr. Michael J. Rivera is the Academic Director of the Fox Executive MBA program. He is also the Director of the Fox Center for Executive Education, which provides impactful non-credit workshops to corporations. Dr. Rivera has served as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at Montgomery County CC, leading collaborative strategic and project planning efforts for all five academic divisions within the college as well as managing and supervising 700 full and part-time faculty. His energy and passion for teaching are apparent as he provides a dynamic experience for students, leaving them with valuable skills necessary for success in the business world. His impact extends beyond higher education as he is actively involved in research projects, consulting services, and launching a start-up; all reinforcing his dedication to the fields of innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship, and analytics.
- Ph.D., Purdue University
Rosich, Meri, Ph.D.
International Business / Adjunct Professor, Temple University, Japan Campus
Originally from Barcelona, Dr. Rosich has worked around the world in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo. She received education in Creative Arts with an MA; in business, with an MBA from the London Business School; and in tech with a PhD in VR Strategy Magna Cum Laude with European Mention and Six Sigma Consulting Certifications. With an entrepreneurial mindset, she is a co-founder of Quality Time a mobile publisher, an adviser to technology start-ups, a mentor at incubation programs, and a teacher at MBA innovation courses. She is passionate about inclusive leadership.
- Ph.D., University of Barcelona
MBA, London Business School
Valenza, Michael, J.D.
Legal / Assistant Professor, Temple University
Professor Valenza joined the Fox School in 1981, after having been engaged as a litigator in complex civil matters in the Philadelphia area and also serving as associate corporate counsel for Philadelphia (now Independence) Blue Cross. In addition to a law degree, Professor Valenza holds a Master's Degree in International Relations with a concentration in international economics and has pursued post-graduate education in estate planning. His research activities include such diverse areas as institutional liability issues, employer liability, international business liability issues, and real estate.
- J.D. Temple University
M.A. University of Pennsylvania