From left to right: Mr. Richard Lowery - Assistant Professor; Mr. James Lashley - Lecturer; Dr. David Abrahams - Assistant Professor; Ms. Jennifer Wyatt - Administrative Assistant; Dr. Marion H. Harris - Professor and Chair; Dr. Archie Morris - Assistant Professor; Dr. Kevin Glasper Assistant Professor; Dr. Falih Alsaaty - Professor; Dr. Ella Carter - Assistant Professor
DR. DAVID A. ABRAHAMS
Coordinator of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program
Dr. David Abrahams is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program. Dr. Abrahams background is in Public Administration with an emphasis on program planning, analysis, implementation and evaluation. Area of interest is in research methodology, healthcare administration policies, assessment of community health issues and policies that address prevention or alleviation of health problems.
His last project before joining Bowie State University involved working with a drug delivery company, creating healthcare revenue application models and higher education partnership models. The project goal were to create drug delivery applications through the acquisition of knowledge that improve the overall health and nutrition of infants, children and pregnant women in the rural poor areas of India, Africa and Asia.
Dr. Abrahams research titled: Technology Adoption in Higher Education: A Framework for Identifying and Prioritizing Issues and Barriers to Adoption of Instructional Technology. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 2(2), 33-49. (online at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1758-1184&volume=2&issue=2&articleid=1905828&show=pdf). His reasearch examined the issues and barriers that inhibit faculty from using technology in instruction. The research found that as a higher education institution, in the early adoption phase of the use of instructional technology, approaches its critical mass of faculty users of web-based technology; it must address the issues of the critical mass (ex: perception of technology, technology information, technological support, and faculty time), in order for the mainstream faculty to see the utility in of the use instructional technology in the classroom. The research uses a descriptive mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) approach to develop a pictorial multivariate conceptual framework for understanding the relationships and inter-relationships between issues and barriers to technology adoption.
He was educated at Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, a Masters in Human Service Administration and a Doctorate in Policy Analysis and Management. In addition, I have received profession certification from Harvard University, IBM and the Chubb Computer School in Information and Business Systems Analysis.
In the work force, he has twenty year corporate background rooted in organizational management, analysis, methods and procedures, management information systems, program development and administration. He has worked for Director of Research and Evaluation for Integrated Life Center a Community Based Behavioral Healthcare Organization, IBM as a Marketing Representative, Chubb and Sons Insurance as a Business Analyst, RCA Solid State and GE as worldwide Director of their information systems and engineering manufacturing systems.
In Higher Education he was the HEOP and Upward Bound director at Marist College. He is also the recipient of the 2006 Association for Equality and Excellence in Education, Inc. (AEEE) National Achievement award. The AEEE is an organization whose members are professionals from the Federal TRIO Programs and other federally and state-funded opportunity programs. Dr. Abrahams is also a member of the National Honors Society Kappa Omicron Nu Mu Human Science Chapter at Cornell University and Cornell University Council Board Member.
Falih M. Alsaaty
Coordinator of the Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Dr. Falih M. Alsaaty is Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Management, Marketing and Public Administration. He, in cooperation with other faculty members, played the key role in the creation of the College's MBA Program. Dr. Alsaaty received his MBA and PhD degrees from the Graduate School of Business Administration (Stern School of Business), New York University, New York. Prior to joining Bowie State University, Dr. Alsaaty was Professor of Management and Director of the International Business Center at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC. He has extensive teaching and research experience in the fields of Management, Business Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. He taught in a number of Universities in the United States and abroad, including the American University, Washington, DC; Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq; and Jordan University, Amman, Jordan. He also serviced in a few other organizations, including the World Bank, Washington, DC.
Dr. Alsaaty has numerous publications in professional journals, the most recent of which are the following:
- The Utilization of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) in Strategic Management Decisions, forthcoming in Proceedings, the International Conference of the Global Business Development Institute, Las Vegas, March 22-25, 2009.
- Sharing the Experience: How Entrepreneurs Recognize Business Opportunities (2009), the Journal of Global Business and Economics, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 185-200.
- Entrepreneurial Companies: A Strategy for Organizational Success (2007). Proceedings, the International Business & Economic Research Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1-4, 2007, (coauthored with Hany H. Makhlouf).
- Entrepreneurs: Strategic Thinkers in Search of Opportunities (2007). Journal of Business & Economic Research (5), 6, pp. 65-71.
- Strategic Thinking: The Art of Organizational Excellence (2006). Journal of Effective Management, (3)1, pp. 12-19.
- A Young Entrepreneur Going Global: Case Study (2006). The Business Review, (6)1, pp. 178-195.
In addition, Dr. Alsaaty has published four books. The most recent book (co-authored with Dr. Hany H. Makhlouf), which is entitled Entrepreneurship: Launching and Managing New Ventures, is published by Publish America, Baltimore, USA, 2007.
DR. ELLA CARTER
Dr. Ella Carter joined Bowie State University as a Lecturer in the fall of 2010, after serving as Assistant Professor at Marymount University, Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia. Her primary research areas of interest include: Social Media Marketing, Sustainability Marketing and Fashion Marketing. She was authored several referred journal articles. Her publication list includes the Journal of Mobile Marketing, Business Research Yearbook, the International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, the Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications and the AATCC Review. Dr. Carter has also co-authored two award-winning case studies. She has made numerous national and international presentations and is a member of the American Marketing Association, International Academy of Business Disciplines and the Direct Marketing Association Washington Educational Foundation Advisory Board.
She has taught: Principles of Marketing, Marketing Communications, Computer Applications in Marketing, E-Commerce, Marketing Research, Advertising, Global Marketing, Retailing, Consumer Behavior, Seminar in Management and Marketing Management. Dr. Carter holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a B.A. from Averett University in Danville, VA.
Dr. Kevin L. Glasper
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Dr. Kevin L. Glasper is an assistant professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Public Administration. He joined the department in the Fall of 2008. Dr. Glasper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science received in 1991 from Prairie View A&M University, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in 1994 from Texas Southern University. Dr. Glasper received his doctorate in political science with a public administration and public policy emphasis in May of 2006.
Dr. Glasper has over 7 years of university teaching experience and has taught at other universities that include Prairie View A&M University, Lee College, and Howard University. He specializes in evaluation research, organizational behavior and culture, public policy analysis as a generalist, management analysis, interest group politics, and criminal justice policy analysis. He has taught the following graduate courses in the department: Qualitative Research Methods, Organizational Behavior, Evaluation Research, Public Policy Analysis, and the following undergraduate courses: Human Resources Management and Principles of Management.
Dr. Glasper's research interests include issues related to urban politics, the internal and external factors that impact organizational culture and behavior in private, public and non-profit organizations, and the impact of policy results and activity on communities of color.
He also has practical experience from the public sector where he spent 11 years working in the federal government as a management analyst and 2 years working in local government as a supervisor with the city of Houston. Dr. Glasper enjoys the challenge of assisting students with bridging the gap of understanding between theory and application and views himself to be a scholar practitioner.
Dr. Glasper has published a chapter entitled "The Political, Economic, and Social Implications of Mayor Lee P. Brown: Symbolism or Pragmatic Application," in John Davis, ed, Perspectives in Black Politics and Black Leadership, 2007. He also has a chapter on "Democracy and Its Impact on Rehabilitative Resources in the District of Columbia," forthcoming in Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy, due out in early 2010. This is an edited volume with Drs. Ronald Walters (University of Maryland) and Toni-Michelle Travis (George Mason University).
Dr. Granville M. Sawyer Jr.
Dr. Granville M. Sawyer Jr. (Interim Chair) is a tenured professor of finance and director of the Bowie State University Virtual Incubator Network. Dr. Sawyer received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, with honors, from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Science in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD in finance from the University of Tennessee. Prior to his current position, Dr. Sawyer was executive director of the Department of Labor-funded initiative for Partnership Building in Workforce Development at Johnson C. Smith University and a tenured professor of finance.
Dr. Sawyer was awarded a Nissan fellowship to the University of Chicago, and has taught at the University of Tennessee, Drexel University, Seton Hall University, the College of Insurance, and Norfolk State University. Dr. Sawyer has consulted nationally and also internationally in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. He has been featured in Black Enterprise magazine; The New York Voice; the Virginian Pilot; affiliates of NBC, CBS and ABC; Cox Broadcasting; New Jersey Public Television; the New Journal and Guide, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He has been a speaker at numerous professional meetings, including the Kaufman Foundation Conference on Entrepreneurial Development, the National Association of Investment Companies, and the President's Conference on Small Business. He has published in scholarly journals including the Journal of Financial Economics and the International Journal of Quality Science.
Dr. Sawyer has served the community in many capacities, including as president of the South Orange-Maplewood, NJ, Board of Education, as a board member of the Hospital Center of Orange, NJ, as a founding member of the Hampton Roads 100 Black Men, and as a member of the NAACP Executive Board in Charlotte, NC.
He has been married to his wife, Donna, an arts administrator, for 38 years. They have two daughters, Jacquelyn and Elizabeth.
Jennifer Wyatt joined the Bowie State University (BSU) Department of Marketing, Management and Public Administration (MMPA) in 2011. In the Department, Ms. Wyatt functions as an Assistant to the Chairperson.
Prior to joining the BSU family, Ms. Wyatt received her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Transportation and Logistics from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2005.
Since 2005, Ms. Wyatt worked as a Logistician for Fortune 500 companies, Estes Express Lines and for the Dollar General Corporation. Prior to joining MMPA, she served as a part of the regional management team for Enterprise Holdings Inc, where she was successful in generating new business, costs savings, employee development and recruitment. In each company Ms. Wyatt has been successful in moving the bottom line, and she was recognized as a valued company asset. In her personal endeavors, she has served as a volunteer with several community organizations including Aggie QUEENS (NCA&T), Girl Scouts of America, NC A&T National Alumni Association, Reid Temple Youth Program, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Families Reunite Inc.
James R. Lashley: Professor, Bowie State University. Professor Lashley teaches undergraduate courses including: Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing. Professor Lashley’s “added-value” to Bowie State’s academic offerings is his broad base of knowledge obtained through over 30yrs of experience in public, private, and military sectors:
AT&T Communications: 20yrs experience in mid/upper-level management positions in Marketing, Operations, Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Results Management, and Customer Service.
Baltimore City Department of Health: 10yrs experience in management positions including Operations Manager, Health Care Administrator, Human Resource Manager, Analyst, etc.
United States Army: 3 yrs experience as an Intelligence Analyst, Republic of Vietnam and Fort Holibird, Maryland.
Business Consultant: Current
Education: MBA (Business Administration), Morgan State University: BS, Howard University: MBA (Finance), Wharton School of Business & AT&T School of Business & Technology: Process Quality Management Certification, AT&T School of Business & Technology: IA (Intelligence Analyst), United States Army Military Intelligence School.
Supplemental Information: Martial Arts Instructor (8th Degree Black Belt): FAA Licensed Pilot: Chairman of the American Tae Kwon Do Union, Eastern Region. Hobbies & Interests: Travel, Skiing, Karate, Music (Blues), cooking, black history, Economics, and Mentoring.
Richard Lowery III
Richard Lowery is an assistant professor of management and small business at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia, Trinity College, and Marymount College of Virginia. In over 30 years of teaching, mainly at the undergraduate level but also the graduate level, Professor Lowery has taught business strategy, management, managerial decision-making, finance, small business finance, risk and venture capital, marketing, small business operations, entrepreneurship, operations management, organizational behavior, management of not-for-profit organizations, the business of music and entertainment, and human resources management. He maintains an independent management consulting and training practice in metropolitan Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD.
Mr. Lowery has also served as director of the Center for Applied Management and Entrepreneurship at Bowie State's Institute for Development and Entrepreneurship Advancement and as coordinator of the University's Entrepreneurship Development Program, which was recognized by the National Urban Council as the best program of its type in the country. Mr. Lowery has also written a weekly column, "The Small Business Corner," for a local newspaper. He has been a talk show host on business, economic and consumer topics on satellite radio.
He holds the MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor degree in marketing from Boston University.
Mr. Lowery's experience in management training and education includes the development and presentation of:
- Workshops on executive management, leadership, team-building, planning, and human resources management;
- Management skills courses in problem-solving and decision-making, project management, management analysis, and conflict resolution;
- Supervisory training and development programs;
- Marketing workshops for business project managers and for the U.S. Small Business Administration;
- Business plan and entrepreneurship development training and technical assistance;
- Marketing, finance, and strategy workshops for small business owners;
- Career strategy and development workshops; and
- Management and small business courses, curricula, and programs
In his current management consulting practice, he works with companies, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, managers, work units, and entrepreneurs. He often provides technical assistance and specialized management counsel, such as strategy formulation and development of business plans and financing packages
Archie Morris III, D.P.A.
Work phone: 301-860-4155 or 4157
Archie Morris, III teaches public administration. He has worked more than 30 years in the federal government, state/local government, academia, and the private sector. His practical background is quite diverse and includes working as a circuit-rider town manager for three small towns (Fairmount Heights, Colmar Manor, and North Brentwood) in Prince George's County, Maryland, and directing the Leadership Institute for Small Municipalities (LISM) of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). At the national level, he has managed programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). At the state/local level, he was Director of Social Services at the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA), Senior Vice President at the Prince George's Private Industry Council (PIC), and the Rent Administrator for the City of Washington, D.C.
Dr. Morris earned the Doctor of Public Administration and the Master of Public Administration degrees from Nova/Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and holds the Master of Arts in urban studies and the Bachelor of Arts in sociology and economics from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He was Administrative Director for the Northern Virginia Executive MBA program for the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Southeastern University, National-Louis University, Bowie State University; Howard University, and the Washington Center for Learning Alternatives. He also assisted the Bowie State University School of Business in obtaining reaffirmation of its accreditation.
Dr. Morris has presented at several conferences, published articles, and written “white papers,” speeches, and reports for government agencies and officials. He has also written proposals for and obtained a number of competitive grants for programs dealing with the elderly and disabled, welfare-to-work, public housing, drug elimination, fatherhood, computer centers, community and resident counsel liaisons, a children’s family resource learning center, and HOPE VI. His latest publications include:
• "Black Education in a Segregated Setting: Dunbar High School” Journal of the Center for Research on African American Women. Vol. 7, No. 1. Spring/Summer 2008.
• "Race, Class, and the Culture of Poverty." Journal of the Center for Research on African American Women. Vol. 2, No. 1. Spring 2007.
Dr. Morris has been active with civic organizations in the community and mentors several young adults. He has a keen interest in politics and has been an advisor to officeholders, as well as a consultant in a number of campaigns and elections.