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Dr. David A. Abrahams

Department Chair of Management, Marketing and Public Administration

Phone: 301-860-3637


Dr. David Abrahams is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Management, Marketing, Public Administration and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Abrahams background is in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis on program planning, analysis, implementation and evaluation. Area of interest is in research methodology, healthcare administration policies, Social Entrepreneurship.

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: His research 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.

Dr. Abrahams has the publications in professional journals, the most recent of which are the following:

  • Falih M. Alsaaty, Abrahams, D. A., Carter, E (2014). Business Students’ Interests in Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship at a Historically Black Institution. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development , 1-30.

  • Abrahams, D. A., & Caldwell, C. (2016). The Leader-Mentor- Learner Role in Business Student Education. International Business and Management, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2016, pp. 1-8. doi:10.3968/8490.

  • Abrahams, D. A., (2010) "Technology adoption in higher education: a framework for identifying and prioritising issues and barriers to adoption of instructional technology", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. 2 Iss: 2, pp.34 - 49

  • Alsaaty, F. M., Carter, E., Abrahams, D., & Alshameri, F. (2016). Traditional Versus Online Learning in Institutions of Higher Education: Minority Business Students’ Perceptions. Business and Management Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 31-40. doi:10.5430/bmr.v5n2p31

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)

Phone: 301-860-3624


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 inProceedings, 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.


James Lashley

Phone: 301-860-4011


Professional Summary

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.


Dr. Caren Beth Goldberg

Phone: 301-860-4011


Richard Lowery III

Phone: 301-860-3634


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