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Kurt J. Engemann, PhD, CBCP
Kurt J. Engemann is the Director of the Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management and Professor of Information Systems in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College. He has consulted professionally over the past thirty years in the area risk management decision modeling for major organizations and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of comprehensive business continuity management programs. Dr. Engemann is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with the Disaster Recovery Institute International. Professor Engemann is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management and the International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management. He teaches courses in the areas of Business Continuity, Risk Management, Systems Development, Operations Management, and Decision Support Systems. Dr. Engemann is Distinguished Professor at The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics. He has a Ph.D. in Operations Research from New York University and has published extensively in the area of risk management and decision modeling.
Donald R. Moscato, PhD
Donald R. Moscato is Professor of Information Systems in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College. He has designed and/or conducted over five hundred executive training and development courses spanning a thirty-year career. He has presented these programs throughout North America and Europe. Dr. Moscato has served as a consultant to dozens of corporations in the areas of information security and financial systems modeling and design. Professor Moscato has taught courses in Information Security and Privacy, Information Systems Auditing, Corporate planning, Management Information Systems and Operations Management at the Hagan School of Business. He has a Ph.D. in Production Systems Management from Columbia University holds memberships in IACIS, IIMA, and the American Management Association and has authored several books and dozens of publications in the areas of computer security and financial systems.
Theodore Schwartz, PhD
Theodore Schwartz is Professor of Management in the Hagan School of Business of Iona College. His teaching areas include Business Crisis Management, Organizational Design and Theory, Human Resources, Power and Influence, Staff Training and Development, and Organizational Behavior. Dr. Schwartz held a variety of research and faculty positions at New York University, Polytechnic University, and the City University of New York. A management consultant to senior executives and board of directors to a number of Fortune 500 companies in matters of organization and strategy, he established one of the first computer security organizations in the country. He has a Ph.D. in Management, Human Resources and Industrial Psychology from New York University and is a member of the Academy of Management
Ronald R. Yager, PhD
Ronald R. Yager is Co-Director of Research of the Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management and Professor of Information Systems in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College. Dr. Yager is also the Director of the Machine Intelligence Institute at Iona, and is a Fellow of the IEEE, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Fuzzy Systems Association. He served at the NSF as a Program Director. He was a NASA/Stanford Fellow and a Research Associate at U.C. Berkeley. He served as a Lecturer at NATO Advanced Study Institutes. He is Editor of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems. He has a BEE from City College of New York and Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of New York.
Shoshana Altschuller, PhD
Shoshana Altschuller is Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College where she teaches courses in Management Information Systems, E-Commerce Strategy, and Virtual Teams Management. Her main research interests relate to the media characteristics of computer-mediated communication systems, the interactions within and management of virtual teams, and the nature of trust within virtual environments. A member of the international community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Dr. Altschuller has published numerous articles concerning computer-mediated communication during disaster response and the development of trust within virtual response teams. She also has experience in systems development in the financial industry. She has a PhD in Information Systems from the City University of New York.
Natalie M. Dengler, MBA, FBCI
Natalie M. Dengler is Adjunct Professor in the Hagan School of Business of Iona College and a consultant in business continuity. She served as Vice President at JPMorganChase where she managed the Infrastructure and Technology business continuity coordinator team for security and risk management. She had oversight responsibility for the business resiliency program and supports senior management in crisis management. She has coordinated response globally for actual events from natural disasters, e.g. hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and man made occurrences, e.g. fire, and terrorism, and maintained building emergency organizations for several key locations. Natalie joined Chase Manhattan Bank in 1976 as an internal consultant in the Operation Research and Statistics group. Ms. Dengler developed firm-wide programs such as Product and Production Risk Management, Service Delivery Contingency Planning (the first comprehensive business resiliency program of its type in the industry) and Data Security Management. She received her BA in Mathematics and MBA in Operations Research and Qualitative Analysis from St Johns University. She also holds certificates in Construction Management from New York University and International Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a Fellow in the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI).
Oredola A. Soluade, PhD, CCNA
Oredola A. Soluade is an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College where he teaches Management Information Systems, Operations Management, Statistics and Mathematical Modeling. He has served as a Guest Editor of the International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management for a special edition on sustainability and environmental challenges. His research is in the area of quality assurance, performance measurements, and automobile safety. Dr. Soluade has published numerous articles in the area of statistical quality control, interactive voice response systems, and risk management. Dr. Soluade has extensive industry experience in quality assurance and product certification for telecommunication and optical networks at major corporations, including Lucent Technologies, Cisco Systems, AT&T labs, and Telcordia. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois and a PhD in Operations Research from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Dr. Soluade is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
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