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Anthony Liuzzo, J.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Liuzzo serves as professor of business and economics and as Director of Arizona Business programs. He is a licensed attorney and economist specializing in public policy issues. The sole author of Essentials of Business Law, 8th Edition, a textbook published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Dr. Liuzzo is also author of numerous books and articles that have appeared in scholarly and professional journals. He has been cited in many publications, including CNN, Forbes, the New York Times, USA Today, the New York Daily News, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Detroit News, and the San Francisco Examiner for his views on legal and business issues. Prior to joining Wilkes, Dr. Liuzzo served as editor of a scholarly journal and has been instrumental in creating several successful small businesses. He earned his Ph.D. in business administration, Master of Philosophy in economics, and MBA in management from New York University; his law degree from St. John’s University; and his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University.
Jennifer Edmonds, Ph.D.
Dr. Edmonds earned her doctorate in management science from the Rutgers Business School of Rutgers University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA from Rutgers University. Prior to joining the business education community, she worked as a chemical engineer at Dow Corning Corporation in Michigan. She aims to help students develop and sharpen the quantitative and analytical skills that allow them to evaluate real-life situations. Dr. Edmonds’ research interests include mathematical programming and applied operations research as they apply to psychometrics, computer adaptive test assembly, and supply chain management.
Dean Frear, Ph.D.
Dr. Frear holds a doctorate in organization and management. Previously working in the investment industry, Dr. Frear held Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses with the National Association of Securities Dealers. As a financial consultant, he developed and presented more than 30 seminars dealing with such issues as estate planning, retirement planning and investment planning for senior citizens. Dr. Frear works with the Wilkes University Sovereign Center Workshop Series as a leadership consultant. He currently serves as the President of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology Conference and the interim President of COPE International. Dr. Frear also serves as the Faculty Director of the Accelerated BBA Program at Wilkes University and as faculty adviser for the Wilkes Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management Club. Dr. Frear earned his Ph.D. from Capella University, his MBA from University of Scranton, and a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University.
Raymond Hopkins, D.B.A.
Dr. Hopkins earned his doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University at Fullerton and a Master of Science in Public Administration from California State University at Los Angeles. Prior to joining the business education community, he worked as a contract administrator at The Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona. He aims to help students develop and sharpen the marketing skills they and their firms need in today’s competitive marketplace. Dr. Hopkins has taught classes in International business, international marketing, and managing cultural awareness. Dr. Hopkins’ research interests include marketing, supply chain management and international business. He has published in various refereed marketing journals
Sherry Parshley, Ph. D. Dr. Parshley earned her PhD. in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management from Northcentral University. She also holds an M.S. in Finance degree from Boston College and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and an Enrolled Agent (EA). Her work experience includes over 15 years corporate accounting and finance in airline, manufacturing and consumer products. She founded a consulting business providing finance, accounting and tax services to aviation businesses and aviation attorneys. Dr. Parshley is also a commercial rated pilot and flight instructor.Her research interests include economic damages and fraud-on-the-market theory.
Wagiha Taylor, Ph.D.
Dr. Taylor is Professor of International Business and Economics and former Dean of Graduate Studies at Wilkes University. Dr. Taylor earned her M.A. in Economics from Brown University and her Ph.D. from Clark University. She has published papers and lectured to various professional and civic groups in the U.S. and abroad, and acted as a consultant for the United Nations. She is currently the Honorary President of the Congress of Political Economics, International, and also has been its President. She is also currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Egyptian American Scholars in the U.S. and Canada; and also has been its President. She has been President of the Pennsylvania Economic Association; President of the Wilkes University Faculty Association; President of the Association of Egyptian American Scholars in the U.S. and Canada; Chair of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Development and Science Institute, Washington, D.C., and President of the Northeast Pennsylvania Association of Arab-Americans. She is a Founding and Life Member of both the Eastern Economic Association and the Congress of Political Economists, International. She has traveled extensively on business to Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, South America, South Africa, and Australia.