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Anthony Liuzzo, J.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Liuzzo serves as professor of business and economics and as Director of the MBA program. He is a licensed attorney and economist specializing in public policy issues. The sole author of Essentials of Business Law, 7th Edition, a textbook published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Dr. Liuzzo is also author of numerous 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 the 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.
Gregory Kosicki, MBA
Mr. Kosicki is Senior Director of Call Center Operations at Solid Cactus in Wilkes-Barre, and serves Wilkes University as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA Program, teaching two Foundation courses. He is the co-author of two books. The first is a college level workbook entitled Information Systems Using DSS Software. The second, appropriately entitled History of St, Mary's Old Cemetery, is an extension of the work he performed for one of his community service projects, cleaning up, mapping, and documenting a regional church’s old cemetery. He has written articles on eCommerce for the eBiz Insider magazine. He has also been quoted on Wholesalecentral.com and the small business resource site of eCommerce. Professor Kosicki received his AS in Computer Science from Luzerne County Community College, and his BS in computer information systems and MBA from Wilkes University.