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Faculty - Organizational Leadership

Faculty - Organizational Leadership

Headshot of CatherineCATHERINE GILSTEIN, M.B.A., PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Business

SJH 372
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In addition to teaching different business courses at the college level for the past eight years, I have extensive experience in retail banking (loans, investments, annuities), finance, operations, executing sales and marketing plans, and building strong relationships with colleagues, students, and staff at all levels.  I am committed to my students and earned a reputation for integrity and true concern.

I completed my BS in finance and management at Brooklyn College in New York, I earned an MBA in business administration from Delaware Valley University in Pennsylvania, and I earned my PhD from Capella University in business management and focused my research on women in STEM and their experiences in career development.

I have conducted sales and finance trainings and taught courses in business, finance, organizations in HR, macroeconomics, microeconomics and operations management at Chestnut Hill College, Bucks County Community College, and Delaware Valley University.  I teach LEAD 601 Leading and Managing People and LEAD 606 Budget and Resource Management in the Organizational Leadership Program.  I am also available as the advisor of the program, and for the LEAD 692 Capstone course.


Deborah Harmon-Pugh, M.S. SPHR, SHRM

Adjunct Professor, Center for Business

Deborah Harmon-Pugh is President and Editor-In-Chief of The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation since year 2000. In 2009, Ms. Harmon-Pugh was appointed to also serve as the National Campaign Chair for The Women Veterans ROCK Advocacy Campaign. Women Veterans ROCK is a coalition of Women Veterans Organizations and Women Advocacy Organizations supporting America’s Women Veterans and Military Families in the areas of: Housing; Employment; Education; Financial Stability; Health and Wellness.  Under her leadership, Women Veterans ROCK grew a National Affiliate Network of over 25,000 supporters and partners. She launched five signatures Workforce and Leadership Development Programs.

These programs include: The Women Veterans Civic Leadership Institute; The Women Veterans Public Policy Delegation To Washington, DC; and The STEM Civic Leadership Institute For Cadet Girls. The Women Veterans ROCK Campaign is dedicated to preparing today’s military women for Post-Military Civic, Business and Nonprofit Leadership. In year 2020 Women Veterans ROCK celebrated its 10th Anniversary as an agent of change.

Ms. Harmon-Pugh is Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She has served on the Boards of: the Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians; Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center; and Liberty USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.  Presently she is serving as a proud Pennsylvania Delegate for the Vision 2020 National Women’s Equality Initiative – a 50 state initiative celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution giving America’s Women The Right To Vote.

Professor Deborah Harmon-Pugh teaches in the School of Graduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College.  She also teaches Senior Seminar for Graduating Business Majors; Government & Business; Psychology of Leadership in School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies.

Arnold Herenstein

Arnold Herenstein, MBA

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Leadership

Arne has been at InsureTech Associates as President since 2018.  Prior to founding InsureTech, he was the Chief Information Officer at Harleysville Insurance, (a Nationwide Company).  Arne has also worked in both the USA and Europe as a technology innovator for several companies as well as for a venture capital company.  

Arne completed his MBA at St. John’s University in New York and his BS in Mathematics at The City College of New York.  His adjunct teaching experience includes courses at The Pennsylvania State University.  In addition, Arne holds a secondary executive certification in technology and operations from MIT

Among professional interests are AI and fraud detection, use of data lakes to improve customer service interactions cloud systems and the development of simple to use APIs to combine reusable apps and functions across multiple industries.  Arne has been a part of several incubation labs assisting startups in developing themselves and preparing to go to market and has done this at OSU and for several Israeli companies.

At Harleysville Arne and his team developed a well-known platform to provide small commercial insurance by asking only 5 questions.  This was part of a $100 million dollar upgrade to processing systems using configurable parts, off-the-shelf products and easy to use, business-oriented controls.  

William (BJ) Cunningham, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Leadership

I have worked in higher education for over 30 years and I have held leadership and management positions for over 15 years as an Assistant Dean, Dean, and Associate Vice President, and I have served in Cabinet level positions at two institutions.

I earned an MA in political science at American University and an MLitt in political studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.  I earned my Ph.D. from George Mason University in conflict analysis and resolution with a focus on resolving political violence through negotiation and conflict resolution processes.

Earlier in my career I managed one of the oldest and largest campus-based mediation centers in the U.S. at American University.   A trained mediator, negotiator, and facilitator, I have conducted mediations, facilitated strategic planning processes, and helped resolve interpersonal, inter-group, and organizational conflicts.  I have conducted trainings and taught courses in negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution at American University, George Mason University, University of the Sciences, and Chestnut Hill College.  I conducted field-based research during the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland and I have presented papers at conferences in the U.S., Germany, and New Zealand on terrorism, peace processes, mediation, threat assessment, global governance, and peacekeeping operations.   I teach LEAD 607 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

David Schlosser

David Schlosser, M.S., MBA, DBA

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Leadership

With over 25 years of experience in banking, higher education, and retail, I have held positions ranging from Credit Analyst and Assistant VP of Marketing, to Director of Advising. I am currently a Manager at Stickman Brews. I earned my BA in Sociology and my MS in Organizational Science from Villanova University; my MBA from Eastern University and I am currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) at Liberty University studying Strategic Management. My dissertation is currently focused on LMX (leader-member exchange), leadership style, and retention. As an adult learner myself for many years, I am compassionate towards those who are returning to school while balancing work, family, and/or life in general. I have experienced domestic and global impacts to organizational risk such as the subprime mortgage bubbles, 9/11 terror attacks, and the Great Recession. The need for identifying risk factors and planning to mitigate them sets up organizations to distinguish themselves competitively from their industry peers.