Assistant Professor of Business
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.
Dr. Giordano teaches LEAD 608 Data Management. I have worked in higher education for over 20 years and have held leadership and management positions for over 15 years as an Director, Assistant Provost, Associate Dean, and Associate Provost. I completed my BA in psychology at Rowan University, I earned an MA Experimental Psychology at Towson University in Maryland. I earned my Ph.D. from Temple University in Educational Psychology focusing on Healthcare Education and statistics.
I began my career in Market Research for a private organization in Media, PA, then moved to the non profit sector as an Analyst for the National Board of Medical Examiners. I moved on to higher education with a role in the Center for Collaborative Research at Thomas Jefferson University, and the took on roles with progressive levels of leadership. I began the institutions first office of Institutional Research. I now work as the Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation at Drexel University College of Medicine.
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.
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.
Colonel Timothy Ringgold is an Adjunct Instructor, former public company CEO, board member, and former senior U.S. Army officer. Until January 2019, he chaired the Business Department at Rosemont College and served as a Director of the College’s Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility where he promoted the study and teaching of ethics, leadership, and crisis management with a view to fostering moral awareness and ethical engagement throughout the business and government communities. From 2017 to 2020, Colonel Ringgold served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the manufacturing company Fibrotex USA, Inc. and currently maintains a robust consulting business.
Colonel Ringgold began his first career right out of high school as an infantry private. After several years of enlisted service, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and served a total of thirty years in the Army before retiring from active duty with the rank of Colonel. His Army assignments included command of two infantry rifle companies (one forward deployed), service as Commandant of the Officer Candidate School, and command of a mechanized infantry brigade of six battalions with over 4,400 combat and support soldiers.
At the Pentagon, Colonel Ringgold served three years as Director of Congressional Affairs on the Army Staff with frequent service on Capitol Hill, and 3ó years as Deputy Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From his Army retirement until 2013, Tim was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for an international defense, security, and energy company and dual-hatted as the firm’s Regional Manager for the Middle East and Africa. In this capacity, he worked with or in more than 40 countries and dealt with numerous U.S. Government organizations, foreign governments, and international agencies.
Colonel Ringgold’s academic credentials include an M.Phil. degree in Public Policy (ABD for Ph.D.) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Legislative Affairs, both from The George Washington University; an M.A. in Economics from the Fox School of Business at Temple University; diplomas in National Security Policy from the U.S. Army War College and the Command and General Staff College; and, a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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.