Office: Hess Hall 207
I presently am enrolled in an online PhD program and expect to be complete in 2008. I am an alumnus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an MBA (concentration in marketing) and MS (concentration in Finance). My undergraduate degree was from Fairfield University, a Jesuit university in Fairfield Connecticut.
My research and teaching interests include Economics, Marketing, Finance, and Ethics.
I have over twenty-five years of experience in manufacturing, marketing and finance. I have held such positions as marketing manager, manager of new product development, marketing program manager and finance director.
My business experiences include ebusiness, new product development, program management, process improvement, business process reengineering, marketing management, financial management and change management.
I have lived in Connecticut all my life since my family settled here in the early1920s. My grandparents on both sides came from Italy after World War I to start a life here and Waterbury, CT, at that time, offered good jobs in the brass industry. I have taught here at Post University for over 10 years.
I believe that every student has something to offer and something to learn. I treat students with dignity and respect because I wish to be treated the same way. I also find that our education system has treated students as inferiors opposed to customers. We need to be student focused because the education environment is not the environment of the middle ages where craftspeople handed down the total acquired knowledge of their field to neophytes. The students we now encounter are non-traditional students who have experience, desire to learn and practical knowledge in the subject area. The current state of education is to help our students attain, at minimum, tools to succeed in a particular field and hopefully the basis to establish fundamentals to be life-time learners.
My philosophy is that we have to adhere to academic standards to maintain the integrity of the institution and to give our students their money's worth in an education. We must mix practical application of the material, academic standards, active learning exercises, collaborative learning environments and areas where students can be teachers as well as learners to meet the above stated goals. My role in all this is to be facilitator, mentor, subject matter expert and enabler of a collaborative and fun learning environment.
The successful business student is focused, responsible and engaged. They need a desire to succeed and a willingness to not only learn but challenge the status quo. They have to be engaged in life and know that they want something more or better and then find a way to put a plan into action.
Business is all about finding opportunity where others cannot see it exists. In order to be successful in business you need to combine all things you see, hear and learn into actionable items and then have the skills to bring this information to focus on an intended goal.
Steve Paulone holds the following degrees: