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SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP

President and Chief Administrative Officer
Senior Vice President and and Chief Academic Officer
Vice President, Asia Business Administration, Management, and Educational Leadership Programs


Dr. Douglass Capogrossi
President and Chief Executive Officer

Provides leadership for administrative staff, financial, faculty, curriculum, and instructional operations. Also responsible for international and domestic affiliations, and coordination of institutional accreditation and recognition activities. Assists faculty with quality preparation of curriculum syllabi, as needed.
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Anthony Maranto, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and and Chief Academic Officer

Provides top level assistance and advisement for the President in corporate and legal matters, issues of accreditation and recognition, oversight of fiscal operations, and management of faculty and staff. Serves as chief academic officer for the University, assuring the superior quality and proper and timely evolution of the University's programs and protection of its academic status. Encourages improvement of University policies and procedures, standards and guidelines. Provides guidance and oversight for Program Directors and leadership in quality assurance measures relative to effectiveness of graduate committees, student study plans, comprehensive final examinations, research proposals, and physical and oral reviews of the research projects. Encourages and nurtures innovation and quality in curriculum, reflective of the mission of the University and changing nature of the professions these programs are meant to serve. Provides recommendations relative to the requisite qualifications for faculty in all academic areas and participates on hiring committees for high-level faculty, senior administration and directorships. Assists the University President with conduct and coordination of major projects, as required. Provides input into matters of high-level governance with directors, lead faculty and senior staff to assure the overall effectiveness of academic policies and procedures and program delivery elements throughout the University. Supports a climate that recognizes excellence and promotes a positive atmosphere for achievement. Resolves disputes that may arise from interactions between and among the Directors of academic units.
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Ben Lee, Ph.D.
Vice President, Asia Business Administration, Management, and Educational Leadership Programs

Oversees and directs Akamai University Business Administration, Management, and Educational Leadership programs in the Asia Region, operating at the highest level of quality and integrity in cooperation with and under the leadership of the office of the University President. ates under the supervision and collaboration as resolved by decision of the Board of Directors Provides leadership for the conduct of business and education programs, covering all nations in Asia Region. Obtains the necessary national approvals, as needed, for delivery of educational programs in each nation. With oversight by the President, the Dean conducts promotional activities in the Asia Region, outreaching business and education programs in compliance with Akamai policies, agreements, and the laws of all appropriate jurisdictions. Represents the Asia Region Business and Education Programs with governmental and NGO organizations at the highest level of integrity. Conducts outreach and networking for student recruitment according to the ethical nature of the University. Guides inquirers relative to the admission requirements, tuition, and the expectations of the curriculum and instructional environment. In cooperation with the University academic leadership, builds Bachelor�s, Master�s and doctoral level curriculum appropriate to the Asia Region in the academic fields of Management, Business Administration, Human Resource and Human Capital, Supply Chain, Marketing, Project Management, Finance, Wealth Management, Wellness & Spa, and related fields of business and education. Submits the degree program overviews, the module syllabi, and study guides for approval under leadership of the University President and Academic Council. Recruits qualified instructors for each module of the approved Asia Region Business and Education Programs, gathers complete materials in support of faculty applications, verifies eligibility based upon education, training and experience, and submits all needed materials for approval by the University President and Faculty Committee. Places emphasis upon recruitment of high level bilingual faculty across all nations where students are recruited. Provides leadership for the academic and support staff, assuring effective instructional delivery, student services, monitoring quality assurance, and adherence with the standards, policies and procedures, and ethical position of Akamai University. Assures the gathering and storage of necessary student, curricular, and faculty records and the transmission of needed and requested documentation in a timely manner to the University headquarters in Hawaii. Provides high level oversight of the financial matters related to conduct of the Asia Business and Education Programs. Provide quarterly and annual summary reports of the financial and education records of the programs under supervision. Schedules and attends meetings with the University leadership concerning all matters of the conduct of the Asia Region Business and Education Programs.
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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Administrative Director, Akamai Asia Programs
Business Development Director, Akamai Asia Programs
Central Administration: Admissions, Registration, and Study Design
Central Administration: Student Records Coordinator
Central Administration: Student Services Coordinator
Central Administration: Finance Officer

M. L.K. Tan
Administrative Director, Akamai Asia Programs

Under the direction of the Dean of Asia Business Administration, Management and Education Leadership, serves to coordinate the Asia administrative records and reports for Akamai University business and education programs in Asia Region. Performs necessary duties to interface with Akamasi Central administrative staff and univerity President, as needed, to coordiante entry, progress and completion activities for Asia Region students in the Akamai Business and Education Programs. Assures all student and educational activities are reviewed and pre-approved by the Dean according to all Akamai agreements and in accordance with the Akamai University codes of ethics and professional behavior. Assures all operations are in accordance with the laws and regulations of the countries within which projects are undertaken, and which govern the operation of Akamai University.

Mr. Kenny Lee
Business Development Director, Akamai Asia Programs

Under the direction of the Dean of Asia Business Administration, Management and Education Leadership, serves to develop and expand the market for Akamai University business and education programs in Asia Region. Performs necessary duties to develop and expand the market for Akamai University Business and Education Programs in Asia Region. Assures all activities are reviewed and pre-approved by the Dean for Asia Business and Education Programs and that all activities are conducted in accordance with the Akamai University codes of ethics and professional behavior. Assures all operations are in accordance with the laws and regulations of the countries within which projects are undertaken, and which govern the operation of Akamai University.

Central Administration: Admissions and Registration
Provides response to student inquiries and guides applicants through the admission process. Coordinates Admission Committee activities, and manages student registration activities. Manages the establishment of the student's Graduate Committee. Assists University President with administrative duties, as required.
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Ms. Jenny Krauss
Central Administration: Student Services Coordinator

Provides assistance to administration in maintaining faculty, student, and alumni contact information, and communication support. Assists faculty and students through the structuring of study design and program timelines. Monitors progress of student classwork and notifies instructors related to class start dates. Assists University President with student services and record duties, as required.
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Ms. Mary Betancourt
Central Administration: Financial Services Coordinator

Provides assistance to administration in maintaining faculty, student, and affiliate financial records. Assists in preparation of financial reports, record files, and provides support for financial communications. Assists University President with administrative record duties, as required. Assists the President with administrative actions, as needed.
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PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Applied Psychology
Integrative Psychology
Business Administration
Community and Economic Development
Environmental Studies
Applied Ecopsychology
Educational Leadership and Literacy
Public Health Administration
Complementary Therapies and Energy Medicine
Sustainability Studies
Peace, Diplomacy, and International Relations
Transpersonal Psychology
Professional Studies
Asia Business Programs

Tricia W. Devin, Ed.D.
Program Director, Applied Psychology

Dr. Devin holds an EdD, MA, PA and BA from Pepperdine University, a Post-Doctorate Ph.D. from Polytechnic University, Berlin, and an RN in Critical Care from the University of Alberta, Canada. She completed her Fellowship Program in England. Dr. Devin served as Provost of Academic Affairs, Dean of Business and Management at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels, and Critical care and Trauma Specialist in California for fifteen years. She has taught online, on-ground, Flexnet and distance education for the past ten years. In 1981, she developed and implemented a specialized consulting business based in Los Angeles, California, with businesses in re-engineering and restructuring transitions. She has worked for corporations in United State, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia.




Jim Morningstar, Ph.D.
Integrative Psychology

The Director of Transformations Incorporated, Jim has held licensure as a clinical psychologist since 1973. He is a clinical supervisor, seminar leader and has pioneered in the integration of psychotherapy with such mind/body techniques as breathwork and bio-spiritual energetics. He founded the School of Spiritual Psychology in 1980 and the Transformations Breathworker Training Program in 1990 and has authored three books in the field of spiritual psychology. He is co-drector of the International Breathwork Training Alliance and founding partner of InWellness.



Harvey Menden, Ph.D.
Business Administration

Dr. Menden is Director, Training and Organizational Development for a multi-billion dollar business. He previously held the position as a Senior Consultant for the Human Resources Organizational Capability Group at Amoco Corporation. He has provided services as either an employee or an external consultant to Fortune 500 companies such as The General Electric Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Black and Decker, Canada Life, and Little Tikes. He possesses extensive experience within Human Resources, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, International Business, and Adult Education. Dr. Menden is a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and has previously served on the Atlanta chapter's board. He serves as adjunct faculty at Newport University. Dr. Menden received his Ph.D. in Business Education from International Institute for Advanced Studies, D.Min. from CBCS, an MBA from Newport University, and a BS in Political Science from the State University of New York.

Seamus Phan, Ph.D.
Community and Economic Development

Dr. Phan has been an Asian pioneer in several fields, including computer-based training (CBT), service quality, digital prepress, and knowledge management. He was the first in-house developer of network-based learning with multimedia in 1987 for a major computer parts manufacturer, where at that time, all such programs were typically out-sourced to external development houses. In that capacity, Dr. Phan developed a total of 8 training programs, all with multimedia and interactivity, and online testing across an intranet, a first in Singapore in that era that predated the Internet. Dr. Phan has also been an external corporate educator and facilitator to many multinational corporations and govern ment agencies, teaching about the adoption of vendor-neutral e-business, Internet connectivity, Internet security, wireless networks, business transformation and leadership. He is also a knowledge management pioneer, and his intranet solutions have been adopted by leading companies in law, manufacturing and retail. Dr. Phan has been credited as a credible and incisive journalist and editor, and has served as contributing editor for Network Computing Asia (CMP), Asia correspondent for ETHIX, correspondent for TechTV, and has been a frequent on-air analyst for leading broadcast channels such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia and NewsRadio 93.8 and Capital Radio 95.8. He has consulted and helped many technology startups from USA, Israel and Europe achieve media presence in Asia Pacific. Dr. Phan received his doctoral degree in Business from Greenwich University, where he conducted a major dissertation concerning the use of the Internet as a self-analysis tool to improve small businesses in Singapore.

Anthony Maranto, Ph.D.
Environmental Studies

Dr. Maranto earned his Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; his Masters in Environmental Science from Goddard College; and his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the Union Institute. As a researcher, educator, and administrator, Dr. Maranto has a wide range of experiences and interests. He has held academic and administrative posts at several institutions including the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; the Department of Biology at Essex Community College in Baltimore; and the Environmental Science and Environmental Health Programs at Greenwich University, in Australia. Dr. Maranto formerly served as the Director of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Radioecology Laboratory, which is the state's primary ecological monitoring facility for regional nuclear power stations. During his tenure at the facility he directed all research and monitoring activities; managed support contracts and staff; oversaw the daily administrative operations of the laboratory; administered licensing and regulatory compliance requirements; and served as coordinator with a variety of local, state and federal agencies. Dr. Maranto is currently engaged as an environmental consultant and program manager for the U.S. Army Environmental Center located at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. The Center is the lead agency for the service's environmental programs and Dr. Maranto's current projects involve assisting the Army in managing nearly 6 billion dollars in active, non-restoration environmental projects. He is also deeply involved in developing innovative risk-based resource allocation strategies; parametric cost estimating models; strategic funding projections that take legislative changes into account; and corporate level decision tools for the management of Army programs. Dr. Maranto also serves as the Director of the Institute for Scientific Advisement, a scientific and educational consulting firm in Westminster, MD, where he manages both the technical and corporate aspects of the organization. Additionally, he holds the academic administrative posts of Dean for the College of Science and Technology, and Chair of the Environmental Science Program at Greenwich University, Norfolk Island, Australia. As a scientist and researcher, Dr. Maranto has published and presented over 30 technical papers and reports on numerous topics including environmental management, strategic planning, carcinogenic risk assessment, radioecology, health physics, data quality control, and neurological receptor modeling.

Michael J. Cohen, Ed.D.
Applied Ecopsychology

Recipient of the 1994 Distinguished World Citizen Award, Applied Ecopsychologist Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D., is a Program Director of the Institute of Global Education where he coordinates its Integrated Ecology Department and Project NatureConnect. He also serves on the faculty of Portland State University and the Akamai University Institute of Applied Ecopsychology whose program he initiated and has directed since 1990. In 1965, Dr. Cohen discovered that Planet Earth acted like a living organism and from this he founded sensory, Gaia based, degree granting Environmental and Expedition Education outdoor programs independently and for the National Audubon Society and Lesley University. He conceived the 1985 National Audubon International Symposium "Is the Earth a Living Organism," at the University of Massachusetts and established the sensory sciences of Organic Psychology and Natural Attraction Ecology in 2008. He is the Editor of the "Journal of Organic Psychology and Natural Attraction Ecology" and an award winning author of ten books dealing with Applied Ecopsychology including "Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature" "The Web Of Life Imperative" and "Reconnecting With Nature." Dr. Cohen is also an accomplished folk song artist and contra dancer who presents traditional music programs accompanied by guitar, banjo and accordion for the U.S. National Park Service and Skagit Valley College Elder hostel on San Juan Island, Washington.

Douglass Capogrossi, Ph.D.
Educational Leadership and Literacy

Dr. Capogrossi earned his Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Cornell University, where he completed an extensive dissertation investigating the effectiveness of the American education system. He also holds a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, and Bachelor's in Business Management from Cornell University. Dr. Capogrossi has directed a variety of successful formal and non-formal education programs including trade apprenticeships, work experience projects and on-the-job training within industry and the human services, and adult job training through center-based programs. He has served as President at other distance learning institutions and has provided leadership in achieving recognized institutional accreditation. Dr. Capogrossi facilitated development of the New York State Rural Literacy Initiative, a state-wide community-based project initiating adult literacy and community development ventures in the poorest counties, funded by the Community and Rural Development Institute at Cornell University. He holds permanent teaching credentials in commerce and social studies with special certification to teach the emotionally disturbed. Dr. Capogrossi has held leadership roles with two major federal pilot studies identifying effective models for educating at risk youth outside the traditional school environment. He has coordinated innovative community-based education projects for troubled youths through the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in New York State. He also served as Instructor with the Office of Continuing Education at Cornell University, where he developed and instructed distance-learning courses in basic and corporate accounting for career track employees. Dr. Capogrossi is an experienced human service administrator, having worked as Executive Director of South Valley Collective, The League, and the United Minority Coalition, Assistant Director of Tompkins County Economic Opportunity Corporation and Director of Planning with the Community Service Organization in San Jose, California. Dr. Capogrossi has held top management positions in industry, serving as General Manager of Micrographic Systems, a medical camera-manufacturing firm in Santa Clara, California. For a number of years, he operated America Builders, a successful licensed general contracting firm in California. Dr. Capogrossi has extensive community volunteer experience emphasizing implementation and development of nonprofit organizations, preparing founding documents and serving as an officer of the Board of Directors. He was instrumental in developing an international professional membership organization dedicated to the amelioration of major world problems, a community legal center serving moderate-income communities, a human service coalition, an emergency service corporation, and an athletic league. Dr. Capogrossi has authored papers and textbook chapters with focus upon assurance of academic quality and meaningfulness or missions in higher education. He has taught programs in parenting effectiveness, anger management, transition to the community, job readiness training and basic education for many years within correctional facilities in East Hawaii. Most recently, Dr. Capogrossi has collaborated with leadership in the local Cristian Community to structure a dynamic Christian Parenting Program.




Syed Arif-Hussain Shah, Ph.D.
Public Health Administration

Dr. Shah, member of Akamai University Research Directorate, Health and Wellness Programs (Saudi Arabia); is currently working as "Consultant" and "Head" of the Central Instrumental, Drug Stability and Research Departments in the Central Laboratory of Drug and Food Analysis, Ministry of Health, in addition to the National Labs., Drug Sector, Saudi-FDA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He worked in various reputed academic institutions including Gomal University (Pakistan), Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bonn University (Germany), King Saud University (Saudi Arabia), Ministry of Health (Saudi Arabia), The Open International University (Sri Lanka), Greenwich University (USA), Nottingham University (UK) and Saudi-FDA (Saudi Arabia), as lecturer, assistance professor, researcher/Associate professor, coordinator, drug analysis expert, consultant and professor. Dr. Shah has authored and co-authored over 166 research articles (with ISI, Impact factor: 162.796) in various international journals on topics of structural determination of new natural compounds, toxicity evaluation and assay methods for drug products. Based on his research work in 1998 he was awarded the D.Sc. degree. Dr. Shah received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Peshawar in Peshawar, Pakistan and his MS and Ph.D. from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bonn University, in Bonn, Germany.

Mary Jo Bulbrook, Ph.D., EdD, RN, C CSEM, SEM, CHTP/I
Complementary Therapies and Energy Medicine

Dr. Mary Jo Bulbrook is a medical intuitive and founder of Transform Your Life through Energy Medicine (TYLEM). It is based on her distinguished 20-year career as a university professor and clinical specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing. From 1974-84, she was a key figure in the development of world-renowned family therapist Virginia Satir's teaching organization, Avanta Network. Drawing on their 12 years together, elements from Virginia's teachings and philosophy were integrated with Dr. Bulbrook's holistic nursing theory Healing From Within and Without. Over the next decade, Dr. Bulbrook's therapy training evolved into the Energetic Healing Program. In 2004, the title of the program was changed to its' current name, representing the growth and expansion from the original model. The work continues to advance today. Over the last three decades, Dr. Bulbrook has been a pioneer in the energy medicine field. She began teaching and practicing Therapeutic Touch and Touch for Health in the seventies, and moved to teaching her own energy material in the eighties. From 1990-2004, Dr. Bulbrook was active in the leadership of Healing Touch. She developed both HT and her own program in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Peru, Ireland and Chile, as well as throughout the US and Canada. Mary Jo has collaborated with international healers such as Rosalyn Bruyere, Credo Mutwa (South African Sangoma), Bob Randall (Aborigine elder), and Rose Pere (Maori Tohuna). In 1989, Dr. Bulbrook was honored with the Canadian Holistic Nurse of the Year award. From this rich background, she was able to create a highly effective and easy to implement model of advanced psycho-spiritual treatment.

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Sandra Kolbl-Holman, Ph.D.
Sustainability Studies

Dr. Sandra Kolbl-Holman comes to Akamai University with a multi faceted international scope through her education, experience and career interests. Born in Germany to a German mother and an Austrian Jewish father, Kolbl-Holman was educated in Canada, Germany and the United States. Kolbl-Holman is a gifted scholar who reached her senior year of high school at age 15 years. She received her undergraduate degree honors with distinction from Saint Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada. Her nursing program was part of the fast track Lethbridge Community College RN degree program. Kolbl-Holman�s Art studies began in Europe and continues through the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California. Her graduate scholarly training followed through Carlton University, the University of Lethbridge, Akamai University conferring her doctorate with high honors and norming a new intelligence measure for Dr. Robert Sternberg during his tenure at Yale University. During Kolbl-Holman�s academic career, she has received graduate teaching assistantships for undergraduate counseling and theories, full tuition scholarships at the graduate level, graduate scholarships for academic excellence, graduate awards for women in higher education, a national award in program evaluation for program logic model development, graduate and undergraduate research assistantships, two undergraduate teaching assistantships, presented at academic conferences and is academically published and recognized. Kolbl-Holman�s professional history illustrates successes for her serving in politics, mayoral duties, working as a political journalist, coordinator of volunteer programs in criminal justice environments, developing treatment, cross cultural and community programs, psychologist, president/CEO of her business consulting firm, entrepreneur/inventor with seven patents worldwide, preparing needs assessment studies, becoming familiar with the Canadian legal system as a Probation Officer and as a lead researcher for the S.O.A.C Justice Committee that brought about new sexual offender laws, environmental supporter, author, and chief advisor for Project Nature Connect. Kolbl-Holman received the Canadian Achievement Award for Small Business presented by Petro Canada in recognition of outstanding business practices and marketing in national and international scenarios. Currently, Kolbl-Holman is building a peace oriented, humanitarian focused project with the mission goal of creating global sustainability, that starts with the essence intersections of human life and moves to a gestalt that reaches out in all directions from the ground level of every village and every city block.

Seamus Phan, Ph.D.
Peace, Diplomacy and International Relations

Dr. Phan has been an Asian pioneer in several fields, including computer-based training (CBT), service quality, digital prepress, and knowledge management. He was the first in-house developer of network-based learning with multimedia in 1987 for a major computer parts manufacturer, where at that time, all such programs were typically out-sourced to external development houses. In that capacity, Dr. Phan developed a total of 8 training programs, all with multimedia and interactivity, and online testing across an intranet, a first in Singapore in that era that predated the Internet. Dr. Phan has also been an external corporate educator and facilitator to many multinational corporations and govern ment agencies, teaching about the adoption of vendor-neutral e-business, Internet connectivity, Internet security, wireless networks, business transformation and leadership. He is also a knowledge management pioneer, and his intranet solutions have been adopted by leading companies in law, manufacturing and retail. Dr. Phan has been credited as a credible and incisive journalist and editor, and has served as contributing editor for Network Computing Asia (CMP), Asia correspondent for ETHIX, correspondent for TechTV, and has been a frequent on-air analyst for leading broadcast channels such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia and NewsRadio 93.8 and Capital Radio 95.8. He has consulted and helped many technology startups from USA, Israel and Europe achieve media presence in Asia Pacific. Dr. Phan received his doctoral degree in Business from Greenwich University, where he conducted a major dissertation concerning the use of the Internet as a self-analysis tool to improve small businesses in Singapore.

Steven J. Cox, M.P.A., M.B.A., M.P.M., Ph.D., Ed.D.
Transpersonal Psychology

Dr. Cox holds degrees in Psychology (B.A.), Public Administration (M.P.A.), Business Administration (M.B.A.), and Project Management (M.P.M.). He is also holds certifications as a Counselor in the State of Washington, Hypnotherapy Instructor and Trainer�s Trainer, Medical/Dental Hypnotherapist, Forensic Hypnotist, Third Degree Reiki Master and Trainer, Neuro-linguistic Instructor and Trainer�s Trainer, Meta-Master Neuro-linguistic Practitioner, Holistic Healing Practitioner, Spiritual Healing Practitioner, Therapeutic Kinesiology, Metaphysical Practitioner, and Third Degree Kabalah Practitioner with Teacher Certification. In 2008, he completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership through Akamai University and his Doctorate in Education through Universidad San Juan de la Cruz. For this Doctorate and Ph.D., he developed a learner-based approach toward education, in the form of a student manual, using a system he developed called Transformational Neuro-Linguistics. He is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology through Saybrook University. His major emphasis continues to be Transformational Linguistics. His practice is based on the transformational aspects of language, belief systems, metaphors, motivational systems, and altered states of being � with an eye toward expanding consciousness, choice selection, and perception. Recently, he opened Paraversal Publishing (paraversal.com) in Washington State. He hopes to develop several divisions within the company including roleplaying gaming, fiction, non-fiction, and metaphysics.




Douglass Capogrossi, Ph.D.
Professional Studies

Dr. Capogrossi earned his Bachelors in Business Administration, his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and his Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Cornell University, where he completed an extensive dissertation investigating the effectiveness of the American education system. Dr. Capogrossi has administered a variety of formal and non-formal education programs including distance learning colleges, trade apprenticeships, work experience projects and on-the-job training within industry and the human services, and adult job training through center-based programs. He facilitated development of the New York State Rural Literacy Initiative, a state-wide community-based project initiating adult literacy and community development ventures in the poorest of counties, funded by the Community and Rural Development Institute at Cornell University. He holds permanent teaching credentials in commerce and social studies with special certification to teach the emotionally disturbed. Dr. Capogrossi coordinated innovative community-based education projects for troubled students through private and public institutions, including the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in New York State. He also served as an Instructor with the Office of Continuing Education at Cornell University, where he developed and instructed distance learning courses in basic and corporate accounting for career track employees. Dr. Capogrossi is an experienced human service administrator, having worked as Executive Director with private community service organizations including South Valley Collective and The League, Assistant Director of Tompkins County Economic Opportunity Corporation, and Director of Planning with the Community Service Organization in California. Dr. Capogrossi has held top management positions in industry, serving as General Manager of Micrographic Systems, a medical camera-manufacturing firm in Santa Clara, California for a brief period in the early 1980s. He operated America Builders for a number of years, a successful licensed general contracting firm in California. Dr. Capogrossi has extensive community volunteer experience emphasizing implementation and development of nonprofit organizations, preparing founding documents and serving as an officer of the Board of Directors. He was instrumental in developing an international professional membership organization dedicated to the amelioration of major world problems, a community legal center serving moderate-income communities, a human service coalition, an emergency service corporation, and an athletic league. He has been a PTA officer, and a founding member of SOS, a membership group finding local funding for the public school classrooms. He also serves as Chairman of a local Voting Precinct. Dr. Capogrossi's most recently scholarly paper is titled: The Assurance of Academic Excellence among Nontraditional Universities.

Asia Business and Education Programs

Dr. Arivalan Ramaiyah, Co-Director
Dr. Lee Karling, Co-Director
Dr. Premkumar Rajagopal, Senior Academic Advisor

Dr. Arivalan Ramaiyah, B.Econs (Hons), UUM. MBA (UK), DBA (Phil.)
Dr. Arivalan Ramaiyah has a proven track record in conducting training programs for various industrial, business, government and corporate customers for past 18 years. He has conducted training in a wide range of subjects in Research Methodology, Management, and Marketing. Apart from training, he is also active in consultancy work in the area of marketing and management with various government and non-governmental bodies. Driven by his mission in life, Dr. Arivalan embarked on a profession as a marketer, lecturer, trainer and consultant. He has travelled to many Asia- Pacific nations for networking and partnerships with various institutions and customer groups during his professional career.

Dr. Lee Karling, PhD (USM, Malaysia)
Dr. Lee Karling obtained her PhD from USM in early 2008. Her area of specialization is in Human Resource Management (HRM) with an emphasis on human resource development and learning. Her interest is also in industrial psychology and human behaviors at work. She has been involved in continuous research in linking personalities with job function and performance and hopes to present a research paper late next year. She also specializes in DOE (design of experiment) for the HRM function, specifically for HR development. Dr. Karling has many years of working experience in both the manufacturing and service industries with more years in the service industry as Head of Department. She has been involved in corporate training for more than 10 years and is a Certified Trainer from ACAP Australia. She also holds a unique Graduate Certificate in Adult Teaching and Learning from RMIT University, Australia. She is currently on a retainer with a listed local company as a HR consultant in all HR related matters from HR planning and recruitment to industrial relations. The consultancy work also extents to the subsidiaries of the listed company. Dr. Karling specializes in HRM related training as well as specific interpersonal skills and workplace behavior training aimed at improving workplace efficiency, effectiveness and relationships. She is committed to assisting organizations in their human resource development endeavors and specializes in assisting organizations design, execute, and feedback on training evaluation system for continuous development in the organization�s human resource development efforts. Her current passion is in cross-generation management focusing on assisting organizations in tapping into the potentials of the millennial workforce and providing guidance to senior management in maximizing the talent of the new generation (Gen Y). She is also able to provide training workshops in specific supply chain management areas, specifically inventory management, warehouse system design, and purchasing management for effective cost down.




Premkumar Rajagopal, BBA, MBA, Dip.Mgnt, Ph.D.
Dr. Premkumar Rajagopal a longstanding member of the Akamai University adjunct faculty, has been newly appointed as President and Vice-Chancellor of AIMST University. Dr. Premkumar received his MBA from Northern University of Malaysia and his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from University of Science Malaysia. He served as Manufacturing Superintendent at Seagate Technology; Logistics Superintendent, Logistics Manager, and Head of Supply Network Planning, and Logistics Integrator at Intel Technology. Dr. Premkumar served as lecturer at Jabatan Veterinar Kluang, Institute Veterinar, EDS Advance Academy, Malaysia and MBA lecturer at University of Southern Queensland; University of Sunshine Coast; University of Nottingham Trend, UNITAR, USM and University of Midwest Missouri. Dr. Premkumar presented papers at the International Conference ICORD on operations research for development and International College on developing trends in logistics for Sedaya. Most recently, Dr. Premkumar's papers were accepted by the Asia Pacific Logistics Federation Conference; British Academy of Management; and Operation Research Society UK. Dr. Premkumar's teaching and consulting interests include corporate strategic management, organizational behavior and development, people management, and logistics and supply chain management. His current research interests include supply chain initiatives and trends in logistics (reverse logistics). Dr. Premkumar is a member of the Graduate Society at University of Science Malaysia

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