Gerard (Jerry) Becker, Ph.D.
Organizational leader, University professor/administrator, leadership consultant and author who consistently achieves successful results in building, leading and educating individuals/teams. Areas of discipline include leadership, organizational culture/development, entrepreneurship, finance and research. Adept in teaching with various online Learning Management Systems as well as in class. Industry experience has included higher education, professional services, information technology, financial services, merchandising, and manufacturing. Frequently published in peer reviewed journals, as well as authoring and contributing to multiple books on consulting and technology from a sociological perspective.
Professional Work History
Nyack College: 2009 to present MBA Director (Retired), Chair Undergrad Business (Retired)
(NYC) & Adjunct Professor of Management
Orgtran, Inc.: 2008 to present Principal (Leadership Consulting Practice)
AFCO Systems Group: January 2008 to May 2009
President and Chief Operating Officer
TIBCO Software, Inc.: January 2006 to December 2007
Senior Director: Technical Services/Financial Services Industry
Aperture Technologies, Inc.: July 2001 to December 2005
Managing Director: Services/Support for Aperture Technologies, Inc.
Greenwich Technology Partners: August 1999 to July 2001
Senior Vice President: Professional Services
Lehman Brothers, Incorporated: September 1994 to August 1999
First Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Amdahl Corporation: January 1991 to September 1994
Marketing Support Manager / Management Consultant
Bankers Trust Company: October 1981 to January 1991
Vice President: Data Center Infrastructure
Chemical Bank: 1977-1981
National Bank of North America: 1974-1977
PhD Organization and Management; Capella University, Minneapolis, Mn. (ACBSP Accreditation)
MBA Management/Finance; Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; Magna Cum Laude (AACSB Accreditation)
BS Management/Finance; Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; Summa Cum Laude; Dean's List (AACSB Accreditation)
Nyack College: 2009-present
MBA Director; Chair-Undergraduate Business Administration (NYC) and Professor of Management in the School of Business and Leadership;
Awards (recent five years): Professor of the Year (2013); Online Educator of the Year (2014); Faculty Award for Information Literacy & Critical Thinking (2015); Best Paper Award-International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference (2016)
Courses Taught (2009-Present): Entrepreneurship, Research Methods, MBA Capstone, Organization Culture & Team Building, Organizational Reengineering and Innovation, Managing Human Talent, Conflict Management and Negotiation, History of Business, Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Ethics, Business Strategy
Responsibilities/Accomplishments: Administers the MBA Program and the Undergraduate Business Administration program; provides advisement for all students in each of the programs; teaches courses in the MBA and Undergraduate business programs; redeveloped the MBA program for a focus on entrepreneurship and social responsibility; proposed changes and received accreditation approval for the program as well as several new courses.
Institutional Contributions: Mentor/develop faculty for online course development best practices; Chair of Graduate Curriculum Committee; Participating member of Institutional Review Board; Academic Administration Council; Online Education Sub-committee; Learning Platform Evaluation Committee; Faculty Assembly Parliamentarian; and, Chair of the Institutional Appeals Committee.
Visiting Professor Engagements:
Central Michigan University(AACSB), Purdue University Global(ACBSP), Kaplan University(ACBSP), LIM College, Keller Graduate School of Management(ACBSP), Abilene Christian University(AACSB), Berkeley College, Grand Canyon University, NYU (references available upon request)
Courses Taught Online (1998-Present): Research Methods; Financial Planning and Financial Management; Principles of Finance; Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management; Small Business Administration; Organizational Culture and Team Building, Business Capstone Seminar; Entrepreneurial Finance; Managerial Finance; Business Perspectives, Leadership, Human Resources Management; Doctoral Chair
Courses Taught in Class (1998-Present): Sales and Consumer Behavior; Intrapreneurship; Money and Banking; International Business Management; Creative Thinking; Applied Research Methods; International Strategic Management; Introduction to Business; Business Ethics, Strategic Management & Business Policy
Institutional Contributions: HLC Accreditation Studies (Central Michigan; LIM; Pudue Global (formerly Kaplan University); Faculty learning communities (Central Michigan); Course evaluation and upgrades (Central Michigan; Keller Graduate School of Management; LIM)
Becker, G.F. & Ponschock R.L. (2021). 1984 Has Arrived. KDP. ISBN: 979-8520662068
Ponschock, R.L. & Becker, G.F. (2016). DIGIPERSON: A socio-technological odyssey. KDP. ISBN: 978-1519493507
Harris, M. E., Becker, G. F., Hallcom, A., & Ponschock, R. L. (2008). Mastering a New Paradigm in Management Consulting (2nd ed.). KDP.
Publications-Presentations (most recent five years)
Becker, G. F., Ponschock, R. L. & Wilson, A. (2022). Data monetization in the transformative media ecosystem: A study of the value and brokerage of information. Accepted for publication in a journal and presented at International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Miami Florida, August 2022
Becker, G. F., Hallcom, A., Herrera, D. & Hood, J. (2021). Evaluating a homeostatic relationship as a positive influence on syzygy with in the organizational universe model. Journal of Strategic and International Studies, 15(2). Presented at the 2021 International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Orlando, Fla. May 29-30, 2021.
Becker, G. F., Ponschock, R. L. & Wilson, A. (2019). The fusion domain in the transformative media-ecosystem: A study in correlation and prediction. Journal of Advancements in Economics, Finance and Accounting, VI(1), 18-26. ISSN: 2327-9087. Presented at International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. October 27-28, 2019 .
Wilson A., Becker, G. F. & Ponschock. R. L. (2018). The collection domain in the transformative media eco-system. Journal of Advancements in Applied Business Research, VII(1). ISSN 2332-0311.Presented at the New York International Academic Conference, New York, NY, April 2018.
Becker, G. F., Ponschock, R. L. & Wilson, A. (2017). A conceptual model of personal privacy considerations in a transformative media eco-system. Journal of Strategic and International Studies, XII(2), 19-28. ISSN: 2326-3636. Presented at Spring International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2017.
Becker, G. F. & Ponschock, R. L. (2016). Digital divide: More than just a technology chasm. Journal of Strategic and International Studies, XI(5), 19-29. ISSN: 2326-3636. Presented at Fall International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2016. Received BEST PAPER AWARD.
Becker, G. F., Hallcom, A. & Herrera, D. (2016). Utilizing a Framework for Assessing an Organization’s Viability for Sustainable Success. Journal of Strategic and International Studies, 11(1). 29-35. Presented at the 2016 International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Miami, Florida, January 2016.
Becker, G. F., Hallcom, A. & Herrera, D. (2015). A case study: Validating the Organization Universe Model (OUM©). Journal of Strategic and International Studies, 10(6). 37-43. Presented at the 2015 International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2015.
Ponschock, R.L. & Becker, G. F. (2015). Threat vectors on privacy: The trail of “Digital Identity Crumbs©”. Journal of Strategic and International Studies, 10(1). 59-73. ISBN: 2326-3636. Paper presented at 2015 International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Miami, Florida Jan 2015.
Becker, G. F., Hallcom, A. & Herrera, D. (2014). A conceptual meta-analysis towards high performing organizational constructs: An organizational universe model. Journal of International and Strategic Studies, 9(2), 76-84. Paper presented at the 2014 International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Key West, Florida Mar 2014.
Ponschock, R.L. & Becker, G. F. (2014). Digital reputations: A paradigmatic shift for individuality and business. Journal of Academy for Advancement of Business Research, 1(1). 66-78. Paper presented at 2014 International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Miami, Florida Jan 2014.
Ponschock, R.L. & Becker, G. F. (2013). Digitation of Society: The AVATAR effect. Review of Strategic and International Studies, 5(1), 63-70. Paper presented at 2013 International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Key West, Florida May 4-5, 2013.
Ponschock, R.L. & Becker, G.F. (2012). Digitation of society: The continuum to a speciation event. Review of Business Research, 12(5), 118-129. ISSN:1546-2609. Paper presented at IABE Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Oct. 14-17.
NOTE: Prior publications available upon request
Professional Presentations, Workshops & Lectures
(Most recent five years)
“Creating an Action Learning Environment While Integrating Critical Thinking”, presented at the Teaching & Learning Conference-“Sustainable Learning”, LIM College, April 19, 2018.
“Negotiation Skills Workshop” Loomstate, NY, NY, March 2017
“Mentoring at Yearup” A webinar presented at the Kaplan University Serv-a-thon seminar, October 4, 2015.
“Creating an Action Learning Environment While Integrating Critical Thinking” Poster Board session presented at the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning May 12-15, 2015.
“Threat vectors on privacy: The trail of ‘Digital Identity Crumbs©’” presented at 2015 International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Miami, Florida Jan 2015; as well as the Kaplan University CTL Research Showcase, February 24, 2015.
“Everyone needs a friend: Student Allies and more” (presentation)
“Research Process Best Practices” (breakout session and poster session) presented at the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching & Learning, sponsored by Central Michigan University, May 14-16, 2014.
“How to Gain the Competitive Edge”, a keynote address; and
“Balancing One’s Career”, a workshop seminar presented to the
National Business Honor Society, H. Frank Carey High School, Sewanhaka Central High School District, Long Island, N.Y. February 2013.
“Doing Virtuous Business” member of a plenary session for the Nyack College Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement Scholars Symposium, April 4, 2012.
NOTE: Prior professional presentations available upon request
Professional Development (past year) Greenzone Certification for Teaching Military Active Personnel & Veterans (DeVry University); International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference (OASIS); Teaching & Learning Conference (LIM College); Facilitating Virtual Teams (DeVry University); Creating Practical Internship Programs (Nyack College); SMART Teaching & Active Learning (LIM College); Inspire Student Retention Workshop (DeVry University); Strategies to Increase Faculty Motivation (Nyack College); CCCU Conference for Christian Professors in Teaching NOTE: Prior professional development available upon request Professional & Societal AffiliationsAcademy of Management (AOM)Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International StudiesPresencing InstituteCapella University Ambassador ProgramHesselbein Leadership InstituteHuman Capital Executive Research BoardChief Learning Officer Executive Research BoardNew Canaan SocietyYearup© New York City
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