Faculty

Shamir
Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally, Ph.D., M.B.A., BBA, F.A.I.A. (UK),
DTM, PDG, MJF. Professor and Senior Mentor
Email:  shamirally@verizon.net   Mobile: 484.347.0422

Received F.A.I.A. in England (the equivalent of CPA/CMA); www.aia.org.uk Earned B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Adelphi University, Garden City Long Island, New York, www.adelphi.edu; and Ph.D. in Management from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Baltimore, Maryland. www.walden.edu Highly motivated, high energy, results-oriented, Management, Education, Accounting, Financial, Turnaround, Crisis Management, and a Global Leader, with a proven track record in Business, Management, Education, Manufacturing, Training, Sales & Distribution, and Motivation, with Superb interpersonal, communication, and people skills. Global Experiences including SME (Small & Medium Enterprises) in 2 Streams, ACADEMIC and BUSINESSES with Operational Practices through 7 KEY METRICS >>>>>>> Vision, Team, Plan, Resources, Execution, Evaluation/Continuous Improvement, and Leadership. EXECUTIVE LEVEL Global experiences from the following Businesses: Electronics, Apparel, Printing & Packaging, Insurance, Financing, Lotteries, Sugar, Rice, Fisheries, Spices, Gold, Diamonds and Credit Unions. Born in GUYANA, South America. An American Citizen for 33 years, with 17 years in New York & 16 Years in Pennsylvania..... Visited 72 countries on 5 Continents and 46 of USA’s 50 States. In GUYANA, was Accountant HB Gajraj Ltd.; Company Secretary/Accountant Bookers & Guyana Lithographic Co. Ltd; Secretary/Director Lithographic & Boxmakers Credit Union; General Manager Gafsons’ Group of Companies; Founding Deputy Chairman of the Kuru Kuru Cooperative College; Director Guyana Cooperative Insurance Services; Director Guyana National Lotteries; Financial Advisor to the Government of Guyana on the acquisition of the Booker McConnel Sugar Estates & other Bookers Holdings in Guyana; Authored/Prepared a Printing Rationalization Report & Action Plan for 3 Printers, Chronicle, Lithographic & National Printers; Led and was a member of several Overseas Government Missions; and owned a Private Accounting, Tax and Management Practice. Currently serving as PRESIDENT/CEO of INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES; External Examiner for Ed.D. Candidates George Washington University Graduate School of Education, Washington, DC, and an Adjunct Professor at Central Penn College (PA) for Business Administration and Management. Was Adjunct PROFESSOR of ACCOUNTING & MANAGEMENT at East Stroudsburg University (PA); Warren College (NJ); DeSales University MBA Program (PA); Lehigh Valley College (PA) & Aspen University for Bachelors and Masters Degrees (CO). Greenleaf University, MO, 1996 to July 1, 2009 served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Financial Officer and Registrar. Worked as Vice President of Finance & Operations; Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Corporations Listed on AMEX, NASDQ, and NYSE Stock Exchanges, for Public Companies based in Long Island, New York, New York City NY, and Pennsylvania, USA. Was an IRS Revenue Agent in New York. Past District Governor for Lions International, District 20-K2 Long Island, NY; Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) from Toastmasters International; President of the Twining Association of Georgetown for 7 years with 2 Cities, Ottawa, Canada & Lusaka, Zambia, and led Missions to Ottawa, Canada. Executive & Member at Georgetown Jaycees, Georgetown Cricket Club, Guyana Motor Racing Club and Guyana Turf Club. 1994 recipient of the USA Republican Senatorial Inner Circle “MEDAL OF FREEDOM”; 1996 USA Presidential Elections Campaign Advisor to Senator BOB DOLE for New York. Worked on the Clinton and Obama Presidential Campaigns. Lions International 100% District Governor’s Award; Ambassador of Goodwill Award from Lions International President Jorge Bird (Puerto Rico); Key of Nations (for Sponsoring 100 New Lions Globally); Melvin Jones Fellow 5 Diamonds; 5 Times Lion of the Year at Central Demerara Lions; 1975-76 District 60A & B Caribbean Lion of the Year; 3 New Lions Clubs Extension Award and Master Mason at Mount Everest Lodge.

Pearson
Dr. Norman Pearson, Ph.D, D.B.A. Ph.D.
(Mgt.) - President


President of Greenleaf University, was professionally, originally trained at the University of Durham, UK, as a Town and Country Planner. After aircrew service with the Royal Air Force in the Korean War, he has had two parallel careers: one in academic life and one as a consultant. He has published 15 books and about 200 papers in refereed journals and chapters in books. In his planning career he was Director of Planning with the then Hamilton-Wentworth Planning Board, and Commissioner of Planning for the new City of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. In 1962, he became President of Norman Pearson & Associates Limited, International Planning Management Consultants. As such he has had experience in the coal industry, natural resources development, redevelopment of industrial cities, including work on the Toronto-Centred Regional Plan, new towns such as Brampton-Bramalea (Ontario) and a wide range of issues. He was founder of the School of Rural Planning at the University of Guelph, Canada. In his academic career, after a series of appointments at Waterloo Lutheran University, the University of Waterloo, McMaster University, the University of Western Ontario, and serving as Chairman and Director of the Centre for Resources Development, University of Guelph; with extensive experience in distance-learning, he served in the School of Business at Capella University and was for seven years Director of the Administratio/Management Division at Walden University. He served as President of Colorado-Canada Pacific Western University, President of the International Institute for Advanced Studies, President of Greenwich University, President of the International University for Advanced Studies, and in 2003 was appointed President for Life at Greenleaf University. He has many professional and academic awards for distinguished service. His biography can be found in such reference works as WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD, WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, and CANADIAN WHO'S WHO. He founded The Bruce Trail, Canada's Appalachian Trail, along the Niagara Escarpment. He holds the Bronze medal of the Royal Town Planning Institute, UK, for research. His PhD is from the International Institute for Advanced Studies for research on pipelines and agriculture. His DBA is from Colorado-Canada Pacific Western University for research on Federal-Provincial Resources Development Agreements in Canada. His PhD in Management is from the California University for Advanced Studies for research on the history of urban and regional management and the challenge of modernizing the 19th Century industrial cities. His works are archived in the Lambda Alpha collection at Cornell University (NY) and also in the IBC collection at Manchester University (UK). He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the International University Foundation for services in ecological and environmental planning. Dr. Pearson holds the Ph.D. from the International Institute for Advanced Studies; a D.B.A. from Canada-Colorado Pacific Western University; and a Ph.D. in Management from the California University for Advanced Studies.

 

Carney
Dr. Cathleen Carney, Ph.D., MS (1988), MS (1976)
Professor and Advisor

Dr. Cathleen Ann Carney has served the Schools of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York for forty years as Teacher, Elementary and Middle School Principal, Director of Elementary Schools, Director of Instructional Services, Assistant Superintendent of Schools and Associate Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Carney received an Associate in Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary History Education, a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Communications and a Master of Science Degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY). Dr. Carney completed Doctoral Level Course Work with NOVA Southeastern University and entered Greenleaf University as an ABD Candidate, completing her Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership and Marketing. Throughout the course of her career, Dr. Carney has served as a Guest Speaker and Lecturer on Curriculum and Leadership at various schools in the Greater Capital Region of Albany, New York as well as the Greater New York City Area. She also presented Workshops and Seminars in Curriculum Development and Instructional Leadership in the Diocese of Albany, New York and the Arch Diocese of New York. Additionally, she served as a Consultant to the Minister of Education in Belize, Cayman Islands for the selection of textbooks for the schools in Belize. Dr. Carney authored Teach Them: A Graded Course of Studies for Catholic Elementary Schools and: Go Forth And Teach:A Course of Studies for Catholic Schools. These Curriculum Works have been used in Education Courses at The State University of New York at Oneonta and at Maria College in Albany, New York. Among her many Awards and Honors, Dr. Carney was named New York State Teacher of the Year by the New York State Federation of Catholic School Parents. She received The Bishop Howard Hubbard Distinguished Principal Award for the Diocese of Albany, New York and was also named The National Catholic Distinguished Principal by the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) an award received in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, Dr. Carney received the St. Jude Catholic Community Service Award for her dedication and service to St. Jude the Apostle Church and School in Wynantskill, New York. Dr. Carney serves on the Board of Trustees of The LaSalle Institute, a Catholic Military Academy for Boys. She also serves as Secretary to the Pastoral Council of St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Wynantskill, New York. Dr. Carney was appointed by the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department to serve on the NYS Regents Sensitivity Review Board. Dr. Carney is currently a member of The Third Order Lay Carmelite Community where she serves as Secretary of the Community.

Ramsaroop
Dr. Peter R. Ramsaroop, Ph.D., MBA
Professor and Advisor

Dr. Ramsaroop serves as Professor and Advisor, Greenleaf University. He holds a Ph.D. in Management and Public Policy and an MBA with from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also has two associates’ degrees and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance/Management from Park College, Parkville, Missouri. Dr. Ramsaroop has held faculty appointments at Belleville Area College and City Colleges of Chicago. He was also an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor at Webster University, Department of Health and Information Technology. Dr. Ramsaroop is the Chairman, RoopGroup Inc., an investment company. Portfolio companies include www.beacongov.com and www.etegra.com. He also serves as Chairman, Vision Guyana, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Guyanese. Dr. Ramsaroop was the founder/chairman of Evolvent, a leading cybersecurity and technology company based in Washington DC. He was also the CEO of Infonomic Solutions Inc., and a Practice Director/Chief Information Officer at First Consulting Group, (NASDAQ) a leading Information Technology and Organizational Effectiveness consulting firm. Dr. Ramsaroop was the Controller and Chief Technology Officer at UltraLink, LLC – an Allianz AG (NYSE: AG) Company, serving the fortune 500 market. He has also held various corporate positions in finance and operations. He was also the interim CIO at CIS Technologies, an NDC company. Dr. Ramsaroop served in the United States Air Force and was deployed to the Middle East during Desert Shield/Storm. He has held an historical four ranks in one year in the US Military. Dr. Ramsaroop served on the Board of Directors, Corporate Vision, Inc. (NASDAQ). Dr. Ramsaroop is a recognized author and speaker. His publications include, Thriving in the Age of Terror, Surfing the Leadership Wave, Securing Business Intelligence, Hope for Our Nation, and The Road To Eldorado. Other publications include “Advances in Federal Sector HealthCare – A Model for Technology Transfer with Foreword by Senator Inouye was published in January 2001. Dr. Ramsaroop is active in politics in South America and a presidential contender in the 2011 Guyana Elections. He has collaborated on a publication with the Brazilian Government and was the co-author along with the President of Bolivia, President of Chile, and President of Peru among others.


Aniemeka
Dr. E. Osita Aniemeka, Ph.D., MA. –
Professor and Advisor

Dr. E. Osita Aniemeka is Fulltime Faculty in the Department of Mass Communication, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State of Nigeria teaching Advanced Radio and Television Production (ARTP) and supervising degree projects in broadcasting. In addition, he is the pioneer Director of the IBB University Center for Learning Communities (CLC), where his work involves moving the academic community beyond the classroom/campus and broadening university learning experience into a global environment. Osita currently is a Consultant with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where he leads a Corridor Development Initiative component of the Nigeria’s Expanded Trade and Transport (NEXTT) Project. Previous to IBB University in 2007, Osita was Director of Research at the Foundation for African Arts & Letters (FAAL), New York, with his work focused on the overarching network of African Diaspora in the United States – pooling of knowledge together and supporting Africans to learn from one another and harvesting the power of collectivity for spurring development on the continent. In 2005, he was Director, International Center for Development Affairs (ICDA) where he worked with the Development Gateway Foundation (World Bank) to set up the Nigeria Development Gateway Collaborative to promote ICT for enabling the sustainable development of Nigerian communities. A seasoned broadcaster, Osita retired from the then Bendel Broadcasting Service as an Exemplary Producer in 1991 and was invited as Adjunct Professor to teach Broadcast Production and Management at the University of Lagos. In 1996, he became Media Coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Nigeria and was a Ford Foundation Fellow as a Scholar-in-Residence at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Fargo in 1998. He joined the NGO Working Group on the World Bank – a network of global NGOs that followed the work of the World Bank in developing countries in 1999 and was Communication Consultant with STOPAIDS Organization (funded by the Centers for Diseases Control (Atlanta, GA) and Harvard Health (Cambridge, MA) in 2001. Osita has a PhD in Communication and Entrepreneurial Leadership; a Master’s degree in Mass Communication, a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Community Development and an Associate of Arts degree (NCE) in Business Education and was named Man of the Year 2002 for his contributions to education and development in Africa. His postdoctoral study is in Entrepreneurial Journalism from the News University of Florida, United States.

 

Dr. Roger J. Shields, Ph.D., PMP

Broad Educational Background
B.T. – Construction Management, Washington University, 1979
M.B.A. – Southern Illinois University, 1992
Ph.D. in Management – Greenleaf University, 2004
Certifications
PMP – Project Management Institute
Myers-Briggs Profile
ENTJ
Over 35 years of experience in operations management, project management, construction management, program management, and civil engineering design. Successfully completed infrastructure and vertical construction projects in both the public and private sectors.
Successfully led teams that designed and built roadways; bridges; wastewater and stormwater improvements; parks and buildings.
Managed departments responsible for the maintenance and repair of facilities.
Developed and presented technical and management seminars to public agencies and private companies throughout the United States and abroad.

Dr. Dorothy Lupascu, M.Ed, Ed.D.

Dr. Dorothy Lupascu received an undergraduate degree from Villa Maria College in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1964, a Masters Degree in Education from Kent State University in 1974 and a doctorate in Educational Administration from International Graduate School in 1984. Most of Dr. Lupascu's professional life was spent in teaching nursing at various hospital schools of nursing and as an Assistant Professor at Kent State University, Ashtabula, Ohio, in the Associate Degree in Nursing School. Dr. Lupascu also served as a Division Director in a large hospital department of education. In 1989 Dr. Lupascu along with several other alumni and faculty from the International Graduate School founded the graduate school now known as Greenleaf University, Institute for Professional Studies. She served Greenleaf University as its first administrator from 1989 until 1994.

Dr. Douglas Jackson McCready

Dr. McCready graduated from the University of Windsor, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Alberta. His degrees are in economics and political science. Since 1969, he has served as Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. McCready’s specialization is in intergovernmental fiscal relations and he has done studies for the Canadian government and served on the U.S. National Tax Foundation Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Committee. He has served on the editorial boards of seven academic journals and the management boards of the International Institute of Public Finance and the Canadian Health Economics Research Association. He is currently book review editor for the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. Dr. McCready is listed in Who’s Who in Canada. He is the author of The Canadian Public Sector (Toronto: Butterworths, 1984) and several other monographs and many journal articles.

As an academic, besides teaching economics (public finance, health economics, the economics of education, evaluation methods including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness techniques, not-for-profit enterprises, and demographics), Dr. McCready has taught in the field of business administration (finance, organizational behavior, evaluation, and costing) and social work (financial administration). Dr. McCready has also taught at the Ontario Police College in the level three administration program.

Dr. McCready has written a weekly newspaper column and a monthly magazine column on business and the economy. Since 1969 he has worked with adult learners in the classroom, through TV courses, through distance education programs and has mentored students or been on masters or doctoral committees for students at several Universities including Walden, The Graduate School of America, and Nova. ICQ : 12511873

Dr. Melvin B. deGuzman, Ph.D.

Dr. Melvin B. deGuzman, Ph.D. Dr. deGuzman earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in administration and management at Walden University in 1997. He also earned masters degrees from Central Michigan University in 1981 and the University of Baltimore in 1980. Dr. deGuzman is the founder and President of Systems Management International (SMI), a professional services company dedicated to the development and growth of workers and organizations. Prior to forming SMI, he held various senior management positions within the Department of Defense. His professional and academic background is in organization development, workforce diversity, project management, and systems integration. He is a Certified Systems Professional and a Certified Office Automation Professional. Dr. deGuzman also received Vice President Gore's National Performance Review Hammer Award in 1996. Since 1982, Dr. deGuzmßn has designed and conducted undergraduate and graduate courses, and professional seminars in leadership development, strategic planning, process re-engineering, project and team management, systems integration, and database and networking technologies. He has received a Faculty Excellence Award in 1994, and is also a featured speaker in leadership, management and technical conferences. Dr. deGuzman is a faculty associate with the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Thomas Driver, Ph.D.

Dr Driver earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in administration and management at Walden University in 1998. He holds two Master degrees, an MPA in Health Services Administration, Golden Gate University and an MAR from Liberty University. He is completing a DMIN degree from Trinity Theological Seminary. Dr Driver is an active duty Naval Officer, with 15 years of service assigned as Head, Patient Administration, Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA.

As pastor of evangelism, Dr. Thomas conducts workshops on conflict resolution, evangelism, racial reconciliation, time management, and organizational behavior. Dr. Driver also teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level for City University, Northwest College and the University of Phoenix-Online,teaching courses in Health Care Administration and public Administration.

Fred B. Wiegman, Ph.D.

Dr. Wiegman received his B.S. from Eastern Michigan University, his M.A. from the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His specialty is systems research, and he has been working in both the professions and in academia for several decades. He is the past Director and Owner of REACH Institute, and has served as the Dean of Administration for Keller Graduate School of Management, Chief Executive Officer for the Chicago Specialty Hospital and Medical Center, Chairman of the School of Education for Lewis University, and the Director of Administrative and Management Development for Abbott Laboratories. Dr. Wiegman also has served as a doctoral advisor for over twenty-five school systems. He has extensive experience in adult non-traditional education, and an in-depth background in administration and management of schools, universities, and hospitals.


ADMINISTRATION

Dr. Norman Pearson, Ph.D., D.B.A., Ph.D.(Mgt.) - President

President - Tanfield Enterprises, Ltd. (Financial Management Corporation)
Norman Pearson & Associates, Ltd. (International Planning Management Consultants)
Member of numerous professional, civic and honorary organizations involved with planning, resources development, environmental analysis, intergovernmental affairs, corporate and strategic planning, management and organizational development
Worked extensively in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. He served for seven years as Chair of Administration/Management at Walden University and an additional four years as faculty
Served five years as a member of the International Board of Governors for the California University of Advanced Studies

Dr. Pearson holds the Ph.D. from the International Institute for Advanced Studies; a D.B.A. from Canada-Colorado Pacific Western University; and a Ph.D. in Management from the California University for Advanced Studies. Dr Pearson has served in various positions at the University of Western Ontario, The University of Guelph, The University of Waterloo, Waterloo Lutheran University and McMaster University.