Office: Room 19, Aquinas Hall, NEP Campus
Robert P. Brennan is a former Internal Revenue Agent with over 32 years of experience dealing with the Internal Revenue Service. As an agent he was responsible for the examination of individual, corporate and partnership returns. He has been qualified and has testified as an expert summary witness both for the government and the defense in criminal tax cases brought by the government. As a Revenue Agent, he specialized in Income Reconstruction cases and authored Internal Revenue Manual sections dealing with reconstructing income where no books or records exist. Since leaving the Internal Revenue Service, his expertise is dealing with the Internal Revenue Service in civil and criminal tax matters. These matters include civil examinations, collections matters and criminal investigations. Having been a former agent, this “government” mindset is invaluable in understanding where the IRS is coming from and how to effectively settle the case. Bob is currently President of the Tax Institute, Inc., specializing in tax compliance issues. He is an Instructor of Accounting at Holy Family University teaching accounting and taxation courses. He has been on the faculty of Ursinus College, and Penn State University. In addition to instruction at Holy Family he is an Adjunct Professor at Philadelphia University teaching “Business Fraud” in their MBA program.
Assistant Professor of Computer Management Information Systems
Office: Room 15, Aquinas Hall, NEP Campus
Dr. Jan W. Buzydlowski’s research interests are that of
data storage, data analysis, and the chasm in between them. He
worked as a biostatistician involved with cancer research for
a number of years, producing a number of papers on best treatments,
as well as issues involved with clinical information systems. His
other research interests and numerous publications are in extracting
information from within text and documents, as well as data and
information visualizations. He has taught mathematics,
computer science, and information systems for the past thirty
years and is happy to be home at his alma mater, Holy Family
University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in
mathematics. Dr. Buzydlowski also holds master’s
degrees in computer science education from Arcadia University,
as well as in statistics from Temple University. He earned
his doctorate in information science and technology from Drexel
University. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE and is currently
vice-chair of the Princeton Joint Professional Chapter, ACM and
IEEE Computer Society.
Dean, Assistant Professor of Management-Marketing
Office: Room 11A, Aquinas Hall, NEP Campus
Dr. J. Barry Dickinson is an Assistant Professor of Marketing within Marketing/Management program. He teaches all of the marketing classes including Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Principles of Advertising, and Marketing Research. He also teaches several of the management courses including Operations Management, Entrepreneurship in the New Economy, and the MNMK Capstone course. The Capstone course provides hands-on experience to students via running a company with a computer simulation called Capsim. Dr. Dickinson is a former entrepreneur, serving as CEO and Founder of a successful South Jersey firm that provided professional services related to mobile and wireless technology. Dr. Dickinson earned a BS from Rutgers University, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Lasalle University, and a PhD from Drexel University. He has published widely in the areas of entrepreneurship, mobile marketing, relationship marketing, social media, business processes, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), quality initiatives (ISO 9000), and business strategy. He also possesses an extensive background in teaching in an online environment. Dr. Dickinson has been a member of the American Marketing Association for many years and possesses the AMA’s Professional Certified Marketer designation.
Professor of Business Administration
Coordinator of Graduate Program in Human Resources Management
Office: Room 1, Aquinas Hall, NEP Campus
Dr. Anthony DiPrimio is presently Professor of Business Administration/Finance and Chairman of the Department of Management/Marketing. He was the first dean of the School of Business Administration at Holy Family University for seven years. He teaches a wide range of management courses including: Labor Law, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, the Senior Seminar in Management, Policy and Strategic Planning, Organizational Communication, and Training and Development. Concurrent with his responsibilities as a corporate executive, and before joining the faculty at Holy Family University, Dr. DiPrimio taught a wide range of graduate business courses for over twenty years as an adjunct professor in the MBA Programs at Temple University and La Salle University. Prior to joining the faculty at Holy Family University, he held senior executive positions with Lewistown Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, and First Union Bank. In these positions as vice president of human resources, he was responsible for the management of labor relations which included: negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, grievance administration, NLRB hearings, and policy formulation. He also had responsibility for setting and administering compensation and benefits policy. Dr. DiPrimio received his undergraduate education in business administration at LaSalle University, his master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and his doctorate in organizational communication/management from Temple University. He has published extensively in the field of management including a textbook titled Managing Corporate Communications: A Human Resources Perspective, a second book titled: Quality Assurance in Service Organizations, and ten articles on Productivity and Quality Improvement. He is currently working on a third book to be titled: Corporate Leadership: A CEO’s Survival Manual. He is active in a wide range of professional societies, has given public seminars in management and served on community support committees.
Assistant Professor of Management
Office: Room 2, Aquinas Hall, NEP Campus
Melissa Fender is Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business. Her specialty is organizational behavior, but she also teaches general management, strategy and human resources. She holds a PhD in organization and strategy from Drexel University, an MBA from Penn State and a bachelor of science in computer science from Cabrini College, all summa cum laude. She is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society. Her research focuses on the impact of after-hours connectivity to the organization on employees’ work-family conflict, stress, job attitudes, and performance.
She has published in the Organization Management Journal and in the Encyclopedia of Career Development. She has made numerous conference presentations at the Teaching Conference for Management Educators both at the regional and international level. She has also presented at the prestigious Academy of Management; her most recent paper was nominated for the William H. Newman dissertation award. She is currently working on an organizational behavior case study and a symposium for the first annual Work-Family Research Network conference.
Melissa has extensive business experience in management, marketing and MIS, across the high tech, financial, marketing and health care management lines of business; she has held positions from entry to executive level. Her most recent positions were as vice president of credit systems at FirstUSA Bank and vice president of IT at RMH Teleservices. She brings not only a strong grounding in theory, but also practical knowledge and many personal stories into the classroom with her.
A lifelong classical music lover, Melissa sings with the Wayne Oratorio society, a choir of 150-200 members that gives 3-4 public performances each year. Melissa also serves on its board and serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Wayne Presbyterian church choir. In her spare time, she volunteers with the American Cancer Society and captains the Paoli team in the annual Race for the Cure, where she is one of the top ten fundraisers in Philadelphia.
Associate Professor of Finance
Office: Room 18, Aquinas Hall, NEP Campus
Dr. Cao Jiang is a finance faculty at Holy Family University. He teaches various finance courses and has research interest in corporate finance, international finance, and political economics. He has been researching with top scholars in the field of finance, management, and international business. He is a graduate of SWUFE, the school of the Chinese central bank, and has a Ph.D. in Finance degree from Temple University. He was a faculty at Temple University, and a visiting professor at The College of New Jersey and Rowan University. Dr. Jiang is a member of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association and has presented his work at conferences and workshops in the US and Asia. He is also an avid electronic hobbyist, classical music lover, vintage car appreciator, and mechanical phonograph collector.
Assistant Professor of Management-Marketing and Business Administration
Office: Room 7, Aquinas Hall, NEP Campus
Andrew Liebman earned a BA in Economics and Business Administration at City University of New York. He also holds an MBA from Baruch College of City University of New York. He has garnered thirty years of teaching experience at the college and university level. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Management Marketing at Holy Family University, at which he has been employed for 22 years. Professor Liebman also heads the Sports Marketing Management program at Holy Family University.
Professor of Computer Science
Coordinator of Graduate Program in Information Systems Management
Office: Room 14, Aquinas Hall, NEP Campus
Dr. Thomas B. Martin is a former CEO and Division President of five high-technology companies. He has extensive international experience, having served as a corporate officer for companies based in Great Britain, Germany, Canada, and Israel. In 2002 he joined Holy Family University where he is a Professor and the former Director of the graduate program in Information Systems Management. In 2008, he co-founded Forensics, Inc., a company specializing in Integrated Forensics.
Dr. Martin received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from
the University of Notre Dame, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has
over 50 published papers, and has been awarded 19 patents. He
is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute,
a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association,
the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Society
of Digital Forensics & e-Discovery, the Digital Forensics
Association, and the Information Systems Security Association.
Dean, School of Business Administration
Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems
Office: Room 11A, Aquinas Hall, NEP Campus
Dr. Bernice M. Purcell teaches undergraduate courses in management information systems and mentors cooperative education students from the School of Business Administration. She has a BA degree from Holy Family University in Management Information Systems, an MBA with a concentration in Management from LaSalle University, and is a DBA candidate at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona, with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Her dissertation research involves quality management of electronic health records. Dr. Purcell has presented on topics in the fields of business computing and education, including presentations on web portals, multi-media use in distance learning, operations research, and quality issues in cooperative education. Her publications focus on the areas of customer relationship management (CRM) and data analytics. She is a member of the Data Management Association (DAMA), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Project Management Institute (PMI), and the Academy of Management (AOM).