Business Administration Faculty
Cathie Coleman-Dickson is the Program Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Business, Leadership and Healthcare Degree Programs. A faculty member at Rosemont for over 12 years, she is the Faculty of the Year Award (2012) and earned the Bonnie Hilferty Freney Award (2011) for distinctive service to the college. In addition to her teaching, Cathie has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry in various therapeutic areas, market research firms, and pharmaceutical data monitoring companies.
Cathie earned her MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix and her BS in Organizational Development from Rosemont College. A highlight of her position is coordinating the yearly Global Study program offered to SGPS graduate and undergraduate students. Having educated and spent time with over 200 students in locations such as London UK, Trinity College in Dublin Ireland, the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh Scotland, the University of Oxford in Oxfordshire UK, the National University of Ireland in Galway Ireland, and the Sicily Center for International Education in Ortygia Sicily.
With over 35 years of experience in Human Resource Development, Joseph Cooney has served as the lead consultant for Cavan Consulting LLC, a small HRD firm he started after retiring from the University of Pennsylvania. On a contract basis, Mr. Cooney has worked on several small educational or organizational development projects. In the past, Mr. Cooney was the Associate Director of Human Resource/Learning and Education at the University of Pennsylvania where he worked for 24 years developing Penn's management development curriculum, new staff orientation, and customer service programming. He also served as an internal consultant, helping organizational units address performance issues.
Mr. Cooney has worked for the Boeing Corporation and as the Manager of Management and Employee Development at Colonial Penn Group. He is a Veteran having served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. Joe has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource management, organization development, organizational behavior and business ethics. Mr. Cooney holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas University in Miami and an M.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation from the Society for Human Resource Management and numerous other professional certifications.
A veteran of the US Air Force, Christopher J. Curran has over 30 years’ experience in operations management across a variety of industries including Defense, Medical Device and Biomedical Research. Currently, Mr. Curran works as Director of Purchasing for Allentown, Inc. overseeing the company’s global procurement team. He earned his MBA from Rosemont College and has a B.A. in Organizational Management from Eastern University. In addition, Mr. Curran has served as a coach for a number of local youth sports organizations and is a former President of a faith-based youth organization.
The Director of Material Master Data and Quality Manager at Agilent Technologies, Dwayne Dantzler earned an MBA and Post MBA certificate in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing at Saint Joseph's University. In addition, he holds a certificate in Supply Chain Management from Penn State University. Dwayne earned his BS in Management from Rosemont’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies in 1999 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. During his tenure at Rosemont, Dwayne was nominated and recognized as a Who’s Who Among America’s College Students. He has also served on the Rosemont Campaign Committee and has been an active Alumni Board Director for two terms.
Since 2004, Dr. Michael Dawkins has taught in the business and leadership programs at Rosemont College. He also serves as a Program Development Specialist at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) where he designs, develops, and delivers leadership and customer service training programs to management and front-line employees. A career coach within SEPTA, he helps employees succeed by navigating the organization. Dr. Dawkins holds a Ph.D in Leadership and Technology from Walden University, an MBA in International Business from Rosemont College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Dynamics from Eastern University.
Named taught at Rosemont College for over 15 years. William Klein has held many senior management positions in both business and education. Currently he is the Vice President of Operations and Leasing for Willner Propertius in King of Prussia. Prior to this, he was a portfolio manager of Keystone Property Group (Conshohocken, Pa), overseeing 2.3 million square feet of office space from Stamford CT to central NJ. Mr. Klein has a MS in Organizational Management from The University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Management from Rosemont College.
Maria Laffredo has extensive experience working with policy and procedure creation, team restructuring, team member mentoring, and the rollout of government programs in the She earned an MBA with a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Rosemont College, a Masters in Education from Cabrini University, and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Temple University. She understands the challenges of being an adult student balancing work, school, and family.
Beatrice Majka has worked for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals for 18 years. She currently serves as the Products and Services Manager for the Talent Leadership and Organizational Development group, where she creates curriculum and manages global projects. Her programs and projects include Leading in Context, Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption training, and Respectful Workplace Training. Ms. Majka spent two years in Biopharm at GSK as Supply Chain Analyst in GSK’s Manufacturing Division. She is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and is currently a doctoral candidate in the DBA program at Drexel University. She earned an MBA in International Management from the University of Phoenix and a BS in Management, from Rosemont College. She participated in Rosemont College’s SGPS Global Studies to Imperial College London, England and assisted in the SGPS Global Study to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Joan Wilder, MS
An award-winning faculty member, program leader and facilitator in the School of Graduate
and Continuing Studies, Joan Wilder is skillful at creating, implementing, and managing
policies. She graduated from LaSalle University with a BA in English; She earned an
MS in Management from Rosemont College with a concentration in the Arts and Cultural
Management field. Employed by Rosemont College since 2002, Ms. Wilder has served as
an academic advisor, instructor, and most recently, the Director of Graduate Business
Programs. As a facilitator, she's taught classes in the Humanities, including Peoples
and Cultures of Africa, Cultural Critique through Film, Intercultural Communications,
and Critical Thinking and Writing. Prior to her work at Rosemont, Ms. Wilder worked
for 14 years by the Please Touch Museum in Visitor Services and Operations.