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Keuka China Faculty

Keuka China faculty are academically qualified, and have taught undergraduate students in traditional U.S. classrooms, in addition to their experience in the professional business world. Faculty members share their knowledge, in and out of the classroom, with students to ensure an excellent learning experience.

Bradley, Thomas

Professor Thomas Bradley

Visiting Professor
Keuka China Program
Division of Business and Management

E-mail: bradthomas427@gmail.com

Education

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A., St. Ambrose University
B.A., Western Illinois Universit

Dr. Bradley has been involved in a variety of endeavors throughout the world having visited 79 countries and lived in 16 different cultures. He is founder of the Reforming Economies Research Institute conducting research in all the former Communist nations as well as newly emerging economies. . Bradley has taught at a variety of universities in the USA,  and for Keuka College in China and Vietnam.

His publications have focused upon the cultural aspects of developing economies as authoring a series of books about the current economic state of the world, a history of Presidential economies, and a new paradigm for economics in the 21st Century.

He was active in the transitional phase inside Russia and Ukraine having consulted with various regional governments and lecturing on entrepreneurship.  Active in investment property both as an investor and broker in San Diego as well as studying the various economic trends for property valuation, Dr. Bradley has transferred his  academic knowledge to the real business world of finance and investments.

Currently he is an instructor in finance, management, marketing and business. His interests include golf, travel, writing and exploring ancient cultures around the world.

 

Crumley, Chris

Dr. Chris Crumley

Visiting Professor
Keuka China Program
Division of Business and Management

E-mail: ccrumley@keuka.edu

Education

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
M.S.A., The George Washington University
B.S., George Mason University

Dr. Chris Crumley has more than 25 years experience working in the areas of financial management, budgeting, accounting and contract administration in both government and industry. Crumley is a member of the Sigma, Beta, Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration (graduated with highest distinction) and the American Management Association. Primarily, he has taught accounting and finance courses with the Keuka China Program, but organization theory and behavior, human resources management, and strategic management as well. The topic of his dissertation was “A Study of the Relationship between Firm Performance and CEO Compensation in the United States Commercial Banking Industry.” His research interests include executive compensation and other management issues. He has presented at conferences, written articles for scholarly publications, submitted book reviews, and contributed to books authored by colleagues. He has taught Introduction to Business, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, International Accounting, Management and Leadership Development, International Business, Business Financial Management, and Entrepreneurial Finance at the undergraduate level at other institutions. At the graduate level Crumley has taught Managerial Accounting, Integrated Marketing Communications, Global Operations and Strategic Management.

Gaylord, Wendy

Dr. Wendy Gaylord

Dean for Keuka China Programs

E-mail: wgaylord@keuka.edu

Education

Ph.D., Indiana University
A.M., University of Michigan
A.B., Cornell University

Dr. Wendy Gaylord administers the academic activities of the Keuka China Program and teaches some of the introductory classes for first-year Keuka China students. She speaks basic Chinese and fluent Indonesian, and lived overseas for many years prior to coming to Keuka College in 2008. She has taught at Indiana University, the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Nazareth College.

Giss, Gary

Professor Gary Giss

Visiting Professor
Keuka China Program
Division of Business and Management

E-mail: garygiss@hotmail.com

Education

Ph.D. candidate, Northcentral University
M.B.A.,University of Phoenix
M.C., University of Phoenix
B.A., Arizona State University
B.A., Arizona State University

Professor Gary Giss has travelled to 35 countries and attended universities in both London, U.K., and Vienna, Austria, for part of his undergraduate education. Professor Giss is a rock climber and mountaineer, and has climbed to the summit of the Himalayan mountain Cho Oyu (sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 meters or 26,906 feet) in the Tibet region of China, which took one month to accomplish. His favorite places visited in China include the Tibet region, the cities of Dali and Lijiang in the Yunnan Province, and the cities of Guilin and Yangshuo in the Guangxi Province. Giss has taught graduate business in the master’s of management program at Boston University for four years. In addition to teaching, he has also served in administrator roles, both as a department chair and dean of academic affairs.

 

Hadley, Alex

Professor Alex Hadley

Visiting Professor
Keuka China Program
Division of Business and Management

E-mail: ahadley@keuka.edu

Education

M.B.A., Washington University
C.F.A.
C.P.A., North Carolina
B.A., Davidson College

Professor Alex Hadley, CFA, regularly teaches accounting and finance with the Keuka China Program. He has extensive professional experience with the investment markets involving asset valuation and investment portfolio modeling. In addition, he has worked in the apparel industry with emphasis on management accounting and costing systems. His research interests include Chinese language and culture, behavioral finance, and international ethical standards for financial market research and information dissemination. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CFA Institute.

Hwang, Michael T.C.

Dr. Michael T.C. Hwang

Administrative Chancellor for Keuka College China Campuses and Professor of Career Management and Experiential Education
Keuka China Program

E-mail: hwang@keuka.edu

Education

Ed.D., Drake University
B.A., Tamkang University

Dr. Michael Hwang is one of the most widely recognized and published authors in China in the field of career management and experiential learning. His textbook, Career Management – Experiential Learning, is used in Keuka China classes and throughout China. In addition to his leadership and teaching duties for Keuka College, Hwang is a member of the board of trustees and professor of management in the doctorate program at Huaqiao University in Quanzhou, Fujian, China. Formerly, he was dean of the graduate school and professor of psychology and career management at Tamkang University and vice president for academic program research and professor of management at Oklahoma City University. Hwang holds honorary degrees from Keuka College and Shenandoah (Va.) University.

 

McAfee, Paul

Professor Paul McAfee

Visiting Professor
Keuka China Program
Division of Business and Management

E-mail: paulmcaf@exubrio.com

Education

M.B.A., William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester
B.A., University of Maryland

Paul teaches courses from Introduction to Business, to Business Leadership,  Operations Management, and International Business for Keuka College in Vietnam and China.

Paul McAfee is an innovative leader with a history of increasing revenues through restructuring and turnaround management.  Paul brings more than 35 years of global, executive-level management, sales and marketing experience to client engagements.

Paul’s senior executive background includes several industries, especially consumer and business sales and marketing leadership roles at Kodak, Sprint, and Danaher.  In his marketing consulting work, Danaher subsequently retained him twice to help reconfigure marketing in their environmental instruments division.

Since establishing eXubrio Group in 2002, Paul and his team have led efforts resulting in dramatic improvements for other Fortune 500 clients as well as smaller companies and startups.  Paul is skilled in developing and implementing fully integrated global sales and marketing strategies, and national public relations campaigns.

Paul is a veteran of the US Army, having served from 1968 to 1971.  He is a Vietnam veteran.

His pro bono economic development and community service work includes:

  • Pro bono Entrepreneur in Residence at the State University of New York (SUNY) University at Buffalo Baird Research Park Technology Incubator
  • Rotary Club and Rotary International

Tafero, Art

Professor Arthur H. Tafero

Visiting Professor
Keuka China Program
Division of Business and Management

E-mail: atafero@keuka.edu

Education

M.A., Columbia University
B.A., Jersey City State College

Professor Arthur H. Tafero teaches marketing, leadership and strategic management at Jimei University. He is the creator and owner of EasternStudiesDatabase.cn, an online provider of Asian studies lesson plan outlines now housed on askmrmovies.com, a new film and educational resource on China. In addition to formulating more 5,000 lesson plan outlines, 30,000 critical questions and 3,000 active, edited links for ESD research, Tafero has published two books: China’s Who’s Who and Children of Mu, a historical fiction novel of China that speculates on the world origins of both writing and religion. Tafero taught the first national internet course offered by Barnes and Noble University.com, The Making of Modern China, and was recently featured by the New York Council for the Humanities Speaker’s Bureau as a leading expert on China with specialties in Confucianism and Taoism. He has been a guest lecturer at C.W. Post Columbia University and Dowling College.

Torres, José

Dr. José Torres

Visiting Professor
Keuka China Program
Division of Business and Management

E-mail: jtorres@keuka.edu

Education

D. B. A., International Business & Management – Argosy University Sarasota
M.S., Strategic Leadership – Mountain State University
B.S., Business & Economics – Lehigh University & Excelsior College

Dr. Torres is an International Multilingual Executive, Presenter, Speaker, Lecturer, and Scholar; with over 30 years of total P&L (electronics, mechanical, chemical and environmental industries) senior level executive leadership experience of MNCs; leading global sales & marketing, multi-manufacturing plant operations, global human resources, global supply chain, international accounting, engineering, quality, R&D, services, and so on.  Further, Dr. Torres has taught various international business, management, and research courses at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral levels, has served on dissertation committees, and is a course developer for graduate and doctoral level courses. Specific to Keuka College, Dr. Torres has taught Strategic Management, Leadership and International Business.

REGIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Asia (i.e., China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, India, etc.), Europe (i.e., Spain, etc.), Latin America, Australia, & Africa and the US.

RESEARCH TOPICS OF INTEREST: Cross-Cultural Management, International Economics, International Management, International Marketing, Global Human Resource Management, International Strategic Management

PUBLICATIONS: Numerous publications in scholarly peer-reviewed journals and presenter of papers at international conferences on China Business.  Additionally, Dr. Torres’ published dissertation was “Chinese Negotiation Styles in International Business Negotiations.”   Dr. Torres is also currently working on two books.  Furthermore, Dr. Torres is a current “Reviewer” of leading scholarly peer-reviewed journal submissions for the Academy of International Business (AIB), International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR), the Journal of Management Development, and the European International Business Academy Annual Conferences.

MEMBERSHIPS: Dr. Torres is an active member of the American Economic Association, Academy of International Business (AIB), International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAM), Society for Human Resource Management, Sarasota Sister City Association (SSCA), Gulf Coast Chinese American Association (GCCAA), and others.  Furthermore, Dr. Torres is a participant of numerous local community and professional groups.

RECENT HONOR: September 30, 2011 – Dr. Torres was very fortunate, and honored, to have been invited, and attended, the “Reception in Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” by the Xiamen local municipal government, in Xiamen, China. In attendance where the Xiamen’s mayor, many high level and prominent Chinese government officials, high level academics, Business CEOs, and invited special foreign guests. The event was truly spectacular, and memorable. Dr. Torres represented the Sarasota’s Sister Cities Association and Jimei University, Xiamen, China.