The Feliciano School of Business

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ABDULLAH ALBIZRI
Assistant Professor
Information Management and Business Analytics Department
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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business

DR. ALBIZRI, who received his PhD in Management Information Systems from Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in August 2014, joins the Department of Information Management & Business Analytics. Prior to joining Montclair State, he worked at Northern State University as an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems. Dr. Albizri’s research focuses on the role of Information Systems in sustainability and promoting electricity conservation, as well as using data mining techniques for financial fraud detection. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Albizri worked as an IT business analyst in the banking industry.  



DENIZ APPELBAUM
Assistant Professor
Accounting and Finance Department
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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business

Dr. Appelbaum has published manuscripts in Accounting Horizons, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, and in other academic and practitioner journals, based on her research regarding analytics, big data, and automation in financial auditing and accounting. Prior to teaching at Montclair State, her graduate research at Rutgers focused on financial fraud detection and prevention with automated analytics, data transparency of governmental financial reporting, analytical procedures in the external audit process, drones and robotics in auditing and accounting, and blockchain and big data as audit evidence. Dr. Appelbaum continues to emphasize these streams of research with numerous projects and forthcoming publications, and with presentations at accounting organizations and at national and international conferences. Dr. Appelbaum emphasizes the use of data analytics and appropriate software tools in the classroom, to prepare accounting and auditing students for the technically advanced modern business environment. The accounting and auditing professions are currently undergoing huge disruptions due to technical innovations, and Dr. Appelbaum is devoted to assisting her students to prepare for these changes.

 

 

EDMOND BERISHA
Assistant Professor
Economics Department
berishae@mail.montclair.edu
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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business



MELISSA GUTWORTH
Assistant Professor
Management Department
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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business

Dr. Gutworth joins the Department of Management after receiving her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in May 2017.  While completing her Ph.D., she was the instructor of record for undergraduate courses covering both human resources and organizational behavior topics. Her research focuses on better understanding rule-breaking, creativity, and leadership in the workplace, and has been published in such outlets as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Journal of Creative Behavior. Dr. Gutworth has also consulted for companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Del Monte, and the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

 

MICHELE RIGOLIZZO
Assistant Professor
Management Department
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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business

Dr. RIGOLIZZO earned a doctorate degree from Harvard Business School in 2017, following a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2010.  Dr. Rigolizzo researches the ways in which working adults are empowered to learn thorough the challenges they face in their everyday work. She has developed new models and methodologies to study how employees can learn to learn in dynamic business environments. She also brings her professional training background, along with deep expertise in adult learning, to help her students become better professionals and better learners.

 

TE WU
Assistant Professor
Management Department
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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business