Mentoring is an opportunity for an experienced member of the NJCU School of Business to provide professional guidance to a Management major. If you want to talk to one of our Management faculty and set up a conversation, then review the faculty and their mentoring preferences to see where there is a match with your goals.

Please reach out to that faculty member directly and set up an appointment and remember that mentoring is a long-term relationship between student and faculty, thus there are limitations on the number accepted.

Student Academic Criteria

  1. GPA - minimum 2.7 5
  2. Declared Management  Major – no IM 
  3. Minimum Sophomore level
  4. Minimum one semester School of Business courses [12 credits]
  5. Must use EAB or NJCU Email – no personal emails allowed

Student Personal Criteria 

  1. Do you have internship through NJCU?
  2. If employed – where are you working?
  3. What are your short term and long term objectives?
  4. What are you looking for in a mentor relationship?
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Dr. Donnellan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Management Department at NJCU School of Business, Jersey City, NJ USA. He is a two time Fulbright Fellow scholar conducting research on cooperative education between Finland and USA. He has published nine articles on Finance and Management. In addition, he recently presented his latest paper on pedagogy research at Oxford University Green Templeton College which since has been published through Oxford University. Dr Donnellan is an ex Wall Street Executive from JPMorgan and currently teaches in China, Finland and France.

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Mentoring Preference
I enjoy talking to students about jobs in the financial markets, the global environment, graduate programs and entrepreneur opportunities.  

Professor Bell, a native southerner, is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at NJCU where he teaches business and commercial law related courses. He received a B.A. in Economics from Howard University (Washington, D.C), and a J.D from Tulane University Law School (New Orleans, LA), where he served on the Moot Court Board. His legal experience includes White & Case LLP (New York and London, UK) and King & Spalding, LLP (New York), where he has worked in Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Finance.
Professor Bell is a founder of Tulane University Law School's innovative and highly noted Corporate Law Intersession Boot Camp, which focuses on core business and legal concepts in the context of mergers and acquisitions and core corporate transactions. Also, he has served several years as a member of the Intersession Faculty for this Tulane Law School Boot Camp. Prior to entering law, he worked in Finance at both JP Morgan Chase (New York) and Credit Lyonnais (New York), gaining experience with private sector large and middle-market businesses, and financial institutions.
Professor Bell's core research interest is interdisciplinary, focusing on understanding how law can advance the interests of society, and how society shapes law. In that vein, he has presented related strands of research at national law conferences on various topics including compliance, fintech, business innovation and entrepreneurship, and transportation/spatial planning.

Office Hours

Tue 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thu 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Other times by appointment only

Mentoring Preference
Able to connect with students on a wide-range of matters, including those who want to discuss career possibilities and the connection with their coursework at NJCU.

Yi-Yu Chen

Dr. Chen is a faculty of the Management Department at NJCU School of Business. She holds a Ph.D in Management and Global Business from Rutgers University and M.B.A with specialization in Management of Technology and Innovation. Her research interests are in the areas of management of technology and innovation, strategic alliances, supply chain logistics, as well as sustainability management. Her publications can be found in journal and conference proceedings.

Office Hours

Mon 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Lincroft Office)
Tue 8:50 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Tue 11:20 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Thu 8:50 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
[Subject to change each semester]

Mentoring Preference
Research projects, research or career interests in technology and innovation management and sustainability management.

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Dr. Lauren M. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Management department (Sport Management) at New Jersey City University. She recently obtained a PhD in Sport Management and Policy at the University of Georgia. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Hampton University. Her research interests include strategic leadership, consumer behavior in sport, and the globalization of the business of sport. She has disseminated her research in academic and sport business conferences around the world. Prior to academia, she has worked as a program  director for professional sport organizations. She is a former professional basketball athlete and native of Metro Atlanta.

Mentoring Preferences 
No major preferences to speak of and all welcome. 

Dr. Daniel J. Julius is a Professor of Management in the School of Business at New Jersey City University. During the past year he was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, School of Management, and he retains his affiliation with the School of Management at Yale. Prior to that time, he was the Senior Vice President and Provost at New Jersey City University and Adjunct Professor in the Higher Education Program at New York University. In past years he has been an affiliated faculty member at the Cornell University Higher Education Research Institute, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, a Senior Lecturer at Stanford University, Graduate Schools of Business and Education, Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, and Lecturer at Teachers College and the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. His expertise is in the areas of industrial labor relations, higher education administration, human resources and organizational behavior. He has significant international experience, serving as a Fulbright Specialist and Lecturer in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Canada and Ecuador, as a Visiting Scholar at the International Labor Organization in Switzerland, and in China at Fudan University, Shenyang Jianzhu and the University of Shanghai. During his career he served as the Academic Vice President/Provost for three institutions/systems; a Land, Sea and Space Grant system in Alaska, a religiously affiliated liberal arts university in Illinois, and a comprehensive state university in New Jersey. Earlier in his career he served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit University, and as the Director responsible for collective bargaining and human resources for the California State University System and the Vermont State Colleges. He is a former President of the College and University Personnel Association (now CUPA/HR) and the Academy for Academic Personnel Administrators. Dr. Julius has led or served on 17 accreditation teams, on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, edited over 20 books, authored 90 articles, book chapters, reviews and monographs, and made over 170 presentations at professional associations, universities and corporations. He holds an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, studied at Cornell University (ILR), and earned graduate degrees at Columbia University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Organizations Research at Stanford University.

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Mentoring Preference
Careers overseas, graduate programs/academic positions, labor management relations and opportunities in the public/not-for-profit sectors 

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Dr. Laski is an author and Professor of Finance and Management at New Jersey City University, School of Business. Dr. Laski’s most recent book, Shantytown, released in 2013, reflects on America’s post-war decline, and offers a searing indictment of the country’s economic and social policies. Previously, Capitalism and Christianity: A Moral and Ethical Struggle released in March, 2008, wrestles with the conflict between business and a personal theistic philosophy.

Dr. Laski was also Professor of Finance and International Business and founding Director of the MBA Program at the Nyack College. Dr. Laski received his Doctorate in Finance along with a second specialty in International Business from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Laski’s MBA in Finance is from St. Thomas Aquinas College and his Baccalaureate from Nyack College in Organizational Management with distinction. Dr. Laski received an A.S. in Criminal Justice from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, and is a Certified Manufacturing Engineer, with a specialization in Manufacturing Systems.

Dr. Laski spent 8 years on active duty with the U.S. Navy; an analyst at the Center for War Gaming, NAVWARCOL, NPT, RI and teaching ship handling at the NETC, NPT, RI for OCS Students, using the 20A61, YP Craft, and DESRON 28.

Dr. Laski has been V.P. and National Sales Manager for UVA Machine Company of Bromma, Sweden, and Senior Sales Engineer for Marubeni Corp., later founding his own enterprise, Skyline Consultants, Inc., and subsequently Ark Research Consulting, LLC, consulting in areas of manufacturing engineering, academic integration, and facilities utilization.

Dr. Laski spent ten years working in finance and investment capacities for Merrill Lynch, Citicorp, and Northeast Securities, where he was Vice President for Investments, holding a series 7, series 24, series 63 as well as New York and New Jersey, Life, Health and Annuity licenses.

Dr. Laski is a certified business administrator for the New Jersey School System.

Dr. Laski was the former Battalion Chief for the Upper Greenwood Lake Fire Company in West Milford Township, part of their Search and Rescue Team, and received the Passaic County Medal of Honor for saving the lives of three people in an ice rescue on Greenwood Lake, NJ.

Dr. Laski spent eight years as Commissioner of the Passaic County Planning Board, several years as an Assistant Scoutmaster, and is a member of St. Johns Lodge No. 1, AF&AM, Newport, RI.

Office Hours
Mon 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fri 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. [Subject to change each semester]

Mentoring Preference
Strong academic background, likely those interested in more of a “global management” perspective and/or international sales.

EunSu Lee

Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor of Management Department at the NJCU School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Transportation and Logistics from North Dakota State University. Prior to joining at NJCU, he was an Associate Research Fellow at Upper Great Plains Transportation. He has designed and taught classes for undergraduates, graduates, and professionals on topics including transportation systems modeling and planning, geographic information systems for transportation, operations management, supply chain design, management, and strategy, forecasting, sustainability in transportation, management science and operations research, simulation, strategic management, procurement and supplier management, global supply chain management, and business information systems including ERP and Transportation Management Systems (TMS).

Office Hours
Mon 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tue 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. [Subject to change each semester]

Mentoring Preference
Research project, Career in manufacturing and service operations, supply chain management, logistics operations and management, business analytics and information technology. Applying graduate programs

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Dr. McDonald is an Associate Professor in Management for the New Jersey City University School of Business. She also serves as the School of Business Honor’s Program Coordinator. Dr. McDonald has extensive experience in strategic management and leadership in non-profit and small business organizations and more than 15 years of experience as Associate Dean and Program Assessment Coordinator in the NJCU College of Professional Studies and the School of Business. A leader in the New Jersey American Council on Education Women’s Network in Higher Education, Dr. McDonald has research interests in leadership, operations management, women and gender issues in the workplace, assessment of student learning, business technology, community health and administration. She teaches Principles of Management, Business Enterprise Applications, Business Information Systems, Business Policy, and Organizational Theory and Practice.  

Dr. McDonald earned her B.S. in Community Health and M.S. in Health Administration from NJCU; MBA from Tiffin University; and Ph.D. in Leadership, Management and Policy from Seton Hall University. Dr. McDonald is also a certified personal trainer and emerging DJ. In her spare time Dr. McDonald enjoys spending time with her fiancée, family and three dogs.  Every day is an adventure…Dr. McDonald’s goal is to live, love, learn and explore life always.

Office Hours
Tue 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thu 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. [Subject to change each semester]

Mentoring Preference
I enjoy mentoring students on research and general interest in business leadership, graduate programs, operations management, women’s leadership, women and gender issues in the workplace, business technology, LGBTQIA issues, and health administration.  

Amit Jayant Mokashi

Dr. Mokashi started his career as an apprentice in a shipyard in India. He wanted to attend college, so when he got a chance, he did. He is licensed as a Chief Engineer to work on both Steam and Motor (Diesel) Ships. He has an M.Sc. in Maritime Operations (UK) and doctoral degrees in Marine Policy (USA) and Business (France). Dr. Mokashi specializes in maritime ports and transportation.

Office hours
Mon 5:50 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.
Tue 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wed 5:50 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.
Thu 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. [Subject to change each semester]

Mentoring Preference
I enjoy talking to students who want to make it happen.

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Professor Sharma is an Assistant Professor teaching law-related business courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Sharma is an experienced attorney in the areas of ERISA/employee benefits, tax and employment law. She has worked with leading law and accounting firms, corporations, consulting and brokerage firms, as well as in public service. Professor Sharma received her undergraduate degree in History/Economics (B.A.) from Russell Sage College, her law degree (J.D.) from Albany Law School of Union University and her Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from New York University School of Law. Professor Sharma is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

Professor Sharma has served as a contributing author and editor to premier employee benefits publications in the health care and retirement areas. Her primary research interests include healthcare and retirement policy, consumer-driven health care, privacy law, cannabis legalization and the workplace.

Office Hours 
Subject to change each semester

Mentoring Preference
Happy to connect with students on a wide-range of topics, including academic advisement, career advancement, effective business writing, and public speaking

Sujin Song

Dr. Song is an assistant professor of Management Department at NJCU School of Business. She holds a Ph.D in Hospitality Management from Pennsylvania State University and a MS in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. Her research focuses on the internationalization and top managers in the Hospitality industry. Her research appears in top journals of Hospitality Management such as Tourism Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Cornell Quarterly, and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Dr. Song has worked for Marriott International, Hilton, and Royal Caribbean companies.

Office Hours
Tue 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thu 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  [Subject to change each semester]

Mentoring Preference

  • Hospitality Management Research
  • Career in Hotels and Restaurant Industries
  • Preparation for Graduate Programs in Hospitality Management
Joseph Stern

Dr. Stern is an Associate Professor at New Jersey City University specializing in Global Business. In addition, he has taught a wide variety of Marketing and Management courses elsewhere. His dissertation (later published in "Southern Marketing Association Proceedings) analyzes the relationship between brand loyalty and cultural intensity. Dr. Stern has published many books on ethics and philosophy.

In addition, he has worked for about twenty years in the health care field with a particular interest in Hospice care. He has also prepared students for the licensing exam in Nursing Home Administration.

Office Hours
Mon 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wed  2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. [Subject to change each semester]

Mentoring Preference
I enjoy talking to students about global business developments, health care and the entire job search process (resumes, interviews, internships)

David Weiss

Dr. Weiss was a structured finance banker and still holds a license to practice law. Professor David S. Weiss, Esq., is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at New Jersey City University School of Business where he teaches global business and heads the B.S. in Entrepreneurship. He is also the Founder and Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) and the “Connecting Bridges and Borders Program through Business” also located at New Jersey City University. Dr. Weiss advances self-determination values through concepts of mediation theory and promotes innovation and entrepreneurship to advance Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). He advises on policy through both the IDR institute and the Connecting Bridges and Borders through Business Program to assist cross border stakeholders improve FDI opportunities. Professor Weiss received his Juris Doctor at New York Law School, and post doctorate work at the Sorbonne University le droit and is an IMI Certified Mediator. He held appointments at The United Nations through UNCITRAL, is chair of the International Committee for a major trade and industry group and lectures internationally throughout Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Caucasus and the Caribbean basin on law and economics through the prism of mediation, business, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Professor Weiss has extensive publications in the field of mediation and policy to address risk and conflict through his theory known as Economic Efficiency Mediation (EEM) which is a linkage for ethical code applied for AI (Artificial Intelligence) using Natural Processing Language (NPL). He is the author of several policies & articles including the recent “New Jersey Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation Act.” Currently, he is working on New Jersey policy for data protection to promote more clarity and confidence within the digital economy, institutional system design for mediation policy within the Common Wealth of Puerto Rico, and value systems for mediation theory and practice within Central Eastern Europe from a thought leadership perspective and standards for consideration within the data destruction industry globally. He is currently in the process of launching an additional economic and feasibility study between Hungary and New Jersey relating to improving chain supply logistics utilizing air cargo between Newark and Budapest for furthering Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) activity.

Office Hours
Wed 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fri 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. [Subject to change each semester]

Mentoring Preferences 
Research Project, Career in entrepreneurship; business creation; mediation; international business start-up, policy base research focused on international trade, cross border commerce and mediation; mediation theory, practice, negotiation and application to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Applying to graduate programs.

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