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.  

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. 

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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.