Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro is Dean, Professor and Archie. O. McCalley Chair at the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia, USA. He received his BS in pharmacy (Honors College) from the University of Connecticut and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky. He served a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University.
He is Immediate Past-President of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and Past Chair of the Council of Deans. He has served as President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He is a Fellow of the College and has served on the Research Institute Board of Trustees. He has been a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, having served on the Commission on Therapeutics and the Task Force on Science. In 2002, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy selected Dr. DiPiro for the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Educator Award. He has also received the Russell R. Miller Literature Award and the Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and was named in 2013 as the national Rho Chi Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. DiPiro was elected a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. DiPiro served as Editor of The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education for 12 years. He is an editor for Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, now in its 10th edition. He is also the author of Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Editor of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy. He has published over 200 journal papers, books, book chapters, and editorials in academic and professional journals, mainly related to antibiotics, drug use in surgery, and pharmacy education.
Prof. Dr.med. Winfried Rudolf Harzer
DOB: 15/06/1944. Professor and Chair Dept. of Orthodontics since 1990. Head of the Orthodontic program for PG education in Orthodontics.
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine,Technical University of Dresden from 1993 to 2007, Dean of the Dental School from 1991 to 1999 and 2006 to 2009.
Implementation as Vice Dean for education of a hybrid PBL curriculum in the undergraduate study in 1999 as Vice Dean for education. President of the German Orthodontic Congress in 1994.Member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (2003-2004).
President (2010-2011) of Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE). Member of the Saxony Society of Science. Study of Dentistry from 1963 to 1968 in Jena and Dresden. Postgraduate education in paediatric and Orthodontics. 1987 University Professor of Orthodontics and Head of the Department of Orthodontics in Dresden.
Genetics, functional orthopedics (bone szintigraphy and PCR of m-RNA in heavy chain proteins in masseter muscles), publications in these special fields and orthodontic textbooks for students (1991, 1997, 1999).
Guest lecturer in Finland, Switzerland, Italy, United Emirates, Syria, Hungary and Canada.
President of the German Orthodontic Congress in 1994 and 2011, Congress award 2004.
President of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (2010-2011).
J. Russell May
J. Russell May, Pharm.D., FASHP is a Clinical Professor and Associate Department Head,Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Prior to his move to academia full time in 2003, Dr. May was a drug information specialist and clinical manager in the Pharmacy Department at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Health System for 22 years, including serving as Director of Pharmacy from 1998 to 2003. Since graduating from the University of Kentucky Pharm.D. and Hospital Residency Programs in 1981, Dr. May has focused his practice in the areas of drug information and drug policy development. He currently serves on the Residency Advisory Council for the PGY-1 and three PGY-2 (critical care, oncology, and pediatrics) programs at Augusta University Health System (co-sponsored by the University of Georgia). In 2007, he was named Teacher of the Year at the University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has served on the ASHP Executive Committee of the Section of Clinical Specialists and the Commission on Credentialing. He is a past president of the Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists. Dr. May has served as a visiting professor at Misr International University in Cairo, Egypt, and assisted with the development of its Drug Information Center. Dr. May was also the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Drug Information Practitioner Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Prof. Phani Tej Adidam
Executive Management Education Professor.
Director: CBA International Initiatives.
Department: Marketing & Management.
Ph.D. – Texas Tech University
Professor Adidam teaches International Marketing, Sales Management, and Channels of Distribution to undergraduate Business Administration students, and Marketing Strategy to MBA and Executive MBA students. His teaching interests also include Strategic Brand Management and Competitive Intelligence. Students in the Executive MBA program have awarded him the Distinguished Executive MBA Professor Award in 2010, 2008, 2005, 2004 and 2000. In 2000, he also received the Outstanding MBA Professor of the Year Award. In 2008, he received the University-wide Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2007, he received the UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award. Professor Adidam is also on the faculty of the Aalto University School of Business in Finland, and has taught at more than 12 business schools around the world.
Professor Adidam’s research interests include marketing strategy, decision confidence, competitive intelligence, customer relationship management (CRM), demographics of health insurance economics, and sales management. His work is published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Journal of Business and Policy Research, Population Research and Policy Review, Journal of Social Sciences, Journal of Applied Business Research, Journal of College Teaching and Research, Journal of Healthcare of the Poor and Underserved, and the Journal of Immigrant Health. His work was awarded the Journal of Marketing’s Marketing Science Institute/H. Paul Root Award for ”…most significant contribution to the advancement of the practice of marketing” for 1999.
Dr. Adidam has also been awarded UNO’s College of Business Administration Dean’s Citation for Excellence in Research in 2000 and successfully competed for a University of Nebraska Summer Research Award in 1997. In 2006, he received the best paper award at the Third International Business Research conference in Melbourne, Australia. He is a member of the Strategic Planning Institute’s Council on Market Strategy in Cambridge, MA, Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, American Marketing Association, and Academy of Marketing Science.
Professor Adidam is the Director of CBA’s International Initiatives, and a former Chairman of the Marketing and Management department. He developed a comprehensive marketing plan for the Salvation Army in Omaha, NE, serving as a panel member for a discussion about global marketing and policies on Nebraska Public Television in 2001 and 2009, active membership on a number of college and campus-wide councils and committees, and he has provided expert opinions on numerous retailing and marketing-strategy related topics for radio, newspapers, and other media. In 2008, he was awarded UNO’s College of Business Administration Dean’s Citation for Excellence in Service. Before entering academe, Professor Adidam developed, marketed, and implemented application software systems for global companies.
Prof. Paurav Shukla
Paurav Shukla is the Professor of Marketing and the head of Management & Marketing Group at the Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. His research interests include cross-cultural marketing, comparative consumer behaviour, and marketing in emerging markets with a particular focus on luxury brands. Paurav’s career began in industry, and he continues to work hand in hand with industry as a researcher, practitioner and advisor. Previously he has held academic positions at Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), University of Brighton (UK), Liverpool Hope University (UK), Gujarat Law Society (India) and corporate organizations including 7th Sense Consulting (UK & India), Scanpoint Graphics (India), Claris Lifesciences (India) among others. He also holds visiting professorship at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany, Aalto University, Finland, Misr International University, Egypt, among others. He has also delivered corporate training, teaching and consulting assignments for organizations in Europe, Asia and Africa, and has been actively involved in funded research projects. He is currently working on several client projects involving large scale comparative datasets. He has directly taught students representing more than 60 nationalities and been one of the pioneers in e-teaching methods wherein he employs cutting edge web and social media technologies in his teaching approach. His website www.pauravshukla.com gets more than 20,000 hits per month globally. He has written widely in the areas of his research domain in top-tier journals including Journal of Business Research, Journal of World Business, Marketing Letters, Information & Management, International Marketing Review, Psychology & Marketing, Alcohol & Alcoholism, Eating behaviours, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Advances in Consumer Research, Journal of Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Product & Brand Management among others. He is an expert in quantitative techniques including structural equation modeling and complex land and field experiments and has also published papers using mixed methods approach. He has contributed chapters to edited books, case studies and popular accounts of his work have appeared in the Sunday Times, the Guardian, Woman’s Wear Daily (the fashion bible), Luxury Society, Newsweek, National Post of Canada and LiveMint Wall Street Journal, among others. He has been involved as a guest editor for journals, conference chair, and track chair for prestigious conferences such as EMAC. He is also on the editorial and review boards of several renowned conferences and journals.