Student Profiles

Ph.D. in Technology Management Students

Fall 2015

Olumide Adebayo Olumide Adebayo

Olumide Adebayo has 15+ years of enterprise-level system development and operations experience ranging from hands-on development to high level team management. He has a special eye for fault-tolerance and scalable architecture. Olumide obtained both his Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Master’s in Technology Management from the University of Bridgeport and believes so much in the quality of education at the school that he’s decided to pursue his Ph.D. in Technology Management here as well. After years of working in the Affiliate Marketing space, he recently shifted focus to Big Data Analytics with special interest in data sanity and unification.

Jeff London Jeff London

Mr. Jeff London is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in systems engineering and business development. He also served in the United States Air Force for 11 years as an avionics technician for combat aircrafts. Mr. London has acquired and successfully applied broad knowledge of the “systems approach” for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the life cycle, while employed at various U.S. Department of Defense contractors such as Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin, and SRI International. Jeff is currently Vice President of Engineering for Systems Modeling & Simulation Inc., a small IT company for which he is engaged in systems engineering business development activities. His leadership skills and innovative approach to problem-solving have been instrumental in building highly cross-functional teams for tackling systemic organizational or technical issues. Mr. London graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics. He also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from LaSalle University and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Systems Engineering from George Washington University.

Binod Pokhil Binod Pokhil

Binod received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kathmandu University in Nepal, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Binod has over 15 years of higher education technology administration experience. He is currently the Director of Academic Technologies at Southern Connecticut State University and was Director of Information Technology for School of Education, Health and Human Behavior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He was the Network System Administrator for a leading Internet service provider in Nepal before he moved to the U.S. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

 Ozden Tozanli Ozden Tozanli

Ozden Tozanli received her B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering with honors from Istanbul Kultur University in 2011 and her M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering in 2013 from Galatasaray University in Turkey. During her B.S. study program, she was granted a European Student Exchange program (ERASMUS) scholarship via the European Union which provided her with the opportunity to study in Viadrina European University in Germany. She has also received a minor in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Kultur University in 2011, and the Oracle Database 12c Developer Certified Associate Certificate from New York University in 2015. She has over four years of experience in academia and various industrial sectors such as banking, manufacturing, and logistics in a number of leading companies in Turkey, where she gained experience in the areas of marketing, purchasing, production planning, and logistics. Most recently, she has worked in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Istanbul Kultur University as a research and teaching assistant, teaching courses, lecturing practical and laboratory sessions, and managing the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory. She published four international conference papers in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Mathematical Modelling, and Optimization.

Fall 2014

Ellen Ellen Belitzky

Ellen Belitzky has nearly 30 years professional experience in information technology and services. Roles have included senior technical leadership, IT architecture, service design and implementation, project, program, and portfolio management, process and quality management, PMO leadership, and information & analytics delivery management.
Ms. Belitzky was graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics concentrating in decision sciences and marketing. At Penn, she sub-matriculated to earn a MS in Education focused on educational management and organizational psychology with emphasis on how adults learn new technology. Additionally, Ms. Belitzky completed her MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Professional affiliations include certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMP) and American Society for Quality (CMQ/OE). Industry experience includes consumer products, banking, government, insurance, health care, and not-for-profit sectors. Current research interests are IT Governance, Process Improvement, Quality Management, Delivering Information & Analytics Programs, Agile Project Management, Product Lifecycle Management.
Murat_Duman_ Gazi Murat Duman

Gazi Murat Duman received a BSc. in Industrial Engineering (2005) in Yildiz Technical University, an MBA degree from Sakarya University  (2007) in Turkey and worked as an operations specialist and analyst  in one of the biggest 3PL companies in Istanbul, Turkey.  He got a MSc. in Information Technology from Southern New Hampshire University (2010).  His recent work experience in industry for the past six years includes analyzing and designing logistics and supply chain operations and consulting, testing and implementing logistics management and asset management systems. His current fields of interest are emerging technologies in supply chain and logistics management and decision support systems.

John_Lalit_Jagtiani_200 John Jagtiani

Mr. Jagtiani is an experienced business leader twenty-five years of professional experience. He specializes in cross-industry project delivery and management, solutions architecture, CRM strategy & implementation, sales methodology and enablement, management consulting, development of global consulting organizations, multi-shore / Offshore capability build and management, training development and delivery, contract negotiations and vendor management. During his career, Mr. Jagtiani has held several leadership positions in organizations including IBM, PepsiCo, Accenture, and Marsh & McLennan. In addition, he has also been involved with several entrepreneurial initiatives over the years. Most recently, Mr. Jagtiani developed Marsh’s Global PMO capability as the Global Head of Program Management and Governance.  Mr. Jagtiani earned his Bachelors in Computer Science and Economics from Rutgers University and MBA in Marketing from Hofstra University.

 Dan_Tenney_200_Color Dan Tenney

Dan has over 35 years of experience in business, having held Senior level positions in quality and technical capacities for the last 20+ years. Half his career was spent in the food industry, the other half in filtration science, working for globally-respected companies that included H.J.Heinz Co. and 3M Co., along with holding principal positions in a small entrepreneurial company and a mid -sized filtration company. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, a Certified Toast Master Presenter, a 3M Black Belt trained Green Belt Coach, and has various teaching and consultation experiences such as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Bridgeport’s MS TCMG program, a UB Industrial Advisory Board Member, a Leadership and Diversity Trainer at 3M, 3M Business Conduct Contact, and co-authored a Technical Education Paper at the 2014 ASEE Conference where he also provided chairing assistance. Dan’s experience and functional leadership has supported his continual participation on several top-level company steering committees over the last 23 years. Dan received his B.A. Degree in Environmental Science from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MBA in Operations from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 Brian_Vo_ Brian Vo

Brian Vo received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology at the East Carolina University (1995), a M.S. in Technology Management at the Stevens Institute of Technology (1997), a M.S. in Industrial Engineering at the University of New Haven (2005), and a M.S. in Software Engineering at the Fairfield University (2012). He also has ASQ Black Belt and Covidien Black Belt Certifications. He is currently working at Aptar Corporation as an Advanced Planning Quality Manager. Prior to that, he worked at Covidien (former Tyco Healthcare) for 13 years as a Quality Engineer, Sr. Quality Engineer, and Principle Quality Engineer. Prior to that, he served in the United States Army, as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist. Brian has a passion for quality and data analysis. Using designed experiments to improve manufacturing process is a particular strength. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Technology Management and is interested in Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Process Improvement. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family and also is an avid fisherman.