Dr. Tamara Myatt
Tamara Myatt, Ph.D.

Professor

Holding a Ph.D. and Masters in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, Tamara Myatt has spent more than a decade transforming the professional and educational lives of young and disadvantaged people in some of the poorest and most dangerous regions of the world, championing the causes of women, and orchestrating locally and globally scaled initiatives in the business sphere. The specialized focus of her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development was in in women’s entrepreneurship in regions of war. She is currently pursuing advanced studies/research in entrepreneurship in emerging economies, family business, innovation, and enterprise digital transformation. 

The former Executive Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women in Afghanistan and Chair of Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Small and Medium Enterprises at the American University of Nigeria, Tamara is an internationally recognized pioneer in enterprise development. She has led enterprise development initiatives in nations such as Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bosnia, Kenya, Croatia, Uganda, India, Myanmar, Liberia, and Rwanda. 

In her spirit of ‘giving back’ Tamara founded a critical mentorship program for Nigeria’s Chibok girls. Tapping into her passion for women’s causes, Tamara has developed the framework needed to support these women as they reorient themselves and navigate PTSD. Many of these women are now enrolled in universities in their homeland and abroad. As well, Tamara is lauded internationally as the founder of Afghanistan’s first-of-kind mentoring program for women entrepreneurs as well as the male support group for Afghan women in business. She has succeeded in establishing and edifying a robust support network for sustainable women-owned businesses, and many of her graduates have gone on to exceptional successes including participation in Barack Obama’s Entrepreneurship Summit and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as recognition with Global Leadership Awards, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women, and Time Magazine’s Most Influential People. For her work with women and enterprise development, Tamara received the Woman of Excellence Award for her home province of Nova Scotia, Canada, and commendation for her leadership in establishing the mentoring program for Nigeria’s Chibok girls.

With a formidable background of experience including laying the groundwork for Saudi Arabia’s first university for women and the first entrepreneurship studies program for women in post conflict Rwanda and Afghanistan, as well as conflict-ridden Northeastern Nigeria, Tamara is well-prepared to begin tearing down the significant barriers impeding the economic advancement of young people. She embodies both the executive operational leadership qualities and fundamental teaching and instruction expertise to begin making meaningful changes while navigating cultural and social challenges. A proactive team builder, principled leader, and exceptional motivator, she is a superlative professional for senior academic leadership and instructional roles.

 

Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University
  • Masters in Human & Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University
  • Executive Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and the American University of Afghanistan Consultant for the Women in the Economy at Flag International
  • Certificate in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University
  • Former Chair of Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Entrepreneurship, American University of Nigeria

Dr. Craig MayberryCraig Mayberry, Ph.D.

Craig Mayberry holds a Ph.D. in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA and bachelor degree in Economics from Brigham Young University.  He spent 9 years working in the corporate finance departments of Chrysler Corporation and Intel Corporation.  His dissertation research was on social entrepreneurship and the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, leadership and performance of non-profit organizations.  He has been teaching for the past 12 years in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, management, and corporate social responsibility.

Dr. Michael SuttonMichael Sutton, Ph.D.

Professor

Holding a Ph.D. from McGill University and a Bachelors in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Michael Sutton has been recognized with numerous academic awards, including Westminster College's Faculty & Staff Peer Award, the Gore School of Business - Excellence in Scholarship, and Kent State University's Assoc. Provost, Faculty Affairs & Curriculum - Teaching Excellence. He is widely published in both the academic and practitioner community and has been invited to judge numerous International Game Competitions because of his specialty in experiential and game-based learning.

 

 

Dr. Robert DiotaleviRobert Diotalevi, J.D.

Professor

Dr. Robert Diotalevi, Esq., LL.M., is serving in his 17th year as Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. He was the founding Legal Studies Program coordinator. He has been a lawyer for 33 years as a member of the Massachusetts and Florida bars. He possesses 4 degrees and has been internationally published with over 80 manuscripts in print. In 2009 Dr. Diotalevi had a book published by Cengage. It is entitled “The Florida Paralegal.” As an academician since 1985 he has instructed over 400 courses. Dr. Diotalevi was a professional broadcaster for 8 years and held managerial positions in radio news and production. Dr. Diotalevi’s works have been published in SMU School of Law’s Computer Law Review and Technology Journal, The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, The Paralegal Educator, The Journal of Paralegal Education and Practice and The National Paralegal Reporter.

 

Dr. Garski Dr. Sara Willox

Professor

Dr. Sara Willox has earned an MLA degree in Sustainability from Harvard University, an MBA from Upper Iowa University and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University. She also completed two BS degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Willox has been teaching online courses and face to face courses in business, leadership, and psychology since 2010, and served as the department chair in business and technology for Edgewood High School. She publishes and presents at professional and academic conferences. Dr. Willox has professional experience in nonprofit management, human resources, operations, and development. She has held the positions of director of operations and development, department chair, human resources director, and program director. In addition, Sara does independent consulting with individuals and companies including nonprofit and corporate organizations, Grammy Award-winning artists, state government officials, and educational institutions.

Credentials

  • Harvard University MLA degree in Sustainability in progress
  • Upper Iowa University MBA
  • Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University
  • Experience teaching online and face to face courses in business, leadership, and psychology since 2010
  • Professional experience in management and consulting since 2001
  • Independent consultant for nonprofit and corporate organizations, Grammy Award-winning artists, state government officials, and educational institutions.