Executive Education Faculty

Instructors are Rutgers University faculty members and industry experts selected for their current expertise in specific areas.


Jack Aiello
Dr. Jack Aiello is a professor of Psychology at Rutgers University with over 35 years of experience consulting with organizations.

Chris Avore
Chris Avore is a product strategist and designer in New York City. He has established a design culture at Nasdaq by empowering the designer as strategist and maker and is as comfortable presenting product strategy to the C-Suite as he is at leading a usability test or coaching junior designers on his team.

Arash Azadegan
Dr. Azadegan focuses on research related to supply chain disruptions, response and recovery from disruptions and inter-organizational creativity and innovation. Dr. Azadegan manages the Supply Chain Disruption Research Laboratory (SCDrl) at the Center for Supply Chain Management.

Bob Azman
Bob brings a wealth of diverse, general operations and business background as an executive at large corporations such as Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Thomson Reuters, Ceridian and Deluxe Corporation.

Ronnie Battista
Ronnie is a senior executive with over 18 years experience visioning and delivering creative and profitable cross-channel interactive experiences with bottom line impact.

Daryl Benton
Daryl is a visionary marketing leader who has grown and cultivated premier brands and businesses with Frito-Lay, KFC, Diageo, East African Breweries, Mars Chocolate, and BP – representing a portfolio of brands that include Rold Gold Pretzels, KFC, Malibu Rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Captain Morgan Rum, Guinness, Red Stripe beer, M&M’s, and Castrol.

Courtney Billington
Courtney Billington is Vice President of Janssen Supply Chain (JSC) within the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) family of companies. He is in his 25th year with J&J, having spent the last 15 years within Pharmaceuticals (Janssen) and 10 years previously in Medical Devices.

Gary Branning
Mr. Branning is President of Managed Market Resources (MMR), a healthcare consulting and medical communications company.

Karl A. Braun
Mr. Braun is Senior Vice President of Managed Market Resources. He is responsible for strategic consulting, new product development, medical device/ BioPharma commercialization, business development, managed markets training.

Mark Burgess
Mark is co-founder and president of Blue Focus Marketing, a social branding consultancy that was awarded the 2012 MarketingSherpa Reader’s Choice Award for Best Social Media Marketing blog.

Ian Cleary
Ian Cleary is the founder of RazorSocial, a world-leading marketing technology blog. In a report by Onalytica, Ian was listed as the 25th most influential person in social media globally and the 38th most influential content marketer.

Debi Coffield
Debi Coffield is the Senior Director of Marketing at the Culinary Institute of America, where she leads the enrollment, food enthusiast, and thought leadership marketing efforts for the college across three campuses.

Farok Contractor
Dr. Farok Contractor is Professor in the Management and Global Business department at Rutgers Business School.

Doug Dinon
Doug Dinon has been with GE’s Global Research Center (GRC) for 18 years leading manufacturing technical engineering teams that focus on developing and transitioning new advanced manufacturing technologies.

Steven Director
Steve Director returned to a full time faculty role after completing a six year term as Associate Dean of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.

Dr. David Dobrzykowski
Dr. David Dobrzykowski is a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management in Rutgers Business School (RBS) – Newark and New Brunswick where he teaches MBA courses in Operations Analysis, Project Management, and Healthcare Services Management, Operations Analysis, and Project Management.

Martin Dowson
Martin Dowson is Head of Service Design Strategy for Lloyds Banking Group in the United Kingdom (UK) and one of the United Kingdom’s leading ambassadors for design-led business. Martin’s experience is rooted in the human-centered design of customer experience combined with a deep understanding of organizational change and strategic management.

Art Drake
Art Drake has worked with large and small companies, both for-profit and not-for-profit, to design and implement strategic change within organizations to help companies create greater customer value at a faster rate.

Noah Elkin
Noah Elkin, Ph.D., is Executive Editor at eMarketer and co-author of Mobile Marketing: An Hour a Day.

Carolyn Ellison
Carolyn Ellison is an entrepreneurial senior marketing executive with experience in building brands across diverse business models in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. Her expertise lies in crafting strategy, inspiring innovation, and driving execution excellence to deliver outstanding business results.