Both part-time adjuncts are well connected to the business world and they share their wealth of knowledge with Adelphi students on a daily basis.
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An official at a senior college offered a suggestion: “Focus on adjuncts and all they have to offer”Here’s a look at just two of Adelphi’s many experienced adjunct professors—Mark Fogel ’85 and Neil Halloran—with the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business. Both part-time adjuncts are well connected to the business world and they share their wealth of knowledge with Adelphi students on a daily basis.
Mr. Fogel is the chief human resources officer of the Marcum Group, a diversified accounting, advisory and consulting group of businesses. He was formerly the vice president of human resources and administration for Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., a global manufacturer of electrical and electronic applications. Mr. Fogel, who also writes the Business of HR blog on Adelphi’s website, was named one of Long Island’s 50 most influential business leaders by Long Island Business News. Forbes and Business Management magazines have also recognized his accomplishments in training and consulting.
“I have always felt it was important to find ways to give back to the community,” he said, and his interest in making sure that the next generation is well prepared for the rigors of the workforce is apparent. Students leave with a better understanding of the role of human resources in the business world, eager to pursue a career in HR.
In the classroom, Mr. Fogel intertwines traditional research and processes with on-the-job scenarios, his own experiences and interactive tools, such as an eight-week online simulation where students assume the role of human resources director in a midsized firm. In 2011, Mr. Fogel moderated the Willumstad School of Business event, So, You Want a Career in HR?, where HR experts shared their experience in the field. Stephanie Novak ’11 said, “Not only was the event pertinent to the course, but it gave me a better understanding of the role of human resources in the real world.” Mr. Fogel said moderating the event was a “great opportunity to not only impart my knowledge, perspective and experiences, but to blend them with distinguished panelists in an intimate and interactive environment that Adelphi students could benefit from.”
Mr. Halloran, founder and president of the Halloran & Associates consultancy, has an extensive background in sales, marketing and education. Previously, he worked for IBM for 20 years and was the director of corporate and executive training at 1-800-Flowers.com. While at IBM, Mr. Halloran managed IBM’s Advanced Business Institute and worked with senior IBM executives on implementing innovative leadership curricula.
At Adelphi, Mr. Halloran said his main goal is to “tailor the course curricula for [students] to develop their skills as well as enable current professionals to compete in the private and public sectors of business.” Mr. Halloran reviews and tailors students’ résumés to specific jobs, and provides students with the latest state-of-the-art job-search strategies. In 2010, he piloted a business simulation project in the graduate business course, Developing World Class Human Resources.Adapted from an article by Mirirai Sithole ’12 in the Spring 2012 Robert B. Willumstad School of Business E-Newsletter
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