Anaheim University News
After 11 years of service to Anaheim University, Dr. William Hartley has been appointed to the position of President Emeritus and has handed his position as Dean of the Akio Morita School of Business to Dr. Robert Robertson, who had been serving as Associate Dean. Dr. Hartley will continue to serve as a Professor in the Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business.
Dr. William Hartley's background is a combination of education, private sector work, teaching and consulting. Holding a bachelor's degree, three master degrees, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, University of California at Berkeley and University of Wisconsin respectively, he is the former Chairman of the Department of Economics and Business Administration at the State University of New York (SUNY), Fredonia. In addition to many years teaching at the undergraduate level, Dr. Hartley has taught in MBA programs for over 18 years at both Niagara University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and has taught on-line courses for the State University of New York. In the corporate world, Dr. Hartley has had a variety of jobs from administrative manager of the R&D division of a Fortune 500 company to the executive training program of Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, as well as owning and operating an art gallery for a period of 12 years. In the area of consulting, Dr. Hartley has worked primarily in management development and in strategic management consulting activities.
Dr. Robert Robertson has more than 15 years of experience in academia as a Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Business and MBA program director in the United States and in Kazakhstan. He holds a Ph.D. in Management and Organization (Stirling University, Scotland); Post-Doctoral Professional Certificate, International Business and Leadership (Argosy University); Post Graduate Diploma in International Management-China (University of London); Master of Studies in Law (Vermont Law School); Master of Public Administration (Dalhousie University, Canada); a Master of Arts (Eastern Kentucky University) and a Bachelor of Science (East Tennessee State University). In addition, he has an Executive Certificate from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Innovation and Strategy. Dr. Robertson was selected by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to the Fulbright Specialist Program. He has served as the President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution and Chief Academic Officer and Research Fellow at the University of Phoenix's Center for Workforce Diversity, Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Robertson is a Visiting Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Faculty of Economics; and, he serves as a Scientific Adviser to the Global Universities in Distance Education (GUIDE) association headquartered at Marconi University, Rome, Italy. He is an invited speaker on international business, strategy, online education and workforce training; and he regularly lectures in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Europe, Brazil and the United States. In the public sector, he has more than 20 years of management experience including serving as the City Manager for the City of Hamilton, Ontario in Canada with more than 8,500 employees and a budget in excess of one billion dollars.
Interview with Winston Bennett, Anaheim University Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Student
Winston Bennett is a retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat as well as a former men’s basketball coach. Winston has entered the business world and is pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program through the Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business.