Dr. Howard FrederickDr. Howard Frederick

Professor

After earning his bachelors degree at Stanford University, Dr. Howard Fredrick received his master's degree from San Francisco State University and his Ph.D. in International Economics and Relations from The American University. A recognized multilingual authority in the fields of business entrepreneurship and innovation, economic development, new technologies and sustainability, Prof. Frederick researches and teaches entrepreneurship, incubation, social development, climate change entrepreneurship, and strategy at Plymouth State University. He is the author of 197 journal articles and books with 20+ years experience in teaching, executive education, research business development, entrepreneurship and multimedia communications and 15 years experience as a company director. He has owned four businesses and received over $1,000,000 in external grant funding. He is a motivated researcher and practitioner whose expertise encompasses the private and public sectors within Mexico, Australia, Samoa, Tonga, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia. Dr. Howard Frederick is a dynamic teacher with high student evaluations, whose keen insight of worldwide markets, economic trends and political climates, inspires students to successfully enter the global marketplace.

Credentials

  • Stanford University Bachelors degree, San Francisco State University Masters degree, & Ph.D. in International Economics and Relations from The American University
  • Recognized multilingual authority in the fields of business entrepreneurship and innovation, economic development, new technologies and sustainability
  • Author of 197 journal articles and books
  • 20+ years experience in teaching, executive education, research business development, entrepreneurship and multimedia communication
  • 15 years experience as a company director and owner of 4 businesses
  • Received over $1,000,000 in external grant funding
  • Researcher and practitioner whose expertise encompasses the private and public sectors within Mexico, Australia, Samoa, Tonga, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia

 





                         

Dr. Robertson Robert Robertson, Ph.D.

Dean, Akio Morita School of Business

Dr. Robert Robertson holds a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management Executive Certificate in Innovation and Strategy, 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). He 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. 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 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.

Dr. Bari Courts Dr. Bari Courts

Professor

Dr. Bari Courts holds an MBA in Management from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University. He has spent time in the insurance industry and  held the position of project manager for a major ERP software implementation. Dr. Courts has enjoyed teaching abroad, especially various courses in International Business, including e-Commerce, Economics, Management, Organizational Behavior, Research Methodology, and Statistics. Locally Dr. Courts is also a business owner of a small self-storage business in Cincinnati.

 

Credentials

  • University of Cincinnati MBA in Management
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University
  • Entrepreneur + experience in software & insurance industries

 

Message from Dr. Bari Courts

I very much look forward to working with you and to playing my part in helping you to achieve your academic goals. You should be proud on your efforts as you continue your education. My time at Capella was spent entirely online so I am very familiar with the time commitment and other issues associated with completing a degree online. It is not easy, but it IS very rewarding. While I am sure you are looking forward to completing your degree, I encourage you to enjoy the journey!