Dr. Dave Tofanelli – Economics and Business Economics and Business

Dr. Dave Tofanelli – Economics and Business

Dr. Dave Tofanelli is the assistant professor of the practice of management in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. Tofanelli teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on organizational behavior, innovation management, leadership and health care management. Before joining HPU, Tofanelli spent 30 years as a healthcare executive. He was practice administrator for UNC Regional Physicians […]

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Dr. Jerry Fox – Economics

What does it mean when the Dow Jones drops 100 points in a day? Why is the cost of food, gas and clothing rising? Dr. Jerry Fox, associate professor of economics, is known for taking complex numbers, national and international issues and explaining how they’ll affect Americans individually. His research interests include the local economy […]

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Dr. Daniel Hall – Economics

In an era where Americans are gaining more interest in the environment and questioning the amount of natural resources, knowledge is power. Dr. Daniel Hall, associate professor of economics and department chair, is teaching students about the importance of environmental issues and how to resolve them. His research is focused on the potential of decentralized […]

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Dr. Bob Hirth – Business Management

Dr. Bob Hirth is the assistant professor of management in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. Hirth specializes in micro lending and innovation in developing countries, specifically Ethiopia. He teaches courses in business law and strategic management, and has previously worked for an aerospace company as an international contracts negotiator. Expertise: micro lending, innovations […]

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Dr. Tjai Nielsen – Business Management

Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management, conducts research on topics ranging from leadership and work team effectiveness, to predictors of international investment and partnering with clients to improve their effectiveness.
The majority of his research concentrates on the motivational and behavioral contingencies that impact leadership, team performance and the dynamics of international investment patterns. Recently, […]

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