Marcus Goncalves, Ed.D.
Institution:  Nichols College
Country:  USA

Dr. Marcus Goncalves has more than 25 years of management consulting experience in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Marcus is the former CTO and earlier Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) of Virtual Access Networks, which under his leadership, and project management skills, was awarded the Best Enterprise Product at Comdex Fall 2001, leading to the acquisition of the company by Symantec. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Boston University School of Education. Marcus has been lecturing at Boston University and Brandeis University for the past 11 years where his Knowledge Tornado book (1st edition) has been adopted. He is an Assistant Professor of Management and International Business Program Chair. Marcus earned his Doctorate Degree from Boston University School of Education in 2009.

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José Alves, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Saint Joseph
Country: China

Dr. José Alves is an Associate Professor of Management at the School of Management, Leadership and Government of the University of Saint Joseph, Macau. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, Organizational Studies, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently based in Macau, China, but before he lived in Europe and United States. His major research interests include leadership, teams, and management in China. His research has been published in journals and conference proceedings, such as the Journal of Managerial Psychology, Human Resources Management Review, and International Journal of Leadership Studies. He has also presented papers at various conferences, including the Academy of Management, Iberoamerican Academy of Management, International Association for Chinese Management Research, and Eastern Academy of Management. He also advises European companies intending to enter into the China market.

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Marcia Valeria Goncalves
Institution: FACULDADE ESTÁCIO DE SÁ VITÓRIA
Country: Brazil

Marcia Valéria Gonçalves lives in Brazil. She holds a B.S. in International Business degree from Faculdade de Ciências Humanas de Vitória-ES, and a master’s in Economics from University Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro-RJ. She also holds a post-graduate degree in Logistics from Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, another in Project Management from Faculdade Estácio de Sá, both in Vitoria-ES.  Valeria coordinates the post-graduate programs at FACULDADE ESTÁCIO DE SÁ VITÓRIA and VILA VELHA-ES. She is also an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the same institution. Valéria is a real estate consulting with more than 13 years of experience in the industry providing advisory services, training and project oversight.

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Stephen Willand, Ph.D.
Institutions:  Assumption College, Nichols College
Country: USA

Dr. Stephen Willand has more than 30 years as senior executive management for city government, which involved strategic planning, multi-million dollar budget preparation and maintenance, and supervisory management for a staff of 60.  Dr. Willand has taught over 300 college courses at a number of colleges and universities over the past 30 years.  His teaching philosophy is quite simple: to be engaging and empowering in every class and to help every student to realize his or her maximum potential and to establish and reach the highest level of academic and personal goals.   Dr. Willand received his A.B., from the College of the Holy Cross, and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Miami and earned his Ph.D., from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Raymond Guillette, Ed.D.
Institutions:  Assumption College, Nichols College
Country: USA

Dr. Raymond Guillette has held various positions in higher education over the past 25+ years.  In addition to serving as a faculty member for business focused curriculum, Ray has served as Department Chair, Director of Marketing and Institutional Advancement, Dean of Enrollment Management, Director of Off-Campus Programs and Corporate Education, Executive Director of Graduate & Professional Studies, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, Dean Doctoral Program Admissions and Dean of Academic Affairs / Student Services serving learners in their pursuit of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Ray has extensive experience in international student recruitment and student services. Dr. Guillette’s extensive experience in private industry prior to his higher education career include him founding Patriot Electronics, Inc. a manufacturer firm servicing the high tech electronics defense industry.  Ray holds an MBA from Anna Maria College, CAGS and doctorate in Higher Educational Leadership and Administration from Johnson & Wales.