CAMLS Management Education Series - Issues Track Presenters

Paul Salipante is Professor of Labor and Human Resource Policy and past Chair of the Department of Marketing and Policy Studies at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Salipante holds master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago. He has published work on equal employment opportunity, due process, and indicators of human resource management effectiveness. He has taught in the Case Western Reserve University Mandel Center's nonprofit management program for the past ten years. If you truly lack time and/or resources, you have an option to buy sociology paper and save both your time and effort.

Darlyne Bailey is Dean and Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bailey is currently completing a book on the development and evaluation of organizational collaboration in the nonprofit sector. She obtained her master's degreee in psychiatric social work from Columbia University and her doctorate in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bailey is the first African-American woman dean Case Western Reserve University.

John A. Yankey is professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. He currently teaches in the areas of strategic planning, fund raising, and nonprofit management. Dr. Yankey has published numerous articles in nonprofit management and social work journals and co-authored the book Building a Strong Foundation: Fundraising for Nonprofits in 1996. Dr. Yankey received an M.S.W. at West Virginia University and a doctorate in social work, with special emphasis in public administration at the University of Pittsburgh.

Susan Comerford earned her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in organizational behavior and is currently on the faculty of the University of Vermont. Her areas of teaching include social policy, diversity issues, as well as gender and leadership. Her credentials also include a master's degree in social work from Fordham University in New York. Dr. Comerford has served as a consultant to a wide variety of organizations including nonprofit, educational and religious groups, as well as corporations and small businesses.

Deborah Bridwell earned her master's and doctorate degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky after attending Transylvania University for undergraduate studies. She established her own organizational consulting practice in January 2000 and specializes in advising nonprofit groups on maximizing their performance. Dr. Bridwell has worked in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors for the past 20 years. Most recently, she served as Vice President of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland for six years. During her tenure, she oversaw a variety of functional areas, including human resources, operations, and marketing.

Al Abramovitz, Ph.D is currently the director of Executive Education for Case Western Reserve's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. He served for eight years as Superintendent of Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools where he founded Project CARE (Chemical Abuse Reduced through Education). Dr. Abramovitiz consults for a range of nonprofit organizations in strategic thinking, organizational development, curriculum design, and grant writing. He was honored as Mandel Center Faculty Member of the Year in 1998.

James P. Wilkins is a partner in the law firm Kastner, Westman, and Wilkins. He is an attorney practicing in areas including Arbitration Law, Affirmative Action, Labor Management, and Equal Employment Opportunity. He is a member of the Akron and Ohio State Bar Associations. Mr. Wilkins received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Wooster in 1979 and received his law degree, with honors, in 1983 from George Washington University. His public sector clients include sate universities, public libraries and school districts.

Sandra Nelson is a consultant and trainer and has been presenting library-training programs since 1974. She has presented programs in 20 states for all types of libraries on topics ranging from long-range planning and collection development to stress management and change. She chaired the committee that developed the new Public Library Association (PLA) planning process, Planning for Results: A Library Transformation Process, and is co-author of the PLA publication, Planning for Technology. She is the former state librarian and archivist for planning and development for the state of Tennessee.

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