Nick Daher

Associate Professor | Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

Director | Florida Tech Orlando Education Center

Contact Information

Personal Overview

Serves as the principal administrator for the University’s Education Centers for Orlando and Lake Nona, including face-to-face evening classes in the Baldwin Park location, the Lockheed Martin location on Sand Lake Road, the undergraduate completion program in Logistics Management offered at Valencia’s Lake Nona campus, and the distance learning courses offered through the online virtual campus.

Before that, he served as a Chairman for the Supplier Management Review Board at Siemens Telecom, as an ISO Certified Lead Auditor, and as a Corporate Trainer at TI Automotive Systems. As a scholarly practitioner, he delivers a blend of theory and practice in teaching methodology, focusing on application-based and evidence-based research in cross-cultural studies, systems thinking, decision making, and strategic management. 

Educational Background

  • University of Maryland, Adelphi, Maryland, Doctorate of Management, 2012, GPA: 4.0
  • Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, MBA, 2003, Graduated with High Honors, GPA: 3.8 
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in International Business, 1986

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor in the College of Business with fifteen years of higher education teaching experience.  Designed and integrated dynamic teaching strategies to foster graduate and undergraduate student learning, success, and retention.
  • Served as a Committee Chair for doctoral students in the DBA program, evaluated comprehensive doctoral examinations, tracked students’ progress in developing and defending a researchable dissertation proposal, obtaining IRB approval, and completing final dissertation defense.
  • Served as a voting member on the Graduate Council Committee for academic curricula, and a voting member of the Committee on Standards of institutional academic policies.
  • Scholarly practitioner with sixteen years of professional, corporate world credentials as an Executive Director and a Corporate Trainer in world-class organizations.
  • Served as a Peer-Reviewed Journal Editor for International Journal of Business Research (IJBR) from 2016 to Present.
  • Serving for the past five and a half years as the Curriculum Manager for two programs (M.S. in Supply Chain Management and M.S. in Quality Management).
  • Experienced university administrator, adept at all critical functions of faculty recruitment and coordination, academic advising, curriculum management, SACS compliance, and staff and student governance.

Professional Associations

Academy of Management (AOM), Active Member | 2009 - Present

Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) | 2009 - Present

Active Member, Society for HR Management, SHRM | 2006 - Present

ISO/QS-9000 Certified Lead Auditor | 1998 - Present

ISO-14001 Certified Internal Auditor-Environmental Mgt. System | 2000 - Present

Graduate & Active Member of Leadership Orlando Class 65 | 2005 - Present

Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society (DMD), Faculty Advisor | 2008 - 2013

Current Courses

MGT 6999  - Doctor of Business Administration Dissertation - Serves as a Major Advisor / Committee Chair to doctoral students Since April 2014

BUS 5480 - Strategic Management, MBA capstone course

MGT 5020 - Applied Management Project, serves as the capstone for certain majors

Selected Publications

Daher, N. N. (2012). Culture and management practices: A study of Japanese automotive companies operating in the United States, 1980-1995. (Order No. 3554238, University of Maryland University College). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 103.

Daher, N. (2019). Elaboration on the Relationship between Cultural Intelligence and the Expatriates’ Cross-Cultural Adaptation. International Journal of Business & Public Administration, 16(1), 56–73.

Daher, N. (2016). The relationships between organizational culture and organizational innovation. International Journal of Business & Public Administration, 13(2), 1-15.

Daher, N. (2015). Emotional and cultural intelligences as an assessment tool for recruiting, selecting and training individual candidates. International Journal of Business & Public Administration, 12(1), 167-180.

Daher, N. (2008). Building and maintaining relationships. In Robert W. Lucas (ed.), Customer Service: Skills for Success. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, pp. 138-141.

Recognition & Awards

Presented at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD), 2015 and 2017 Annual Conferences, Orlando, FL, and was granted the Research Award.

Daher, N. (2017). The relationships between organizational culture and organizational innovation. International Journal of Business & Public Administration, 13(2), 1-15.

Daher, N. (2015). Emotional and cultural intelligences as an assessment tool for recruiting, selecting and training individual candidates. International Journal of Business & Public Administration, 12(1), 167-180.

Academic Conferences - Presented and Served as a Session Discussant

Academy of Management (AOM), 2011 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

Society for Advancement of Management (SAM), 2011 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD), 2015 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD), 2016 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD), 2019 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL