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Dr. Nick Najy Daher

Associate Professor | Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

Director | Florida Tech Orlando

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Personal Overview

Serves as the principal officer for Florida Tech Orlando. Responsible for academic governance over programs and faculty to teach course offerings of 18 different master’s degree programs in Engineering, Business, and Management. Makes employment decisions of hiring, training, developing, and managing terminally-degreed faculty, resident administrators, and office personnel, and evaluates their performance.  

Oversees all academic activities and day-to-day operations at the Baldwin Park campus, at the Lockheed Martin training facility for face-to-face evening classes, at Valencia’s Lake Nona campus for the undergraduate completion program in Logistics Management, as well as the distance learning courses offered through the online virtual campus.

Has seventeen years of professional corporate world credentials as Executive Director in world-class organizations, served as a Chairman for the Supplier Management Review Board at Siemens Telecom, as an ISO Certified Lead Auditor for a global supplier network, and as a Quality Assurance 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 Systems Thinking ®, learning organizations, decision making, strategic management, and cross-cultural studies. 

Educational Background

University of Maryland, Adelphi, Maryland, 2012, Doctorate Degree in Management, Dissertation: Corporate Strategic Management    Dissertation Committee:Bryan Booth, Ph.D., Cornell University (Program Chair) Diana Watts, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley Claudine SchWeber, Ph.D., State University of New York

Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 2003, MBA, Graduated with High Honors

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1986, B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in International Business

Professional Experience

Seasoned Associate Professor in the College of Business with eighteen 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 doctoral comprehensive examinations, tracked their progress of developing and defending a researchable dissertation proposal, obtaining IRB approval, and completing final dissertation defense.

Served as a voting member of the Committee on Standards of institutional academic policies, and a voting member on the Graduate Council Committee for academic curricula.

Served as a Peer-Reviewed Journal Editor for International Journal of Business Research (IJBR) from 2016 to Present.

Serving for the past nine years as the Curriculum Manager for two programs (M.S. in Supply Chain Management and M.S. in Quality Management).

Accomplished scholarly practitioner with sixteen years of professional corporate world credentials as Executive Director and a Corporate Trainer at Siemens Telecom and TI Automotive Systems in world-class organizations.

Delivered a blend of theory and practice in teaching methodology, focusing on application-based and evidence-based research. Designed curricular development programs and educational modules for both the traditional and the adult learner. Taught students of diverse backgrounds in a multicultural environment.

Utilized instructional technology and web-based distance learning applications, and integrated online systems such as Blackboard and Canvas, in face-to-face teaching environments.

Experienced university administrator, adept at all critical functions of faculty recruitment and coordination, academic advising, curriculum management, SACS accreditation reviews for affirmation and compliance, articulation agreements and corporate relations, and faculty, 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 - Served as a Committee Chair/ Major Advisor to doctoral students since April 2014

BUS 5480 - Strategic Management, MBA capstone course

MGT 5020 - Applied Management Project, the capstone course 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.

Committee Chair for Doctoral Students Dissertations

Newsom, K. L. (2017). Business practices which have the greatest influence on retention as it relates to wired boomers in the aerospace industry in Huntsville, Alabama (Order No. 10646732). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Florida Institute of Technology. (1940693518). Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.portal.lib.fit.edu/docview/1940693518?accountid=27313

Park, W. M. (2017). The impact of a millennial business leader's emotional intelligence on turnover in the multigenerational sales occupational field (Order No. 10646734). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Florida Institute of Technology. (1940680812). Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.portal.lib.fit.edu/docview/1940680812?accountid=27313

Peer-Review of Other Authors’ Articles

Gould, R. (2012). Open innovation and stakeholder engagement. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 7(3), 1-11.

Under Review/Pending

Daher, N. (20xx). An examination of emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence as competencies that underpin effective leadership across borders. Journal TBD

Daher, N. (20xx). An examination of the relationship between organizational culture and innovation: Theoretical propositions and empirical evidence. Journal TBD

Daher, N. (20xx). An examination of process, product, and disruptive innovation in the car sector of the automotive industry. Journal TBD

 

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.

Research

As a scholarly practitioner, he delivers a blend of theory and practice in teaching methodology, focusing on application-based and evidence-based research in:

Systems Thinking ®

Learning Organizations

Decision Making

Corporate Strategic Management

Cross-Cultural studies

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

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