Learn to become an adjunct professor

Success to Significance: Transitioning from the Boardroom to the Classroom

Dates pending for next session.

In this two-hour course, you will learn from Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business faculty, and experienced professionals, on how to position yourself to a university and use your experience as your brand. We will discuss common obstacles and recommendations for professionals making the transition to a teaching, mentoring and coaching role at a university.

The panel of experienced professors, including former Chuck E. Cheese CEO Mike Magusiak, will share their experiences transitioning from executives in the boardroom to mentors in the classroom.

Learn how to move from industry to academic success at a university, as well as:

  • How to navigate the transition from the boardroom to the classroom.
  • Best-practices from executives who have made this transition at the University of Dallas.
  • How to brand yourself to universities.
  • Success stories and lessons learned from a panel of executives.

Our Panelists

Rosemary Maellaro

Rosemary Maellaro, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management

With more than 20 years of HR management experience, Rosemary Maellaro, Ph.D., chose to share her expertise through teaching. Maellaro moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area 28 years ago working for The Southland Corporation, now 7-Eleven, Inc. She joined the faculty of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas as an adjunct professor in 1993, while serving as the vice president of human resources for Black-eyed Pea Restaurants.

 

Mike Magusiak

Mike Magusiak, Former President and CEO of CEC Entertainment Inc. (Chuck E. Cheese)

Mike Magusiak and the team turned around a negative cash flow business, took it public in 1989 and operated Chuck E. Cheese as a public company for over 25 years until selling to a private equity group in 2014.

Magusiak serves on the UD Board of Trustees and is an Executive on Campus.

 

Professor Laura Munoz

Laura Muñoz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing

Laura Muñoz received her Ph.D. in marketing & international business from the University of Texas - Pan American in 2009, where she also served as a research and teaching assistant. Before joining the University of Dallas in 2012, Muñoz was an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and the University of North Texas at Dallas.

 

 

Jim Price

Jim Price, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Citi

Price's primary works involves HR oversight for 47,000 employees across 37 North American Sites, as well as for strategic business projects, global learning and global operations and technology transformation. Prior to joining Citi, Jim served as Human Resources Director at The M/A/R/C Group, a member of the Omnicom Group. He now also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in the University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, teaching courses in Leadership, Management, Human Resources and Professional Development.

 

Deanna White

Deanna White, Former CEO of Flexjet

As CEO of Richardson-based private jet airline, Flexjet, Deanna White  was responsible for setting the strategy and vision for the company and managing all aspects of the 150 aircraft operations. Prior to spending 10 years in aviation, White worked in telecommunications, first with Verizon for 13 years and then with Genuity for five years.

White serves on the college's advisory board and is an Executive on Campus.

 

Greg Bell

Greg Bell, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Associate Professor of Management

Dr. R. Greg Bell is the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of Management at the Gupta College of Business. He teaches courses in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Sustainability. His research on corporate governance and international business has been published in leading management and entrepreneurship journals. 

 


 

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Program Breakdown:

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.: Adjunct Professor Essentials

Greg Bell, Ph.D., will present topics focused on what it takes to become an adjunct professor including:

  • AACSB and your value.
  • the array of opportunities for experienced professionals.
  • how to brand and position yourself.
  • how to determine if you need additional education.
  • Ph.D. vs DBA requirements.

4:50 - 5:45 p.m.: Adjunct Panel

Hear from adjuncts and our full-time faculty about how they successfully made the transition from the boardroom to the classroom.

Panelists: Mike Magusiak, Deanna White, Rosemary Maellaro, Ph.D., and Laura Muñoz, Ph.D.

Panelists will cover topics including:

  • Why did you want to make the transition from the boardroom to the classroom?
  • What prompted you to want to work with students?
  • How did you position and ‘brand’ yourself to enter the higher education market?
  • In what ways have you become engaged with students since coming to UD? For example, through leading a class, guest speaking, or talking with student clubs.
  • What have you learned since making this transition to the classroom?

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.: Breakout Advising and Networking

The last portion of the seminar includes breakout sessions for you to interact with full-time and adjunct professors and discuss how you can transition to the classroom.

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