Ph.D. in Technology Management Students
Ellen Belitzky's professional experience spans more than 25 years in information technology and services. Professional roles have included all facets of the IT function from senior technical and architecture positions to project, program, portfolio, process and quality management roles, as well as her current global PMO position.
Ms. Belitzky began her academic career at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a BS in Economics concentrating in decision sciences and marketing. There she also earned a MS in Education focused on educational management and organizational psychology with emphasis on how adults learn new technology.
As a full-time working mother, Ms. Belitzky was awarded an MBA from the University of Connecticut and maintains certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMP) and American Society for Quality (CMQ/OE). Her industry experience includes consumer products, banking, government, insurance, health care, and not-for-profit sectors. Ms. Belitzky is an active community volunteer and resides in Fairfield, CT with her husband and two teens.
Gazi Murat Duman
Gazi Murat Duman received a BSc. in Industrial Engineering (2005) in Yildiz Technical University, an MBA degree from Sakarya University (2007) in Turkey and worked as an operations specialist and analyst in one of the biggest 3PL companies in Istanbul, Turkey. He got a MSc. in Information Technology from Southern New Hampshire University (2010). His recent work experience in industry for the past six years includes analyzing and designing logistics and supply chain operations and consulting, testing and implementing logistics management and asset management systems. His current fields of interest are emerging technologies in supply chain and logistics management and decision support systems.
Mr. Jagtiani is an experienced business leader twenty-five years of professional experience. He specializes in cross-industry project delivery and management, solutions architecture, CRM strategy & implementation, sales methodology and enablement, management consulting, development of global consulting organizations, multi-shore / Offshore capability build and management, training development and delivery, contract negotiations and vendor management. During his career, Mr. Jagtiani has held several leadership positions in organizations including IBM, PepsiCo, Accenture, and Marsh & McLennan. In addition, he has also been involved with several entrepreneurial initiatives over the years. Most recently, Mr. Jagtiani developed Marsh’s Global PMO capability as the Global Head of Program Management and Governance. Mr. Jagtiani earned his Bachelors in Computer Science and Economics from Rutgers University and MBA in Marketing from Hofstra University.
Dan has over 35 years of experience in business, having held Senior level positions in quality and technical capacities for the last 20+ years. Half his career was spent in the food industry, the other half in filtration science, working for globally-respected companies that included H.J.Heinz Co. and 3M Co., along with holding principal positions in a small entrepreneurial company and a mid -sized filtration company. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, a Certified Toast Master Presenter, a 3M Black Belt trained Green Belt Coach, and has various teaching and consultation experiences such as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Bridgeport’s MS TCMG program, a UB Industrial Advisory Board Member, a Leadership and Diversity Trainer at 3M, 3M Business Conduct Contact, and co-authored a Technical Education Paper at the 2014 ASEE Conference where he also provided chairing assistance. Dan’s experience and functional leadership has supported his continual participation on several top-level company steering committees over the last 23 years. Dan received his B.A. Degree in Environmental Science from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MBA in Operations from Rensaelar Polytechnic Institute.
Brian Vo received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology at the East Carolina University (1995), a M.S. in Technology Management at the Stevens Institute of Technology (1997), a M.S. in Industrial Engineering at the University of New Haven (2005), and a M.S. in Software Engineering at the Fairfield University (2012). He also has ASQ Black Belt and Covidien Black Belt Certifications. He is currently working at Aptar Corporation as an Advanced Planning Quality Manager. Prior to that, he worked at Covidien (former Tyco Healthcare) for 13 years as a Quality Engineer, Sr. Quality Engineer, and Principle Quality Engineer. Prior to that, he served in the United States Army, as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist. Brian has a passion for quality and data analysis. Using designed experiments to improve manufacturing process is a particular strength. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Technology Management and is interested in Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Process Improvement. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family and also is an avid fisherman.