Stuart Schulman, Ed.D. is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE), a special initiative of the City University of New York (CUNY). IVE provides technology driven simulations that increase awareness engage students across the curriculum and serve the 540,000 students of CUNY. Dr. Schulman is also a Professor of Management at Baruch College.
Dr. Christoph Winkler
Dr. Christoph Winkler is Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at Baruch College where he also serves as the Associate Director of the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise. He specializes in entrepreneurship education research as well as virtual business incubation utilizing social business tools. Professor Winkler's work and accomplishments have been recognized through awards from CUNY, IBM, NACCE, NSF, and USASBE. He holds graduate degrees in Business Education (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria) and Educational Psychology (CUNY Graduate Center), as well as a PhD in Educational Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Dr. Edgar Troudt
Edgar E. Troudt, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at CUNY's Kingsborough Community College and an adjunct for the Field Programs in Entrepreneurship at CUNY’s Baruch College. Troudt’s degrees are in Computer Science and Information Systems. He concurrently serves as Director of Technology for Kingsborough’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development and for CUNY’s Institute for Virtual Enterprise. At Baruch he currently teaches an Executive MBA course in entrepreneurship.
Dr. Troudt’s primary research interest is in designing and studying entrepreneurship-education programs for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines. He has conducted faculty development seminars spoken at over 30 venues, including several invited talks on STEM innovation and entrepreneurship. The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Troudt nearly $2 million over the past 10 years for programs that fold entrepreneurship into science and technology disciplines.
His secondary research interest is in the improvement of services through effective data mining. His doctoral dissertation, “Automated Learner Classification through Interface Event Stream and Summary Statistics Analysis”, is in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, where he uses artificially intelligent data analytics to build algorithms that help understand the persona and challenges of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students.
Dr. Troudt has been honored in several venues. The City University of New York recognized his role in innovating with technology through its 2011 Michael Ribaudo Award. This is in addition to the award for most innovative use of technology by the Center for Digital Government in 2008. And, at CUNY's Queens College, he received the 2004 President's Award for Teaching Excellence. His work has been featured in several media outlets; he has been a guest on Salt Lake City Public Radio's "Science Questions", where he spoke about entrepreneurship education in the sciences.
Monica Dean is the Administrative Director of the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. Ms. Dean has over 20 years of professional business experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors including six years as a senior manager of a national not-for-profit recognized for developing innovative theories and practices on inner city business development, and six years as a consultant with the firm Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Ms. Dean holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and has a number of publications and workshops to her credit. She has served as a panelist at several major business conferences and has spoken on urban business issues before various academic and business groups nationwide.
Julissa Baez is the Program Manager for CUNY IVE where she focuses on grant administration,program management and faculty engagement. A Baruch alumna, Ms. Baez applies her training and experience in workforce development, policy analysis and management of not-for-profit organizations into the virtual enterprise pedagogy and services to enhance and expand our entrepreneurship education network. Baez has a Master's in Public Administration with a focus in Organizational Performance Management from New York University.
Faith Fraser is the Community Manager for CUNY IVE, the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College and the CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship. She manages external communications for student initiatives: events, competitions, social networks, newsletters, websites, etc. Faith graduated with a B.A. in Television and Radio from Brooklyn College and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Baruch College. She worked as an Event Coordinator for the City of New York's - Office of the Brooklyn Borough and was the President and Co-Owner of Fresh Squeezed Events, Inc., an event management company based in Brooklyn, NY.
Lendynette Pacheco-Jorge is the Assistant Director of Programs at the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. Mrs. Pacheco-Jorge focuses on fiscal and operational management with over 10 years of experience in educational services specializing in general project oversight. She has several years of experience as a Certified Business Advisor for the Baruch SBDC, during which she worked with hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs ranging from lawyers and fabric designers to restaurateurs and PR firms. She specializes in basic HRM practices for small businesses and general business start-ups, and has extensive experience recruiting and managing employees as well as developing training programs for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Mrs. Pacheco-Jorge holds an MS in Industrial Labor Relations and a BBA in Human Resource Management from Baruch College.
Christopher Pileggi is a Technology Coordinator for the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise. Fluent in web technologies, Christopher assists in the maintenance and development of the IVE and MarketMaker websites, as well as assisting MarketMaker users to better understand the site's functionalities. Mr. Pileggi currently has a B.S. in Computer Science from Brooklyn College.
Lissenellys Valdez is the Technology Coordinator at the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship for the Institute for Virtual Enterprise (CUNY IVE). She assists faculty with increasing students awareness and engage students across the curriculum and serves over 2,000 students by using CUNY IVE's platform MarketMaker, a virtual economy. Ms. Valdez has an A.S in Business Administration Management from Bronx Community College and is currently pursuing her BBA Degree in Computer Information Systems at Baruch College. With a background in business and technology, she applies her skills into finding technology solutions not only for CUNY IVE MarketMaker, but also for the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship.