JAY NATHAN

Director

A Fulbright Scholar to Thailand, Poland, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia, Dr. Nathan has earned MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, and has been a tenured professor of management at St. John’s University since 1993; previously, he was a tenured professor at the Kania School of Management at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for ten years. His academic career began after several years on the business world, where he worked in the United States for multinational corporations with responsibilities for corporate strategy and planning, forecasting and quality management. An author, editor, and past president of the Global Awareness Society, he has lectured under various fellowships. grants and sponsorships in Japan, Brazil, New Zealand, England, France, India, Finland, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, Australia, Malaysia, Italy, Russia, Nepal, South Africa, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, and Lithuania.

He currently serves as a PhD advisor for the Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan; an Honorable Professor of Karaganda University of Economics, Kazakhstan; and a visiting professor of National University of Mongolia. His recent book, Kazakhstan’s New Economy, Nomads and Eagle Hunters meet Technology and Management, is distributed by the University of Chicago Press.

His Fulbright experiences have taught him to continually engage with global cultures, and so, he has established visiting scholar lecture series at the University of Scranton, where each year, an ambassador or consulate-general gives a keynote speech that show-cases culture, arts, and music in a particular country. He has also established another endowment at the Keystone College, Pennsylvania, devoted to a “Cultural Immersion Program.” In this program, first-time visiting scholars to the United States experience American culture, interact with local families, and gain greater understanding of the American way of life by visiting Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City. He serves on the boards of Global Awareness Society International, and New York City Operations and Supply Chain Management.

He is passionate about business education and contextualizing his international travel experiences to teaching, service and research to local, regional, and national levels, especially in poor and developing countries around the world. He sees the world as one large campus and is humbled by the capacity of humans to improve the lives of others. He enjoys walking, musical concerts, folk and country singing, and musical instruments from Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, and Eurasia.

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