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Visiting Faculty Bring Wealth of Experience to CBA


The ranks of the CBA’s full-time faculty have been enriched by the addition of six highly qualified and experienced business professionals who have joined the college as visiting college lecturers for the 2010 -11 academic year.

Robert Chalfant, a senior executive with experience in electronic and computer technology, digital communication, consumer and B2B marketing, and manufacturing, has joined the Department of Management, specializing in entrepreneurship.  He previously taught for the CBA on a part-time basis and has also taught at Chancellor University in Cleveland.  

Before entering academia, Chalfant was the CEO of MetalWood Bats LLC.  He has also served in leadership positions in several other companies and has sales experience in Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim, in addition to North America.

Chalfant holds an MBA degree from Harvard University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University.


Also joining the full-time faculty of the Department of Management is Christy Crute ’81, a senior information technology executive with over twenty years of technology experience and 15 plus years of senior management experience.  Crute previously taught for the CBA on a part-time basis and was a faculty member and senior administrator at Ashland University for eleven years.

Crute’s corporate experience includes serving as a general manager at General Electric, Divisional CIO at Delphi Packard, VP for Global Information Technology for Ingersoll Rand and, most recently, as Senior Director of Operations for Snap-on Business Solutions.

Crute holds Ph.D. and MBA degrees from Kent State University and a B.A. degree in Math and Chemistry from UA.


Gregory Dumont came to the CBA from Southern New Hampshire University where he is a doctoral candidate and served as an adjunct instructor.  He has joined the Department of Marketing.

Prior to beginning his doctoral studies at SNHU, Dumont was a managing partner at Crawford & Dumont Consulting.  He also has experience as a financial planner for Fidelity Investments and as associate director of accounting for Capital Investigating and Adjusting.

Dumont holds an MBA and an M.S. degree in International Business from SNHU and B.A. degrees in Sociology and Economics from the University of New Hampshire.  He expects to complete his doctoral studies in 2011.


Nancy Krajewski ’80, ’86 has taught for the CBA in both full-time and part-time capacities since 1987.  She has also taught in the Department of Business at Ursuline College.

Her corporate experience includes serving as a product specification developer and in several other administrative positions for the United States Steel Corporation.

Krajewski holds a B.S. in Industrial Management and a Master of Science in Management degree from UA, and an Associate in Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College.


Sheri Schulte ’82, ’95, an organizational development and learning services leader, joins the Department of Management in a full-time capacity after serving as an adjunct instructor for the department in the Spring 2010 semester.

Schulte has experience in all areas of organizational and employee development.  She was manager of employee development in the organizational development department at Roadway for seven years before being appointed as the company’s director of learning and development.   Most recently, she served as director of corporate learning and development for YRC Worldwide.

Schulte holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Technical Education from UA.  She is a certified leadership coach (Hay Group) and a certified Appreciative Inquiry facilitator (CWRU), and completed her company’s “Developing Breakthrough Leadership” Executive Education Program at Case Western Reserve University.


Arnold Ziroli is another adjunct faculty member who has joined the CBA’s full-time faculty for the 2010-11 academic year.  He teaches in the Department of Marketing.  He has also taught courses for UA’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division and for the Business and Industry Degree Division of Hondros College.

In addition to teaching, Ziroli has had a successful career in marketing and sales, serving as general sales manager for Container Corporation of America, director of marketing for Federal Paperboard Company, Inc. and president of Braun-Brumfield, Inc.   Most recently, he was president of The Garber Company.

Ziroli holds an MBA degree from Temple University and a B.A. degree from The Pennsylvania State University.