Steve Kerr, Ph.D.
Dr. Kerr is Chancellor University’s Provost. He was a managing director and chief learning officer at Goldman from 2001 to 2006.
From 1994 to 2001, he was General Electric's vice president of corporate leadership development and chief learning officer, and he led GE's renowned leadership-education center at Crotonville, New York. Prior to that, Dr. Kerr was on the business school faculties of Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Southern California, where he was dean of faculty and director of the Ph.D. program. Kerr is a member of the board of directors of Harvard Business Publishing, the Motley Fool, and the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation, and is on the advisory board of the Wharton School/University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education program in learning leadership. He is a former president of the Academy of Management, the world's largest association of academicians in management. He is a former president of the Academy of Management. His writings on leadership are among the most cited and reprinted in the management sciences.
College of Business Undergraduate Program Chair and Lead Faculty in Accounting
Jason Wood is an assistant professor in the College of Business and holds the position of Undergraduate Program Chair and Lead Faculty in Accounting.
Professor Wood has over 15 years of global, public accounting experience, primarily with the Big Four Accounting Firms. He also has over six years of academic teaching experience at various institutions where he has adjunct taught many accounting, accounting information systems, and forensic accounting courses.
Professor Wood is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Texas and New York; Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP); Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He holds a Master of Business Administration in information assurance from the University of Dallas, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Southern Methodist University.
He is a member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); New York State Society of CPAs (NYSCPAs); Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA); Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE); and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Professor Wood is the past Chairman of the Board for the Rochester Chapter of the IIA, and is a past international board member of the IIA Advanced Technology Committee. He also serves as president of the Central New York Chapter of ISACA and is on the Board and Finance Committee for the Epilepsy Foundation. Professor Wood is a sought-after speaker and consultant at professional associations and public/private companies.
Brian McElyea, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Business Lead Faculty in Finance
Brian McElyea, PhD served 23 years in the U.S. Navy. During this time, he served in a multitude of logistics and finance roles. The last 13 years of his service he was the CFO of hospitals, a financial controller of a dental research and development facility, and a manager of financial operations. Upon retiring from the Navy, he consulted for major organizations to enhance their leadership and financial operations. Throughout his professional career, Dr. McElyea has held positions as Chief Executive, Chief Operating, Chief Financial, Chief Knowledge, and Chief Learning Officer’s in public and non-profit organizations. The diversity of positions allows him to bring various senior leadership perspectives to the financial management arena along with offering carefully measured and balanced strategies for corporate success.
In addition to professional application, Dr. McElyea has the academic perspective having taught basic and advanced finance courses for several graduate schools and healthcare finance courses for a major university. Dr. McElyea brings to a CFO position seasoned financial management acumen, strategic organizational vision, and a passion for organizational alignment and achievement. Brian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Widener University, a Masters in Public Administration (concentration in healthcare finance) from Troy State University, and a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (concentration in knowledge management) from Walden University.