Steve Kerr, Ph.D.

Provost


Dr. Steve Kerr is Chancellor University’s Provost. He was a managing director and chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs from 2001 to 2006. From 1994 to 2001, he was General Electric's vice president of corporate leadership development and chief learning officer, and led GE's renowned leadership-education center at Crotonville, New York. Before that, Dr. Kerr was on the business school faculties of Ohio State University, University of Michigan, and University of Southern California, where he was dean of the faculty and director of the Ph.D. program. Dr. 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. His writings on leadership and "on the folly of rewarding A, while hoping for B" are among the most cited and reprinted in the management sciences. His most recent book is Reward Systems (Harvard Business Press, 2009).

Darius Navran, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Professional Studies; Associate Provost


Dr. Navran is the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Associate Provost at Chancellor University and has been teaching at Chancellor since 1992. He holds a B.A. in public administration, an M.A. in political science and public policy and a Ph.D. in comparative world history with a cognate area in international relations. Dr. Navran holds certificates in Russian language and Russian studies from University of California, Berkeley and Norwich University.


Gretchen Fleming

Director of the Center for Law & Justice, Chair of Legal Studies


Ms. Fleming serves as the Chair of the Legal Studies program and as Assistant Professor within the school. She has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo and a M.S. in criminal justice-forensic psychology from Tiffin University. She also teaches criminal justice and sociology for Bowling Green State University. Ms. Fleming has previously worked for the Erie County Prosecutor’s Office Criminal Division and for a civil law practice in Cleveland.




Scott Brantley

Program Chair, Criminal Justice Program/Assistant Professor


Mr. Brantley has been the Chair of the Criminal Justice program and an Assistant Professor at Chancellor since January 2004. Prior to that, he served as a Special Agent and Chief Division Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Cleveland for over 28 years. He holds a B.A. in history and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis and is admitted to practice law in Ohio and Tennessee. Mr. Brantley also continues to teach at several police academies across Northeast Ohio.
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Brian McElyea, Ph.D.

College of Business Lead Faculty in Finance, Assistant Professor


Dr. McElyea served 23 years in the U.S. Navy, functioning in a multitude of logistics and finance roles, including CFO of hospitals, financial controller of a dental research and development facility, and manager of financial operations. Dr. McElyea has held Chief Officer positions in both public and non-profit organizations. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Widener University, a master’s degree in public administration from Troy State University, and a Ph.D. in applied management and decision sciences from Walden University.


John Chappo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History


Dr. Chappo received his Ph.D. in American history from The University of Southern Mississippi. While broadly trained in American history, his specialization is in early American business, intellectual, military, and political history, especially the 19th century. While currently a full-time faculty member with Chancellor University, he also remains active in the field of education as an experiential education consultant.





Vasil Hadji Jordanov

Vice President of Information Technology, Adjunct Professor


Mr. Hadji Jordanov serves as the Vice President of IT for Chancellor University and is an associate professor. He holds degrees in electronics and telecommunications from Kiril I Metodi University, a bachelor of arts and a master of business administration in international relations and master of business administration in information technology from Schiller International University. Mr. Hadji Jordanov has a variety of field experience, including his time as IT administrator for the Ministry of Defense in Skopje, Macedonia and Director of Global IT Planning and Operations at Schiller International University.


Adjunct Faculty


Nicholas James Bergan

Adjunct Instructor


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Professor Bergan teaches introductory-level economics courses at Chancellor University. He holds a B.A. from St. Louis University and a M.S. from Florida State University. His work experience includes time with the Federal Reserve Bank, the Florida Department of Education, and management consulting. Mr. Bergan has been teaching online for more than five years. When he is not working, he enjoys golf, bowling and travel.

Cynthia Brenna, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor


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Dr. Brennan is a mathematics instructor at Chancellor University. She holds a bachelor of science from Ohio State University, a master’s degree from John Carroll University and a Ph.D.  from Kent State University. In her spare time, she serves on the Women's Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and volunteers at Holden Arboretum.

David Fogarty

Adjunct Instructor


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David Fogarty is a mathematics professor at Chancellor University and holds degrees in applied statistics, international business and industrial engineering. In addition to teaching part-time, David has over 23 years of experience in leading large global analytic teams at Global 500 companies including General Electric and Cigna Healthcare. In his spare time David like to spend time with his family, engage in fitness activities and manage his various hobbies which include real estate investments and classic cars.

Leo Giglio, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor


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As an instructor in the College of Business at Chancellor University, Dr. Giglio has had over 30 years of experience in the organizational development field, including development of “Organizational Behavior” and “Strategic” applications for Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-sized companies, and not-for-profits and government agencies. He earned his undergraduate degree from New York University, an M.S. from Baruch College and his MBA and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center at City University of New York.

Rhea Isla

Manager, Faculty Training & Development; Adjunct Instructor


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Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Rhea Isla has worked for Chancellor University for more than four years. Rhea holds a BA in sociology and English and a MS in business and leadership. She currently resides in southern Germany where she enjoys crafting, website design and cooking.

Liz Piatt, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor


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Dr. Piatt is a sociology instructor at Chancellor University. She holds a B.A. in Pan-African Studies from Kent State University, an M.A. in educational administration from University of Akron, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Kent State University.  In her spare time she is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Mu Rho Zeta Chapter) and the Akron Minority Health Roundtable and serves on the board of the Summit County Community Partnership.

Norman Rose, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor


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Dr. Rose is a professor of criminology in the school of Criminal Justice. He has had decades of experience in the law enforcement industry and is currently retired. During his career he served as prison warden for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and as an international corrections trainer in Iraq and Kurdistan. In his spare time he enjoys participating in the Eagle Scout Association, playing bluegrass banjo, distance running and spending time with his grandchildren.

Robert Phillips

Adjunct Instructor


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Robert Phillips is an English professor at Chancellor University who specialize s in theory and practice in Romantic literature, cinema, pop culture and genre fiction. He holds a master of education from American InterContinental University and a bachelor’s degree from university of Central Florida. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting and reading old books and other media.

Lisa Regula Meyer, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor


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Dr. Meyer is a professor of science at Chancellor University and holds a Ph.D. from Kent State University in biology. She has two undergraduate degrees from Ohio State University, one in biology and one in psychology. Dr. Meyer has taught at all levels of secondary and post-secondary education. She is the chair of the Kent Environmental Council and is an associate editor for Journal of north American Herpetology.

Jamie Selbe

Adjunct Instructor


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Jamie Selbe is a professor at Chancellor University in the Health Services Management college. Her background in healthcare includes work as a Clinical Case Manager at Shaker Clinic in Shaker Heights, OH. She has also taught all general education in the Ashtabula and Lake County districts. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with the American Heart Association and working with developmentally challenged individuals and those with mental health diagnoses.

Art Bowker

Adjunct Instructor


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As an instructor of Corrections and Cybercrimes in the Center for Law & Justice, Art Bowker provides students with insights from a more-than-26 year experience in law enforcement. He has also published many works on the ins and outs of cybercrime, which won him the prestigious Sam Houston State University award from the American Probation & Parole Association (APPA). When he is not working, Art is active in the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and the APPA.

Venkat Edara, Ph.D.

Lead Faculty of Information Management Systems & Management Program


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Dr. Edara currently serves as the Lead Faculty of the Information Management Systems & Management Program at Chancellor University. He is an active member of the Saylor Foundation and Global Business Accreditation where he has performed extensive peer-review of scholarly papers and attended international conferences in India and other parts of the world.

Monique Georges

Adjunct Instructor


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Monique Georges is a marketing instructor at Chancellor University. She holds a B.A. from University of California and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.  Her work experience includes over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry providing asset management to large pension funds, endowments, corporations and high net worth individuals. She enjoys movies, reading and writing in her spare time.

Delores Harrell, Psy.D.

Adjunct Instructor


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Dr. Delores Harrell is a psychology professor at Chancellor University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University, a master of public health from University of Alabama at Birmingham and a M.A.  and a Psy.D. from Argosy University. She has worked in the field serving individuals of all ages in a variety of settings. During her free time, she enjoys home improvement projects, gardening and reading and watching mystery and drama plots.

Dana Leland, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor


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As an instructor in the College of Business, Dr. Leland has had years of experience in the business world, both public and private. He holds a BBA in accounting from University of the Incarnate Word, an MBA from University of Texas San Antonio, a master of taxation from Florida Atlantic University and a Ph.D. in finance from Northcentral University. In her spare time she enjoys cycling kickboxing, watching movies and spending time with her sons.

David Repp

Adjunct Instructor


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As a College of Business instructor, David Repp holds a BA in business from Washington State University and an MBA from University of Phoenix. His field experience includes work as an auditor for the state of Arizona, a term as county auditor, and teaching over 1500 classes. In his spare time he enjoys reading about economic theory, capitalism, and ancient history. He also volunteers at his children’s school.

Ted Rose

Adjunct Instructor


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Ted Rose is an instructor of criminology in the Center for Law & Justice. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. He has worked in the criminal justice field for more than 30 years as an FBI special agent. During his spare time, Ted enjoys participating in outdoor activities, traveling, and volunteering and is active in his local Fraternal Order of Police lodge.

Dana Leland, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor


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As an instructor in the College of Business, Dr. Leland has had years of experience in the business world, both public and private. She holds a BBA in accounting from University of the Incarnate Word, an MBA from University of Texas San Antonio, a master of taxation from Florida Atlantic University and a Ph.D. in finance from Northcentral University. In her spare time she enjoys cycling kickboxing, watching movies and spending time with her sons.

Gary Hypes

Adjunct Instructor


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As a College of Business professor, Gary Hypes teaches auditing and accounting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Liberty State College and a juris doctorate from West Virginia College of Law. He is currently pursuing a master of business administration. Hypes is a CPA and CGMA and has taught in higher education for almost a decade. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, motorcycles and wrestling.


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