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Francine M. Staba

Position Title: MBA, Associate Professor & Chair
Department: Business
Office Location: EJ Brown Hall
Office Phone: 607-587-3422
Education: 

Alfred University, Alfred, NY 
        MBA, December 1999

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA
       BS  - Business Administration/Marketing, May 1988

Teaching Overview: 
    • Fundamentals of Management
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Business Communications
    • Management Communications
    • Human Resource Management
    • Organizational Behavior

Internship Coordinator

Professional Experience: 

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, Alfred, New York 1994 to present         

  • Department Chair, Business Department, June 2007 to present
  • Associate Professor, Business Technology Department, 2005 to present
  • Assistant Professor, Business Technology Department, 2001 to 2005 
  • Instructor, Business Technology Department, August 1998 to 2001
  • Director, Center for Community Education and Training, July 1996 to August, 1998
  • Team Leader, Center for Community Education and Training, September1995 - July 1996
  •  Coordinator, Training and Development, Center for Science, Technology and Applied Research, August 1994 - September 1995

College Center of the Finger Lakes, Corning, NY, Program Coordinator, April 1991 - August 1994

Dresser-Rand Company, Corning, NY, Legal Assistant, August 1990 - April 1991

Elmira Business Institute, Elmira NY, Admissions Representative, September 1988 - August 1990

Service: 

Committees (past and present):

1.      SEFA Captain

2.      Chair NEG Committee for Faculty Senate

3.      Department Faculty Senator

4.   Chair of Middle States Committee on Policy Development and Decision Making

5.   Member of Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee

6.   Chair, Promtion and Tenure for Business Technology Department

7.   Chair, Faculty Senate Chancellor's Award Committee

Chair, Dean's search committee

Professor Staba is committed to student success—it’s one of the hallmarks of her teaching philosophy and her guiding principle when dealing with online learners. “I hand out a detailed syllabus which lists reading requirements, assignments, and exams. This lets everyone know from day one what my expectations are.”

Her bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Bloomsburg University and her MBA from Alfred University, coupled with time spent in a variety of companies and educational institutions—from Elmira Business Institute to Dresser-Rand Company—means she has both the education and the experience necessary to provide real-world, experiential learning. She currently teaches courses in human resources management and has also taught fundamentals of management, business communications, principles of marketing, and organizational behavior among others.

Above all, Professor Staba prides herself on being an adaptable teacher, using traditional lectures and homework assignments as well as innovative approaches like self-assessments and role-playing. As both a teacher and coordinator of internships for financial planning and technology management students, she gets to hone in on individuals’ strengths and areas for improvement. “I work with students in trying to match up their interests and goals with course work and internships, which are a great way for them to continue career exploration and outside-of-the-classroom learning.”

Staba advises students to reach out and collaborate with others. “You must have a willingness to engage with other students in the online forums, listservs, and projects. But you will also need to be responsible, self-motivated, and an independent learner.”