Bachelor of Science in Management Studies

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Program Manager

Dan Alcorn, MPA, MBA

Welcome to Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Management Studies Degree Completion Program

Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Management Studies online program is intended for students with prior professional experience in public, private, or military sectors. In conjunction with your experiences and positions, Norwich’s coursework will provide a solid academic foundation in general management principles and practices designed to help you reach that next milestone in your current career or transition to the next opportunity. 

Industry-driven business specialties in management and administration are the building blocks of the program and will help set the path for your desired career in management. Whichever direction you choose, Norwich University will help give you the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to assume mid- to upper-level management positions in public and private sector organizations. 

Learn today. Lead tomorrow.

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Daniel P. Alcorn is the Program Manager of the Bachelor of Science in Management Studies program at Norwich University. He was named to the position in September 2017. Previously held the position of Assistant Director of Enrollment Advising for the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Norwich. Alcorn has been an adjunct faculty member in Norwich’s Business & Management Department since 2012, and teaches courses in management, business, and economics. He has developed courses in economics and business, and has taught courses for Rutland Public Schools, Killington Mountain School, the College of St. Joseph, the Community College of Vermont, and the International College of the Cayman Islands. He earned his undergraduate degrees from Kent State University, and his MBA and MPA from Norwich University. He is currently a DBA student at Northcentral University.

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Enrollment Advisor
Alexa Ward, MA

Alexa Ward joined Norwich in spring 2017. She majored in psychology from SUNY Oswego and continued her education at Marist College where she completed a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Since graduation she's worked as both an educator and counselor, and is now pursuing her interest in higher education counseling by bringing her background, experience and passion to Norwich's advising team.

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Featured Faculty

Peter Lotto, MA, MS

Peter Lotto is a retired executive with a broad background in Information Technology, Supply Chain and Business Process Optimization. In addition to Norwich University, he is an adjunct professor in the CPS Division at Champlain College's CPS and Business Divisions in their graduate MBA and undergraduate business departments, Morrisville State College, Morrisville, New York, in the Computer Information Technology Department and at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY in the Business, Information and Social Sciences department. He has been an adjunct instructor of management, finance, accounting and international business at both Pikes Peak Community College and National American University, Colorado Springs, Colorado as well. His experience includes course development as well as delivery for both on campus and online teaching. Lotto has developed courses in finance, supply chain, inventory management, project management, business innovation and globalization drawing on his ongoing research in those areas and his broad based business background.
 
He has held executive level corporate consulting, general management, chief information officer, supply chain management, business ethics and international positions in such companies as Carrier Air Conditioning, UTC Fire and Security, Danaher Corporation and Info Systems. Prior to his retirement from United Technologies, he was the Chief Information Officer for the Fire and Security Division in Denver, Colorado, where he also served as the Business Practices Officer with oversight of the group’s ethics practices.

Peter earned an M.S. in Management from the State University of New York at Binghamton, an M.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in Religion from Hamilton College. Lotto currently lives in Fayetteville, NY and is a married father of three and grandfather of five. In his spare time he is an avid photographer.

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Andrew Countis, MA

Andrew Countis is the Coordinator of Prior Learning for the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Norwich University and an adjunct faculty member for several Norwich online bachelor’s programs. He has over 15 years of experience in education in a variety of capacities. For Norwich, he has developed and taught several history courses including HIST210 History of the United States Constitution, HIST310 Historical Studies, and HIST425 American Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana State University, and his master’s degree in history from Southeastern Louisiana University. His areas of specialization include the modern American presidency and presidential elections.

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Faculty

Gregg Bailey
Wei-Hsin Chung
Philip Crossman, MA

Philip Crossman is presently an Academic Administrator at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) overseeing courses in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, among other duties. He teaches philosophy of ethics and comparative religions at Norwich and brings over twenty years of online history, philosophy, and religious studies teaching experience to his work at CCV and at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Previous to his work as a college faculty member and administrator, he worked as a computer cartographer in Jerusalem, Israel for a number of years. He has a BA in History with a minor in Ancient Languages (Hebrew and Greek) and a master’s degree in Islamic Western Relations from Norwich University. He has completed all the coursework for a M.Ed. degree in Educational Technology at the University of Toronto. His master's thesis at Norwich was entitled “The Vicarious Crusaders: New England Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire and the Early American Image of Islam.” In his free time, Phil parents two sons, kayaks, plays hockey, draws cartoons and caricatures, writes, and reads voraciously. 

Diane Douglas, PhD

Dr. Diane Douglas is the Registrar and Director of Institutional Research at Norwich University. Previous to this Dr. Douglas was the Registrar at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, the Registrar & Admission Director at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho and the Director of Admission, Registration & Records at Rainy River Community College in Minnesota. Douglas earned a Ph.D. in education with an emphasis on higher education leadership from the University of Idaho and a MA in management from the College of St. Scholastica. Her undergraduate degree in business administration was earned at Winona State University. Douglas has managed a staff for the past 27 years. Ensuring others understand all the intricacies of management is an integral reason why she enjoys teaching online adult students.

Carol Gravel
Tracy Lacey
Kevin Ryan
Edwin Sapp
Melanie Schultz, MFA

Melanie Schultz is an Instructor in the Bachelor of Science in Management Studies department. She has been a faculty member at Norwich University since 2011, teaching on-campus undergraduate courses before transferring to the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Melanie specializes in English, professional and business writing, and public speaking courses. She also serves as a course developer in the English department.

Melanie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Seton Hill University where her focus was writing youth and young adult fiction. In addition to teaching, Melanie travels as a conference and events speaker. She is married, has twin daughters and two yellow labs. Currently a resident of Texas, her family enjoys travel to warm places with great food and even better music.

Michelle Worth
Benjamin Zamzow