Executive DBA Program Management
Dr. Joseph C. Santora, EdD., Fordham
Dr Santora is the Executive DBA Program Director and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Management at the École des Ponts Business School.
He has held two deanships, one in Europe and one in the US. He also served as director of doctoral studies, and a director of research at graduate business school and has taught in MBA, E-MBA, DBA and PhD programs. He was an adjunct senior research fellow (associate professor rank), department of management, Monash University (Australia). He also served as a visiting professorial fellow at the Leadership Centre, Monash Mt-Eliza Business School (Australia). He was a tenured full professor of business and management in the US. He has been a visiting professor at several business schools in Australia, Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland), Croatia, Georgia, Russia, and Taiwan, the UK and the US. He has led 30 DBA/PhD dissertations and served as an external DBA/PhD examiner for more than 20 dissertations. At the MBA level, he has evaluated more than 100 MBA theses.
Professor Santora’s research focuses on leadership, change, coaching, family businesses, founders, nonprofits, and executive succession. He published more than three dozen refereed articles and teaching cases and 150 academic and practitioner papers, cases, book chapters, and reviews in several leading academic and practitioner outlets including Academy of Management Perspectives, Career Development International, Development and Learning in Organizations, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, Journal of Organization & Leadership Studies, Journal of Management Development, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management Education, Management Decision, and Personnel Review. In recent years, he received the Outstanding Paper Award Winner for Excellence in 2009 for a co-authored paper in Development and Learning Organizations (DLO), Highly Commended Paper Award for a co-authored paper in DLO in 2013, and Highly Commended Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati for Excellence in 2014 for a co-authored paper in Leadership & Organizational Development Journal. His co-authored paper in Leadership and Organization Development Journal was listed among the Top 10 Downloaded Articles in the 30-year history of the journal. Dr. Santora has presented papers at international conferences in more than a dozen countries on three continents and for the past six consecutive years he received the best paper presented award at several international conferences.
Professor Santora is the founding and current editor of the International Leadership Journal, an on-line refereed academic journal devoted to exploring multi-disciplinary organizational leadership issues, and an associate editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Case Study. He currently serves on 11 editorial boards. He founded and served as the managing director of two for-profit companies, one of which has consulted to more than three dozen organizations. He has done post-doctoral work at Harvard, Princeton and New York.
Dr. Suman Modwel, PhD, I.E.P. Paris (Sciences Po)
Dr Modwel is the Emeritus Professor of Business Policy at the Ecole des Ponts Business School.
Formerly in the Indian Administrative Service of India where he participated in the development process of his country both at the district and national policy making levels, especially in the international trade policy area as Director General of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and as Chairman of a 50, 000 employee public sector textile conglomerate. Prior and subsequent research and publications focus on international economics and trade. His responsibilities include teaching international economics, strategic marketing and trade policy. He has published more than 30 diverse books, papers, cases and articles in these areas. In addition to managing the Master’s thesis process, Modwel has supervised hundreds of Master’s theses and final professional projects for MBA and E-MBA programs in France, Morocco, China, India, and Argentina. He holds the official French accreditation to supervise doctoral research (HDR, Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches).
Dr. Modwel is attached to the Groupe d’Économie Mondial at Sciences Po, Paris as a researcher and a doctoral supervisor. He is a visiting professor at the EHTP-Ponts MBA at École Hassania, Casablanca, at Tongji-Ponts SIMBA at Tongji University, Shanghai, and was visiting professor at IIT, New Delhi (2003-2010). He is a member of the Conseil de Surveillance of MIB Développement, the governing body of the École des Ponts Business school.
Ms Crofton is the Executive Programs Coordinator and Special Events Manager at the École des Ponts Business School.
Ms Crofton has an extensive experience in coordinating Executive graduate programs and organizing academic and extra-curricular activities, including professional coaching, social gatherings and fundraising events. Passionate about French culture and “art de vivre”, she also co-chaired the Council of the English Speaking Community in France and is a door-opener to English-speaking networks in Paris.