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School of Adult and Graduate Education

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Faculty & Staff

Michael Zalot, Ph.D, MBA

Department Chair
B.A., The College of New Jersey
M.A., Montclair State University
M.B.A., Keller Graduate School
Ph.D, New York University
Curtis 200
Ext. 4453


Career Highlights

Chair of the Department of Business, Management, and Economics at Cedar Crest College. Director of the Modular Master of Science degree program. MBA Director from 2018 to 2023. Courses taught include Industry Strategy and Innovation (undergrad capstone), Integrated Practicum (graduate capstone), Business Applications and Technology, Business Communication, Change and Innovation Management, First Year Seminar (Apocalypse and Dystopia in Film and Literature), Honors (Philadelphia: History, Culture, and Commerce). Service includes curriculum design and management, accreditation process, industry outreach, Graduate Programs and Policies Committee Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee. Technical skills in programming, media design and production, qualitative research design and implementation. Published in Atlantic Journal of Communication, presentations at Pennsylvania Economic Association and PA Future Business Leaders of America State Conferences.

Memberships and Awards

Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society
Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society


Scott V. Bartkus, Esq., MBA

Director of the MBA Program
Visiting Professor of Business
B.A. East Stroudsburg University
J.D., Penn State, Dickinson School of Law
M.B.A. DeSales University
CUR 214
Ext. 3743

Selma Chehouri Abi-Daher, Ed.D. 

Assistant Professor of Accounting 
B.S., Penn State University
M.Ed., Cedar Crest College
Ed.D., Delaware Valley University
Curtis 215  



B.S. - Professional Accountancy, Penn State University
M. Ed. - Elementary Education, Cedar Crest College
Ed. D. - Educational Leadership, Delaware Valley University

Career Highlights

Selma has over 30 years of experience in accounting. She spent 12 years at a certified public accounting firm as an accountant specializing in tax, payroll, and preparation of corporation and partnership tax returns. Selma served for over nine years in the field of education as a K-8 Technology teacher at a parochial school in Bethlehem while remaining involved in the field of accounting. She spent five years as an adjunct professor at Cedar Crest College and is currently the Chief Financial Officer at a non-profit organization in Allentown. Selma manages the Finance Office which is responsible for an Operating Budget of over $20 Million, tracks all district revenues, monitors spending throughout the year, and ensures proper accounting of all funds. In addition, she oversees grant management and compliance for over $1 million in grant funds, treasury, payroll, and risk management functions. Selma is also fluent in Arabic.

Personal Interests

Selma enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to Beirut, Lebanon. She also enjoys reading, running, and playing volleyball.

Brigitte Nassar

Administrative Assistant
Department of Business, Management, and Economics
Department of Mathematics
Curtis 216
ext. 3405

Adjunct Faculty and Specializations

Joy Amster-Miller, MBA—Health Care Management
Janet Baker, MBA—Human Resources
Kerrie Baker, Ph.D—Organizational Behavior
John Bing, MBA—Operations, Supply Chain, Quantitative Methods
David Burke, Ed.D—Human Resources
Karen M. El-Chaar, Esq., MBA--International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Environmental Leadership
Steven G. Gerbino, MBA, MSFS—Finance and Economics
Allan Glass, DM, MBA—Managerial and Leadership Skills
Leon S. John, Jr., Ph.D—Diversity and Inclusion Leadership
Christine Lombardo, Esq., MBA—Business Law, Negotiation, Communication
Jason Raines, DBA, MPA, SSBB—Finance, Health Care Management, Organizational Management
Alice Wilson, MHSA—Health Care Management
Vonya Womack, MS—International Business, Negotiation, Economics