EMBA at Rider University - Faculty

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EMBA Faculty

Rider is proud to attract highly qualified faculty, staff and administrators with diverse backgrounds. Each faculty member helps to create an environment which inspires intellectual and social engagement, stimulates innovation and service and encourages personal and professional development. Our faculty pride themselves on providing students with the individualized attention they need to maximize their learning.

Let us introduce just a few of the Executive MBA Professors at Rider University:


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The Executive MBA program at Rider University really focuses on the big picture. It focuses on the human capital, it focuses on the business, and also professional development.

Nancy Q., Class of 2014
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Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Sweigart Hall 217

Areas of Expertise

Small business management; small firm consulting; starting new ventures; family businesses; business planning

Research Interests

Business planning; microenterprises

Campus Involvement

Director of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Small Business Institute

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Associate Professor and Chairperson
Sweigart Hall 239

Ira Sprotzer, M.B.A., JD, has taught business law, business ethics and corporate responsibility at Rider University for 35 years. His professional experience includes the practice of business law and real estate law, as well as trust and estate planning. His research interests are in constitutional law as it relates to business and business ethics and he has published articles in a variety of business journals.

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Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 247

David Suk teaches a variety of graduate Finance courses including Corporate Finance, Corporate Performance Evaluation, Applied Corporate Finance, and Financial Modeling. In his courses, Dr. Suk brings real world finance cases into the classroom. He was a recipient of the Inaugural Rider Way Awards in 2012 for his exemplary academic and professional accomplishments as well as leadership and service within the Graduate Business program. Dr. Suk has written many articles of interest for practitioners of finance.

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Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 368

Bill Amadio teaches business intelligence and other data-driven technologies for management practice. He is currently interested in applications for the healthcare sector and social media.  Past projects include work in forensics, investment banking, manufacturing and insurance.  Hands-on group projects are an important part of Dr. Amadio's teaching. “Complex decision-making requires a robust understanding of theory and concepts.

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Sweigart Hall 371

Dr. Lauren Eder is a professor of Information Systems in the Department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management. She holds a Ph.D. and MBA from Drexel University and a BS from Boston University. Dr. Eder teaches graduate and undergraduate business courses including information systems for supply chain management, data mining, electronic commerce, and management information systems, as well as the EMBA international seminar and other international business study tour courses.

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Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 365

Dr. Prober has been a member of the Rider Community since 1987. He currently teaches the required Financial Reporting and Analysis courses in the Professional and Executive MBA programs as well as the MBA graduate Business of Sports elective and the required MAcc Analysis of Accounting Data course. He has served as the coordinator of Rider’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), faculty advisor to Rider University’s Johnson & Johnson Business Case Competition Teams, and faculty advisor to Rider’s IMA Student Chapter and IMA Case Competition Teams.

Barry Pelletteri
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Mr. Pelletteri is a Business Leader, Technology Executive, Entrepreneur and Educator. His experience includes a command of leading edge technologies coupled with expertise in finance, marketing, sales and customer operations in fast paced turnaround, highly regulated and startup ventures. He was the founder and co-owner of Quantum Consulting Corporation t/a QCC Associates, a business strategy and technology consulting firm. Mr. Pelletteri earned both a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Rider University.

Mike Saraceno
Adjunct Instructor
Sweigart Hall

Mike Saraceno teaches leadership, management, and team skills classes for EMBA, MBA, and undergraduate students.  He has twenty plus years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working in sales, sales management, training, and human resources, and currently has a lead role in the Compliance and Ethics Department of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals.  Mike’s classes are interactive and thought-provoking, stemming from his philosophy that good managerial health rests on good psychological health.  From insights gleaned in class, students gain knowledge and confidence and can hel