A Virtual Series for Lifelong Learners
A key element of the Saint Joseph’s University mission is our commitment to lifelong learning. It’s a value we impart to our students and alumni and it underlies the development of our graduate programs and non-credit offerings. It's who we are.
In this spirit, we offer the “Unlimited Learning” series — an opportunity for lifelong learners to engage with University experts and content through virtual events.
The Future of Sports
From little leagues to professional leagues to e-sports leagues, sports play a huge role in the lives of many Americans. Professional sports in the United States are a $500 billion dollar industry. In early March, sport and entertainment industries were some of the first to announce closing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As fans eagerly await the return of sports, industry experts are assessing what challenges and opportunities have arisen from the pandemic and what lasting effects they may have on the business of sports.
Join our experts, Assistant Professor of Sports Marketing Stephanie Tryce, J.D. and Vice President, Compensation Strategy & Insights at Comcast and adjunct professor of esports marketing Jim Multari ‘05 (MBA), and moderator, Megan Kloss ‘19, as they discuss pending or potential changes to the sports industry post-COVID, including changes to the game-day experience, the role of technology, potential shifts in fan demographics and marketing, and the accelerated rise of esports.
Jim Multari ‘05 (MBA) is Vice President, Compensation Strategy & Insights at Comcast and instructor of the first-ever esports marketing class at Saint Joseph’s University.
Most of what Jim knows about data and analytics comes from sports: He still keeps score of baseball games using paper and pencil and will likely use multiple sports analytics analogies in this session. He's spent the last 13+ years at Comcast, spending time on a variety of initiatives including: leading research and marketing organizations for NBCUniversal, serving as a founding member of the organization’s marketing strategy & planning team, and leading HQ retail operations for 300+ Xfinity Stores.
In his current role, Jim leads Comcast’s Compensation & Sales Strategy organization, whose mission is to drive an insights driven sales culture that maximizes performance and drives a best in class customer & employee experience.
A graduate of Saint Joseph’s MBA program in 2005, Jim will be the instructor for the University’s first-ever e-sports marketing course in the Fall.
Stephanie A. Tryce, J.D. is an Assistant Professor of Sports Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, where she teaches Business of Sports, Sports Law, and Sports Marketing.
Professor Tryce's research interests are at the intersection of law, sports, and marketing, with a focus on race and social justice. Professor Tryce’s scholarly work includes: Black Women and Title IX: Ain’t I a Woman and Mock Debate on the Washington Redskins Brand – Fostering Critical Thinking and Cultural Sensitivity in Sport Business Students, Professor Tryce has also published a book chapter titled, Using Sports’ History to Develop Cultural Competence in Millennial Marketers: Teaching Title IX, NFL’s Rooney Rule and Post-Apartheid Rugby in South Africa, for the book titled, Global Perspectives on Contemporary Marketing Education. Most recently, she co-authored an article which examines the effect of national attachment on young adults’ perceptions of silent protests during the national anthem. Professor Tryce also created the Sport for Social Change and Social Justice Speaker Series, examining the use of sport as a platform for progressive social change.
Professor Tryce is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Disruption to Medical Supply Chains: What Happened and How America is Adapting
Medical supply chains have faced disruptions during natural disasters and epidemics like Ebola, SARS, and norovirus; but the world had not seen a global disruption like the one caused by COVID-19. Resilient medical supply chains are essential during a global pandemic — to ensure hospitals and consumers can still get their medication, that front line workers have proper personal protection equipment (PPE), and that we have access to all the components and materials necessary for testing and vaccinations. Experts in the field Thani Jambulingam, Ph.D., professor of Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, and Denise Papiernik P’19, Director of GMS Business Continuity Management at Bristol-Myers Squibb, are closely studying the effects of COVID-19 on the global supply chain and the lessons we’re learning.
View the webinar, hosted by Rich Gallo, ‘16, to learn from these experts as they breakdown the issues the industry has faced throughout the pandemic and their insight on how the medical supply chains will change going forward into a post-coronavirus world.
Structural Inequality in Philadelphia: What Citizens Can Do to Help
As the coronavirus swept through Philadelphia, the pandemic shone a light on the deep systemic inequalities in our city. From public health and access, to education to employment and housing, the pandemic exacerbated preexisting gaps. Now, with recent national events also drawing attention to systematic racism at large, the topic is an important one for Philadelphians to face.
Join us for a special edition of Unlimited Learning, hosted by Imani Briscoe '17, with three experts: Susan Clampet-Lundquist, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and author of Coming of Age in the Other America; Keith Leaphart ’01 (MBA), D.O., Chair of the Lenfest Foundation and President and CEO of Replica Creative; and Nicole Stokes, Ph.D., Associate Provost of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Explore the structural inequalities that exist in your community and learn more about how you can be part of the change and the promotion of justice for all.
The Economic Impact of Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has shocked every aspect of our world and our country, including our medical system and our economy. We’re navigating uncharted territory across every industry and every household. Currently, the country continues to balance what we know with what we don’t know yet, especially when it comes to the current and future state of our economy.
Explore the macro and micro effects of coronavirus on the global and American economy and what we might expect in the future in our next webinar hosted by Dina Caggiula ‘09 '11 (MBA) with our experts, Vanguard’s Joseph Davis ‘94, Ph.D., Global Chief Economist & Head of Investment Strategy Group, and Saint Joseph’s University’s Nancy Fox, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Economics.
The Role of Information Security during COVID-19 and Beyond
The use of technology for daily operations has increased drastically as we all rely on video conferencing and instant messaging apps to stay connected personally and professionally and look to telehealth to stay healthy during COVID-19. This rapid transition has highlighted the need for increased focus on current cybersecurity measures, forcing businesses to adapt and to quickly assess risk to protect stakeholders.
The challenges and lessons we are learning during this time give us the opportunity to enhance our cybersecurity and support it with innovative technology going forward. We all need to think strategically today, so we can thrive tomorrow.
Join us for our next webinar hosted by Andrew Napolitano ‘17 with our experts, Babak Forouraghi, Ph.D. and Monique St. John ‘94, as they discuss how industries have responded to cybersecurity during the coronavirus pandemic, how we can all stay protected today, and trends that businesses will continue to adopt in the post-coronavirus future.
Telehealth: Expanding Access to Care
In recent years, telehealth has been becoming increasingly popular for patients and care providers. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the healthcare industry was pressed to fully embrace this new technology and direction of healthcare in order to provide care from a distance. Explore the importance and future of telehealth with Saint Joseph’s University’s Thomas Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Studies, and Saint Joseph’s Board Member Peter R. Kowey ‘71, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA, William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cardiovascular Research at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, and a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at Jefferson Medical College. Watch the webinar hosted by Emily Advani ‘07, ‘08 (M.A.) to learn more about how two healthcare experts expect how technology will shape the future of healthcare.
Leading Through Uncertain Times: A Case for Servant Leadership
During times of uncertainty and hardship, servant leadership is more important than ever. Servant leadership is just one part of the Jesuit tradition, focusing on how you can make someone else’s life better and in turn, improve your own. This type of leadership reframes the traditional role of the leader from getting someone to do something towards how you can help others grow and feel fulfilled.
Servant leadership is familiar territory to the next experts in our Unlimited Learning Series: Saint Joseph's Haub School of Business Executive-in-Residence Thomas E. Beeman ’75, ’77 (M.A.), Ph.D., FACHE and Professor of Management Ronald Dufresne, Ph.D.
This free, interactive Zoom webinar is hosted by alumna Rosanna DeFilippo '15 including a Q&A session.
After COVID-19: Will Food Shopping Ever Be the Same?
As the world adapts to shutdowns and social distancing, consumers are changing the way they shop for food. John L. Stanton, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business, joined a free interactive Zoom webinar hosted by Emily Advani '07, '08 (M.A.) to explore what’s in store for the food industry after the threat of the coronavirus is gone.
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