Doctor of Business Administration in Marketing (D.B.A.), Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Socci is a high energy instructor who loves the classroom and interacting with his students. They regularly comment on the passion he possess for the subject matter and enjoy his laid back humorous teaching style. His extensive experience in entrepreneurial organizations was instrumental in bringing the entrepreneurial studies program to fulfillment. Â
Presently, he serves as the Social Science Division Head and is the faculty advisor for the student organization:Â ENACTUS.Â [A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world â€“ formerly known as SIFE - Students in Free Enterprise] During the past 3 years EU SIFE has won 3 regional championships advancing to the national competition. EU SIFE has been very active on the Eastern Campus and abroad. In the last 8 years over $80,000 has been raised to help middle school students in West Philadelphia attend college and many other causes throughout the world. Social Entrepreneurship and the Business Strategy capstone course as well as various marketing courses.
His business experience is in the small business sector where he specialized in general management within the wholesale distribution sector. Dr. Socci has been involved in a number of entrepreneurial start-ups and managed the operations for numerous successful entrepreneurs.
Before coming to Eastern University in 2004, Dr. Socci previously spent ten years at Eastern Nazarene College serving as Department Chair in Business for eight years and Dean of Adult and Continuing Education for three years. In 1998 he received a teaching excellence award and served on many campus wide strategic task groups.
D.B.A. Nova Southeastern University
M.A. Framingham State College
B.S. Bentley College
Research Interests and Selected Publications
The effects of Functional and Dysfunctional Conflict on Strategic Decision Making in Higher Education, Proquest Digital Dissertations, Sept. 2001
A Market Orientation in Higher Education, Proceedings, Christian Business Faculty Association Conference, Houghton College, Buffalo, New York
Professional Associations and Service
Admission Advisory Council
Faculty representative to Plenary Session of the Board of Trustees
Presidents Advisory Cabinet
Reshape ENC Task Force
Adult Education Strategic Task Force
President's Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility
General Management Services LLC