Two Faculty Members Tapped to Lead Carlow's MBA Program

August 26, 2013

Enrique Mu, PhD, and Howard Stern, PhD, Will Lead the Graduate Program

With the new academic year set to begin, Carlow University has named Enrique Mu, PhD, and Howard Stern, PhD, as directors of its master’s program in business administration (MBA).

In announcing the appointments, Deanne H. D’Emilio, JD, the dean of the School of Management, said, “Drs. Mu and Stern bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership in a variety of areas that will bring great value to Carlow’s MBA program.”

Enrique Mu

Enrique Mu, PhD

Mu, an associate professor in the School of Management at Carlow since 2007, is an accomplished scholar and educator, who is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (IJAHP) dedicated to the diffusion of rational decision making, and U.S. director for the Latin American Society for Strategy.

Prior to joining the Carlow faculty, he served as program director for the dual-degree MBA/MIS program in the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Before entering academe, he worked for Black Box Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based, data communications company, as business development manager for Latin America and as a customer support vice president for Comlasa Ltd., a computing solution firm, in the same region. He has been a project manager for several multimillion-dollar online banking automation projects in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Chile.

Mu’s recent research includes the use of decision-making methodologies for eyewitness identification, which was funded by Carlow’s Grace Ann Geibel Institute for Justice and Social Responsibility as a signature project. He has presented conference papers based on this research in the Netherlands and Malaysia this summer. He earned the best conference paper award in Malaysia.

 Howard Stern

Howard Stern, PhD

In April, at Carlow’s annual Honors Convocation, Mu was awarded The Dorothy Weber Cochran ’43 Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship and Research. The Cochran award is the highest level of recognition for faculty scholarship and research at Carlow. He also earned the competitive research credit release for Fall 2013.

Stern, an assistant professor in the School of Management, was the director and chief information officer (CIO) for the City of Pittsburgh until 2011. He was named CIO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group in 2011. He was interim CIO for Carlow in 2012.

Stern holds a PhD in political science and public policy from West Virginia University as well as master’s degrees in public administration and information technology from the University of Pittsburgh. He recently co-authored (along with Dr. Mu) a paper based on his experience managing IT projects at the City of Pittsburgh, and it was published by the Journal of Information Technology Management.