The Academic Council of Monarch Business School is mandated with upholding the academic quality and rigor of the programs offered by the University and for setting the direction for the administration. The following individuals are members of the Academic Council.
Dr. Lee Dahringer, DBA
Dean of the Faculty & Member of the Academic Council
Professor Emeritus of Marketing
Dr. Lee Dahringer holds the positions of Professor of Marketing and Dean of the Faculty at Monarch Business School. Before assuming his professorship and position of Dean at Monarch Business School Dr. Dahringer held the position of Dean at the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University in Maryland from 2001 through 2008. He has also held Dean positions at the College of Business and Economics of West Virginia University (Morgantown) and at the College of Business Administration at Butler University in Indianapolis where he also held professorships in Marketing. Dr. Dahringer has also held various Director positions at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta. He also has experience in Europe and abroad having held the position of Director of the International MBA Program at Nijenrode Universiteit in The Netherlands as well as Visiting Professorships at the University of Innsbruck, Johannes Kepler University-Linz, Bocconi Business School-Italy, University of Queensland-Australia, H.E.C.-France, ESC-France, University of Lund-Sweden and the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore. He has also held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina, the University of Colorado and Iowa State University.
Dr. Norman Madarasz, Ph.D., D.Litt.
Chief Academic Officer & Head of the Academic Council
Professor of Applied Ethics & Political Theory
Dr. Norman Madarasz holds the position of Professor of Philosophy & Applied Ethics and Head of the Academic Council at UGSM-Monarch Business School. He is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul State Brazil. Professor Madarasz is an international specialist on twentieth century French philosophy, especially of the transdisciplinary thought of Alain Badiou, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. He has edited and translated Alain Badiou’s Manifesto for Philosophy, New York State University Press, 1999, and Alain Badiou’s Briefings on Existence, with the same publisher in 2006. He has published over twenty essays and book chapters in peer-reviewed academic journals and publications over a broad range of questions related to ethics, politics, history, religion, metaphysics and logic. He has been an invited speaker at some of Brazil’s leading universities, and co-founded the Brazilian “Research Nucleus” on contemporary French philosophy.
Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, Ph.D., D.Phil.
Dean of Studies & Member of the Academic Council
Professor of Business Ethics
Dr. Henderson holds the positions of Dean of Studies and is a Member of the Academic Board of UGSM-Monarch Business School. Before assuming the position of Dean at UGSM-Monarch Dr. Henderson was an affiliate professor at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France. Dr. Henderson has also been a lecturer for real estate finance within the Faculty of Management at McGill University, Montreal, as well as a guest lecturer for Corporate Social Responsibility at both the European School of Management, the University of Monaco and the London School of Business and Finance. Dr. Henderson returned to the academic field after a 20 year professional career in real estate development having held Vice-President positions at: Bentall Capital, Brookfield Properties, Kolter Properties and KPMG Canada LLP.
Dr. Ali Mabrouk, D.B.A., Ph.D.
Director of Research & Member of the Academic Council
Professor of Strategy
Dr. Ali Mabrouk, Ph.D. holds the position of Professor of Business Strategy as well as Director of Research at UGSM-Monarch Business School. Dr. Mabrouk also sits as a member of the Academic Council of the school. He holds the German Computer and Electrical and Information Technology engineering degree, Dipl.–Ing., from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. He is also the holder of a dual executive MBA degree from the Grande Ecole de Commerce ESSEC in Paris and the Mannheim Business School (Germany). He also is a holder of a Doctorate in Business Administration by Research from SMC University in Austria jointly with the Universidad Mayor de Santiago in Chile. His doctoral thesis investigated inter-firm collaboration and its performance measurement in the airlines industry. Dr. Mabrouk has been a researcher at both the Fraunhofer Institute and the University of Braunschweig in Germany.
Dr. Christos Antoniou, Ph.D.
Member of the Academic Council
Professor of Real Estate & Leisure Studies
Dr. Christos Antoniou is the ESRC/FME Fellow in International Business at The Centre For International Business of the University of Leeds. Dr. Antoniou holds the position of Member of The Academic Council of UGSM-Monarch Business School as well as Professor of Tourism Studies. Dr. Antoniou holds a Ph.D. from The University of Bradford (U.K.) as well as a M.A. in Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy from The University of Reading (U.K.). Dr. Antoniou has extensive experience in the private tourism industry that spans several decades as well as professional experience in real estate development.
Dr. Julie Beardsell, D.Phil.
Member of the Academic Council
Professor of Strategy
Dr. Julie Beardsell, D.Phil. holds the position of Dean of Academic Standards and Professor of Business & Digital Strategy at UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland while remaining active in the IT industry in a professional and international capacity. Dr. Beardsell holds a D.Phil. in Business Research from UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland and an M.Phil. Business Research Degree from Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. She also holds Postgraduate Diplomas in Marketing, Advertising and Communications from Northumbria University and the London College of Communication. Dr. Beardsell is qualified and experienced in adult education and holds a Certificate in Education (CertEd) from the University of Portsmouth. Dr. Beardsell is a seasoned information technology and business professional holding the position of Global Portfolio Director at CGI, a leading business and technology service company.