Meet the Board of Directors

Pete DePaz, MBA., is an Information Technology Auditor at Career Education Corporation.  In this capacity, he is responsible for assessing the risks affecting the integrity, availability, reliability, and confidentiality of the company's information processing and data and recommending controls for mitigating those risks.  Prior to joining Career Education Corporation, Pete owned his own consulting practice, DePaz Consulting Services Inc. providing professional auditing and information systems consulting services to clients.


Pete obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree and MBA from Roosevelt University. Pete is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors. He is also a member of ISACA, an independent, nonprofit, global association engaging in the development, adoption, and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.

Jay Jiwani, D.B.A., is a Professor of Economics and Strategy at Robert Morris University. Professor Jiwani is a published author as well as Certified Fraud Examiner. His research is focused on Incentive Design and Strategic Decision-Making. He also earned his post-doctorate certificate from Stanford University and is a Stanford Certified Strategic Decision Consultant. 


Prior to coming into academia, he worked for Hewitt Associates, Inc., Microsystems Engineering Company, and Mobil Corporation. Jay spent over 22 years as an entrepreneur and has been a small business management consultant since 1993. He has a substantial background in start-up for small companies, and turn-around for existing troubled businesses. Professor Jiwani also serves as an executive board member and treasurer of the North Chicago Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include bike riding and kayaking.

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Cleamon Moorer, Jr., D.B.A., Ex-Officio is the President of American Advantage Home Care. He also is an author. In addition to his top-rated memoir, (From Failure to Promise), he is a published author of peer-reviewed articles in the following journals: The Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review-Journal; The American Journal of Business Education; The International Journal of Case Method Research and Application; The Journal of Business Case Studies; The Journal of College Teaching and Learning; and The Journal of Marketing for Higher Education.  


He sits on the boards of Beyond Basics, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint, GEI Global, Inc., Macomb County Habitat for Humanity and is an academic advisor to the Better Man Than Me Foundation. He is a member of the Midwest Academy of Management, the Organizational Development Institute, and the Genocide Intervention Network. Lastly, Dr. Moorer is a motivational speaker with the Young Black Minds, Speaker’s Bureau, LLC.

Marsha Phelps, Ed.D., holds a doctorate in Adult Continuing Education with a focus in Human Resource Development from Northern Illinois University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  She recently served as Vice President of Olive-Harvey College, and Departmental Head of the College of Business for Argosy University.  Dr. Phelps served as a full-time consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education, counseling Illinois teachers and administrators on the set-up and operation of technical career training programs.  


She is an experienced industry practitioner, having worked with two Fortune 500 companies:  Quaker Oats in brand management and Sears in national buying.  In the entrepreneurial world, Dr. Phelps owned Gainesville Ford-Mercury, a car and truck dealership in Gainesville, Texas, and two restaurants in Chicago, Illinois.  Enjoying a busy retirement from teaching within the Department of Technology and Education at Chicago State University, Dr. Phelps now teaches, mentors, and tutors online for several universities.  

Ning Zou, MIS, & MLS.,  received her dual Master of Library and Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington and Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Economics minor from Capital University of Economics and Business. Currently, she serves as Learning Design and Research Librarian at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.


Ning is also actively involved in professional organizations and Chinese learning communities.  She serves as co-chair of the American Library Association (ALA), Library Instruction Roundtable and chair of the board of directors at Xi Lin Northwest Chinese School. She was selected as the ALA 2010 Emerging Leader and the leading librarian to represent Dominican for the National RAILS project (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills). Before joining Dominican in 2009, Ning has been an academic librarian and instructor for several years at various institutions including Miami University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Trine University.