AUM Faculty & Staff
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Distinguished Teaching Professor | College of Business
Dr. Amoroso is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Innovation and Strategy at Auburn University Montgomery, Alabama, Founder and CEO of Axcell LLC Consulting Group. Dr. Amoroso received his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1984 and 1986, respectively. Dr. Amoroso has authored 54 refereed journal articles, 12 refereed book chapters and 88 conference proceedings, and 5 books. He has been Research Fellow at Asian Institute of Management in Manila, Philippines and Visiting Professor of Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan. He has been Visiting Professor at Tokyo Tech University, Japan, Tsukuba University, Japan, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra Australia, and INFOTEC, Mexico City. His working experience included working in GE Capital as a director of Enterprise Solutions and with Solista/GartnerGroup as a consulting partner. Dr. Amoroso is currently working in Japan and the Philippines to consult with telecom organizations on consumer adoption and the mobile strategy ecosystem. He worked with the Center for the Commercialization of Advanced Technologies (CCAT) in Washington D.C. and San Diego where he commercialized over 24 products and assisted in the start up of 14 new companies.
Dr. Amoroso has published in journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, Data Base, Information & Management, Asian Pacific Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology Management, International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Management, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, International Journal of E-Business Research, International Journal of Technology Diffusion, and International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management. Dr. Amoroso is on the editorial board of key journals and Associate Editor for the Journal of E-Adoption and Information Systems Management Journal. He was inducted into the Who’s Who Worldwide in 1995 for contributions to international organizations changing the distribution of technology information within the Pacific Rim.
Dr. Amoroso conducts seminars and/or teaches in the areas of strategy, innovation and creativity, big data with data analytics, data analysis, leadership, change management, HR management, business process modeling, competitive intelligence, and project management. Dr. Amoroso has consulted with over 67 international organizational executives (such as GE Japan, BMW Japan, Globe and Smart telecommunication firms in the Philippines, and banks and financial institutions) working with CEOs and CIOs to develop strategic plans, leadership development and marketing strategies, enterprise resource management systems, change management programs, and projects for information technology. Dr. Amoroso is currently working in Japan and the Philippines to consult with telecom organizations on consumer adoption and the mobile strategy ecosystem.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dean, Professor | College of Business
Dr. Ross Dickens is currently Dean and Professor of Finance at the College of Business at the University of Auburn at Montgomery. He has held faculty positions at the University of Tennessee at Martin (where he was also the Dean of the College of Business & Global Affairs), the University of South Alabama (where he was also the Chair of the Department of Economics & Finance) and Louisiana Tech University. He earned his PhD in Finance at the University of Tennessee ? Knoxville, his MBA from the University of North Carolina ? Chapel Hill, and his B.S. in Business Administration from Presbyterian College. Before attending graduate school, he worked in the banking industry in South Carolina (first with the First National Bank of South Carolina and, then, with South Carolina National Bank after its purchased of FNBSC) and has taught at the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University and the Alabama Graduate School of Banking. He has published over thirty articles in peer reviewed journals as well as having published Contestable Markets Theory, Competition, and the United States Banking Industry (1996) with Garland Publishing Inc., New York along with authoring a chapter on Dividend Policy in Regulated Industries in Blackwell Companion to Dividends and Dividend Policy (2009). His research includes over forty presentations and proceeding publications at academic meetings. He has served on multiple editorial review boards for academic journals and as of October 2018 rotated off the Financial Management Association?s Board of Directors after six years of service as the Student Chapter Committee Chair. When living in Mobile, he was regularly sought for comments on economic and financial matters for local television and newspaper outlets. He is a member of numerous honor societies including Beta Gamma Sigma (business scholastic honor society) and Phi Kappa Phi.