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New York City Office - Room W-480, 1 Pace Plaza
Pleasantville Office - Room 119, Goldstein Academic Center
[Melissa Cardon ]  

Business Honors Program Director, New York City

Dr. Andrew Coggins
Office: W-474, 1 Pace Plaza, New York City
Telephone: 212-618-6560

A native New Yorker, Dr. Andrew O. Coggins, Jr. is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Management and Management Science in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He teaches courses in international management and hospitality & tourism management. His research areas include all aspects of the cruise industry with a special interest in the Asian market, hospitality facilities design and management, and travel and tourism management. He obtained his BA in Politics from New York University. His Master of Science in Management was jointly conferred by Boston University Brussels and the Vrije Univeriteit Brussel, where most of his research focused on the cruise sector, including ship finance, marketing, and taxation. His Ph.D. in Hospitality and Tourism Management was awarded by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Coggins has spoken at numerous cruise industry conferences on a variety of topics. He has also written articles for Cruise & Ferry Info, Cruise Industry News Quarterly, Cruise Business Review, and Designs 97 on different technical subjects. Prior to his arrival at Pace, Dr. Coggins was a professional consultant in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he taught courses on travel and tourism management, service quality management, hospitality facilities management and design, and cruise line management for 6 years. Before moving to Hong Kong Dr. Coggins taught various hospitality and tourism courses and supervised the field study program at Virginia Tech. He was also a marketing intern at Cunard Line. A graduate of the German Armed Forces Staff College, Dr. Coggins is a retired U.S. Navy Commander with 10 years of seagoing experience in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and 10 years of international and diplomatic assignments in Europe. His dissertation, "What makes a passenger ship a legend: The future of the concept of legend in the passenger shipping industry," was awarded the ITB 2006 Science Prize for Best International Paper and published by VDM Publishing House Limited in 2008. Dr. Coggins is also an active member of New York SKAL and a former member of the Executive Committees of SKAL International - Hong Kong and SKAL Asian Area.

[Melissa Cardon ]  
Business Honors Program Director, Pleasantville

Dr. Melissa Cardon
Office: Room 112, Goldstein Academic Center, Pleasantville
Telephone: 914-773-3618

Melissa Cardon teaches managerial and organizational concepts, human resource management, negotiations, and leadership in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Pace. She is an Assistant Professor of Management. Professor Cardon has earned the William G. Sharwell Award for dedication to the campus community in Pleasantville, and three teaching awards at her former University. Prior to joining Lubin, Professor Cardon was an HR analyst for Key Bank, where she managed organizational compliance with EEO/AA regulations, including recruiting, training, and compliance audit management. Her research focuses on unleashing human potential within entrepreneurial firms, including a dual interest in HR practices that maximize employee potential, and the emotional, relational, and cognitive aspects of entrepreneurs that contribute to optimizing their behavior and performance. Recent work of Professor Cardon's includes a focus on entrepreneurial passion, entrepreneurial failure, and the organizational attractiveness of small firms to applicants. Her work has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Human Resources Management Review, and Human Resources Management, as well as several book chapters, and she has received several awards for both conceptual and empirical research studies.