Joseph A. Cappa, D.B.A.


Program Chair, Business and Management

Niles, Illinois

Challenger of the status quo. Academic leader. Star Wars fanatic.

Education
  • Post-Doctoral Certificate-Global Leadership , Colorado Technical University (2013 expected)
  • D.B.A., Argosy University (2007)
  • M.B.A, North Park University (1996)
  • B.S. in Management, Northeastern Illinois University (1994)
Background

Dr. Cappa is currently the Program Chair of Business and Management for Colorado Technical University.  In this role, he has direct supervision of 2 lead instructors and 400 online adjunct business faculty in the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Leadership, Logistics/Supply Chain Management, and Project Management. Dr. Cappa manages and maintains the internal academic policies and procedures necessary for compliance with external standards as set by accrediting and licensing organizations, state and federal agencies, and other regulatory entities.

The subject of Dr.Cappa’s doctoral dissertation was “The Behavioral Phenomenon of an Unregulated Monopoly: A Case Study Using Major League Baseball”.

Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU

Business and Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Memberships

Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) – Scholarship Officer (2013)

East Coast Colleges Social Sciences Association (ECCSSA) - General member (2013)

Why are YOU IN?

I believe that learning is an experience rather than a process.  As part of the learning experience it is my job to be a facilitator, helping the student makes the connection between theory and practical application.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in an open classroom approach whereby students get to take in information, challenge assumptions, and strengthen their connections to textbook theory and practical application. Learning is gained through trial and error; it is an organic experience for both the student and the instructor.

Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?

Golf, Social Media, Music, Sports, Movies. I am an admitted Star Wars fanatic.

Publications
  • Cappa, J & Viar, R. (2013). The influence of academic instruction and professional experience on the success of the non-traditional learner: The future of Global Leadership, The Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education Journal.    
  • Cappa, J. (2013). The Impact of a future event on a transitional economy: The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. East Coast College Social Science Association Journal.
  • Cappa, J. & Rahim, E. (2012).   Macro and Microeconomic Concept of Monopoly in Major League Baseball Journal of International Business Management & Research (JIBMR), Volume 3, Issue 8.     
  • Cappa, J & Rahim, E.  (2012).   Macro and microeconomic Concept of Monopoly in Major League Baseball, International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching: Vol. 23.  Proceedings of the Intellectbase International Consortium (pp. 156-161). ISSN 1940-1884. Summer 2012.
  • Cappa, J. (2007).  “The Behavioral Phenomenon of an Unregulated Monopoly: A Case Study Using Major League Baseball” (Doctoral dissertation). Available from Pro-Quest Dissertations and Theses database. UMI No. 3282687
Speaking Engagements
  • Cappa, J. (2013). The influence of academic instruction and professional experience on the success of the non-traditional learner: The future of Global Leadership. Paper presented at the East Coast College Social Sciences Association, 39TH annual academic conference.
  • Cappa, J. (2012).  Macro and microeconomic Concept of Monopoly in Major League Baseball. Paper presented at the Intellectbase International Consortium, Nashville TN.
Awards or achievements
  • Certificate in Production and Inventory Control, De Paul University (1999)                                               
  • Advanced Professional Graduate Certificate in Management, Argosy University (2004)
  • Advanced Professional Graduate Certificate in Leadership, Argosy University  (2004)
Research Interests

The future of Global Leadership in higher education as it pertains to the role of the instructor, the non-traditional learner, and industry.