Niccole Kopit, COBM

Dean, Business and Management

Areas of Focus

  • Business and Management

Education

  • Doctor of Business Administration, Argosy University, Concentration: Management. (2013)
  • Master of Business Administration, Webster University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Park University (2004)

Background

Dr. Niccole Kopit is the Dean of the College of Business and Management at Colorado Technical University's (CTU). Dr. Kopit earned a Doctorate of Business Administration from Argosy University with a concentration in management. While earning her doctorate, her research interests focused on employer’s views of online military degree earners. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science from Park University where she was a collegiate athlete in track and volleyball.

Dr. Kopit holds certifications as CAEL prior learning assessor, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Criteria Reference Instructional Development. Dr. Kopit previously served as the Dean of the Mark Skousen School of Business, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Grantham University.

Before stepping into higher education, Dr. Kopit worked in the financial industry in the areas of operations and training and development. She has served as the International Accreditation College Business Educators Region V’s 2015 Board President and has a long history of presenting at national conferences and events. She has published “Reversing the Trend: The Effect of Full-Time Faculty on Student Persistence” and “Employer Perceptions of Military Members with Online Degree” through IABPAD. She’s been listed in Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive & Professional Women since 2007 and received the DEAC Rising Star award, 2017. In addition, Dr. Kopit was named Top 40 under 40 by Top 100 Magazine.

Publications

N. Kopit, (2018) Active Military and Earning a College a Degree for The Hechinger Report

B. Swenson, C. Hayek, N. Kopit & J. Bell (April, 2017). Military-Centric Schools. Military Advanced Education & Transition. Volume 12, Issue 2

C. Cookson, C. Hayek & N. Kopit (December, 2015). Reversing the Trend: The Effect of Full-Time Faculty on Student Persistence. The Exchange, Volume 4, Issue 2

N. Kopit (October, 2013). Perceptions by Employers of Military Members with Online Degrees International Journal of Business and Public Administration, EBSCO

Speaking Engagements

Kopit N. (March, 2017). The Relationship between Military Service and Academic Performance. Council of College and Military Educators

Kopit, N. (September, 2016). Driving Online Retention through Foundations Program. IACBE Region V Conference

Kopit. N. (June, 2016). Reversing the Trend: How Full-Time Faculty Increase Student Persistence. The Academic Forum

Kopit, N. (October, 2015). Perceptions by Employers of Military Members with Online Degrees. Center for Scholastic Inquiry

Kopit, N., Hayek C. & Knopik, M. (April, 2015) How to create and maintain outcomes assessment. National DEAC Conference

Kopit, N. (March, 2015) Pros & Cons of Online Education. Leadership Lenexa

Kopit, N. & Ramos, J. (February, 2015). Online vs. Face to Face Degrees for Veterans: What do Employers Think? Council of College and Military Educators

Kopit, N & Cookson, C. (April, 2014). Driving Online Retention through Foundations Program. International Assembly of Collegiate Business Educators (IACBE) National Conference

Kopit, N. (October, 2013). Perceptions by Employers of Military Members with Online Degrees IABPAD

Kopit, N. (April, 2013) The Global Adjunct. Presentation at International Assembly of Collegiate Business Educators (IACBE) members and prospective members at the National Annual Conference.

Awards

  • Top 40 under 40 by Top 100 Magazine, 2018
  • DEAC Rising Star Award, 2017

Research Interests

  • Faculty Engagement
  • Improving adult online student retention
  • Reaching at risk student populations
  • Military online students
  • Employer views of business school graduates