Dr Albert D. Widman

Professor of Business Administration – SMC University

Academic Credentials

  • Pace University: Doctorate, Finance and Management (DPS)
  • Syracuse University Maxwell Graduate School: Master of Public Administration
  • University of Buffalo: BA, dual majors of Urban Affairs and Psychology

Dr Albert Widman entered academia after a distinguished 20 year career as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer at several well respected corporations. An expert in corporate budgeting, he has prepared financial estimates for the U.S. Congressional Budget Service and conducted over $100 million of budget negotiations at the request of the U.S. Department of Labor.

He received a doctorate in finance and management from Pace University, where he was awarded the Lubin School of Business award for the student with the highest academic average and most rigorous dissertation. In 2007, he was recognized with the Alumni Excellence Award for academic and managerial leadership.

Dr Widman is the former Chair of Online Education at Berkeley College where he received the “Instructor of the Year Award” as selected by both students and his peers. He has designed multiple courses for the Gannon University MPA program and assists with the online implementation of that program. For several years, Dr. Widman has supervised the thesis preparation of students at Seton Hall University, in addition to teaching in the SHU Master’s in Strategic Communications and Leadership program.

Dr Widman came to SMC University in 2012 and works enthusiastically with both Master’s and Doctoral students as a mentor to their dissertations and theses. He teaches the Qualitative Research Methods course, as well as courses in Corporate Finance and Governance (reflecting the interest area of his own dissertation), and Performance Management.

Academic Positions

  • SMC University (Swiss Management Center): Professor of Business Administration
  • Berkeley College: Chair, Department of Management and subsequently Chair, Online Education, School of Business.
  • Seton Hall University: Thesis Supervisor and P/T Faculty
  • Gannon University: Course Developer and Instructor

Research Interests

  • Corporate governance, online education, management simulation, leadership
  • Widman, Albert. “M-Leadership: The Changing Nature of Leadership in a Mobile Age” in Dool (Ed.) “Virtual Teams and Online Corporate Collaboration” currently being edited at Wiley (2013).
  • Kelly, Robert. Providing Practitioner Mentors for Online Learners: An Interview with Dr. Albert Widman. Online Classroom, June 2010.
  • Utilizing Practitioner Mentors in Online Education. Presentation. International Merlot Conference, San Jose, CA. July 2009.
  • Widman, Albert “Utilizing Practitioner Mentors in Online Education.” Learning Solutions, November 2008.
  • Pedagogical Innovations Using Blackboard: Implementing a Team-Based “Prisoner’s Dilemma” Experiential Exercise in a Distance Learning Class. Presentation. Blackboard Regional Conference, NYC, July 2005.
  • Widman, Albert. “Guest Editorial”. Simulation and Gaming: An International Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research. September 2004.
  • Widman, Albert. “Simulation Beyond Business Strategy: The Use of Computer Simulation To Teach Management and Soft Skills to Undergraduate Students.” Presentation and Publication. 2004 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Univ. of Redlands, June 2004.
  • Widman, Albert. “Corporate Governance As Seen Through A Quality Improvement Framework.” The Quality Management Forum. Winter 2003.
  • Widman, Albert. “ServiceSim: Student Guide and Strategy Workbook.” ServiceSim and The Balanced Scorecard. Interpretive Software. September 2001.
  • Widman, Albert. “The Organization Game.” Simulation and Gaming: An International Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research. June 2001.
  • Widman, Albert. “ServiceSim: Managing Customer Satisfaction Profitably.” Simulation and Gaming: An International Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research. September 2000.
  • Allen, Peter and Albert Widman. “CEO Duality and the Election of Lead Directors.” American Management Review. January 2000.
  • Allen, Peter and Albert Widman. “A Comparison of the Views of CEOs and Public Pension Funds on the Corporate Governance Issues of Chairman CEO Duality.” Center For Applied Research. March 1999.
  • Widman, Albert. “A Comparison of the Attitudes of Public Pension Sponsors and Corporate CEOs Regarding Issues of Corporate Governance.” Dissertation, 1997.
  • Widman, Albert. “Unlimited Wealth.” The American Economist. Fall 1991.
  • Miller, Gerald and Albert Widman. “Statement of Cash Flows: The Importance to Rehabilitation Administrators.” Journal of Rehabilitation Administration. 1991.
  • Widman, Albert. “Computers & Accounting.” Management Accounting. April 1990
  • Widman, Albert. “At Once Accounting Software.” Management Accounting, June 1990.
  • Solnick, Loren & Albert Widman. “Program Size and Costs.” NY: MDRC, 1980.