Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Daniel Sem - Dean Batterman School of Business Jan 19, 2018
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Dr. Daniel Sem, Dean of Concordia’s Batterman School of Business will share some of what he knows about the “entrepreneurial mindset” and “learning business by doing it”.  He also may tell us about the projected new building for the School of Business at Concordia. 

Daniel S. Sem, Ph.D., MBA, is President and CEO of Bridge to Cures, Inc. and is also CEO and VP for Drug Development at AviMed Pharmaceuticals. Sem is also Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director of Technology Transfer, and Director of the Master of Pharmaceutical/Chemical Product Development program at Concordia University Wisconsin, and serves on the editorial boards of PLoS One and the Marquette University Intellectual Property Law Review. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for BioForward, and on the Scientific Advisory Board of PhysioGenix.

Dr. Sem has 20 years of experience in drug discovery and development, and has over 50 papers and 10 issued patents on drug discovery and development techniques. He co-founded two drug discovery and development companies (Triad and AviMed). He served as VP for Biophysics at Triad Therapeutics, where he developed a platform technology for designing focused combinatorial libraries targeting kinases and dehydrogenases. He co-founded Triad Therapeutics based on technology he developed and patented, and he assisted in securing two rounds of venture financing, totaling over $40 million. Triad was voted one of the top 10 biotech startups in 2001 by Drug Discovery Today, and licensed kinase drug leads to Novartis for up to $60 million.

Dr. Sem received his B.S. in Chemistry from UW-Milwaukee, his Ph.D. from UW-Madison in Biochemistry and his MBA from Marquette University.

 

Dr. Mohammad Dakwar - MATC Provost Jan 26, 2018
Learning and The Business Experience
Learning and The Business Experience

Dr. Dakwar will talk about how learning relates to and enhances the business experience today. He will also cover any of potential topics such as Economy, training people to work at FoxConn, or other topics relating to his unique position at MATC.

Dr. Dakwar most recently served as dean of the School of Business and School of Media and Creative Arts, in addition to being interim associate provost. He holds a doctorate of education and a master’s degree in computer science education from Cardinal Stritch University; he received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Winona State University.

 

Matt Wolf - Academic & Career Planning Coordinator Feb 02, 2018
Employment Opportunities for Students with Special Needs
Employment Opportunities for Students with Special Needs

Employment Opportunities for Students with Special Needs: A Win-Win Proposition for M-T Students and Employers.

Michael Mooren - Special Education Coordinator and Danielle Ozimek - Autism Specialist will talk about our special education population, the types of jobs they are seeking and how they can be beneficial to employers.