Business Administration & Accounting - Full-Time Faculty

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Full-time Faculty                            

Thomas Cox
Associate Professor - Chair of the Department
Office: H-221/ Main Campus
Phone: 973-684-5308
Fax: 973-684-6627

Summary of Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy , Seton Hall University.
  • M.B.A. in Marketing, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • B.S. in Marketing, Seton Hall University.
  • Sales experience, 2 years, food industry.
  • Product Management experience, 11 years, food & health/beauty aids.
  • Teaching experience, more than 20 years at PCCC.
  • Chairman of the Business Programs at PCCC – 14 years.
  • President—New Jersey Collegiate Business Association (AY 1998/1999 & AY 1999/2000)
  • Board of Directors – North Jersey Regional Chamber of Commerce


Lucia Gheorghiu
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Marketing
Office: H-212/ Main Campus
Phone: 973-684-6083
Fax: 973-684-6627

Summary of Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Marketing, MBA in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Computerized Accounting Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Teaching experience 17 years in the USA and Romania, college level, multi-cultural students.
  • International marketing experience, USA and Romania – good knowledge of the Eastern European market.
  • Marketing research experience, USA and Romania, 10 years in academic field – surveys, focus groups, observational research, statistical research, other secondary data research; competition research, client satisfaction, studies of consumer opinion.
  • Consulting and training experience USA and Romania.
  • Services marketing experience - 8 years of education services, 9 years of sales-distribution and negotiation, 5 years of banking marketing research.
  • Languages: English, Romanian, some German.

Professor Gheorghiu is the Advisor of the Business Club at PCCC, and the Marketing Advisor for Visions, the College Newspaper.


Khloud Kourani
Office: WAC-120
Phone: : 973-684-7643
Fax: 973-684-6627

Summary of Qualifications

  • Master in Business Administration in Finance from William Paterson University and Accounting from Kaplan University
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting - William Paterson University
  • Associate in Science, Accounting - Passaic County Community College
  • Associate in Science, Computer Information Technology - Passaic County Community College
  • Computerized Accounting Certificate - Passaic County Community College
  • Adjunct Instructor - Passaic County Community College (2014-2015)
  • Accounting & Business Teaching Assistant - Gateway Center for Academic Achievement - Passaic County Community College
  • Office Manager/ Payroll Staff - Paytech, Payroll Company

Edwin Pagan
Office: H-216/ Main Campus
Phone: 973-684-5324
Fax: 973-684-6627

Summary of Qualifications

  • MBA Finance Major from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • MBA Accounting (2nd Concentration) from Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from CUNY
  • Licenses: Enrolled Agent, IRS
  • Teaching experience 17 years, graduate and postgraduate level.
  • Work Experience: over 30 years in the electric utility industry and engineering consulting.
  • Associations: Board of Trustee Member - Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation