Faculty & Administration
Joseph Gilkey, Ph.D.
Program Director, Master’s Program in Data Science with a concentration in
Director, Masters in Marketing Science Program
Director, Masters in Business Analytics Program
Executive Director, Ignite Institute, Asst. Professor
Joseph Gilkey, Jr. is the Chair of the Business Administration Department, Asst. Professor, Director, Masters in Marketing Science, Data Science and Business Analytics Programs and Executive Director Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University. He has been an Adjunct Asst. Professor at St John’s University and has also taught as an Adjunct Lecturer at the New York Institute of Technology in Statistical Sampling and Decision Science for Management.
Dr. Gilkey has his Ph.D. from International School of Management Paris France and received an M.B.A. from Indiana University, a B.B.A. in Business Management from Dowling College, and an A.A.S. in Business Administration from Suffolk Community College. He has over 30 years of executive management experience in all facets of the newspaper business, overseeing the Circulation, Promotion, Web Operations, and Consumer Marketing departments as Senior Vice-President/Chief Consumer Officer of the New York Daily News, the largest daily tabloid newspaper in circulation in the US and the 5th largest media website in the US. Research areas of concentration Consumer Behaviour and business analytics.
Jane Cheng, M.S.
Professor Cheng received her double masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics in NJIT. Prior to teaching, she worked for Wall Street companies including Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Wells Fargo, Credit Swiss as well as MetLife Insurance. Professor Cheng has extensive industrial experience in software programming such as .net, Java, Perl and Unix as well as in application design and development. Additionally, she has strong expertise in database and data warehousing. She most recently led the boarding of option regulatory bridge data from Chicago Board of Trade to FINRA using cloud computing. Her interests also include mobile technology and she is the founder of innovation.com, which helps people design websites and use Apple products.
Mohit Supe, M.S., M.B.A.
Mohit Supe earned his B.E. in Electronics & Telecommunication from University of Mumbai, India; MBA in Information Technology with specialization in compliance and process management from Symbiosis International University, India and MS in Data Science from Saint Peter’s University. Mohit has experience working in E-Commerce domain and his major area of focus is into CRM technologies and strategies. He has extensive experience in creating, executing and evaluating digital marketing campaigns across platforms and domains.
Additionally, Mohit is a certified Google AdWords and Google Analytics professional with inclined work experience and his current focus is on dynamic and advanced cloud computing techniques with Big Data Analytics using Amazon Web Services.
Khaled Zayed, Ph.D.
Dr. Zayed is focused, qualified and well-educated professional with more than ten (10) years of Information Technology experience and over three years of senior management and leadership experience. Dr. Zayed is a co-founder and managing director of Aspire Tech NJ, LLC (IT Consulting firm in New Jersey & New York – http://aspiretechnj.com – He is also a part time professor of Information Technology, Customer Service, and Data Science.
Office: Loyola Hall, Room 10, Jersey City Campus
Advisory Board Members
The Data Science Advisory Board exists to advise, assist, support and advocate for the graduate program in Data Science With a Concentration in Business Analytics. Members are volunteers who share an expert knowledge and will serve as a sounding board for senior University executives and as a body that can inspire change. Advisory Board responsibilities include:
- Provide general guidance and advice relevant to industry trends surrounding Big Data and business intelligence.
- Review and, when appropriate, recommend updates to our Data Science curriculum.
- Develop and recommend “best practice” technology approaches.
- Provide introductions to possible strategic partners and sources of funding, and participating in meetings with such individuals or entities.
- Contribute ideas and information about the use of Big Data in various industry verticals.
- Develop global program marketing concepts, in concert with University marketing team.
- Develop internship and career opportunities for University students and graduates.
- Suggest possible Data Science conference or webinar concepts.
Ray Chiu ’86
former Vice President Software Development, ISO
Vice President of Corporate Repositories and Architecture portfolio, UPS
Engineering Manager, Oracle America Inc.
Financial Services Sector CTO, IBM
Chief Scientist, Dstillery
Vice President Health Value Analytics and Development, Pfizer Inc.
Director of Analytics, Quanttus
Vice President, Weather Analytics, The Weather Channel