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Wittmeyer, Carol

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Associate Professor of Management
ACADEMIC SCHOOL School of Business
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT Management
CONTACT INFORMATION Office Phone:  (716) 375-2196
Email: cwittmey@sbu.edu 
OFFICE LOCATION 102A, Swan Business Center
COURSES TAUGHT
  • MGT 413. Business Policy
  • MGT 432. Family Business Management
  • MBA 649. Business Policy
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ed.D., Educational Administration, University of Rochester, 1992
  • M.B.A., Specialized in Accounting, St. Bonaventure University, Fall 1986;
  • B.B.A., Accounting, St. Bonaventure University, May 1984
OTHER EDUCATION
  • Harvard Law School, Negotiation and Leadership Program, June 2012
  • Beijing Institute of Technology, International Business Certificate, May 2011
  • Sloan Foundation, Certificate in Online Learning, June 2010
  • Wharton Business School, Strategy Program, October 2008
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Management Development Program, June 1996
  • University of Rochester
    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1996-1997
      • Conducted research on case study methodology
      • Chaired Student Handbook Committee
      • Taught doctoral course: Case Studies in Higher Education
  • St. Bonaventure University, Administration, Supervision and Curriculum Master Level Courses, Spring 1984
Certifications
  • 6 Sigma
  • The National Society of Fundraising Executives
  • New York State Teacher Certificates of Qualification
  • Sloan Foundation On-Line Teaching 
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Dr. Carol B. Wittmeyer teaches family business management as well as corporate and nonprofit strategy at the graduate and undergraduate levels at St. Bonaventure University where she also advises the St. Bonaventure University Family Business Club.

She serves as Chair of the Family Business Special Interest Group of the Academy of Business Disciplines as well as the USASBE (United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship), the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. 

She served as president of the Raymond Family Business Institute, a foundation dedicated to promoting and serving family business owners. Along with colleagues from the Kauffman Foundation, London Business School, Babson College, and Kennesaw University, she coauthored international and national research projects including the family business research in the 2003 Global Entrepreneur Monitor and the 2003 American Family Business Survey, the most widely cited research on family business. 

She has presented research on family business at international meetings of the Family Business Network, the Family Firm Institute and the Association of Fund Raising Professionals; and nationally at the United States of Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Academy of Business Disciplines.

She was a visiting fellow at Babson College and the University of Rochester where she taught a case study doctoral seminar.

Her alma maters include St. Bonaventure University for her BBA and MBA and the University of Rochester for her Ed.D. She has earned certificates from Harvard University (Program on Negotiations and Management Development Program), and Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania (Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage).

Dr. Wittmeyer participated in the MBA 646 "International Business - China Studies" course held in Shanghai, Xi'an, and Beijing, China during May 2011.

Dr. Wittmeyer was as a senior level university relations administrator at several universities. She has managed capital campaigns totaling over $100 million primarily to support business, engineering and liberal arts programs and facilities. She was the founder of the Meliora Group LLC, a fund-raising consulting group providing services to clients including George Washington Medical School, University of South Florida, Penn State University and the University of Michigan.

She is the president of Dignity Gifts, a company she started w/ her daughter and SBU students to manufacture products for nursing home patients. She has prior business experience at Goldome and Erie Savings bank along with a regional accounting firm.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Awards

  • The St. Bonaventure team won the 2015 Most Creative & Innovative Team Award at the Global Family Business Plan Competition held at the University of Vermont.
  • 2001 recipient of Buffalo’s Business First 40 Under 40 Award, received at the Buffalo Convention Center.
  • St. Bonaventure University Commencement Speaker, December 2010; Selected by Student Committee.

Reviewer

  • USASBE — Chair of Family Business Track
  • ABD — Founder of Family Business Track
  • Small Business Institute Journal
  • International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Southwest Academy of Management

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

Unpublished Teaching Case Study

  • Wittmeyer, C., & Watson, J. (2015).  Ellicott Square Development:  A Case Study of a Thriving Buffalo Family Enterprise.  

Published Intellectual Contributions

    Refereed Publications
    • Wittmeyer, C. (April 2017).  Campus family business clubs: An important resource for next-gens.  Family Business Magazine.
    • Russell, M. & Wittmeyer, C. (2013).  Southern Tier Brewing:  Family Ownership of a High Growth Brewery.  Journal of Business Cases and Applications. 9.
    • McNamara, M., Watson J., & Wittmeyer C. (2009). The Utilization of a Succession Plan to Effectively Change Leadership and Ownership in a Small Business Enterprise.  The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge. 15(1), 31-43.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2007). Pritchett Foods:  From Basement Production to Thriving Innovative Enterprise in Two Generations. Family Business Casebook Annual 2007, 17-31.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2003). The Practice of Management: Timeliness Views and Principles. The Academy of Management Executive, 17(3), 13-15.
    • Wittmeyer, C., Reynolds, P., Green, M. (2003). Global Entrepreneur Monitor-Family Business Special Topic. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 67-72.
    • Wittmeyer, C., Astrachan, J., Allen, E., Spinelli, S. (2003). The 2003 American Family Business Survey (pp. 1-34). Springfield, MA: Raymond Institute and Mass Mutual.
    Conference Proceedings
    • Wittmeyer, C., Palmer, T., Colarusso, S., & Chaddock, D. (2016). Employing Project Management Software as a Learning Tool in the Business Classroom.  Proceedings of the Business Research Consortium.
    • Wittmeyer, C., Palmer, T., Colarusso, S., & Chaddock, D. (2015). Employing Project Management Software as a Learning Tool in the Business Classroom.  Proceedings of the ABD National Annual Conference.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2013).  Family Business CEO Retirement Study - What We've Learned About the Few and The Proud Who Really Retire.  Proceedings of the ABD National Annual Conference 2014.  252-259.
    • Wittmeyer, C., Keyt A., & Russell, M.  (2012).  Family Business Academic and Outreach Initiatives.  Proceedings of the ABD National Annual Conference 2012.
    • Miller, A, Wittmeyer, C., & Russell, M.  (2012).  Southern Tier Brewing Company:  Managing Growth in the Craft Beer Market: A Family Business Case Study. Proceedings of the ABD National Annual Conference 2012. Best Session Presentation Award
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2011). Developing Family Business Across the Curriculum: Rationale and Approach. Proceedings of the ABD National Annual Conference 2011.
    • Jones, R., & Wittmeyer, C. B. (2011). Trans Am Ambulance Services, Inc.: A Case Study on a Woman Owned For-Profit Family Business Competing in a Non- Profit Industry. Proceedings of the USASBE Annual Meeting. 
    • Wittmeyer, C., Astrachan, J. & Keyt, A. (2009). Best Practices of Self-Sustaining Family Business Centers.  Proceedings of the USASBE National Annual Conference.  Best Workshop Nominee
    • Wittmeyer, C.  (2008). The Rise and Fall of the Raymond Institute:  Inside a Tail of Unfulfilled Promises.  Proceedings of the USASBE National Annual Conference 2008 (vol. 2008, pp. 1045-1069). Boca Rotan, FL: USASBE.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2008). An Examination of Trustee Participation in Institutional Policy and Financial Decision Making (vol. XV, pp. 93-98). Proceedings of the IABD National Annual Conference 2008.  Beltsville, MD: Business Research Yearbook.
    • Astrachan, J., Glucksman, S., & Wittmeyer, C.  (2002). Results from the American Family Business Survey.  Proceedings of the Family Firm Institute National Annual Meeting 2002.
    • Preston, A., Biter, J., Murphy, R., Murphy, K., & Wittmeyer, C. (1991). Demand Driven Volunteer Institutional Research at Small Liberal Arts College. Proceedings of the 1991 Annual Conference of the Northeast Association for Institutional Research, 235-246.
    Presentations Given on Family Business
    • Jones, R., Astrachan, J., Gupta, S. & Wittmeyer, C. (2018). Family Business Preparation: Examining the Influence of Outside Work Experience on Family Employee Success. USASBE Annual Meeting. Hollywood, CA.
    • Wittmeyer, C.  (2018).  High School Family Business Stakeholders Focus Group:  Creating Programming for Their Success. USASBE Annual Meeting. Hollywood, CA.
    • Wittmeyer, C.  (2017, November 1). Family Business Strategy.  Loyola University Chicago.  Chicago, IL.
    • Wittmeyer, C.  (2017, October 18).  Succession Planning.  Cornell University Annual Families in Business Conference. Ithaca, NY.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2017, October 11).  Planning for the Unexpected in Family Firms. Albany Business Owners Forum. Albany, NY.
    • Wittmeyer, C.  (2017, May 1).  Family Businesses – Driving our Regional Economic Development. Olean Business Development.  Olean, NY.
    • Kleinhart, J & Wittmeyer, C.  (2016, October 21).  This Gen Forum.  Families in Business Conference at Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.
    • Wittmeyer, C. & Van Der Vliet, D. (2016, September 30).  Family Business Center Operations. The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. Rochester, NY.
    • Wittmeyer C.  (2016, January 10).  Family Business and Entrepreneurship Curriculum Models Workshop: Programs and Centers.  USASBE Conference, San Diego, CA.
    • Wittmeyer C.  (2016, January 7).  Engaging the Community in Family Business Curriculum Development and Delivery.  USASBE Pre-Conference Workshop, San Diego, CA.
    • McPeek, J. Ball, S., & Wittmeyer, C.  (2015, October 9).  The Evolving Role of Women and Leadership in the Family-Owned Business. Families in Business Conference at Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.
    • Dugan, A. Van Der Vliet, D. & Wittmeyer, C.  (2015, June 17).  Developing Campus Resources to Build Sustainable Family Business Centers. Family Business Alliance Annual Meeting. Keystone, SD.
    • Keyt, A. & Wittmeyer C.  (2015, April 10).  Building Metrics to Drive Success.  Family Business Network North America Chapter Conference, Sonoma, CA.
    • Wittmeyer, C. & Keyt, A.  (2015, March 12).  What If: How do you Plan For, and Communicate in an Emergency.  Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center Event, Four Seasons, Chicago, IL.
    • Wittmeyer, C & Ryan K. (2014, November 12).  An Analysis of US Family Business Clubs. ABD National Annual Conference. Ft Myers Beach, FL.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2013, November 7).  Faculty Involvement in Building Family Business Curriculum.  ABD National Annual Conference. Ft Myers Beach, FL.
    • Wittmeyer, C.  (2013, November 6). Building a Strategy for Your Enterprising Family.  Stetson University’s Fall 2013 Featured Speaker Program.  DeLand, FL. 
    • Wittmeyer C. & Neiswander, R.  (2013, October 3).  Leadership, Accountability, and Execution in Family Businesses.  Moderator for Loyola University Chicago's Family Business Center Conference on "Building High-Performance Family Businesses", Oak Brook, IL.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2013, January 10). Effective Strategies for Building Programs, Collations and Research to Support Family Business Initiatives.  Co-moderator and presenter for the USASBE preconference workshop.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2012, January 12). Strategies for Building Family Business Programs and Courses. Co-moderator and presenter for the USASBE preconference workshop.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2009, April 30). Preparing for Succession: What Will Your Legacy Be? Presented at Annual National Shoe Retailer Association, St. Pete Beach, FL.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2009, April 23).  Azteca Foods Case Study Panel.  Moderator at Family Business Network USA, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2008, January 10). Family Business Teaching Innovation. Panel Member presented at USASBE Annual National Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
    • Wittmeyer, C. & Cox, L.  Family Ventures in the Global Entrepreneur Monitor Report.  Presented at the USASBE Annual Conference.  Dallas, TX: January 21, 2004.
    • Wittmeyer, C. & Green, M.  (2003). Global Research on Family Sponsored Ventures.  Family Firm Institute International Annual Meeting.  Toronto:  October 1, 2003.
    • Astrachan, J., Wittmeyer, C. & et. al. The Global Entrepreneur Monitor:  Family Sponsored Ventures.  Family Business Network International Annual Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland: September 24, 2003.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2003, April 1). Upstate New York Family Business Survey Results. Keynote presented at Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Country Club.
    • Weilerstein, P., Moran, E., McIntyre, J., Hunt, J., & Wittmeyer, C. Show Me the Money: How to Use Entrepreneurial Concepts to Fund Academic Programs and Research. USASBE Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC. (January 23, 2003).
    • Wittmeyer, C., Green, M., Reynolds, P. Start-Up Family Firms: A 2002 Study of Ten Countries as Part of the GEM Project. USASBE Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC. (January 21, 2003).
    Invited Presentations, Articles & Interviews
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2017, March).  Leadership Requires Input on the Unknowns. National Shoe Retailing Today.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2016, December).  In or Out of the Family Business.  Shoe Retailing Today.   
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2016, December).  Holding Ourselves Accountable for Transition Planning.  National Shoe Retailers Annual Business Performance Report.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2016, October). Planning for the Unexpected.  Shoe Retailing Today.   
    • Wittmeyer, C.  (2016, July).  Be Ready for the Worst-Case Scenarios.  Shoe Retailing Today.   
    • Wittmeyer, C., Palmer, T., Colarusso, S., & Chaddock, D. (2016, April 16 ). Employing Project Management Software as a Learning Tool in the Business Classroom. Business Research Consortium.
    • Wittmeyer, C.  (2015).  Sons in the Shadow, by Roy H. Park, Jr.  Invited book review in 3rd edition; https://www.amazon.com/review/R2FAYFNG7RYKP3/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_alt_2
    • Wittmeyer, C. & Wittmeyer, C.  (2014, Nov/Dec) Using gratitude to foster unity in your family. Family Business Magazine; http://familybusinessmagazine.com//FBfiles/28UsinggratitudetofosterunityNov-Dec2014.html
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2013, September 19).  Family Business Across the Curriculum, presented to the University of North Texas Management Faculty as part of a Faculty Mentoring Grant funded to Dr. Whitney Peake, Assistant Professor of Management.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2013, February 8). Let's invest in WNY family firms' next generation.  Rochester Business Journal.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2012, May 18). Family Business Needs Your Support, Buffalo Business First, p. 54.  http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/print-edition/2012/05/18/family-business-needs-your-support.html?page=all
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2009, April 11). All Donors Are Not Equal: Decision Making Strategies for Prioritizing Potential Donors. Session presented at IABD, St. Louis, MO.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2008, October 23). Good to Great in the Development Shop – From Strategy to Execution. Keynote presented at Association of Fund-Raising Professionals Monthly Meeting, Oak Hill CC, Rochester NY.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2008, September 12). All Donors are Not Created Equal. Rochester Business Journal, p. 17.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2003, June 2). Family Business in Upstate New York.  Bob Lonsberry Show [Radio broadcast]. Rochester, NY: WHAM.
    • Wittmeyer, C., & McDermid, M. (2003, May 19). Family Business in Upstate New York.  It’s Your Business [Radio broadcast]. Buffalo, NY: WIVB.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2003, February 15). 2003 American Family Business Survey Highlights.  Bloomberg Small Business [Television broadcast]. New York, NY: Bloomberg.
    • Wittmeyer, C. Association of Fund-Raising Professionals Annual Meeting, Good to Great in the Development Shop – From Strategy to Execution. Association of Fund-Raising Professionals-Genesee Valley Chapter, Rochester Plaza Hotel, Rochester, NY. (April 15, 2009).
    • Wittmeyer, C. Association of Fund-Raising Professionals Monthly Meeting, "Good to Great in the Development Shop – From Strategy to Execution," Association of Fund-Raising Professionals, Oak Hill CC, Rochester NY. (October 23, 2008).
    • Wittmeyer, C. Annual Meeting, "Venture Philanthropy:  Building Alliances in Funding Opportunities," Funders’ Alliance of Upstate New York, Cooperstown, NY. (September 30, 2003).
    • Wittmeyer, C., Astrachan, J., "The Global Entrepreneur Monitor: Family Sponsored Ventures," Family Business Network International Annual Meeting. Lausanne, Switzerland. (September 24, 2003).
    • Wittmeyer, C. Family Business Meeting, Upstate New York Family Business Survey Results. Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Country Club. (April 1, 2003).
    • Wittmeyer, C., Cox, L., USASBE National Annual Conference, Family Ventures in the Global Entrepreneur Monitor Report. Dallas, TX. (January 21, 2003).
    • Wittmeyer, C., Glucksman, S., & Astrachan, J., "Results from the 2003 American Family Business Survey." Family Firm Institute National Annual Meeting. (October 2002).
    Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research
    • Wittmeyer, C.  (2017). Triad Foundation. Family Business Academic Initiatives. $10,000
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2017). Fred L. Emerson Foundation. Family Business Academic Initiatives.  $10,000.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2017). St. Bonaventure University James Martine Faculty Development Endowment for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning in Clare College. The Development of Global Family Enterprise Initiatives for CLAR 401 Plenary Session and Business Courses. $5370.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2017). St. Bonaventure University Visiting Scholars Grant. Jim Joseph to present, “Leading with Compassion, Cultural Awareness and Ethics in the 21st Century's Global Business Arena.” $500.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2016). Betty Ramming in honor of Allan Ramming ‘63. Family Business Academic Initiatives.  $20,000.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2016). St. Bonaventure University Leo E. Keenan Jr. Faculty Development Endowment for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning.  Business Capstone Presentation Skill Curriculum Development. $6450.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2016). St. Bonaventure University Visiting Scholars Grant. Dann Van der Vliet presented “Negotiating Success in the World’s Dominant Business Framework - Family Controlled.” $500.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2015). Betty Ramming in honor of Allan Ramming ‘63. Family Business Academic Initiatives.  $18,000.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2015). St. Bonaventure University Visiting Scholars Grant. Andrew Keyt presented “Myths & Mortals:  Family Business Succession.” $500.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2015). St. Bonaventure University Visiting Scholars Grant.  Dr. Seth Spain from Binghamton University presented “Dark Triad Personality Traits and Family Business Owners.” $500.
    • Wittmeyer, C. & et. al.  (2014). Betty Ramming in honor of Allan Ramming ‘63.  Family Business Academic Initiatives.  $25,000.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2013). St. Bonaventure University Family Business Club Proposal funded by Carl Paladino ’68.  $6,000.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2013). Developing and Delivering Family Business Workshops. St. Bonaventure University Keenan Grant. $5,000.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2013). Study of Retired Family Business CEOs. St. Bonaventure University Sponsored Research Grant. $750.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2010). Pacioli Research Grant: Family Business Philanthropy and Franciscan Values. St. Bonaventure University. $750.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2010). Azteca Foods Family Business Case Study. St. Bonaventure University Faculty Research Grant. $750.
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2010). Thriving in Family Business: How the Best Family Companies Master Challenges, Achieve Their Goals and Leave an Indelible Legacy. St. Bonaventure University Keenan Grant. $750.
    • Keyt A., & Wittmeyer, C., "Family Business Executive Education Program Development – Loyola University Chicago", Sponsored by IDEAL Industries, $100,000 (October 2008 - July 2010). 
    • Wittmeyer, C. (2009). Family Business Program Development Grant. Funded by Carl Paladino ‘68. $5000.
    • Wittmeyer, C., Reynolds, P., Green, M., "Global Entrepreneur Monitor-Family Business Special Topic", Sponsored by Kauffman Foundation, Raymond Institute, Babson College and London Business School, Federal, $15,000 and $40,000 (January 2002 - January 2004).
    • Wittmeyer, C., Astrachan, J., Spinelli, S., & Allen, E. "American Family Business Survey 2003", Sponsored by Raymond Institute ($125,000) and Mass Mutual ($150,000) (September 2002 - February 2003).
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
  • Wittmeyer, C. & Keyt, A. (2010). Azteca Foods Case Study: The Valesquez Family Story of Start-up and Succession.
  • Wittmeyer, C. & Raymond, S. (2010). The Raymond Corporation Succession Case Study.
  • Wittmeyer, C., & Watson, J. (2010). Ellicott Square Development: A Case Study of a Thriving Buffalo Family Enterprise.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Memberships

  • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
  • International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD)
  • Academy of Business Discipline (ABD)
  • Family Firm Institute
  • Family Business Network
  • Rochester Grantmakers Organization
  • Association of Fund Raising Professionals
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council on Planned Giving, Women’s Presidents Organization. 

Service 

  • St. Bonaventure University & St. Mary of the Angels Eucharistic Minister
  • SBU Warming House
  • BonaResponds
  • Woman Mentor for the Greater Buffalo Partnership
  • Judge for Buffalo’s Business First Outstanding Business Awards
  • Board member of the University of Rochester Warner School
  • Olean General Hospital Foundation
  • Olean YMCA
  • Olean Community Schools
  • Montessori Children’s House
  • Genesee Valley Association of Fund Raising Professionals
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