Dr. Victor Stone is an Assistant Dean in the Robert P. Stiller School of Business, the Director of the Champlain College MBA program, and was a member of the inaugural corps of instructors that launched both the MBA and MSMIIT Programs at Champlain College. Victor knows what abilities he wants his students to have when they complete the Champlain MBA Program. "I want my graduates to be knowledgeable about the myriad complex issues that face a modern business enterprise and to feel empowered to tackle those issues."
Because they integrate what they are learning in classes with the challenges they are facing at work, Champlain MBA students have the distinctive opportunity "to connect the dots between theory and practice, not only in the classroom, but also where it counts: in the workplace." With no lag time between what they learn and how they apply it at work, "students can experience real success with their new knowledge, and employers can benefit from the creativity and hard work of their student-employees.
He earned a B.A. in Biology from the University of Idaho, an MBA from the University of Utah, and a PhD in Organization and Management with emphasis in e-Business from Capella University. He is a member of the Academy of Management and has research interests in Web-based business strategy formulation, operations, organizational change, and the dynamics of adult and experiential learning as enabled through on-line education. Recently, Victor completed a certification program at Case Western Reserve University devoted to making use of the power of Appreciative Inquiry as a framework for facilitating positive organizational change.
Victor retired from International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) after serving for 25 years in a range of first level and middle management positions. He has held assignments in a variety of business functional areas including duties in Production Control and Inventory Management, Product Pricing and Competitive Analysis, Product Marketing, Business Controls and Strategy, Business Operations, Information Technology Project Deployment, and Business Transformation. All of these assignments were within the context of semiconductor development and manufacturing. More recently, he has been devoting his administrative time to developing and expanding Champlain's MBA program and helping to transform the Stiller School of Business undergraduate programs.
Before joining IBM, Victor served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He was a Naval Flight Officer, Tactical Coordinator, and Mission Commander of a P-3 Orion Air Anti-submarine and Maritime patrol aircrew. He flew missions from various Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Mediterranean Sea military installations.
He lives outside Underhill Flats, Vermont where he and his family enjoy Vermont's rural, outdoor character and are currently experimenting with a new Solar Power installation.