Dr. Peter D. Lucash
Peter D. Lucash, EdD, MBA, MPH
843-568-9158 (c) peter@Lucash.com
My career and work focus has turned to teaching and management development. In these settings, I build on my experience, formal and informal learning and networks, and facilitation skills to engage with learners to gain both conceptual and practical skills. Consistently strong student evaluations and maintain relationships with students post-graduation.
Building on over 20 years of online and ground teaching experience in management, leadership and entrepreneurship areas, I use lectures, videos, case studies, student presentations, group work (online and ground), and other “flipped classroom” techniques to continuously enhance learning experience and value. Committed to lifelong learning and improving teaching techniques.
Doctorate (EdD) in Organizational Leadership, Northeastern University (Boston, MA). Dissertation: “Founder CEOs as Deciders-in-Chief: A Narrative Research Study Exploring Operational Decision-Making in Entrepreneurial Phase Venture Development”. Awarded March 2019
Master of Business Administration, Columbia University
Master of Public Health, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts, New York University
Boston, MA | 2009 - present
Professor of the Practice (2018 to present). Half-time position.
Lecturer teaching business, entrepreneurship, management, and leadership courses for the College of Professional Studies in online setting.
Principal Instructor/Master Teacher for select courses. Provide content oversight and coordination for AACSB compliance and quality. Collaborate with section instructors to develop and implement refresh/revisions for currency and rigor. Courses covered:
New Venture Creation - MGT4230
MGT4220 Innovation and Change Management
MGT2100 Principles of Management
MGT2310 Organizational Behavior
MGT3220 International Business
MGT4210 Project Management
Early adopter of Camtasia (and later Kaltura) to improve recorded lectures and discussions. Developed course plan, syllabus, lectures and all assignments for 11 courses to date.
Work with the University’s Experiential (XN) Learning Team to integrate projects with operating companies into courses.
Service: Member, Faculty Development and Support Committee of the College of Professional Studies.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
Charleston, SC | 2013 - present
Adjunct Faculty, 2013 - present and Visiting Professor (FT), 2013-2014
Teaching ground and online courses in School of Business (AACSB accredited) and School of Professional Studies.
Taught entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership and management courses (organizational behavior, international management, principles of management) and healthcare leadership and management.
Developed full course syllabus, plan, lectures and assignments.
Revamped “Entrepreneurial Leadership” course to add experiential components and upgrade rigor and learning topics.
Engaged local entrepreneur community as guest speakers and students attended local entrepreneur events.
My students won 8 of 10 slots to compete in school-wide business plan pitch contest ($1,000 prize).
Other universities where I teach on a less frequent basis:
Washington State University for eMBA courses: “Management of Innovation” and “Strategy and Organizational Design
Webster University, Charleston, SC Metro campus: “Organizational Development” and “Career Management”
Teaching – Courses Taught
Principles of Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship
Organizational Behavior; Management and Organizational Behavior
Managerial Strategy; Business Strategy (Capstone)
Innovation and Change Management
Principles of Management
Dynamics of Business I, II
Management of Innovation
Introduction to Business
Establishing the Framework: What is Leadership?
Principles of Nonprofit Management
Skills for Professional Development
Contemporary Issues in American Business
Principles of Marketing
RECRUITMENT PARTNERS, LLC
2015 - present
Senior Advisor. The company has developed an innovative approach to recruiting patients for clinical trials by working with pharmaceutical companies to develop a network of non-traditional clinical trial sites for Alzheimer’s Disease drugs. Work with Managing Partner and staff on strategy, project strategy and execution, product and marketing development.
BIOPHARMA CONNEX, LLC (BPC)
Charleston, SC | 2006-present
CEO and Managing Member. Startup company working with major pharmaceutical companies to accelerate clinical trial patient recruitment and retention. Projects are global in scope and subject to FDA's rigid regulatory processes. Worked with companies and project partners in several countries in North and South America and Europe.
DIGITAL CPE, LLC (LUCASH & COMPANY)
Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, SC | 1990 - present
Principal of umbrella entity for my project work, including:
Developed business plans for start-up companies and healthcare provider organizations to establish and grow their businesses.
Successfully solicited bank loans for working capital up to $400K, advised on business operations; referred to other legal and accounting/tax advisors.
Developed online courses marketed by clients, including Blackbaud, Inc. and Red Vector.com.
Seminar Instructor for private clients and for national seminar companies, including CPE, Inc. and McGraw-Hill Healthcare Education Group. Developed and taught full-day seminars presented throughout the country for these companies and other clients.
Assessment Exam Item Developer and Reviewer: Contracted with three assessment development companies to develop exam items for competency-based learning used by the sponsor and their client accredited universities.
Publications and Presentations (selected)
Book, “Medical Practice Business Plan Workbook”, McGraw-Hill Healthcare Education Group and MGMA, 1999. Third edition published by CRC Press/Productivity Press. November 2011.
Book, “Medical Practice Change Management: Strategies and Techniques for the Changing Business of Healthcare,” McGraw Hill Healthcare Education Group and co-published by HFMA and MGMA, 1997.
Publisher/editor, “Business Indigo” (2009-2013). Monthly e-newsletter covering knowledge-based and creative industry companies on the Lowcountry coast.
Blogger and Business Advisor (2005 – 2010), Developed and wrote blog for the management of medical practices for Allbusiness.com, a Dun and Bradstreet Company.
Course author, Red Vector.com, 2001 – present. Developed online courses for this provider of continuing ed for licensed construction industry professionals.
Presenter, Blackbaud’s 2nd (2001) International Conference on Philanthropy and 4th (November 2003) International Conference, pre-conference seminar on business planning and breakout session on entrepreneurship; “The Numbers School” seminar for 2003.
Presenter, “Small Business Innovation Summit”, 2009, 2010, Charleston, SC. Facilitator for Breakout Sessions on “Innovation” and “Starting a Business in Charleston”.
Presenter, seminars and workshops for regional and national meetings of industry professional associations, including American Marketing Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Medical Group Practice Association.
US Small Business and Entrepreneur Association, Reviewer for submitted papers, 2009 - 2012, 2017, 2019, 2010 annual conferences and journals.
Academy of Management, Reviewer for submitted annual conference papers, 2018, 2019.
Panelist, “Innovation Discovery Day”, US Dept. of Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command - Atlantic (SPAWAR), April 2013, March 2014.
Presenter (Peer-reviewed): “Leading entrepreneurial new ventures: An emerging model”. 2015 CPS Fall Faculty Conference and NU/SUT Global Leadership Summit. October 2, 2015.
Presenter in Emerging Research Track, 2022 Annual Conference of the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Raleigh, NC, Jan 8, 2022.
Professional Affiliations (current)
Academy of Management l United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Co-Chair, Online Entrepreneurship Education SIG, 2020 – present I Entrepreneurship as Practice Group