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Antony Girlando was born and raised in Rome, Italy, and was educated in a multicultural and multilingual environment. He is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, and has studied Russian. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in finance and his doctorate in international management.

His early research focused on cultural change and, in particular, on Russians’ assimilation of U.S. values following the collapse of the former Soviet Union. He found that cultural values, for the most part, are permanent. His more recent cross-cultural research on Russians and Italians has come to the same conclusion.

Professor Girlando has been published in the Journal of Transnational Management and the Journal of East West Business. His studies have been used by researchers from Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Italy, Australia, and England. Locally, he has consulted on culture for Sappi, Ltd., and the Maine International Trade Center. He has almost four decades of experience with technology in the academic world. His current projects are centered on researching how new information technologies can be best utilized in higher education. He is currently experimenting with the use of iPads, the “flipped classroom” model, and various business simulations. His goals are to help students think globally and to make their learning experience more practical and interesting. Previously, he worked for American Express Latin American Division and owned part of small manufacturing firm in Chile. At Saint Joseph’s College, he is an associate professor of business, as well as the director of the Faculty Center for Innovation.

Awards/Grants

Professorship Award, Three year grant to implement project revolving  technology and teaching & learning (Saint Joseph's College, 2011).

Teaching and Scholarship Award, (Saint Joseph's College, 2010).

Consulting

Sappi Fine Papers Ltd. A cross cultural perspective of Austrians, South Africans, and Americans for Sappi middle managers who were moving to a Matrix Organization wherein they would be required to report to both national and international managers (October 2012).

Empirical Research

Girlando, A. & Eduljee, N. (2010). The convergence, divergence and crossvergence debate revisited: An empirical investigation of the influence of U.S. national values on a new generation of Russians. Journal of Transnational Management, 15, 265-289. DOI 10.1080/15475778.2010.514201.