Professor of Business
Phone: ext. 2247
- Doctor of Philosophy – Organization and Management, Capella University, 2006
- Master of Business Administration – Specialization in Accounting, Fairleigh Dickenson University, 1999
- Bachelor of Science Business Administration – Concentration in Finance, West Virginia University, 1994
- Associate of Science Business Administration, Warren County Community College, 1989
Dr. McHugh has been a member of the Centenary University community since 1999 when he began his teaching career as an adjunct professor. He is a veteran of the US Army/Reserve and was employed by BASF Corporation in numerous accounting, finance and sales force operations positions. Dr. McHugh accepted a full-time Professor position with Centenary University in 2001. During his tenure with Centenary, Dr. McHugh has served as the Founder/Advisor of the Centenary University Federal Reserve Challenge Team, Advisor of the Centenary University Students In Free Enterprise Team (SIFE), served as the Business Department Chairperson and the Director of Business Graduate Studies. He is particularly proud to have mentored Centenary’s SIFE Team to multiple National Rankings, including a National Top 12 Ranking in 2008 and to a National First Place award in the SIFE Entrepreneurship Special Topic Competition. Dr. McHugh was named Centenary University’s United Methodist Church Professor of the Year in 2008 and the National SIFE Advisor of the Year, also in 2008. He also served on SIFE’s National Advisors Board from 2008 to 2011.
Dr. McHugh’s research interest resides in two categories. The first focus of his research targets Experiential Educational Methodology’s use to prepare Business students for their careers. This research evaluates the needs of real world business organizations, and the skills they desire in college graduates. The research then continues with practical examples of educational techniques and methods to best instill these qualities and skills in business graduates. Dr. McHugh’s second area of research focuses on entrepreneurship and small business development. Dr. McHugh has consulted with a number of new and small businesses with considerable success gained by the ventures. Dr. McHugh has published and presented original work on both areas of research.
2014 International Journal of Business Strategy, Business Practitioner Oriented Educational Outcomes
2014 Journal of International Management Studies, EntrepreneurshipIn Guatemala
2013 Business Practitioner Oriented Educational Outcomes, International Journal of Business Strategy
2013 Entrepreneurship: Success Factors In Action, European Journal of Management
2013 Twelfth Annual Volume of the Publications of New Jersey’s Business Faculty, Benefiting Both the Student and Non-For-Profit Organizations – An Experientially Oriented Student Project
2012 Eleventh Annual Volume of the Publications of New Jersey’s Business Faculty, Effective Student Engagement
2011 Tenth Annual Volume of the Publications of New Jersey’s Business Faculty, Business Students Verse the Learning Curve
2014 International Academy of Business and Economics, Spring Conference: Orlando, Entrepreneurship In Guatemala
2014 International Academy of Business and Economics, Spring Conference: Orlando, An Investigation Of Academic And Workplace Dishonesty
2013 International Academy of Business and Economics, Fall Conference: Las Vegas, Business Practitioner Oriented Educational Outcomes
2013 International Academy of Business and Economics, Spring Conference: Orlando, Entrepreneurship: Success Factors In Action
2012 Annual Meeting of the Association for Global Business, Entrepreneurship: Success Factors In Action, Selected as a Conference Outstanding Paper.
2010 Annual Meeting of the Association for Global Business, Business Practitioner Oriented Educational Outcomes, Selected as a Conference Outstanding Paper.