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Walsh College Appoints Fioravante to Marketing Faculty Position

Walsh College has appointed Dr. Philip (Phil) Fioravante as associate professor of Marketing, according to Dr. Michael Levens, chair, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, and Information Technology, and associate professor, Marketing.

Dr. Fioravante joins Walsh’s full-time faculty after 14 years as adjunct associate professor and most recently as clinical associate professor.

Dr. Fioravante holds three degrees: A B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from Michigan State University in 1984; a M.B.A. in International Business from Wayne State University in 1990; and a Ph.D. in Organizational Management – Strategy and Technology from Capella University in 2011.

He also attended the advanced executive program, Technology and Product Strategy, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management in 2002.

His academic experience includes a position on the board of the College of Engineering, Michigan State University. His areas of expertise include strategy, international market and product development, lean manufacturing and supply chain processes, and private equity and venture capital markets.

Dr. Fioravante has served in a variety of professional senior leadership roles for more than 30 years. Most recently, he was president, North America Region and Global Purchasing, Quality and Program Management, at The Woodbridge Group, an international manufacturer.

“Our students will benefit from the wealth of business experience Phil brings to Walsh,” said Dr. David Shields, executive vice president and chief academic officer. “His devotion to teaching is second only to his passion for business professionalism and for marketing.”

Dr. Fioravante’s honors include the MSU College of Engineering Applied Engineering Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004 and also its Claud R. Erickson Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Original Equipment Supplier Association.

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Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (; phone: 312-263-0456) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, accredits specific degree programs.