Greg Di Novis
Associate professor of business administration
First year at St. Kate’s: 1999
From Tokyo to St. Paul:Prior to joining the faculty, Di Novis held a variety of increasingly responsible positions with Eastman Kodak Co. in the United States and in Asia in sales, sales management, and business planning and marketing.
In Tokyo he was responsible for strategic planning, Asia-Pacific Region, and he led the image-capture business for the Japan Region. He later became a general manager and vice-president for strategic accounts, Consumer Imaging, U.S. Region.
Courses taught: Capstone undergraduate courses in marketing/management and sales as well as strategic marketing and strategic management courses in the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program.
Teaching style: A blend of theory and practice with business cases and computer simulation.
What’s special about St. Kate’s? “At St. Kate’s, you will develop competencies, associations and friendships that will carry you through your lifetime. When you leave, you will have skills for ethical leadership, critical thinking and life-long learning.”
Studying ethical leadership and management matters: “Today organizations function in increasingly complex environments — for profit, not-profit, large and small. Developing the essential skills of leading, influencing and managing in an ethical way is vital.”
Recent research: Based on the Minnesota State Fair, Di Novis researched and designed a case and teacher’s guide for business strategy and marketing management courses. The journal of the North American Case Research Association published the case, called “The Great Minnesota Get-Together,” in the fall 2008 issue.
Collaboration: Recipients of a Carol E. Denny Award from St. Kate’s, Di Novis and David Dahlberg, associate professor of accounting, developed a program to integrate business ethics across the undergraduate business curriculum. They researched and wrote a collection of discipline-specific ethics cases and teaching notes that St. Kate’s business faculty use in their courses.
Beyond the gates of St. Kate’s: Hoops! The Leadership Institute of Wells College recognized Di Novis for his contribution in creating the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, which fosters and promotes the development of basketball as a sport for women.
Education: B.S., Western New England College; M.B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology.