Jock M. Sommese
Instructor

Department

Management

Education

  • D.B.A., Wilmington University
  • M.B.A., Drexel University
  • B.S.B.A., Villanova University

Biography

A self-professed “Serial Entrepreneur” and “Serial Adjunct,” Jock M. Sommese has been an adjunct professor at various colleges in the Philadelphia region. His affiliation with Drexel University started over 35 years ago as Jock is an MBA graduate and former co-op employer with his company, Smart Business Publishing. He held teaching positions at Widener University, Harcum College and Wilmington University, where he completed his Doctor of Business Administration degree focusing his dissertation on helping entrepreneurs succeed.

His involvement in each of the colleges extends beyond the typical classroom. At times he is a mentor to students starting businesses including providing part time consulting with the Waubonsee Community College Small Business Development Center.

Other times he is an advisor about life, careers and/or classes. Most of the time he is collaborating with the community, administration or fellow faculty.  In addition, he is a charter member of the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) at Drexel University. As a lifetime learner, he is continually researching and developing best practices for learning and teaching.

As a results-oriented executive with over 30 years of extensive start-up, merger and acquisition, financial, sales and marketing, and operations experience, Jock has been involved in companies of various sizes, industries and stages.  His convergence between the world of higher education and business is evident today and he was recognized as the Small Business Journalist of the year for the state of Pennsylvania awarded by the Small Business Administration.


Jock Sommese

Contact

815-753-6124
jsommese@niu.edu
BH 245Y