Michael J. Littman, PhD

Title: Chairman of the Business Department
Company: State University of New York at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States

Michael J. Littman, PhD, Chairman of the Business Department at State University of New York at Buffalo, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

Dr. Littman has been the chair of the business department for the State University of New York at Buffalo since 2010 and serves students as a campus diversity committee member and as an elected intercollegiate athletics board member. Previously, he was an affiliate professor at the University of Haifa in Israel. He also currently works for a medical logistics warehouse for the Israeli Defense Forces and is a fellow at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He has taught students as a visiting professor at several schools around the world, including campuses in South Africa, Poland, Amsterdam and Germany. 

After graduating from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1976 with a bachelor’s in cooperative education, Dr. Littman attended Auburn University in Alabama to earn a master’s in business and marketing education. He moved to the Ohio State University for his doctorate, graduating in 1986. Since then, he has severed as a two-term president and vice president for the Williamsville Central School District Board of Education and severed on numerous civic and educational boards. 

A decorated teacher who has been awarded multiple times for both teaching and research papers, Dr. Littman has written more than 96 published articles in professional journals. He was inspired at an early age by his parents, who taught him a strong work ethic. He wanted to have an impact on future generations and knew that teaching was the best way to do that. In the immediate future, he plans to continue teaching students around the world.

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