Raymond K. Van Ness

Raymond K. Van Ness

Associate Professor
School of Business
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Massry Center for Business BB341

PhD, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Raymond Van Ness

Two careers:

  • Business - 20 years

Experience in Manufacturing, Retail, Wholesale, and Service.

Internal Auditor for Endicott Johnson Corporation, an international shoe manufacturing company.

Manager of Finance for a wire manufacturing business.

Progressive positions in a manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing corporation.  [Controller, Vice President for finance, Elected to Board of Directors, and President]

Entrepreneur (President & CEO): Cambridge Progressive Industries, Inc. a holding company for a chain of retail stores, several mail order companies, and a wholesale film-processing lab.

  •  Education - 20+ years

Coordinator for undergraduate courses in Strategic Management (MGT 481).  University at Albany

Executive training: Strategic and Financial Planning, Management Forum division of the Empire State College

Professor and coordinator of Entrepreneurial and Accounting programs for SUNY Broome in Binghamton, NY.

Administrative/curriculum faculty, Excelsior College.

Academic Subfields

Influence of Educational Experiences on Ethical Decision-making

Applied Interests

Entrepreneurship, Identifying unique behaviors and personal characteristics

Work Ethic: Generational Perceptions Differences

International Business and the Impact of Culture

Boards of Directors & Financial Performance

Corporate Boards and Firm Social Behavior


MGT 481: Strategic Management (Undergraduate)

MGT 682: Strategic Management (Graduate)