Faculty Advisors

Dr. Naveen Malhotra
Sam Walton Fellow

Professor Malhotra has been dedicated to SIFE for fourteen years as Sam Walton Fellow. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Delhi, India; his MBA from the university of Tampa; and his Ph.D from the University of South Florida. He joined the EC community as Assistant Professor of Finance and Management in 1985. Through the last twenty-three years, he has become a full professor and appointed as the first occupant of the Tom and Mary James Professorship in Finance in 2008. Currently, he is the discipline coordinator for the business management major in PEL, and a mentor for students in the field. Program for Experienced Learners. Along with teaching and SIFE, Professor Malhotra has published numerous articles and frequently presents at national conferences. Two of his articles have received Best Paper awards at the respective conferences. He is an author of two books, one on financial management and one on adult education.

Business Advisory Board

Norman Smith
Vice President (Retired)
Proctor & Gamble European Operations

Susan Schiano
Operations Manager
Raymond James Corporation

Matt Chambers
Vice President
Merrill Lynch

Joe Cortes
Vice President (Retired)

Steve Sizoo
Associate Professor Marketing
Eckerd College


Academy of Senior Professionals (ASPEC)
Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS)
Tech Data Corporation