Assistant Professor, Marketing Program
Phone: 814-871-7576
Office: B 226
prokop001@gannon.edu

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Service

Biography

Dr. Prokop joined Gannon University as a full-time faculty member in the Dahlkemper School of Business Administration in January, 1981.

Dr. Prokop has a broad background in higher education, business consulting, and community service. He has held several leadership positions in educational, community service, business and military environments.

Dr. Prokop holds a doctorate from Regent University with a concentration in strategic leadership. His doctoral studies included work in strategic management, organizational behavior, organizational communication, and organizational learning and leadership. In addition, Dr. Prokop pursued graduate and undergraduate studies at Youngstown State University graduating with a M.B.A. in marketing and a B.S. in industrial marketing and management.

Before joining the faculty at Gannon University, Dr. Prokop was a marketing manager with a large manufacturing firm, adjunct professor of business and a marketing consultant.

Dr. Prokop has extensive experience within the field of higher education holding positions as Chairman of the Dahlkemper School of Business Administration, Chairman of the Marketing Department, Faculty Senate President and Director of Graduate Programs in the Dahlkemper School of Business.

Dr. Prokop served on the boards of the Erie City Mission, Erie DAWN (Dwellings and Advocacy for Women in Need, Second Harvest Food Bank, Erie MHEDS (Multi-Cultural Health Education Delivery System) and the Gannon Small Business Development Center. He was born in Boardman, Ohio and currently resides in Fairview, Pennsylvania and enjoys time with his family, hiking, music, reading, and travel.


 

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses:

  • Management and Marketing Cocepts - GMBA 531
  • Organizational Culture, Creativity and Change - GMBA 631
  • Strategic Marketing Management - GMBA 651
  • Leadership and Business Ethics - GMBA 686
  • Consumer Behavior - GMBA 752
  • International Markeitng - GMBA 754
  • DIrected Readings - GMPA 796
  • Graduate Internship - GMPA 798

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Principles of Marketing - BCOR 241
  • Consumer Behavior - MKTG 300
  • Retailing Management - MKTG 310
  • Professional Selling and Sales Management - MKTG 320
  • Fundementals of Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • International Marketing - MKTG 345
  • Business-to-Business Marketing - MKTG 350
  • Organizational Internship - MKTG 375
  • Current Issues in Marketing - MKTG 399
  • Marketing Research - MKTG 410
  • Marketing Management - MKTG 450
  • Business Policy - BCOR 480
  • Introduction to Business
  • Leadership Theory I
  • Leadership Theory II
  • Rise of Western Consciousness I
  • Rise of Western Consciousness II

 

Educational History

Educational Institutions:

• Regent University (School of Business and Leadership), Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2007
• Regent University (School of Business and Leadership), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Organizational Leadership, 2005
• Youngstown State University (Williamson School of Business Administration), Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing - Degree granted with high honors, 1978
• Youngstown State University (Williamson School of Business Administration), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and minor in Management - Degree granted summa cum laude, 1976
• Youngstown State University (Williamson School of Business Administration), Associate of Science with a concentration in Business Technology - Degree granted with high honors, 1974

Military:

• Army National Guard Military Academy
• United States Army Administration and Management School

 

 

 

Honor Societies

• The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
• The Honor Society of Sigma Beta Delta
• The Honor Society of Delta Mu Delta
• Regent University Leadership Society
 

Professional Experience

• Director of the Marketing Program of the Dahlkemper School of Business, Gannon University, Erie, PA (Present)
• Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Director of the Dahlkemper School of Business Administration, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2009 - 2011)
• Co-Director of the Master of Public Administration Program, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2007 - 2009)
• Liaison to the Business Education Program, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2006 - 2007)
• Interim Director of the Master of Business Administration Program, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2002)
• Chairperson of the Dahlkemper School of Business Administration, Gannon University, Erie, PA (1997 - 2002)
• Co-Chairperson of the Dahlkemper School of Business and Director of the Business Administration Program, Gannon University, Erie, PA (1996 - 1997)
• Director of the Marketing Program in the Dahlkemper School of Business Administration, Gannon University, Erie, PA (1985 - 1996)
• Associate Director of the Industrial Distribution Program, Gannon University, Erie, PA (1989 - 1992)
• Acting Director of the Management Program in the Dahlkemper School of Business Administration Gannon University, Erie, PA (1989 - 1990)
• Sales Office Supervisor, The Carborundum Company (1978 - 1981)
• Instructor of Business, Jamestown Community College (1978 - 1981)
• Market Analyst and Project Manager, Mathews Marketing Research (1976 - 1978)

 

Professional Societies

• Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
• Institute for Supply Management
• National and Regional Academic Sports League
• Western Decision Sciences Institute
• Mid-West Decision Sciences Institute
• Leadership Erie
 

Service

• The Erie City Mission Board of Directors (2003 - Present)
• Erie Center for Health and Aging/LifeWorks Advisory Board
• Erie DAWN (Dwellings and Advocacy for Women in Need) Board of Directors (1999 - 2006)
• Academic Sports League Judging Team (2002 - Present)
• Koinania of Erie County (2001 - Present)
• Small Business Development Center Advisory Board (1999 - 2002)
• Sisters of Saint Joseph Marketing Task Force (1998 - 2000)
• McDowell High School Business Department Advisory Board (1998 - Present)
• Second Harvest Foodbank Board of Directors (1988 - 1994)
• Minority Health Education Delivery Systems Board of Directors  (1989 - 1992)
• Family First Sports Park Board of Directors (1992 - 1995)
• Red Cross Board of Directors (1992 – 1995)