MBA from University of Pennsylvania, 1989
With an expertise in finance and entrepreneurial management, Dale Prondzinski serves as the Associate Department Chair for the online undergraduate accounting/finance programs and the Program Director for the certified financial planning specialty for the Donald W. Maine College of Business and the College of Technology. In these roles he is engaged in academic course development, management, and supervision of faculty.
A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Professor Prondzinski was a financial analyst on the multi-billion dollar Navy Weapons procurement account, the financial manager of the Marine Corps multi-million dollar training budget, and a combat helicopter pilot. As a civilian, he managed several Taco Bell restaurants and was an auditor for the Zenith Management Company, a hotel management corporation. Professor Prondzinski was also the Director of Business Development/Finance and a Board Member for Telemanagement International. Prior to transitioning to his current academic and management role, Professor Prondzinski was an adjunct instructor and one of first online instructors for the University. He has also been consulting on investment management topics for the last 15 years.
Professor Prondzinski teaches financial management courses at the graduate level, and financial management specialty courses at the undergraduate level. Professor Prondzinski also is a member of the Financial Management Association, Midwest Finance Association, Southern Finance Association, and Southwestern Finance Association.
Professor Prondzinski has presented at the Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting and the Southern/Southwestern Finance Association meeting, where he won a best paper award for his work on active versus passive management of mutual funds. His present research interest includes stock repurchases and active versus passive management of mutual funds both domestic and international.
- Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, 2011