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Georgian Court University is monitoring COVID-19 case trends. Vaccines are mandatory, and boosters are required for all students as of Fall 2022. The university will lift the limits on in-person meetings and will return to a mask-optional policy on Monday, June 6, 2022. Students are reminded that under the mask-optional policy, faculty may require masking during class sessions. Please continue to keep a mask with you at all times.

Please see the updated Fall 2022 Policy for Students for more details.

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Bertram Okpokwasili

Dr. Bertram C. I. Okpokwasili






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Office Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays  2:00 – 4:00 pm

Educational Background

  • Columbia University
    • MSc. ME. PhD. Engineering & Applied Science
  • Yale University
    • BSc. Engineering & Applied Science

Professional Experience

    • Professor (2016 to Present)
    • Associate Professor (2006-2015)
    • Assistant Professor (2001 – 2006)
  • One Realm Consulting Company
    • Senior Project Manager (2000-2001)
  • Millenium Consulting Company
    • Senior Project Manager (1997-2000)
  • IBM Corporation
    • Consulting Software Marketing Representative (1992 – 1997)
    • Senior Systems Engineer (1987 – 1991)
    • Advisory Systems Engineer (1983-1986)
    • Systems Engineer (1976- 1982)
    • Manufacturing Dept. Manager (1973 – 1981)
    • Industrial Engineer (1968- 1972)
  • NISER- Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research, Lagos, Nigeria
    • Consultant (1983-1984 on a Leave from IBM) Corporation)

Research / Creativity Interest Area

· “Institutions and Development- Are some more critical than others?-A Cross-Section Empirical Study of 54 Countries” , Triple Peer Reviewed Article, Scientific Journal International, in its Journal of Business and Public Policy, Vol. 1, #1, 2007

Income Inequality: Impact of Inequality Measures on Crimes An Analysis of the State of New Jersey- Int’l Journal of Business & Social Research, Vol. 6, Issue 4, 2016NAFDAC, Nigeria’s National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control- A Case Study of One Woman’s Determination to Fight Corruption and Drug Adulteration” Paper was presented at both the Georgian Court University Faculty Research Forum, April, 2007, and at the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, May 28,2007. “Cost of Corruption- The Impact of Judicial Corruption on Development; Paper Presented at the International Atlantic Economic Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 2006.

Additional Information

Graduate Courses:
  • BU600. Production and Operations Management
  • EC611- Managerial Economics
Undergraduate Courses:
  • EC181- Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC182- Principles of Microeconomics
  • BU221- Intro to Statistics and Probability
  • BU416- Production and Operations Management
  • EC481-  Comparative Economic Systems
  • BU428- Project Management


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