New Faculty Announcement

Dr. Wei Jiao
Title/Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Finance
Dr. Wei Jiao joined the Rutgers School of Business-Camden as an Assistant Professor of Finance in 2020. Dr. Jiao received his Ph.D. from Binghamton University, State University of New York in 2018. His research focuses on international investments and investor behavior, which has been presented at numerous conferences. Prior to joining the School, Dr. Jiao served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Dr. Murad Mithani
Title/Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Strategy
Dr. Murad Mithani joined the Management area of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden from the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he served as an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Technology Management. He earned his MS in Entrepreneurial Physics from Case Western Reserve University in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012. Dr. Mithani’s research focuses on strategy and organization theory, sustainability, and international business. In addition to his research appearing in several high-quality journals, like the Journal of Management and the Journal of International Business Studies, he has received several research awards. Dr. Mithani serves as the Associate Editor, Strategy, of the South Asian Journal of Business Research and an Editorial Board Member for the Academy of Management Discoveries.

Dr. Ozum Zor
Title/Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Marketing
Dr. Ozum Zor joined the Marketing area of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden in 2020. She earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Gazi University in Turkey. Then, she joined Rutgers Business School for her Master of Business and Science with a concentration in Data Analytics and her Ph.D. in Marketing, with an emphasis on consumer behavior. Dr. Zor’s research interests are Temporal Effects, Self-Control, Decision Making, Patience, Online Consumer Behavior, Digital Marketing, and Social Media Marketing. She published an article in Current Opinion in Psychology and has made several presentations.

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BLDP Shadowing Days Application

After being notified of a match, students are responsible for providing personal information to the matched executive (e.g., current resume and cover letter with information on career ambitions). The information on this application is for internal use only, for us to match you as well as possible with and executive from among our alumni database.

BLDP Application

The Fall 2020 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Monday, May 25, 2020. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled.

The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.


Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require

  1. completed application form (submitted online and found elsewhere on this website),
  2. a personal essay, and
  3. two letters of recommendation (one academic; one other).

Rutgers-Camden students are invited to apply to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria:  Have sophomore standing or above and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. First-semester transfer students will be evaluated based on their GPA earned at Rutgers. Students who fail to meet these admission criteria may still be allowed to apply for (and possibly enroll in) the BLDP seminar, but they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The director balances evaluations to make final decisions on people accepted for the seminar (up to a maximum of 15-20 each semester).

Students who are admitted to the BDLP are rquired to adopt the BLDP Code of Conduct. A signed contract is required from each student.

Students may count activities toward “leadership units” that were initiated prior to taking a seminar, as long as those activities occur primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

Application for Admission to BLDP Seminar

Applications For BLDP Seminar will be ongoing until class is filled.

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  • Essay

  • Please write a short essay between 150 to 350 words, in which you discuss the reasons why your application should be considered for the Business Leader Development Program, including what you hope to gain from the program and what you can contribute.

  • Additional Submission Instructions

  • For your application to be complete, this form and TWO REFERENCE LETTERS must be on file in the Director's office. Ideally, you will receive one letter from an academic source (e.g., a former or current instructor), and one from a business source (e.g., a former employer - even if for a part-time or volunteer position). Your letter writers should mail them directly to: Dr. Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, BLDP Director, Rutgers University, School of Business, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or email the letters to

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