Meet The Team

Linda Banks, MBA

Headshot_Linda_BanksLinda Banks began writing professionally in 2003, after spending 15 years in the business world in various progressive positions.  She has experience in areas such as customer service, marketing, call center operations and project management.  To this date, she continues to pursue her passion in writing and educating while working full-time in the business world.

She has been published in multiple magazines and websites, specializing in business topics. Much to the chagrin of her family, she’ll also write about her teenage boys, her super-hyper Chiweenie dog and her long-suffering husband. Banks holds a Master of Business Administration in technology management.

Professor Dennis Masino

Dennis Head ShotAfter practicing law for 36 years, Dennis Masino went from the courtroom to the classroom as a professor at a college in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Hofstra University and a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. Mr Masino is the author of a book on DWI laws published by Thomson/Reuters. He and his wife, Sylvia, live in New York with their dog Benton. All three of them, but especially Benton, enjoy traveling to visit with the children and grandchildren.

 Jackie Giuliano, Ph.D.

GIULIANO_HEAD_SHOT_LO_RESJackie Alan Giuliano, Ph.D. is a writer, educator, deep ecologist, technology storyteller, and speed reading teacher. Prior to entering the field of education, he studied the planets in our Solar System from one end to the other during a 20-year career in the space program working for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jackie also works for Microsoft Research, conducting tours of the Microsoft Envisioning Center, discussing future trends with executives and leaders from around the world. He has written over 450 articles and commentaries on a wide variety of subjects, from space exploration to environmental challenges. He has 3 popular blogs on teaching, environment, and speed reading. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and is also the president of the Center for Lifelong Learning, offering speed reading programs. Jackie lives in Seattle, Washington.

Edith Robb, B. Admin., MA

Edith RobbEdith Robb, founder and president of Westmorland Communications Ltd., is a content specialist and strategist for a variety of corporate, non-profit and institutional clients. Her area of expertise is helping them capture their key messages and brands with words through brochures, websites, e-books, speeches and White Papers. Prior to opening her own firm, she was director of community relations with Brunswick News, one of eastern Canada’s largest media chains. She has a special expertise in writing about the changing way that we work. She travels extensively and works with a wide range of international clients.

Derek Porter

Professional PhotographA “relationship builder” by nature, Derek has selling experience from working in a variety of industries such as Advertising, Telecommunications, and Information Technology. Derek has sold to all levels of customers from small business owners to c-level executives of enterprise-level organizations. Derek thoroughly enjoys the thrill of the hunt for new business, as well as the satisfaction in cultivating a strong connection with a client over a long period of time. With a thirst for knowledge, Derek makes it a personal goal to keep up to date on any new information, technology, and tools available that can assist any sales professional. Derek is currently in the process of launching Salesbound, a global one-stop shop solution for small to medium businesses in need of advertising, marketing, and sales services. Derek holds a diploma in Account Management from Seneca College @ York University and recently completed The Fundamentals of Project Management Course at The Gardiner Institute.

About Us

About DiscoverBusiness.us: The focus at Discover Business is on empowering people through information. We strive to help future business students make better, more informed education decisions. We do this through our in-depth resources, subject guides, and rankings.

We often, spend a large amount of our time analyzing existing research, including scientific studies, factual data, current trends, and first-hand experiences from you, our readers. We also collaborate and discuss with leading experts to get input from those who have spent countless years immersed in that particular subject or industry.

Why are we here?

Education costs are on the rise, outpacing inflation nearly five times. Even with rising costs education continues to remain a core characteristic for higher earning potential and career advancement opportunities.

Discover Business has two primary goals when producing content:

One: Educate readers on the importance of business accreditation

Whether learning on campus or online, accreditation is a vital component of making sure a student receives a quality education that employers (and other colleges) will accept.

Two: Data Integrity

We source and verify all our data and school information with the following trusted organizations and data sets.

  • National Center for Education Statistics Data – The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education. https://nces.ed.gov/
  • AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the world’s largest business education network connecting students, academia, and business to advance business education worldwide. A nonprofit membership organization run by dedicated volunteers and staff, AACSB International provides quality assurance of business school programs, the latest in business education intelligence, thought leadership, and professional development services. http://www.aacsb.edu/
  • ACBSP – The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. http://www.acbsp.org/
  • IACBE – The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education was founded in 1997 in response to the expressed needs of presidents, chief executive officers, chief academic officers, and business deans, chairs, directors, and heads-of-departments who wanted an accreditation process that was not driven by prescriptive standards relating to inputs and resources, but was mission-driven and outcomes-based. http://www.iacbe.org/
  • Common Data Set Initiative – The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson’s, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student’s transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers. http://www.commondataset.org/
  • CHEA – The Council for Higher Education Accreditation is a United States organization of degree-granting colleges and universities. It identifies its purpose as providing national advocacy for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation in order to certify the quality of higher education accrediting organizations, including regional, faith-based, private, career, and programmatic accrediting organizations. http://www.chea.org/
  • BLS.gov – The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a unit of the United States Department of Labor. It is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System. The BLS is a governmental statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor representatives. https://www.bls.gov/
  • National Student Clearing House – Founded in 1993 by the higher education community, the National Student Clearinghouse® relieves the administrative burdens and costs related to student data reporting and exchange. http://www.studentclearinghouse.org
  • Graduate Management Admission Council – The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is an international non-profit organization of business schools that provides products and services to academic institutions and prospective graduate management education students. The organization owns the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), a standardized assessment that is widely used by graduate business administration programs (e.g. MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Finance, etc.) to measure quantitative, verbal, analytical and integrated reasoning skills in applicants. GMAC also provides survey research and market analysis aimed at helping graduate management admissions professionals make informed decisions and serves as an information source for journalists and members of the public interested in information about management education and the role it plays in the global economy. http://www.gmac.com
  • Direct Collection – We work directly with program administrators to provide and also verify school data. As well as provide continued input on how to better improve our data and resources.

What Does Integrity Mean at Discover Business?

Our editors and authors have spent countless hours building strong relationships and gathering the most accurate data they could source. After devoting so much time and effort to unveiling the truth, we’re not about to compromise our hard work by selling out.

The primary metric by which we judge our performance is and will always be your independent feedback on whether our content actually helped you. We pledge to never lose sight of this fact.

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