Dr. Polito earned a Ph.D. in Management from the Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia.
His dissertation topic was "A Study Regarding the Organizational Climate Prescribed by the Philosophy of W. Edwards Deming."
He also holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a double major in Mathematics and Statistics from Radford University.
Dr. Polito's professional experience includes:
* cost control, scheduling, and general administration, the Minerals and Mining Division of Halliburton,
* material control, data control and major component expediting for Volvo Trucks North America,
* Manager, Information Services for American Drew, Division of La-Z-Boy, and
* forecasting, scheduling support and personal computer systems management for the Furniture Division of Singer Corporation.
Dr. Polito has been employed in higher education since 1992. His institutional affiliations have included The University of Georgia, University of Northern Iowa and Brenau University as well as East Carolina University.
Dr. Polito's current research interests include the Deming Theory of Management as well as other quality management topics and administrative issues in management education.
His primary teaching interests are in the areas of Quality Management, Operations Management and General Management.
Dr. Polito is a member of APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society), ASQ (American Society for Quality) and MENSA (the International High IQ Society).
Dr. Polito's thoughts on management, quality and improvement have been printed in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Fortune magazine, SmartMoney magazine, the Detroit Free Press, Autocar and USA Today.