Assistant Professor, MBA Program Director
Professional activities and areas of interest
A Ferris State Alum and former FSU athlete (Baseball), Dr. Manga comes to Ferris after twenty plus years in the plastics industry primarily serving tier 1 and 2 automotive suppliers as a direct and indirect supplier of basic tooling, machinery, and robotics. Dr. Manga has held the titles of application engineer, sales manager, product manager, VP of Business development, North American Sales Manager, and MBA Director. Dr. Manga’s research interests are; determining the factors that spur innovation among empowered employees, understanding intrinsic barriers to adult exercise and non-sedentary lifestyles.
As the director of the Ferris State University MBA program, Dr. Manga is engaged in both academic and industry conversations with company owners and leaders about the needs of today’s business graduates and tomorrows leaders.
Dr. Manga is an active consultant within the medical industry specializing in operational effectiveness and efficiency.
PhD, Organizational Evaluation, Western Michigan University, 2016
MBA, Finance, Western Michigan University, 2002
BS, General Studies, Western Michigan University, 1992