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Center for Agile Thinking - Faculty

Stephen W. Oliver, Ed.D.

  • Dr. Stephen Oliver is a respected Human Resources and training professional with a broad range of training experience as a programStephen W. Oliver, Ed.D. manager and developer who also gets high praise as an engaging facilitator, motivating coach and dedicated mentor
  • He has held roles in HR, training and leadership development  in large health care organizations in Philadelphia and the Washington, DC area
  • He has served on the faculty of the Wharton WPWP as well as at Villanova University, The Fox School of Business at Temple University and Widener Universities , teaching courses in HRM, Diversity, Business Communication  and Strategic Implementation
  • Stephen Holds  an Ed.D. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in HR Development from Marymount University as well as a Certificate in Distance Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • He is a member of both the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)

Mary Podolak

  • Mary Podolak has over 20 years of diverse human resources experience in the corporate world.
  • She is the founder of Cornerstone Human Resources, Inc. Founded in 1996, Cornerstone builds on business success with human resourceMary Podolak solutions that work. We help companies reduce liabilities through employee relations, EEO, and human resource compliance consulting. We help improve performance and productivity through specialized training, management training and meeting facilitation.
  • Among Mary's accomplishments are success with a wide variety of challenges - establishing human resources policies for new companies, developing training for alternate dispute resolution, setting up a major corporation's first on-site day care center, and closing a nationwide network of offices.
  • Mary is a graduate of Smith College.