Meet the Business Faculty
Dr. Cruse holds an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, an MS in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College, and a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Dr. Christie Cruse joined the Business Department at Bloomfield College in Fall of 2015. Prior to joining Bloomfield College, Dr. Cruse taught as an adjunct professor in the Business Department at the following institutions: Marist College, SUNY Cobleskill, Dominican College, SUNY Rockland Community College, and Thomas Edison State University. Courses taught include: Strategic Management, Ethics and Management, Human Resource Management, Exploring Business and Management, Essentials of Management, Introduction to Business, Foundations of Leadership, and Perspectives on Education.
Dr. Cruse worked for the Walt Disney World Company for three years in the Guest Relations Department. The position focused on creating a continuous positive and memorable experience for guests through a commitment to growth and change. Dr. Cruse provided trainings to other cast members on Disney’s culture, heritage, values, and mission.
Her career also included the position of Director of Academic Support Services at SUNY Rockland Community College. In that role, she spearheaded the redesign of twenty-two high failure and withdrawal rate courses, revised curriculum, and developed and facilitated faculty trainings. In addition, Dr. Cruse developed three online courses in the field of Business.
Dr. Cruse has presented at conferences in six different states on the topics of Management, Diversity & Ethics, Leadership, Decision-Making, Effective Communication, Motivation, Team Building, the First-Year Experience, and Academic Support Services. In September 2011, Dr. Cruse was chosen as a recipient of the Rockland County 40 Under 40 Award which recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 in Rockland County that have made a positive impact in the community and in their workplace.
Dr. Cruse volunteers at Make A Wish Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In May 2008 and January 2010, Dr. Cruse served as a staff supervisor for the BRIDGES to the Dominican Republic Service Project. BRIDGES takes groups of college students on a two week service trip to the remote mountains of the Dominican Republic. Participants assist the rural community to improve their schools, homes, roads, and means of income.
Dr. Kreutzer earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Union College in Schenectady, NY and the Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Computer Science from Northwestern University. At Northwestern, he performed research in both Software Engineering and the applications of Graph Theory to Fault Tolerant Computing.
Prior to joining Bloomfield College, Dr. Kreutzer had a successful twentyfive year career in industry working for AT&T Bell Laboratories, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and AIG. Early in his career, he worked on software projects as a programmer, business analyst, architect, and project manager. Later in his career, he led internal consulting groups that helped turnaround troubled projects and organizations, improve business processes, and perform technology due diligence on potential acquisition targets and strategic partnerships. In his last major role in industry, he led a software development organization that supported more than one thousand users in the U.S. and U.K. As a technology executive, Dr. Kreutzer has worked on many international projects which included working for several months in Germany and Ireland and travelling to India, Thailand, France, England, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada.
At Bloomfield College, Dr. Kreutzer is the coordinator for the Computer Science program. He has taught the following courses:
1. CMP 100 Computer Literacy
2. CMP 102 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy I
3. CMP 120 Cyber Crime
4. CMP 126 Programming I
5. CMP 226 Programming II
6. CMP 228 Data Structures
7. CMP 300 Systems Analysis and Design
8. CMP 330 Database Management
9. CMP 460 Applied Systems Development Project
He has also revised the curriculum by adding courses in cybercrime and mobile applications development and by arranging for special topics classes to be taught in ethical hacking, electronic medical records, data visualization, and user interface design.
Dr. Kreutzer has attended many computer science conferences. He is also a member of several professional societies including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Education (CCSE), and the Computer Science Teachers Association. Dr. Kreutzer is an editor of The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges and the papers chair for the CCSE Eastern Region Conference.
Professor of Economics
Dr. Suhaib A. Obeidat joined the department of Computer Science at Bloomfield College in the Fall of 2014 as the coordinator of the Network Engineering program. Prior to that, he held the position of Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Math and Computer Science Department at Bennett College, Greensboro, NC.
His research interests are in the area of Wireless Networks, more specifically, in designing protocols for the transmission of human speech over wireless ad hoc networks using opportunistic crosslayer designs. Currently, Dr. Obeidat’s teaching interests are in Networking Technology, particularly the Cisco Network Administration curricula, web programming for 2and 3tier architectures, and computer programming. He takes special pleasure in tackling new topics and sharing them with his students.