Janet Kuser, Ed.D.
Vice President for academic affairs
Office Location: 108 Beacon Street, 1st Floor
- B.S., Business Administration, Montclair State University
- M.B.A., Suffolk University
- Ed.D., Northeastern University
Dr. Janet Kuser is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Fisher College. She joined Fisher College in September of 2001 as an Assistant Professor in the Management program. She became the Program Director in 2007 and was promoted to Vice President in 2010. She earned an MBA from Suffolk University and completed her dissertation in the Doctorate of Education program at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Fisher College, she spent more than 20 years in the corporate world, ultimately earning the position of Vice President, Customer Relationship Management at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Dr. Kuser continues to teach various courses within the Management curriculum, including the capstone Senior Project.
Dr. Kuser has responsibility for academic oversight throughout the institution. She is a strong advocate for student engagement and support through experiential learning and innovative teaching strategies. Her research has been focused on the integration and use of blended learning at Fisher College and how this teaching modality can benefit our students.
Prior to joining Fisher College I experienced many aspects of business first hand. I spent several years in a small business and many others in a Fortune 500 corporation. I lived through hostile takeover attempts, many "reorganizations" and several mergers and acquisitions. My career began as a customer service representative at a company that made approximately $12 million per year. At the other end of the spectrum, I was a Vice President for a multi-billion dollar hospitality leader, Starwood Hotels and Resorts. When I was a student, I truly valued insight obtained from instructors who were business practitioners. My philosophy is to emulate those professors and to educate students in the fundamentals of business and management, with emphasis on practical and marketable skills. Teaching at Fisher College is something that I love and feel honored to do.