Michael J. Provitera

Phone: 305-969-5833


  • BS, C.U.N.Y Associate Professor
  • MBA, Saint John’s University Cutler Bay
  • DBA, Nova Southeastern University 18958 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami, Florida 33157

Biography / Academic Interests:

Professor Provitera began his career in management and finance in the financial services industry, originally working for the Merrill Lynch on Wall Street, Manhattan. After completing his academic studies and earning his MBA and DBA at Nova Southeastern University in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Professor Provitera began a career in higher education at Saint Peter’s College as Assistant Professor. In January 2004, he transferred to Barry University in Miami, Florida.

He was Assistant Academic Coordinator for a few years and has been an active member of the department serving for many years on the faculty committees and on various other departmental and university level committees. He has been responsible for course development in the Administration Concentration in both the undergraduate and graduate program and has participated on several search committees for new faculty. He recently conducted and presented to the Graduate Studies Council the Program Review for the Master of Arts in Administration.

His academic interests are primarily in the areas of management education, motivation, and organizational behavior. He is currently a management consultant and author of the book “Mastering Self-Motivation.”

Scholarship / Publications:

Michael Provitera is the author of the books titled “Mastering Self-Motivation.” One with the subtitle “Preparing Yourself for Personal Excellence” primarily written for undergraduate students and business owners and a second with the subtitle “Bringing Together the Academic and Popular Literature” primarily written for graduate students and executives. He published and presented his research in various venues in North America and is very active in the Academy of Management annual meetings. For many years, Dr. Provitera has served as a management consultant to many small businesses and corporate clients and written proprietary reports based on studies and analyses of business practices.

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