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Dr. Shalom Charles Malka


Graduate School

Louisville Campus

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S. Charles Malka is a professor of management at Sullivan University's Graduate Business School. Malka's professional background combines a vast experience in both business and academic spheres. He is a former president of numerous franchises in KY and IN for close to two decades, an acknowledged entrepreneur, and a recipient of national achievement awards from Gingiss International Inc. of Chicago. Small business management has always been his passion. Later in his business career, he advised small businesses with transfer and acquisition transactions while a Principal at Fortune BTA of Louisville, and served scores of small businesses across the U.S. as a Senior Business Analyst with the Buffalo-Grove, IL based consulting firm IPA-IBA. His early consulting work, as an associate at the Conservation Company, a Philadelphia based firm - with an extensive portfolio of corporate and state clients – focused on state funded programs. He co-authored studies commissioned by Pennsylvania and New York States - exploring rate setting options for financing of state programs – and was a co-developer of a cost effective model for day care management in Pittsburgh that was adopted for use in State supported programs throughout Pennsylvania.

In his previous academic career, Dr. Malka was a faculty member at Israel's Haifa University, and at Ottawa University where he helped grow and coordinate the MBA and MAHR programs. In addition to his instructional responsibilities at HU, he helped develop and coordinate a two-year country-wide management training program for administrators of human service organizations. He also engaged in advising corporate-based EAP directors with a focus on human resource and employee support systems. At OU-IN, he was instrumental in strengthening the quality and rigor of the MBA program and its instructors base, and was the author of materials used to gain state recognition for the MAHR program. 

Malka's teaching and research interests focus on business strategy, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and shareholder activism. He is the author of research articles published in peer-reviewed journals dealing with long term unemployment, general management, evaluation, and performance appraisal. His recent works, with a focus on the long term unemployed, were published in two related peer-review journals during the summer of 2016, and the spring of 2017. Another recent work, a conceptual paper dealing with shareholder activism, was published in the Summer of 2017 in The Journal of Conflict Management. And a more recent article with a focus on the exploration-exploitation paradox is scheduled to be published in mid-2020, in the summer issue of JOCM.

Dr. Malka earned a B.S.W from the University of Haifa, an M.A in HR management and Industrial Relations from the University of Tel-Aviv School of Labor Studies, a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in EAPs, and an MBA from Ottawa University. His doctorate dissertation entitled "Retirement preparation: A model for the workplace and correlates of well-being" was based on an IBM employee sample.

He was voted best faculty member for 1987 by the Student Council at the University of Haifa, and was declared a Distinguished Citizen in 1983 by Louisville Mayor Harvey Sloane as a tribute to his work as an ambassador of good will in the U.S.