Ira L. Rosen joined the full-time faculty after serving, from 2005-2013, as an adjunct instructor and the program director for the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management’s award-winning Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program, a comprehensive events planning program designed to increase marketable skills and to prepare graduates for future success in a broad range of event planning careers. He currently is an Associate Professor of Practice and teaches Event Management courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Mr. Rosen’s areas of research and expertise include all topics dealing with Global Event Leadership and Event Management, specializing in Sponsorship, Operations and Risk Management.
In eight of the past twelve years, including 2019, the Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program has won the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Gold Pinnacle Award.
From 1989 until 2017, Mr. Rosen also served as president and CEO of Entertainment on Location Inc., a full-service event production and consulting company, based in Point Pleasant, N.J. He managed all business operations of the internationally recognized company and worked with a diverse global client base.
His prior academic and industry experience includes administrative positions in Student Activities for Fairleigh Dickinson University and William Paterson College. He also was Director of Purchasing and Associate Producer of Special Events for Radio City Music Hall Productions.
Mr. Rosen is a Hall of Fame inductee of the International Festival & Events Association and serves on their Foundation Board of Directors. In 2011, he received the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management’s Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award and in 2017 and 2018 he received the school’s Outstanding Service Award.
He earned a Master of Arts degree in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Montclair State University. He also has received certification as a Certified Festivals and Event Executive (CFEE) from the International Festivals and Events Association.