Chatham News

Chatham Welcomes Assistant Professor of Management & Strategy to Business Program

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University is pleased to welcome Stephan Liozu, Ph.D. to the Shadyside campus as Assistant Professor of Management and Strategy in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department.

Dr. Liozu will teach the Strategy & Entrepreneurship course (among others).  The course provides an understanding of the entrepreneurial process and overall concepts concerning strategy development and implementation.

“Entrepreneurs need to understand key concepts to design and execute their dreams into tangible businesses.” Through this course, students will accomplish this by integrating their entrepreneurial perspective with concepts in management, finance, law, and marketing to develop an overall strategic outlook,” states Dr. Liozu.

Dr. Liozu is the Founder of Value Innoruption Advisors. He specializes in disruptive approaches in strategy, innovation, pricing and value management. Dr. Liozu has over 20 years of global business experience, working for both Fortune 500 companies and family-owned businesses. Most recently he served as President & CEO at ARDEX Americas and was voted 2012 CEO of the year for mid-sized companies in the Pittsburgh area and was widely recognized as a community leader sitting on boards of various non-for-profit organizations.

Prior to accepting his current position at Chatham, Dr. Liozu earned his Ph.D. in Management & Design from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He is also a Certified Change Manager, a licensed Mind Mapping instructor, and a Certified Pricing Professional.

“For the past 25 years, I have traveled the world, managed several organizations, and conducted many research projects as part of my PhD work. I would now like to focus on sharing this wealth of knowledge with students at Chatham so that they can be well prepared and better equipped to capture the many opportunities the world offers,” Dr. Liozu says. “I am eager to make a strong contribution to some of the forward-thinking initiatives that Chatham have launched in the areas of business, health, women’s entrepreneurship, and sustainability”.

For more information on Dr. Stephan Liozu, you can read his column in SmartBusiness Pittsburgh, and for more information on the Business and Entrepreneurship, please visit

About Chatham University

Now fully coed, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has over 2,100 students in the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability; and the School of Arts, Science and Business. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to Sierra magazine’s list of top 20 “cool schools” and mentioned in Forbes as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by “U.S. News & World Report”, Chatham earned the highest ranking among western Pennsylvania institutions in the “Regional Universities – North” category for 2015. More information at