Steve Gemmiti started as an adjunct faculty in Thunderbird's Executive Education department in June 2001.
He became the Academic Director for the Business English Communications program (formerly the preMBA/EBC program) late 2011. In July 2012 the Director of GMAT/TOEFL programs (on campus) where added to his responsibilities which included the marketing, pricing, and selling of the face-to-face versions of these programs. Teaching responsibilities include case studies review and reading strategies to corporate clients as Cummins, JAFRA, Morinaga Foods, BP, U of Chile, Goretex, SK, DENSO, CBSD, INAX, and NOMURA Research Institute. He developed an online TOEFL program (originally for GM now for open for any clients) and developed an online GMAT program.
Since 2001, he has taught Individual/group versions of these same programs. He has also (since 2009) used online platforms such as Adobe Connect to teach these same programs 'live' to students who live outside of the USA. He has also successfully taught the Business Presentations & Public Speaking course in the MBA/MA/MS programs (2010-2011).
Before Thunderbird, Mr. Gemmiti taught Mathematics, Computer Programming and English for a cumulative 13 years in Kingston Ontario Canada He also taught Business English in South Korea back in 1997/98. He has also worked in Australia (1988), Greece (1996), and as a Project Coordinator/Trekking Guide for Volunteer Abroad in the Mt. Everest region of Nepal (spring 2001, 2003, 2004). In 2008 he spent a month in Ghana Africa (spring 2008) where he was developing new adventure travel programs for BaseCamp Centers International (http://www.volunteerbasecamp.com/). Steve is a shareholder in the company and he sits on the Board of Directors. From 2005 through the end of 2007 he also worked as a business operations Consultant for a local roofing company where he was in charge of developing, implementing, and then monitoring a self insured corporate safety program. He was able to reduce expenditures by over 93% with his new processes and programs.
Mr. Gemmiti holds Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and computer programming from Trent University and an honors degree in mathematics from Queen's University. He received his bachelor of education degree from Queens University as well. His focus in mathematics was linear programming and his computer programming languages were on COBOL, Fortran, and Pascal. Steve is an avid explorer/traveler covering 41 countries spanning 6 continents and can boast that he has played football (soccer) on every continent he has visited thus far. His passion for football has seen him play (and captain) at the university level (both for Trent and Queen's) and play for a British team (based in Seoul, Korea) at the Manila World 6v6 International tournament. He has also played competitive ice hockey, rugby and basketball. He is passionate about ocean surfing, windsurfing, rock climbing, scuba diving, mountain biking, snow boarding, snow shoeing, and spends most of his weekends out camping/hiking during all 4 seasons.
Since the ASU/Thunderbird merger, he has predominantly worked with the undergraduate program as an Academic Success Specialist, filled in for Recruiting, and was the Internship/ Community Engagement coordinator Sr. He also teaches TGM191, Thunderbird's ASU101 equivalent class) and will be teaching TGM391 starting Spring 2020, a communications/presentations classs specifically designed for Thunderbird student success.
In July 2019, he became the Associate Director of Professional Development & Communications for the Masters' of Applied Leadership & Management program, with a focus on coaching/employer relations. He will also continue to lend his expertise in the business communications field of executive education, as well as continue teaching in the undergrad program.