Michael Littman has served as the Business Department Chair since 2012. He previously was chair between 1998 and 2001.
Dr. Littman earned his Ph.D. and taught marketing at The Ohio State University before coming to SUNY: Buffalo State. His teaching areas include leadership ethics, international business, and marketing. In 2015, he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Since 2007, Dr. Littman has been a Fellow at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also is an affiliated Professor at the University of Haifa, Israel.
Internationally, Dr. Littman is well recognized as a scholar, having served as a guest professor on numerous occasions since 1993 at the Amsterdam School of International Business and the University of Applied Sciences, University of Dortmund, Germany. He also has served as a visiting professor at the University of Szczecin in Poland.
Most recently in 2019, he served as a Keynote Speaker at the Eighth Annual Conference on Project Management the Baltic States in Riga, Latvia where he also served as the Keynote Speaker at the Sixth Annual Conference in 2017. In 2017, he was a Presenter and Member of the Program Board of the 30th International Project Management World Congress in Astana, Kazakhstan.
He has contributed more than 96 articles or presentation. Since 2015, he has made 7 research presentations at the Academy of Business Research many collaborating with his son. Since 2016, he has made 7 international presentations in South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Latvia, Kazakhstan, and Israel.
Dr. Littman has been actively involved in a large variety of student services, including selection as Buffalo State’s first Faculty-in-Residence from 1992 to 1995, being one of the first group of 12 campus FAME advisers, (Freshman Advisement for Major Entry), and in new student orientations. He has been a long term elected member of the campus Intercollegiate Athletics Board as well as serving on the Campus Diversity Committee.
Dr. Littman served 9 years as a member of the Williamsville Central School District Board of Education, serving two terms as President and two terms as Vice President. He served six years as a member of the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels for Western New York. He served on the board and as Treasurer of the 69th DRS of the Flying Tigers Air Force Association.
He currently has a 5 year appointment to the Amherst, NY Board of Ethics, serves as a VP of the Morton Lane Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, is a member of the Williamsville Superintendent’s Advisory Council and the Buffalo Superintendent’s Advisory Council for Occupational Education.
He has been an active youth sports coach including work with the Special Olympics. His teams in Lou Gehrig Youth Baseball and Amherst Youth Basketball have won multiple league championship. He holds a brown belt in the Israeli combat martial arts, Krav Maga. During Winter Break, Dr. Littman spends time supervising a medical logistics warehouse for the Israel Defense Forces.