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School of Adult and Graduate Education

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Faculty & Staff

Christine Lombardo-Zaun, Esq., MBA

Department Chair
B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University
B.A., Shippensburg University
M.B.A., Penn State University
J.D., Penn State The Dickinson School of Law
Curtis 200
Ext. 3743



B.S.B.A. — Business Management, Shippensburg University
B.A. — Speech Communication, Shippensburg University
M.B.A. — Business Administration, Penn State University
J.D. — Penn State The Dickinson School of Law

Career Highlights

Christine has over 14 years of sales and sale management experience in a variety of industries: retail, pharmaceutical and higher education. She is currently a licensed attorney in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Her focus is in family law (divorce, custody, support and PFA's), employment law (for employer and employee, unemployment compensation, handbook review), juvenile delinquency and dependency appointments through Lehigh County Courthouse, Wills and Estates, and finally some debt collection matters.

Christine is also the new faculty advisor for SHRM at Cedar Crest College.

Memberships & Awards

Since 2011, Christine has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Lehigh Country Bar Association, and the Northampton County Bar Association. She also became a member of the New Jersey Bar Association in March 2012.

In addition, Christine is also a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, as well as St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield, PA.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, her daughters Madison and Katie, her cats Jagger and Jezebel, and her fish Wild Thing. She also enjoys running, playing softball, playing tennis, playing golf, riding her bike, reading, scrapbooking, and photography.

In addition to all of her hobbies, Christine also enjoys doing community service. She is a coach for Girls on the Run at Cetronia Elementary School, a Volunteer for Spirit of the Lehigh Valley, as well as an SPYA softball coach for U10 girls.

Dr. Selma Chehouri Abi-Daher, Ed.D. 

Assistant Professor of Accounting 
B.S., Penn State University
M.Ed., Cedar Crest College
Ed.D., Delaware Valley University
Curtis 215 



B.S. - Professional Accountancy, Penn State University
M. Ed. - Elementary Education, Cedar Crest College
Ed. D. - Educational Leadership, Delaware Valley University

Career Highlights

Selma has over 30 years of experience in accounting. She spent 12 years at a certified public accounting firm as an accountant specializing in tax, payroll, and preparation of corporation and partnership tax returns. Selma served for over nine years in the field of education as a K-8 Technology teacher at a parochial school in Bethlehem while remaining involved in the field of accounting. She spent five years as an adjunct professor at Cedar Crest College and is currently the Chief Financial Officer at a non-profit organization in Allentown. Selma manages the Finance Office which is responsible for an Operating Budget of over $20 Million, tracks all district revenues, monitors spending throughout the year, and ensures proper accounting of all funds. In addition, she oversees grant management and compliance for over $1 million in grant funds, treasury, payroll, and risk management functions. Selma is also fluent in Arabic.

Personal Interests

Selma enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to Beirut, Lebanon. She also enjoys reading, running, and playing volleyball.

Michael Zalot

Director of the MBA Program
Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., The College of New Jersey
M.A., Montclair State University
M.B.A., Keller Graduate School
Ph.D, New York University
Curtis 214
Ext. 4453


Career Highlights

Michael has over 17 years of classroom experience in higher education, and more than 9 years of experience in educational program management.  In addition to management and critical thinking, he has taught classes in information systems management and business communications, and works with both programming languages and the Adobe Creative Cloud.  He is a former web and multimedia author for the research division of a telecommunications company, and occasionally consults as a content creator and web experience designer under his own consulting brand, Code Aqua.  Michael's academic research focuses on technology, culture, and narrative; he has been a peer reviewer for AMCIS's UX track.

Memberships and Awards

Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society
Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society

Personal Interests

Michael's interests include recording and editing music; he is an avid electric guitarist and enjoys the NJ Shore.
In addition, he enjoys working with Adobe Animate, Photoshop, Premiere, and Audition, as well as programming in C++ and Java.  

Brigitte Nassar

Administrative Assistant
Department of Business, Management, and Economics
Department of Mathematics
Curtis 216
ext. 3405