The Department of Communication Studies
Nicholas J. Scalzo
Phone: (646) 312-3720
Dr. Nicholas J. Scalzo, the principal architect of OnTrack Training, completed his doctoral studies at The George Washington University's Executive Leadership Doctoral Program and earned his degree in Human Resource Development, specializing in Counseling and Human and Organizational Studies (CHAOS). He earned his MBA at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and his undergraduate degree at St. John's University .
Dr. Scalzo's dissertation research — Radical Organizational Change and Organizational Memory Systems — provides a blueprint for organizational leaders to follow to successfully implement change initiatives and has helped scholars and organizations understand how to preserve organizational memory and knowledge while navigating the seas of organizational change.
Dr. Scalzo is also an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, New York Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, George Washington University, and Baruch College. He won Best Paper Award at the Conference on Corporate Communication in Wroxton, England in June 2005 and has published an article — Memory Loss? Corporate Knowledge and Radical Change (Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2006) — based on his research. His book Radical Organizational Change and Organizational Memory was published in 2009. He is currently writing a book on how organizations can retain the organizational memory when knowledge experts leave.
Dr. Scalzo's previous work experience was with JP Morgan, Dime Savings Bank, National Securities Clearing Corporation, and Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, where he had progressively increased responsibilities in Human Resources, Organizational Development, and Training.
Dr. Scalzo is a past president and chair of the Long Island chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and is a certified SixSigma Greenbelt.
Current and previous clients include JP Morgan, Mobil Oil, Kodak, Pepsi, ABC Television Broadcast and Engineering, New York Power Authority (NYPA), Tech-Data Corporation, Florida Community College of Jacksonville (FCCJ), Ted Todd Allstate Insurance, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), Vytra Healthcare, Harrison Conference Centers, Corporate Performance Consultants (CPC), and Girl Scouts of Nassau County, to name a few.