Bill Buzzi, J.D.
Bill began his career practicing law for the Federal Government from 1975 to 1986 when he joined the faculty at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, teaching courses in both the business and law schools. He has held a variety of academic and administrative positions in higher education over the past 25 years, including developing and directing Duquesne’s virtual campus for the delivery of online, web-based courses in which he taught an early, totally “online” law course in 1996. From 1992 to 1999, he was Associate Dean for Administration and Associate Professor of Law at the Palumbo/Donahue School of Business of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While at Duquesne, he directed international programs in Europe and Asia, initiated and directed four academic “centers”, led three accreditation teams, was the NCAA faculty representative for ten years and a national Board member of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society in Cambridge, MA.
Over his career, Professor Buzzi has taught courses in commercial law, contracts, real estate law, legal process, uniform commercial code, law for the executive (MBA) and technology law in the U.S, Asia, Europe and South America. Bill has published articles on topics which include: total quality management and cooperative learning; using the classics to train managers and leaders; and distance education in a global business environment.
Professor Buzzi came to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 as the Executive Director of the Center for Technology and Advanced Commerce (CTAC) at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. He also served as a program director in Executive Education at Kenan-Flagler, developing open enrollment and custom corporate educational programs for clients such as the National Water Works Directors, U.S. Marine Corps, Sprint and AT&T. Bill joined the Institute in 2001 and helped to develop the Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH) and four associated programs, all of which he directed until 2004. Since that time, as an independent consultant, he has continued to direct the “Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology”, as well as develop and host many of the new IDB initiatives offered each year. Since joining the Institute, Bill has developed and directed more than one hundred distinct executive education programs serving over 3,000 participants.
Professor Buzzi received his A.B. in History from Indiana University (Bloomington) and his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He resides in South Florida.