BS, Alfred University; MBA, Clarkson University
Joseph A. Cacciola, MBA, PMP, serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School
at Bay Path College. Cacciola has been an adjunct professor since 2007, delivering the Project Management curriculum for the Communication and Information Management
(CIM) and MBA
graduate programs. He brings project theory and real-life project management experience to the classroom.
In 2003, Cacciola received his Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. He has also participated in a variety of business and project management training from Boston University and MassMutual, which included: consulting skills, communications, developing partnerships, team building, cost-benefit, analysis, creativity, negotiation and influence, decision-making, conflict resolution, managing change, and managing troubled projects. From 1986 to 2009, Cacciola was employed by the Mass Mutual Financial Group in a variety of capacities within information technology, operations, strategy, demand, and project management. Cacciola is a project management methodology mentor and coach at the Personal Insurance Project Management Office (PMO) of Travelers Insurance. He supports PMO process improvement, project management methodology, and project manager skills enhancement efforts.
Cacciola serves on the Advisory Board of SolaceIT LLC, a project management consulting firm specializing in methodology and process improvement, providing subject matter expert and advisory support in the areas of Project Management Institute (PMI)/PMO project management methodology process, knowledge, tools, and training development and delivery. He is active in professional organizations, such as the Western Massachusetts Project Management Forum (WMPMF), and the Southern New England Chapter (SNEC) of PMI. A resident of Springfield, Mass. since 1987, he volunteered in the Springfield school system’s Read-Aloud Volunteer Program from 1991 to 2009.
He holds a bachelor of science in management and finance from Alfred University in New York and a master of business administration in management information systems from New York’s Clarkson University. In addition, he has published several information technology and project management-related articles in Crisis Magazine
and the monthly newsletter of SNEC-PMI. Founder of the MassMutual Employee Support Network on LinkedIn, Cacciola has taken an active role in supporting prior employees of the firm and in developing new opportunities for displaced workers.