Program Director | Curtis Bailey

MBA, Clark/Atlanta University
BA, Temple University

Professor Curtis Bailey, the Program Director for both the Accounting and Business Administration programs at Esperanza, comes with a wealth of experience. He previously worked for a top ten advertising agency in New York City and Fortunes 100 companies such as DuPont and Pennwalt Corp in addition to operating his own consulting firm. His professional areas of expertise include business consulting and teaching in marketing, management, leadership, and small business development. Prof. Bailey teaches at Esperanza with the goal of providing hope, or “Esperanza,” to his students so that they can leverage that into reality for a better future. Based on his wealth of experience, he offers students the opportunity to see the “real” business world up front and personal right in the classroom. Students can expect Prof. Bailey to transfer knowledge to them, knowledge that they can use to transform themselves into business professionals and be competitive in the marketplace.

Courses taught: 
ACCT 309 | Non-Profit Accounting
ACCT 395 | Accounting Field Experience (Internship)
BUSA 206 | Principles of Management & Leadership
COMM 120 | Public Speaking
ECON 200| Personal Stewardship
ECON 205 | Essentials of Economics
Business Field Experience (Internship)
Principles of Marketing

Howard Gilfert

J.D., Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle Pennsylvania

Professor Howard Gilfert earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law, in Carlisle Pennsylvania in 1986, then clerked for the United States Magistrate Judge in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Afterward, Professor Gilfert commenced a twenty-five-year career as an Assistant Camden County Prosecutor in New Jersey during which he served as the Section Chief of both the Child Abuse Unit and the Homicide Unit. Professor Gilfert currently teaches courses in Criminal Justice, Business Law and Personal Finance at Esperanza College.

Courses taught: 
CRMJ 105 | Introduction to Criminal Justice
BUSA 350 | Business Law
ECON 200 | Personal Stewardship

Lila Jones

Professor Lila Jones is a graduate of Eastern University as well as Community College of the Air Force and Southern Illinois University.  She served for 8 years in the Unites States Air Force. In addition to Eastern University, she is also employed by The Hospitals & Higher Education Facilities Authority of Philadelphia. Professor Jones is a life-long learner and her goal is to impart that quest for knowledge to her students. She has taught Business Communication and Public Speaking at Esperanza for over 11 years. She finds that the students at Esperanza are unique and a joy to teach!

Courses Taught: 
COMM 212 | Business Communication
COMM 120 | Public Speaking