Mr. Leonard Gaffga
Leonard Gaffga is an instructor of Economics at USC Beaufort. Mr. Gaffga holds an MBA degree in International Business from the Wharton Graduate School of Business and a BA degree in Economics from Yale University.
Throughout his career at IBM, he specialized in software for manufacturers. Upon joining the company he developed management information systems for manufacturing customers in eastern Pennsylvania and also published and received royalties on a Field Developed Program he wrote for the banking industry.
Mr. Gaffga was one of the founding members of the team in Atlanta that developed a major IBM packaged software product for manufacturers that generated $60 million annually for the IBM Company. As an industry specialist he first programmed, then planned, and finally, managed IBM manufacturing software development projects. He has also published several technical articles on production scheduling and plant floor operations.
In 2000 Mr. Gaffga entered full time college teaching with an appointment to the Faculty of Business at the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan teaching Production Operations Management and Management Information Systems to both graduate and undergraduate students. Funding for this appointment was provided by USAid.
Back in the States in 2001, he continued full time teaching (two years) at Georgia Perimeter College returning to his first love, economics, both micro and macro economics. In 2003 he joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University where he taught Global Economics full time for three years.
For the past three years, Mr. Gaffga has incorporated his considerable world travel experience with the teaching of International Economy part time at USCB.