New Stanton, PA

Mr. Brad D. Messner, MBA, CBSA, EA

PhD Candidate

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA


Technology has always been one of the consistent words that come to mind when people ask about me. The efficient development of and effective use of technology has always been my passion and is, ultimately, what led me to higher education. Starting back in high school and carrying a full-time system administration job through my undergrad education, I focused the majority of my first years of employment focusing on improving antiquated systems and technology in the travel field. This awarded me the opportunity to travel the world and gain exposure to global systems and the unique standards being developed from one country to the next. After about 15 years in the travel technology field, I branched out to start my own global software company where we served small and large corporations alike providing custom development, mobile implementations, and large-scale data analysis toolkits. During this time, I also began teaching and was really drawn to the excitement of working with educating the next generation of influencers.


  1. In Process

    PhD, Information Systems (Business)

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  2. 2020

    Certificate, Blockchain Architecture

    Blockchain Training Alliance
  3. 2020

    Certificate, Hospitality and Tourism Management

    Florida Atlantic University
  4. 2018

    Certificate, Faith and Finance

    Boston University
  5. 2015

    Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  6. 2001

    BS, Management & BS, Information Systems

    University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg)

Academic & Industry Experience

  1. 2017-2023
    Instructor & Coordinator: Data Science, Data Analytics, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems
    Seton Hill University
  2. 2016-2017
    Adjunct Faculty
    Community College of Allegheny County
  3. 1997-Present
    Vice President, Enrolled Agent, & National Speaker
    M & J Tax Service
  4. 2015-2017
    Founder and Managing Director
    Travel Development Group
  5. 2014-2015
    Senior Global Solutions Consultant
    SAP Concur
  6. 2012-2014
    Director, Travel Technology and Process Engineering
    Atlas Travel and Technology Group
  7. 2010-2012
    Area Leader, Development and Automation
    Flight Centre USA
  8. 2007-2010
    IT Director, Internal Operations
    Gateway Travel Management
  9. 1998-2007
    Vice President, Operations & MIS
    Holiday Travel International

Awards, Recognitions, & Committees

  • 2022
    NCAE-C PhD Scholarships
  • 2021-Present
    Writing Intensive Representative
    Seton Hill University
  • 2022
    Academic Technology Representative
    Seton Hill University
  • 2021
    Advisor of the Year
    Seton Hill University
  • 2013-2014
    Ladders Program
    Global Business Travel Association
  • 1996
    Eagle Scout
    Boy Scouts of America