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Tom has been volunteering since 2017. He started with event setup/breakdown, furniture delivery--you name it. His role as the official watermelon-cutter at all community outreach events is a mark of distinction in which he takes just pride. 

He holds a BA in political science from Rider University,  and a Ph.D. from New York University. Tom taught graduate courses at NYU, Baruch College (CUNY), and Stevens Institute of Technology in public and nonprofit management.  His undergraduate teaching includes Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior (Stevens Institute of Technology) and English Composition (Essex and Hudson County Colleges). Most of his publications relate to teaching tools in the context of business.


Click here to read his most recent (June 2022) publication; it has nothing to do with teaching tools.


1.       Carton, T., Ben-Zvi, T., and Ayata, B. (2022) “Real-time Visibility Technologies and Supply Chain Performance: An Empirical Investigation”, International Journal of Services Technology and Management, Vol. 28, No. 1/2, pp. 1-17.

2.       Ben-Zvi T. and Carton, T.C., (2007) “From Rhetoric to Reality: Business Games as Educational Tools”, INFORMS Transactions on Education, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 10-18.

3.       Ben-Zvi T. and Carton T. C., “Simulation Gaming in Technology Management”, Proceeding of the 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Toronto, Canada, August 2008.

4.       Ben-Zvi T. and Carton T. C., “Applying Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy in Business Games”, Developments in Business Simulation & Experiential Exercises, Vol. 35, March 2008, pp. 265-272.

5.       Ben-Zvi T. and Carton, T.C., “Business Games as Pedagogical Tools”, Proceedings of the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET) Conference, Portland, Oregon, August 2007.

6.       Ben-Zvi T. and Carton, T.C., “The Pedagogy of Games in Business”, Proceedings of the INFORMS International Conference, Puerto Rico, July 2007.

7.    Prisco, Hurley, Carton, and Richardson (2001). Federal Policies and Higher Education in the United States. Alliance for International Higher Education Policy Studies. New York, NY.

8.   Carton, Thomas Christopher [Book] (2003) Accountability, adaptation and the academy: The New Jersey case. New York University. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2003. 3100786.




Phil has been with Joi’s Angels since 2007.  Certified by the State of New Jersey as a House Manager, Phil is on-site at the Angel’s House nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  He ensures that the house is safe and secure.  He makes a special effort to be available to the men upon their return from day programs: to lend a hand in friendship when needed, to offer wise counsel when asked, and to provide support when necessary. 


A staunch community activist, Phil is the elected Essex County Democratic Party leader for District One in East Orange’s Fourth Ward.  First elected in 2011, he has since been re-elected three times.  And on any election day, you’ll find Phil managing the polling operation at the City Hall precinct. 


His passion for cooking and the quality of his food has made him a hot commodity all over East Orange.  He is the city’s go-to grill- and fry-master for most community gatherings.  His cornbread is sublime.  For the past fourteen years Phil has spent his Christmases with the East Orange Fire Department at the New Hope Free Will Church where he helps to prepare and serve free food to senior citizens for the Fire Department’s community-give-back program.


Phil is an active congregant at Newark’s Trinity Church; he is only one class shy of becoming a licensed evangelist!  Beyond being a spiritual person, Phil is a people person.  The men of the house are lucky to have such an advocate and caretaker. 


Phil volunteers in some capacity at almost all Joi’s Angels events.  He is a major contributor to the bagging and gift preparation operations.



Today, Joi’s Angels employs two part-time staff members who ensure that the operation runs smoothly.

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