He is the author of twenty-five publications in management and economics and has presented scholarly papers in his
field before the American Academy of Management, the Atlantic Economic Society, the Institute of Management
Sciences and the American Transportation Society as well as the Polish Academy of Science. His doctoral research
on the origin of management theory and the contribution made by Karol Adamiecki has been published in the United
States by the American Academy of Management and abroad with a translation in Poland by Ossolineum Press. Dr.
Wesolowski was awarded a Fulbright grant and conducted his doctoral research in Poland. His master's thesis on
international trade, The Webb-Pomerene Export Trade Act was invited and used by the U. S. Senate Economic
SubCommittee during its deliberation on anti-trust legislation and was published in the INTERNATIONAL LAWYER. Dr.
Wesolowski is an East European area economic specialist with specific interest in Polish economic and management
He is a member of various academic and cultural organizations such as the American Academy of Management,
American Economic Association, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Polish National Alliance, the Kosciuszko
Foundation, Pilsudski Institute, Polish Legion of American Veterans, Third Century Bicentennial Committee. He was
the Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Polish Culture in Miami for five
He is the cofounder of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and the Americans in 1993.
In 1976 he served as Chairman of the Polish-American Committee during OPERATION SAIL 76 in New York and Miami
with the Bicentennial Committee for the year 2000. He is listed in the Who's Who of World Professors, Who's'Who in
the South and East, American Men of Science, Directory of International Biography, National Register of Scientific and
Technical Personnel, Who's Who in American College and University Administration.
While at Alliance College in the early 1960's, Professor Wesolowski in cooperation with Dr. Jerzy Maciuszko
established the first post war exchange program with Poland. Professor Wesolowski headed many delegations of
American educators and students to the Jagiellonian University under the auspices of the U.S.Department of
Dr. Wesolowski is a Korean War veteran. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and rose through the ranks retiring as
Captain from the Air Force Reserve. While on active duty he served as an Aircraft Engineering Officer. He was
awarded twenty five U.S. and foreign awards and decorations which include the Air Force Commendation Medal and
the State of New York Conspicuous Service Cross, campaign and service medals. President Lech Walesa of Poland
decorated him in June of 1992 with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit for his contributions to Poland. He
holds many academic honors such as Professor of the Year and the Adamiecki Medal from the Polish Society of
Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski
Life and work of Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski
Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski is Professor of
Business and Economics at Florida Memorial
College in Miami, Florida. His academic
background consists of four academic degrees in
management and economics and administration,
which he received from Staten Island College,
State University of New York, St. Louis University
and Nova Southeastern University.
While on active duty with the U.S. Air Force, he
completed various aviation schools and the Air
Command and Staff College. Dr. Wesolowski held
several administrative positions with the
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, State University
of New York, Duquesne University and Florida
Memorial College as Chairman of the Division of
Business, Economics and Aviation.
Five years ago he was invited to present several papers at the Third World Congress of Polish Scholars and he
addressed a joint session at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. In 1990 Dr.Wesolowski organized a state visit to Poland for
Governor Bob Martinez. Governor Martinez was the first Governor from the United States to visit the new Poland. Dr.
Wesolowski arranged meetings with Lech Walesa and other Polish dignitaries and businessmen. He was present at the
official ceremony signing an agreement of cooperation between the State of Florida and Poland on academic and
business relations in 1992.
Professor Wesolowski was a member of the Board of Trustees of Mt. Aloysious College for 10 years. He has lectured
at the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia at the invitation of the Polish Minister of National Defense.
|Center: Lech Walesa; first person standing on the left is Zdzislaw Wesolowski
Dr. Wesolowski is currently serving as a consultant to Polish and American business organizations. He was
instrumental in arranging an agreement between a Florida firm and the Mielec Aircraft Factory.
He is assisting his College in establishing a Polish program and headed three missions of professors and
businessmen. In 1993 he headed a delegation of American medical doctors to help Polish hospitals which resulted in
delivery of ambulances and medicine. He founded the POLISH AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF FLORIDA
AND THE AMERICAS in 1993.
Prof. Wesolowski is a father of three children, Stefan. Wanda and Juliana. He is the son of the late Antonina and
Captain Stefan P. Wesolowski, a World War I and World War II Polish American veteran and naval war hero who
commanded the USAT Ganandoc, a U.S. auxiliary aircraft carrier during the invasion of Normandy as a citizen of
|US Vice-President Al Gore and USAF Colonel Zdzislaw Wesolowski
|AIM HIGH - FLY, FIGHT, WIN
In addition to his academic and community activity, he serves as a Colonel on the General's Staff of the South Carolina
State Guard (Reserve). He represented the U.S. Armed Forces at the 50th Anniversary Ceremony of the Battle for
Monte Cassino, the Warsaw Uprising; assisting in the visit of Vice President Al Gore to Poland. He headed an American
Military Delegation to the WWII V-E Day Victory Ceremony in Warsaw on the 8th of May. Prof. Wesolowski arranged the
funding of the Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Monument and was present for its unveiling at the invitation of the Polish
General Staff on August 14th, 1995.
Dr. Wesolowski was a member of the Virtuti Militari Bicentennial Committee in 1992
and an author of a book on the ORDER OF THE VIRTUTI MILITARI. President
Walesa appointed him Chairman of the Virtuti Militari Advisory Committee in 1992.
He was the President of the Polish American Congress of Florida and actively
participated in the establishment of the NATO Participation Act of 1994.
I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation to Dr. Zdzislaw Wesolowski for so kindly granting me permission to post his
article "Hero of Two Nations: Captain P. Wesolowski (1909-1987) as well as his treasured family photographs. It has
indeed been an honour and a privilege to produce this Special Feature on Polish Greatness.com