Name: Dr. John C Cary
Title: Affiliate Assistant Professor
Office Location: Dyson 155
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2921
Degrees Held:

Doctoral Degree: St. John Fisher College - Rochester, NY

MBA: Loyola University - New Orleans, LA

BS: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL     


The Art of Teaching Online: January 2016


I began my career working at Bear Stearns in New York City in various financial roles. I worked there for a few years and then moved to Mellon Financial Services in New Jersey and worked as a staff  accountant. After two years, I began thinking of starting my own business as an entrepreneur in some capacity, and was approached by a friend of my brother who asked if I wanted to purchase a franchise business called Unishippers. We subsequently partnered and purchased a franchise and some years later owned a sizable terrritory in the Hudson Valley area, namely: Orange, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Ulster counties.

During the 2008 recession, I decided to return to school to earn my doctoral degree so I could pursue a career in higher education. I was hired as an adjunct in August 2013 upon completing my degree and was later hired as a visiting professor.    


I enjoy running, hiking, working-out, playing tennis, acoustic and classical guitar & saxophone.


Pending Publication (Submitted: July 2017)

Are middle managers' cost decisions sticky? Evidence from the field.

Research Interests:

My interests are in small business strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership, decision-making in small to mid-sized buisnesses, franchising, & business technology.

Conferences & Workshops:
  1. Assessment Workshop: November 2016 Wabash College 

1.      AAUP (American Association of University Professors)

2.      USASBE (United States Association of Small Business Entrepreneurship)

  1. RSS (Research Seminar Series): Virtual Management:  Marist College November 2015  
  2. Northeast Business & Economics Association: Dissertation Franchise Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Relationship between Levels of Success in a National Logistics Franchise System and Its Dominant Leadership Style  November 2015
  3. Susilo Conference: Boston, MA June 2017, "Ethics under Pressure" Empirical Study of Undergraduates and Graduates.
  4. RSS (Research Seminar Series): Student-Led Outcome Assessment: Marist College November 2017



Member of the Assessment Committee: 2016

Advisor to 30+ students