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School of Management Faculty

At the core of the educational experience at Marist is our distinguished faculty.  Offering both sterling educational credentials and deep professional experience, these talented men and women are deeply dedicated to the education and development of our students.  The members of Marist's faculty share their knowledge with our students, mentor and encourage them, challenge them to think in new ways, collaborate with them on high-level research, and help them become career-ready.  We hear from countless alumni who reflect back on the significant impact their professors had and continue to have on their lives.  Each and every day, Marist's faculty prove not only that outstanding teaching and outstanding research can go hand-in-hand, but that great teachers have a lasting impact on their students.

Dean, School of Management

Will Lamb
Dean of the School of Management
PhD, Virginia Tech
M.Ed., University of Virginia
BA, University of Virginia

Katelyn Giordano
Associate Dean of the School of Management, Operations
MS in Organizational Behavior, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
BBA in Management, Northwood University

Accounting Department

Kenneth Coletti
Senior Professional Lecturer, Accounting and Internship Director, School of Management
MBA, Marist College
BA, Vassar College

Michael A. Craven
Assistant Professor of Accounting
PhD, Business Administration - Accounting, Washington State University
BSBA, Accounting and Economics, La Salle University

Jamie Freiman
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Ph.D. in Accounting Information Systems from Rutgers University
MS in Accounting, SUNY Binghamton
BA in Economics, SUNY Binghamton

Carol Friedman, CPA
Senior Professional Lecturer of Accounting
MBA in Finance, Fordham University
BS in Accounting, State University of New York at Binghamton

Byunghoon Jin
Associate Professor of Accounting
PhD in Accounting, Temple University
MPAcy, University of Texas at Austin
B.S. in Business, Indiana University

Li (Lillian) Li
Associate Professor of Accounting
MS in Accounting, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
PhD in Accounting, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
MS in Accounting, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
BS in Accounting, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics

Chair, Tracey Niemotko
Associate Professor of Accounting
JD, Fordham University School of Law
BS, Fordham University, College of Business Administration

Economics and Finance Department

Kavous Ardalan
Professor of Finance
PhD in Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
PhD in Finance, York University, Canada
BA in Economics, National University of Iran

Christy Huebner Caridi
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Economics
PhD, New School University
MBA, Fordham University
BA, New School for Social Research

Terry M. Ciccaglione
Visiting Lecturer of Economics
MBA, Marist College
MS, Michigan State University
BS, Michigan State University

Luke Fesko 
Assistant Professor of Economics
MA, Economics, Duke University
BS, Economics and Political Science, The Ohio State University

John Finnigan
Senior Professional Lecturer of Finance and Economics
MBA in Investments, Pace University
BS in Business Administration, LeMoyne College

Patrick Gosselin, PhD, CFA
Assistant Professor of Finance
PhD, Business Administration - Finance, University of Connecticut
MBA, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
BA, University of Richmond

Brian Haughey, CFA, FRM, CAIA
Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the Investment Center
MBS in Banking and Finance, Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin
B.Sc. in Computer Science and Maths, University College Dublin

Andrew Kosenko
Assistant Professor of Economics
PhD, Economics, Columbia University
MPhil, Economics, Columbia University
MA, Economics, Columbia University
BA, Economics, New York University
BA, European Studies, New York University

Jay Pantaleo
Associate Dean, Professional Lecturer of Decision Sciences and MBA Program Director
MBA, Financial Management, Marist College
B’Accy, The George Washington University

Christopher Reck
Professional Lecturer of Finance
MBA, Finance, University of Rochester School of Business
BA, Economics, College of the Holy Cross

Della Lee Sue
Assistant Professor of Economics
PhD, Columbia University
MA, Boston University
AB, Mount Holyoke College

Meghana Vaidya 
Assistant Professor of Finance
PhD, Finance, School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology
MBA, Finance, Indian Institute of Technology
BS, Technology in Electronics and Communication, Nirma University

Chair, Xiaoli Wang
Associate Professor of Finance
PhD, Finance, Rutgers University
MBA, Rutgers University
BS, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Yuwei Wang
Associate Professor of Finance
PhD in Finance, University of South Florida
MA in Economics, State Unviersity of New York at Buffalo
BA in Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo

Management Department

Faezeh Amirkamali
Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D. in Management, University of Texas at Arlington
EMBA, Azad University, Science and Research Branch
BA in Business Management, Raja Higher Education Institution

William S. Brown
Assistant Professor of Management
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
MA, Montclair State University
MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
BA, Fairleigh Dickinson University

John C. Cary
Professional Lecturer of Management
EdD, St. John Fisher University
MBA Finance, Loyola University, New Orleans
BS Geology, University of Alabama

Kuangnen (Hans) Cheng
Associate Professor of Management
DBA, Golden Gate University
MBA, San Francisco State University
MA in European Studies, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
BA in German Language and Culture, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan

Joanne Gavin
Professor of Management
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
MBA, University of New Orleans
BS, University of New Orleans

Heather Hallenbeck
Executive in Residence; Director of Experiential Learning
MBA, Marketing, Competitive and Organizational Strategy, University of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business
BS, Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University

Rena Hill
Professional Lecturer
MPA, Marist College
BS in Business Administration, Marist College 

Jason Zu-Hsu Lee
Associate Professor of Operations and Management Sciences
PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
MS in Physics, University of Pittsburgh
MBA in Management of Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
BS in Physics, National Taiwan University

Chair, Ken Sloan
Associate Professor of Management
EdD in Human Resource & Organization Development, The George Washington University
MPA in Labor & Industrial Relations, Cleveland State University
MBA, Cleveland State University
BA in Psychology, Cleveland State University

Organization and the Environment

Michael Bell
Professional Lecturer of Business
JD, Tulane University Law School
BA, Economics, Howard University

David Gavin
Associate Professor of Management
PhD in Organizational Studies/Management Strategy, State University of New York at Albany
MBA, Marist College
BS in Business Administration, Liberty University

Mohammadali Koorank Beheshti
Assistant Professor of Marketing
PhD, Marketing, Old Dominion University
MBA, Sharif University of Technology
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran

Muzi Liu
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Ph.D., Marketing, Carson College of Business, Washington State University
MSBA, Marketing, Carson College of Business, Washington State University
BA, Marketing, Carson College of Business, Washington State University
BA, Hospitality Management, Carson College of Business, Washington State University

Thomas Madden
Associate Professor of Business Law
JD, Northwestern University School of Law
MA, New York University
BA, Trinity College

Vernon Murray
Assistant Professor of Marketing
PhD in Marketing, University of Alabama
MBA, Michigan State University
BA, Queens College, City of New York University

Prema Nakra
Professor of Marketing
PhD in Economics, Vikram University
MBA in Marketing, Pace University
MA in Economics, Christian College/Vikram University
BA in Economics, Vikram University

Chair, Caroline Rider
Associate Professor of Management
JD, New York University School of Law
BA, Smith College

Helen Rothberg
Professor of Strategy
PhD in Organization and Policy Studies, City University of New York at the Graduate Center
MPhil in Behavioral Science, City University of New York at the Graduate Center
MBA in Organizational Behavior, City University of New York at Baruch College
BS, Queens College, City University of New York

Public and Nonprofit Administration

Jay Bainbridge
Associate Professor of Public Policy
PhD in Social Policy, School of Social Work, Columbia University
MPA, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
BA in Mathematics, Cornell University

Chair, Tony Carrizales
Associate Professor of Public Policy
PhD, Rutgers University
MPA, Cornell University
BA, Cornell University

Alexander C. Henderson
Associate Professor of Public Administration
PhD, Public Administration, Rutgers University - Newark
MPA, Public Administration, Villanova University
BA, Political Science, Villanova University

James Melitski
Professor of Public Administration
PhD in Public Administration, Rutgers University
MA in Environmental Studies, Montclair State University
BS in Management, Ithaca College

Anne Zahradnik
Associate Professor of Health Care Administration
PhD in Public Administration, Western Michigan University
MA in Communication, Western Michigan University
BA in English, University of Pittsburgh

Faculty Publications & Scholarly Activities

This annual compilation documents the extensive range of talent and opportunities we have at Marist, as well as the College’s continuous commitment to a diverse and open learning environment. Scholarly research, dialogue, and creative activity are critical to any academic community. Through consequential scholarship, Marist faculty members strengthen the learning environment in their classroom and share important knowledge with the larger scholarly community outside of Marist. Their substantive pursuits reflect a dedication to academic excellence and to their own development as scholars and artists.

View this year's Selected Faculty and Student Publications and Scholarly Activities