New Faculty: School of Management

Anthony Proia, Director of Media Relations

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Tracey Niemotko, Associate Professor of Accounting

Tracey is an attorney-at-law, certified public accountant, and certified fraud examiner. She is also an accounting educator with extensive professional experience. She remains active with the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), serving on its Board and was recently appointed as one of its representatives on the Governing Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She has authored several books and articles, and her current research interest in sustainability is reflected in her most recent publication, Sustainability Accounting and Reporting – The Evolution of Management Accountability.  

Why Marist?

“I am thrilled to be at Marist and look forward to contributing to its thriving community. The quality of education is superb, and the community is just delightful.”


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Michael Bell, Professional Lecturer of Business Law

Michael is a native southerner and brand new to the Hudson Valley. He received his B.A. in Economics from Howard University, and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School. Michael also co-founded Tulane Law School’s innovative and highly regarded winter Intersession (Corporate Law) Bootcamp. His legal experience includes White & Case LLP (New York and London, UK) and King & Spalding, LLP (New York), where he worked in Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Debt Finance. His financial experience also includes corporate banking positions at JP Morgan Chase and Credit Lyonnais.

Why Marist?

“I am looking forward to sharing my skillset gained in working in both corporate law and finance to provide students with an experience that balances both theory and real-world practice. I’m very excited about joining Marist due to its reputation, and the strength and breadth of its academic programs and offerings.”


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“I feel extremely fortunate to have been asked to lead Marist’s School of Management at such an exciting time. This tremendous and diverse group joins our faculty at a time where our School has received an extension of its accreditation and we prepare for our future in the new Dyson Center. This new group, with its unique skillset, goes a long way in setting Marist students up for great things.”

- Dr. Will Lamb
Dean, School of Management

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Dr. Mohammadali Koorank Beheshti, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Mohammadali is a native of Iran, and earned his PhD in Marketing from Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University. He has actively presented his research at international conferences with interests including social media and digital marketing, consumer to consumer interaction, role of empathy in consumer behavior and cross-cultural advertising. Dr. Beheshti teaches diverse marketing courses including Social Media Marketing, Marketing on Internet, Consumer Behavior, Global Marketing and Marketing Policy. 

Why Marist?

“I will never forget the unique positive vibe I got from the people I met at Marist in my on-campus interview. It was such an amazing experience that made me realize that this is the community I want to be part of. I look forward to contributing in any way that I can to the Marist community.”



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Patrick Gosselin, Assistant Professor of Finance

Originally from Killingworth, Connecticut, but a Dutchess County resident for more than a decade, Patrick joins Marist as an Assistant Professor of Finance. He began his career as an Army officer and deployed to global hot spots on multiple occasions. During the height of the financial crisis, Patrick worked as a financial restructuring advisor where he helped distressed companies recover value for their investors; this included advising the creditors of Lehman Brothers-the largest corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history. 

Why Marist?

“Since moving to New York, I have seen the positive impact Marist makes in my community, and I’m excited to contribute to the Marist community. Teaching and mentoring students gives me a sense of calling I haven’t felt since I was a young Army officer, and I look forward to helping prepare Marist students for impactful careers.”



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