Sep 23, 2020  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The People You’ll Meet



LIM College’s faculty, administrators, and staff bring the fashion industry to you – and bring you to the fashion world. A group of dedicated professionals with a world of experience in buying, marketing, advertising, visual merchandising, management, product development, and manufacturing, we draw on our professional experiences in creating courses and opportunities for you. In this quickly changing industry, you’ll have access to the most up-to- date information.

Students get to know us as teachers, club advisors, academic committee members, guides for study abroad, and Senior Semester mentors. We are fully dedicated to helping our students succeed at LIM College and in the world beyond.

President Emeritus

President Emeritus

Adrian G. Marcuse, LL.D.
M.S. and B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.); Former research associate and instructor, M.I.T. Former President and member of the Board of Trustees, Association of Proprietary Colleges. Former Trustee and member of the Executive Committee, Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York

Officers

Officers

Elizabeth S. Marcuse
President
B.A. Simmons College. Former Director of Retail Planning, Donna Karan. Director of Retail Planning, Mamiye Brothers. Buyer, Macy’s. Buyer, Lane Bryant. Buyer, Montgomery Ward

Michael T. Donohue
Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations / Treasurer
M.P.A. John Jay College of Criminal Justice; B.S. Marist College

Administration and Staff

Administration and Staff

Academic Affairs

Jacqueline LeBlanc
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ph.D. and M.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Rick Lester
Dean of Academic Affairs
Ph.D. University of Mississippi; M.A. University of Alabama; B.S. University of North Alabama

Patricia Fitzmaurice
Assistant Dean of Student Academic Affairs
Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. Fordham University

Adam Rosen
Director of Academic Administration
M.S. Capella University; B.A. State University of New York at Albany

Tricia Curran Whiteman
Director of the Senior Semester
Ms. Ed. candidate, Hofstra University; B.A. State University of New York at Oneonta

Olga Raganelli
Academic Administrative Coordinator
M.S. Moscow State Technical University

Cheryl Szakach
Academic Affairs Assistant
M.A. Slippery Rock University; B.A. Allegheny College

Learning Centers

Robert E. Clark
Director of the Writing Center
Ph.D. and M.A. Columbia University; M.A. New York University; B.A. Boston University

Anahu Guzman
Director of the Math Center
M.B.A. Baruch College; B.S. York College

O’Rita Johnson
Assistant Director of the Math Center
M.S. The City University of New York; B.S. City College of New York; A.S. New York City Technical College

Library Services

Lou Acierno
Director of Library Services
M.L.I.S. Pratt Institute; B.F.A. New York University

Amy Wolfe
Technical Services/Reference Librarian
M.L.S. and B.A. University of Wisconsin

Lisa Ryan
Reference & Instruction Librarian
M.L.I.S. Pratt Institute; B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

David Benjamin
Part-time Archivist
M.A. New York University; M.L.I.S. Long Island University; A.B. Georgetown University

Nicole LaMoreaux
Part-time Evening Librarian
M.L.S. State University of New York at Buffalo; B.S. and A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

Linda Miles
Part-time Evening Librarian
Ph.D. and M.A. University of Texas at Austin; M.L.S. St. John’s University; B.A. Hope College

Institutional Research

William A. Imbriale
Associate Dean of Recruitment and Institutional Research
M.Ed. Boston College; B.S. St. Francis College

Admissions

Kristina Ortiz
Assistant Dean of Admissions
M.S. Candidate, Long Island University; B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo

Tracy Nilsen
Associate Director of Admissions
B.A. State University of New York at Albany

Anthony M. Urmey
Assistant Director of Admissions & Transfer Services
B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University

Jackie Orticelli
Admissions Counselor
M.S. Candidate, Baruch College; B.B.A. LIM College

Danielle A. Graziani
Admissions Counselor
B.A. Rider University

Victoria Giarraputo
Associate Admissions Counselor
B.B.A. LIM College; A.A.S. Suffolk Community College

Erin L. Shea
Associate Admissions Counselor
B.S. Eastern Connecticut State University

Christy Aponte
Data Entry Coordinator
B.A. Lafayette College

Sandra DeHaarte
Admissions Assistant
A.A.S. Brooklyn Technical College; Secretarial/Bookkeeping Certificate, Adelphi Business Institute

Rachael A. Francis
Admissions Assistant II
B.S. University of Missouri

Career Development

Mariela Torres
Director of Career Development
M.S. Candidate, College of New Rochelle; B.P.S. LIM College

Sharon M. Mella-Reyes
Assistant Director of Career Development
M.A. Manhattan College; B.S. Syracuse University

Stephanie Licata
Career Development Counselor
B.B.A. LIM College

Kara Dallal
Career Development Counselor
M.A. and B.A. Columbia University, Teacher’s College

Ashley L. Baltuch
Career Development Counselor
M.S.Ed. and B.S. Florida State University

Sarah Lynch
Career Development Counselor
M.S.W. Candidate, Stony Brook University: B.A. Old Westbury College

Diane E. Freeman
Employer Relations & Internship Liaison
B.A. Fordham University

Leta Tremblay
Career Development Assistant
B.A. Smith College

Jordan Cook
Career Development Assistant
M.F.A. City College of New York; B.A. California University of Pennsylvania

Amy Cole
Undergraduate Job Placement & Alumni Services Representative
B.A. Boston College

Executive Office Administration

Linda Harris Paolillo
Special Assistant to the President
B.S. University of Rhode Island, A.A. Centenary College

Paula Howell
Assistant to the President
B.A. Empire State College

Jessica Daly
Administrative Assistant
M.S. Hofstra University; B.A. Stony Brook University

Facilities

Mario Abela
Building Superintendent 53rd Street

Luis Jonathan Abreu
Facilities Superintendent Fifth Avenue
Bronx Community College

Luis Mejia
Facilities Assistant

Kwamina Afful
Facilities Assistant
A.A.S. Cape Coast Polytechnic

Richard Bianchi
Facilities Assistant
A.S. Bergen Community College

Luis Morales
Facilities Assistant

Carlos Espinal
Part-time Facilities Assistant
A.S. Monroe College; A.A.S. TCI College of Technology 

Finance and Administration

Hubert Stachura
Accounting Manager
M.B.A. University of Phoenix; B.S. College of Staten Island

Doris Echavarria
Payroll Accountant
B.S. State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Svetlana Kanevskaya
Staff Accountant
B.S. Brooklyn College

April Ford
Accounts Payable Coordinator
A.S. Candidate, Bronx Community College

Eric Martin
Purchasing Agent
B.B.A. Adelphi University

Debra Lee
Budget and Purchasing Associate
B.S. Binghamton University

Human Resources

Andrea L. Granville
Associate Director of Human Resources
M.B.A. Metropolitan College of New York; B.A. New York University; A.A.S. Berkeley College

Britta H. Hahn, Notary Public
Human Resources Coordinator
B.B.A. LIM College

Kristen M. Thoelen
Part-time Human Resources Assistant
B.A. State University of New York at Albany

Gema Garcia
Part-time Receptionist
B.A. Queens College of the City University of New York

Anthony Melendez
Part-time Receptionist
B.A. City College of the City University of New York

Information Technology

Maurice Morency, CCNP
Chief Technology Officer
B.S. Manhattan College

Nelson Leon
Director of Information Technology
B.P.S. DeVry Institute of Technology

Lance Kurzrok
Associate Director of Information Techology
B.S. State University of New York at Albany; B.P.S. DeVry Institute of Technology; A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA certified

Juan Arroyave
Senior Systems Administrator / Engineer
B.S. Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Jerry F. Aguirre
Sr. DBA / SIS Administrator
B.S. Santiago Catholic University (Guayaquil, Ecuador)

Sherwyn Williams
Junior Network Administrator
B.S. New York City College of Technology

Aleksandr Konikov
Junior Database Administrator
B.A. Hunter College

Robert Hernandez
Help Desk Technician
B.S. State University of New York at Oswego; A+ certified

Adrian I. Mohamed
Help Desk Technician
B.A. Rutgers University

Yuki Nakamura
Help Desk Technician
B.S. University of Rhode Island

Shayne Scott
Help Desk Technician
B.T. New York City College of Technology

Institutional Advancement

Gail Nardin
Senior Director of Institutional Advancement
B.S. New York University; Certificate in Fundraising, New York University; Certificate in Merchandising, LIM College 

Pamela Linton
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives
M.P.A. Columbia University; B.A. Boston College

Meredith Finnin
Director of Communications
M.A. State University of New York at Albany; B.A. Binghamton University

Lola Rephann
Web Content Manager / Administrator
B.A. Columbia University

Kathryn Fitzgerald
Development Associate
B.A. Fordham University

Claudine Monique
Institutional Advancement Assistant
B.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design

Erica Lynn Young
Part-time Social Media Coordinator
B.B.A. LIM College; A.A.S. Johnson & Wales University

Student Affairs

Michael C. Sachs
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
J.D. University of Southern California; M.A. Michigan State University; B.A. University of California

Charles H. Pryor, II
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
M.P.S. and B.T. New York Institute of Technology

Jheanell Williams
Student Affairs Administrative Assistant
B.A. Candidate, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Academic Advising

Lauren Bazhdari
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
M.S. City University of New York at Queens College; B.S. Binghamton University

Anjali Anderson
Senior Academic Advisor
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University; B.A. University of Minnesota

Lianna Scull
Academic Advisor
M.A. New York University; B.A. Russell Sage College

Kimberly St. Louis
Coordinator of Transfer Services
M.A. New York University; B.F.A. Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

Counseling & Wellness Services

Jodi N. Licht
Director of Counseling & Wellness Services
Psy.D. George Washington University; P.D. Adelphi University; B.S. Cornell University

Kelly Dearborn
Disability Services Specialist/Counselor
Ph.D. and M.S.Ed. Fordham University

William H. Kellogg
Counseling & Wellness Services Assistant
B.A. Wesleyan University

High School / Pre-College Programs

Jennifer Bullis
High School Programs Coordinator
M.S. Baruch College; B.A. LaSalle University

Registrar

Carolyn Disnew
Registrar
B.M. Manhattan School of Music

Eugenio Chong
Associate Registrar
M.A. Candidate, Columbia University, Teachers College; B.P.S. DeVry University

LaToia Taylor
Associate Registrar
M.S. The New School; B.A. Boston College

Housing & Residence Life

Jennifer Luciano
Director of Residence Life
M.S. and B.S. New York Institute of Technology

Allison V. Baptiste
Resident Director
B.S. SUNY Cortland

Sabrina Williams
Housing / Student Life Assistant
Pace University; Certificate in the Executive Assistant Program, Katharine Gibbs School

Student Life

Michael J. Palladino
Director of Student Life
M.A. University of Florence; B.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook

Mohanlall T. Teloki
Senior Coordinator of Leadership Development and Education
B.A. State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Vanessa Iaffa
Coordinator of FYE and Study Abroad Programs
M.S.Ed. Candidate, Baruch College; B.A. Sarah Lawrence College

Student Development

Michael H. Ferry
Vice President for Student Development
Ph.D. University of Connecticut; M.S. and B.S. Central Connecticut State College

Student Financial Services

Christopher E. Barto
Assistant Vice President for Student Finance and Chief Compliance Officer
B.A. Cornell University

Brigette S. Baynes
Director of Student Accounts
M.B.A. and B.B.A. University of Connecticut; A.S. Norwalk Community College

Beatrice LaRue
Associate Director of Student Financial Services
B.B.A. Baruch College

Tessie Scroggins
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services
B.A. Vassar College

Rosa M. Arana
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services
B.B.A. Pace University

Kevin Patrick Shiner
Senior Student Financial Services Counselor
B.S. Lebanon Valley College; A.O.S. Culinary Institute of America

Debra Flaska
Student Financial Services Counselor
B.S. Boston University

Laila Haque
Student Financial Services Counselor
B.S. Peter Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University

Trudy E. Stapleton
Student Financial Services Counselor
B.S. Atlantic Union College

Jessica Portilla
Student Financial Services Counselor
M.S. Candidate, Baruch College; B.S. Binghamton University

Carmen McCormick
Student Financial Services Assistant
B.S. State University of New York at Oneonta

Faculty

 Faculty

 

Arts & Communications Department

Dr. Denice Yanni, Chairperson

Kate Angus
M.A. Candidate, Yale University; M.F. A. The New School; B.A. Brown University

Jennifer Campo
M.A. Middlebury College; Graduate Certificate, Alliance Française; B.S. State University of New York at Albany. Department Head of World Languages and French Teacher, York Preparatory School. Former Dean of Students, Oxbridge Academic Programs. Former Logistics Assistant, Louis Vuitton

Kay Clanton
Ph.D. University of Maryland; M.S. and B.S. Howard University. Vice President, Developmental Dynamics, Inc.

Robert Clark (Full-Time)

Ph.D. Columbia University; M.A. New York University; B.A. Boston University. Head of Robert E. Clark Communications (writing and editorial services). Former Senior Editor, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Associate Editor, Columbia magazine. Chief Editor for Special Projects, Lingua Franca magazine

Jane Cleland
M.F.A. Candidate, Western Connecticut State University; M.B.A. Babson College; B.A. University of Denver. Board of Directors Member and Former President, Mystery Writers of America/New York. Author, Consigned to Death and Deadly Appraisal (mystery novels)

Rebecca Collier
M.A. New York University; B.A. Columbia College-Chicago. Instructional Support Assistant in math and science classes, Professional Performing Arts High School. English as a Second Language Teacher, International House of New York City. Freelance Multimedia Production and Administrative Assistant, Chicago Tribune

Lucy Collins
Ph.D. Candidate and M.A. Temple University; B.A. Washington and Lee University

Caemeron Crain
Ph.D. Candidate, The New School for Social Research; M.A. and B.A. Kent State University

Crystal Curtis
M.F.A. New York University; Double B.A. Scripps College. Project Manager, Design Etc., Inc. Former Editor, Vaguely Qualified Productions. Former Production Assistant, David Stark Design and Production

Roberta Degnore
Ph.D. and M.Phil. City Univeristy of New York Graduate Center; Double M.A. and double B.A. Wayne State University. Psychotherapist, CHE Senior Psychological Services

John Deming
M.F.A. The New School; B.A. University of New Hampshire. Editor-in-Chief, Coldfront Magazine. Published poet and freelance writer

Amy Jensen
M.F.A. Stony Brook University; B.A. Brigham Young University. Extensive freelance experience in dramaturgy, playwriting, and direction at various theatres in New York, Chicago, and California. Former Intern, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Miles Knable

M.F.A. New York University; B.A. Yale University. Writing/Editing Consultant, Promontory Financial. Former Data Management Trainer/Coordinator, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Former Writer and Teaching Artist, Playwrights Project. Former Dramaturg, Young Playwrights, Inc. Former Research Assistant, Columbia University Business School. Plays produced at Woolly Mammoth, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Soho Rep, and Actor’s Express

Roseanna Lane
M.F.A. University of Michigan; B.A. New York University. Visiting Scholar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

John Larson
M.A. The New School; M.F.A. City College of New York; B.A. University of Iowa. Freelance consultant/cataloguer, Bloomsbury Auctions. Freelance writer. Former Buyer/Manager, St. Mark’s Bookshop

Pearl Lawson
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. San Diego State University. Former Project Officer, New York City Schools Construction Authority. Former Project Manager, Pearlessences, Inc., New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation, Builders Group Construction Company

Danica Lo
M.A. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (United Kingdom); M.S.T. Oxford University (United Kingdom); B.A. Dartmouth College. Features Writer and Fashion Blogger, New York Post. Featured Fashion Critic, US Weekly. Former Fashion Consultant, Shopstyle.com. Former fashion show critic and blogger, Vogue Paris

Stefania McCarthy
M.S. and B.S. University of Messina (Italy); Certificate, Institute for Computer Technology (Italy). Private Italian Teacher. Former Instructor, English Language Institute (Washington, D.C.)

Keith Meatto
M.F.A. New School University; B.A. Yale University

Bahia Merouani
Ph.D. City University of New York Graduate Center; M.A. Academy of Algiers (Algeria); B.A. Algiers Law School (Algeria)

Anthony Naaeke
Ph.D. and M.A. Duquesne University; B.A. The University of Ghana

Merle Chait Price
Ed.D. Candidate, and Ed.M. Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A. New York University; B.A. Brooklyn College. Former Director of Public Relations and Information, Audrey Cohen College

Aaron Sagers
M.A. New York University; B.A. Flagler College. Nationally syndicated pop-culture columnist. Former Editor, Morning Call newspaper, Merge magazine, and Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine

Mary Saleeby
Ph.D. and B.A. Lacrosse University; M.F.A. and B.A. New York School of Interior Design. Freelance Egyptology lecturer. Former freelance interior designer. Former Interior Design Assistant/Interior Design Display, Bloomingdale’s New York

Jason Schafer
M.F.A. New York University; B.A. University of California-Los Angeles. Freelance writer. Former staff writer/co-producer, Queer as Folk, Showtime. Former Senior Administrative Assistant, Ernst & Young

Lorenza Smith
M.A. and B.A., Facolta di Lettere e Filosofia, Universita degli Studi di Ca’ Foscari (Italy). Independent Literary Coordinator and Editor. Former Art Historian, Ministry of Fine Arts (Italy)

Diana Spechler
M.F.A. University of Montana; B.A. University of Colorado-Boulder. Former Tutor and Instructor, Camp Timber Creek, North Carolina. Instructor, Portsmouth Abbey School. Author: Who By Fire (2007, HarperCollins Publisher)

Elisabet Takehana (Full-Time)
Ph.D. University of Florida; M.A. and B.A. California State University San Bernadino

Nachum Turetzky
Ph.D. and B.A. City University of New York Graduate Center. Editor, Men & Masculinities Journal. Board Member, The Movement for Equality and Peace Between the Genders (Israel). Former Board Member/Columnist, SHVIL – The Israeli Chapter of Transparency International

Bernardo Viano
Ph.D. Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Double B.A. University of Louisville. Features Editor, Coldfront magazine

Ken Walker
M.F.A. Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Bouble B.A. University of Louisville. Features Editor, Coldfront magazine

Paula Wang
M.S. New York University; Advanced Scholar Program, The American Society of Journalists and Editors, American University. Instructor, Berlitz and ABC Exchange. Former Advertising Assistant, Conde Nast. Senior Journalist and Editor (Marketplace and International Investment Sections), China Business Times

Mark Worrell
Ph.D. and M.A. University of Toronto; B.A. Adelphi University. Former Assistant to the Dean of Student Life and Development, Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the President, and Assistant to the Director of International Student Services, Adelphi University. Invited Lecturer, Marist College, Vassar College, Adelphi University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Mary Washington College, and Long Island University

Natasha Yannacanedo
M.F.A. American Conservatory Theater Graduate Program in Theater Arts; B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz. Freelance public speaking and acting coach

Denice Yanni (Full-Time)
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. Boston College. Former Chairperson, Department of Communication, Assistant Professor, and Internship Coordinator, Fairfield University. Associate Professor, Iona College. Career Counselor, Mt. Holyoke College. Internship Advisor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Fashion Merchandising Department

Michael P. Londrigan, Chairperson

Hilda Alfonso
B.S. and A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Account Executive, Ulster Weavers. Former Production Manager (Infant and Toddler), E.S. Sutton, Inc. Production Coordinator Assistant, Bentex Group. Textile Coordinator Assistant, Marcrest Knitting Mills

Walter Atkinson
B.S. Ithaca College. Internship Coordinator/Job Placement, Katharine Gibbs School. CEO/ Professor/Artist, Wizards School LLC. Graphic Artist/Production Manager, Orion Telecommunications. Production Manager, David N Apparel and Touché Apparel

Fabrizio Babino
B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Public Relations Manager, IT USA, Inc. Former Public Relations Manager, John Galliano. Former Public Relations Coordinator, Gianfranco Ferre

Susan Bauer
M.S. Ed. Candidate, Fordham University; B.S. University of Delaware; A.A. Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Fashion Director, MTV Networks and Senior Fashion Stylist, VH1 (shows include Video Music Awards and Fashionably Loud). Clients included Mandy Moore, Jamie Foxx, and Jimmy Fallon. Former Editor, W magazine, and Mirabella magazine. Former Assistant Fashion Director, Donna Karan

Patricia Ann Baukal
M.A. Fordham University; B.S. Marymount College. Guidance Counselor, Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design. Former Product Developer and Event Planner, B. Altman (Shoe Division)

Mary Bays
B.F.A. Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Design Director, Victoria Royal. Former Designer, Bigio Collection. Assistant Design Intern, Donna Karan (Collection Design)

Terry Burstein (Associate Chair, Full-Time)
Ph.D. Candidate, Northcentral University; M.F.A. The New School; B.S. University of Bridgeport. Former Director, Global Development Center, Avon Products, Inc. Group Brand Manager, Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company. Manager, International Marketing and Planning, Parfums Stern, Inc.

Veronica Castro
B.A. Fashion Institute of Technology; A.A.S. LIM College. Owner, Entise Lingerie Boutique. Showroom Manager, ModelBride

Derek Cockle (Full-Time)
M.A. The Royal College of Art (England); B.A. Birmingham College of Art and Design (England). Former Vice President Sourcing/Production, Rumble Tumble Division. Vice President Design/Merchandising, Startingline Division. Vice President Design/Merchandising, Evan Picone, Boscoral Operating LLC. Senior Product Manager, Phillips Van Heusen. Designer, Pierre Cardin. Designer, Bill Blass

Terance Coffee
B.A. Clark Atlanta University. Account Services/Promotions, UniWorld Group Inc. Former Marketing and Promotions Manager, WRKS Radio, Emmis Communications. Former Regional Specialist Event Planner, Macy’s East. Former Programming Research Analyst, CBS Network

Danica Cosic
B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Founder, Danica Cosic Design. Former Design Manager, The Robert Allen Group. Former Product Manager, Creative Home Furnishings

Heidi Diamond
M.B.A. Candidate, American University; B.S. University of Maryland College Park. Executive Vice President, SONY Corporation (Game Show Network). Former Television Executive, Fuse TV. Former President-Television, Martha Stewart Living, Omnimedia, Inc. Former Executive Vice President, AMC Networks. Former Senior Vice President, Food Network. Former Vice President - Marketing, Nickelodeon.

Thomas Dima
B.S. Syracuse University. Freelance consultant with clients including Syfy, Dunn & Overwith, and Time Warner Cable. Former Communications/Public Affairs Consultant, Syfy Network. Former Marketing Communications Consultant, Child Abuse Prevention Program. Former Vice President - Communications, Marketing & Special Projects, Cable Positive

Raya Eid
Double B.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook. Director of Sales & Marketing, Patricia Underwood. Former Account Executive, Oscar de la Renta. Former Junior Account Executive, Carlos Falchi

Janice Everett
M.A. Royal College of Art (England); B.A. Hornsey College of Art (England). Owner, Janice E & Company. Designer, Josephine Chaus, Ann Taylor, Alok Bedding, and Anthropologie. Former Buying, Styling and Creative Consultant, Vintage Collection, A&P Food Emporium, and Beiersdorf AG

Charles Fradella
M.B.A. and B.S. St. John’s University. Account Manager, R&R Menswear, Ltd. Former Vice President of Sales, Regal Division of Amerex. Former Director of Sales & Marketing, Jonathan Stone Ltd. Former Director of Merchandising, Seminole Manufacturing Company. Former Account Manager, Salant Corporation. Former Associate Buyer, JC Penney Company

Annelisa Gadea
Double B.S. San Jose State University. Former Director of Sales and Marketing, Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau. Former Communications Consultant, banzai!. Former Media Planning Manager, TV LAND & Nick @ Nite/MTV Networks. Former Media Planner, mediaedge:cia. Volunteer Founder, State Director for New York Latinos for Obama

Joanne Galanos
M.F.A. New York Academy of Art; B.F.A. School of Visual Arts; B.F.A. Candidate and double A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Design Director/Merchandiser, Kidfusion LLC. Freelance designer/ illustrator

Gemma Gambee
B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago; B.A. Loyola University of Chicago. Creative Director, Melet Mercantile. Freelance fashion stylist for Kohl’s, Men’s Health, Phillips/ Norelco, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, and WWD. Former model, Gotham Model Management and Elite Model Management. Former photographer, Jeffrey Tillou Antiques. Former photographer assistant, Ellen McDermott Photography, Udo Spreitzenbarth Photography, and Mark Lund Photography

Pearl Gartner
B.A. Hunter College. Trend Analyst and Director of Design and Trend Integration, Avon Products

Amanda Hallay (Full-Time)
M.S. Bath Spa University College (England); B.A. The American University of Paris. International Fashion Editor, Couture and Men Mode magazines (Hong Kong). Former European Trend Analyst, The Doneger Group. Former Creative Director, Tiki Savage (Paris)

Mary Hargroves
B.S. C.W. Post College. Former Vice President of Design, Town & Country Living. Former Vice President of Design/Marketing/Sales, Style Lab, LLC. Former Associate Buyer, JC Penney. Former Department Manager, Lord & Taylor

Emily Heintz
B.A. University of Georgia–Athens. Director of Business Development and Marketing, California Fashion Association. Freelance wardrobe stylist and online sales and marketing consultant

Renee Hunter
Founder and President, Sequoyah Fashion Planning. Buyer for Park Avenue Room/Advanced European Designers, Saks Fifth Avenue. Associate Fashion Director of Dresses, Suits, Fur, and Leathers, Bloomingdale’s 

Jennie Jackson
M.A. London College of Fashion; B.A. University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Consultant—FutureFashion Initiative, Earth Pledge. Former Knitwear Design Consultant, Linda Trau Studio. Former Assistant Designer—Licensed Products, Joseph Abboud

Andrea Katz
M.F.A. Vermont College; M.S. Long Island University; B.A. Queens College. Head Designer and Manager, AKO Store & Design Studio

Susan Kavy
B.A. Ithaca College; A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Counselor - Internship Center, Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Buyer, Missy Better Traditional/Contemporary Sportswear, Allied Stores Marketing Corporation

Vickie Kent
M.B.A. Columbia University Graduate School of Business; B.A. Connecticut College. Former Vice President–Asia Pacific and Senior Vice President of Sales–North America, Laboratoires La Prairie S.A. Former Senior Vice President Sales, Revlon Inc. Former General Manager–Canada, Estee Lauder International. Former Vice President–Marketing, Revlon, Inc.

Nancy Klein
B.S. Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Former Vice President of Product Development, Kahn Lucas Lancaster. Former Vice President of Global Sourcing, Pacific Alliance/Regatta–Division of Li and Fung USA

Stanley Kohlenberg
M.B.A. Candidate, New York University; B.S. Columbia University. Treasurer, DP Parfumerie Corporation. Former Executive Vice President, R. Kohlenberg & Company. President and Chief Operating Officer, SanofiBeauty Products, Inc. President and Founder, Calvin Klein Cosmetics. Executive Vice President - General Manager, Revlon. President (U.S. Division), Coty

Michael P. Londrigan (Full-Time)
M.B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University; B.S. St. Peter’s College. Former Project Coordinator, Social Accountability International. Former National Sales and Marketing Manager, Ulster Weavers. Senior Account Executive, Regal Menswear. Managing Director of U.S. Marketing, Cotton Incorporated. Account Manager, Marcrest Knitting Mills. Vice President of Sales, Harper Industries. Account Executive, Oxford Industries. Associate Buyer for Menswear, JC Penney Company

Adis Garcia Melletz
B.A. University of Miami. Former Director of Stores, Ashley Stewart. District Manager, David’s Bridal. VP/Store Manager, Macy’s East. District Sales Manager, The Limited, Inc. (Lane Bryant Division)

Dianne Meranus
Ph.D. Columbia University; M.S. Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY); B.S. New York State College of Home Economics. Chair of Fashion Programs and Academic Advisor to Fashion majors at Marymount College of Fordham University

Joseph Messina
B.F.A. Pratt Institute. President, J.R. Messina. Former Vice President, Revlon. Former Vice President, Halston/Orlon  

Nancy Miller (Full-Time)
B.S. Syracuse University; A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Account Manager, Royal Carolina Corp. Senior Sales Manager, Waverly Textile Processing. Merchandising Director, Doctor Denton Childrenswear. Product Manager, Kingsley Manufacturing Corporation

Erin Mills
Certificate, New York University; B.A. University of Wisconsin. Independent Event Consultant with clients including Proctor & Gamble, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, and Prima Clothing. Former General Manager/Director of Private Events, Diva Lounge (Montclair, NJ). Former Manager of Marketing and Business Development, Flexplay Technologies, Inc.

Michael Palladino
M.A. University of Florence (Italy); B.A. Stony Brook University. Eveningwear Manager, Coats and Designer Manager, Director of Client and Studio Services, Henri Bendel

Stephen Prisco
M.A. and B.A. Alfred University. Principal, DHR International. Former Senior Executive Search Consultant, Gundersen Partners. Former Senior Executive Search Consultant, Michael E. Marion & Associates 

Melissa Sandagata
B.S. Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science. Former Director–Department Store Brands, Intimates and Shapewear, Maidenform Inc. Former Design Manager, Target. Former Senior Design Director, Tommy Hilfiger. Former Associate Designer, Calvin Klein, Inc.

Sally Shapiro (Full-Time)
M.A. New York University; B.A. State University of New York College at New Paltz. Market Specialist, The Doneger Group. Former Senior Account Manager, Cyrk, Inc. Sales Director, Private Label Division, Farah USA. Former Product Manager, Frederick Atkins

Arthur Sherwood
M.B.A. Northeastern University; B.S. Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Managing Partner, Scent ID. Former Senior Vice President—Marketing and Advertising, Coty US. Former Marketing Manager, Halston Fragrances. Former Marketing Manager, Revlon

Daphne Shirley
B.A. Union College. President/Creative Consultant, ShirleyGirl, LLC (event and marketing outreach firm with clients including Target, L’Oreal, Olay, Prada Skincare, the Ritz Carlton, the Four Seasons Restaurant, Swarovski, Aveeno Baby, Lipton, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts). Former Style Director, Ted, Inc. (clients included Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, InStyle magazine, Vanity Fair magazine, People magazine, and Furla)

Jacqueline Strano
M.A. New York University; B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Merchandise Coordinator, AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum. Former Assistant Planner, Club Monaco/Polo Ralph Lauren

Alix Strauss
B.A. New York University. Freelance author

Jennifer Torres
B.A. and A.A. Fashion Institute of Technology. Design consultant, private clients. Founder and Former President, Jennifer Tiscornia Bridal. Assistant Merchandiser, Kenar Enterprises. Assistant Designer, Komar and Sons, Inc.

Barry Trachtenberg
B.B.A. Baruch College, City University of New York. Former VP of Merchandising, Dream Apparel. Former Director of Merchandising, PCA Apparel Industries

Joseph Ungoco
M.B.A., M.A. and B.A. Boston University. Founder and President, ICON Consulting Services. Former Fashion Director and Editorial Director, Whatswear.com. Former Style Director, ZINK magazine. Former Public Relations Director, Suede magazine / Essence magazine

Steve Van Leer
B.S. Northeastern University. Former CEO-Partner, Mobile Eight Apparel Corporation. Former President, Tex Venture Holding Ltd. Former Vice President - Manager, Manhattan Division, Sutton Shirt Company. Former Sales Manager, McGregor Division, Oxford Industries

Nancy Waites
B.A. Auburn University. Owner, Candler Archives. Design Consultant and Archivist, Docuswatch, The Design Library, and Christine Greiner Designs. Former Design Director, Emilo Ambasz Design Group. Design Development, Gear Design. Former Buyer, Frederick Atkins, Inc.

Susan Watters
M.A. New York University; B.S. Syracuse University. Former Field Trainer / Store Manager / Frame Buyer, Sterling Optical. Assistant Trim Buyer / Production Assistant, Calvin Klein. Sales Manager, Abraham & Strauss

Svetlana Zakharina
M.S. State Pedagogical University of Smolensk (Russia); B.S. and A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Senior Production Specialist, Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Management & Marketing Department

Dr. Dudley Blossom, Chairperson

Murray Altman
M.B.A. University of Maryland; B.A. University of Colorado. Former CFO, Senior Vice President, May Department Stores

Susan Baxter (Full-Time)
D.B.A. Argosy University; M.B.A. University of Phoenix; M.S. St. Cloud State University; B.A. College of St. Benedict. Test Question Writer, Prometric. Former Trainer, Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Former Licensed Mortgage Broker, Advanced Home Loans. Former Network Contracting Manager and Care Management Manager, HORIZON Behavioral Services. Published papers in Journal of Business & Economics Research, International Business and Economics Research Journal, and Global Journal of Business Research

Jasmine Bellamy
M.B.A. Fordham University Graduate School of Business; B.S. Syracuse University. Brand Director/Consultant, EleVen by Venus Williams. Former Divisional Merchandise Manager, Steve and Barry’s. Former Product Manager, The Avenue - United Retail Group. Former Consultant / Product Director, Petite Sophisticate - Charming Shoppes, Inc. Former Merchandise Manager and Senior Merchandiser, Ann Taylor LOFT - Ann Taylor Stores Corporation. Former Buyer, Bloomingdale’s - Federated Department Stores, Inc. Former Buyer, Lord and Taylor - May Department Stores Company

Dudley Blossom (Full-Time)
Ph.D. and M.B.A. University of Arizona; Double B.A. Trinity College. Former Associate Dean, American University in Bulgaria, College of Business. Marketing Director, Sciant, AG, Bulgaria and Switzerland (software outsourcing company). Managing Partner, Transformity, OOD, Bulgaria (brand and marketing consulting). Principal, Tri Peperudi, EOOD, Bulgaria (manufacturer of children’s educational toys)

Kevin Brotz
J.D. Rutgers School of Law; B.A. Rutgers University. Former Human Resources Manager / Senior Store Executive, Bloomingdales. Lawyer (private law firm practice and government service). Lecturer, “The Insanity Defense,” New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice prosecutor training program. Co-author, “Relations With the Media” chapter, New Jersey Prosecutors’ Manual. Member, Bar of the State of New Jersey, National Business Education Association, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

Jeffrey Brown
J.D. Pace School of Law; M.B.A. Columbia University Graduate School of Business; B.A. Cornell University. Former President, Vice President, Treasurer, Association of Legal Administrators, New York City Chapter. Director of Finance and Administration, Kay & Boose LLP. Executive Director, Clifford Chance. Director of Office Operations, Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon. Manager of Planning and Development, Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.

Linda Calderone
M.B.A. Hofstra University; Certificate, Long Island University, C.W. Post College; B.B.A. Dowling College

Peter Capriotti
B.S. Philadelphia University. Merchandising and Management Business Consultant. Owner, MuseumPro Source. Director of Retail, Guggenheim Museum. General Manager, Barneys New York. Group Manager, Saks Fifth Avenue. Ralph Lauren Boutique Manager in Saks Fifth Avenue

Timothy Ceci
B.A. Hofstra University. Director, Barneys New York. Former Retail Consultant, National Geographic and Tim Ceci Retail Consulting. Former Manager, GAP International, Banana Republic, and Saks Fifth Avenue

Robert Conrad
B.S. Villanova University. Senior Vice President - Design and Product Development, Limited Brands, Inc. Former President - Modern and Classic Accessories, Liz Claiborne, Inc. Former Account Executive, Revlon, Inc. Former Assistant Buyer, J.C. Penney

Chris Consorte
M.S. New York University; B.S. St. John’s University. Chief Marketing Officer, Integrated Direct LLC/Integrated Interactive LLC. Former Director of Marketing, BLS Funding. Former Director of Web Marketing, Jupiter Media Metrix. Former Manager, Electronic Promotions and Direct Response Marketing, John Wily & Sons, Inc.

Keisha Dean
M.B.A. and B.S. Florida A&M University; A.A. Parsons School of Design. Consultant, K.G. Dean Consulting. Former Associate Director, Society of Publication Designers. Buyer/Purchasing Analyst, Ford Motor Company

Richard Ertel
J.D. St. John’s University School of Law; B.A. George Washington University. Independent Practicing Attorney. Former Senior Associate, Kardisch, Link & Associates, P.C. Former Associate, Armienti & Brooks, P.C.

Emilia Feinberg
B.P.S. Laboratory Institute of Merchandising. Director of The Plaza Boutique, The Plaza Hotel/Shops at the Plaza. Former Director of Inventory Control and Stock Operations, Bergdorf Goodman. Former Senior Merchandise manager, Bloomingdale’s

Rebecca Fitts
M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S. State University of New York at Albany. Freelance Public Relations Consultant. Former Director of Public Relations, Steve & Barry’s. Former Public Relations Consultant, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Former Director of Marketing, Tache USA, Inc. Former Public Relations Manager, Vera Wang, Ltd.

Hope Freedman
M.B.A. Fordham University Graduate School of Business; B.A. Union College. Former Brand Development Manager, Unilever Foods North America. Former Brand Management Consultant, L’Oreal USA, Maybelline-Garnier Division

Edward Fritz
M.P.A. Long Island University. Former Manager, Nassau County

Charles D. Goldfine
M.B.A. University of Pennsylvania / Wharton School; A.B. Brown University. Former Buyer/Senior Merchant, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Division. Buyer – Handbags: Coach, Chanel, Furla, Dooney & Bourke, Carlos Falchi, and Judith Lieber. Assistant General Manager/ Merchandising, New York Store. Buyer – Cosmetics: Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, La Prairie, and Prescriptives

Marla Greene (Full-Time)
M.B.A. Pace University Lubin Graduate School of Business; B.S. State University of New York at Buffalo. Merchandise Manager, Liz Claiborne, Inc. Senior Assistant Buyer, Ross Stores. Associate Buyer, Kids R Us. Buyer, Belk Stores Services

Gayon Griffin
M.B.A. Keller Graduate School of Management; B.S. Trinity College. Database/Contracts Manager - Supply Chain, The Chefs Warehouse. Former Financial Analyst - Northeast Business Unit, Coca Cola Enterprises

Iris Hershenson
M.B.A. Fordham University; B.A. Hunter College. Consultant, Media Solutions Corporation (clients have included American Express, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, and UBS Financial Services)

Patricia Hoeltge
M.B.A. Cornell University; B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Vice President of Domestic and Home Licensing, Nautica. Former Vice President of Licensing Business Planning, Perry Ellis International. Former Vice President of Global Licensing, Anne Klein. Former Vice President of Men’s and Women’s Accessories, Kenneth Cole Productions

Nicole Kirpalani (Full-Time)
Ph.D. Baruch College, City University of New York; M.S. and M.B.A. Hofstra University; B.A. Berufsakademie Stuttgart (Germany). Former Product Line Financial Analyst, Hewlett-Packard

Charles Klein
J.D. New York University School of Law; M.U.P. Hunter College; B.A. Queens College. Partner, Davidoff Malito & Hutcher LLP. Former General Counsel, Sergio Valente Jeans Company. Former Planner - Bureau of the Budget, Office of the Mayor of New York City. Editor and Publisher, Fashion & The Law newsletter. Founder, The Fashion Service Network

Franklin Klein
B.B.A. University of Miami. CEO, Franklin Klein & Associates. Former CEO, Makalot Group USA, Inc. Executive VP, Witt Collection. CEO, Mr. Witt Inc.

Donald Levy
M.B.A. and B.A. New York University. Former Senior Product Manager, Stage Stores Inc. Former Product Manager, Saks Department Store Group. Former National Sales Manager, Dakota Smith Eyewear, Inc.

David Loranger
M.P.S. Fashion Institute of Technology; B.B.A. Western Connecticut State University. Assistant General Manager, Peter Elliot Group. Former Department Manager, Barneys New York. Former Brand Manager and Department Manager, Saks Fifth Avenue

Michael Mamp
M.B.A. University of Nebraska–Lincoln; B.A. Central Michigan University. Former District Director, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Former Director of Stores, Lane Bryant Outlet. Former District Manager, BCBG Max Azria. Former District Manager,Gap, Inc.–Old Navy

Ingrid Marshall
Ph.D. Candidate, North Central University; M.S. and B.B.A. Pace University. Independent Academic Consultant. Former Senior Controller/Assistant to Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets. Former Senior Investment Accounting/Reporting Analyst, TIAA-CREF. Former Senior Market Analyst/Global Derivatives, Prudential Securities

Nancy Mayer
B.S. State University of New York at Albany. Buyer, Brownstone Studio. Buyer/Merchandise Coordinator, Brylane, Inc.

Marilu Menendez
Double M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A. The College of Saint Elizabeth; Additional coursework, The New School and New York University. Owner, Marilu Menendez Communications. Former Director of Publicity and Fashion Events, Lord & Taylor. Former Fashion Director (Accessories), Bonwit Teller

Jeannette Monaco (Full-Time) 
M.B.A. New York University; B.A. Lafayette College. Former Director of Development, Direct Marketing Association. Former Director of Marketing and Participation, Cornell University. Former Marketing Director- New Business Development, Readers Digest. Former Direct Marketing / Development Manager and Consultant, Coach Leatherware. Former Marketing Manager, Avon Products. Former Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing Manager, Bergdorf Goodman

Bruce Morrison
M.B.A. New York University; B.S. University of Arizona. Former Group Manager, Bloomingdale’s. Outerwear Product Developer, Casual Corner

Allison Munsch
Ph.D. Candidate, Saybrook University; M.A. Queens College of the City University of New York; B.A. City College of the City University of New York. Principal Owner, Insights For Actions Research. Former Research Manager, The Oracle Corporation

Shelly Nicholas
M.B.A. University of Connecticut; B.S. Fordham University. Account Manager, Seedco. Former E-Marketing Manager, Outrageous Ventures, Inc. Former Intern & CT Market Leader, Atlantic Records. Former Analyst, Morgan Stanley

Natalie Parisi
M.B.A. Dowling College; B.S. Adelphi University; A.A.S. LaGuardia Community College. Branch Manager / Vice President, JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank

Kimberlee Pedersen
Master of International Policy Studies, La Trobe University (Australia); B.S. Bloomsburg University. Former Assistant Director of International Initiatives, Fox School of Business, Temple University. Former Research and Editorial Assistant, The International Campaign to Ban Landmines

Eve Proper (Full-Time)
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University; M.P.A. and M.A. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis; B.A. Case Western Reserve University

Anthony Rodriguez
D.B.A. University of Phoenix; M.B.A. Manhattan College; B.S. St. Peter’s College. President of P3Pyramid (organizational development consulting firm)

Chris Serluco
B.S. Chancellor University. Former Men’s Corporate Design Director, Kenneth Cole Productions

Monica Shah
M.B.A. and B.A. Northwestern University. President / Founder, Ideal Balance. Associate Brand Manager, L’Oreal Paris Incorporated. Business Analyst, American Management Systems

Phyllis Shapiro
B.S. and A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Home Fashion Import Wholesaler, Town and Country Living / Brownstone Galleries. Former Account Director, Account Manager, and Product Manager, Associated Merchandising Corporation. Former Divisional Merchandise Manager, Cygne Design. Former Buyer, Lerner New York

Mary Ellen O’Connor Shyne
M.B.A. New York Institute of Technology; B.A. Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY). Former Human Resources Manager, Pfizer, Inc.

Noelle Sinclair
M.B.A. Monterey Institute of International Studies; B.A. Vassar College. Former Project Coordinator, ESL and TOEFL Instructor, Rennert Bilingual. Former Consultant, Seoul Teachers Training Center. Former Department Manager, Bloomingdale’s

Barbara Skelly
M.B.A. St. John’s University; B.B.A. Pace University. Former Director of Marketing, Stanton Carpet. Former Vice President of Marketing, Designtex (Steelcase). Former Director of Marketing Communication & Licensing, FSC Wallcoverings. Member: American Mensa Society - New York Chapter, Direct Marketing Association, Color Marketing Group, International Furnishings & Design Association

Orlando Skelton
Investment Banking Program, New York University. M.B.A. University of California; B.S. University of Evansville. Vice President, SES Americom, Inc. Former President, C3 Media Solutions, Inc. Former Manager–Satellite Services, General Electric Company

Matthew Smith
M.B.A. Boston University-Graduate School of Management; B.A. Boston University-College of Arts and Sciences. Former Managing Director–Investments, Connecticut Innovations, Inc. Former Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, New World Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Fred Steinberg
M.S. Columbia University; B.S. Cornell University. Olympic Marketing Consultant. Former Advertising Advisor and Regional Director of Communications, IBM

Gloria Tamlyn
B.A. Boston College. Freelance Luxury Goods Marketing Consultant. Former Vice President of Advertising & Public Relations, TSE Cashmere. Former Vice President of Advertising, Anne Klein Company. Former Vice President of Communications, Giorgio Armani Fashion Corporation. Former Director of Advertising, Christian Dior

Patrick Tormey
M.B.A. Iona College; B.B.A. Baruch College. Former Merchandise Manager, Sears. Merchandise Manager, Belk Stores. Direct Marketing Practitioner, Real Deals USA, Inc. Contributing Editor, Fashion Mannuscript

Ewa Usowicz
D.M. University of Phoenix; M.A. and B.A. Pedagogical College, Zielona Gora (Poland)

Annette Wanderer
M.B.A. Long Island University; B.A. Queens College, City University of New York. Independent Management/Accounting Constultant. Former Corporate Planning Analyst, American Broadcasting Company, Inc.

Sheldon Wayman
M.B.A. and B.B.A. Baruch College. President, The Wayman Group (marketing/research consulting - clients including the American Marketing Association and McGraw-Hill)

Henry Welt
J.D. Columbia Law School; B.A. Columbia College. Principal, H. Welt & Company (boutique business strategy advisory firm). Published articles in Family Business Review, New York Law Journal, and Law Journal Seminars Press. Board Member: Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Drawing Society, Harlem School for the Arts

Joelle Williams
B.A. Fisk University. Former Assistant Store Manager, Macy’s. Former Divisional Sales Manager, Hecht’s

Barry Zusman
M.B.A. Pace University; B.S. Clarkson University. Principal, The Zusman Company. Senior Vice President, Plesser Holland Associates. Corporate Communications Manager, CMP Media, Inc. Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations

Math, Finance & Technology

Robert Peart, Chairperson

Leo Ashkinadze
M.S. and B.S. Beltsy State Pedagogical University (Russia). Former Vice President of Domestic Manufacturing, Pacific Alliance-Regatta USA. Former Production Manager, Periscope Sportswear

Mohamed Benzizoune
M.S. Lehman College; B.S. Monroe College

Jean Camilien
M.S. Polytechnic University of Brooklyn; B.S. State University of New York at Albany; B.E. Pratt Institute

Roza Canaj
M.S. Sacred Heart University; B.S. University of Tirana (Albania). Middle School Math Certification, State of Connecticut

Cesar Castope
M.A., B.A. and B.S. Hunter College

Mary Chan
M.S. Candidate and M.B.A. St. John’s University; B.B.A. Baruch College, City University of New York. Accountant, Columbia University. Former Budget Analyst, R. H. Macy & Co.

Erica Chien
D.B.A. Nova Southeastern University; M.S. Arkansas Tech University; B.S. Tamkang University (Taiwan). Former Internal Auditor, MetaTech Inc. (Taiwan). Former External Auditor, PriceWaterHouseCoopers (Taiwan)

John Cowan
Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University; M.A. and B.S. Brooklyn College. Former Registered Life Insurance Agent / Acting Training Manager, John Hancock Financial Services. Unit Manager, Jamaica Mutual Life Insurance Company. Senior Training Officer, Vocational Training Development Institute

Karr Dyal
M.A. New York Institute of Technology; B.F.A. School of Visual Arts. Artist

Mirlene Fleury
M.P.A. John Jay College of Criminal Justice; B.S. Pace University. Computer Specialist, NYC Transit. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Richard Friedman
M.B.A. New York University; B.E. Pratt Institute. Former President and Owner, R & R Vinyl Graphics, Inc. Former Planning Manager, Pfizer Inc.

Jonathan Gersch
M.S. New York University Stern School of Business; B.S.E. University of Pennsylvania

Anahu Guzman (Full-Time)
M.B.A. Baruch College; B.S. York College, City University of New York. Former Computer Laboratory Technician, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Mark Jagai
M.S. and B.S. The City University of New York; A.S. Borough of Manhattan Community College. Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

Mitchell Janewicz
M.B.A. Wagner College; B.S. St. Francis College, New York. Project Manager, Banking, Lending, and Financial Service Consultant

O’Rita Johnson (Full-Time)
M.S. The City University of New York; B.S. City College of New York; A.S. New York City Technical College

Michelle Kennedy
M.B.A. Keller School of Management; B.B.A. Berkeley College. Former Financial Controller, Corporate Funding Partners. Former IT Purchasing Agent / Telecom Assistant, EURO RSCG. Former Financial Analyst, EarthTech/Tyco. Member, International Accounting and Research Association

Alioune Khoule
Ed.D. Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A. and B.A. St.John’s University

Julia Kim
Ph.D. Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University; B.S. and double B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton. Former Peer Advisor, Binghamton University Student Advising Office. Teacher’s Assistant - Advanced Computer Applications, Binghamton University Computer Science Department

Dan Klock
M.S.T. Pace University; B.A. Old Dominion University; A.A. Onondaga Community College. New York State Certification in Secondary Social Studies Education

Rudolph Lalak (Full-Time)
Ph.D. Candidate, Touro University; M.B.A. Iona College; B.S. Fordham University. Advanced Professional Certificate - Taxation, New York University. Certified Management Accountant and Certified in Financial Management. Former Financial Director, JP Morgan Chase

Jae Ki Lee
Ed.D. and M.A. Columbia University; B.S. Sun Moon University; A.A. Bunker Hill Community College. Former Math Coordinator, Berkeley College

Eileen Maurer
M.A. Adelphi University; M.I.A. Columbia University; B.A. University of Chicago. New York State Certification in Secondary Social Studies Education. Foreign Commercial Paper Analyst, Merrill Lynch

Kirk McLean
M.S. City College of New York; M.S. Brooklyn College; B.S. University of West Indies. Former New York City Teaching Fellow

Manjula Nair
Ed.D. Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A.T. and B.S. Simmons College. Former Editorial Assistant, Pearson Education

Julia Nomee
M.S. Pace University; B.S. University of Connecticut

Kikuno Nonoyama
M.A. Columbia University; B.A. Hunter College. Academic Assistant, Baruch College; Former Financial Research Analyst and Translator, Okato Shoji Company, Ltd. Assistant to Financial Consultants, Merrill Lynch

Joo Young Park
Ph.D. Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University; M.S. Kyungpook National University (South Korea); B.S. Yeungnam University (South Korea)

Robert Peart (Full-Time)
Ph.D. Candidate, Long Island University, C.W.Post Campus; M.B.A. and B.S. Long Island University, Brooklyn. Consultant, Peart Information Services Corporation

Ionie Pierce
Ph.D. Capella University; M.P.S. and B.S. Brooklyn College. Former Accounting and Computer Department Manager, James Management Services. Member: Financial Economics Network, Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association, National Business Education Association, Eastern Business Education Association, International Association of Computer Information Systems

Percival Pineda
Ph.D. Candidate, The New School; M.A. American University; M.A. University of Maryland; B.A. University of the Philippines

Eliot Rubin
M.B.A. Hofstra University; B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton. Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. Former Director of Internal Control, SCOR Global Life US Reinsurance

Michael Saint-Cyr
M.S. Long Island University, Brooklyn; B.S. City University of New York, Brooklyn College. Owner / Managing Member, Rolmax Enterprises

Ahmed Shaik
Ph.D. and M.B.A. Kakatiya University (India); B.B.A. Osmania University (India). Former Coordinator, School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Kakatiya University. Former Consultant, Corporate Accounting Division, Freddie Mac USA. Certified Public Accountant

Zahid Zamir
M.S. Brooklyn College; M.S.S. and B.A. International University of Malaysia. Former Business Analyst, Magus International, Inc.

Visual Merchandising Department

Eric Feigenbaum, Chairperson

Christine Belich
B.A. University of St. Thomas. Former Vice President Visual Planning/Executive Creative Director/Visual Events Manager, Sony Style. Former Visual Planning & Presentation Mangaer,Neiman Marcus

Monica Brogowski
A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Visual Merchandising consultant (clients have included Ardee Eyewear, Bunnies, D. Esse, Maternal Instincts, Uncle Sam’s Umbrellas, Franklin Sporting Goods, Nice Man, and Nature’s Elements)

Chantal Charpentier
B.B.A. LIM College; A.A.S. Briarwood College. Visual Planagramming Assistant Manager, Macy’s Merchandising Group. Former Visual Assistant/Sales Associate, Coach. Former Freelance Visual Merchandiser, Bergdorf Goodman

Michael Creagh
M.A. University of Sussex (England); B.A. Northwestern University. Fashion Photographer (published credits include: Neo2, Big Shot, Lemonade, and WYWS magazines). Contributing photos in W and Elle magazines. Clients have included: Song Music Germany, MTV, F.I.T., and Vidal Sassoon

Eric Feigenbaum (Full-Time)
B.A. York College of the City University of New York. New York Editor, VMSD magazine. President and Director of Creative Services, Globe Arts. Former Corporate Director of Visual Merchandising, Stern’s Department Store. Director of Visual Merchandising, WalkerGroup/CNI. Former Chairman of the Society of Visual Merchandisers. Chairman, Visual Merchandising Directors’ Team, Federated Department Stores. Vice President of PAVE (A Partnership for Planning and Visual Education)

Syd Hap

M.A. New York University; B.F.A. Pratt Institute. Sculptor, McCann Erikson Advertising Agency. Sculptor and Puppet Designer, King Features

Judith Hugentobler
M.F.A. State University of New York at Albany; B.F.A. University of Illinois. Curatorial work and Exhibition Coordinator, Saratoga County Council of the Arts. Former Program Assistant to the Art Department – Electronic Media Arts and Communications, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Andrew Hunt
M.F.A. Purchase College, State University of New York; B.F.A. Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Head Preparator, The Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College

David Kepron
B.Sc. Arch. and B.Arch. McGill University. Studio Principal – Retail / Store Design, Little (projects including Calvin Klein - Golf Korea, Nautica, and Kohl’s. Former Partner - Specialty Retail, spg3, (projects including Perry Ellis International, Lacoste USA, Toys ‘R Us - Times Square, and ILORI - Luxottica Retail. Other projects include Phat Farm, Ralph Lauren, Polo Jeans Company, Levi’s, and Godiva Chocolatier

Grailing King
B.S. Illinois State University; Certificate, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Freelance visual merchandiser, Bergdorf Goodman, Victoria’s Secret

Stephen Krivisky
B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University. Package Design and Product Development for Helena Rubenstein, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Playtex, Pfizer, Mennen, General Cigar, Revlon, under Sy Wassyng, Inc.

Katerina Lanfranco
M.F.A. Hunter College, City University of New York; B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz

Marjorie Lee Woo (Associate Chair, Full-Time)
B.S. University of Texas at Austin; A.A.S. and Certificate, Fashion Institute of Technology. Owner/Designer, Marjorie Lee Woo Fine Millinery. Buyer and Assistant Buyer, Joske’s

Raymond Mastrobuoni
Certificate, School of Visual Arts. Former Assistant Vice President of Visual Merchandising and Store Planning, Cartier, Inc.

Paul Olszewski
B.A. California State University. Director of Windows, Macy’s Herald Square. Former Visual Manager, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman

David Palachek
B.A. University of Texas at Austin. Principal (Design Consulting), Tersigni Palachek. Former Senior Associate, Lippincott. Former Retail Studio Design Director, TPG Architecture. Former Store Designer, Gap Inc., Old Navy

Samuel Palmiotto
B.F.A. Empire State College. Senior Visual Manager, Set Manager, District Visual Manager, JC Penney Company, Dallas. Visual Director, Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford home remodel

Vince Perrella
B.A. Fordham University; A.A. Parsons School of Design. Vice President Creative Director, Italics Direct. Former Vice President Creative Director of Marketing, The Costal Group. Vice President Creative Director, Hershey Communication. Creative Director, Commercial Graphics, Inc.

Rus Yusupov
B.F.A. School of Visual Arts. Art Director, R/GA Media Group, Inc. Former Art Director, Duke Interactive, Tender Creative, and Avenue A Razorfish. Creative Director, Really Simple LLC. Graphic Designer, Perry Ellis International, and Ultra 16

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

W. Michael Shaffer, LL.D., Chairman
Former Divisional Vice President, UBS Wealth Management; Former Executive Director of Test Development, The College Board

William J. Borner, Esq., Vice Chairman
General Counsel, Executive Vice President, Director and Corporate Secretary, Spraylat Corporation

William R. Baldt, Ed.D.
President Emeritus, Goldey-Beacom College

Christopher Cyphers
President, New York School of Interior Design

Patty Farmer

Alumna - Class of 1976, Business Developer

Kate M. Gulliver
Program Evaluator (Retired), Office of Higher Education, New York State Education Department

Adrian G. Marcuse, LL.D.
President Emeritus, LIM College

Elizabeth S. Marcuse
President, LIM College

Rosalind S. Neff
Chairperson, Center for Social Responsibility, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Gail E. Rothwell
Alumna - Class of 1971, Owner, Gail Rothwell, Ltd.; Former President, Nine West Footwear