May 28, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The People You’ll Meet

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

Executive Administration

Elizabeth S. Marcuse
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

Christopher J. Cyphers
Executive Vice President
Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany; M.A. Wesleyan University; B.A. Hampden-Sydney College

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

Academic Affairs

Jacqueline LeBlanc
Vice President for Planning & Assessment 
Ph.D. and M.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Michael P. Londrigan
Dean of Academic Affairs
M.B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University; B.S. St. Peter’s College

Patricia Fitzmaurice
Associate Dean of 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

Rachael A. Hessenflow
Study Abroad Coordinator
B.S. University of Missouri

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

Andrea L. Banks
Academic Assistant
B.A. Herbert H. Lehman College

Academic Success

William A. Imbriale
Assistant Vice President for Student Success
M.Ed. Boston College; B.S. St. Francis College

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

Jackie Coraggio
Academic Advisor
M.S.Ed. Baruch College; B.B.A. LIM College

Everlidis Pena
Coordinator of Transfer Services
M.S. Florida International University; B.A. University of Vermont

Accounting and Administration

Svetlana Kanevskaya
Accounting Manager
B.S. Brooklyn College 

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

April Ford
Accounts Payable Coordinator

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

Debra Lee
Budget and Administration Manager
M.B.A. LIM College; B.S. Binghamton University

Joseph J. Saldoriga
Business Office Administrative Assistant
B.A. College of Mount Saint Vincent


Kristina Ortiz
Dean of Admissions
B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo

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

Paul Mucciarone
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
M.B.A. Capital University; B.A. Otterbein College

Jennifer Bullis
Associate Director of Pre-College Programs
M.S. Baruch College; B.A. LaSalle University

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

Brett Cameron
Assistant Director of International Admissions
M.A. New York University; B.A. University of Maryland

Erin L. Turchetta
Admissions Counselor
B.S. Eastern Connecticut State University

Angela M. Brockman
Admissions Counselor
M.S. The University of Akron; B.S. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Jacqueline Saleh
Associate Admissions Counselor
M.A. Stony Brook University; B.S. New York Institute of Technology

Christy Aponte
Admissions Analyst
B.A. Lafayette College

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

Maura Walters
Admissions Assistant II
B.B.A. LIM College

College Marketing

Laura Cioffi
Director of College Marketing
M.A. Emerson College; B.S. Boston University College of Communications

Joshua J. Heller
Web Application Developer
B.Tech. New York City College of Technology; A.S. Nassau Community College

Counseling & Wellness Services

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

Kelly Dearborn
Disability Services Specialist/ Licensed Counselor
M.S.Ed. Fordham University

Jennifer Jones
Counseling & Wellness Services Assistant
B.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa

Executive Office Administration

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

Jessica Hodge
Assistant to the President
M.S. Hofstra University; B.A. Stony Brook University

Nicole Edwards

Experiential Education & Career Management

Susan L. Bauer
Senior Director of Experiential Education & Career Management
B.S. University of Delaware; A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

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

Patricia Curran-Whiteman
Associate Director of Experiential Education
M.S.Ed. Hofstra University; B.A. State University of New York at Oneonta

Todd C. Lotcpeich
Recruiting Coordinator
B.B.A. LIM College

Sara Buckley
Career Advisor
B.A. Moravian College  

Taryn Garshofsky
Career Advisor
B.S. University of Rhode Island

Sarah D. Lynch
Career Advisor
M.S.W. Stony Brook University; B.A. Old Westbury College

Stacie Mitchell
Career Advisor
M.S.Ed. Hofstra University; B.S. West Texas A&M University

Jessica Styles
Career Advisor
B.A. Furman University

Jessica Mooney
Career Management Assistant
M.B.A. Stony Brook University; M.S. Cornell University; B.S. Cornell University; A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology


Luis Jonathan Abreu
Manager of Facilities

Luis Mejia
Facilities Superintendent

Richard Bianchi
Facilities Superintendent
A.S. Bergen Community College

Kwamina Afful
Building Superintendent
A.A.S. Cape Coast Polytechnic

Carlos Espinal
Facilities Assistant (Level 2)
A.S. Monroe College; A.A.S. TCI College of Technology

Csaba Villanyi
Facilities Assistant (Level 2)

Luis Morales
Facilities Assistant 

Robert Diaz
Part-time Facilities Assistant
A.A.S. Bronx Community College

Graduate Studies

Jacqueline M. Jenkins
Director of Graduate Studies
M.B.A. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. Spelman College

Housing & Residence Life

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

Samantha Ellison
Resident Director
B.F.A. Ball State University

Rene Raisa Grant
Housing Operations Coordinator
B.A. Ramapo College

Anthony R. Parrella 
Housing & Residence Life Assistant
B.S. State University of New York at Buffalo

Human Resources

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

Evelyn S. Hecht
Manager of Human Resources
Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University; B.A. Purchase College, State University of New York

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
B.S. Mount St. Mary’s University

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

Maria Morales
Part-time Receptionist

Michelle Moore
Part-time Receptionist
M.S. Walden University; B.S. Morgan State University 

Information Technology

Maurice Morency
Chief Technology Officer
B.S. Manhattan College

Nelson Leon
Director of Information Technology
M.B.A. Keller University; B.P.S. DeVry Institute of Technology

Lance Kurzrok
Associate Director of Information Technology
B.S. State University of New York at Albany; B.P.S. DeVry Institute of Technology

Jerry F. Aguirre
Senior. DBA/SIS Administrator
B.S. Santiago Catholic University, Ecuador

Brenton Keegan
Junior Systems Administrator
B.S. Champlain College

Robert Hernandez
System Support 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

Paul R. Chauvin
Institutional Advancement Assistant
B.A. Hofstra University

Timothy Thurston
Part-time Alumni Affairs Assistant
B.S. Old Dominion University

Institutional Research

Nikisha Williams
Director of Institutional Research
Ph. D. CUNY Graduate School and University Center; B.A. Hamilton 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

John Deming
Assistant Director of the Writing Center
M.F.A. The New School University; Double B.A. University of New Hampshire

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

Lauren Gavin
Technical Services/Reference Librarian
M.L.S. Queens College; B.B.A. LIM College

Nicole LaMoreaux
Reference & Instruction 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

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

Rebecca Clark
Part-time Evening Librarian
M.L.I.S. Simmons College; B.A. Rutgers University

Elizabeth Marotta
Part-time Evening Librarian
B.S. St. John’s University

Office of Instructional Technology

Joseph Thomas
Director of Instructional Technology
M.B.A. Farleigh Dickinson University; M.S. Farleigh Dickinson University; B.E. Bangalore University


Carolyn Disnew
College Registrar
B.M. Manhattan School of Music

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

Rosana Lee
Associate Registrar
B.A. York University, Canada

Student Affairs

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

Frankie Solorzano
Coordinator of International Student Services
M.S. State University of New York at Buffalo; B.A. State University of New York at Albany

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

Brandon Vinson
Senior Director of Student Financial Services
B.A. Southern Illinois University

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
Assistant Director of Student Accounts
B.S. Lebanon Valley College; A.O.S. Culinary Institute of America

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

Trudy E. Stapleton
Student Financial Services Counselor
M.B.A. Kaplan University; B.S. Atlantic Union College

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

Antoinette Liquet
Student Financial Services Counselor
B.S. Montclair State University

Carlos E. Garcia, III
Student Financial Services Assistant
B.S. Xavier College

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
M.S.Ed. Baruch College; B.A. State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Casey A. McKenna
Coordinator of Campus Programming & Community Outreach
B.B.A. LIM College

Sabrina Williams
Student Life Assistant
Certificate Executive Assistant Program, Katharine Gibbs School


Arts & Sciences Department

Dr. Denice Yanni, Chair, Arts & Sciences Department
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst; M.A. Boston College; B.A. College of Mount St. Vincent.

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

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

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.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

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. Temple University; B.A. Washington and Lee University

John Cowan
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

Cameron Crain
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

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

Suzanne Farrell-Smith
M.F.A. Vermont College of Fine Arts; M.A. The New York School of Social Research; B.A. Trinity College. Adjunct Instructor, Manhattan College. Former Language Arts Tutor and former Graduate Teaching Assistant, The New School for Social Research

Deborah Grison
Ph.D. Jackson State University; M.A. Sarah Lawrence College; M.S. Spertus College; B.S. Jackson State University. Adjunct Instructor, Berkeley College; Montclair State University. 

Amy Jensen
M.F.A. Stony Brook University; B.A. Brigham Young University. Extensive freelance experience in dramaturgy, playwriting, and direction at various theaters in New York, Chicago and California. 

Roy Johnson
M.B.A. New York University; B.A. University of Massachusetts. Independent communications consultant. Assistant Treasurer, National Bank of Paris

Steven Karl
M.F.A. The New School; B.A. Portland State University. Poetry published in A Portable Boog City Reader, Vanitas, FreeVerse, Barrow Street, 10th Anniversary Issue. Featured poet in No Tell Motel, Eleven Eleven Fall 2008, Knock December 2007, Sink Review November 2007, Sawbuckpoetry October 2007, Real Poetik April 2007

William Kenton
Ph.D. and M.A. New York University; M.A. The New School for Social Research; B.A. Ohio University. Adjunct Professor: City University of New York, Barnard College, Columbia University, University of Connecticut, New York University

Alioune Khoule
M.A. and B.A. St. John’s University

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

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

Laurel Lueders 
M.F.A. School of Visual Arts; B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Adjunct Professor, Art Institute of New York City. Former Textile and Accessories Designer, Galerie Hoelle

Eileen Maurer
M.A. Adelphi University; M.I.A. Columbia University; B.A. University of Chicago

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

Todd Motto
M.S. The London School of Economics; B.A. and B.S. University of Delaware. Adjunct Instructor: Fordham University, Institute of American Language and Culture. Editorial Manager, Oxford Business Group

Anthony Naaeke
Ph.D. and M.A. Duquesne University; B.A. The University of Ghana. Critical essays on Dagaaba rhetoric. Peter Lang, 2010; Liberating the ‘Mistress’ in Africa: The Prophetic Role of Development Communication. Gender and Behavior

Kikuno Nonoyama (Full-Time)
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

Percival Pineda
M.A. American University; M.A. University of Maryland; B.A. University of the Philippines

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

Diana Spechler
M.F.A. University of Montana; B.A. University of Colorado at Boulder. Former Writer-in-Residence, Portsmouth Abbey School. Steinbeck Fellow, San Jose State University 2004-2005. Author, Who By Fire: A Novel (Harper Perennial, 2008)

Peggy Suzuki
M.A., Hunter College. B.A., Columbia College

Elizabeth Sweibel (Full-Time)
M.A. Manhattan College; M.F.A. Maine College of Art; B.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art; B.A. University of Florida. ”Many Kinds of Nothing” at Montserrat College of Art Gallery,”Neo-Abstraction” at AG Gallery, Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Service

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, B.A. Brooklyn College, City University of New York

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

Fashion Merchandising Department

Terry Allan Burstein, Chair, Fashion Merchandising Department

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.

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

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.

David Benjamin
M.A. New York University; M.L.I.S. Palmer School of Library and Information Science; B.A. Georgetown University, Archivist: LIM College, Cognoscetis Veritatem, Henry Kaufman and Co. New York

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

Heidi Diamond
B.S. University of Maryland College Park. Executive Vice President, SONY Corporation (Game Show Network). Former 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

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

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

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

Joshua Katcher
B.A. Syracuse University. Founder/Editor: “The Discerning Brute” men’s lifestyle magazine, “PINNACLE Reinvent the Icon” (fashion initiative and magazine), “Brave GentleMan” (online store), “Perhaps Media, Inc.” Video/TV Production: Nigel Barker LLC, MTN Networks, Thirteen/WNET etc.

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

William G. Kenton, III
Ph.D. and M.A. New York University; B.A. The City University of New York. Adjunct Professor: The City University of New York and Barnard College

Stanley Kohlenberg
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

Ionia Dunn Lee
B.S. California State University; Certificate Pace University. Fashion Director, Today’s Black Woman Magazine. Former Fashion Editor, Essence Magazine. Former Freelance Fashion Editor, The Ave Magazine. Former Freelance Fashion Stylist, Zoli Illusions and Illusions Management

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

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

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

Carla Raponi Imriano

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 Vice President of Merchandising, Dream Apparel. Former Director of Merchandising, PCA Apparel 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.

Marketing, Management & Finance Department 

Dr. Susan Baxter, Chair, Marketing, Management & Finance Department
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.

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

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

Evgenia Apostolova-Blossom
M.S. University of Arizona; B.S. University of Maine. Former Adjunct Instructor: American University in Bulgaria and University of Arizona

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 & Taylor - May Department Stores Company

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).

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, Saks Fifth Avenue

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

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

Erica Wen Wen 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)

Christopher 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.

Robert Conrad
B.S. Villanova University. Former 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. PenneyChris 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Doug Garfinkel
M.B.A. Duke University; B.A. University of Michigan. Adjunct Professor: Touro College, College of Staten Island, Manhattan Marymount College, NYIT School of Management. Owner and Founder of Computer Whiz School (Jericho, NY). Senior Director, Customer Acquisition, Trump University

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

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 Prescriptive

Gayon Griffin
M.B.A. DeVry University - 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

Gavin Goldstein, Esq.
J.D. Brooklyn Law School. Adjunct Professor, Berkeley College. Associate: Goldstein & Goldstein, Lambert & Shackman

Marla Greene (Full-Time)
M.B.A. Pace University, Lubin Graduate School of Business; B.S. State University of New York at Buffalo 

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)

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

Kenneth Kambara
Ph.D. University of California at Irvine, Graduate School of Management; M.S. University of Oregon, The Lundquist College of Business; B.S. California State University at Long Beach. Former Assistant Professor of Business & Associate Director of the Center for Equality and Justice, California Lutheran University; Adjunct Professor, California State University at Long Beach. Senior Partner/Research Director, The Kambara-Vickers Group

Michelle Kennedy
M.B.A. DeVry University-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

Julia Kim
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University; B.S. and double B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton. Teaching Assistant - Advanced Computer Applications, Binghamton University Computer Science Department

Ashok Kirpalani
M.B.A. Hofstra University; B.A. Rutgers College; M.S. Long Island University. Treasurer, Valley Stream Central High School District. Vice President, Underwriter -Middle Market, Capital One Bank. Assistant Vice President-Business Banker, Flushing Savings Bank

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 Vice President, Witt Collection. CEO, Mr. Witt Inc.

Rudolph Lalak (Full-Time)
Ph.D. 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

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.

Anne Loranger
J.D. New York Law School; M.S. Pratt Institute; B.A. Indiana University. Claim Analyst-Financial Lines, Chartis

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

Ingrid Marshall
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.

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

Clarence McMaster
J.D. Loyala Law School; M.B.A. Pepperdine University; B.A. Adelphi University. Adjunct Professor: DeVry University, City College of NY, LaGuardia Community College. Compliance Supervisor, American Express Financial Advisors. Assistant Vice President-Marketing, MetLife Insurance Company

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

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.

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

Park Jae Young

Ionie Pierce

Kristina Rodriguez
M.A. Babson College-Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business; B.B.A. LIM College. Co-Founder and Executive Director, Blueprint Aprenticeship Program. Former Assistant to the VP of Corporate Communications, SHS (Home Shopping Network); Former Market Entry Consultant, Global Enrepreneurship Business Project, Cambio Coffee

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)

Sudhir Sachdev
M.B.A. Hofstra University; M.A. Jamia University (India); B.S. Delhi University (India). Adjunct Instructor, Farmingdale State College. Consultant, The OysterBridge Group Incorporated. Former Financial Planner

Richard Scheer
M.B.A. Long Island University; B.S. Syracuse University. Partner/Director of Strategic Development, Remington Ellis Management. Match Analyst, Opta Sports

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

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 Wall Coverings

Matthew Smith
M.B.A. Boston University-Graduate School of Management; B.A. Boston University. 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

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

Mark Wald
J.D. California Western School of Law; M. S. University of Arizona; B.S. State University of New York at Buffalo. Adjunct Professor: School of Management-Metropolitan College of New York, Department of Health and Physical Education-Saint Peters College, Pima Community College. Vice President & General Counsel, GAME OVER, Inc.

Paula Wang
M.S. New York University; B.A. Beijing Normal University. Advanced Scholar Program, The American Society of Journalists and Editors, American University. Business Investment Consultant and Analyst, G&L Group. Cross-Culture Business Consultant, Berlitz Cultural Consulting. Strategic Media Business and Advertising Market Analyst, Conde Nast. Advertising Development Project Manager, Trend Group. Assistant Editor, The Boston Globe. Senior Buisness Journalist and Editor (International Investment/Global market sections), China Business Times

Dianne Weinstein 
Ph.D. and M.B.A. Hofstra University; B.A. New York University. Adjunct Instructor: Farmingdale State College, Hofstra University, CUNY, Baruch College. Change Agent, Vice President-Human Resources, Chief Ethics Officer, President and Owner, International Coaching/Assessment Training

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

Kimberly Wright
M.S. Mercy College. Adjunct Professor, Medgar Evers College. Social Services Liaison, Department of Social Services, The City of New York

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

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

Visual Merchandising Department

Eric Feigenbaum, Chair, Visual Merchandising Department

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 Manager, 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)

Matthew Braun
B.S. University of the Arts. Designer/Consultant: Infographics, Proposals and Presentations, Phonographics Unlimited Press-Print FHM (Malaysia). Designer: Draft Meta Trends (Korea), Exclisiv (Poland), Zoo (Australia), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning Sacramento, Discovery Channel, G4. Website Blog Designer: Gizmodo, PSAFK, Notcot

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

Madora Frey
M.F.A. New York Academy of Art; M.F.A. Florence Academy of Art; B.F.A. Auburn University. Mentor-Studio Practice, Cooper Union. Former Adjunct Instructor: New York Academy, Hunter College, Rutgers University. Curatotial: “Artst Tlk” The Conversation Channel, “Tell Me Now” Grand Projects

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

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

Patti Jordan
M.F.A. Montclair State University; B.F.A Pratt Institute. Adjunct Professor - Art Council of Princeton. Former Adjunct Professor, Rutherford Art Association, Truman State University. Designer, Makeready Press Gallery

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

Katerina Lanfranco
M.F.A. Hunter College, City University of New York; B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz; B.S. University of Texas at Austin; A.A.S. and Certificate Fashion Institute of Technology.

Kathy Mucciolo
B.F.A. The Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Senior Manager of Visual Merchandising and Store Planning, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gary Osborne
M.A.T. School of Visual Arts; M.F.A. The University of Washington; B.F.A. The College of Santa Fe. Former Design Director, Astor & Ivy, HMX Sportswear, Perry Ellis Collection, Ports 1961 (Xiamen, China). Former Freelance Design Director, Nick Hilton Collection, Paul Stuart

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. 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.

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

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 Directors

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

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

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

Patty Farmer
Alumna - Class of 1976. Business Developer

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

Jay Horowitz, CPA PFC
Principal, Jay R. Horowitz CPA P.C., Registered Investment Advisor, Gateway Advisory Services, LLC

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

Elizabeth S. Marcuse
President, LIM College

Nancy Marcuse Marshall
Co-Founder, The Rapunzel Project. Former Executive, Filenes, Lord & Taylor, Alberto Culver, Kitchens of Sara Lee and Celestial Seasonings

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

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