Jan 24, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The People You’ll Meet

President Emeritus

Adrian G. Marcuse
M.S. and B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.); L.L.D., honoris causa, LIM College. 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; D.C.S. honoris causa, LIM 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
Provost & Executive Vice President
Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany; M.A. Wesleyan University; B.A. Hampden-Sydney College

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


Administration and Staff


Accounting Department

Svetlana Kanevskaya
Accounting Manager
B.S. Brooklyn College 

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

Malikah Mack
Staff Accountant
B.B.A. Monroe College


Adrian G. Marcuse Library

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

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

Elizabeth Marotta
M.L.I.S. Long Island University, Palmer School; B.S. St. John’s University


Center for Graduate Studies

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

Aslihan Cakmak
Associate Director of Graduate Studies
M.B.A. Dowling College; B.A. Istanbul University

Carmela Santos
Student Success Coach
M.Ed. Brooklyn College; B.A. Syracuse University

Kathryn Johnsen
Graduate Studies Administrative Assistant
M.A. and B.A. Stony Brook University


Department of Experiential Education & Career Management

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
Associate Director of Employer Management & Alumni Relations
B.B.A. LIM College

Angela Sommese
Employer Management Coordinator
M.A. New York University; B.A. The College of New Jersey

Tara Buckley
Graduate & Alumni Career Advisor
M.A. University of Colorado; B.A. Hofstra University

Caroline Burke
Career Advisor
M.A. Stony Brook University; B.A. Georgia State University

Barbara Lerman
Career Advisor
M.S. Baruch College; B.A. Purchase College

Kelly Barton
Career Advisor
M.Ed. University of South Florida; B.F.A. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Heather Wright
Experiential Education Assistant
B.A. Stony Brook University


Executive Office Administration

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

Thomas McDonald
Special Assistant to the Provost & Executive Vice President
J.D. New York Law School; M.S. Ed. University of Texas at Austin; B.A. State University of New York at New Paltz

Ann Marie Gong
Assistant to the President
B.F.A. School of Visual Arts

Belen Mendoza
Administrative Assistant
B.A. University of California, Berkeley


Facilities Department

Luis Jonathan Abreu
Manager of Facilities
A.S. Business Administration Bronx Community College

Luis Mejia
Assistant Manager of Facilities

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

Carlos Espinal
Maintenance Supervisor
A.S. Monroe College; A.A.S. TCI College of Technology

Luis Morales
Facilities Assistant (Level 2)

Shawn Winter
Facilities Assistant (Level 2)

Surchand Kalicharan
Facilities Assistant (Level 2)
A.S. Queensborough Community College


Information Technology Department

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

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

Andrew Kiang
Help Desk Technician
B.E.E. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Christopher Franqui
Help Desk Technician

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


Learning Centers

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

Timothy Foran
Assistant Director of the Writing Center
M.A. University of Mississippi; B.A. Virginia Military Institute

Anahu Guzman
Director of the Math Center, Associate Chair of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Columbia University; M.B.A. Baruch College; M.S. Teachers College, Columbia University; 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


Office of Academic Affairs

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

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

Nilyufer Namazova
Academic Affairs Assistant
M.A. International Center for European Formation; M.A. University of Manchester; L.L.B. Tashkent State Institute of Law


Office of 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
Senior Academic Advisor
M.S.Ed. Baruch College; B.B.A. LIM College

Elizabeth Bracey
Academic Advisor
M.A. Seton Hall University; B.A. John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Stephanie Elcock
Academic Advisor
M.S. Mercy College; B.A. University of Connecticut


Office of Admissions

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

Jennifer Bullis
Associate Director of Admissions for Graduate Studies
M.S. Baruch College; B.A. LaSalle University

Anthony M. Urmey
Senior Associate Director of Admissions 
M.A. Fordham University; B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University

Jennifer Whidden
Assistant Director of Regional Admissions
B.S. Full Sail University

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

Laura Healy
Assistant Director of Admissions
B.S. Marist College

Christy Aponte
Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
M.B.A. Centenary College; B.A. Lafayette College

Heather Taylor
Admissions Counselor
M.S. Long Island University; B.A. SUNY Cortland; A.L.A. Rockland Community College

Olympia Zipitas
Admissions Counselor
B.A. Long Island University, Post

William Toborowski
Admissions Counselor
B.F.A. Marymount Manhattan College

Haley Drogus
Graduate Admissions Counselor
M.P.S. LIM College; B.S. Kent State

Maura Walters
Admissions Operations Coordinator
B.B.A. LIM College

Jennifer Morano
Data Entry Assistant
M.S.Ed. Baruch; B.A. Fordham University

Sandra DeHaarte
Admissions Assistant
A.A.S. Brooklyn Technical College


Office of College Marketing

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

Erikka Olszewski
College Marketing Manager
B.S. State University of New York at Oneonta

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

Mary Beth Maslowski
Marketing Content Coordinator
M.A. Baruch College; B.A. Fordham University


Office of 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
M.S.Ed. Fordham University; B.A. Principia College

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


Office of Housing & Residence Life

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

Autumn Reed
Housing Operations Coordinator
M.Ed. The University of Louisville; B.S. The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Samantha Bieleski
Resident Director
B.A. Eastern Connecticut State University


Office of Human Resources

Andrea L. Granville
Director of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator
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 Generalist
B.S. Mount St. Mary’s University

Lina Johal
B.S. Pace University

Maria Morales

Tonmoy Hassan
B.A. Hunter College


Office of Institutional Advancement

Gail Nardin
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
B.S. New York University; Certificate in Fundraising, New York University; Certificate in Merchandising, LIM College 

Pamela Linton
Vice President for 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
Development Associate for Institutional Advancement & Alumni Relations
B.A. Hofstra University

Sarah Jones
Alumni Affairs Assistant
B.A. New York University


Office of Institutional Research

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


Office of Instructional Technology

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


Office of Online Admissions

Michael J. Villanella
Director of Online Admissions
M.A. University of Phoenix; B.A. Monmouth University

Antoinette Liquet
Online Admissions Counselor
B.S. Montclair State University


Office of Planning & Assessment

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


Office of the Registrar

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

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

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


Office of Student Affairs

Michael Richards
Dean of Student Affairs
M.B.A. Lynn University; B.A. Willmington College of Ohio

Kenneth M. Metasavage
Student Affairs Administrative Assistant
M.Ed. University of West Florida; B.S. Georgia Southern University

Kate Levy
Coordinator of International Student Services
B.A. Rostov University of Foreign Languages, Russia

Erinn Kehoe
Study Abroad Coordinator
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University; B.A. State University of New York at Geneseo


Office of Student Financial Services

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

Beatrice LaRue
Director of Financial Aid
B.B.A. Baruch College

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

Kevin Patrick Shiner
Associate Director of Student Accounts
B.S. Lebanon Valley College; A.O.S. Culinary Institute of America

Laila Haque
Senior Student Financial Services Counselor
MS.Ed. Baruch College; B.S. St. John’s University

Jason Pascal
Student Financial Services Counselor
B.S. St. Francis College

Matthieu Lucas
Student Financial Services Counselor
B.S. Xavier College

Toya Pigford-Konate
Student Financial Services Counselor
B.B.A. Baruch College

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

Niquette Johnson
Student Financial Services Assistant
B.A. The City College of New York


Office of Student Life

Christopher Conzen
Assistant Dean of Student Life
Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University; M.S.Ed. University of Maryland College Park; B.A. Catholic University of America

Mohanlall T. Teloki
Assistant Director of Student Life
M.S.Ed. Baruch College; B.A. State University of New York College at Old Westbury

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


Purchasing Department

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


Student Development

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



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

Shawn Athanasios
M.A. California State University; B.A. California State University

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

Marcelline Block
Ph.D. in French, A.B.D. & M.A. in French, Princeton University; B.A. Harvard University. Former Lecturer, Department of History, Princeton University. Former Preceptor, Department of Politics/The Program in Women and Gender (now Gender and Sexual Studies), Princeton University

Justin Cabrillos
M.F.A. University of Washington; B.A. Occidental College; Fellow and Artist Residency, Ox-bow School of Art. Adjunct Instructor, English, Center for Distance Learning, City Colleges of Chicago

Daniel Chaskes (Full-Time)
Ph.D. British of Columbia; M.A. University College London. Former Professor, University of Miami, Miami Dade College, Miami International University of Art & Design

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

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

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

Andrew Cotto (Full-Time)
M.F.A. New School of General Studies; B.A. Lynchburg College. Author of Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery (Ig Publishing, 2012) and The Domino Effect (Brownstone Editions, 2011)

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

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

Heather E. Dunn
PH.D. Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts; M.F.A. Queens College; M.A. SUNY at Stony Brook; B.F.A. School of Visual Arts. Adjunct Faculty, St. John’s University; Former Artist in Residence /Teaching Artist, Artsgenesis Inc

Timothy Foran (Full-Time), Director, Writing Center
M.A. University of Mississippi; B.A. Virginia Military Institute. Instructor in English, East Arkansas Community College. Former Teaching Assistant, University of Northern Colorado. Former Co-Assistant Director, Writing Center, University of Mississippi

Anahu Guzman (Full-Time) Director, Math Center; Associate Chair, Arts & Sciences Department
Ph.D. and M.S. Teachers College, Columbia University; M.B.A. Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College; B.S. York College, City University of New York

Mari D. Hadley
Ph.D. Walden University; M.B.A. and B.B.A. Davenport University. Professor, LIM College, University of Phoenix, Capella University. CEO, MDZ Hadley Enterprises. Former Default Prevention Consultant, Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Former Regional Strategic Management Consultant, P&A Scholars Beauty School

O’Rita Johnson (Full-Time), Assistant Director, Math Center
Doctoral Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A. and B.S. City College; A.A.S. New York City Technical College 

Md Khan
M.A. Lehman College; B.S. Mercy College; Advanced Certificate in Mathematics, Lehman College. Adjunct Professor, Westchester Community College, Monroe College, The College of New Rochelle

Alioune Khoule
Ph.D. Teachers College, Columbia University; 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

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

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

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

Leah Pariso
M.S. University of New Hampshire; B.A. Pace University. Full-Time Earth Science Teacher, The Windward School. Former Outreach Educator, Seacoast Science Center

Donna Pulese-Murphy
M.A. New York University; B.A. St. John University. Former Estate Appraiser & Buyer, Andrew & Peter Fabrikant Estate Diamonds & Fine Jewelry. Former Director of Marketing & Communications/Antique & Estate Buyer, Stephen L. Singer, Inc./ Stratford Estate Buying. Adjunct Professor, Leigh University

Susanna Randolph
M.A. New York University Steinhardt; B.A. Birmingham Southern College. Adjunct Professor of Public Speaking, Borough of Manhattan Community College. Former Assistant Teacher for Language Arts, Lafayette Academy

Jessica Reidy
M.F.A. Florida State University; B.A. Hollins University. Managing Editor, VIDA: Women in Literature Arts. Freelance Writer & Art Editor, The Southeast Review. Outreach Editor, Quail Bell Magazine

Bakary Sagna
M.S. and B.A. Lehman College, City University of New York

Suzuki Peggy
M.A. Hunter College; B.A. Columbia College. Group Exercise Instructor, 92Y; New York Sports Club; New York Health & Racquet Club; Goddard Riverside

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

LaNisha Thomas
M.S. and B.S. Clark Atlanta University. Adjunct Professor, Mathematics Coordinator, Bauder College. Former Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, LIM College

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

Sheikh Uddin
M.A. and B.A. The City College of New York. Adjunct Professor: F.H. LaGuardia College, FIT, Medgar Evers College CUNY

Alexandra Vinarov
Ph.D. University of California; M.A. University of Notre Dame. Instructor of Spanish, Bramson ORT College. Former Assistant Professor of Spanish/Spanish Program Coordinator, SUNY Empire State College

Melinda Wilson
Ph.D. Candidate in Creative Writing, Florida State University; M.F.A. Poetry Concentration, The New School; B.A. The University of New Hampshire. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida State University. Former Writing Center Coordinator & Adjunct Professor of Arts & Communications, LIM College

Kim Wong
M.A. SUNY Albany; B.S. SUNY New Paltz. Adjunct Professor, FIT. Former Legal Assistant, Margaret Ann Bomba, Esq

Alessandro Zammataro
PH.D. and M.A. University of Catania; B.A. Music Institute Vincenzo Bellini. Adjunct Faculty, Queens College. Former Adjunct Faculty, FIT, SUNY


Experential Education & Career Management Department

Brianne Avena
M.S. PACE University; B.A. West Virginia University. Instructor, Twin Pines Elementary; Legal Assistant, Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Berguson, L.L.P

Sara Buckley
M.A. Seton Hall University; B.A. Moravian College. Former Career Advisor, LIM College, Monroe College. Former Full-Cycle Recruiter, BevForce-Beverage Recruiting Firm

Erin Berkery-Rovner
M.F.A. The New School; B.A. Binghamton University. Former Associate Director of Employmer Management and Alumni Relations, LIM College. Former Adjunct Faculty, Experential Education, FIT. Former Contract Assistant Director, Alumni Career Services, Center for Career Education, Columbia University

Glenda Blakely
M.A. Michigan State University; B.A. Wilberforce University

Shirley Dong
B.S. New York University. Former Director of Marketing, 16 Handles. Former Personal Care, Senior Marketing Manager, Avon Products. Former Senior Budget Analyst, Saks Fifth Avenue

Jaclyn Garafola
M.A. The College of Staten Island;  B.P.S. LIM College. Former Non-Apparel Design Assistant, Liz Claiborne.  Owner/President, Neatnut Professional Organization

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

La-Dana Jenkins
M.A. John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA; B.A. SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY. Adjunct Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College. Proprietor/Career Developer/Professional Resume Writer, LRJ Counseling Services LLC

Mary Kate Kane
B.S. Saint Joseph University. Senior Account Manager, Former Freelance Account Manager, Former Junior Freelance Account Manager, NY Fashion & Retail Division, 24 Seven Inc. Former Junior Recruiter, Taylor Hodson

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

Jaime Petkanics
B.A. New York University. Founder & Ceo, THe Prepary. Former Manager, Former Senior Associate of Talent Effectiveness, Tory Burch. Former M.B.A. Recruiter, Associate, JP Morgan

Christine Stragazzi
B.S. FIT. Adjunct Faculty, FIT. Former Director of Merchandising, Former Senior Merchandise Manager, Women’s Apparel & Accessories, Lafayette 148.

Elisa Swiller
B.S. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Former Recruiter, Client Service Manager of Temporary Division, Forrest Edwards Group


Fashion Merchandising Department

Dr. Terry Allan Burstein, Chair, Fashion Merchandising Department
Ph.D. 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.

Hilda Alfonso (Full-Time)
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

Juliette Atwi
M.B.A. The City University of New York, Bernard M. Baruch College, Zucklin School of Business; B.A. The State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology. Consulting Services, Ben’s Garden, Inc. Former Adjunct Professor of Global Sourcing, FIT

Michelle Ayers
M.A. American Intercontinental University On-Line; B.A. Kent State University. Instructor, International Academy of Design and Technology

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.

Jennifer Bentivegna
B.S. FIT. Director or E-Commerce Merchandise Buying & Planning, A/X, Armani Exchange. Adjunct Faculty, FIT. Former Director of Merchandising, Men’s Apparel. Former Senior Merchandising Manager, Men’s Tops

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

Caletha Crawford
M.A. Syracuse University; B.A in Technical Writing, Carnegie Mellon University. Part-time Faculty, Parsons The New School for Design.  Freelance Writer.  Former Editor in Chief and Publisher, Earnshaw’s magazine

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 (Full-Time)
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

Charles D. Goldfine
M.B.A. The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania); 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. Buyer - Cosmetics: Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, La Prairie, and Prescriptives

Marla Greene (Full-Time)
M.B.A. Lubin Graduate School of Business, Pace University; B.S. State University of New York at Buffalo. Former Merchandise Manager, Liz Claireborne Outlet Stores. Former Buyer, Bare Necessities, Belk Store Services, Kids R Us

Travis Haglin
M.B.A. ESSEC - Business School; B.S. University of Minnesota. Former Retail Director, Former Director of Sales Retail, Former General Manager and Department Manager, Ralph Lauren. Former Store Manager, Thomas Pink

Amanda Hallay (Full-Time)
M.A. 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)

Andrea Kennedy Andrews
B.A. Parsons School for Design. Owner, Fashionindex, Inc. Designer/Owner, Groovy on Grand. Designer, Francy Altus & Co. Former Design Director, Bob Mackie Blouse

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

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), Associate Chair, Fashion Merchandising Department
M.Ed. Northcentral University; 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

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

Agassi Nakhapetian
B.A. Tbilisi Academy of Arts. Head Designer & Merchandising Consultant, Sinesia Karol. Former Head Designer, Coeur Le Roi. Former Senior Design Manager, Walmart Stores. Former Senior Designer, Sears/Kmart

Eurydice Sanchez
B.A. University of California. Former Senior Editor Footwear & Accessories, Stylesight Inc. Former Women’s Accessories & Footwear Trend Manager, Kohls Inc. Former Image Manager, Former Women’s Trend Manager, QVC. Former Trend Specialist, JC Penney Private Brands. Former Associate Editor, The Doneger Group

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

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

Andrea Skillings
M.A. The New School; B.S. University of Rhode Island; Continuing Education, Fashion Institute of Technology. Director of Product Development, Xcessory International. Former Director of Product Development & Production, Rashti & Rashti

Chriss Slevin
M.F.A. and B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design. Creative Director, Wayward, LLC. Former Director of Product Development, Chilewich. Co-Author of a Regional Guide Book “Dirt Cheap, Real Good: A Highway Guide to Thrift Stores”

Carlton O. Spence
B.S. University of Massachusetts. Celebrity Fashion Stylist and Image Consultant, Style Evolution. Former Visual Merchandiser, Brooks Brothers

Ted Taylor
B.A. LaSalle University. Former Vice President/General Manager, World Windows.  Former Vice President of Merchandising, Target Sourcing Services

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.

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

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

Claire Young
B.A. Fordham University; A.S. FIT. Adjunct Professor, FIT. Former Forecasting Manager, Handbags/ Women’s Accessories, Coach Inc. Former Merchandiser, Men’s Jeans/Sportswear & H. Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger, New York.

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.

Bruce Acton
M.S. Fordham Unviersity. Adjunct Faculty, Baruch College. Former Account Executive, Achieve Global. Former Regional Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison

Lolita Alford
M.B.A. LIM College;  B.F.A. American InterContinental University. Mandarin Communication Group Fashion & LifeStyle Contributor, Joint Interest Inc. Director of Editorial Cintent & Outreach, Fashinvest. Independent Business Correspondent, Exceed Network. Former Independent Online Editor, engageSimply. Former Digital Marketing Consultant, The Fine Kitchen

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

Gayathri Banavara (Full-Time)
M.S. Mercy College; B.A. University of Delhi. Former Founder/Consultant, Kanaka Designs, LLC. Former Private Label Product Manager - Sourcing and Product Development, Kahn Lucas Lancaster Inc.

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

Virginia M. Blake West
M.B.A. PACE University; B.S. University of New Hampshire. Director of Marketing, Pepsi-Lipton

Dudley Blossom
Ph.D. University of Arizona; B.A. Trinity College

Quintin Cedeno
M.B.A. Dowling College; M.A. and B.S. Hunter College. Adjunct Professor: Borough of Manhattan Community College and New York City College of Technology

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)

Anta Cisse’-Green
L.L.M. NYU; J.D. Brooklyn Law School; B.A. Cedar Crest College. Senior Counsel, Private Client Services Group, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Former Associate, Estates & Personal Clients Practice Group, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Former Law Clerk, Honorable Lois Bloom. Former Student Law Clerk, Gwertzman Lefkowitz

Robert Conrad (Full-Time)
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. Penney

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.

Diana Dessources
J.D. & B.A. Touro Law Center. Contract Attorney, COhen Wilstein Sellers & Toll. Former Contract Attorney, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Former Legal Analyst, ACI. Former Freelance Attorney, Private Clients

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

Edward Fritz
M.P.A. Long Island University; B.A. The University of the State of New York

Gavin Goldstein (Full-Time)
J.D. Brooklyn Law School; B.A. Syracuse University. Part-Time Associate, Goldstein & Goldstein. Adjunct Professor, Berkeley College. Former Associate, Lambert & Shackman, PLLC.

Monique Howard
M.S. and B.S. Long Island University. Coordinator/Facilitator of Cloud Computing Initiative & Course Management Systems, Long Island University. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Long Island University Brooklyn

Neil Hwang
M.S. University of Massachusetts; M.B.A. MIT Sloan School of Management; M.P.A. Harvard University; B.A. Weber State University. Instructor, Pacific College, Manhattan College. Senior Financial Planning & Analysis, M&A Consultant, Advance Finance Group. Former Associate, McKinsey & Company

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

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 (Full-Time)
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

John Keane
M.B.A. St. John’s University; B.A. Georgetown University; International Business Program, Oxford University. Executive Director, The Bauer Media Group, Inc. Former Executive Director (Marketing), House and Garden Magazine

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

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

Nicole Kirpalani (Full-Time), Associate Chair, Marketing, Management, & Finance Department
Ph.D. City University of New York; M.S. and M.B.A., Hofstra University; B.B.A. Cooperative State University Germany. Former Product Line Financial Analyst, Hewlett-Packard; Former Marketing Assistant Irmscher International.

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

Ingrid Marshall
Ph.D. North Central University; M.S. & B.B.A. Pace University. Adjunct Faculty Professor, Monroe College. Former Senior Controller, RBC Capital Markets. Former Senior Investment Accounting, Reporting Analyst, TIAA-CREF

Joseph Marutollo
J.D. Pace University, School of Law; B.S. Fordham University. Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel.

Erin McKinstry
Ed.D. and M.B.A. St. John’s University; B.S. Fordham University. Adjunct Professor, Garden City Adult Continuing Education. Teacher of Business Education classes, Garden City High School

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

Tarshene Miller-Greaves
M.B.A. Long Island University; B.A. Ithaca College. Assistant Adjunct Professor, Long Island University. Senior Adjunct Lecturer, St. Francis College

Nicole Mussenden
M.B.A. J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University; B.Eng. Stevens Institute of Technology. Former Director of Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Fox Networks. Former Director of Strategic Alliances, Business Development Department, eCountries.com. Former Director of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, priceline.com

Shelly J. Nicholas
M.B.A. University of Connecticut;  B.B.A. Fordham University. Business Communications Instructor, Year Up/CCRI.  Former Marketing Project Manager, Entrepreneurs’ Organization.  Former Senior Account Manager, Seedco/NYC Dept. of Small Business Services.  Former E-Marketing Manager, Yoga Direct

Julia Nomee
M.S. Pace University; B.S. University of Connecticut. Lecturer, Pace University;.Multimedia T4 Teacher, Brooklyn Public Library. Former Operator, Show and Tell Productions

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.

Ionie Pierce
Ph.D. Capella University; M.P.S. & B.S. Brooklyn College. Part-Time Instructor, Brooklyn College. Instructor, Professional Business College. Former Accounting & Computer Department Manager, James Management Services. Former Accounting Supervisor, Wertheim Schroder & Co. Inc.

Eve Proper (Full-Time)
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University; M.A. Indiana University; B.A. Case Western Reserve University. Co-author of Professors Behaving Badly: Faculty Misconduct in Graduate Teaching (Johns Hopkins Press, 2011).

Robert Romano
J.D. Loyola University School of Law; M.S. Columbia University; B.S. Southern Connecticut State University. General Counsel, RISE International Sports Enterprises. Arbitrator, the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. Former General Counsel/President, The Romano Sports Entertaining Agency, LLC. Former Director of Sports Management/Assistant Professor, Mercy College. Former Faculty Advisor/Adjunct Professor, St. John’s University School of Law

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

Edward Santiago
D.B.A. School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Universidad del Turabo; M.B.A. University of Phoenix; B.B.A. School of Business Administration, Universidad Metropolitana

Arthur Sherwood
M.B.A. Northeastern University; B.S. The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania); Managing Partner, Scent id, LLC. Former Senior Vice President, Coty 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 Wall Coverings

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

Ira Stolzenberg
M.B.A. Baruch College; B.S. Brooklyn College 

Anna Tsipenyuk
M.S. University of Kiev, Ukraine. Adjunct Professor, Berkeley College, ASA College - Division of Computer Technology. Former Lawson Programmer, NBTY

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

Kenneth Weinstein (Full-Time)
M.B.A. Hofstra University; M.S. and B.A. CUNY Lehman College. Former Mentor & Adjunct Professor for the Business Program, CUNY School of Professional Studies; Former Director of Product Marketing, Honeywell

Rahul D. Zala
M.B.A. and B.A. LIM College.  Operations Analyst, Alexander Wang Inc. Former Staff Accountant & Operations Coordinator, Shayonara Inc. Former Accounts, Operation & Marketing Assistant, RK Uniforms, 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

Laurel Lueders, Chair, Visual Merchandising Department
M.F.A. School of Visual Arts; B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Former Textile and Accessories Designer, Galerie Hoelle

Christine Belich
B.A. University of St. Thomas. Former Vice President of Visual Planning, Former Executive Creative Director, Sony Style. Former Visual Planning & Presentation Manager, Former Fashion Coordinator, Former Assistant Manager of Visual Merchandising, Neiman Marcus

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

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 (Full-Time)
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.

Karen Oleson
B.F.A. Pratt Institute. Creative Principal, Hambrecht Oleson Design Associates. Former Vice President/Creative Director, FRCH. Former Senior Project Designer, Bloomingdale’s. Former Adjunct Professor, Pratt Institute

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

Monica Rakocy
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)

Marjorie Lee Woo (Full-Time), Associate Chair, Visual Merchandising Department
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


Board of Directors

William J. Borner, Esq., Chairman
President, Talyarps Corporation

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

Sally A. Crawford ‘75
Former Vice President and Merchandise Manager, Robinson’s, May Co., Nike, The Broadway, and Macy’s

Patty Farmer ‘76

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

Jay R. Horowitz, CPA PFS
Registered Investment Advisor, Gateway Advisory Services, LLC

Elizabeth S. Marcuse, D.C.S.
President, LIM College

Nancy Marcuse Marshall
Co-Founder, The Rapunzel Project. Former Executive, Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods

Bill Reichblum
CEO, Woodstock Music Lab

Gail E. Rothwell ‘71
Board President, The Retreat (East Hampton, N.Y.). Former President, Nine West Footwear

Stefan L Shaffer, Esq.
Managing Partner, SPP Capital Partners, LLC