Oct 26, 2021  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Administration

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

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


President’s Cabinet and College Council

President’s Cabinet

Christopher E. Barto
Vice President for Student Finance
B.A. Cornell University

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

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

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

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

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

Pamela Linton
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
M.P.A. Columbia University; B.A. Boston College

Michael P. Londrigan
Vice President for Academic Affairs
M.B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University; B.S. St. Peter’s College

Thomas J. McDonald
Vice President for Administration/Chief Accountability Officer
J.D. New York Law School; M.Ed. University of Texas at Austin; B.A. State University of New York at New Paltz

Maurice Morency
Chief Technology Officer
B.S. Manhattan College

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

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

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

College Council

Jonathan Abreu
Manager of Facilities
A.S. Bronx Community College

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

Adeline Affonso
Director of Admissions
M.B.A. Keller Graduate School of Management; B.A. State University at Albany

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

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

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

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

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

Maura La Hara
Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
B.B.A. LIM College

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

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

Jennifer K. Luciano
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
M.S. and B.S. New York Institute of Technology

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

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

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

Thomas J. McDonald
Vice President for Administration/Chief Accountability Officer
J.D. New York Law School; M.Ed. University of Texas at Austin; B.A. State University of New York at New Paltz

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

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

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

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


Full-Time Faculty

Arts & Sciences Department

Daniel Chaskes, Acting Chair, Arts & Sciences Department
Ph.D. University of British Columbia; M.A. University College London

Andrew Cotto
M.F.A. New School of General Studies; B.A. Lynchburg College

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

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

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

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

Kikuno Nonoyama
M.A. Columbia University; B.A. Hunter College

Elizabeth Sweibel
M.A. Manhattan College; M.F.A. Maine College of Art; B.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art; B.A. University of Florida


Fashion Merchandising Department

Terry Allan Burstein, Chair, Fashion Merchandising Department
Ph.D. Northcentral University; M.F.A. The New School; B.S. University of Bridgeport. Previous professional positions: Director, Global Development Center, Avon Products, Inc. Group Brand Manager, Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company. Manager, International Marketing and Planning, Parfums Stern, Inc.

Nancy Miller, Associate Chair, Fashion Merchandising Department
M.Ed. Northcentral University; B.S. Syracuse University; A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Previous professional positions: Account Manager, Royal Carolina Corp. Senior Sales Manager, Waverly Textile Processing. Merchandising Director, Doctor Denton Childrenswear. Product Manager, Kingsley Manufacturing Corporation

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

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

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

Marla Greene
M.B.A. Lubin Graduate School of Business, Pace University; B.S. State University of New York at Buffalo. Previous professional positions: Merchandise Manager, Liz Claiborne Outlet Stores. Buyer, Bare Necessities, Belk Store Services, Kids R Us

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

Sally Shapiro
M.S. New York University; B.A. State University of New York College at New Paltz. Previous professional positions: Market Specialist, The Doneger Group. Senior Account Manager, Cyrk, Inc. Sales Director, Private Label Division, Farah USA. Product Manager, Frederick Atkins


Marketing, Management & Finance Department 

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. Previous professional positions: Trainer, Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Network Contracting Manager and Care Management Manager, HORIZON Behavioral Services

Nicole Kirpalani, 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. Previous professional positions: Product Line Financial Analyst, Hewlett-Packard; Marketing Assistant, Irmscher International

Gayathri Banavara
M.S. Mercy College; B.A. University of Delhi. Previous professional positions: Founder/Consultant, Kanaka Designs, LLC. Private Label Product Manager - Sourcing and Product Development, Kahn Lucas Lancaster Inc. Special Projects and Product Manager - Roots Canada

Robert Conrad
M.B.A. St. Peter’s University; B.S. Villanova University. Previous professional positions: Senior Vice President - Design and Product Development, Limited Brands, Inc. President - Modern and Classic Accessories, Liz Claiborne, Inc. Account Executive, Revlon, Inc. Assistant Buyer, J.C. Penney

Gavin Goldstein
J.D. Brooklyn Law School; B.A. Syracuse University. Part-time Associate, Goldstein & Goldstein

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.

Rudolph Lalak
Ph.D. Trident University International; M.B.A. Iona College; B.S. Fordham University. Advanced Professional Certificate - Taxation, New York University. Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager. Former Financial Director, JP Morgan Chase

Eve Proper
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University; M.P.A. and M.A. Indiana University; B.A. Case Western Reserve University 

Kenneth Weinstein
M.B.A. Hofstra University; M.S. and B.A. CUNY Lehman College. Former Director of Marketing, Honeywell International


Visual Merchandising Department

Laurel Lueders, Chair, Visual Merchandising Department
M.F.A. School of Visual Arts; M.S. and B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previous professional positions: Textile/Accessories Designer and Gallery Director, Galerie Hoelle 3, Germany. Exhibition Coordinator and Designer, Gallery of Design, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Patti Jordan
M.F.A. Montclair State University; B.F.A Pratt Institute. Previous professional positions: Designer, Fox News Channel, Sat.1 News (Germany), CNBC TV

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


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


*For a complete listing of all current LIM College faculty and staff members in all departments and offices, please refer to: www.limcollege.edu/directory