School of Business Faculty


Michael J. Murphy, Dean of the School of Business
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Management Science

B.A., Northwestern University; M.B.A., SUNY Albany; Certificate of Advanced Studies, Pace University; Ph.D. Candidate: Stevens Institute of Technology 
Contact Professor Murphy: 845-398-4118 or [email protected]

Christine Cahill, Assistant Dean of the School of Business
Associate Professor of Business Administration

B.A., SUNY Binghamton; J.D., Indiana University School of Law 
Contact Professor Cahill: 845-398-4121 or [email protected]

Pamela Derfus, Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Maryland 
Contact Dr. Derfus: 845-398-4122 or [email protected]

Deirdre Engels, Associate Professor of Marketing
B.A., Dickinson College; M.B.A., Fordham University; D.P.S., Pace University 
Contact Dr. Engels: 845-398-4115 or [email protected]

Angela McDonnell, Instructor of Hospitality Management
B.A., De Monfort University, UK; Post Graduate Certificate, University of Wolverhampton, UK;
Masters of Arts Business Administration, University of Birmingham, UK; Post Graduate Diploma, Durham University, UK
Contact Professor McDonnell: 845-398-4111 or [email protected]

Meghan Mihal, Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., B.S., Albright College; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University 
Contact Dr. Mihal: 845-398-4117 or [email protected]

Mariellen Murphy-Holahan, Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., SUNY Albany; M.B.A., Long Island University; C.P.A.
Contact Professor Murphy-Holahan: 845-398-4112 or [email protected]

Nikolas Papavlassopulos, Professor of Finance and Business Administration
B.S., M.A., City College, City University of New York; Ph.D., City University of New York
Contact Dr. Papavlassopulos: 845-398-4119 or [email protected] 

Eric Schaffer, Instructor of Sport Management
B.S., Monmouth University; M.A., Montclair State University; ABD, United States Sports Academy
Contact Prof. Schaffer: [email protected]

Rossen Trendafilov, Assistant Professor of Finance

B.S., College of Mount St. Vincent; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University 
Contact Dr. Trendafilov: 845-398-4113 or [email protected]

Barbara Vano, Assistant Professor of Sports Management Studies
A.A.S., SUNY Farmingdale; B.S., M.A., Adelphi University, Additional Studies, Adelphi University
Contact Professor Vano: 845-398-4058 or [email protected] 


Barbara Donn, Professor of Accounting
Maureen Kelleher, Professor of Business Administration & Law
Roger Levy, Professor of International Studies
Helen McGowan, Professor of Accounting and Finance
Ronald Smith, Professor of Accounting and Finance


Ralph Armenta, Finance & Economics
B.A., Catholic University; M.B.A., Pace University; M.S. Finance, Baruch

John Azarian, Entrepreneurship, Marketing
B.S., Farleigh Dickinson University

Parbati Bhattacharya, Accounting
B.B.A./M.B.A., Calcutta University; M.S., Taxation, Pace University, C.P.A

Shauna Butler, Accounting
B.S., Manhattan College, C.P.A.

Kara Codio, Marketing
B.S., Long Island University, M.B.A., Iona College

Joel Cohn, Management
B.A., SUNY Binghamton; M.A., University of Notre Dame, D.M., University of Phoenix

Jeanmarie Cooney, Accounting
B.B.A., Iona College; C.P.A.

Vin Crapanzano, Marketing
A.A., Rockland Community College; B.A., M.B.A., St. Thomas Aquinas College; Additional Studies, Iona College

Kathy Culla, Business Administration
B.A., Manhattanville College; M.B.A., Iona College

William Czander, Management
B.A., City College of New York; Ph.D., New York University

Thayer Draper, Management
B.A., Wagner College; M.B.A., St. John’s University; Ph.D., Nova University

Paul Dublanyk, Business Administration
B.S., New York University; M.B.A., Manhattan College

Kenneth Flug, Accounting
B.S., University of Hartford; M.B.A., Adelphi University; M.S., Accounting

Mary Gettler, Accounting
B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College; New York; M.B.A., Iona College

Stanley Herman, International Studies
B.S., Purdue University; M.B.A., Columbia University

Robert Koob, Business Administration
B.A., Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Joseph J. Lavin, Economics and Business Administration
B.S., Manhattan College; M.B.A., Seton Hall University; M.E.S., University of Pennsylvania

William Madden, Media & Sports Management
B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College

Lorne Marcus, Sports Management
B.A., SUNY Cortland; M.S., Sports Administration; J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law

Michael McManus, Sports Management
B.S., Mercy College; M.S., St. Thomas of Villanova University

Bruce Orenstein, Finance
B.A., SUNY New Paltz; M.S.Ed., Iona College; Ed.D., St. John’s University; M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Laurence F. O’Connell, Statistics, Economics
B.S., Manhattan College; M.B.A., Fordham University; M.S. Management & Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.A., Ph.D. Economics, The New School of Social Research

Carrie Pidgeon, Marketing
B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College; M.B.A., Fordham University

Lori Anne Rahaim, Sports Management
B.S., University of Vermont; M.A. Education, St. Michaels College

John Shari, Marketing
B.S., Rutgers University; M.B.A., New York Institute of Technology

Vito Valentini, Accounting
B.S., Accounting, Wagner College

Robert Van Pelt, Accounting
BBA Accounting, Pace University; M.B.A. Finance, Iona College

Amir N. Zamani, Finance
M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Columbia University