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What you’ll find at Union Graduate College is a dynamic, vibrant academic community, rooted in the liberal arts tradition, with a dedicated faculty who will not only teach you but mentor you through highly progressive programs designed to give you the edge in today’s competitive market.
Collectively, our faculty members offer a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from 1) prior work experience with top-level international companies, 2) actively completing research leading to articles published in both academic and trade journals, 3) assisting companies (local, national, and international) with problems in either a consulting capacity or advisory capacity (with student teams) , 4) occasions where companies have enlisted them as expert witness, and 5) dealing with current issues related to their employment in non-faculty occupations.

Alan Belasen

Participating Professor
(518) 631-9890
belasena@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, State University of New York at Albany, 1987
MA, Hebrew University, Israel, 1981
BA, Hebrew University, Israel, 1979 

Ariel  Belasen

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
abelase@siue.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2008
MA, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2004
BS, Cornell University, 2001 

Amy Bloom

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
amy@simonbloom.net
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Advanced Degrees:

MPH. West Virginia University, WV 2000
BA, Haverford College, PA 1994 

Alan Bowman

Professor and Associate Dean, School of Management
(518) 631-9887
bowmana@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, Cornell University, 1990
MS, Cornell University, 1989
MBA, Arizona State University, 1986
BS, Arizona State University, 1980 

Jay Carlson

Associate Professor of Marketing
(518) 631-9888
carlsonj@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D, University of South Carolina, 2001
MBA, Minnesota State University at Moorhead, 1997
BS, Ferris State University, 1992 

Mel Chudzik

Participating Professor
(518) 631-9889
chudzikm@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

MS, Long Island University, 1970
BS, University of Buffalo, 1957 

John Cococcia

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
jacvc1@gmail.com
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Advanced Degrees:

MBA, RPI, 1999
BS, RPI 1994 

John DeJoy

Associate Professor
518-631-9885
dejoyj@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Post-Doc, University of Florida, 2010
Ph.D./M.S. Adult Ed/Ed Admin, University of Idaho, 1998/‘94
M.B.A., Marist College, 2005
CPA, 1990 NYS  

Necip Doganaksoy

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
doganakn@mail.uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D., Administrative & Engineering Systems
Applied Statistics 1989
Union Graduate College  

David Dussault

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
dwdussault@dhaenergy.com
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Advanced Degrees:

MBA, Union Graduate College
2009
BA, Union College, 2009 

Dan Eno

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
deno@nycap.rr.com
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, Statistics, Virginia Tech, 1999
MS, Statistics (1996) and Mathematics (1993), Virginia Tech
BA, Physics and Mathematics, 1991 

Zhilan Feng

Associate Professor, Finance
518-631-9891
fengz@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, Business Administration (Finance), University of Connecticut, 2003
MBA, 2001
BS, Applied Mechanics, Fudan University, 1989 

Jim Gavin

Participating Professor
518-631-9890
gavinj@mail.uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

MS, Accounting, University at Albany, 1997
BS, Mathematics, Clarkson University, 1975 

Ira Haimowitz

Adjunct Professor
917-960-6866
haimowii@mail.uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
MS, Cambridge University, 1989
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988 

Richard Honen

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
RHonen@phillipslytle.com
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Advanced Degrees:

J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 1985
BA, State University at Albany, 1982 

John Huppertz

Associate Professor and Chair, MBA Health Care Management
(518) 631-9892
huppertj@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D., Social Psychology, Syracuse University, 1978
M.A., Social Psychology, Syracuse University, 1976
A.B., English, Xavier University, 1973 

Hugh Johnson

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
hjohnson@hjadvisors.com
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Advanced Degrees:

M.A. from Southern Methodist University
A.B. from Dartmouth College  

Harry Kabalian

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
Harry.Kabalian@globalfoundries.com
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Advanced Degrees:

MBA, Union Graduate College, 2009
BA, Siena, 1990 

Bret Kauffman

Adjunct Professor of Management
518-281-5259
bret.kauffman@sabic-ip.com
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Advanced Degrees:

MBA, Union College, 1991
BS, Industrial Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984 

Jim Lambrinos

Professor of Economics
(518) 631-9893
lambrinj@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, Economics, Rutgers University, 1979
MA, Economics, Rutgers University, 1977
BA, Economics and Mathematics, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1975 

Leo Lichtig

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
lichtigl@mail.uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D. RPI, 1976
MS, RPI, 1974
BS, RPI, 1974 

Joe McDonald

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9869
mcdonalj@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

MBA, Union College, 1996
BS University of Albany, 1987 

James Murtagh

Adjunct Professor
(518) 631-9890
jmurtagh@siena.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, Finance, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1998
MBA, University of Northern Colorado, 1987
BS, United States Military Academy, 1982 

Bela Musits

Dean, School of Management
518-631-9925
musitsb@mail.uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1979
MS, Mechanical Engineering, RPI, 1976
BS, Mechanical Engineering, RPI, 1975 

Anne Nafziger

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
nafzigea@mail.uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, Umeå University, Sweden, 2006
MHS, Johns Hopkins University, 1990
MD, Case Western Reserve University, 1984
BA, Biology, Goshen College, 1979 

Jane Oppenlander

Participating Professor
(518) 631-9905
oppenlaj@uniongraduatecollege..edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D., Union College, 1986
M.S., Statistics, University of Vermont, 1979
B.S., Education/ B.A., Mathematics, University of Vermont, 1979 

Peter Otto

Associate Professor
Chair, MS in Healthcare Data Analytics

518-631-9895
ottop@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D., Information Science and Systems, University at Albany, 2002
MBA, Graduate School of Business Administration, Zurich, Switzerland, and University at Albany, 1995 

Michele Paludi

Participating Professor
(518) 631-9890
paludim@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, Experimental Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1980
MA, Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1978
BS, Psychology, Union College, 1976 

Maneechit Pattanapanchai

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
moongaw@yahoo.com
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Advanced Degrees:

MA, Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Bachelor of Business Administration, Thammasat University, Bangkok Thailand
 

Dean Poeth

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
dpoeth@nycap.rr.com
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Advanced Degrees:

PhD, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Penn State University, 1993 

Paul Scimeca

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
scimecap@mail.uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Sage College, Masters
NYU
B.A. Planning
1984, Graduate Cum Laude 

Gerald Shaye

Adjunct Professor
(518) 388-9890
gshaye@hotmail.com
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Advanced Degrees:

MBA, Public Accounting, Columbia University 

Mandeep Sidhu

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
SidhuM@mail.amc.edu

Advanced Degrees:

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2003 MBA, Tufts University, 1999 BSc, Tufts University,  

Nick Smirensky

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
nicksmirensky@gmail.com
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Advanced Degrees:

CFA, 2002
M.A. 1985, Columbia University
BA 1983, Columbia University
 

Robert Smith

Participating Professor
(518) 631-9890
smithr@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

MPS, New School for Social Research, 1987
MS, Medical Biology, C.W. Post College, 1980
BS, Biology, Brooklyn College, 1974 

Amber Stephenson

Assistant Professsor
518-631-9894
stephena@mail.uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D. , Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013
M.P.H, West Chester University, 2005
B.S., Ursinus College, 2003 

Carl Strang

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
strangc@mail.uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ed.D.Sage Graduate College, May 2012
MS, SUNY Albany, 1987
BA, Union College, 1983  

Martin A. Strosberg

Professor of Management , School of Management
(518) 631-9896
strosbem@uniongraduatecollege.edu
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Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.P.H., University of California at Berkeley
MA, University of California at Berkeley, 1969 

Karen Valle

Adjunct Professor
(518) 631-9890
kvalle@tcgclegal.com
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Advanced Degrees:

JD, St. John’s University, 1976
LLM, Taxation, New York University, 1980
BS, Accounting, St. John’s University, 1973 

Ken Williams

Adjunct Professor
518-631-9890
kwilliams5@nycap.rr.com
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Advanced Degrees:

MS, Accounting & Finance, Clarkson University
BS, Accounting, Finance and Law, Clarkson University 

Melissa  Zambri

Adjunct Professor
(518) 631-9890
MZambri@barclaydamon.com
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Advanced Degrees:

JD/ MBA, Albany Law School/ Union College, 1998
BS, Finance, Siena College, 1994 

 


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