Business Administration Faculty

    Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky

    Director, Division of Business Administration, Assistant Professor

    Email: i.rudolph-shabinsky@dc.edu
    Phone: 845-848-4023
    Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
    Area(s) of Specialization: Marketing, Finance, Investments, Sports Management

    Education:

    B.A., Cornell University (Economics and Soviet/East European Studies)
    M.B.A., Columbia University (Marketing and Finance)
    CFA, Chartered Financial Analysts Institut

    Experience:

    Senior Vice President, AllianceBernstein – held various senior roles over a 27-year career at AB, including senior portfolio manager, head of business development and co-head of global marketing. Prior to AB, he worked at AIG focusing on new product development and at Kwasha-Lipton as an actuarial analyst.

    Director of Rockland Rowing Association, a not-for-profit community program for youth and adults.

    Author and co-author for many investment-related articles, including “Beyond Interest Rate Anticipation: Strategies for Adding Value in Fixed Income” (2000) and “Assigning a Duration to Inflation-Protected Bonds” (1999), both published in the Financial Analysts Journal. He also wrote “Managed Synthetics,” (1998) published in The Handbook of Stable Value Investing, and “LDI: Reducing Downside Risk with Global Bonds” (2012), published in The Journal of Investing.

        Russell Diaz

        Executive Director of IT, Academic Technology Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor

        Email: Russell.diaz@dc.edu
        Phone: 845-848-4048
        Office Location: Casey Hall-IT Department
        Areas of Specialization: Exec. Director of IT, Academic Technology Coordinator, and Adjunct Instructor

        Education:

        A.A.S Academy of Aeronautics Queens NY, Major in Electronics
        B.S. Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry NY, Major Computer Information Systems
        M.S. Marist College, Poughkeepsie NY, Major Computer Information Systems

        Work Experience:

        • Bear, Diagnostics Division Tarrytown NY, 5 years as an electronics technician
        • Bear, Diagnostics Division Tarrytown NY, ten years as a software engineer in R&D
        • Bear, Diagnostics Division Tarrytown NY, 3years as a Network administrator
        • GreategMacbeth, New Windsor NY, ten years managing IT services in 5 US sites
        • Dominican College, Orangeburg NY, 9 years as Executive Director of IT, 5 years as an adjunct instructor, 1year as Academic Technology Coordinator

            Jerrold Fleisher

            Lecturer in Business Administration

            Contact Information:

            Email: Jerrold.fleisher@dc.edu
            Phone: 845-398-7788
            Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
            Areas of Specialization: Business Law I & II and International Law

            Education:

            B.A., Union College
            L.L.B., Albany Law School
            J.D., Albany Law School 

            Work Experience:

            Professor Jerrold Fleisher graduated Union College and Albany Law School. He entered private practice and then started a legal research service for attorneys. He now operates Research Associates on a full time basis as well as teaching in the Business Administration Division on law related courses.

                Michael Hoffman

                Instructor of Accounting

                Phone: (845) 848-4022
                Cell Phone: (914) 413-9725
                Email: michael.hoffman@dc.edu

                B.S. Accounting – Fairfield University
                M.B.A. Finance – Fordham University
                C.P.A. New York State

                Work Experience:

                Public accounting Eisner, Grant Thornton – senior audit manager
                Lecroy – Director of financial reporting
                Ziff Davis Media – Corporate controller
                Parisi Sports Inc. – Chief Financial Officer
                Major League Soccer – Controller

                Prior Teaching Experience:

                Adjunct accounting professor St. Thomas Aquinas MBA program.

                Mike lives in West Nyack with his wife and two children and is involved in a number of community organizations including being a member of the West Nyack Little League board of directors for the past nine years.

                    Donald K. Hsu, Ph.D.

                    Associate Professor of CIS and International Management

                    Email: Don.hsu@dc.edu
                    Phone: 845-848-4025
                    Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
                    Areas of Specialization: CIS/MIS, Certificate Programs and International Mgt.

                    Education:

                    B.S. Taiwan Cheng Kung University
                    M.S. Fordham University
                    Ph. D., Fordham University

                    Work Experience:

                    Dr. Donald Hsu has earned a PhD from Fordham University, was the Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University and Columbia University.  At Felician College, Dr. Hsu founded the Computer Science Department, served as the Chief Information Officer, and received hundreds of thousands of dollars in computer grants from the State of New Jersey.

                    At Dominican College, he was the Director of Business Division for six years, managing 7 full-time and 35 part-time MBAs and PhD staff. He consults with 5 CEOs in New York area companies. He is the president of Chinese American Scholars Association (CASA), a non-profit firm in NYC.  CASA ran 17 successful E-Leader conferences in Asia and Europe since 2006. He is 1% top rank all-star at the Linkedin social network, with 5,000+ global business partners and clients.

                        Clare Pennino, Ph.D.

                        Associate Professor, Business Administration

                        Email: clare.pennino@dc.edu
                        Phone: 845-848-4019
                        Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
                        Area(s) of Specialization: Business Administration and Management

                        Education:

                        B.A., Fordham University
                        M.B.A., Iona College
                        Ph.D., New York University

                        Work Experience:

                        Author of various journal articles and college textbook supplements
                        Former corporate manager at AT& T, BellSouth, MCI

                            Philip J. Sciame

                            Assistant Professor of Computer Science

                            Email: phil.sciame@dc.edu
                            Phone: 845-848-4021
                            Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
                            Areas of Specialization: CIS/MIS and Computer Certificate Programs
                            B.S. Manhattan College
                            M.S. Fairleigh Dickinson University
                            M.B.A. Iona College

                            Work Experience:

                            • Dominican College
                            • Long Island University
                            • Fairleigh Dickinson University
                            • Bergen Community College
                            • Dwight Morrow High School
                            • Insurance Services Organization
                            • Citibank
                            • CBS Records

                                John Spillner

                                Assistant Professor of Business Administration

                                Email: john.spillner@dc.edu
                                Cell Phone: 340-626-8369
                                Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
                                Areas of Specialization: Economics, Finance, and Management

                                B.B.A. Pace University
                                M.B.A. New York University
                                Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA)

                                John studied at Pace University (BBA in Accountancy Practice) and New York University’s Stern School of Management (MBA in Business Economics), along with additional doctoral graduate studies in economics, business, and education at New York University.

                                He holds a Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA), granted him upon examination by the Institute of Management Accountants in 1972.

                                Work Experience:

                                John’s business experience includes positions as a corporate officer in the advertising industry (Vice President—Finance of Euro-Advertising Holding Company, BV, an international group of advertising agencies based in the Netherlands; Corporate Assistant Treasurer of J. W. Thompson Company—JWT, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies). He also has small business experience in real estate management.

                                John brings his business and international experience to the classroom. He primarily teaches economics, but has also taught numerous courses in finance, accounting, and management at the college level during the course of fifty years.  He has taught at Dominican since 1996 and was Business Administration Division Director for seven years; prior to that he was a tenured faculty member at Pace University and taught as a visiting Professore at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland.

                                A native of the Bronx, John has taught, worked, and travelled in Europe and elsewhere. He lives in Westchester County, NY, when teaching at Dominican and spends his remaining time in the U. S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas), where his wife resides and works as a Registered Nurse.

                                    Victoria Szerko

                                    Assistant Professor of Business Administration

                                    Email: vicky.szerko@dc.edu
                                    Phone: 845-848-4028
                                    Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
                                    Areas of Specialization: Management, Marketing, Business Administration

                                    Education:

                                    B.A. Barnard College
                                    M.B.A. Columbia University Graduate School of Business

                                    Work Experience:

                                    Vicky Szerko received her BA in Political Science from Barnard College and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.  Prior to her teaching career Professor Szerko worked in advertising and product management at Ogilvey & Mather, Grey Advertising and A&W Beverages, and also produced sports documentaries for Conrad Television Associates in the UK.  Professor Szerko’s interests center on behavioral economics and big data for marketing applications.

                                        Denice Tomassetti

                                        Email: denice.tomassetti@dc.edu
                                        Phone: 845-848-4020
                                        Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division