Business Administration Faculty

    Matthew Coyne

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    Phone: 845-848-4023
    Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
    Areas of Specialization: Accounting and Finance


    B.B.A., Iona College
    M.B.A., Long Island University
    C.P.A., New York

    Work Experience:

    Matt Coyne is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Division of Business Administration. Professor Coyne has been a member of the Business Administration faculty of Dominican College since 1984. He joined the faculty after a ten-year career in public accounting as an Audit Manager and previous to that as a Corporate Controller in private accounting.

    In addition, Professor Coyne continues to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, consultant in the areas of individual and corporate taxation. He is also a financial advisor, consulting with clients to plan and manage retirement funds, college savings plans, and various other financial matters.  His continuing accounting and financial practice experience enriches his teaching.

    Matt also serves his community by appearing as a speaker for various school and church groups and has served as member on various community boards.

        Clare Pennino, Ph.D.

        Director, Division of Business Administration and Associate Professor, Business Administration

        Phone: 845-848-4019
        Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
        Area(s) of Specialization: Business Administration and Management


        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

            Russell Diaz

            Executive Director of IT, Academic Technology Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor

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


            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

                John Gann

                Assistant Professor of Computer Science

                Phone: 845-848-4024
                Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
                Areas of Specialization: CIS/MIS and Computer Certificate Programs


                A.A.S. Rockland Community College
                B.B.A. Pace University
                M.S. Computer Science Marist College
                Various C.E.U.s in Computer Technology

                Work Experience:

                • Orange and Rockland Utilities, Various Computer Management Positions
                • City of Yonkers, M.I.S. Administrator
                • City of Peekskill, I.T. Consultant
                • M.I. S. Computer Consulting-Owner/President
                • Rockland County Community College-Adjunct Computer Science Professor
                • Orange County Community College-Adjunct Computer Science Professor
                • Dominican College of Blauvelt-Assistant Professor of Computer Science(1998)
                • Licensed N.Y.S. Real Estate Owner/Broker-Gann Realty Services

                John Gann has worked in the business and the computer profession all of his adult life as both a practitioner of Information Technology in various managerial positions and as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in Dominican College and Orange County Community College.

                A firm believer in Computer Literacy, John encourages students in college to develop the necessary business and computer skills required in today’s marketplace including obtaining a Personal Computer Certificate, becoming Certified  and not to be afraid of looking into technology related courses to satisfy their curiosity with the hope that their future jobs may be a step closer.

                John takes great pride in developing new computer related courses in keeping him current and to provide new technology topics for his students enabling them to be more marketable. Courses such as: Computer Forensics, Computer Data/Physical Security, Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, Computer Ethics, Animation Programming, Introduction to Office Technology, Programming for the Internet, Microsoft Excel-Business Applications, Help Desk Management, Android Phone Apps, a variety of one credit courses leading to certification and many others have been introduced to our student body. John also heavily contributed to the newly re-designed CIS program and courses for the college which is now offering various key CIS major concentrations.

                John has served on various college committees including the Faculty Affairs Committee and Freshman Directorate for many years. John was also the chair and one of the charter members of the college’s Academic(now-Instructional) Technology Committee always advocating for better IT results/solutions, effective teaching through computers in the classroom and computer lab essentials for students. John also sits on the Orange County Community College Business Board relating to business and industry representing Dominican College and was both the past-president and former Region 13 Secretary for the Data Processing Management Association(now AITP) and introducing the student computer DPMA chapter to the college. John is a member of the Cornwall Little League Hall of Fame and was the director and winning coach in the first few founding years of the girls softball fast pitch competition in Orange and Rockland Counties. He also holds a New York State Realtor’s  Broker’s license and is a professional member of the National Association of Realtors.

                    Donald K. Hsu, Ph.D.

                    Associate Professor of CIS and International Management

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


                    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.

                        Philip J. Sciame

                        Assistant Professor of Computer Science

                        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

                            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

                                Phone: 845-848-4028
                                Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
                                Areas of Specialization: Management, Marketing, Business Administration


                                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.

                                    Jerrold Fleisher

                                    Lecturer in Business Administration

                                    Contact Information:

                                    Phone: 845-398-7788
                                    Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
                                    Areas of Specialization: Business Law I & II and International Law


                                    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.

                                        Sarah Colgan

                                        Administrative Assistant

                                        Phone: 845-848-4020
                                        Office Location: Casey Hall-Business Administration Division
                                        Area of Specialization: Business Administration Division-Office Administration

                                        B.S. St. Peter’s College

                                        Work Experience:

                                        The Administrative Assistant of the Business Administration Division for several years, Sarah Colgan began her career at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in secretarial positions in the Aviation Department, the World Trade Department and the Career Development Division of Human Resources.

                                        While earning her bachelor degree in Management at St. Peter’s College, Sarah transitioned to an Operations Supervisor position at the World Trade Center Observation Deck and eventually went on to supervise an office staff as well as coordinate and administer payments for off-site management training programs for the Career Development Division of the Port Authority.

                                        After more than 15 years at the Port Authority, Sarah began another career as the mother of three sons.  During the child rearing years, Sarah volunteered in the PTA, holding positions of Treasurer and subsequently, President.  She also taught religious education classes at her parish for ten years and served as Vice President of the Congers Civic Association.

                                        She went on to teach a Nursery School class at Riverview Nursery School in Nyack, New York for three years before accepting her current position at Dominican College.

                                            Michael Hoffman

                                            Instructor of Accounting

                                            Phone: (845) 848-4022
                                            Cell Phone: (914) 413-9725

                                            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.