New Professors: Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Assistant Professor Ioannis Kareklas ’03, Assistant Professor Victoria Kisekka and Associate Professor Bill Wales.

Assistant Professor Ioannis Kareklas ’03, Assistant Professor Victoria Kisekka and Associate Professor Bill Wales.

Bill Wales

Standish Professor of Entrepreneurship

“We are not simply going to talk about entrepreneurship, we are going to learn about value creation by doing it. I expect students to be ready to dive in and experiment with their ideas and to be up to the challenge of building and starting something meaningful.”

  • Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, management with a specialization in entrepreneurship
  • M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, industrial and management engineering
  • B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, information technology
  • Research interests: Corporate entrepreneurship, firm-level strategic behavior, social entrepreneurship

Victoria Kisekka

Information Technology
Management/Digital Forensics

“I was attracted to UAlbany by the diversity of students and faculty. I feel at home here and see myself being here long-term. I appreciate the strong emphasis on the student, ensuring that they learn and have the careers that
they are trained for.”

  • Ph.D. University at Buffalo, management science and systems
  • M.S. Drexel University, information systems
  • B.S. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, computer science
  • Research interests: Information assurance, organizational resilience, healthcare information technologies and disaster response and recovery

Ioannis Kareklas ’03


“I am an alum! Returning to UAlbany truly feels like returning home. My degrees from UAlbany opened many doors for me, and I want to give back to the school that gave me so much.”

  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut, business administration with a concentration in marketing
  • MBA Binghamton University, concentration in marketing
  • B.S. University at Albany, business with a concentration in marketing/B.A. communication
  • Research interests: Advertising effectiveness, sensory perception, and public policy issues related to pro-social behaviors

Stephanie Black


“My goal in life is to always improve my village. Although I am but one individual, I believe that it is important for each of us to try to improve the world around us and strive to make a difference in the lives of others. I hope to impact the lives of others through my research as well as my teaching.”

  • Ph.D. University of Texas at San Antonio, management
  • MBA/MIM Thunderbird School of Global Management, international business
  • B.A. Southern Methodist University, foreign languages, history and business
  • Research interests: Social networks, innovation, institutional environments, dynamic capabilities and