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Business
 


        Lisa E. Baranik

Lisa E. Baranik
School of Business
Assistant Professor
Department: Management


Expert in the following: Employee motivation; workplace mentoring relationships; employee stress; occupational health and well-being; human resource management in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Campus phone: 518-956-8324
Campus email: lbaranik@albany.edu



        Jacques Bastien

Jacques Bastien
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Lecturer
Department: Informatics


Expert in the following: Design; entrepreneurship; startups; social media; employment; finances (raising capital for business); blogging and writing; photography and video production
Campus phone: (347) 623-2548
Campus email: jbastien@albany.edu



        Rita Biswas

Rita Biswas
School of Business
Associate Professor
Department: Finance


Expert in the following: International corporate finance; international financial markets; macro-finance; cross-border valuation; mergers and acquisitions; emerging markets.
Campus phone: (518) 542-4651
Campus email: rbiswas@albany.edu



        William Brigham

William Brigham
School of Business
Director
Department: Small Business Development Center


Expert in the following: Business plans; e-commerce; marketing plans; licensing & regulations
Campus phone: 485-7647
Campus email: wbrigham@albany.edu



        Uday Chandra

Uday Chandra
School of Business
Associate Professor
Department: Accounting and Law


Expert in the following: Accounting for revenues; information flows around financing events; information content of accounting data.
Campus phone: (518) 956-8327
Campus email: uchandra (at) albany.edu



        Pinka Chatterji

Pinka Chatterji
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Economics


Expert in the following: Health economics
Campus phone: (518) 442-4746
Campus email: pchatterji@albany.edu



        InduShobha Chengalur-Smith

InduShobha Chengalur-Smith
School of Business
Associate Professor
Department: Information Technology Management


Expert in the following: Virtual communities; technology adoption and implementation; information quality and security
Campus phone: (518) 956-8315
Campus email: shobha@albany.edu



        Thomas J. Collura

Thomas J. Collura
School of Business
Director
Department: Accounting and Law


Expert in the following: Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation; individual, fiduciary, and pass-through entity (S corporation and partnership) income taxation; formation and governance of New York corporations and limited liability companies; business succession; planning and administration for trusts and estates.
Campus phone: (518) 433-2443
Campus email: tcollura@hodgsonruss.com



        Suraj Commuri

Suraj Commuri
School of Business
Associate Professor
Department: Marketing


Expert in the following: Household decision-making; brand counterfeiting; Internet word-of-mouth; consumer-generated content
Campus phone: (518) 227-0303
Campus email: scommuri@albany.edu



        Matthew P. Crayne

Matthew P. Crayne
School of Business
Assistant Professor
Department: Management


Expert in the following: leader error; micro and macro-organizational leadership processes, industrial-organizational psychology; management
Campus phone: 518-956-8371
Campus email: mcrayne@albany.edu



        Colby Creedon

Colby Creedon
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences


Expert in the following: Business Development; Technology Commercialization; Business Management; Market Research; Customer Discovery; Marketing; Product Development; Business Operations
Campus phone: 518-437-8705
Campus email: ccreedon@albany.edu



        Na Dai

Na Dai
School of Business
Associate Professor
Department: Finance


Expert in the following: Venture Capital and Private Equity; Financing of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Hedge Funds, Regulation and Governance.
Campus phone: 518-956-8358
Campus email: ndai@albany.edu



        Beth DuFault

Beth DuFault
School of Business
Assistant Professor
Department: Marketing


Expert in the following: Culture, change, and consumer behavior
Campus phone: 518-956-8389
Campus email: bdufault@albany.edu



        Kathy Enget

Kathy Enget
School of Business
Assistant Professor
Department: Accounting and Law


Expert in the following: Prevention and detection of financial fraud; proactive data analytics; continuous auditing; continuous monitoring
Campus phone: (518) 956-8190
Campus email: kenget@albany.edu



        Liyue Fan

Liyue Fan
School of Business
Assistant Professor


Expert in the following: Privacy-preserving data sharing; spatial/temporal databases; data stream management; anomaly detection.
Campus phone: 518-956-8323
Campus email: liyuefan@albany.edu



        Sanjay Goel

Sanjay Goel
School of Business
Professor
Department: Information Technology Management


Expert in the following: Information security; hacking; computer forensics; risk analysis; cybersecurity; wireless security; botnets (zombie computers); nanosensor networks; optimization
Campus phone: (518) 956-8323
Campus email: goel@albany.edu



        Matt Grattan

Matt Grattan
University at Albany


Expert in the following: Workforce Development, economic development, Start-UP NY, business development, community development, business incubation, business acceleration
Campus phone: (518) 956-8177
Campus email: mgrattan@albany.edu



        David Hochfelder

David Hochfelder
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: History


Expert in the following: History of U.S. business and technology; public history; history of information technology; history of the telegraph; Thomas Edison; electric power; savings and investment
Campus phone: (518) 442-5348
Campus email: dhochfelder@albany.edu



        Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes
School of Business
Director
Department: Accounting and Law


Expert in the following: Financial statement and internal control auditing; audit applications of natural language processing (NLP); data analytics; small, micro-business; not-for-profit accounting
Campus phone: (518) 283-3209
Campus email: mhughes@albany.edu



        Michael Jerison

Michael Jerison
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Economics


Expert in the following: Economics Nobel prize winners; cost benefit analysis and economic impact statements for government funded projects; tax systems and tax reform, flat tax, consumption tax, corporate income tax; price index and measurement of economic welfare; immigration policy; economic theory
Campus phone: (518) 442-4287
Campus email: mjerison@albany.edu



        Richard D. Johnson

Richard D. Johnson
School of Business
Associate Professor
Department: Management


Expert in the following: Human Resource Information Systems; e-learning; psychological and sociological impacts of technology; psychology and computer use; motivation; the Digital Divide; managing millennials
Campus phone: 442-3020
Campus email: rjohnson@albany.edu



        Ioannis Kareklas

Ioannis Kareklas
School of Business
Assistant Professor
Department: Marketing


Expert in the following: Prosocial Behavior; Advertising Effectiveness; Sensory Perception; Public Health; Organic Consumption
Campus phone: (518) 956-8373
Campus email: ikareklas@albany.edu



        Aleksandra Kovacheva

Aleksandra Kovacheva
School of Business
Assistant Professor
Department: Marketing


Expert in the following: Consumer behavior; marketing strategy; purchase decisions under risk and uncertainty; surprise products; group experiences; effort and control in consumer decision making; marketing analytics; marketing research; use of eye-tracking in marketing.
Campus phone: (518) 956-8372
Campus email: akovacheva@albany.edu



        Jungwon Kuem

Jungwon Kuem
School of Business
Assistant Professor
Department: Information Technology Management


Expert in the following: Information system users' behaviors; phishing; cyberloafing; social networking; online communities; IT addiction
Campus phone: (518) 956-8182
Campus email: jkuem@albany.edu



        Kajal Lahiri

Kajal Lahiri
College of Arts and Sciences
Distinguished Professor
Department: Economics


Expert in the following: Economic forecasting; applied econometrics; economics of health and disability; New York State economy; New York regional economic trends; economics of energy; transportation economics; energy/gasoline prices
Campus phone: (518) 442-4758
Campus email: klahiri@albany.edu



        Robert Manasier

Robert Manasier
University at Albany
Entrepreneur in Residence/New Ventures Manager
Department: Division for Research


Expert in the following: Entrepreneurship; mentoring and coaching; small business development; startup businesses
Campus phone: (845) 494-3993
Campus email: rmanasier@albany.edu



        Paul Miesing

Paul Miesing
School of Business
Associate Professor
Department: Management


Expert in the following: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility; Social Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management.
Campus phone: (518) 956-8348
Campus email: pmiesing@albany.edu



        Maria Pidgeon

Maria Pidgeon
University at Albany


Expert in the following: Entrepreneurship, economic development, Internships, Innovation Hot Spot, business development, community development, business incubation
Campus phone: (518) 956-8216
Campus email: mpidgeon2@albany.edu



        Elizabeth Searing

Elizabeth Searing
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Assistant Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Nonprofits; social enterprise; financial management
Campus phone: (518) 442-2621
Campus email: esearing@albany.edu



        Nilanjan Sen

Nilanjan Sen
School of Business
Professor and Dean
Department: Finance


Expert in the following: Corporate governance; mergers; acquisitions; international finance
Campus phone: 518-956-8370
Campus email: nsen@albany.edu



        Hany Shawky

Hany Shawky
School of Business
Interim Dean
Department: Finance


Expert in the following: Petrol and energy related issues; stock market behavior; institutional portfolio management
Campus phone: (518) 956-8337
Campus email: hshawky@albany.edu



        David Turetsky

David Turetsky
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department: Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


Expert in the following: Cybersecurity: policy, regulation, public-private partnerships, information sharing, market incentives, international norms, national security, elections, privacy. Emergency communications: 9-1-1 system, wireless emergency alerts, network reliability and resilience, FirstNet, etc.
Campus phone: 518-442-5289
Campus email: dturetsky@albany.edu



        William J. Wales

William J. Wales
School of Business
Department: Management


Expert in the following:
Campus phone: (518) 429-9479
Campus email: wwales@albany.edu



        Hillary Wiener

Hillary Wiener
School of Business
Assistant Professor
Department: Marketing


Expert in the following: Marketing; marketing research; marketing strategy; consumer behavior; consumer psychology; marketing and social relationships; friendship formation; conversation; gift-giving; social support; emoji.
Campus phone: (518) 956-8339
Campus email: hwiener@albany.edu