Administration & Staff
Dean's Office - 306 Harriman Hall
The College of Business Dean's Office supports the faculty, staff, and strategic initiatives of the College of Business.
Manuel London, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Dr. London is a Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his A.B. from Case Western Reserve University and his MA and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in industrial and organizational psychology. He taught at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana before joining AT&T. There he conducted research and designed programs for management assessment, performance evaluation, and leadership development. London has been on the Stony Brook faculty since 1989 where he has served as Deputy to the President, Associate Provost for Enrollment & Retention Management, Director of the Undergraduate College of Leadership & Service, Associate Dean of the College of Business, and, since 2010, Dean of the College of Business. He is the author of 18 books, the editor of 10, and the author of more than 130 articles in the areas of performance evaluation, job feedback, career motivation, leadership development, and group learning. His books and articles have won awards from the Association for Human Resource Development and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Dmytro Holod, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Programs & MS Finance Program Director
Dr. Holod received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2005. His research interests include financial intermediation and corporate finance. Dr. Holod presented his research at numerous academic and practitioner conferences, and his work was published in finance and economics journals, including the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and Financial Management.
Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development
Dr. Jiang is a Professor of Finance and serves as the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development. Her research involves studying investments, corporate finance, and financial decision making by integrating psychology, political science, sociology, and other disciplines into finance. She oversees faculty mentor program, faculty annual evaluation and review process, monitors promotion and tenure committee progress, advises faculty about journal submission process and funded research opportunities, and reviews faculty qualification and faculty sufficiency in line with AACSB standards. Dr. Jiang received a Ph.D. in finance from the Ohio State University.
Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Accreditation & Student Services
Amy began her career in higher education in 2003 working for Dowling College. She worked with the Dowling Institute to offer MBA programs at various companies to facilitate employees earning their degrees at their job location. During that time, Amy earned her MBA in General Management from Dowling College. Amy went on to become the Assistant Dean for Admissions at the Stony Brook Southampton campus in 2007. In November of 2010, Amy began working in the College of Business at Stony Brook University as the Assistant Dean for Administration with primary responsibilities in human resources, budget, enrollment management and accreditation. Amy’s current position is Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Accreditation and Student Services. In addition, Amy is an active member of the faculty teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership and organizational behavior.
Assistant Dean for Finance & Administration
Reporting to the Dean, Joyce Wellinger is the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration and serves as the chief financial and administrative officer for the College of Business. She is responsible for the effective and efficient function of the College to advance both current and long-term goals that include directing, overseeing and coordinating designated aspects of the operations of the College. Joyce works in consultation with the Dean, the Associate Dean, Area Heads and Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Accreditation and Student Services to develop and coordinate the implementation of strategic plans, and oversees the daily operational, budgetary and financial management, human resources, facilities, information technology support services, international program administration, and overall College compliance with University, State and Federal contracts, grants, policies and regulation.
Accounting Area Head
Keval Amin is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the College of Business. After completing his doctorate at Temple University, he joined Stony Brook University in 2014. His primary research interest is archival auditing. Particularly, his studies examine the determinants and economic consequences of audit outputs and investor sentiment. Professor Amin's work has been published in top tier journals including Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting Auditing & Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, and more. His research interests have motivated his teaching of External Auditing, Advanced Auditing, Internal Auditing, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting. Prior to pursuing academia, he was an auditor at Deloitte and EY.
Director of Professional Outreach - Accounting
Christie L. Comunale, Ph.D., joined Stony Brook University in 2013 after serving 14 years in LIU –Post’s School of Professional Accountancy where she held the rank of Professor of Accounting. Dr. Comunale previously had audit experience at Coopers & Lybrand in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Comunale earned her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of South Florida, and her MBA and BS in accounting from Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Comunale is an award-winning researcher in the areas of auditor and taxpayer judgment and decision-making, and the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process. She teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has received many teaching awards including Stony Brook University’s College of Business Outstanding MBA Instructor Award and Long Island University’s David Newton Award for excellence in teaching. In 2014, Dr. Comunale founded Stony Brook University’s Accounting Society, a Society that provides its (80-100) members with opportunities to network with accounting professionals while engaging in career-building workshops. The Society has brought recognition to the University, the College of Business, and its accounting students. Dr. Comunale has received Stony Brook University’s Faculty Partnership Award in recognition of her accounting community and professional outreach.
Co-Director, MBA Program
Dr. Lily Blocker is an Associate Professor of Management at Stony Brook University and the director of the Leadership & Creativity Research Lab. Her work in leadership, innovation, and conflict applies science-based approaches to practical organizational problems. Her research focuses on 1) the process by which leaders overcome failures and 2) the dynamics of innovative teams. Her primary research examines the consequences of leader mistakes and mistake recovery on leader-follower relationships. Her innovation research includes constructs such as team member influence, team climate, and malevolence. Dr. Blocker's consulting clients include the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Del Monte Foods, Big Heart Pet Brands, PNC Bank, and Gold Coast Bank. Prior to joining Stony Brook, Dr. Blocker was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism, where she studied the process of terrorist deradicalization for a grant from the Office of Naval Research. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Penn State University and a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fresno. For more information, please visit www.theLCLab.com.
MS Accounting Program Director
Dr. Cecilia (Qian) Feng is an assistant professor of accounting at the College of Business at Stony Brook University. She received her PhD in accounting from the Fox School of Business at Temple University in 2015. She also holds an MBA from the Fox School. Her research interests are in the area of accounting information systems and include topics relating to IT leadership, the SEC’s eXtensible business reporting language (XBRL) mandate, and information security breach incidents. Her papers have been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Information Systems, and International Journal of Information Systems. Dr. Feng has received the “Best Graduate Instructor” teaching award at Stony Brook University in 2018. She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels and supervised students in independent research studies and teaching practicum. In addition, Dr. Feng is actively serving as a reviewer at various academic journals such as Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Information Systems Frontiers. She is also presenting, reviewing, discussing, and serving as session chair at national and international academic conferences.
Area Head of Marketing
Professor Finkelstein her PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business in 2011. Broadly speaking, she conducts research at the intersection of marketing and consumer well-being. Her work draws on research from marketing, psychology, economics, and sociology to solve real world problems consumers face. In recognition of her work, she received the American Marketing Association (AMA) Marketing and Society Special Interest Group (MASSIG) Early Career Award in 2019. She is currently on the Editorial Review Board (ERB) of the Journal for Marketing Research, the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Affairs, and Appetite. She is also guest-editing a special issue on Marketing and Consumer Well-being in the journal Appetite. She was also on the ERB for the Journal of Consumer Research from 2016-2018.
SUNY Korea Liaison
Professor Laskowski has spent most of his life in the world of sports as a student-athlete, a coach, an administrator, and as a consultant. He competed on the high school and college level in baseball, basketball, and squash, and officiated in baseball and basketball, and have been an administrator on the high school and college level. In recent years he has served as a consultant to Presidents and College Athletics Directors on sports-related issues. He served for 29 years as an administrator in college athletics, 19 at St. John's University, and 10 as the Dean of Physical Education and Athletics at Stony Brook. He founded two Summer Baseball camps - one at St. John's University and one at Lutheran High School in Brookville, Long Island. Upon leaving athletics he returned to the classroom as a Professor in the College of Business where he currently resides. He also serves as a consultant for Intercollegiate Athletic Consulting, a company that reviews all aspects of a university's athletics program.
Director Undergraduate Business Honors Program
Margot Palermo is currently an Instructor in the Management Area in the College of Business, teaching Business Strategy, Business Communications and Business Ethics. She is also the Director of the Business Honors Program. This program is for high achieving business majors who aspire to be entrepreneurs or executives in business, government or nonprofit sectors. Students in the BHP Program can partner with a corporate sponsor to design an experiential program for their senior year that promotes the synergies of what they learn in the classroom with the application of these lessons in the workplace. The BHP student can also choose to work with a research professor and present at URECA. Margot also works with companies in an experiential academic setting. For example, the Business Strategy class and Broadridge partnership to oversee students enhance revenue and lower costs. Margot also acts as Stony Brook University's Faculty Athletic Representative.
Director, Undergraduate Business Program
Prior to teaching at Stony Brook’s College of Business, Dr. Pitocco worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Health Science Program, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, and Master of Science in Healthcare Policy and Management at Stony Brook University. She earned a PhD in Information Studies and Technology from LIU C.W. Post. She gained her clinical expertise while she was the evening supervisor of the Blood Bank at University Hospital Stony Brook. Prior to joining Stony Brook she was the day supervisor in the Immunochemistry Department and a medical technologist at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre.
Co-Director, MBA Program
Gary Sherman received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Virginia. Before joining Stony Brook, Sherman was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching and at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. His work has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science.
Area Head of Management
Jadranka Skorin-Kapov has a diverse educational background, with three PhDs: in Operations Research, in Philosophy, and in Art History and Criticism. Her work in Operations Research includes applications of discrete optimization to network design, manufacturing design, scheduling, and location and layout. She developed algorithms (heuristic search and learning, and polynomial algorithms for special cases) for difficult decision problems arising in engineering and business areas. Skorin-Kapov is the author or the co-author of about 70 refereed publications in the field of Operations Research, and a recipient of a number of grants, including five National Science Foundation grants, a Fulbright award, and Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Insitute. Skorin-Kapov’s research in philosophy is in the area of Continental Philosophy, especially aesthetics and the phenomenology of surprise.
Janie serves as the Faculty Administrator in the Deans Office of the Stony Brook University College of Business. Previously, she worked as an Instructional Support Associate at the Student Information Campus Administrative Systems (SICAS) Center at SUNY Oneonta. Prior to her SUNY work, she was employed in accounting, insurance, banking and retail businesses. A native of Upstate, N.Y., Forrest-Glotzer holds a Bachelors of Science in Consumer Economics from State University at Oneonta.
Office of Student Services - 109 Harriman Hall
The Office of Student Services (OSS) is the main academic advising center for the College of Business. The office advises business majors, accounting minors, MBA, MS in Accounting and MS in Finance students. The office also meets with prospective MBA and MS students. Staff are available from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
MBA, MS Admissions Recruitment Advisor
Joyce Gibson is the MBA/MS Admissions Recruitment Advisor in the College of Business. She is a strong higher education professional with a Master's degree in Human Services Leadership and a Bachelor's degree focused in Business Administration from Five Towns College. Joyce has been working in higher education on Long Island for 20 years in roles that have included admissions and recruitment, advisement, registration and records, and career services. Joyce has been working in the College of Business since 2015. She works with the graduate business students from the admissions process through graduation. She has always been passionate about working with the adult and non-traditional populations of students to help them succeed in their educational goals.
Director, CoB Office of Student Services
Faith is the Director of the Office of Student Services in the College of Business. She received a BA in Social Science and Education from Dowling College and two graduate degrees from Stony Brook University; one in Human Resource Management and the other in Higher Education Administration. Faith has been working in the College of Business since 2007. Prior to working at Stony Brook University, Faith spent several years as an Admissions Counselor at a private Long Island College.
Manager, Marketing and Community Relations
Marie is the Manager of Marketing and Community Relations for the College of Business. She works to promote various events and programs of the College of Business, including the MBA & MS programs, guest speakers, and ways in which students and the business community can interact. This includes student internships and student projects, where students become consultants to local organizations.
Samantha is the Undergraduate Advisor for the College of Business. She received a BA in Business Administration and Hospitality & Tourism Management, then continued on to receive an Executive M.B.A from St. Joseph's College. Prior to working at Stony Brook University, Samantha spent a few years as a Senior Operations Specialist for the Advising & Enrichment Center at New York Institute of Technology.
College of Business Program Coordinator
Joseph Noto is the Program Coordinator for Stony Brook University’s College of Business. As an alumnus of Stony Brook University, he is excited to work with prospective and current students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Joseph received a BA in English, in which he graduated Cum Laude. Joseph has a passion for marketing and entrepreneurship, which pushed him towards the College of Business.