Department of Management and Leadership

William WeeksWilliam Weeks, M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor and Chair, Management and Leadership Program, Amherst Campus
William Weeks (bweeks@medaille.edu) teaches at the Amherst Campus, with interests in systems thinking, statistics, organizational behavior and change, and organizational leadership, and in the philosophy of C.I. Lewis. He began teaching at Medaille in 1997 as an adjunct instructor and accepted a full time faculty position as an assistant professor in January 2001. Weeks brings many years of quality management and statistical training experience and organizational leadership and development experience in the thirty years that he worked for the General Motors Powertrain Division.. He co-authored a corporate document on statistical capability analysis, which was used throughout the Powertrain Division of General Motors. While at Powertrain, Weeks had the opportunity to study, along with other Powertrain statistical personnel, under Dr. W. Edwards Deming and to eventually facilitate all Dr. Deming’s four day seminars. Weeks also has ten years of corporate training and consulting experience. He has provided training/consulting to the Bethlehem Steel 13” Bar Mill, Buffalo Specialty Products, O-Cel-O Sponge, Inc., Snyder Tank Corporation, Wilson Greatbatch, LTD, American Rubber Products Corporation, North American Carbide, and Sherwood Harsco Corporation, and recently consulted, pro bono, with Pure Oxygen on its strategic growth plan. In his spare time, Weeks enjoys traveling with his wife, Mary Ellen, and playing golf whenever possible.

 

Robert NesslinRobert Nesslin, M.A., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Amherst Campus

Robert Nesslin has taught at Medaille since 1996 in the MBA and BBA at the Amherst Campus. His specialties include executive marketing, executive policy and strategy, and global perspectives of business. Nesslin received Medaille College's "Brian Shero Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award" in 2008.

His professional achievements include: past president, Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives; senior vice president, Sales and Marketing Executives International; chair of the Small Business Council, Buffalo Niagara Partnership; marketing committee chair, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus; and, member of the City of Buffalo Charter Revision Committee. He produced two full-length feature films, syndicated worldwide, one being the original Tuck Everlasting shown for 15 years on the Disney Channel.

 

Larry RobinsonLarry Robinson, M.A., M.Arch.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Rochester Campus

Larry Robinson is an assistant professor in the Accelerated Learning Program at the Rochester Campus. His major areas of interest are in strategic planning, organizational development, leadership and team building, developed through both his academic and work background. He has over 35 years of experience in business, education and administration. Prior to coming to Medaille, he spent more than fifteen years consulting with a wide variety of organizations, from large manufacturing firms to small service and professional businesses, not-for-profits, schools and colleges. His contributions have resulted in increased customer/employee satisfaction, improved processes, and enhanced performance. Robinson has also made numerous presentations at national, regional and local conferences on topics that have included Myers Briggs Type Indicator, team building, quality improvement, customer service, visionary leadership and process management.

 

 

Susan C. SteffanSusan C. Steffan, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Amherst Campus

Susan Steffan has taught courses in Medaille's Accelerated Learning Program since 1997. She earned an MBA with a concentration in finance and a bachelor's degree in management from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

In addition to her experience teaching at Medaille, Steffan has worked in the corporate world as senior operations analyst at White Directory Publishers. She also held a variety of positions at General Motors Corporation, Delphi Automotive Division, such as supervisor for market research and business planning, divisional business planner, and senior marketing and advertising specialist.

Marianne SullivanMarianne Sullivan, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Amherst Campus
Over the span of Marianne Sullivan’s 25+ year career, she has developed a strong mindset of participative management and leadership principles. "I have worked for and with major corporations and higher education institutions that have stressed quality business strategy, organizational design and quality improvement," says Sullivan. "I share these anecdotes and strategies from my experiences in my classes"

Dr. Sullivan believes that most successful business people are strong communicators and stresses these skills with her students. Dr. Sullivan said, "My goal is to create a classroom atmosphere of discussion and debate using case studies, business simulation activities, role playing and real-world problem solving." She regularly invites guests, experts in the field, to join her in classroom activities.

Dr. Sullivan began her career as a computer analyst for a Western New York company. She then went on to hold several directorship and management positions in industry and higher education and then joined Medaille in 2003. She completed her doctoral and master’s degrees from SUNY Buffalo.

 

 

Loren BonvilleLoren Bonville, EMBA
Adjunct Faculty Amherst Campus

Mr. Bonville has been teaching at Medaille since 2005 and is experienced in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses for in the BBA and MBA programs . Having studied mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, and secondary education as an undergraduate, he excels in teaching the quantitative courses such as; Statistics for Managers (MBA 534),Statistics for Today’s Businesses (MAT 203), Economics for Managers (ECO 300), and Financial Management (FNS 201). He earned his MBA from the University of Buffalo Executive MBA program in 2004 where he graduated with honors and is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society. The Executive MBA program requires group activity as well as individual work in an accelerated format, giving Mr. Bonville a unique perspective as to what the Medaille students are experiencing as an adult student in a highly challenging team oriented academic environment. In addition, he has practical experience and formal training teaching quantitative course as he studied education as a graduate student at St. Lawrence University and began his professional career in the high school classroom, teaching Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus. Mr. Bonville left his teaching career for the corporate world at GM Powertrain and has accumulated over 27 years of hands on experience using statistics throughout his career. He has worked as a design engineer, manufacturing engineer, quality launch manager and resident product engineer and has multi-site experience. Mr. Bonville has hands on experience incorporating a variety of statistical techniques to solve problems and reduce variation to continuously improve the process and products at GM Powertrian. In addition, he is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and holds a Certified Quality Engineer certificate from ASQ. Mr. Bonville enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson Road king when the weather is favorable.

Executive M.B.A., University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 2004
B. A. Mathematics, State University at Potsdam, Potsdam, New York, 1984
Education, St. Lawrence University, Canton , New York 1985
Mechanical Engineering, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, 1979 – 1982
Certified Quality Engineer, American Society for Quality, Certificate # 39455
Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business Honor Society, New York Chapter, # 867044

 

Charity BurgioCharity Burgio
ALP Instructor, BBA and MBA programs

I’ve been an adjunct instructor in Medaille’s ALP program for five years now. The programs Medaille offers its adult students are unlike any I’ve seen in Western New York. Students gain not only the educational background required for their degree, but also practical experience from instructors who are experts in their fields. The commitment by admissions counselors, faculty and administrators to provide an outstanding academic experience for all students is truly exceptional. If you are considering pursuing your education, I encourage you to look into the ALP program to see if it’s the right fit for you. I’d be happy to discuss with you the classroom environment, workload or learning team dynamic that are specific to this program. Feel free to contact me through the Medaille email system at clb85@medaille.edu

 

Jennifer CantieJennifer Cantie
 

For the past 15 years, I have had the privilege of working in the Humanities Department at Medaille College. As an English major, the majority of the classes that I teach focus on research writing, development, and critical thinking, which I feel are strong and necessary components for degree obtainment. Beyond the art of the written word, my teaching experience also includes the arts and creativity as a means of encouraging students to approach professional issues from a new perspective. By far, my most rewarding years of teaching have been in the ALP Program at Medaille’s Amherst Campus. With a professional background in the field of student services and higher education, it is refreshing to once again work with experienced and dedicated adult learners who bring such diversity and enrichment to the classroom.

AA in Liberal Arts (Erie Community College); BA in English (University at Buffalo); BS in Communications (University at Buffalo); MS in Student Personnel Administration (Buffalo State College); Graduate NYS Secondary Teaching Certification (Canisius College)

 

Richard Dulski, Ph.D.Richard E. Dulski, Ph.D., M.S., MBA
Adjunct Instructor, Amherst Campus

Dr. Dulski. has been teaching at Medaille since 1999 and primarily taught courses in the MBA Program (i.e. Global Business, Strategic Planning & Leadership, Marketing, and Integrative Capstone Project). Beginning in 1973, Richard taught Regents and Advanced Placement chemistry & mathematics in WNY secondary schools as a tenured teacher. In 1980 he moved into the private sector, subsequently spending 30+ years in corporate management at the senior staff/upper managerial level, with organizations in both domestic and global arenas whose annual revenues ranged from $24M to $85M. 

Holding managerial positions ranging from quality, technical, R&D, operations and engineering, to director of corporate strategic planning, Dr. Dulski has hands-on experience with an international/global operations perspective, in intellectual property, quality programs, competitive research, marketing, business acquisitions, strategic planning and business plan development at all corporate levels,. This included participation in international professional organizations such as the American Chemical Society (ACS), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Instrument Society of America (ISA) and the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), where he is a Senior Member and held long-term positions on the Nuclear Power Engineering Committee, plus chairmanships of several subcommittees and working groups. 

As an Adjunct Professor at Daemen College, Dr. Dulski also has experience teaching grad and undergrad business courses (Global Organizational Behavior, Production & Operations Management/Health Systems Management, and Labor Relations). This combination of hands-on top-level corporate management and academic teaching experience gives Dr. Dulski a unique perspective regarding blending and translating both the "theoretical/academic" and "practical/actual" vistas into successful business-related activities. 

As such, he advocates and uses technology, case studies, personal anecdotes/strategies from his experiences, discussion, active student involvement and participation in the classroom as positive forces toward student outcomes such as critical thinking and problem-solving.

Ph.D., Science Education/Business, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1992
MBA, Marketing Concentration, Canisius College, 1988
M.S., Secondary Education, Science, Canisius College, 1975
B.S., Chemistry, Canisius College, 1973

New York State Permanent Teaching Certifications: Business, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics & General Science (7-12)

Former Reviewer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, the Journal of School Science & Mathematics, the Journal of Chemical Education,  and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Member - Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business Honor Society 

Rebecca EgriRebecca Egri
 

I have been a part of the adjunct accounting teaching staff since April 2010. I first started with Medaille as an accounting tutor in September 2009 and received the opportunity to become a teacher. I have my accounting degree through Keuka College and my MBA through University of Phoenix. My professional career started with Buffalo Games where I was a staff accountant for 4 years and am currently with IMA Life North America where I am a general accountant. I have enjoyed my time with Medaille and hope to continue educating.

 

Eric GregorEric C. Gregor MBA, RT
 

As a graduate of Medaille ACCEL’s BBA and MBA Programs, I very quickly accepted an offer to become an Adjunct Faculty member back in 2004. I was eager to give back to an organization that helped me to not only elevate my career, but to help me establish my long-term professional goals as well.

That’s what Medaille’s ACCEL Program is all about...goals and results.

After graduating with a Radiologic Technology Certificate and an A.A.S Degree in Business Administration, my next step was to complete my Bachelor’s Degree. I looked at a few Colleges, but kept coming back to Medaille. For me, it was the small size, friendly people, and strong reputation in the community.

My choice couldn’t have been a better one. I started out teaching primarily at Medaille’s Main Campus, but have taught exclusively at their Amherst Campuses since 2006. Students would describe my classes as highly-interactive, bi-directional, and at times, fun. I do my best to combine practical business concepts with applications of those by means of an activity-centered approach. Students in my classes act much more than they listen. I guess most instructors at Medaille are like that. Interaction makes for a more conducive learning environment. There is no better investment than an investment in yourself and your education. Medaille will ensure that investment pays off well.

 

Sam HillSam Hill
Adjunct Professor

As an adjunct professor of management and leadership curriculum, I bring life experience to the classroom. With over 15 years of operational experience, I ensure my students are given the tools to be successful in all business environments. As a recent graduate of the MBA and BBA program of Medaille College, I understand the dynamic challenges of the adult student.

 

 

Carmen MartoranaCarmen Martorana, CPA, MST
Senior Adjunct Instructor

I am currently a Senior Adjunct Instructor in the Medaille Accelerated Learning Program. I have been an instructor with Medaille for over 13 years primarily teaching the financial accounting courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. I also work for New York State Department of Taxation and Finance as a Section Head in charge of a group of auditors that perform audits of corporations and individuals that file tax returns with New York State. I have worked for New York State Tax Department for over 23 years and prior to that I worked in public accounting with a major CPA firm.

Although I have taught in this program for over 13 years, every time a new class starts it still feels exciting and unique from the different interaction I have with the new students. Medaille’s adult learning program is unlike any other program in that it is structured in a way that mirrors a real business team environment allowing students to gain knowledge and experience that they can actually utilize in their career. The smaller class size allows for more interaction enhancing the students learning process. I think students are surprised by the energy, humor and real business examples I incorporate into my class. They typically expect an accounting class to be boring and not important to their career. By the end of the course they realize the importance and practical application of having a basic understanding of accounting to their career and at the same time, found that they actually had fun in the learning process. The reason I continue to teach at Medaille is the satisfaction I receive from knowing that by the end of the course, students actually learned a great deal from my class.

Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York and Florida.

Education: Canisius College: Masters of Science in Tax ( MST). Rochester Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.). Buffalo State College: Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (B.S.)

 

 

Brian WebsterBrian Webster

 
I teach economics in the undergraduate ALP program. My goal is to help students make connections between their course work, their personal lives and their careers. In doing that, we explore the impact of unemployment, inflation, globalization and other "headline" topics. A student who joins the ALP family can benefit from the real-life background of the instructors. For example, I spent twenty years in industry as a trainer, quality manager and production manager. Those years armed me with actual experience about the world of working in business and with people.

Education: SUNY College Buffalo, SUNY University at Buffalo

 

Bill WindWilliam M. Wind

Adjunct Instructor ALP Program
As an Adjunct Instructor I have the opportunity to work with all kinds of students who are pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree to advance their careers. I love to share my nearly 40 years of business experience and put some reality into the course materials. I help students focus on what will be important for them in both their present and future positions. When they complete the courses I make sure that they take with them things they learned that will be useful for them the rest of their lives. My experience in managing companies, participating in startups, developing marketing plans and working with hundreds of people help me provide real life examples that students can relate to concepts covered in class. My bachelors in Social Science and my MBA were launching points in my career and I enjoy helping others on their journey for a brighter future.

 

Deidra WhitesideDeidra Whiteside

As an adjunct instructor I embrace the opportunity to share with the adult learner returning to school to advance their careers. As a graduate of the ALP Medaille program, I help motivate the student despite challenges they face in their day to day lives. I possess 20+ years of business, human resources and accounting experience, but my most prized accomplishment was returning to college. The ALP helped me stay on track to successfully complete this goal in a realistic timeframe. The Medaille faculty, advisers and my classmates were there when I completed my degree program and I welcome new students to become a part of this wonderful family.


Nancy PietrasNancy A. Pietras

Adjunct Faculty, Amherst Campus

As a graduate of Medaille's ACCEL BBA in 2007 and MBA in 2009, I earned both degrees with Sigma Beta Delta honors. Shortly after achieving my degrees, I accepted a position as an Adjunct Faculty member in 2010. As a current member of M&T Bank's management team, I have over 30 years of financial industry experience in managing a variety of business functions, including information technology global sourcing, enterprise data management strategy, talent development methodology, banking operations, product development & sales as well as implementation of numerous transformational initiatives. Additionally, I was the divisional-lead in seventeen bank mergers/acquisitions and established vital rotational training and mentoring programs to cultivate future talent for the bank.
I am delighted to share my experiences and knowledge teaching finance courses at Medaille's Amherst Campus. Students in my classes gain a thorough understanding of financial management theoretical concepts applied to practical business examples along with in-class activity application. It's rewarding to see students learn how financial management principles aide business decisions and watch them demonstrate this newly gained knowledge through financial analysis presentations. If you're seeking a learning experience to equip yourself with practical skills and know-how, the Medaille ACCEL program is an excellent choice.


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