Faculty - Department of Management and Leadership

William WeeksWilliam Weeks, M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Management and Leadership
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.

 

no photo availableAnand Choudri, MBA, M.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership

 

 

 

 

no photo availableBarbara Glondys, B.S.
Visiting Instructor, Department of Management and Leadership

 

 

 

 

no photo availableSteven MacMartin, B.S., M.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership

Steven MacMartin is a clinical assistant professor and director of the Medaille College Bachelor's degree program in Homeland Security. Professor MacMartin recently retired as a Senior Special Agent/national program manager with the United States Department of Homeland Security and was employed by DHS and its predecessor agency, the United States Customs Service, for 31 years. During that time, he was assigned or deployed to numerous land border ports in the northeast and on the southern border.
Professor MacMartin has been the case agent on a number of notable child pornography investigations and has been involved in significant seizures of items such as narcotics and currency as well as two high profile seizures of pre-Columbian artifacts. Professor MacMartin has made many arrests in his career and was a case agent involved in the arrest of four terrorists in Niagara Falls in 1991.  In addition, Professor MacMartin served as a sanctions assistance monitor as part of the United Nations Sanctions Assistance Mission in Macedonia.
He is a certified computer forensic examiner, a former firearms instructor, and a former tactical team member. Professor MacMartin has received numerous awards during his career including the U.S. Treasury Albert Gallatin Award for Commitment to Excellence, awards for participation in the World Trade Center recovery effort, awards for excellence in computer forensics and awards for outstanding investigative excellence.
Professor MacMartin was previously an adjunct instructor in computer forensics and computer crime investigation starting at Medaille College in 1999.  He developed the Medaille College certificate program in Computer Crime Investigation and has been integral in the planning and development of the online bachelor's degree program in Homeland Security. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from St. Lawrence University, and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College.

 

Robert NesslinRobert Nesslin, M.A., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Management and Leadership
Robert Nesslin has taught at Medaille since 1996 in the MBA and Bachelor business courses in the Accelerated Learning Program at our Amherst campus. His specialties include executive marketing, executive policy and strategy, and global perspectives of business. Nesslin has been Faculty Council Chair for seven years and received Medaille's "Brian Shero Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award" in 2008. He advises and teaches in the New York State Entrepreneurial Assistance Program for new start-up businesses.

His professional achievements include: past president, Board of Directors, and committee chair with Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, which bestowed on him the Hall of Fame award; Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Executives International, which awarded him the first life-time designation as Certified Marketing Executive; Chair of the Small Business Council, Buffalo Niagara Partnership; chair, Marketing Committee, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, member of the City of Buffalo Charter Revision Committee, along with service to several other non-profits. He produced two full-length feature films, syndicated worldwide, one of which being the original Tuck Everlasting shown for 15 years on the Disney Channel. He counts his grandkids and music as his most favorite hobbies.

 

Jonas J Patricko M.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership
Jonas J Patricko has been in the Information System field for several years.  A graduate of SUNY College at Buffalo, Jonas has worked with various IT companies and higher education institutions in the technology industry through the changes and advancements of information technology.  His teaching experience expands from college prep schools to colleges teaching IT and business courses that also include a position of information technology department chair. "I believe that learning never stops. We should continue to educate ourselves in our area of expertise especially in the IT field that continues to evolve".  Jonas has also directed Information System seminars and workshops at WNY colleges and universities.  Being involved in his own successful business for many years, Jonas knows both sides of education and real life experience.  He is currently the program director of the Bachelors of the Business Administration Information Systems program and clinical assistant professor at Medaille College.  Jonas plans to help continue expansion of the BBA- IS online program by staying current with the latest technology and course curriculum. Having current industry IT professional speakers address the students from time to time is essential for course success.

His professional achievements include: Advisor, University at Buffalo CS, advisor and Board Member NT school district technology advisor, advisor of computer science curriculum, Buffalo College Prep Schools, advisor & committee member ECMAA, Hall of Fame award IFMA martial arts instructor of the year and United States Coast Guard Aux Computer Specialist. Jonas is also an accomplished musician, he has written and produced music for a full-length feature film and artists for MCA Universal pictures. His most favorite hobbies are martial arts, music, water sports and flying airplanes.  Jonas likes spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Teresa ReinhartTeresa Reinhardt, MBA, RHIA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership
Teresa Reinhardt has been in the health information management field for over 25 years. She has held positions as the director of HIM, privacy officer and credentialing manager at a health maintenance organization, project manager at a dictation/transcription software company, and has taught as an adjunct professor over the past several years. She is currently the program director of the Health Information Administration program and clinical assistant professor at Medaille College and is very excited to transition her knowledge and experience into the academic field.

 

 

Larry RobinsonLarry Robinson, M.A., M.Arch.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership
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 earned graduate degrees in Speech and Theatre from the University of Florida , a Master of Architecture from SUNY Buffalo, as well as completed the core programs at both the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Leadership Initiative for Tomorrow’s Schools at the University of Buffalo. He has over thirty-five 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 / 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. Robinson is a life-long Western New Yorker. He grew up in the area, raised his family here, and enjoys taking advantage of all the benefits this region has to offer. He believes in giving back to his community by volunteering in a number of agencies and civic groups. In his spare time he teaches and coaches skiing, races sailboats, and constructs wooden boats.

 

Karen Sandle, B.S., L.V.T.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership

Karen Sandle is the Program Director of the AAS in Veterinary Technology for Medaille College, Rochester Campus.  In high school she talked herself out of going to vet school, instead pursuing bachelors degrees in Industrial Administration and Spanish at Iowa State University.    After working in the dog eat dog world of foreign exchange and money markets, she decided to revisit her true interest of working with 'real' animals and in 1993 graduated cum laude from Medaille's Buffalo campus with an AS in Veterinary Technology.

She began her career in general practice then worked in a referral practice managing the surgery department for 15 years.  She went on to become certified in canine rehabilitative therapy and worked at a rehabilitation center until coming back to Medaille, this time as an instructor. 

Karen feels lucky to count herself as one of the few people in society who wake each day enthusiastic about going to work.  Her passion for this career and the pride she has in the educational experience she received at Medaille are what drive her to help other people pursue their dreams of being a veterinary technician.

Karen volunteers with various non-profit organizations working towards reducing animal overpopulation and suffering.  She is a fifth degree black belt in kung fu and unwinds with hiking and skydiving.  She lives with four dogs and two cats who keep her constantly chasing another overpopulated species - dust bunnies.

 

Sue SteffanSusan C. Steffan, M.B.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership
Susan Steffan has taught courses in Medaille's BBA, MBA, and MAOL programs since 1997, and joined the full time faculty in 2009. She earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in corporate finance and a bachelor's degree in management with a minor in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was a University Honors Scholar and M&T Fellow.

In addition to her experience teaching at Medaille, Steffan has worked in the corporate world in a variety of finance, marketing, and managerial positions.  Her past experience includes Senior Operations Analyst at Hearst Publishing, and Senior Buyer, Supervisor for Market Research and Business Planning, Divisional Business Planner, and Senior Marketing and Advertising Specialist at Delphi Automotive.

Professor Steffan works with the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program, training local business leaders and entrepreneurs in financial planning and business strategy. She also coordinates the MBA Capstone experience, matching local businesses with MBA students to develop business plans for new start-up companies, expansions, and corporate turnarounds.  Steffan consults for private businesses in the areas of financial training, negotiations training, cost control, and business plan development.

Professor Steffan is committed to experiential education, and focuses her accounting, finance, negotiations, and capstone classes on academic theories and tools that can immediately be applied to her students’ current and future careers.  She serves as Chair of the Accelerated Learning Program Council and Vice President of the Medaille Chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society for business students.

 

Marianne SullivanMarianne Sullivan, Ph.D. 
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Management and Leadership
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.

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