Frank G. Zarb School of Business Update | Fall 2013
Zarb Student Accomplishments
Table of Contents 2 A Message From the Dean 3 Student Accomplishments 4 Faculty Accomplishments 6 Signature Events
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he Frank G. Zarb School of Business is continuously developing new ways to educate and cultivate our students. This past spring, we took this commitment to the next level by adopting a new student-centric mission – Educating for Personal and Professional Achievement. The theme focuses on preparing students to advance in their career paths, and propel them in areas such as lifelong learning, corporate social responsibility, ethics and community engagement. This mission resulted from an outgrowth of the Strategic Planning and Oversight Committee (SPOC), a team composed of faculty from various departments whose task is to constantly reevaluate and enhance the Zarb educational experience. Recently, SPOC has made major strides in positioning the Zarb School at the top of its class. As a result of SPOC and several other value-driven initiatives, some of our most recent advances include: • A ttainment of noteworthy rankings. Our online M.B.A. program was identified as among the top 100 online graduate business programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Online Program rankings – the only New York metropolitan online M.B.A. program to make the list. The program was also ranked 20th in the nation by Poets & Quants. • Improvement of incoming graduate student credentials through increased GMAT and GRE scores. • Introduction of online graduate programs and courses. • Addition of concentrations such as supply chain management at the undergraduate level and strategic health care management at the graduate level as part of the online M.B.A. program. • Adoption of higher standards for intellectual contributions. • Significant enrollment growth, especially among our international student population.
• E xpansion of study abroad programs in areas such as France, England, Spain, Germany and Korea. • C reation and continuation of several programs related to experiential learning and community service. Throughout this publication, you will get a glimpse of the many ways the Zarb School has brought this mission to life. We have highlighted several of our signature events that complement our high quality education, in addition to a selection of faculty and student accomplishments witnessed this past spring. We also continue our strong commitment to several Zarb community engagement programs. In preparation for our upcoming AACSB maintenance of accreditation, we continue to focus on the ambitions we envision for our students. Within the next five years, we will continue to reassess and expand various initiatives throughout the school, with a specific focus on academic excellence; curriculum delivery and instructional excellence through experiential learning; internationalization of the educational experience; and faculty development, scholarship and recognition. As the Zarb School forges ahead, continuing to fulfill its mission in Educating for Personal and Professional Achievement, I would like to thank all of you who make it possible – our administrators, faculty, students, alumni, staff and extended Zarb family. It is because of your hard work, dedication and commitment to the Zarb School that we continue to advance and discover new and innovative ways to engage and educate our students. Sincerely,
Patrick J. Socci, Ph.D. Dean Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Thirty-Fifth Annual International Collegiate Conference SmartLine team at the New York State Business Plan Competition.
New York State Business Plan Competition
Capital One Cross Campus Challenge
At the New York State Business Plan A team of Hofstra student entrepreneurs Competition in April, Daniel Reitman, a competed against New Jersey Institute of senior business major, along with students Technology and LaGuardia Community College Bimal Patel, Charlie Torsiello, Zach Mitchell students to win the grand prize in the Capital and Brandon Borresen, won third place for One Cross Campus Challenge. This competition their business plan for a new app called asks students to come up with business ideas SmartLine – a wait list management that address gaps in the marketplace. The solution for restaurants and customers. winning team – Henry Rood-Matza, a junior In fall 2012 the group won first place entrepreneurship major; Alexandria Spiteri, also a and $4,000 in the Capital One Campus junior entrepreneurship major; and Lucas Gallardo, Entrepreneurship Challenge at Hofstra, a senior political science major – developed an and later won $5,000 and a chance iPhone app called Boyfriend’s Bestfriend, which to compete in the final rounds of the reminds men of important milestones such as state competition in Albany where they birthdays and anniversaries, in addition to providing placed third and earned another $1,500 gift and date ideas for the occasions. The team won in prize money. $3,000 in seed money to take their idea to market.
The Hofstra chapter of the American Marketing Association (HAMA) took third place in the marketing case competition at the 35th Annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Under the direction of Rick Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing and international business, this is the fourth time Hofstra has placed in the finals in the past five years. The competition was sponsored by Donate Life America, a national non-profit organization committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation in the United States. Students were asked to develop a comprehensive integrated marketing campaign to increase organ donations among 18- to 24-year-olds.
A Message From the Dean
Photo above (L-R): Rick Wilson, HAMA faculty advisor and assistant professor of marketing and international business with members Natasha Jaisinghani, Steve Morin, Briana Garcia, Sam Little, Akanksha Mittal and Sean Raftery.
Zarb Faculty Accomplishments Susan Martin, J.D.
Barry Berman, Ph.D. Dr. Berman is president of the American Collegiate Retailing Association, the major global organization of professors who teach and conduct research in retail management and related areas. Dr. Barry Berman
Dr. Dobrin w
Professor Martin is the recipient of the 2013 Dean’s Research Award for “Betting on the Lives of Strangers: Life Settlements, STOLI, and Securitization,” published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law and cited by the Supreme Court of Delaware in an important opinion on life settlement arrangements.
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Debra Comer, Ph.D.
Prof. Susan Martin
Deb Sledgianowski, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business
Dr. Debra Comer
Joel R. Evans, Ph.D. RMI Distinguished Professor of Business, Department of Marketing and International Business
Dr. Joel Evans
Dr. Sledgianowski received the 2013 Dean’s Service Award for her contributions to the Zarb School’s Undergraduate Assurance of Learning Committee. As chairperson of this committee, she was instrumental in coordinating the implementation of various outcome assessment methods of undergraduate student learning.
Arthur Dobrin, D.S.W.
A dedicated business writer and blogger, Dr. Evans has recently produced works covering marketing, research and retail management. His latest research includes “Planning and Implementing a Retail Strategy,” scheduled for online publication in late 2013 to be available globally, as well as “Using Financial Ratios to Track Performance: A Model and Twenty-Five Year Analysis of U.S. Retailing,” (co-authored with Anil Mathur, Ph.D., Brodlieb Distinguished Professor of Business and chairperson, Department of Marketing and International Business) a submission that appeared online in the International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research (May 2013). Notably, Dr. Evans is also the co-author (along with Dr. Berman) of the latest version of a widely circulated textbook titled Retail Management: A Strategic Approach, Twelfth Edition (2013).
Professor Emeritus of Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business In spring 2012 Dr. Dobrin was a visiting professor at Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, where he taught courses for the School of Business and the Department of History and Sociology in fulfillment of the Claflin-Hofstra faculty exchange program, a collaboration that began in 2008. He closed the semester with a special presentation at Spotlight on Faculty Excellence, an awards ceremony recognizing teacher achievements at Claflin.
Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Ph.D.
Dr. Deb Sledgianowski
Ping Su, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business
Dr. Su received the Dean’s Research Award for her paper titled “Global Facility Network Design in the Presence of Competition,” which appeared in the European Journal of Operational Research (Volume 228, Issue 2, 16 July 2013, Pages 437-446).
Glen Vogel, J.D.
Dr. Ping Su
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business
Voted as the 2013 Teacher of the Year at Zarb, Professor Vogel is described by recent graduates as extremely knowledgeable, friendly and fair – an educator who makes sure his students are prepared and enjoy learning. His latest acknowledgements also include being named winner of the Best Paper at the North East Academy of Legal Prof. Glen Vogel Studies in Business’ Spring 2013 Conference for his work “A Review of the International Bar Association and LexisNexis Technology Studies and the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20: The Legal Profession’s Response to the Issues Associated with the Generational Gap in Using Technology and Internet Social Media.”
Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business
At the 2013 National American Society for Public Administration Conference held in March, Dr. Jurkiewicz was featured at an author signing event for her latest book, The Foundations of Organizational Evil. Her co-authored article “Right from Wrong: The Influence of Spirituality on Perceptions of Unethical Business Activities” was also listed as the third most influential publication in the field of management and religion between 1934 and 2004. She recently presented at the 73rd Annual Academy of Management Conference where two of her books were also featured. 4
Nancy White, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Finance Dr. Carole Jurkiewicz
Dr. White received the 2013 Dean’s Service Award for her contributions to the Zarb School’s Graduate Assurance of Learning Committee. As chairperson of this committee, she was instrumental in coordinating the implementation of various outcome assessment methods of graduate student learning.
Dr. Nancy White
Dr. John Affisco, professor of information technology and quantitative methods, presiding at the 2013 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Meeting.
Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business
Dr. Comer was named editor of a special issue of the Journal of Management Education on crisis management education, published in February 2013 (Volume 37, Issue 1). As guest editor, Dr. Comer wrote the editorial “Educating Students to Prepare for and Respond to Crises that Affect Organizations: An Introduction to the Special Issue.” She also participated in a podcast interview of Paul Shrivastava, Ph.D., distinguished professor and director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, who, with co-authors Ian Mitroff and Can Alpaslan, contributed an article to this special issue: jme.sagepub.com/content/37/1/3/suppl/DC1.
Zarb School Sponsors Successful Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Meeting
Cypres Family Distinguished Professor in Legal Studies in Business, Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business
Walter H. “Bud” Miller Distinguished Professor, Department of Marketing and International Business and Director, Executive M.B.A. Program
The Frank G. Zarb School of Business sponsored the 42nd annual meeting of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI), an affiliate of the Decision Sciences Institute – a multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the development and application of quantitative and behavioral methods to administrative problems. The event, organized by John Affisco, Ph.D., professor of information technology and quantitative methods, was held in New York from April 5-7, 2013. It brought together more than 200 faculty, students and practitioners from the United States and around the globe to present their research. In addition, several Zarb faculty members were elected to NEDSI leadership positions for the coming year, including Dr. Affisco as president. 5
Zarb School of Business Signature Events Highlights from some of our most prominent events include:
Zarb Executive Speaker Series featuring
On February 27, 2013, The Center for International Financial Services and Markets and the Frank G. Zarb School of Business presented “Entrepreneurship on Long Island: The Road to Success.” This discussion offered students a personal perspective from industry leaders regarding how to succeed as entrepreneurs. The panel was moderated by Larry Austin, chairman and CEO, Austin Resources, and featured Esther Fortunoff-Greene, CEO, Fortunoff Jewelry and director, Long Island Association; David E. Hershberg, CEO and chairman of the board, Globecomm Systems Inc.; Robert B. Catell, chairman, advisory board of the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center at Stony Brook University and chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium; and Nicholas T. Terzulli, Esq., director of business development, Nassau County Industrial Development Agency.
(L-R): Dr. Anoop Rai, director, Center for International Financial Services and Markets and professor of finance; Dr. Patrick Socci, dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Esther Fortunoff-Greene, CEO, Fortunoff Jewelry and director, Long Island Association; Robert B. Catell, chairman, advisory board of the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center, Stony Brook University and chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium; David E. Hershberg, CEO and chairman of the board, Globecomm Systems Inc.; Nicholas T. Terzulli, Esq., director of business development, Nassau County Industrial Development Agency; Larry Austin, chairman and CEO, Austin Resources; and Gioia Bales, associate dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
Brandon Steiner, Founder and CEO of Steiner Sports
Money, Politics and You: What to Expect in 2013 featuring
Jill Schlesinger, Editor-at-Large for CBS Moneywatch.com “Money, Politics and You: What to Expect in 2013” featured Jill Schlesinger, a certified financial planner, editor-at-large for CBS Moneywatch.com and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Jill on Money. She also writes a nationally syndicated column for Tribune Media Services called Retire Smart. She has appeared on The CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, and is a regular guest on CNN and American Public Media’s Marketplace. During her presentation, she discussed the economy and how it affects the future of today’s youth. She also elaborated on the current state of unemployment, the value of education and effects of government spending on the current financial crisis.
Left: Hofstra students during Q&A. Right: Jill Schlesinger, editor-atlarge for CBS Moneywatch.com (second from right); with (L-R): Patricia Salama, director of outreach, Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Associate Dean Gioia Bales; Vice Dean and C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Finance and Investment Banking George Papaioannou; and Dean Patrick Socci.
Ambassador Ido Aharoni (fourth from left) with (L-R): Dean Patrick Socci; Associate Dean Gioia Bales; Dr. Barry Berman, Walter H. “Bud” Miller Distinguished Professor of Business, Department of Marketing and International Business; Dr. Joel Evans, RMI Distinguished Professor of Business, Department of Marketing and International Business; Vice Dean and C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Finance and Investment Banking George Papaioannou; Brian Caligiure, assistant dean for administration; and Patricia Salama, director of outreach.
Israel: Broadening the Conversation
Ambassado r Ido Aharoni
Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York The Zarb School was honored to host Ambassador Ido Aharoni, consul general of Israel in New York, for his discussion “Israel: Broadening the Conversation.” This lecture explored the emerging conversation about Israel, its impact on Israel’s performance and its relevance to Jewish life in America. Ambassador Ido Aharoni, a 20-year veteran of Israel’s Foreign Service, is known for his work on improving Israel’s overall positioning in the United States.
The crowd in attendance at the Ambassador’s discussion on March 14.
On March 20, 2013, as part of the Zarb School of Business’ Executive Speaker Series, Brandon Steiner, founder and CEO of Steiner Sports, spoke about “finding one’s Brandon Steiner (center) receiving commemorative plaque entrepreneurial spirit.” alongside Dean Patrick Socci (right) and Dr. Joel Evans. Mr. Steiner shared many of his own life and work experiences and offered valuable advice – especially to be passionate in what you do, to always be learning and to be open to new ideas. Steiner Sports is a full-service sports marketing agency and an expert in leveraging the power of sports to build successful marketing programs.
Zarb Executive Speaker Series
Entrepreneurship on Long Island: The Road to Success
Tara Walpert-Levy, Director, Ads Marketing, Google Inc. Zarb Graduate Business Career Services’ Executive Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Zarb M.B.A./M.S. Marketing Association, presented Tara Walpert-Levy, director of ads marketing, Google Inc. Ms. Walpert-Levy Tara Walpert-Levy brings 17 years of experience to Google, where she leads ads marketing for Google and YouTube. She spoke with Zarb graduate business students about how Google examines the relationship between consumers regarding brand marketing and how they are researching a new approach to reach out to consumers with a more focused campaign strategy. 7
Impact Investing: From Private Equity to Microfinance Conference
Zarb Executive Speaker Series featuring
he Center for International Financial Services and Markets and the Hofstra Cultural Center presented a conference, “Impact Investing: From Private Equity to Microfinance,” on April 29, 2013. This conference featured a range of experts who discussed recent trends in impact investing and its influence on corporate behavior and the social environment.
On April 24, 2013, Zarb Graduate Business Career Services’ Executive Speaker Series, along with the Zarb M.B.A./M.S. Marketing Association, presented Phyllis Ehrlich, group vice president of client solutions, Time Warner Inc. Ms. Ehrlich presented “Brand You! 10 Tips for Building Your Personal Brand to Success,” and advised Zarb graduate business students on creating an effective personal brand to market to potential employers. Photo above: Phyllis Ehrlich, group vice president, client solutions, Time Warner Inc. (right), receiving commemorative plaque alongside Professor Luke Ng, adjunct associate professor of marketing and international business, and Lisa Kellerman, associate director, graduate business career services.
Zarb Alumni Association Sponsored Events Members of the Zarb Alumni Association (ZAA) assisted more than 80 students during two practice interviews and a resume critique evening this past spring. In addition, they hosted an event honoring Zarb student organization leaders with a reception at the Hofstra University Club, providing an informal opportunity for alumni and students to network. The ZAA continues to bridge the relationship between alumni and current students, increasing internships and full-time employment opportunities. During the spring, the association hosted three alumni networking events in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The networking events helped raise funds for the Frank G. Zarb School of Business Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.
Photo above: Reginald Andre (B.B.A.,’04), president, Zarb Alumni Association and vice president, alternative investments & manager selection group, Goldman Sachs (center), with Hofstra University Start-Ups members and winners of the Reginald Andre ’04 Endowed Award for Zarb School of Business Student Activities (L-R): Aurora Doehring, Max Bidna, Jon El Kordi-Hubbard and Alec Polsley.
The conference, sponsored by Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., began with executive luncheon keynote speaker Kai-Yan Lee, chief U.S. representative, China Vanke Ltd., who discussed the effects of real estate and the economy on impact investing.
From Classroom to Boardroom: Reflections From a Zarb Graduate featuring
Julio A. Portalatin ’81, President and CEO, Mercer On April 9, 2013, Hofstra’s Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) proudly presented Julio A. Portalatin ’81, president and CEO, Mercer, in a special address, “From Classroom to Boardroom: Reflections From a Zarb Graduate.” He intimately spoke to current students about his experiences, challenges and accomplishments as he climbed the career ladder, and also offered his personal perspective on how to best succeed in their careers.
Julio Portalatin, president and CEO, Mercer (center); Associate Dean Gioia Bales (second from the left); and Patricia Salama, director of outreach, Frank G. Zarb School of Business (third from right); with ALPFA members.
Keynote speaker Vincent Molinari, founder and CEO, GATE Technologies.
The event then commenced with two panel discussions. The first discussed impact investing with regard to the corporate, regulatory and academic industries. Moderated by Esmeralda Lyn, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emerita, the panelists included Lauren Koopman, director, U.S. sustainable business solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Lydia Doll, senior associate, corporate responsibility, NYSE Euronext; and Abigail Noble, investors industries, World Economic Forum.
The second panel discussed microfinance. Moderated by Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Ph.D., professor of management, entrepreneurship and general business, this forum featured Timothy Ogden, managing director, financial access initiative, NYU; Amy Feldman, director of programs, Business Outreach Center Network; Timothy Rudd, research associate, MDRC; and Scott Budde, CEO, Better Harvest Federal Credit Union. The conference continued with a special address by the Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar Paranjoy Thakurta, journalist and television anchor for India Talks. Mr. Thakurta is an independent journalist and educator. His work experience, spanning more than 35 years, cuts across different media, including print, radio, television and documentary cinema. A banquet featuring keynote speaker Vincent Molinari, founder and CEO, GATE Technologies, concluded the evening. Mr. Molinari has been the driving force behind GATE’s mission to create new market infrastructure that brings efficiency, transparency and liquidity to the unstructured global alternative asset markets.
Phyllis Ehrlich, Group Vice President of Client Solutions, Time Warner Inc.
Left: Paranjoy Thakurta, Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar and journalist/television anchor for India Talks. Right: Kai-Yan Lee, chief U.S. representative, China Vanke Ltd. (center); Dean Patrick Socci (left); Conference Co-Directors and Professors of Finance Dr. Nancy White and Dr. Anoop Rai (far right); and Vice Dean and C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Finance and Investment Banking Dr. George Papaioannou.
Zarb Community Engagement
The Long Island Export Assistance Center Ladder to Leadership – Flushing Bank and Uniondale High School Zarb Women in Business also continued their partnership with Uniondale High School to offer “Ladder to Leadership,” a unique mentoring program for female high school students. In spring 2013 two special programs were hosted at Hofstra – a professionally facilitated etiquette lunch and tea where achievement awards were distributed. Funded by Flushing Bank, this program will enter its fourth year this fall.
(L-R): Moderator Gioia Bales, associate dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, with panelists Davi Tserpelis, senior vice president, commercial banking, Citibank; Susan Axelrod, founder and chairwoman, Love and Quiches Desserts and Hofstra alum; Mary Rosenbaum, founder and chief brand strategist, Your Career by Design; Toni Corsini, New York/New Jersey regional manager, small business administration, Export Solutions; and Tanya Cole, U.S. commercial service officer, Long Island U.S. Export Assistance Center.
Uniondale high school studen displaying thei ts proudly r certificate of participation.
Photo above: Flushing Bank Senior Vice Presidents Cathy de Pasquale (top row: third from left) and Patricia Tiffany (top row: fourth from left); Associate Dean Gioia Bales (bottom row: third from left) and Uniondale High School administrators and teachers (top row: L-R): Kathy Khalifa, Teresa La Neve-Giovi, Rhonda Taylor, Brenda Williams-Jackson, LaCheall Revell-Williams (bottom row: L-R): Dyan Barton, Pearline Everett and Heather Alicea.
This past spring, the Zarb School and the Long Island Export Assistance Center, a division of the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce, organized a women’s panel discussion, “High Heels Abroad: Grow Your Business Internationally.” Sponsored by Citibank, attendees learned how to expand their business from industry and government experts, including the use of trade finance options and branding resources. Moderated by Associate Dean Gioia Bales, the panel featured Davi Tserpelis, senior vice president, commercial banking, Citibank; Susan Axelrod, founder and chairwoman, Love and Quiches Desserts and Hofstra alum; Mary Rosenbaum, founder and chief brand strategist, Your Career by Design; Toni Corsini, New York/New Jersey regional manager, small business administration, Export Solutions; and Tanya Cole, U.S. commercial service officer, Long Island U.S. Export Assistance Center.
Students Giving Back Students have also taken on a leadership role in giving back to the community. Recently, Zarb graduate students participated in the Polar Bear Plunge in Long Zarb international students participating at the February 3, 2013 Beach to support the Make-APolar Bear Plunge to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wish Foundation. Others students also volunteered at “BOLD,” Staten Island’s largest food drive, accompanied by Jian Xiao, adjunct instructor of accounting, taxation and legal studies in business. Organized by Deloitte CEO Joe Delaney, students classified more than 60,000 items, which were distributed to 25 local not-for-profit organizations. The Zarb School also continues its many other community engagement initiatives with Capital One, Commerce Plaza, and NASDAQ. For further details, visit hofstra.edu/zarbcommunity.
Graduate accounting student participating at “BOLD” food drive in Staten Island.
The Zarb School maintains its strong commitment to community engagement through several initiatives that are continuing to provide students with experiential learning opportunities, leadership training and an awareness of social responsibility in business.
Accounting 21 8 class and Pr ofessor Jian Xi students at “B ao with her OLD” food dr ive.
Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) Blog and Podcast Project Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) and the Zarb School continued their long history of collaboration through the blog and podcast project. Using social media technologies, Zarb students recently blogged and created podcasts about issues that are highly relevant to young, professional adults such as beginning a career, working toward a degree, and embarking on the road to financial independence. For more information, visit cushine.org/blog. 11
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