Business Faculty & Staff

Dean | Rama Yelkur
Assistant Dean | Lori Hollenbeck
Chair, Department of Accounting/Finance | Raymond Shady
Chair, Department of Management/Marketing | Monica Hodis
Director, MBA Program | David Kunsch

Steven Barber

Title: Visiting Instructor
Office: Salerno 235
Phone: (585) 385-8154
Email: sbarber@sjfc.edu
Education: M.S., Finance, RIT
B.S., Geology and Archeology, Cornell

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J. Jason Berman

J. Jason Berman

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 238
Phone: (585) 385-8086
Email: jberman@sjfc.edu
Education: Ed.D., University of Rochester
M.S., Counseling, The City College of New York
B.A., Psychology, The City College of New York

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Amanda Burns

Amanda Burns

Title: Assistant to the Dean, School of Business
Office: Salerno 204
Phone: (585) 385-8446
Email: aburns@sjfc.edu
Education: BBA, Technology Management, State University of New York, College of Technology at Alfred

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Jeongho Choi

Jeongho Choi

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 143
Phone: (585) 899-3826
Email: jchoi@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Rutgers University

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Mary Kay Copeland

Mary Kay Copeland

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 136
Phone: (585) 385-8225
Email: mcopeland@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Regent University
MBA, B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo

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Robert Costigan

Robert Costigan

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 143
Phone: (585) 385-8085
Email: rcostigan@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Applied Psychology, University of Missouri – St. Louis
M.A., Applied Psychology, University of Missouri – St. Louis
MBA, Washington University, St. Louis

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Seyda Deligonul

Seyda Deligonul

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 234
Phone: (585) 385-8084
Email: sdeligonul@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Hacettepe University, Turkey
MBA, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Southern California
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University

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J. Dennis Ding

J. Dennis Ding

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 242
Phone: (585) 385-7351
Email: jding@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois – Champaign
M.S., Engineering Management, Duke University
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany

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Michael W. Fedoryshyn

Michael W. Fedoryshyn

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Salerno 132
Phone: (585) 385-8091
Email: mfedoryshyn@sjfc.edu
Education: MBA, Accounting/Finance, University of Rochester
B.S., Mathematics, Lafayette College

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Arthur Hintz

Arthur Hintz

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Salerno 140
Phone: (585) 385-8248
Email: ahintz@sjfc.edu
Education: MBA, Indiana University
M.S., Mathematics, Indiana University
B.S., Mathematics, St. John Fisher College

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Monica Hodis

Monica Hodis

Title: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Management/Marketing
Office: Salerno 237
Phone: (585) 899-3793
Email: mhodis@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D. Marketing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
MBA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.S. Economics., West University of Timisoara-Romania

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Lori Hollenbeck

Lori Hollenbeck

Title: Assistant Dean, School of Business
Office: Salerno 204B
Phone: (585) 899-3707
Email: lhollenbeck@sjfc.edu
Education: MBA, Alfred University
B.S., Alfred University

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Selim Ilter

Selim Ilter

Title: Dean Emeritus, School of Business
Professor Emeritus, Department of Management/Marketing
Phone: N/A
Email: silter@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., International Business, Georgia State University
MBA, University of Notre Dame
M.S., B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Robert College, Turkey

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Kristi Jeffres

Title: Visiting Professor
Office: Salerno 139
Phone: (585) 385-7346
Email: kjeffres@sjfc.edu
Education: M.T., University of Denver
MBA, B.S., St. John Fisher College

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Isar Kiani

Isar Kiani

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 141
Phone: (585) 385-7341
Email: ikiani@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Concordia University
MBA, Sharif University of Technol
B.Sc., University of Tehran

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Kamil Kozan

Kamil Kozan

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 142
Phone: (585) 385-8090
Email: kkozan@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Organizational Studies, School of Business, UCLA
M.S., Socio-technical Systems, School of Business, UCLA
B.S., Industrial Management, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

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David Kunsch

David Kunsch

Title: Assistant Professor and Director, MBA Program
Office: Salerno 135
Phone: (585) 385-5245
Email: dkunsch@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
M.S., Wayne State University
LL.B., Osgood Hall Law School, Ontario, Canada
B.S.E.E., General Motors Institute (Kettering University)

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Merouane Lakehal-Ayat

Merouane Lakehal-Ayat

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 241
Phone: (585) 385-8429
Email: mlakehalayat@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., International Finance & Economics, U. of Denver
J.D., Business and Law, Algiers Business and Law School
MBA, Finance, U. of Denver
M.S., International Management, U. of Denver
M.A., International Relations, U. of Denver

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Hugh Lambert

Hugh Lambert

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 244
Phone: (585) 385-8457
Email: hlambert@sjfc.edu
Education: MBA, New York University
B.S., Fairfield University

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Nicholas Leifker

Nicholas Leifker

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 137
Phone: (585) 899-3817
Email: nleifker@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Iowa
MBA, Texas A&M University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

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Farrokh Mamaghani

Farrokh Mamaghani

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 243
Phone: (585) 385-8437
Email: mamaghani@sjfc.edu
Education: D. Sc., Systems Analysis and Management, George Washington University
M.S., Systems Analysis and Management, George Washington University
B.S., Physics, University of Tabriz

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Lynn Mucenski-Keck

Lynn Mucenski-Keck

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Salerno 236
Phone: (585) 385-7220
Email: lmucenski-keck@sjfc.edu
Education: M.S., University of Denver
B.S. Accounting, St. John Fisher College

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Marcia O'Brien

Marcia O'Brien

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Salerno 138
Phone: (585) 385-7357
Email: mobrien@sjfc.edu
Education: DBA, Anderson University
MBA, University of Rochester
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
AAS, Alfred State College

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Laurel Parrilli

Laurel Parrilli

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 139
Phone: (585) 385-8326
Email: lparrilli@sjfc.edu
Education: M.S., State University of New York at Geneseo
B.S., Binghamton University

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Maria Carolina Saffie Robertson

Maria Carolina Saffie Robertson

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 233
Phone: (585) 385-7347
Email: mcsaffierobertson@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., M.S., John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal Canada

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Hemant Sashittal

Hemant Sashittal

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 231
Phone: (585) 385-8088
Email: hsashittal@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D. Business Administration (Marketing), Syracuse University
MBA, Syracuse University
MMS, Bombay University
B.Com., Bombay University

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Pouya Seifzadeh

Pouya Seifzadeh

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 235
Phone: (585) 385-8340
Email: pseifzadeh@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., The University of Western Ontario
MBA, Sharif University of Technology
MSCE, BSCE, University of Tehran

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Raymond Shady

Raymond Shady

Title: Executive Director for External Affairs and Chair, Department of Accounting/Finance
Office: Salerno 240
Phone: (585) 385-8098
Email: rshady@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario

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Ronald Sicker

Ronald Sicker

Title: Visiting Instructor
Office: Salerno 134
Phone: (585) 385-7398
Email: rsicker@sjfc.edu
Education: MBA, John Carroll University
B.S., Ohio State University

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Tom Tyson

Tom Tyson

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 232
Phone: (585) 385-8431
Email: ttyson@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Accounting, Georgia State University
M.Ed., Education (Counseling), University of Pittsburgh
MBA, Management, New Mexico State University
B.S., History, Northwestern University

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Laurie Valentino

Laurie Valentino

Title: Internship Coordinator for the School of Business
Office: Salerno 130
Phone: (585) 385-7344
Email: lvalentino@sjfc.edu
Education: M.S. Human Resource Development, St. John Fisher College
B.A. Interpersonal Communication, State University of New York at Geneseo

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Derek Vanderlinde

Derek Vanderlinde

Title: Visiting Instructor
Office: Salerno 134
Phone: (585) 385-8353
Email: dvanderlinde@sjfc.edu
Education: MBA, Columbia Business School
B.A., Columbia College

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Patricia L. Wollan

Patricia L. Wollan

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 239
Phone: (585) 899-3862
Email: pwollan@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
MBA, Old Dominion University
B.S., York University, York, England

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Rama Yelkur

Rama Yelkur

Title: Dean, School of Business
Phone: (585) 385-8446
Email: ryelkur@sjfc.edu
Education: DBA, Mississippi State University
MBA, PSG College of Technology, India
B.S., Ethiraj College, Madras University, India
Certifications: Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Mel F. Zuberi

Mel F. Zuberi

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 133
Phone: (585) 385-7267
Email: mzuberi@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of North Texas
MBA, Vanderbilt University

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