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Highfield, Richard (full)
Richard
Highfield
Ph.D.
Professor
Business
Finance
203-479-4236
Maxy 126H
Maxcy Hall
About Me

    I became the Dean and Professor at the University of New Haven, College of Business in July of 2008 after five years at St. John’s University in New York where I was Professor of Economics and Finance and, from 2003-2007, Dean of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. I returned to full-time teaching in July 2011.  I completed the AACSB-sponsored Ph.D. Bridge program in Finance at Virginia Tech in 2012.

    Prior to St. John’s, I served as Dean of the University at Albany School of Business from September 1999 through August 2003, and also served as Associate Dean, MBA Program and Operations at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, where I had joined the faculty in 1985. A graduate of Stanford University, I hold an MBA degree from Santa Clara University and a Ph.D. in econometrics and economics from the University of Chicago. My academic research and teaching has been in the areas of monetary economics, forecasting and decision making, and time-series econometrics. I have served on the executive board of the MBA Enterprise Corps, which placed MBA graduates in Peace-Corps-like assignments in locally controlled businesses in emerging market economies; the board of Student Agencies, Inc., the country's oldest student-run corporation; the board of Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York; and on the executive committee of the Middle Atlantic Association of Collegiate Schools of Business. 

    In a more public role, I was the host of a weekly half-hour television interview program titled "Business Matters" as an initiative of the University at Albany Foundation’s Council on Economic Outreach. The program aired each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on WRGB-TV, Channel 6 (CBS affiliate) in New York’s Capital Region from September 2001 through July 2003. A total of eighty-nine shows were produced featuring interviews with entrepreneurs, business owners and others influential in the regional business climate. 

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    Education

    AACSB Ph.D. Bridge Program in Finance, Virginia Tech, 2012.
    Major: Finance

    PhD, University of Chicago, 1987.
    Major: Economics and Econometrics
    Dissertation Title: Forecasting with Bayesian State Space Models

      MBA, Santa Clara University, 1979.

    BA, Stanford University, 1971.
    Major: Economics

    Published Intellectual Contributions

    Book Chapters

    Highfield, R. A. (1992). Forecasting Similar Time Series with Bayesian Pooling Methods -- with application to forecasting European output growth. In Prem K. Goel and N.S. Iyengar (Ed.), Bayesian Inference in Statistics and Econometrics. Springer-Verlag.

     

    Conference Proceedings

    Highfield, R. A. (12/31/1990). Bayesian Approaches to Turning Point Prediction. 1990 Proceedings of the Business and Economics Statistics Section.

     

    Journal Articles

    Highfield, R. A. (1982). Approximating Marginal Density Functions with Curves from the Pearson System.

     

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Highfield, R. A., O'Hara, M., Smith, B. (1996). Do Open Market Operations Matter?  Theory and Evidence from the Second Bank of the United States. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 20 (1/3).

    Highfield, R. A., O'Hara, M., Wood, J. W. (1991). Public Ends, Private Means: Central Banking and the Profit Motive 1823-1832. Journal of Monetary Economics, 28, 287-322.

    Zellner, A., Highfield, R. A. (1988). Calculation of Maximum Entropy Distributions and Approximation of Marginal Posterior Distributions. Journal of Econometrics, 37, 195-209. 

    Highfield, R. A., Smiley, R. (1987). New Business Starts and Economic Activity: An Empirical Investigation. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 5, 51-66.

    Garcia-Ferrer, A., Palm, F., Highfield, R., Zellner, A. (1987). Macroeconomic Forecasting with Pooled International Data. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 5(1), 53-67.

    Presentations Given

    Highfield, R. A. (Panelist), Cyree, K., Tsetsekos, G., Trennepohl, G. (Moderator), Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, "Former Finance Professors who have become Deans," Denver, CO. (October 20, 2011). 

    Highfield, R. A., AACSB Advisory Council, Patricia Flynn, former dean, Bentley University, Arlington, VA. (March 4, 2009). 

    Highfield, R. A. (Panelist), Helmuth, J. (Panelist), Thomas, J. (Panelist), 12th International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, "Ethics Education in Business Schools," Vincentian business schools, Niagara University. (October 27, 2006).

    Highfield, R. A., Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni of NYC, "Business Schools: From Hard Knocks to Nobel Prizes and Back," Lubin House in Manhattan. (June 1, 2005).

    Highfield, R. A., Academy of Marketing Sciences annual meeting, "Johnson Graduate School of Management as part of a session on innovations in MBA programs." (May 1995). 

    Highfield, R. A., 11th International Symposium on Forecasting, "A Multivariate State-Space Model for Regime Shift Prediction," New York, NY. (June 9, 1991).

    Highfield, R. A., Fourth Valencia International Meeting on Bayesian Statistics, "A Multivariate State-Space Model for Regime Shift Prediction," Peniscola, Spain. (April 15, 1991).

    Highfield, R. A., Indo-United States Workshop on Bayesian Analysis in Statistics & Econometrics, "Forecasting Similar Time Series using Bayesian Pooling Methods." (December 19, 1988).

    Highfield, R. A., TIMS/ORSA European Conference, "Pooling models in forecasting," Paris, France. (July 1988).

    Highfield, R. A., Garcia-Ferrer, A., Palm, F., Zellner, A., World Congress of the Econometric Society, "Macroeconomic Forecasting with Pooled International Data," Boston, MA. (August 1985).

    Highfield, R. A., NSF-NBER Seminar on Bayesian Inference in Econometrics, "Forecasting with Bayesian State-Space Models," Minneapolis. (May 1985).

    Highfield, R. A., Workshop in Economics and Econometrics, "Using time Series Analysis in the Specification Process for Generalized Expectations Models," University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. (December 1983).

    Professional Positions

    Academic

    Professor of Economics and Finance, University of New Haven, College of Business. (July 2011 - Present).

    Dean and Professor, University of New Haven, College of Business. (July 2008 - June 2011).
    Chief Academic Office of the College of Business

    Professor of Economics, St. John's University, Tobin College of Business. (July 2007 - June 2008). 

    Dean and Professor, St. John's University, Tobin College of Business. (September 2003 - June 2007).
    Chief Academic Officer of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business

    Dean and Service Professor, School of Business, University at Albany, State University of New York. (September 1999 - August 2003).

    Associate Dean for MBA Programs and Operations, Sr. Lecturer in Economics, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management. (January 1998 - August 1999).
    Responsible for MBA program and financial operations of the Johnson School.

    Assistant Dean, Director of the MBA Program, Sr. Lecturer in Economics, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management. (July 1993 - December 1998).

    Assistant Professor of Economics, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management. (June 1985 - June 1993).

     

    Professional

    Director of Management Studies, University of San Francisco. (February 1978 - August 1980).
    Designed and conducted studies of management issues, including budgeting and planning. Served as financial member of management team in collective bargaining and arbitrations.

    Assistant to the Director of Housing and Food Services, Stanford University. (August 1976 - February 1978). 

    Procurement Analyst, Stanford University. (August 1973 - August 1976).

    Marketing Representative, Burroughs Corporation. (February 1972 - August 1973).

    Professional Service

    Member, Executive Committee and Communications co-chair for the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA). (2007 - 2008). 

    Executive Board, American Marketing Association, New York. (2003).

    Committee Member, Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York, New York. (2000 - 2003). 

    Committee Member, Student Agencies, Inc, Ithaca, New York. (1995 - 1999).
    oldest student-run corporation in the U.S. 

    Committee Member, MBA Enterprise Corps. (1994 - 1999). 

    Reviewer, Journal Article, Econometric Theory, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Forecasting. (1986 - 1993).

    Committee Member, Ph.D. Dissertation. (1987 - 1992).
    For Sheldon Gao, Douglas Hanna, Robin Brenner, Zeynep Onder, Charles Lee 

    Committee Member, NSF Task Force on Economic Forecasting and Global Change. (1991).
    Chaired by Prof. Christopher Sims of Yale University

    Committee Member, Center for Analytical Economics (CAE) Cornell University. (1987 - 1990).

    Media Contributions

    TV

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Mr. Tom Marusek*, President and Co-founder of Comfortex, and Mr. Michael Marvin, Co-founder and former Co-Chairman of MapInfo on the subject of leadership.  w/Kelly Lovell.  Show also featured a video 'tribute' to Richard Highfield's two years with the show (July 27, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Dr. Paulette J. McCormick,Director, Gen*NY*Sis Center and Tom Birdsey, Executive Principal, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (architectural firm) on the subject of UAlbany's new Cancer Genomics Research Center.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (July 20, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Dr. Karen R. Hitchcock, President of the University at Albany on the subject of collaborations of the business, government and academic communities in the Capital Region.  w/ Kelly Lovell and Jack Aernecke, WRGB-TV Anchor and Business editor (July 13, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Althea Snyder, Managing Partner of the Tech Valley Angel Network, Walter L. Robb*, President of Vantage Management, Inc. and Chester J. Opalka*, President, Opalka Family Investment Partners, LP on the subject of Angel Investing. w/ Kelly Lovell. (July 6, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Herb Chesbrough, President and Executive Director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director of the Capital Repertory Theatre, and Ellen Sinopoli, Artistic Director/Executive Director of the The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Inc. on the subject of the business of the performing arts. (June 29, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Robert W. Lazar, President and CEO of the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC), Sarah A. Halliday, Vice President of NYBDC, Harold Hatfield*, Co-owner of Maximum Security Products Corp., and Joseph Burch*, President of Maximum Security Products Corp on the subject of NYBDC's community mission as a lender, and the experience of one of their clients.  w/ Jack Aernecke, WRGB-TV Anchor and Business editor. (June 22, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Gene Schuler* Assoc. VP of Research at the University at Albany, Tom Sinopoli, Managing Director of Schwartz Heslin Group, Inc., and David Gibson*, President of X-Ray Optical Systems, Inc. on the subject of technology transfer.  w/ Jack Aernecke, WRGB-TV Anchor and Business editor. (June 15, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Lamar A. Hill*, Director of Business Development at Albany Nanotech, and John R. Frank, Vice President Operations and Business Development of M + W Zander.  This was the second of two shows on the subject of the 2003 Tech Valley Summit.  w/ Kelly Lovell and Jack Aernecke, WRGB-TV Anchor and Business editor. (June 8, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, Founding Dean of the School of NanoSciences & NanoEngineering at the University at Albany and Executive Director of Albany Nanotech, and Lyn Taylor, President of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.  This was the first of two shows on the subject of the 2003 Tech Valley Summit. w/ Kelly Lovell and Jack Aernecke, WRGB-TV Anchor and Business editor. (June 1, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Carl Florio, President & CEO of the Hudson River Bank & Trust Company, Peter Ross*, Lecturer at the University at Albany School of Business and Susan M. Hollister*, Vice President Human Resources of the Hudson River Bank and Trust Company on the subject of the bank and its partnership with the UAlbany MBA program for student research.  w/ Kelly Lovell and Jack Aernecke, WRGB-TV Anchor and Business editor. (May 25, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Linda Krzykowski*, Assistant Dean for Campus MBA Programs at the University at Albany, Phil Kahn*, Vice President & CIO of St. Peter’s Hospital and MBA student, Peter Cosgrove, Vice President of Commercial Lending at the Troy Savings Bank and Chair of the Advisory Council for Campus MBA Programs at UAlbany, and Trent Romer*, Sales Manager at the Clear View Bag Company and Graduating MBA Student.  The subject was UAlbany's research forum program for featuring the projects of MBA students at regional businesses.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (May 18, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Robert Geer, Associate Professor at the University at Albany School of NanoScience and NanoEngineering, Amy Johnson, President of Capstone, Inc. and Michael S. Holland, President of Bishop House Consulting, Inc. on the subject of Albany Nanotech's seminar series on preparing and transforming a high tech workforce.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (May 11, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Robert G. Callender*, Acting V.P. of Programs for The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Richard M. Saburro, President and CEO of Starfire Systems, Inc., and Lawrence R. Folsom*, President and CEO of Folsom Technologies, Inc. on the subject of NYSERDA's partnerships with business to provide energy research and development opportunities in the State of New York. w/ Kelly Lovell. (May 4, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Bob Allen, President & Chief Executive Officer of C.T. Male Associates and Ms. Eileen Lindburgh, Vice President of CB Richard Ellis on the subject of commercial real estate development in the Capital Region.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (April 27, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of John Rode*, President of Temper Corporation and Walter S. Borisenok, President of Fortitech, Inc. on the subject of manufacturing.  w/ Kelly Lovell and Jack Aernecke, WRGB-TV Anchor and Business editor. (April 20, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Sandy Pogue, VP of Marketing for adInterax and Director of the American Marketing Association (AMA), and Jeff Corcoran, Executive Director of the Schenectady County Community Business Center on the subject of the recent UAlbany/AMA Marketing Symposium. w/ Kelly Lovell. (April 6, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Dr. Pradeep Haldar*, Leader of New Energy New York at Albany Nanotech, Sanjay Correa, Global Technology Leader at GE Global Research and Steven L. Einhorn*, Chairman & President of EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc. on the subject of the goals and objectives of the Alternative Energy Consortium. w/ Kelly Lovell. (March 30, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Dan Natarelli*, President & CEO of SSP Companies, John Schneiter, President of GlobalSpec, Inc., and Harry Apkarian*, Chairman, CEO of Transtech Systems, Inc. The subject of the show was successful entrepreneurial spinoffs from the General Electric Company. w/ Kelly Lovell. (March 16, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Kevin J. McCoy*, CPA and Managing Director of Marvin and Company, PC, and Professor Kajal Lahiri, Director of the Econometrics Research Center at the University at Albany about the economic prospects for the Capital Region and the State, based on their recent survey research.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (March 9, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Tom M. Long, Vice President/General Manager of WRGB TV, James J. Morrell, President/Owner of Albany Broadcasting Company and Joe Condon, President & Owner of Radioalbany.com on the subject of the 'business of the airwaves. (March 2, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of John Egan, Chief Executive Officer of Albany International Airport and Chris Rupprecht, Station Manager for Southwest Airlines at Albany International Airport on the subject of the development of the airport and why Southwest has chosen it as a location. (February 23, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Jim Ullery*, President of Center for Organizational energy, LLC, Rick Ranous, President of Focused HR Solutions, LLC and Gerri Ratigan*, Owner/Coach of Life Propulsion Enterprises, on the subject of management and leadership training. w/ Kelly Lovell. (February 16, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Tom Lemery, President & CEO of Creatacor, Inc., Paul J. Madelone*, President-Government Services  and Thomas Whitten*, Executive VP/COO of Light and Power Communications, and Michael Panza, Co-Owner of Fine Affairs on the subject of event support companies. w/ Kelly Lovell. (February 9, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Bonnie Ausfeld*, President/CEO of The Typing Place, Jeanne A. Benas, President/Owner of BenasArt, and Maureen Simione*, President of MS Solutions, on the subject of sole proprietorships and home businesses.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (February 2, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Stan Cipkowski, Founder and Executive Vice President of American Bio Medica Corporation, Joanne H. Moon* and Lynn E Momrow*, Managing Partners of Extreme Molding LLC, and Dr. Lauren Brasile, Founder, Exec. VP and CSO of Breonics, Inc. on the subject of being a company in the medical business. w/ Kelly Lovell. (January 26, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Bill Brigham, Director of Albany's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Taida de Guzman-Richards* Vice President of Pioneer Fuels, Inc. and Michael Tangora, President of Tangora Technologies, Inc.  The show was a 'Small Business Primer' featuring the SBDC and companies that it has worked with.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (January 19, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Hugh Johnson, Chairman & President of First Albany Asset Management Corporation, Jim Emell*, CPA and Director of Marvin and Company, PC, and Greg Moran, President of Talent Management Group on the subject of 'FORECAST 2003' for the capital region.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (January 12, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Renee Nichols*, Program Manager of Export New York, Martin Gordinier, Vice President Sales & Marketing of Gurley Precision Instruments, Peter Bennison*, Sr. Vice President of Waste Management & Recycling Products, and Peter Muscanelli*,  Founder/Administrator of the International Association of Electronics Recyclers on the subject of EXPORT NEW YORK and the businesses it works with to promote exports of New York products.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (January 5, 2003).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Michael D. Grosso*, CEO of Dynabil Industries, Inc. and also Chairman of the Chief Executives Network (CEN), Gary Balfour, President of Ceramaseal and President of CEN, and Martin J. Wawrla*, President of ProTech Systems, Inc. and Treasurer of CEN on the subject of CEN's work with manufacturing businesses.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (December 29, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Barry Richman, President and Michael Richman, General Manager of Pearl Grant Richmans, Amy Mazzotta*, Owner of Color Me Mine, and Zachary Medwin , Owner of Tri-City Luggage, on the subject of being a retail business in Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (December 15, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Richard Florida*, Author of The Rise of the Creative Class, Richard Florida Creativity Group, LLC , Marilyn Higgins, Vice President of National Grid and others on the subject of the subject of "Future Forward".  w/ Kelly Lovell. (December 8, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Tammy Peters, President of Christmas Decor by The Creative Edge, James M. Comalli, President of Comalli Electric, Mike Fitzgerald, Owner/President of Saratoga Sweets, and Robert Eaton*, Partner in Bob’s Trees on the subject of Holiday Businesses.  w/ Kelly Lovell. (December 1, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Ray Rettig, owner and President of Cotton Hill Studios, Valerie DeLaCruz, a Singer/Songwriter and Greg Dory, of Dorian Recording on the subject of the recording industry in the Capital Region. (November 17, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews with Joe and Ann McMahon of McMahan Thoroughbreds of Saratoga, and Skip Carlson*, General Manager of the  of the Saratoga Equine Sports Center on the subject of the Equine Industry in Saratoga. w/ Kelly Lovell. (November 10, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Dr. Paulette Mccormick , Professor and Director of UAlbany Center for Comparative Functional Genomics on the subject of the 'business of scientific research' in the Capital Region and the University partnerships that promote it.  In this show, Kelly Lovell, President of the Center for Economic Growth is introduced as a frequent co-host, reporter and commentator for the show. (October 27, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews with John Witt, owner of Witt Builders and Jim Sasko, owner of Teakwood Remodeling on the subject of being unique builders. (October 20, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Gary Dake, President of Stewart’s Processing Corporation, Clint Barber of Barber Brothers Dairy Farm (and a Stewart's supplier) and Susan Law Dake, Public Affairs Director for Stewart’s Shops, on the subject of the business of Stewart's Shops, a highly successful chain of convenience shops in capital region and beyond. (October 13, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Daniel Hogarty, Chairman, President and CEO of the Troy Financial Corporation, Peter Cureau, Vice President and Director of Commercial Mortgage Lending and Stephen von Schenk, Vice President and Director of Commercial Lending of The Troy Savings Bank on the subject of thinking globally but acting locally as a financial institution. (October 5, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Jack Aernecke, Channel 6 – WRGB anchor and reporter, Rex Smith, Editor of the Times Union and Marlene Kennedy, Executive Business Editor of the Times Union, and Carolyn Jones, Publisher of The Business Review and Mike Hendricks, Editor of The Business Review on the subject of the journalism business in the Capital Region. (September 29, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Norm and Ken Hayner of the Hayner Brothers Baseball and Softball Academy, Dennis O’Leary and Manny Cruz of Albany Indoor Rockclimbing and with Afrim Nezaj of the Afrim Indoor Soccer Facility on the subject of their businesses involving indoor sports facilities. (September 22, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Kathy Jucket, CEO of Telescope Casual Furniture in Granville,NY and with Eric Hannay, Operations Manager of Hannay Reels in Westerlo, NY on the subject of their successful, fourth generation, family-owned manufacturing businesses. (September 15, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Patricia Becker, owner of The Country Studio, one of the oldest portrait studios in the region, Debra Perlman and John Carlson of Earth Rising Productions and Kathy Lanni of Regalo A Gift Experience on the subject of their small 'lifestyle' businesses. (September 8, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Dean Alain Kalyeros of the University at Albany and Albany Nanotech, Danielle Walker and Nancy Martin of the GE Global Research Center, and James Ryan of IBM on the subject of the high-tech research business in the Capital Region and the recent partnership announced with International Sematech of Austin, TX. (August 17, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Greg Moran, President of the Talent Management Group and founder of the Albany chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), Guy Maddalone, founder of GTM Associates and A New England Nanny, and Ira Grossman, President of Emergeon. This is the second of two shows focusing on the YEO and its members. (August 11, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of  Todd Kilburn, founder of Precision Industrial Maintenance, an environmental & industrial cleaning firm in Schenectady. David Wojeski, founder of the accounting firm Wojeski & Company CPA’s, and Steven Rowe, President of the technology marketing firm ThinkOne.  All are members of the Young Entreprenuers Organization (YEO), and this is the first of two shows on that group and its members. (August 4, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Tom Burke, owner of several Dunkin Donuts stores, Brian Hanaburgh, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants, Patrick Pipino, a franchisee of Ben & Jerry’s, and Matt Baumgartner, owner of Bombers Burrito Bar on the subject of franchise businesses. (July 28, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of John Collins, General Manager of The Great Escape in Glens Falls, NY, Ron Choquette, owner of the Burden Lake Country Club in Averill Park, John Sagendorf, General Manager of Howe Caves in Cobleskill, and Scott Commander, President of Funplex in East Greenbush.  The subject of the show was 'summer fun' businesses. (July 21, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Michael London, proprietor of Mrs. London’s Bakery and Café, in Saratoga (and also Rockhill Bakehouse in Greenwich, New York), and Mark and Betty Straus, proprietors of Mabou, a unique store for home furnishings and antiques among other interesting things.   These are neighboring 'upscale' businesses in Saratoga. (July 14, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Catherine Hamilton and William Roach, owners of the Putnam Market and Putnam Wines, and with David Zecchini, owner of Chianti il Ristorante. The subject of the show was Saratoga businesses that contribute to the 'gourmet' reputation of the area. (July 7, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews with Thaddeus Pinckney, Founder and President of Luvins Muffins (and UAlbany MBA graduate) and with NYS Commissioner of Agriculture, Nathan Rudgers.  The subject of the show was an entrepreneurial food business and  how the state's Pride of NY program can help a NY food or agriculture business establish a brand. (June 30, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Dr. James Burton, CEO and Chairman of Psyche Pharmaceuticals, a fledgling business in UAlbany’s East Campus incubator researching new ways to synthesize certain pharmaceuticals, and Dr. Peter Weber, Chief Scientist and a co-founder of WR2, a company formed to commercialize technology originally developed to dispose of certain biological waste at Albany Medical College. (June 23, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of representatives of the Foodbank of the Capital Region, its approach to the logistics of providing food relief, and how businesses like the Golub Corportation (Price Chopper stores) contribute to the ongoing success of its mission. (June 16, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Robert Clancy, President of the Capital Region Chapter of the American Marketing Association. Kenneth Bessette of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York, and Richard Thomas of the School Administrators Association.  The subject is the running of membership associations designed to improve the business climate and help their members succeed. (June 9, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Tush Nikollaj, President and CEO of Logical Net Communications, a leading internet service provider in the Northeast, and Christine Malone and Rocco Semeraro, Partners in an innovative web-applications firm enigmatically called ES11.  The subject is being a successful internet firm after the bursting of the dot com bubble. (June 2, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Robert Lazar, President and CEO of the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) , an organization associated with 160 banks, and Robert Curley, Division President of Charter One Bank in the capital region on the subject of banking in the region. (May 26, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of William Brigham, Director of UAlbany's capital region Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Ben Serotta of Serotta Bicycles of Saratoga, and Mark Shuket of NYS National Brands. What do a pastrami business and a titanium bicycle business have in common?  Assistance from the SBDC. (May 19, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Tom Marusek, President and co-founder of Comfortex Window Fashions, a Capital Region company with manufacturing facilities across the country and sales around the world.  The subject is how an aeronautical and astronautical engineer became a successful entrepreneur in window treatments. (May 12, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Anthony Capece of Central Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) in Albany, Jon Wafer, owner of the Tru’ Images barber shop, and Marcus Pryor of Pryor Associates.  The subject of the show was a regional BID and some of the businesses that have supported it and benefitted from it. (May 5, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Kathy Rowe, Vice President of ThinkOne, Melissa Frenyea, Director of Development at VersaTrans, Bettyjo Bouchey, Director Of Professional Services of ThinkOne, Laura Nastasia, Product Manager at InfoEd and Sherrie Silver, a National Accounts Executive at Corning Data Solutions.  All are members of a group called Women in Technology Internations (WITI), and the subject of the show was that group, its membership and how it actively promotes both technology and the people who will make the business success happen. (April 28, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Kelly Lovell, President of the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) in the capital region.  The subject was how CEG, founded as a partnership of private businesses, drives economic development in the region. (April 21, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Jayme Lahut, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority, a public benefit corporation dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of Schenectady County and John Ciovacco, CEO of Cyclics, Incorporated, a plastics company in the process of moving its operations to Schenectady’s Riverside Technology Park. (April 14, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Paul Murray, President of a new firm financial services company called PriorityFinancial, and Rick Harris, who is Vice President for Advanced Planning, and Katherine Doran, a CPA with Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte.  The subject is how professionals in accounting, tax, investments and insurance can work together to provide the best financial advice for their clients. (April 7, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Beth Coco, founder of MicroKnowledge computer training and a Vice President at Vytek Solutions. Beth has found a way, throughout her fifteen years of doing business in the Capital Region, to create opportunities for businesses to succeed in this rapidly changing environment. (March 31, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Philip Pellegrino, Sector President of Energy Technology of Intermagnetics General Corporation and who also and serves as President of the Intermagnetics subsidiary IGC-SuperPower.  The subject is the work at IGC-SuperPower to develop higher volume ways to transmit electricity through superconducting technology. (March 24, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Dr. Thomas D’Ambra, Chairman and CEO of Albany Molecular Research, a leading chemistry-based drug discovery and development company, focusing on applications for new small molecule prescription drugs.  The subject was drug discovery companies that stay focused on the research.  Albany Molecular is the company that discovered the science that led to the popular prescription drug Allegra. (March 17, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Intervews of Steve Wightman, President of SawBucks and James Ayotte, President of the Northeast Retail Lumber Association, an organization representing one of the major suppliers of construction material.  The subject is SawBucks innovation that is bringing a high-tech payment mechanism for contractors to this very traditional industry. (March 10, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Hugh Johnson, Chairman, President and Chief Investment Officer of First Albany Asset Management Corporation and Kevin McCoy, Managing Director of Marvin and Company.  The subject is the business outlook and the results of Marvin and Company's 16th annual business climate survey of nearly 1000 regional businesses. (February 24, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of  Jeff Sperber, President and CEO of Huckleberry Finn, Inc., a company that includes a marketing division involved in advertising and promotions, and also includes the largest retail business in the Downtown Albany Business District. (February 17, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Kimberley Comisky, President of Kimberley’s A Day Spa in Latham, NY and Bill Comisky, President of Keyano Aromatics, a company that manufactures environmentally friendly professional salon and spa products. (February 10, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Dr. William Acker, President of Mechanical Technologies, Inc..  The subject is his company's research and development of fuel cells as a portable, inexpensive and long lasting energy source for a variety of devices as an alternative to batteries. (February 3, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Philip Gallant, Executive Vice President of New York Long Term Care Brokers, an insurance brokerage headquartered in Clifton Park.  The subject is the developing market for insurance that specializes in the needs of those anticipating the later stages of life. (January 27, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Kenneth Yanneck, President of IPLogic and Michael Connally Vice President of Sales. Both are co-founders of IPLogic, a company providing digital network design, management and security services to customers in the Capital Region and beyond. (January 20, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of David Gibson, President of X-Ray Optical Systems, UAlbany’s first, and still thriving, incubator company.  The subject was the development of technology to focus X-Rays (long thought impossible) and the development of the company from its beginnings in a basement room at the University. (January 13, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of William Brigham, Director of UAlbany's capital region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and two of the business owners that the SBDC has worked with:  William Higgins of Homestead View Farm Garlic that is making a go of it in the organic garlic business, and Karen Hartgen of Hartgen Archeological Associates, a business working to discover and preserve our region’s history even as we build for the 21st century. (January 6, 2002).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Professor Hal Gueutal who heads the MBA concentration in Human Resource Information Systems at the UAlbany School of Business, Scott Tannenbaum, President of the Group for Organizational Effectiveness, an HR consulting firm headquartered in the capital region, and Jill Kanin-Lovers, a UAlbany alumna who now heads human resources at Avon Products.  The subject of the show is the booming human resources industry. (December 30, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Wally Altes, the outgoing President of the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce.  The show was a tribute to him, and the programs he has fostered in his 12 years with the Chamber. (December 16, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Michael D. Marvin, Co-chairman of the Board and Co-founder of MapInfo and Mark Cattini, President and CEO of MapInfo.  The subject was MapInfo as a successful entrepreneurial startup company in the region, and Mr. Marvin's thoughts on the role of entrepreneurs. (December 9, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Ed Murray, President of Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York, Anthony Suraci of Hewlett Packard and volunteer Chair of the Junior Achievement Board, and Jim O’Keefe, President of Taconic, a Junior Achievement Board member and classroom volunteer.  The subject was the value of the Junior Achievement educational programs for school children, and the importance of this education to business. (December 2, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of David Schultz, Founder and President of Media Logic, and graduate of the School of Business at UAlbany.  The subject is his founding and growing this full service marketing communications firm to one with over $50M in annual billings. (November 25, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Charles Haviland co-chair of the Technology Company Law Group at Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, Lyn Taylor, Executive Vice President of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce (and Incoming President), and Randy Steward of Molecular OptoElectronics.  The subject is the recent 'Tech Valley to Silicon Alley' conference in New York City, in which they all played an important role in getting Tech Valley ideas in front of venture capitalists. (November 18, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Stephen Leon, Editor and Publisher of Metroland.  The subject is how this alternative news weekly was rescued from bankruptcy by a former high school teacher and rock music critic -- the challenges that go with having 'alternative' news turn out to be more and more mainstream. (November 11, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interviews of Cheryl Gnade, Vice President of the Albany firm Logical Net Communications, and currently President of the Women’s Business Council of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, and also Susan Novotny, the owner of the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza, an independent bookstore, and Tracy Metzger of TL Metzger & Associates, a company that offers special services for the real estate needs of the wireless communications industry. (November 4, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Don Metzner, President of Armory Automotive – a man who has brought a different kind of thinking a well-established family business. The subject was the Armory Center, where automotive sales are mixed with broadcasting, restaurants, dancing and a good time. (October 28, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Neil Evans, owner of the C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station.  The show was about how this entrepreneur re-established a family-owned brewing company dating from the 19th century, and how a group of UAlbany MBA students used his business as a live case study in business strategy. (October 21, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Gene Schuler, UAlbany's 'point man' for making technology developed at the University transfer into successful business applications, and Professor Al Millis, a director of the University's Center for Comparative Functional Genomics.  The subject is business opportunities arising out of biotechnology research. (October 7, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview with Robert Lazar, President & CEO of the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC), a company headquartered in Albany and doing business throughout the state.  The subject is how NYBCD, an organization with 160 member banks, works to provide innovative business loans in situations in which the individual banks cannot. (September 30, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Interview of Robert Schwartz, Managing Director of the Schwartz Heslin Group, a company that helps high potential businesses with innovative ideas get started, and with Frank Pascuito Chairman and CEO of Go2Pay.com, a pioneer in internet payment products. (September 23, 2001).

    Host of Business Matters. Inaugural show.  Interviews of William Brigham, Director of UAlbany's capital region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and one of the center's clients, Jim Vandervoort, President of Sportstick, a company with an innovative approach to sunscreen. (September 9, 2001).

    Teaching Experience

    University of New Haven

    FINC 2213, Business Finance, 2 courses.

    FINC 2214, LabFINC 2213, 2 courses.

    FINC 6601, Financial Management, 3 courses.

    FINC 6605, Data Evaluation & Modeling, 2 courses.

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