The Pace University faculty who teach our online degree completion programs include dedicated educators, experienced professionals, and well-published researchers with a deep knowledge and passion for their discipline. Many of the same professors who teach our online degree completion programs have spent decades working for Pace University and have helped to reimagine coursework specifically for online learning.
Uzoamaka Anakwe, PhD
Uzomaka Anakwe is a dedicated and experienced educator with over 25 years of teaching experience in the field of business administration. Her areas of professional interest include domestic and international organizational behavior and theory, human resource management, diversity, and cultural sensitivity.
Her research is well-published in scholarly journals, book chapters, exercises and reviews as well as multiple research conferences and presentations. Anakwe also serves as a peer reviewer for multiple scholarly journals including the Journal of Managerial Issues and has received numerous awards and grants for her research and peer review efforts.
Anakwe holds a PhD in Business Administration from Drexel University. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University in Canada and a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick in Canada.
Karen Berger, PhD
Karen Berger has been a professor of marketing at Pace University for 30 years. Throughout her time at the University, she has maintained close connections to marketing firms, most recently providing pro bono work in order to write case studies that her students can work with and learn from to better their own understanding.
Her current research includes the effect of social media and online consumer reviews on consumer behavior and the analysis of current business problems in the form of case studies for use in the classroom. She has authored numerous articles in publications such as the Business Case Journal, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Marketing in Higher Education.
Berger holds a PhD and a Master of Philosophy in Marketing from New York University. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and French from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Imran Chowdhury, PhD
Imran Chowdhury has several years of experience teaching courses in international management, strategic management and entrepreneurship. Prior to coming to Pace, Chowdhury gained professional experience in international development and public health both in the U.S. and in Malawi, Uganda.
His research interests include organizational balance of social and economic demands. In addition, Chowdhury has received numerous honors and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, for excellence in teaching, research and writing.
Chowdhury holds a PhD in Business Administration from the ESSEC Business School in France. He also earned a Master of Science in Management from INSEAD in France and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Geography from Hunter College.
With over 30 years of experience in the marketing field, Carolyn Ellison is deeply committed to sharing her expertise with her students. Her proficiency in corporate branding and strategy have led to leadership and consulting positions with for- and not-for-profit companies.
Aside from her professorship at Pace University, Ellison served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Touro College, and the New York Institute of Technology. She previously served as the Vice President of Marketing for Scholastic Book Fairs and the Executive Director of the Black Executive Exchange Program at the National Urban League in New York, NY. She currently spearheads corporate social responsibility for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Turner Construction.
Ellison earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunication from Michigan State University.
Barbara Farrell, CPA, EdD
Barbara Farrell has over 35 years of teaching experience, including 21 years of teaching in the online environment. Her teaching interests include internal auditing, forensic accounting and how to utilize data analytics for financial forecasting and investigation.
Prior to her career in academia, Farrell served as a CPA for a top public accounting firm and a chief audit executive in the private industry. She maintains in close contact with her former colleagues, much to her students’ benefit.
Farrell received her EdD in Education Administration from Columbia University. She also earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Pace University.
Pradeep Gopalakrishna is an insightful educator with over 25 years of experience teaching marketing at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. In addition to his time in the classroom, Gopalakrishna has held several administrative positions over the span of his career.
His research interests include cross-cultural research with an emphasis on India and the U.S., business case studies and other pedagogical research. Gopalakrishna has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Business Research and the Journal of International Consumer Marketing.
Gopalakrishna received his PhD in Marketing from the University of North Texas and his Master of Business Administration from North Texas State University.
Patricia Healy is an expert educator in the business industry with demonstrated skills in financial accounting, auditing and domestic and international financial reporting standards.
She serves as a financial consultant and has prior experience as a full-time auditor. Her research interests include the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley and changes in auditing procedures.
She holds a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Rutgers University.
Alvin Hwang is an experienced educator in the field of international management and management. He also runs a doctoral seminar in cross-cultural management and works with first-year undergraduate students to aid in their transition to college life.
His research interests include management learning and education as well as cross-cultural differences. He is a highly-regarded researcher and peer reviewer who has received numerous Outstanding Reviewer awards from the Academy of Management and has received best paper awards in multiple issues of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.
Jessica Magaldi, JD
Jessica Magaldi is a highly-qualified educator who prides herself on teaching legal studies to business students and directing Pace University’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, the preeminent honor society for business students. Magaldi was awarded the Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award in 2016.
Aside from her time in the classroom, Magaldi has professional experience as a technology lawyer with a broad background and experience in internet and technology law, IP and privacy law, corporate and employment law, litigation support and alternative resolution. She also provides pro bono consulting and serves as an arbitrator in the New York City small claims court.
Magaldi earned her JD from New York University. She also earned her Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Albany with honors.
Patrick McGuigan, DPS
Patrick McGuigan is a practice-oriented professor who guides students into using their business school experience as a launch pad into their career. McGuigan also serves as a lead consultant in the management field with a focus on finding practical solutions to improve productivity and leverage existing business models.
He is well-published in his field, with publications that highlight best practices in management and education. McGuigan is also a member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Society of Financial Services Professionals.
McGuigan earned his DPS in Management from Pace University. He also holds a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Sacred Heart University.
Noushi Rahman, PhD
Noushi Rahman is a dedicated management educator with over 15 years of experience teaching in higher education. His teaching interests include strategic management, competitive strategy and corporate strategy.
He is well-researched in the field with a focus on competitive and cooperative strategies, corporate social and environmental responsibility and corporate misconduct. Twice, Rahman won the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Conference and his research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including The Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, and Long Range Planning.
Rahman earned a PhD in Business and a Master of Business Administration from the City University of New York. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of South Alabama.
Igor Rudychev, PhD
Rudychev is an extremely knowledgeable educator in the management field with a teaching focus in business analytics as well as management science and production management concepts. Rudychev also serves as a Senior Business Insights Director of Immuno-Oncology at AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceutical company.
He has over 15 years of experience as a business consultant in the pharmaceutical industry, providing management and direction to top companies such as Bayser and Pfizer. His work with Pfizer earned him the 2015 SPCO Excellence Award. He also provides disaster and humanitarian relief on a volunteer basis, having helped raise money for earthquake relief in Japan and Haiti.
Rudychev earned a PhD and a Master of Science in Optimization in Superstring Theory and Black Holes. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance, Analytical Finance and Human Resources from the University of Chicago where he graduated on the Dean’s List.
Sheldon Wayman is a dedicated educator with a wealth of professional experience in marketing research services.
He serves as the president of The Wayman Group, Inc., a customized marketing research consulting company. Wayman leads the company in business-to-business, consumer, high-tech and pharmaceutical research that’s helped hundreds of business managers to learn creative selling and product development strategies. His research methodologies include online, mall intercept, and interviewing strategies as well as the use of clickers and onsite techniques at exhibitions and industry events.
Wayman earned a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Research from the City University of New York.
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