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  • Jill Beier

    Jill Choate Beier, Assistant Professor of Accounting, earned an MBA with an Accounting concentration from Fordham Graduate School of Business; a J.D., summa cum laude, from Touro Law School, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She teaches accounting and business law, and her research interests include estate and gift taxation and the impact of tax laws on individual behavior. Prior to Marymount, she practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell and held management positions at Credit Suisse First Boston.

  • Vinod Changarath

    Vinod S. Changarath, Assistant Professor of Finance, earned his Ph.D.  in Finance at the University of Cincinnati, with a research interest in banking. He has previously held visiting faculty positions and taught a variety of finance courses at Marshall University, WV and James Madison University, VA. Before embarking on an academic career, Vinod worked for over 12 years in the field of equity research with leading international investment banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, in Singapore and India, employing quantitative research methods and covering global equities and Asian banks.

  • Richard Garrett

    Richard Garrett, Associate Professor of Economics, earned his Ph.D. in Economics from The New School of Social Research and has done graduate work at the Cornell-Baruch School of Industrial Relations. He teaches management courses and macroeconomics and is currently a consultant to the entertainment industry and to nonprofit international labor solidarity organizations. Before coming to Marymount, he was Associate Director of Research for the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile employees.

  • Leslie Levin

    Leslie Levin, Associate Professor of Business Management, earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University and an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University. She teaches marketing, advertising, and consumer behavior; her research interests include religious imagery in advertising and the advancement of management women in domestic and international companies. Prior to joining Marymount, she worked in public relations and marketing management at the former Burson-Marsteller, Lever Brothers, and Bristol-Myers.

  • Vandana Rao

    Vandana Rao, Professor of Business Management, Chair, Division of Business, completed her doctoral studies in economics at SUNY, Stony Brook, and graduate work in management at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She teaches business and finance courses; her research interests include economic development and risk management. Before joining Marymount, Vandana taught and did consulting and project work for government and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and India, as well as for international organizations such as UNICEF.

  • Andrea Tsentides

    Andrea Tsentides, Assistant Professor of Accounting, received an MBA with a concentration in Accounting from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, and later became a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. She teaches accounting, and her research interests include adherence to the auditing standards under time pressure across different countries at multinational organizations. She has taught and worked in the United States and abroad including at the Bank of Cyprus and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • Trista Wang

    Shih-Ching (Trista) Wang, Assistant Professor of Marketing, earned her Ph.D. in Marketing from Temple University. She teaches marketing management, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, consumer behavior, and marketing research courses. Her research interests include decision making, luxury branding, sensory branding, and transformative consumer research. She has published in Advances in International Marketing. Prior to joining MMC, she worked as a consultant in major financial institutions in Taiwan.

Faces of MMC

  • Ethan Gwirtz

    Class of 2009, Major in Finance

  • Jacob Webber

    Class of 2012, Major in Entrepreneurship

  • Kirstin Gwirtz

    Class of 2010, Major in Dance and Business Management

  • Brandon Waters

    Class of 2011, Major in Marketing

  • Sharmin Kazi

    Class of 2009, Major in Accounting and Minor in Philosophy

  • Elizabeth McElligott

    Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Dance

  • Hannah Pressler

    Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Marketing, Minor in Accounting

  • Amy Pekal

    Class of 2015, Major in Business Management and Art History

  • Alexandra Kaprielian

    Class of 2013, Major in International Business

  • Christina McDonald

    Class of 2015, Major in Business

  • Dominique Studer

    Class of 2011, Major in Marketing

  • Austin Nelson

    Class of 2014, Major in Marketing

  • Xiaoyi He

    Class of 2015, Major in Finance

  • Jason Yuhas

    Class of 2011, Major in Marketing

  • James Matson

    Class of 2014, Major in Economics and International Studies, Minor in Asian Studies