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  • Vinod S 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.


  • Emily Goldsmith

    Emily Goldsmith, Assistant Professor of Marketing, completed her Ph.D. in Business at CUNY’s  Zicklin School of Business. She also holds a MS in Marketing and Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Psychology from the University of Florida.

    Emily teaches marketing, and her research focuses on consumer behavior and examines how threats to the sense of self, influence consumption behavior. Prior to joining Marymount, Emily taught marketing and business courses at Baruch College.


  • Pielah Kim

    “Pielah Kim, Assistant Professor of Marketing, completed her Ph.D. in Fashion and Retail Studies at The Ohio State University. Dr. Kim also holds an MPS in Global Fashion Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC and a BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago.  Having worked as a visual merchandiser for Ralph Lauren and Gap Inc., Dr. Kim brings practical experience in fashion marketing.

    Prior to joining MMC, Dr. Kim served as an Assistant Professor in Fashion Merchandising and Management at Jefferson University.  Courses such as International Retailing, Global Fashion Insight, Visual Merchandising, and Contemporary Brand Management are part of Dr. Kim’s teaching repertoire.  Dr. Kim’s research focuses on art marketing, branding and brand management, and retail atmosphere. “


  • Lorraine Martinez-Novoa

    Lorraine M. Martínez-Novoa, Assistant Professor of Marketing, earned a Ph.D. in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics. She also holds an MBA in Marketing and a BA in Public Communication with emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising both from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. 

    As a doctoral student and senior teaching assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Lorraine was honored with the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award. Her research interests include the social psychological aspects of dress, negative aspects of consumption, and Hispanics/Latinos consumption practices.

    Before joining Marymount, Lorraine taught courses such as Survey of History Costume, Social Psychology of Dress, and Internship in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies, and did consulting for a market research firm. Presently,  Lorraine will be teaching the Business of Fashion, Marketing Research, and International Marketing.


  • 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.


  • Gunjali Trikha

    Gunjali Trikha, Assistant Professor of Marketing, earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Economics from Hollins University. 

     Prior to joining Marymount Manhattan College, Gunjali worked at the NYSE for thirteen years, most recently as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, where she engaged with the world’s largest companies on issues pertaining to women’s leadership, financial capability and environmental sustainability.

     During her career at the Exchange, Gunjali spent a majority of her time in Marketing as a Product Manager, Customer Relationship Manager and Project Manager for a portfolio of digital services.

     In 2015, Prof. Trikha launched her own consulting firm to advise companies committed to social impact and sustainability. Gunjali also writes a bi-monthly blog on topics pertaining to social enterprise and business. Professor Trikha will be teaching Marketing, Management, and Organizational Behavior.


  • Andrea Tsentides

    Andrea Tsentides, Associate 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.


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,640,640/11525_makuta_1.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Douglas Makuta" title="Douglas Makuta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Marymount provided me with an excellent cornerstone for my artistic endeavors, and business aspirations.  The business faculty transcended the confines of the classroom setting, and became cherished mentors long after I graduated. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta">Douglas Makuta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2012, BA Business with Media and Arts Management </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2043-bruce-zhou"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,404,381/15490_bruce.rev.1497035090.jpg" alt="Bruce Zhou" title="Bruce Zhou" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I really enjoyed my time at MMC because I fully utilized my time at school and learned as much as possible, even as I worked and gained experience.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2043-bruce-zhou">Bruce Zhou</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major in Finance and International Business</p><p> Double minor in Economics and Accounting</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2285-kathryn-grubb"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1080,810/16628_16992032_1357845027630908_7674796536310894653_o.rev.1518562312.jpg" alt="Kathryn Grubb" title="Kathryn Grubb" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> My semester abroad at Seoul, South Korea is one of the most exciting, treasured experiences of my life. I had the opportunity to visit ancient Korean temples, explore a nearly deserted island, learn a new language,and gain a broader understanding of the world and the diverse people living in it.</p><p> On top of the classes I took on Korean culture, communications, politics, and more, every single day was a learning experience. I never thought I would feel so proud and excited to successfully order a cup of coffee by myself! </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2285-kathryn-grubb">Kathryn Grubb</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Kathryn Grubb, Class of 2019, Major in Marketing</p><p> Minor in Asian Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,11,172,166/4534_jason_website_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Jason Yuhas" title="Jason Yuhas" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>” While at MMC, Jason enjoyed going to class and spending time learning from the excellent professors. The business division professors were very knowledgeable and used real life examples or current events to explain the material. This made it easier to grasp concepts used in the business world. The career services department helped out a lot by assisting in finding an internship for Jason. Jason interned at NBC his junior year which made a huge impact on his career. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas">Jason Yuhas</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1306-harrison-fung"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1238,1650/9816_harrison_fungphoto.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Harrison Fung" title="Harrison Fung" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p class="p1"> In his senior year, Harrison Fung, a B.A. Business major with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship completed a summer internship at Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) in Washington D.C. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1306-harrison-fung">Harrison Fung</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, B.A. Business with Social Entrepreneurship concentration</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1445-shiva-rajpal"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,960,960/11560_shiva.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Shiva Rajpal" title="Shiva Rajpal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>” To work in banking and finance in New York, is a dream come true.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1445-shiva-rajpal">Shiva Rajpal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, an International Business major with a minor in economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,297,353/9860_gabriel.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Gabriel Skaarland" title="Gabriel Skaarland" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em> ” During my summer internship, I worked on analyzing currency risk exposure, hedging activities, and presenting macroeconomic projections for Granberg AS. I was also involved in conducting marketing research by creating in-depth questionnaires, collecting responses and utilizing SPSS software to evaluate and present results and suggestions on which direction the company should take in the future. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland">Gabriel Skaarland</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, B.S. Finance and International Business major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/854-brandon-waters"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/20,26,193,199/4099_brandon.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Brandon Waters" title="Brandon Waters" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “There’s no better city to be in for business majors. The people I was able to surround myself with, the internships I was able to attain, and the accessibility were all invaluable. MMC takes ‘NYC as your campus’ seriously, and I always felt supported in learning outside of the 71<sup>st</sup> street campus. “</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/854-brandon-waters">Brandon Waters</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,204,212/9884_megan_france.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Megan O’Donnell" title="Megan O’Donnell" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>Megan graduated with a degree in International Business and loved her study abroad experience in Paris.</em></p><p>  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell">Megan O’Donnell</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015</p><p> B.S. in International Business, minors in Economics and French</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1650,1238/9897_james_matson_4738.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Having worked as an intern in the Chinese Works of Art department at Christie’s auction house,  I found my experience extremely relevant as it complemented my undergraduate studies at Marymount Manhattan. Graduating with a double major in Business Economics and International Studies, and a minor in Asian Studies, my course work in Mandarin language and Chinese literature, business and history at Marymount has proved extremely relevant to the work I did at Christie’s, helping me to accomplish tasks such as the provenance research for ancient Chinese art.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014</p><p> Double major in Business and International Studies, minor in Asian Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2518-mary-schlaff"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,282,361/17766_Mary_Schlaff.rev.1527607128.jpg" alt="Mary Schlaff" title="Mary Schlaff" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> I am thrilled that I was able to land an Internship with Franklin Templeton Investments this summer. This past year, as president of the Marymount Business Association, I have been engaged in arranging special career events on campus to give all students more opportunities to meet alumni and industry professionals and it has been so rewarding!   I am truly proud to be a Griffin! </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2518-mary-schlaff">Mary Schlaff</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Finance Major with minors in Accounting and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/843-dominique-studer"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/119,0,603,483/4863_dominique_studer-_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Dominique Studer" title="Dominique Studer" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The Business Management Program at Marymount Manhattan College has given me the resources and knowledge to succeed. Through various core classes and electives, it prepared me well for Wall Street and the volatile global market. I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Business Management, concentration in Marketing and minor in Hispanic Studies.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/843-dominique-studer">Dominique Studer</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2071-steffany-franco"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1638,2048/15809_steffany_pic.rev.1500667581.jpg" alt="Steffany Franco" title="Steffany Franco" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I was accepted at a very competitive program at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. I am in the Master of Finance Program on the Corporate Finance and Investments track where I was also offered a generous scholarship. In addition, I was accepted to University of Edinburgh, Pepperdine University and University of Rochester (with a 75% scholarship). </em></p><p><em>I cannot be more grateful for the entire experience and support Marymount has offered me!”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2071-steffany-franco">Steffany Franco</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Finance Major</p><p> Minors in Accounting and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1682-tamaki-kern"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,754,640/13578_1604648_582301465179569_442259660_n.rev.1467053700.jpg" alt="Tamaki Kern" title="Tamaki Kern" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“A week after graduating with a BS in International Business and an Economics minor, I joined UBS in their Wealth Management division in Weehawken, NJ.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1682-tamaki-kern">Tamaki Kern</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, BS International Business</p><p> Minor: Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1318-katelyn-kelly"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1368,1368/9939_katelyn_kelly.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Katelyn Kelly" title="Katelyn Kelly" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> ”My biggest project was working on  market week for fashion buyers. I have been able to assist the VP of Sales at <em>Elizabeth and James</em> in the new showroom!” </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1318-katelyn-kelly">Katelyn Kelly</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Marketing major, Fashion Studies minor</p></div>