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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/851-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,161,640,801/4098_christina_headshot.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Christina McDonald" title="Christina McDonald" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The Media and Arts Management focus within the Business major at MMC has allowed me to pursue opportunities that really fuel my passion for the arts, and my desire to become a leader in this industry. Without the opportunities that Marymount Manhattan offers, I would not be able to have so many first-hand experiences in my field of interest.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/851-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015,Business major </p><p> Media and Arts Management concentration</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,504,800/9817_beatrice.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Beatrice Barbesta" title="Beatrice Barbesta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Marymount Manhattan provided me with the skills necessary to be accepted to the Master of Finance program in London at the Hult International School of Business.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta">Beatrice Barbesta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014; Finance Major, Economics minor</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/850-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/87,1,435,349/5456_christies.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The business curriculum at the college has been useful to my internship experience. Particularly, the skills I have learned from Professor Changarath in IT 330, to work efficiently in Microsoft Excel, have proved most valuable. My being able to quickly develop spreadsheets for the specialists in my department is a result of practicing these skills in the classroom.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/850-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Business and International Studies major, Minor in Asian Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,1561/12325_alyssa.rev.1457019602.jpg" alt="Alyssa Amato" title="Alyssa Amato" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“As a junior I interned at an online magazine, The Stylish Sophisticate as a Stylist and Editorial Assistant. During my internship, The Stylish Sophisticate teamed up with a fashion house called Bene Rialto and ran a fashion contest with them on our website. It was a great time to be involved with the magazine because I was able to see the inner workings of what it takes to set up a fashion contest and use social media for advertising.”  </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato">Alyssa Amato</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, B.A Business</p><p> Minor in Fashion Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1334-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,178,565/10159_christina_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Christina McDonald" title="Christina McDonald" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The main reason I wanted to come to MMC was to ensure that my college experience would enable the use of New York City as my campus.  I also knew that I wanted a small and tight-knit community to fall back on in the midst of this huge and overwhelming city.  That is exactly what Marymount gives to students. The small class sizes, close relationships between students and faculty and staff, hands-on experiences, and opportunities to get involved are immense. This campus really provides a well-rounded and community-oriented educational experience for students.” </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1334-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Business Major</p><p> Concentration: Media and Arts Management</p><p> Minor in Philosophy</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/849-sharmin-kazi"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/101,0,447,346/4552_utilivisor.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Sharmin Kazi" title="Sharmin Kazi" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“For anyone considering attending Marymount, I would highly recommend choosing a Business major; the faculty members in the Business division are excellent and the courses are challenging. The small class sizes, the faculty expertise and the myriad opportunities that the Business department has to offer is invaluable for any student looking to expand their skill set and pursue a rewarding career.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi">Sharmin Kazi</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in Accounting and Minor in Philosophy</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1080,1920/9947_professional_photo.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Nicole Marlin" title="Nicole Marlin" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“As a rising junior, Nicole interned at IBM, where she accepted a position after graduation.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin">Nicole Marlin</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2031-katelyn-kelly"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1536,2048/15078_img_7552.rev.1493229748.jpg" alt="Katelyn Kelly" title="Katelyn Kelly" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Spending a semester abroad was a life changing opportunity. I adjusted to an entirely different culture, enhanced my marketing major and fashion studies minor by taking intriguing courses, and was able to travel to eight other countries.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2031-katelyn-kelly">Katelyn Kelly</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Marketing major</p><p> Minor in Fashion Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/856-samuel-basilio"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,130,130/9763_yuve.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Samuel Basilio" title="Samuel Basilio" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> As a senior, Samuel co-founded Yuve, Inc., a product that aims to integrate a diverse, healthy and vegetarian-leaning lifestyle.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/856-samuel-basilio">Samuel Basilio</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major: Entrepreneurship</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/1433-claudia-esber"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,960,960/11530_cludia_picture.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Claudia Esber" title="Claudia Esber" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“There is no explanation for the feeling when the lights and cameras are all around you, and the presence of the brilliant Dr. Oz!  </em>  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1433-claudia-esber">Claudia Esber</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, BA Business with Media and Arts concentration</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2073-madison-arend"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,350,331/15812_madison_arend_pic.rev.1500669615.jpg" alt="Madison Arend" title="Madison Arend" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I worked at the DMA Showroom assisting designers for the clothing brand, Love Sam.This internship has given me a better insight to what it is like to create and produce a clothing line.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2073-madison-arend">Madison Arend</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2020, Business major with concentration in Fashion Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2030-rachel-summers"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,482,683/15077_image1.rev.1493228396.jpg" alt="Rachel Summers" title="Rachel Summers" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Rachel truly appreciated Marymount Manhattan College for its knowledgeable professors and variety of programs that have helped her further her goals in business and in acting.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2030-rachel-summers">Rachel Summers</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Double major in International Business and Marketing</p><p> Minors in Accounting and Theatre Arts</p></div>