Robert Nesslin, M.A., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Amherst Campus
Robert Nesslin has taught at Medaille since 1996 in the MBA and BBA at our Amherst Campus. His specialties include executive marketing, executive policy and strategy, and global perspectives of business. Nesslin received Medaille College's "Brian Shero Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award" in 2008.
His professional achievements include: Past President, Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Executives International, Chair of the Small Business Council, Buffalo Niagara Partnership; Chair, Marketing Committee, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, member of the City of Buffalo Charter Revision Committee. He produced two full-length feature films, syndicated worldwide, one being the original Tuck Everlasting shown for 15 years on the Disney Channel.
Susan C. Steffan, M.B.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Amherst Campus
Susan Steffan has taught courses in Medaille's Accelerated Learning Program since 1997. She earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and a Bachelor's degree in management from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
In addition to her experience teaching at Medaille, Steffan has worked in the corporate world as Senior Operations Analyst at White Directory Publishers. She also held a variety of positions at General Motors Corporation, Delphi Automotive Division, such as Supervisor for Market Research and Business Planning, Divisional Business Planner, and Senior Marketing and Advertising Specialist.
Larry Robinson, M.A., M.Arch.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Rochester Campus
Larry Robinson is an assistant professor in the Accelerated Learning Program at the Rochester Campus. His major areas of interest are in Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Leadership and Team Building, developed through both his academic and work background. He has over thirty-five years of experience in business, education, and administration. Prior to coming to Medaille, he spent more than fifteen years consulting with a wide variety of organizations, from large manufacturing firms to small service / professional businesses, not-for-profits , schools and colleges. His contributions have resulted in increased customer/employee satisfaction, improved processes, and enhanced performance. Robinson has also made numerous presentations at national, regional and local conferences on topics that have included Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Team Building, Quality Improvement, Customer Service, Visionary Leadership, and Process Management.
Loren Bonville, EMBA
Loren Bonville has been teaching at Medaille since 2005 and is experienced in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses for in the BBA and MBA programs. Having studied mechanical engineering, applied mathematics and secondary education as an undergraduate, he excels in teaching the quantitative courses such as: Statistics for Managers (MBA 534), Statistics for Today’s Businesses (MAT 203), Economics for Managers (ECO 300) and Financial Management (FNS 201). He earned his MBA from the University of Buffalo Executive MBA program in 2004, where he graduated with honors and is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society. The Executive MBA program requires group activity as well as individual work in an accelerated format, giving Bonville a unique perspective as to what the Medaille students are experiencing as adult students in a highly-challenging, team-oriented academic environment.
In addition, he has practical experience and formal training in teaching quantitative courses. He studied education as a graduate student at St. Lawrence University and began his professional career in the high school classroom, teaching algebra, trigonometry and calculus. Bonville left his teaching career for the corporate world at GM Powertrain and has accumulated over 27 years of hands-on experience using statistics throughout his career. He has worked as a design engineer, manufacturing engineer, quality launch manager and resident product engineer and has multi-site experience. Bonville has hands-on experience incorporating a variety of statistical techniques to solve problems and reduce variation to continuously improve the process and products at GM Powertrain. He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and holds a Certified Quality Engineer certificate from ASQ. Bonville enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson Road King when the weather is favorable.
Executive M.B.A., University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 2004
B.A. Mathematics, State University at Potsdam, Potsdam, New York, 1984
Education, St. Lawrence University, Canton , New York 1985
Mechanical Engineering, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, 1979 – 1982
Certified Quality Engineer, American Society for Quality, Certificate #39455
Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business Honor Society, New York Chapter, #867044
Richard E. Dulski, Ph.D., M.S., MBA
Senior Adjunct Instructor, Amherst Campus
Richard Dulski, Ph.D. has been teaching at Medaille since 1999 and is experienced in teaching graduate MBA (Global Business, Strategic Planning & Leadership, Marketing, Integrative Project Capstone), MOL (Problem Solving & Decision Making) and Undergraduate (Business Management, Mathematical Applications) courses. He is a member of the Academic Learning Policy Committee (ALPC) at Medaille's Amherst Campus since 2007.
Beginning his career in 1973, Dr. Dulski taught courses in Regents and advanced placement chemistry and mathematics at several secondary schools in WNY as a tenured teacher. In 1980 he decided to move into the private sector, and then amassed over 30 years of corporate management at the senior staff/managerial level at companies doing business in both domestic and global arenas, and whose annual revenues ranged from $24M to $85M.
Holding positions ranging from quality manager, technical manager, director of engineering, director of research, development and technology, managing director of operations and director of corporate strategic planning, Dr. Dulski has hands-on experience in intellectual property, quality programs, competitive research, marketing, business acquisitions, strategic planning, business plan development and management at all corporate levels, and especially with an international/global operations perspective. This also includes active participation in international professional organizations such as the American Chemical Society (ACS), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Instrument Society of America (ISA) and the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), where he is a senior member and has held long-term positions on the Nuclear Power Engineering Committee plus chairmanships of several subcommittees and working groups.
In academia, Dr. Dulski has also has had past experience teaching graduate and undergraduate business courses (Global Organizational Behavior, Production & Operations Management/Health Systems Management, Labor Relations), as an adjunct professor at Daemen College. This unique blend of educational training, in combination with hands-on top-level corporate management and teaching experience spanning secondary school and higher education venues, gives Dr. Dulski a unique perspective regarding blending and translating both the "theoretical/academic" and "practical/actual" vistas into successful business-related activities.
As such, he advocates and uses technology, case studies, personal anecdotes/strategies from his experiences, discussion, active student involvement and participation in the classroom as positive forces toward student outcomes such as retention and critical thinking.
Ph.D., Science Education/Business, State University of NY at Buffalo, 1992
MBA, Marketing Concentration, Canisius College, 1988
M.S., Secondary Education, Science, Canisius College, 1975
B.S., Chemistry, Canisius College, 1973
New York State Permanent Teaching Certifications: Business, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics & General Science (7-12)
Reviewer/Advisory Board Member for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Textbook Publishers
Former Reviewer for the Journal of School Science & Mathematics, the Journal of Chemical Education, Society of Automotive Engineers,
Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business Honor Society
Eric C. Gregor MBA, RT
As a graduate of Medaille's BBA and MBA programs, Eric Gregor very quickly accepted an offer to become an adjunct position in 2004. He was eager to give back to an organization that helped him to not only elevate his career, but to help him establish his long-term professional goals as well.
According to Gregor, "That’s what Medaille’s programs are all about...goals and results.
"After graduating with a Radiologic Technology Certificate and an A.A.S. in business administration, my next step was to complete my bachelor’s degree. I looked at a few colleges, but kept coming back to Medaille. For me, it was the small size, friendly people, and strong reputation in the community.
"My choice couldn’t have been a better one. I started out teaching primarily at Medaille’s Buffalo Campus, but have taught exclusively at its Amherst Campus since 2006. Students would describe my classes as highly-interactive, bi-directional and at times, fun. I do my best to combine practical business concepts with applications of those by means of an activity-centered approach. Students in my classes act much more than they listen. I guess most instructors at Medaille are like that. Interaction makes for a more conducive learning environment. There is no better investment than an investment in yourself and your education. Medaille will ensure that investment pays off well."
Carmen Martorana, CPA, MST
Senior Adjunct Instructor
Carmen Martorana is a senior adjunct instructor in Medaille's Accelerated Learning Program. He has been an instructor with Medaille for over 13 years primarily teaching the financial accounting courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. He also works for New York State Department of Taxation and Finance as a section head in charge of a group of auditors that perform audits of corporations and individuals that file tax returns with New York State. He has worked for the New York State Tax Department for over 23 years and prior to that he worked in public accounting with a major CPA firm.
"Although I have taught in this program for over 13 years, every time a new class starts it still feels exciting and unique from the different interaction I have with the new students. Medaille’s adult learning program is unlike any other program in that it is structured in a way that mirrors a real business team environment allowing students to gain knowledge and experience that they can actually utilize in their career. The smaller class size allows for more interaction enhancing the students learning process. I think students are surprised by the energy, humor and real business examples I incorporate into my class. They typically expect an accounting class to be boring and not important to their career. By the end of the course they realize the importance and practical application of having a basic understanding of accounting to their career and at the same time, found that they actually had fun in the learning process. The reason I continue to teach at Medaille is the satisfaction I receive from knowing that by the end of the course, students actually learned a great deal from my class."
Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York and Florida.
Education: Canisius College: Masters of Science in Tax (MST); Rochester Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.); Buffalo State College: Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (B.S.)
Brian Webster teaches economics in the undergraduate business programs. His goal is to help students make connections between their coursework, their personal lives and their careers. In doing that, his classes explore the impact of unemployment, inflation, globalization and other "headline" topics. A student who joins the Medaille family can benefit from the real-life background of the instructors.
According to Webster, "For example, I spent twenty years in industry as a trainer, quality manager and production manager. Those years armed me with actual experience about the world of working in business and with people."
Education: SUNY College Buffalo, SUNY University at Buffalo