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.
Carmen Martorana, CPA, MST
Senior Adjunct Instructor
I am currently a Senior Adjunct Instructor in the Medaille Accelerated Learning Program. I have been an instructor with Medaille for over 13 years primarily teaching the financial accounting courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. I also work 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. I have worked for New York State Tax Department for over 23 years and prior to that I 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.)
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.