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Sonia Aziz

Sonia N. Aziz | Dean of the School of Business & Economics, 
Professor of Economics

Office location: Comenius Hall 215
Office phone: 610-625-7702

Sonia Aziz specializes in Environmental Economics with a focus on health economics and water resources in developing countries. Dr. Aziz's research focuses on valuation of health and other non-market goods (environmental goods) by looking at human behavior in response to potential health and environmental risks, and the impact of that behavior on the outcomes experienced. Her work as principal investigator of external research grants were funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Applied Sciences Program. Her most recent grant was jointly administered by the Resources for the Future Foundation (RFF) and NASA. These research initiatives focus on the benefits of using satellite data in decision making that improve socioeconomic outcomes benefitting people and the environment.

Stacy Boyer

Stacy Boyer | Assistant Professor of Management

Office location: Comenius Hall 210 
Office phone: 610-625-7836

Dr. Boyer’s research focuses on understanding the influence social identities have on individual and group behavior in the workplace. Her current projects examine how perceived threats to valued identities, such as exposure to negative stereotypes or group derogation, affect employee motivation, performance, and career aspirations. 

Dr. Boyer has a PhD in Business Administration with specialization in Organizational Behavior from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. In addition to her academic work, she has industry experience in the areas of human resources and sales management. She enjoys sharing her experiences and expertise in the classroom and utilizes reflective practices to encourage students’ personal and professional development. Dr. Boyer grew up in the Pocono area and is a Moravian alumna. In her free time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, and spending time with friends, family, and her pets. 

Sue Cyliax | Assistant Professor of Practice in Marketing 

Office location: Comenius Hall 203
Office phone: 610-625-7817 

Areas of expertise: Marketing strategy and planning, brand strategy and positioning, strategic planning, licensing, strategic partnership development, innovation and new product launch, market and channel expansion, integrated marketing communications, cross- functional team development and leadership.

Sue brings a diverse range of real world experience to share with the students at Moravian. She launched and ran her own successful strategic marketing consulting firm for 18 years. In addition to running her own firm, she has held senior level marketing and sales positions for a range of organizations including privately held, public and private equity owned companies. She has experience in CPG, consumer products, B2B and nonprofits. Sue is also a speaker on topics including: branding, competitive positioning, consumer behavior, strategic partnerships.

Katie Desiderio

Katie P. Desiderio | Professor of Management; Assistant Vice President, Corporate-Educational Partnerships

Office location: Comenius Hall 202 * Think Tank
Office phone: 610-861-1376

Holding a doctorate in leadership with a specialization in human resource development, Dr. Desiderio’s teaching interests include a mindfulness thread in courses such as, Leading People in Organizations, Management & Organizational Theory, Organizational Behavior and Leadership,
Mindfulness in Sport, and Happiness in the Workplace.  Her research is in optimizing human performance at work, employee engagement, organizational citizenship behaviors, and flow at work, which fuels her work in and out of the classroom.

Mahmoud Elhussini | Associate Professor of Practice in Management 

Office location: Comenius Hall 217
Office phone: 610-625-7101

Areas of expertise: Teaching; operations, marketing, and management courses. Research; cultural perspectives on business ethics, exploration of key personality traits in a successful project manager

In addition to being the Faculty Advisor for the Moravian Business Leaders Club, Dr. Elhussini also participates in the following: Ambassador for Peace, International Federation for World Peace, with consultative status in the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council. He completed Six Sigma training, which focuses on eliminating virtually all defects from a company’s products, services, processes, and transactions and the Master Planner program, which focuses on increasing sales performance by maximizing analytical planning skills.

Le Hei

Lei He | Assistant Professor of Economics

Office location: Comenius Hall 212
Office phone: 610-625-7929

Areas of expertise: My teaching interests are statistics, economics, and econometrics. My research focuses on the US airline industry and network formation. 


Gary S. Kaskowitz | Professor of Management

Office location: Comenius Hall 216
Office phone: 610-861-1406

Research interests and expertise: Strategic marketing; interactive marketing; the use of storytelling and archetypes in creating an identity; the morality and ethics of marketing, especially from Judeo-Christian and Western perspectives; service and interdisciplinary learning.

Mark Koscinski

Mark Koscinski | Associate Professor of Practice in Accounting; Director of Assessment and Accreditation; Co-Director of the Accounting Program

Office location: Comenius Hall 204
Office phone: 610-861-1432

Dr. Mark Koscinski has forty years of business experience in both public and private accounting. Over this career he has been Controller or Chief Financial Officer of the following entities: a Fortune 500 Bank, a boutique merchant banking firm with multiple publicly traded entities, the third largest board game company in the United States, and a publicly traded aerospace and defense contractor with approximately 4,000 employees. While in public accounting, Dr. Koscinski worked for a Big 4 accounting firm, rising to the level of manager. Dr. Koscinski later maintained his own accounting practice where he was interim chief financial officer of a start-up pharma company, a medical devices
company, a Catholic diocese, a not-for-profit organization and a construction company. Teaching a new generation of accountants and giving back to the community are now the driving passions in Dr. Koscinski’s life. He qualifies as a Practice Academic (PA) under AACSB Standards. 


Richard Krohn | Professor of Practice in Economics and Business 

Office location: Comenius Hall 208
Office phone: 610-625-7122

Dr. Krohn presently teaches Economics, Spanish, and FYWS, but his doctorate is in American Studies (interdisciplinary history).

Prior to Moravian University, Dr. Krohn went to George Washington University, where he achieved his Ph.D.  While at George Washington, he published a dissertation on 20th-century regionalization in Venango County, PA. When pursuing his M.A. in English Writing at Hollins College, Krohn wrote and studied fiction and drama.  He acted in 9 plays at Hollins College and Washington & Lee University. While pursuing his B.A. in Economics and Urban Studies at Case Western Reserve University, he was a goalie and played varsity soccer for four years.  Dr. Krohn also spoke at graduation following the Kent State shootings. In addition, Dr. Krohn is an active poet, with more than 100 published poems.

Heather Kuhns

Heather Kuhns | Assistant Professor of Practice in Management

Office location: COM 207
Office phone: 610-625-7938

Research interests and expertise:  marketing, branding, social media, communication planning, leadership

Dr. Kuhns brings more than 25 years of field experience to the classroom and her career has spanned many industries including healthcare, higher education, nonprofit, media and advertising. In 2016, Dr. Kuhns had the opportunity to teach a graduate-level marketing course at Cedar Crest College and discovered teaching was her greatest passion. Prior to joining the SOBE team at Moravian, she also taught as an adjunct faculty at Cedar Crest College, Kutztown University and DeSales University. Dr. Kuhns recently graduated from Johnson & Wales University with her Doctor in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and is a proud Moravian MBA graduate. She also hold a Bachelor's degree in English/Professional Writing from Kutztown University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Kuhns owns a boutique-style marketing agency called zenspire communications, where she specializes in social media management, strategy and branding. 

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Eva Marikova Leeds | Professor of Economics, Director of Undergraduate Business Programs 

Office location: Comenius Hall 214
Office phone: 610-861-1446

Research interests and expertise: Financial markets, event studies, sports economics and gender differences in competitive settings 

Dr. Leeds received her undergraduate degree in political theory from James Madison College at Michigan State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. She was a Fulbright Lecturer in 1991 and an advisor to the minister of the economy in the Czech Republic in 1994-95. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan in 2006-7, a visiting associate professor at Temple University Japan in Tokyo in 2007-9, and a guest researcher at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany in spring of 2016.

Jinjing Liu

Jinjing Liu | Assistant Professor of Economics 

Office location: Comenius Hall 205 
Office phone: 610-861-1453

Dr. Liu earned her Ph.D. in financial economics from McGill University. She teaches managerial finance, investments, money and banking, behavioral finance, and advanced managerial finance. Her Ph.D. dissertation focuses on asset pricing and risk management. After joining the World Bank, she expands her research to banking and corporate governance. Her research publishes in Journal of Financial Econometrics, Finance Research Letter, International Review of Financial Analysis, etc.

Daniel O'Connor

Daniel O'Connor | Associate Professor of Practice in Accounting, Co-Director of the Accounting Program 

Office location: Comenius Hall 211
Office phone: 610-861-1413

Areas of expertise: Accounting, Corporate Leadership, Financial Reporting, Interpersonal Relations, Process Improvements, Leadership Research, Analysis and Auditing 

Professor O’Connor is a recent addition to the Business and Economics Team. He is a native of Pennsylvania, and brings years of real world accounting experience to the classroom at Moravian.  He is pursuing his Doctoral Degree at Alvernia University, focusing on corporate leadership. Currently, Professor O’Connor is part of the Amrhein Investment Club and plans to participate in other activities on campus as the opportunities arise.

Joe Szmania

Joe Szmania | Associate Professor of Practice in Predictive Analytics, Director of Graduate Business Programs 

Office location: PPHAC 221
Office phone: 610-625-7714


Affiliated Faculty

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Joel Nathan Rosen | Associate Professor of Sociology and Media Studies; Contributing Faculty in Sports Management

Director, Communications and Media Studies Program

Office location: Reeves Library, Ste. 102
Office phone: 610-625-7814
Personal website:

Research interests and expertise
Media in Culture; American Popular Music (especially the blues and its related genres); Sport; Celebrity and Reputation; Moral Panics in the Media; American and African-American Culture; and the American South

Joel Nathan Rosen (Associate Professor of Sociology) is Program Director in Communications and Media Studies at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His research is premised on the relationship between human activity and human efficacy as portrayed in media and as demonstrated through such cultural idioms as sport, music, comedy, and other areas that intersect celebrity. He is the author of The Erosion of the American Sporting Ethos: Shifting Attitudes toward Competition (McFarland) and From New Lanark to Mound Bayou: Owenism in the Mississippi Delta (Carolina Academic Press), is coeditor of and a contributor to a multi-volume series that explores the relationship between sport and celebrity (University Press of Mississippi), and has been published in such varied journals and anthologies as The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2009-2010, The Sociology of Sport Journal, The Journal of Mundane Behavior, NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, The Journal of Sport History, and Media History Monographs.

Kathy Welsko


Cathy Welsko | Sr. Support Leader

Office location: Comenius Hall, 2nd floor suite
Office phone: 610-861-1591

Adjunct Faculty for Graduate and Undergraduate 

Susan Aloi

Theodore (TJ) Barron

Scott Bartkus

Scott Best 

Kevin Brown

Erik Daly

Glenn Dickerson

Tom Egan

Richard Fehr

J.C. Fernandez-Seoane 

Bradley Hahn

Nicole Huff 

Joseph King

Rachel Kubel

Monica Law

Santo Marabella

JP Orlando 

Laura Queen

Kathy Ramson 

James Ravelle

Geoffrey Roche

James Rommens

Nathan Schmidt

David (Todd) Schurra

Babita Srivastava

Jeffrey Stewart

Kim Talipan

Juan Vazquez

Adriana Welsh

James West

Madison Wodzisz

* Adjunct Space: PPHAC 216, Comenius 205 B

Emeriti Faculty

Santo D. Marabella | Professor Emeritus of Management

Thomas L. Parkinson | Professor of Economics and Business

James Ravelle | Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business

Linda Ravelle | Associate Professor Emerita of Economics

Shapour Samii | Professor of Economics and Business

Barbara Vinciguerra | Associate Professor Emerita of Accounting

James P. West  | Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business