Sonia N. Aziz | Associate Professor of Economics
Office location: Comenius Hall 204
Office phone: 610-625-7702
Dr. Sonia Aziz’s is an associate professor of economics specializing 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. Sonia Aziz is co-director of the Center for Investigation on Poverty and Inequality.
Sue Cyliax | Assistant Professor of Practice in Marketing
Office location: Comenius 205
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 P. Desiderio | Associate Professor of Management; Executive Director, Graduate Business Programs
Office location: Comenius Hall 202 * Think Tank
Office phone: 610-861-1376
Dr. Desiderio, holds a MBA from Wilkes University and a Doctorate in the field of leadership with a specialization in human resource development from Barry University. Her research interests, in the area of flow and finding happiness to optimize performance at work, stimulate her overall work as a professor. As a collaborator by nature, she embraces research with fellow HRD scholars in the areas of performance, social and transitional justice issues in HRD, perceived leader behavior and organizational citizenship behaviors. After working for several years in corporate marketing, Dr. Desiderio is excited to be able to share her knowledge and experience with students in a career where she has found the essence of embracing flow at work.
Thomas P. Egan | Faculty
Office location: PPHAC 215
Office phone: 610-625-7507
- B.S. Physics – Providence College
- MBA – University of San Francisco
- Ph.D. Economics – University of California, Davis
Teaching and Research Interests:
Dr. Egan has been teaching Economics and Business Management courses at Moravian University since 1994. He regularly teaches MBA level courses in Operations Management, Microeconomic Foundations for Strategic Management and Decision Analysis. He also teaches a variety of undergraduate Economics and Management courses.
Dr. Egan has had career long interests in energy and environmental economics (his Economics Ph.D. thesis area), in the key role the Federal Government plays in nurturing innovation and promoting economic growth and also in encouraging the wider use of basic microeconomic theory in the actual decision environments commonly encountered within modern, 21st century organizations that provide multiple products and services.
Before graduate school, Dr. Egan began his business career selling office equipment and stainless steel pipe and fittings to industrial companies in the San Francisco Bay region. He then worked for seven years for Silicon Valley, CA semiconductor companies in sales, product marketing and operations positions - including project management of two ultra-high reliability semiconductor manufacturing contracts for use in the guidance computers of NASA’s first landing on Mars – the 1976 Viking Program.
After graduate school he worked for five years at Charles River Associates, (CRA), a Microeconomics Consulting firm in Boston where he was the principal investigator on a number of studies in areas of energy demand and supplies for Federal Government agencies such as U.S. Dept. of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Bonneville Power Administration. At CRA, he also provided economic analysis support to law firms involved in antitrust law litigation and co-authored a book on the critical role the Federal Government played in spurring the growth of the semiconductor industry.
The last seventeen years of Dr. Egan's corporate career was spent doing corporate strategic planning and intellectual property asset valuation research at AT&T and at its semiconductor manufacturing spinoff, Lucent Technologies. While at AT&T he authored an award winning paper on how microeconomic theory might become more useful in decision environments within modern organizations.
Mahmoud Elhussini | Assistant Professor of Practice in Management
Office location: Comenius Hall 209
Office phone: 610-861-7101
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.
Gary S. Kaskowitz | Professor of Management
Office location: PPHAC 217
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.
Lizabeth Kay Kleintop | Faculty & Director of Assessment and Accreditation
Office location: Comenius Hall 207
Office phone: 610-625-7704
Research interests and expertise: Dr. Kleintop teaches human resources management, organizational development, business research methods, and analytics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests are in LGBT and gender workplace issues, particularly around acceptance and managing workplace transitions for transgender employees.
Mark Koscinski | Assistant Professor of Accounting Practice
Office location: PPHAC 222
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
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 about 70 to 75 published poems.
Eva Marikova Leeds | Professor of Economics and Business
Office location: Comenius Hall 214
Office phone: 610-861-1446
Research interests and expertise: Financial markets, mortgage banking, Czech privatization and transition, economic development, event studies, sports economics
Santo D. Marabella | Professor of Management
Office location: Comenius Hall 203
Office phone: 610-625-7903
Dr. Marabella teaches upper-level courses for the management major, including the management seminar, business ethics, marketing and leadership. His teaching and research look at ways that the performing arts can be used to teach, train and study contemporary issues for business. He is the author of a book, The Practical Prof: Simple Lessons for Anyone Who Works, a newspaper column, five plays and a short film. His second book, The Lessons of Caring, a book was written to inspire and support caregivers was released in September 2018.
Daniel O'Connor | Assistant Professor of Practice in Accounting
Office location: Comenius Hall Room 210
Office phone: 610-861-1413
Areas of expertise: Accounting, Corporate Leadership, Financial Reporting, Interpersonal Relations, Process Improvements, Leadership Research, Analysis and Auditing
Mr. O’Connor is a recent addition to the Economics and Business 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, Mr. O’Connor is part of the Amrhein Investment Club and plans to participate in other activities on campus as the opportunities arise.
James Ravelle | Professor of Economics and Business
Office location: Comenius Hall 217
Office phone: 610-861-1378
Research interests and expertise: Dr. James Ravelle teaches or has taught the following courses: management and organizational theory; human resources management; complex organizations; labor and management relations; labor economics; principles of economics; legal environment of business; legal environment of finance and credit. He is also the author of 17 articles and other scholarly publications and has recently completed a book entitled: "Cases and Exercises in Business, Finance and the Law".
At Moravian Dr. Ravelle has received the "Timothy Briedegam Award for Outstanding Faculty Service" on three occasions and also received the "Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching". He has served as the Chair of the Department of Economics and Business (1987-1990); the Chair of the Department of Sociology (2000-2006); and was a member of the Moravian University Board of Trustees (1988-1992). Dr. Ravelle has been admitted to the Bar before the Supreme Courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before several United States District Courts. He was also a member of the voluntary labor arbitration and commercial arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association and the civil arbitration panel of the Court of the Common Pleas of Lehigh County. He served as an arbitrator in over 400 cases.
Dr. Ravelle has served as a solicitor to several labor unions, banks, corporations, and local governmental units. He is also the former managing member and President of Brafferton Financial, LLC, a mortgage bank.
Linda L. Ravelle | Associate Professor of Economics and Business
Office location: Comenius Hall 217
Office phone: 610-861-1453
Research interests and expertise: Security analysis, portfolio theory, corporate finance, public finance, statistics.
Sabrina Terrizzi | Associate Professor of Economics and Business
Office location: Comenius Hall 212
Office phone: 610-625-7937
Dr. Terrizzi has teaching and research experience across a variety of fields in economics and information systems. Despite this breadth of experience, her specialty and true passion align in the field of health economics. Dr. Terrizzi has conducted research in three primary areas of health economics: prescription drug expenditures, healthcare delivery, and healthcare behaviors. She is currently expanding her research to study various effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including: the effect of the ACA on entrepreneurship; and the regional effects of the ACA on chronic health care outcomes, utilization, and income inequality. The goal of each analysis is to inform healthcare policy with the priority of providing more affordable healthcare to support a healthier population.
Barbara M. Vinciguerra | Associate Professor of Accounting; Chair, Economics and Business Department
Office location: Comenius Hall 207
Office phone: 610-861-1377
Research interests and expertise: Teaching interests include Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Auditing. Research interests include judgment and decision making behavior in accounting and auditing contexts and factors influencing auditor independence. Dr. Vinciguerra worked as a finance manager in the pharmaceutical industry and as a certified public accountant to clients in the financial services and healthcare industries. She is active in professional associations, including the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants. Her work has been published in journals including Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, American Business Review, and the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.
James P. West | Professor of Economics and Business
Office location: Comenius Hall 215
Office phone: 610-861-1381
Research and Academic research includes international and development economics, economic philosophy, monetary economics and issues in international business and management. Dr. West has extensive international travel and research interests and has lived and worked in India, Slovakia and the United States.
Joel Nathan Rosen | Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; Contributing Faculty in Sports Management
Program Director, Communications & Media Studies
Office location: Benigna Hall, Room 215
Office phone: 610-625-7814
Personal website: www.joelnathanrosen.org
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.
Cathy Welsko | Sr. Support Leader
Office location: Comenius Hall, 2nd floor suite
Office phone: 610-861-1591
Adjunct Faculty for Graduate and UNDERGRADUATE
Theodore (TJ) Barron
* Adjunct Space: PPHAC 216