Faculty and Fellows
SUNY Levin Institute's innovative approach to education begins with a dedicated faculty of senior fellows and scholars from SUNY and other major universities. It includes facilitators, coaches, and mentors to support individualized, peer-to-peer learning. We enrich our instruction with practitioners from leading companies and institutions in New York City.
Garrick Utley, Senior Fellow
Mr. Garrick Utley, was recently appointed professor of broadcasting and journalism at SUNY Oswego, and continues as a senior fellow at Levin after stepping down as head of the Institute in December of 2011. Mr. Utley worked as a broadcast journalist on NBC, ABC, CNN, as well as Public Radio and Public Television. With a primary focus on international affairs he has reported from more than seventy-five countries. He is the author of the book: "You Should Have Been Here Yesterday" (Public Affairs, 2000), a narrative of the growth of television news in the United States. Board service has included The Council on Foreign Relations (1993-2003), Carleton College (1983-2007), Public Radio International (1996-2008), the Board of Advisors of Doctors without Borders and Chairman of the American Council on Germany
Dr. Irving Wladawsky Berger, Senior Fellow
Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger retired from IBM in May of 2007 after a 37 year career where his primary focus was on innovation and technical strategy. He continues to work with the company on major new market strategies. In March of 2008, Dr. Wladawsky-Berger joined Citigroup as Strategic Advisor, helping with innovation and technology initiatives including mobile digital payments. He is Visiting Lecturer at MIT, Adjunct Professor at the Imperial College Business School, and Senior Fellow at the Levin Institute
Dr. Sheldon Weinig, Senior Fellow
Dr. Sheldon Weinig spent five years as a professor at Columbia University before founding Materials Research Corporation (MRC) in 1957. MRC, a company supplying materials and equipment to the semiconductor and computer industries, became a public corporation and was listed on the American Stock Exchange. Weinig was chairman and CEO of the company for more than 20 years. Sony acquired MRC in 1989 and following the merger, Weinig remained with Sony America for seven years as vice chairman of engineering and manufacturing. In 1996, he retired and accepted Adjunct Professorships at Columbia University and The State University of New York at Stony Brook, N.Y. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 1984, and in 1988, the Government of France awarded him the rank of Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur. In 1990, he was elected to the International Technology Institute’s Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology. Weinig served two terms as a member of President Reagan’s Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives. As a Senior Fellow at Levin, he is actively involved in the JumpStart and FastTrac programs, and Chairs the Advisory Panel for JumpStart NYC.
Dr. Lynne Rosansky, Fellow
Dr. Rosansky is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. She served for four years as Vice Provost at Levin Institute, where she co-created a number of Levin’s current programs. Dr. Rosansky was previously President of Hult International Business School (the former Arthur D. Little School of Management). She has served on the faculties of Babson College; Brandeis University and Simmons College. She has also led a successful consulting practice focused on management and leadership development and served on non-profit boards of directors including Women in World Trade and the Institute for Intercultural Studies. She earned a PhD from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College.
Dr. Cong Cao, Research Fellow
Dr. Cao has a PhD in sociology from Columbia University in 1997 and has worked at the University of Oregon and the National University of Singapore. Dr. Cao is interested in the social studies of science and technology with a focus on China. He is the author of China's Scientific Elite (London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon 2004), a study of those Chinese scientists holding elite membership in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. At Levin, Dr. Cao and Dr. Denis Simon conducted a four-year research project on the Global Talent Pool. Their excellent study of the Chinese talent pool for science and innovation was published as the book “China’s Emerging Technological Edge” by Cambridge University Press in 2008. Dr. Cao’s journal publications have appeared in Science, China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Minerva, among others. His current research interests include China's S&T manpower and US-China relations in S&T. He blogs regularly on China for Levin’s www.globalization101.org web site.
Dr. Michael Harris
Michael Harris is the Dean and Professor at The College of Public Service and Urban Affairs at Tennessee State University. He recently served as the 6thChancellor of Indiana University Kokomo, and as a Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Education and Business. Honors and academic recognition of Dr. Harris include: Recognized by Maariv as one of the most successful Israeli academics in the world (outside of Israel, 2012). Appointed as the as “Honorary Wing Commander” for the 434th US Air Force Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, IN, 2012. Received from the Shin II Educational Foundation Board, Seoul, South Korea an award for “furthering the globalization of education.” Received the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN), “Best in Class 2009 Award.” Received an Honorary Doctorate in Educational Administration from Ave Maria College. Received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching from Eastern Michigan University (EMU). Recognized for Excellence in Teaching by the American Political Science Association. Received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Michigan Association of Governing Boards. Recognized by the US Army for outstanding support of the United States Army R.O.T.C. cadre and cadets at EMU. Inducted in to the following honor societies: Beta Gamma Sigma; the Order of Omega; Pi Tau Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi.
Janet Carmosky is one of the leading voices on China business in the US. With a heavy experience of a wide range of industries in China, its culture and way of dealing with the people. In a hands-on way she has a very convincing story for both beginners and veterans in dealing with China.
Carmosky is a career China business specialist who completed a BA Chinese Studies, (University of Pennsylvania 1985), then resided in China – Xi’an, Hong Kong, Shanghai – from 1985-2003, with sabbaticals in USA: Washington, D.C. 1988-1990, Berkeley, CA 1999. In her first decade working in and with China she managed import-export, sourcing, and buying agency programs.
Dr. Sris Chatterjee
Jane E. Hughes
Dr. Lewis Mandell
Dr. Mandell is Professor of Finance and Managerial Economics and former Dean of the School of Management at the University at Buffalo. The author of 21 books, he is best known for his lifetime of research into consumer financial behavior and financial literacy. Dr. Mandell began his career at the University of Michigan where he ran the nationwide Survey of Consumer Finances. He has served in government as Director of Economic Research for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, has founded and run two successful corporations and has served on several corporate boards including those of Citigroup’s mutual funds, which encompassed more than 50 funds and $8 billion in assets. In 2008 Dr. Mandell was given the SUNY Chancellor’s award for outstanding teaching.
Dr. Maryalice Mazzara
Dr. Mazzara is the Director of Academic Affairs. She received her doctorate in International Education from Columbia University. Prior to Levin, she was the Director of Education for Global Film Initiative, a non-profit organization promoting cross-cultural learning through the medium of film and was Education Attaché for the Government of Québec (New York office), responsible for Québec academic relations for the office’s region of eight states and DC. Dr. Mazzara was also Director of Teacher Training Outreach for The Harriman Institute’s (Columbia University) U. S. Department of Education’s East European, Eurasian, and Russian National Resource Center for ten years. Her consulting works include cross-cultural training programs for international corporations and education seminars for non-profits including the Soros Foundation in Mongolia and The Business Alliance in Vietnam.
Dr. Phil Perry
Dr. Zora Thomova
Dr. Thomova teaches Investment and Financial Decision Making within Levin’s International Finance and Global Banking semester program. She serves as the Chair of Mathematics, Associate Professor, and Student Advisor at SUNY IT in Utica. Dr. Thomova also teaches the Applied Math curriculum and service courses from the freshman level to graduate level, and is responsible for the entire curriculum for the Applied Mathematics major, Mathematics minor, and for all service courses for the Engineering and Business schools. She serves on the Curriculum Committee, Graduate Council Committee, and the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Thomova earned her Ph.D. from the University of Montreal and holds an MS from the Czech Technical University in Prague.
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