Major in Business Economics

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Business Economics Major


Utica College's business and economics faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments as well as for their real-world business experience. Collectively they represent a wide range of expertise and research interests, including health care financing, public school aid formulas, banking, and managing change.

At the same time, at Utica College, teaching is the faculty's first priority. Small classes provide opportunities for close interaction between and among faculty and students, and the relationships students form with their professors often last a lifetime.

The overwhelming majority of faculty are doctorally trained; several additionally hold an M.B.A. Faculty regularly share their expertise by serving as members of professional organizations, presenting at scholarly conferences, and consulting with local businesses and government agencies. These connections help faculty develop internship opportunities for students, and also serve as networking resources for UC graduates seeking employment.

The faculty's scholarly accomplishments, professional experiences, and academic credentials combine to provide students majoring in business and economics programs with a dynamic and fulfilling learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Atasi Basu

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: (315) 792-3167
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 507

Professor Basu is an Associate Professor of Accounting. ...More About Atasi Basu

Donna M. Dolansky

, M.B.A.
Professor of Practice-Accounting

Phone: (315) 792-4406
Office: 181 Genesee Street Suite 525

Professor Dolansky has been working in the accounting industry since 2000. She spent 7 years working at the public accounting Ernst & Young LLP in Boston, with a 2 year rotation in their London office. ...More About Donna M. Dolansky

Associate Professor of Economics

Richard (Rick) G. Fenner

, Ph.D.
Dean of Bus & Justice Studies

Phone: (315) 792-3112
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 115A

Professor Fenner is Interim Dean of the School of Business and Justice Studies at Utica College. ...More About Richard G. Fenner

Candace T. Grant

, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice MGT

Phone: (315) 223-2481
Office: 181 Genesse Street, Suite 502

Candace Grant is Associate Dean of Business Programs at Utica College.

Associate Professor of Accounting

Glen A. Hansen

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: (315) 792-3372
Office: 181 Genesse Street, Suite 508

Glen Hansen, Associate Professor of Accounting, received his Ph.D. in Business Administration and MS in Applied Economics from the University of Rochester. He also received an MBA and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. ...More About Glen A. Hansen

Associate Professor of Finance

Zhaodan Huang

, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance

Phone: (315) 792-3247
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 504

Professor Huang is the Director of the MBA Program. Professor Huang joined the Utica College faculty in 2004 after earning his Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University. ...More About Zhaodan Huang

M. Morgan-Davie

Margaret J. Morgan-Davie

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: (315) 792-3406
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 523

Margaret Morgan-Davie joined the Utica College faculty part-time in 2001 and full-time in 2010. She received her Ph.D and M.A. in Economics in 1991 from Cornell University and her B.A. in Music and German from Oberlin College. She has been teaching in upstate New York since 1989. ...More About Margaret J. Morgan-Davie

Professor Stephanie Nesbitt

Stephanie R. Nesbitt

, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Risk Management & Ins.

Phone: (315) 792-5292
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 509

Stephanie Nesbitt, Assistant Professor and Director of Risk Management and Insurance, received her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law, her M.B.A. from Syracuse University and her B.A. in Speech Communication from Ithaca College. ...More About Stephanie R. Nesbitt

Brett Orzechowski

Brett J. Orzechowski

, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Journalism

Phone: (315) 223-2564
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 518

Brett Orzechowski, Assistant Professor of Management and Media, joined the faculty in the School of Business and Justice Studies in 2015 after serving as CEO/Publisher of The Connecticut Mirror/Connecticut News Project, Inc., a public policy news organization in Hartford and Washington, D.C. He previously taught at Quinnipiac University with a particular emphasis on reporting stories using nonlinear, interactive digital media, and public affairs reporting with a focus on data and analytics. ...More About Brett J. Orzechowski

Associate Professor of Management

Stephen (Steve) G. Peek, II

, M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Management

Phone: (315) 792-3329
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 506

Professor Peek joined the Utica College faculty in 1987. ...More About Stephen G. Peek

Associate Professor of Marketing

Thomas (Tom) A. Rossi

, D.B.A.
Professor of Management

Phone: (315) 792-3085
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 505

Professor Rossi is the Chair of Management. ...More About Thomas A. Rossi

Professor Mehmet Sencicek

Mehmet Sencicek

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: (315) 792-3060
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 526

Dr. Sencicek earned his doctorate from City University of New York. ...More About Mehmet Sencicek

Christopher Tingley

Christopher M. Tingley

, D.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Strategy

Phone: (315) 792-4405
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 524

Chris received his DBA from Walden University in 2015, his MBA from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2006, and BA in Communication Arts from Gannon University in 2004. ...More About Christopher M. Tingley


James L. Norrie, DPM
Dean, School of Business & Justice Studies
102 ECJSC Building

(315) 792-3060
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