Faculty Profiles - Adjunct

Hussain S. Ahmad, MBA


Credentials: M.S. from Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, New York, 2002.
Focus: Human Resource Management, Multinational Management. MBA from Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, New York, 1994. Major: General Management. Focus: International Business, Total Quality Management. 
M.Com. (Final) Management, First Class 1st from Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1989; B.Com.(Honors) Management, First Class 2nd from Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1988.

Area of expertise: Management and International Business\

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Principles of Management
  • International Business 

Honors and Awards:  Community Leadership Award from Chief Executive of the County of Nassau, New York, 2013
Awarded Beta Gamma Sigma life membership for academic excellence in MS, '01-02
Awarded MBA business scholarship for academic excellence in MBA, '92-94
Awarded Dhaka University Scholarship in 1983 and 1988

Jamal Ahmad 


Credentials: B.S. Accounting, St John's University; J.D. St. John's University School of Law
Area of expertise: Accounting
Corporate Experience: StoneTurn Group; FTI Consulting; LECG, LLC; Kroll, Inc.; Hewlett Packard; Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Deloitte Touche, LLP
Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Tax

 Publications and Presentations:
Data as a Hidden Gem in Compliance Programs - Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, January 2016 Strafford Publications; Fraud Detection Brainstorming for the Auditor: Designing Fraud Protocols As Part of Audit Plan - December 2015;
Taking "Private" Out of Private Equity: 7 SEC Focus Areas - Law 360, July 2015; Speaker, Utilities and Energy Compliance and Ethics Conference, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, February 2015;  National Business Institute - Accounting 101 for Attorneys, June 2010;  SFAS 157 "Insights and Issues," with Vijay Sampath, December 2008; "Conducting FCPA Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Forensic Accountants and Investigators," with Vijay Sampath, November 2007; Co-authored Chapters "Financial Statement Fraud: Revenue and Receivables" and "Financial Statement Fraud: Other Schemes and Misappropriations" for the textbook "A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation," 2006; "Mind the Gap; The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on M&A transactions," with Jonny Frank, 2003 and "How to Sell a Family Business," with Jonny Frank, and Ronald Chopoorian, Trusts and Estates Magazine, November, 2002.

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations: Helping Hands USA; Active Member of New York State Bar 2nd Department, 1998; Inactive Member of the California Bar, 2003; Member of the NYS and South Asian Bar Associations; Certified Public Accountant, New York State; Association Certified Fraud Examiners; AICPA Certified in Financial Forensics; Member AICPA; Member NYSCCPAs    

    Stephen J. Bier

Credentials: BA in Classics, Holy Cross; MBA in Accounting, Adelphi University

Area of expertise: Accounting and Finance

Corporate Experience: Controller, Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers; Chief Financial Officer, Westdeutsche Landesbank

   Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II


Kelli Burgos


Credentials: MBA, Marketing, Hofstra University

Area of expertise: Marketing, Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing

Corporate Experience: Zone Marketing Analyst, State Farm Insurance; Director of Marketing, Briarcliffe College; Marketing and Communications Manager, City University of New York (CUNY)

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Global Marketing 

 Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations
: Member of American Marketing Association

Name: Robert Caliendo

Credentials: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Banking and Finance, Adelphi University;
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science and Communications, Queens College

Area of expertise: Banking, Finance, Management

Corporate Experience: Managing Director - Rate Sales Americas, SG AMERICAS SECURITIES; Head of Funding and Short Duration Sales Trustee - SG USA Pension Fund; Executive Committee Member - SGUSA Liquidity Risk Management; Executive Committee Member - Global Markets   

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Money, Banking and Finance
  • International Business
  • Risk Management

Honors and Awards:
Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations: SG - Americas Women Network - Mentor Program: active member through bank programs and as senior manager to junior employees and interns; Director-Eastern Property Owners Association - Garden City; Director - Garden City Athletic Association

Eric Chan

Credentials:  BBA in Accounting from Hofstra and MS in Taxation from Long Island University CW Post 

Area of expertise
: Accounting

Corporate Experience:
Currently, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer at Altpoint Capital Partners LLC; Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche; Robert Plan Corporation; First American Title Insurance Company of New York

Courses taught at Molloy

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations: Member of the Private Equity CFO Association, Financial Executive Alliance, New York State Society of CPA and AICPA

Kisha Chandler


Credentials: MBA - Management, Molloy College; MS - Childhood Education/Special Education, Molloy College; BA, Psychology, Queens College     

Area of expertise: Management

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • College Experience (FST 101)
  • Global Research Seminar (SAP 254)

Honors and Awards: Administrator's Recognition Award (2014); Sigma Beta Delta (2015)

Publications and Presentations:
"Gig Economy: Reshaping the Future Workforce in the Competitive Landscape," Proceedings 0f the 2016 43rd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Business & Economics Association. Co-authors: Ted Goshman, & Kisha Chandler.
Presentation at Thayer Hotel, Hudson Valley, New York, November 2016; "Social Entrepreneurship: Marketing a Community Development Financial Institution Toward Financial Inclusion," Proceedings of the 2015 42nd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, Print ISSN 1936-2048; online ISSN 1936-2048, November 2015, ppgs. 52-55. Co-authors: Kisha Chandler, Taylor English, Cherie Ferby-Guy, M. Mackenzie. Presentation at Radisson Hotel, JFK, New York, New York, November 6, 2015, "Creating Ways to Save the World," Proceedings of Euroweek 2015 Conference E.Duffy; P.Lisante; T. Wagner; M. Kindslehner, G. Meurisse; N. Van Oosthuijze; K.Chandler. Presentation at University of Economics, Katowice, Poland, April 23, 2015, "What can Social Enterprises offer to cities for solving urban problems and foster creativity?" 2014.
Proceedings of Euroweek 2014 Conference E. Stepina; A. Muzikante; K. Maloney; J. Platia; M. Kramcha; K. Tack; K. Chandler. Presentation at Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden, May, 2014.  

Name: Adrienne Carroll Conlon

B.A. from Marist College and MBA Finance from Fordham University

Area of expertise: Finance & Management

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Business Internship 

Honors and Awards: Omicron Delta Epsilon - International Honor Society in Economics, Summa Cum Laude Graduate - MB, Marist Presidential Scholarship Recipient Corporate Experience: Lehman Brothers - Vice President, Aon Risk Services - Risk Analyst

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations: Executive Committee PTA Member, Girl Scouts; ACDS - Association for Down Syndrome, National Down Syndrome Society - Buddy Walk; Nassau County Alcohol & Drug Awareness Committee, Ronald McDonald House; Make A Wish; College Coaching and Mentoring Program.


Peter Giacone

Credentials: BSBA, Accounting, Georgetown University, MBA, Finance, NYU

Area of expertise: Finance

Corporate Experience: Morgan Stanley; MetLife; Bankers Trust; XL Capital; NYS Department of Financial Services; Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Corporate Finance

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations: Catholic Charities of Long Island

Zachary Goldstein


Credentials: BBA Accounting and MBA Finance, Baruch College

Area of expertise: Economics

Corporate Experience: Director of Finance, MasterCard; Pfizer; Deloitte Touche; Bestfoods

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Intro to Economics
  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics

Honors and Awards: CPA NYS



Alan Halperin

Credentials:  MBA Accounting, Emory University

Area of expertise : Accounting

Corporate Experience: J.P, Morgan, Lehman Brothers, WestLB

Courses taught at Molloy:  

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Capstone
  • Accounting Theory 

Honors and Awards:  CPA

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations:  AICPA, NYSS   

R. Wes Kirchhoff, CPA


Credentials: APC Taxation/ NYU; MS ACCOUNTING, LIU  

Area of expertise:  Tax

Corporate Experience: Over 40 years corporate tax experience

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • BUS 366
  • BUS 523

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations: Amity Animal Rescue Fund (AARF)

Gabriel Marques


Credentials: BBA and MBA Finance, Hofstra University; JD, Touro Law Center    

Area of expertise: Economics, Government, Finance & Law

Corporate Experience: Current Fiscal Officer for Nassau County, Former Deputy County Comptroller; elected member of the Portuguese Government's Diaspora Advisory Council (CCP), President of the CCP Regional Council of Portuguese Communities in North America and Secretary of the CCP Sub-Committee on Immigration, Economics and Social Issues.

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Macroeconomics

Honors and Awards: Touro Law Center Special Service to the Public and Community Award, 2014; Executive Non-Profit Leadership Fellow at the National Organization of Portuguese Americans (NOPA); President Emeritus of the New York Portuguese American Leadership Conference (NYPALC); Grand Marshal of 2016 New York State Portugal Day Parade; Key to the Village of Mineola, 2011.

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations: Member of the Long Island Portuguese Lions Club.  

James G. Ryan

Credentials:  J.D., Fordham University School of Law; B.S., Fordham University College of Business Administration   

Area of expertise: Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Labor and Employment Law, E-Discovery and Information Technology

Corporate Experience: Partner at Cullen and Dykman, LLP  

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Business Law   

Publications and Presentations: The Jury, Social Media and Zealous Advocacy (New York Law Journal, October 2015);   Obergefell Decision Opens The Door For Anti-Discrimination Litigation (July 2015);  Second Circuit to Decide Rule 68 Offers' Application to Class Actions (June 2015); Federal Judge Finds Michigan School District Liable for Failure to Train Staff on Title IX (April 2015); Should Court 'Deliver' in Pregnancy Discrimination Case? (New York Law Journal, March 2015); U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Disparate Impact Liability Under the Fair Housing Act (January 2015); Challenges in Conducting a Proper Investigation (New York Law Journal, January 2015); Victory for Gay Marriage Doesn't Affect Workplace Rights (New York Law Journal, January 2015); Changing Times - A Guide to the Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (December 2014); Title IX: A Shield Or A Sword? (Nassau Lawyer, November 2014); Governor Andrew Cuomo Proposes Plan to Combat Sexual Assault on SUNY Campuses (October 2014); NCAA Passes Resolution Seeking To Clarify The Role of Athletic Departments in Campus Sexual Assault Investigations (August 2014); Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions on Legality of Subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (July 2014); Standing Committee Meets About the Proposed Amendment to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) (May 2014); Supreme Court Expands Whistleblower Protections (March 2014); Opened Web-based Emails Deemed "Electronic Storage" under the Stored Communications Act (January 2014); Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Employer's Liability for Title VII Claims against Co-workers (July 2013); The Southern District Sends FLSA Claims to Arbitration (December 2012); Judge Scheindlin Sends Federal Agencies a "Message" About Their E-Discovery Obligations Under the Freedom of Information Act  (August 2012); New York Appellate Division Adopts Zubulake Standard to Determine Which Party Should Bear the Cost of Producing ESI (March 2012); NYSBA Releases Guidelines for the Best Practices In E-Discovery In New York State and Federal Courts (January 2012).

Honors and Awards: AV "pre-eminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell; Super Lawyers List (2012 - 2016) by the Super Lawyer legal rating service issued by Thomson Reuters; Appointed to the New York State Unified Court System E-Discovery Working Group and to its education subcommittee for the New York State judiciary and judicial staff.  Appointed to Judicial Screening Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association.  

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations: Appointed Member, Judiciary Screening Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association; Appointed Member, New York State Unified Court System's E-Discovery Working Group; Mediator, Mediation Panel of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys; Council of Overseers for the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts; Board Member and Coach, Rockville Centre Soccer Club; Former Chair, Rockville Centre Travel Soccer Program; Member, New York State Bar Association; Member, Nassau County Bar Association; Member, Massachusetts Bar Association; Member, Federal Bar Council.

Daniel F. Spagnolo MBA, RFC
Credentials: BA Accounting, MBA Finance       

Area of expertise:  Financial Planning, Investment Management

Corporate Experience: President of Dynamic Financial Services, Ltd.

Courses taught at Molloy:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk Management

Honors and Awards:  Securities Licensed Series 3, 7, 63, 66, RFC designation



Dr. Nicholas Michael Zacchea, Ph.D.
Credentials: Doctorate, Economic Science, Universitatea Liberă Internațională din Moldova, MBA - Management, Long Island University, BS - St. John's University.

Area of expertise: Economics, Audit, Forensic Audit

Corporate Experience: Staff of the Representative of the Secretary General of the  United Nations/Office of Internal Oversight Service, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office, New York Office, Project Director, United States-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Director, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Department of Energy, New York Office.

Courses you teach at Molloy

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics    

Publications and Presentations:

PresentationsJuly 2017 - Workshop, Washington, D.C., for representatives of the U.S. Government and officials from the Government of the District of Columbia, familiarizing these executives with techniques for measuring and assessing contractor performance in delivering services to governments and municipalities. 
June 2017 - Workshop, Washington, D. C. for U.S. Government officials including representatives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General and Transportation Security Administration, as well as executives from the Government of the District of Columbia, focusing on techniques for risk avoidance, safeguarding assets, complying with laws and regulations and stopping fraud, theft and other illicit behavior.
December 2016 - Delivered a presentation: "Identifying and Eliminating Impediments to the Missions of Supreme Audit Institutions Can Enhance Transparency, Oversight and Accountability, Help Eliminated Fraud, Waste and Abuse and Encourage Investment," at a conference of the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management, hosted by the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. The conference theme was "Microeconomic Benefits of Strong Public Financial Management Practices."  
November 2016 - Financial management workshop for military and civilian financial analysts, management experts, budget specialists and accountants on the staff of the Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Army, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  
June 2014 - Workshop for the Board of Directors and other executives of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority of the Government of Tanzania focused on accountability, transparency and oversight in public sector procurement, the impact of contractor non-performance and procurement fraud. 
March 2012 - Workshops that addressed fraud prevention, detection, reporting and prosecution for investigators, auditors and accountants from the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Offences, the Office of the Auditor General and the Lesotho Revenue Agency of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Honors and Awards: Distinguished Service Award: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 1965; Certificate of Appreciation, Intergovernmental Audit Forum 1977 and 1984; Certificate of Merit, U.S. Government Accountability Office, 1982 and 1984; Outstanding Achievement Award, U.S. Government Accountability Office, 1983; Special Commendation Award, U.S. Government Accountability Office, 1985 and 1986; Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Government Accountability Office, 1986; Distinguished Service Award, U.S. Government Accountability Office, 1986; Special Commendation Award, U.S. Government Accountability Office, 1987 and Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Graduate School, 2006.

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations: Certified Fraud Examiner, member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Government Financial Manager, member of the Association of Government Accountants. Member and current Advisory Board Member of the  International Law Enforcement Auditors Association, member, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., and member, Editorial Board, ILIRIA International Review, ILIRIA College, Pristina, Kosova. 

Registered Expert: United Nations Development Programme's Democratic Governance Roster of Experts in Anti-Corruption.