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LIM College will be closed DAY OF WEEK, DATE due to the significant impact on travel in Midtown Manahattan created by the UN General Assembly. 

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Susan C. Baxter

Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Susan Baxter was named as LIM College’s Dean of Graduate Studies in 2017. Previously, she served as Chair of the College’s Marketing, Management & Finance department.

Dr. Baxter’s areas of research and scholarship include globalizing business education, diversity in advertising, consumer-brand relationships, distance learning, student learning styles and the effect on performance in distance learning, and the impact of HIV on the global workforce.

She has authored several works dealing with communication and marketing for special populations, including LGBT consumers. She has been quoted by the Associated Press, written for Echelon magazine, and is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Society for Marketing Advances, the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Marketing Educators Association.

The recipient of a Doctorate of Business Administration in Marketing from Argosy University-Sarasota, Dr. Baxter also holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Science degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict.

John Keane


John Keane joined LIM College as an adjunct faculty member in 2013 and has taught courses spanning a wide range of topics, including marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations, new media, advertising/promotion, and global marketing.

John has over 30 years of experience at major media companies such as Time Inc., Conde’ Nast, Bloomberg LP and the Bauer Media Group. Currently, he is the Director of Research and Insights at The Internationalist, which specializes in connecting global practitioners of marketing through content and case studies.

Prior to joining The Internationalist, John served as the Executive Director, Corporate Marketing and Strategy for the Bauer Media Group, overseeing marketing, brand strategy, sales development and market research for the U.S. division of the global media company. His career also includes senior-level marketing positions at GQ, Gourmet and People magazines.

Professor Keane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Georgetown University and an MBA in Executive Management from St. John’s University. 

Graduate Studies Adjunct Faculty

Fashion Marketing

Lolita Alford
M.B.A. LIM College; B.F.A. American InterContinental University. Mandarin Communication Group Fashion & LifeStyle Contributor, Joint Interest Inc. Director of Editorial Content & Outreach, Fashinvest

Jorge Arevalo
Ph.D. and M.S. Rutgers University; B.A. Montclair State University. Former Global Corporate Account Manager, Lufthansa German Airlines  

Christine Bates
Ed.S. Liberty University; M.S. Virginia Tech University; B.S. Virginia State University

Gerard Becker (online)
Ph.D. Capella University; M.B.A and B.S. Adelphi University. Founder and former principal, AFCO Systems Group. Former President and Chief Operations Officer, TIBCO Software, Inc. 

Dionne Boyd (online)
D.B.A. Argosy University; M.B.A. Mercer University; B.S. Hampton University. Product Specialist – Theory Clothing Line, Neiman Marcus

Heidi Diamond
B.S. University of Maryland. Former CEO, Frederique’s Choice. Former Executive Vice President – Media, Game Show Network. Former President – Television, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Former Vice President, AMC Networks

Nancy Engelhardt
Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi; B.S.and B.A. Louisiana Tech University. Public Affairs Specialist, Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Nancianne Esposito
M.A. New York University; B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology

Hope Freedman
M.B.A. Fordham University Graduate School of Business; B.A. Union College. Global Practice Liaison, Business + Social Purpose, Edelman. Former Brand Development Manager, Unilever Foods North America. Former brand management consultant, L’Oreal USA, Maybelline-Garnier Division

Philip E. Heckman, Jr.
M.B.A. The University of Phoenix; B.A. Boston University. Former National Business Development Manager, Boyd Coffee Company

Crystal Howard
M.S. Columbia University; B.A. University of Massachusetts. Director, Media Relations of New York City Parks & Recreation. Former Director of Communications for ESPN and Johnson Publishing Company.   

Stanley Klatka (online)
Ph.D. Northcentral University; M.B.A. Dominican University; B.B.A. St. Joseph’s College. President, International Style. Former Chief Marketing & Sales Executive, Landi Footwear & Accessories Worldwide/Supracor, Inc. Former Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Eurovictory Sports, Inc.

Howard Leifman
Ph.D. New York University; M.A. and B.A. Syracuse University. Human Resources consultant and counselor. Former Chief People Officer and President, Vault Human Resources Consulting. Former principal, National Director of Strategic Staffing & Recruiting, William M. Mercer, Inc.

Erin McKinistry (online)
Ed.D. and M.B.A. St. John’s University; B.S. Fordham University

Patty Mitropoulous
M.B.A University of Maryland; B.A. Brown University. Licensing Consultant for clients including Champion, Tory Burch, Nicole Miller, Hang Ten, Patty Mitropoulos Consulting. Former Senior Brand Manager for Licensing, Elie Tahari

Shelly Nicholas (online)
M.B.A. University of Connecticut; B.S. Fordham University. President, Pretty Knotty

Jeanine Polizzi 
M.B.A Pepperdine University; B.A. Boston University. Founder/Chief Strategist, Biz in Bloom. Former Vice President, ID8

Renato Roque
M.B.S. University of Dublin; M.Sc. London South Bank University; B.A. State University of New York. Management consultant and Account Director, Taproot Foundation 

Herbert Sherman
Ph.D. Union Institute and University; M.S. Polytechnic University; B.A. City College of New York

Laura Kolar Todorv
M.B.A. LIM College; B.S. Eastern Connecticut State University. Assistant Manager, Digital Marketing & Client Engagement, Chanel

Patrick Tormey
M.B.A. Iona College; B.A. Baruch College. CEO and founder, Real Deals USA, Inc. Former Corporate Divisional Merchandise Manager, Belk Stores Services

Anthony Wilson
M.B.A. Adelphi University; B.A. Allegheny College. Product Marketing Consultant, Communication Strategy Group. Former Senior Director – Marketing, AFCO Systems

Keisha Wright
M.A. Pepperdine University; B.A. Stanford University. Director - Integrated Marketing, InStyle. Former Senior Director – Global Marketing Solutions, Brooklyn Nets. Former Director, Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group

Chi Vinson (online)
M.S. Mercy College; B.A. San Diego State University. Marketing Director, Satya Jewelry 

Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management

Guy Adamo
Ph.D New York University; MBA and BBA Hofstra University

Gretchen Arthur (online)
Ph.D. and M.A. Wayne State University; B.S. Aquinas College

Juliette Atwi
M.B.A. The City University of New York, Bernard M. Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business; B.A. Fashion Institute of Technology 

Camille Avent
M.S. Philadelphia University; B.A. Pennsylvania State University. Product Coordinator, Colonial Marble & Granite. Former Designer, Blush!R2W

Vincene Collura
M.S. Parsons, The New School For Design; B.S. Empire State College; A.A.S Fashion Institute of Technology. Freelance Fashion Designer, Foxx & Walsh. Former Freelance Fashion Designer, Maxpoint Studios. Former Fashion Designer, Ellas Sayour

Courtney Cothren (online)
M.B.A and B.S. Stephens College. Retail Consultant, Morrison Mercantile. Former Men’s Sportswear Buyer and Merchandise Planner, Harold’s. Former Assistant Buyer for Ladies Accessories and Ladies Tops, Harold’s

Patricia Clyne (online)
B.A. Hunter College; B.F.A New York University. Senior Product Development Manager, Patricia Clyne and Associates. Former Vice President, Senior Product Development Manager / Design Director for Doncaster/Helios and Luna

Joan Duncan (online)
B.S. Post University; A.A.S Fashion Institute of Technology. Fashion industry consultant for clients including Pajamagram, Hudson Valley Ltd., Chloe & Rachel. Former Creative Director and Chief Operating Officer, Salmons & Brown LLC

Glenda Elie
M.A. Emerson College; B.S. Johnson & Wales University. Senior Demand Planer, Ellery Homestyles. Former Senior Buyer/Planner for Retail Outlet Stores, Lenox Corporation. Former Wholesale Marketing Logistics Manager & Off-Price Planner for clients including Lenox, Kate Spade New York, Marchesa Scalamandre Brands

Lisa Hennig
B.A. School of Visual Arts. Certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development, New York University. Career and leadership development consultant for clients including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Avon, Estee Lauder, MTV Networks, The New York Times Company and JP Morgan Chase

Crystal J. Howard
M.S. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; B.A. University of Massachusetts. Director, Media Relations, New York City Parks and Recreation. Former Director of Communications, Johnson Publishing Company

Judith Hugentobler (online)
M.F.A. State University of New York at Albany; B.F.A. University of Illinois

Nancy Miller
M.Ed. Northcentral University; B.S. Syracuse University; A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Account Manager, Royal Carolina Corp. Former Senior Sales Manager, Waverly Textile Processing. Former Merchandising Director, Doctor Denton Childrenswear

Nicole Ndzibah
M.B.A. Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management; B.S. and A.S. Johnson & Wales University. New Business Development Manager, Macy’s Merchandising Group

Shevare’ L. Perry (online)
M.B.A. American Intercontinental University; B.S. Philadelphia University. Stylist, Michael Kors

Ali Peters
M.S. Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy; B.A. Rutgers University. Certification in Fashion Styling, FIT. Certification in Personal Styling, School of Style. Lead Stylist, SweatStyle LLC. Former Freelance Styler/Personal Shopper for Share Some Style and Keaton Row

Eda Sanchez-Persampieri
M.B.A. and M.S. St. Joseph’s College; B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Associate Director of Special Events & Volunteer Programs, Mohonk Preserve. Former co-owner and Human Resources Operations Specialist, Wally’s Square Root. Former Human Resources Director, A Free Bird

Phyllis Shapiro
M.A. SUNY Empire State College; B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Retailing Consultant, LVMH Fundamentals in Luxury Retailing

Dena Strong
M.S. Kansas State University; B.S. Kaplan University. Former Merchandising/Production Liaison, Simplicity Creative Group

Global Fashion Supply Chain Management

Camille Avent
M.S. Philadelphia University; B.A. Pennsylvania State University. Product Coordinator, Colonial Marble & Granite. Former Designer, Blush! R2W

Yana Averbukh
M.B.A. Baruch College; B.A. New York University. Vice President of Retail and Operations, Assouline Publishing. Former Vice President of Retail and Operations, Elie Tahari. Former Director of Planning and Allocation, Chanel

Burak Ayata
Ph.D. Stevens Institute of Technology; M.B.A. Yeditepe University; B.A. Montclair State University. Senior Director, Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.

Joshua Ebrahim
M.B.A Webster University; B.A. Washington State University. Former Procurement Manager, Southpaw Vape Company. Former Proposal/Contracts Manager, L-3 Communications

Sudhir Sachdev
M.B.A Hofstra University; M.A. Jamia University; B.S. Delhi University. Global Consultant, The OysterBridge Trading Group, Inc. Former Financial Planner and Operations Manager, Stelmar Trading

Kerriann Scott 
M.B.A Pace University; M.S. Pennsylvania State University; B.A. CUNY Lehman College. Former Sr. Business Operations Manager, Unilever. Former Senior Manager for Supply Chain Planning, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Visual Merchandising

Camille Avent
M.S. Philadelphia University; B.A. Pennsylvania State University. Product Coordinator, Colonial Marble & Granite. Former Designer, Blush!R2W

Judith Hugentobler
M.F.A. State University of New York at Albany; B.F.A. University of Illinois

Chriss Slevin
M.F.A and B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design. Creative Director, Wayward. Former Product Development Associate, Chilewich

Rafiqa Strickland
M.A. New York Institute of Technology; B.F.A. Pratt Institute