Faculty Initiates

The Alpha Kappa Chapter not only selects the best and brightest business students from the University at Buffalo’s prestigious School of Management, but we also initiate Faculty Members into our Brotherhood as well!

(Click on their pictures to learn more about them!)

Muriel Anderson

Gwen Applebaum

Dianna Cichocki


Debora Grossman

James Holmes

Michael Krupski

David Murray

Michael Paolini

Cecily Rodriguez

Dorthy Siaw – Asamoah

MBA, School of Management, University at Buffalo
BS, School of Management, University at Buffalo

Certified Public Accountant (New York State)

Anderson has had a long career in the fields of accounting and human resource-related issues, and in that time has gained strong experience in business mediation, manpower forecasting, recruitment and leadership training. In her current teaching at the School of Management, she works with MBA students to assess and improve their key managerial competencies, and teaches both graduate and undergraduate students in other human resource and accounting courses.

LeaderCORE Development I
Leadership PACE (Personal Achievement through Competency Evaluation)
Managing Human Resources/Principles of Workforce Engagement
Career Management
Introduction to Accounting I and II
Financial Analysis and Reporting
Introduction to Business I and II

Professional Associations
American Institute for Certified Public Accountants
Society for Human Resource Management

Other Experience
Vice President and Deputy Auditor, M&T Bank Corp. (1987-1998)
Human Resources Associate, Praxair Inc. (1999)
Manager, Student Services, Career Resource Center, UB School of Management (1998-2004)

Awards and Recognition
Arjang A. Assad Excellence in Teaching Award (2013)
School of Management Outstanding Contributions to Teaching Award (2008)
UMA Undergraduate Teacher of the Year (2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2004-05, 2002-03)
Graduate Management Association Faculty Advisor (2008-2010)
Delta Sigma Pi Faculty Advisor (2004-2009)
Delta Sigma Pi Chapter Advisor of the Year-Niagara Region (2006-2007)

Gwen leads the Career Resource Center both strategically and operationally. She oversees planning related to graduate and undergraduate programming and services. She also uses her extensive corporate experience in building and maintaining relationships with all stakeholders, including students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Her team includes:

Undergraduate Services

Graduate Services

Employer Relations and Operations

Internships and Experiential Learning


MS, Oswego State University
BA, St. John Fisher College

Cichocki teaches "Statistical Decisions in Management" and "Statistical Foundations in Analytics." She has given several presentations at both the state and national levels concerning incorporating technology into statistics, educational practices and assurance of learning. Cichocki has been honored with academic excellence awards for her instruction.


Statistical Decisions in Management

Statistical Foundations in Analytics

Professional Affiliations

American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)

New York State Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC)

Awards and Recognition

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (2010)

Outstanding Classroom or Alternative Instruction (2010)


MBA, Syracuse University
BS, State University of New York at Oswego


Grossman worked in marketing for several years before beginning her teaching career. She continues to work as a marketing consultant while teaching full time. Her experience includes advertising, market research, product development/management and brand management. Her current teaching responsibilities include both undergraduate- and graduate-level marketing courses.

Teaching Experience

Principles of Marketing

Selling and Sales Force Management

Product and Brand Management

Advertising and Promotion

Business and Society

Awards and Recognition

Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award, University at Buffalo

Excellence in Teaching Award, Niagara University

Winner of the Zeta Chi 50/50 Raffle

Professional Affiliations

American Marketing Association

Product Development and Management Association

Industry Experience

1984-1987: Marketing Specialist, Raymond Corp., Syracuse, NY
1987-1989: Project Director, Market Research, GE, Syracuse, NY
1989-1994: Product Manager, GE, Syracuse, NY
1994-1997: Consultant, Product Management, Promotional Materials and Sales Presentations, Thomson Consumer Electronics (GE/RCA), Syracuse, NY
1998-2001: Consultant, Advertising, IdeaWorks, Syracuse, NY
2004-2005: Consultant, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA), Indianapolis, NY
2005: Consultant, Raymour & Flanigan, Advertising, Syracuse, NY
2006: Consultant, Product Development, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA), Indianapolis, NY
2007: Consultant, Brand Awareness and Advertising, Keep It Organized LLC, Amherst, NY
2008: Consultant, Advertising, Cold Stone Creamery, Amherst, NY


PhD, University of Chicago

MA, University of Chicago

BA, Wabash College

Works published by Prof. Holmes:

A Stochastic Monopsony Theory of the Business CycleDownload pdf(155 KB)” (with P.A. Hutton), Economic Inquiry, (2005). [Reader’s Guide to Stochastic Monopsony, Mathcad files ADownload pdf(125 KB)BDownload pdf(98 KB), and CDownload pdf(98 KB).]

“Savings Education: Learning the Value of Self-Control”(with P.A. Hutton), Education Policy Analysis Archives, (2005), lead article.

“Keynesian Involuntary Unemployment and Sticky Nominal Wages,” (with P.A. Hutton.) The Economic Journal (1996)

“A New Test of Money/Income Causality,” (with P.A. Hutton) Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (1992)

“The Specification of the Transaction Demand for Money and the Tax Multiplier,” (with D. J. Smyth) Journal of Political Economy (1972)

“A Functional-Form, Distribution-Free Alternative to Parametric Analysis of Granger Causal Models,” (with P.A. Hutton) Advances in Econometrics (1988)

“Memory and Market Stability: The Case of the Cobweb,” (with R. Manning) Economics Letters (1988)

Other Contributions and Distinctions

Board of Editors, Journal of Macroeconomics.

Recipient of Milton Pleasure Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996, 2003, 2017.

Who’s Who in America. (61th Edition, 2001, 60th Diamond Edition, 2005, and prior years). (They note that I discovered the “Holmes-Smyth Effect” and a new non-parametric test for causality in a non-experimental science.)

Who’s Who in American Education. (7th Edition, 2006,).

Who’s Who Among America’s (Best) Teachers (Who’s Who Among America‘s Teachers. (1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 8th Edition, 2005, and 9th Edition, 2006).

Who’s Who in Social Sciences Higher Education. (2004-6).

2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – 1st Edition and 2nd Edition.

Leading Educators of the World. (2005).


MGG198 - Corporate Social Responsibility
MGM301 - Principles of Marketing
MGM409 - Advertising and Promotion
MGM420 - Digital Marketing Strategy


Digital Forensics

MGS 410

MGS 610

Introduction to Management Information Systems

MGS 351

Applied Business

MGS 314

Introduction to Business

MGG 150

Here's a link to his Personal Website

Mike oversees the undergraduate career services team. He also serves as the lead instructor for Part II of the undergraduate Career Connections course (MGG 398), which is designed to help students learn how to take a more thoughtful and proactive approach to career planning, leverage effective career correspondence, interviewing communication, online image branding, networking skills and job/internship search techniques to be successful in achieving their career goals. He works with students, employers and alumni in the areas of Accounting and Internal Audit.

Professor Rodriguez has been a professor at the University at Buffalo since 2015. Before becoming a professor Cecily Rodriguez worked as an Organizational Development Consultant with First Niagra Financial Group.


PhD, University at Buffalo
MBA, School of Management, University at Buffalo
BS, School of Management, University at Buffalo


LeaderCORE Development I

Undergraduate Honors Leadership Development I and II

Organizational Behavior and Administration

Human Resource Management

Career Strategies, Planning and Management

Communication Theory


Deception in physician-patient relationship

End-of-life conversation with culture as a factor

Cultural competency in health Communication

Communication in business – The role of cultural differences

Other Experience

Program Coordinator, UB School of Management Finance Academy Program

Facilitator of Team Dynamics, Conflict Resolution and Stress Management Sessions, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Surgery and Medicine

Facilitator of Cultural Communication in Medical Residency, UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine

Assistant Director, Students Services, School of Management Graduate Programs Office

Human Resource Intern, General Mills Company, Buffalo Plant

Selected Conference Presentations/Papers

Siaw-Asamoah, D (2012). A Purposive Conversation about Advance Directives: A Grounded Theory Approach – Presented at the 40th North American Primary Care Research Group in New Orleans

Siaw-Asamoah, D. (2011). Patients Telling Lies to Physicians: Contents of Deception by Physicians and Patients in the United States - Presented at the 39th Annual Conference of North American Primary Care Research Group in Banff, Alberta, Canada

Professional Affiliations

American Management Association

Academy of Management

National Communication Association


FourSight certified practitioner

Hogan certified practitioner

WorkPlace Big Five certified practitioner

DiSC® certified practitioner

MBTI® certified practitioner

GGP Fellow, University of Virginia and American Academy of Family Medicine Physicians

Community Activities

Organize yearly medical and educational mission trips with teams of volunteers to Ghana

Board member and secretary, Hope For Sisi’s Kids (HOSIKIDS) Foundation

Board member, Child and Adolescent Treatment Services of Western New York

Volunteer Facilitator, Staff Development Workshops for Not-for-Profit Organizations