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Community Engagement Report - Faculty
Community Engagement Report - Faculty
- Alex Ampadu, associate professor of accounting and law, worked with students to provide community-related services to The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, the soup kitchen and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
- Muriel Anderson, assistant professor of organization and human resources and accounting and law, provides career and academic counseling to student members of The Newman Center.
- The COAP program chaired by, Ann Burstein Cohen, associate professor of accounting and law, promotes accounting education and careers to minority students. Cohen is chair of the Temple Beth Zion audit committee, which oversees the appointment of the auditor and reviews the organization’s audited financial statements. In addition, Cohen is the treasurer for Temple Beth Zion.
- Isaac Ehrlich, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Melvin H. Baker Professor of American Enterprise in the department of finance and managerial economics, is a member of New York State Council of Economic Advisors. Ehrlich also led a team of economists at the Center for Human Capital providing forecasts of state tax revenue and related economic
assessments about the state and national economy to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
- As vice president of the board of Child and Adolescent Treatment Services with special responsibility for board goverance, Nicholas Everest, assistant professor of organization and human resources, works to improve the mental health of children.
- Howard Foster, professor emeritus of organization and human resources, shared his expertise as second vice president for the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo’s board of directors and as a past president and current member of the executive board of the Labor and Employment Relations Association of Western New York. Foster also served as treasurer of the board of directors for the Bureau of Jewish Education.
- Susan Hamlen, associate professor of accounting and law, volunteers on the financial team at Randall Baptist Church where she is responsible for developing the annual budget, reviewing and maintaining records and financial statements.
- As a leader for the Boys Brigade program, William Hamlen, associate professor of finance and managerial economics, attends weekly meetings with the young members, organizes meetings for the leaders and engages in outdoor activities with the youth.
- Arlene Hibschweiler, associate professor of accounting and law, participates in the Entrepreneurship Training program and the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession by serving on the planning committee and presenting an ethics session.
- Hodan Isse, assistant professor of finance and managerial economics, is chair of HEAL International, which helps refugees intergrate both economically and socially into their new communties.
- As a member of the board of directors for the International Institute of Buffalo, Rajiv Kishore, associate professor of management science and systems, assists in providing critical services to refugees and immigrants while promoting a global understanding and connections in Western New York.
- David Murray, associate professor of management science and systems, is a member of the Erie Community College Digital Forensics Curriculum Advisory Board. Murray also leads the Western New York Cybersecurity Workshop Outreach initiative.
- Kathleen Nesper, assistant professor of accounting and law, guided School of Management students in the Beta Alpha Psi honor society as they provided free income tax preparation services to low-income families in the community.
- Jerry Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Organization and Human Resouces, spoke to several public organizations about the leadership skills needed to run small organizations. Newman also served as an independent blogger and media contact discussing hiring from a professional perspective during
McDonald’s Hiring Day.
- As past president of the Woman’s Board at Transit Valley Country Club, Kathy O’Donnell, assistant professor of accounting and law, participates on many committees and revised the financial reporting procedures and has founded many interest groups. Additionally, O’Donnell volunteers to raise funds for St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and is a parish volunteer at Church of Christ the King. O’Donnell was also responsible for forming Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Club of Western New York and has coordinated many events for the club.
- As vice president of Dreams from the Heart Camp, Ray Orrange, associate professor of organization and human resources, devotes time to helping children with serious heart defects by overseeing the activities and financials of the weekend camp.
- H. Raghav Rao, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of management science and systems, is coordinator of the Asian Indian Community Foundation. He is responsible for the highway cleanup program and cooking for the homeless at the Buffalo City Mission and Cornerstone Manor.
- Mary Ann Rogers, assistant professor of accounting and law and organization and human resources, provides guidance and support to camp directors and physicians as a board member of Dreams from the Heart Camp.
- Joseph Salamone, associate professor of organization and human resources, designed the Entrepreneurship Training Program. This 20-week program provides high school students the opportunity to explore the realm of self-employment and its complexities and culminates with a formal business plan competition. Salamone also served on the board of directors for Community Charter School and as vice president for the Meszaros International Center of Entrepreneurship, a not-for-profit foundation.
- As president of the Town of Hamburg Public Library, Martha Salzman, assistant professor accounting and law, oversees the operations of two libraries in Hamburg and is working on a proposal to build an addition on one of the facilities. She is also a member of Leadership Buffalo.
- Natalie Simpson, associate professor of operations management and strategy, pioneered the School of Management’s Community Access program which has continued to create opportunities for community service agencies to improve the delivery of their training and education programs.
- Harold Star, assistant professor of operations management and strategy, is a member of the finance committee for the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP). MAP seeks to grow a diverse and equitable community food system through promotion of local economic opportunities, social change education and access to affordable, nutritious food. Star assisted in the hiring of a new Executive Director and worked to locate and purchase a new headquarters building.
- UB Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Organization Management and Strategy, Nallan Suresh, provided his expert opinions on the US auto and steel industry to local media outlets including The Buffalo News and Business First.
- Debu Talukdar, professor of marketing, is an ad hoc consulting economist for the World Bank and the Infrastructure and Poverty Action Laboratory at Columbia University for various international social and economic development research projects. Talukdar was the recipient of a civic engagement and public policy research fellowship to study slum dwellers in Africa.
- Christian Tiu, assistant professor of finance and managerial economics, provided consulting services to the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper to assist with their asset allocation.