MBA Fraud Faculty
George E. Curtis, J.D
Professor of Criminal Justice
Program: MBA- Fraud Management, MS-Economic Crime Management
George E. Curtis is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and former Director of Economic Crime Graduate Programs at Utica College, Utica, N.Y. His undergraduate degree is a B.A. from Syracuse University in 1964. He received a J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1968 and was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York that year.
Professor Curtis currently teaches undergraduate courses on the Law of Economic Crime (CRJ 343), Cybercrime Law and Investigations (CRJ 335), and Constitutional Law in the Criminal Process (CRJ 342). He also regularly teaches graduate courses on the Legal Concepts of Criminal Fraud and Corporate Criminal Responsibility (ECM 622) and Legal and Investigative Issues in Fraud Management (ECM 535).
Professor Curtis a co-author (with Professor McBride) of a college text on Proactive Security Administration, published by Prentice Hall. His second text entitled "The Law: Of Cybercrimes and their Investigation" is scheduled for publication by Prentice Hall in fall 2007.
Professor Curtis is a Certified Fraud Specialist and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists. He also is member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, ASIS International and its Economic Crime Council, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State, the Upstate New York Electronic Crimes Task Force and the Central New York Computer Crime Coalition. He recently served as a member of the Technical Working Group on an NIJ-funded project to develop a model curriculum in Forensic Accounting. He is a frequent presenter at national conferences and seminars.
Professor Curtis is a Past-President of the Oneida County Bar Association. Prior to joining the Utica College faculty, he served for more than 26 years as a confidential law clerk to judges of the N.Y. Court of Claims and the N.Y. Supreme Court, Appellate Division.
Hartwell Herring, Ph.D.
Professor of Accounting
Program: MBA- Fraud Management
Professor Herring completed his Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Alabama and had a distinguished career in the accounting department at the University of Tennessee before coming to Utica College in 2000. A prolific writer, his latest publication is Business Combinations and International Accounting. He is also an associate editor of Accounting Education, an international journal. Professor Herring's professional activities include extensive consulting and financial advising to National Park Service Cooperating Associations.
Zhaodan Huang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance,
Director, MBA-Economic Crime and Fraud Management
Program: MBA- Fraud Management
Professor Huang joined the Utica College faculty in 2004 after earning his Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University. He finished his undergraduate education from Renmin University of China in 1997, and received his MA in economics from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000. His research interests are in the areas of investments, asset pricing, emerging financial markets, and financial intermediation. He received the AAII Best Paper Award from the Southwestern Finance Association in 2004, and presented several of his works at the Financial Management Association (FMA) annual meetings in 2003, 2004, and 2005. He has been published in the Journal of Economics & Business and Global Economy Journal. His teaching interests include Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, and Investments.
Herbert Rau, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Program: MBA- Fraud Management, Program: MBA-Professional Accounting
Herbert Rau joined the Utica College faculty in 2006. Herbert's area of research and academic interest is business, organizational theory, marketing, systems thinking. He and his wife, Lynne have two children and have moved here from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Herbert holds a B.S. from SUNY Oneonta, an M.B.A. from Nasson College, and a Ph.D. from Union Insitute in Cincinnati. He enjoys sea kayaking, cross country skiing and gardening.