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Financial Crime and Compliance Management faculty

Financial Crime and Compliance Management Faculty

FCM Graduate Program Director

Kyung-Seok Choo, Ph.D

Kyung-Seok Choo, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Economic Crime
Director, Financial Crime programs

Program: Master's – Financial Crime and Compliance Management , BS – Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation, Financial Crime Investigator Certificate Program

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For the last 13 years, Prof. Choo has taught numerous courses, including criminological research methods, fraud prevention technique, fraud and compliance operation, white-collar crime/elite deviance, international perspective on crimes, and organized crime. He also taught the graduate courses such as research and analytical method for fraud management and economic crime management.

He is currently leading a federal project to develop and test Juvenile Drug Court Guidelines funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), as a Senior Research Associate at the WestEd Justice and Prevention Research. He has also been involved in numerous federal/state/foreign government funded projects: 1) a National Institute of Justice funded study for a school safety intelligence fusion center in Miami-Dade, 2) Department of Education’'s Louisiana Safe and Successful Schools Initiative, 3) a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funded research on Sex Offender Authentication, 4) a Korean Institute of Criminology funded transnational human trafficking study, 5) the Massachusetts Shannon Community Safety Initiative, and 6) a BJA-funded research on Identity Fraud Trends and Patterns.

The research results have been published as academic journal articles in Asian Journal of Criminology, Victims and Offenders, Sex Offender Law Report, British Journal of Community Justice, Crime and Criminal Justice International, and Women and Criminal Justice. His book “"Gangs and Immigrant Youth”" published in 2007 has been well received.

Formerly, he served as deputy director of Justice and Prevention Research Center at WestEd and an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

 

Distinguished Faculty

 

Gregory Campbell

Gregory Campbell, Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer

Programs: Master's –– Financial Crime and Compliance Management

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Dr. Campbell is a Deputy Chief Inspector with the US Postal Inspection Service. He has over 20 years of law enforcement and organizational leadership and management experience. He is a member of the Economic Crime Institute’'s Board of Advisors. Dr. Campbell received his PhD in Management, Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University.

Anthony Cecil

Anthony Cecil MS CPA CFE

Adjunct Lecturer

Program: Master's –– Financial Crime and Compliance Management and BS –– Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

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Tony is a principal in a boutique consulting firm specializing in providing forensic accounting and due diligence services to top tier national and local accounting and law firms and government agencies.

He was a managing director for a forensic accounting and computer forensic firm based in Virginia; senior manager in KPMG’'s Forensic and Litigation Services group; director of special investigations units for Verizon Corporation and Verizon Wireless; and a senior auditor for Price Waterhouse. Tony is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Tony has a Master of Science degree in Economic Crime Management from Utica College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Sue Lynch

Suzanne Lynch

Professor, Financial Crime and Compliance Management program

Program: Master's –– Financial Crime and Compliance Management, BS –– Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation, Financial Crime Investigator Certificate

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Suzanne Lynch has extensive experience in risk analysis, fraud control implementation and investigations in the financial services industry. Formerly vice president for security and risk management at MasterCard Worldwide, she has held fraud management positions at Goldman Sachs and Comerica Bank. At Comerica Bank, Professor Lynch had responsibilities for electronic banking fraud for both retail and corporate payments.

At Goldman Sachs, she implemented fraud control procedures for retail accounts associated with online brokerage accounts. At MasterCard, one of her many diverse responsibilities included conducting Fraud Operations reviews on banks to determine the levels of existing fraud controls, global fraud investigations and third party processing system risk controls.

As Professor of Practice in Economic Crimes at Utica College, she was named Director of the Financial Crime and Compliance Management program in 2010. Professor Lynch teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate economic crime programs.

Professor Lynch holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University and a master's in Economic Crime Management (now known as master's in Financial Crime and Compliance Management) from Utica College.

Scott McNamara

Scott McNamara JD

Adjunct Lecturer

Program: Master's –– Financial Crime and Compliance Management

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Scott is the District Attorney for Oneida County, NY and is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes and violations committed in the county. He supervises 21 assistant district attorneys, 7 investigators and 8 support staff and oversees the operation of the County Drug Task Force. He received his JD cum laude from the Vermont Law School.

Edward Potter

Edward Potter

Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice

Program: Master's –– Financial Crime and Compliance Management

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Edward Potter joined the faculty of the Financial Crime and Compliance Management program in 2005. Mr. Potter holds a B.S. degree in mathematics and education from Villanova University and the M.S. degree in Economic Crime Management from Utica College.

Mr. Potter is a professional practitioner expert in the area of fraud management and particularly check fraud. He was employed by J.P. Morgan Chase & Company for 26 years, reaching the position of Vice President of Operational Risk and Chair of the Bank Check Fraud Committee. Mr. Potter currently is Founder and President of PSI Fraud Solutions, a consultancy that focuses on loss reduction and mitigation in the payment systems industry. Potter also has served in various leadership positions with the American Banking Association's Deposit Account Fraud Committee and Routing Number Advisory Board, the Bank Administration Institute, and the New York Clearing House Check Fraud Committee.

Mr. Potter teaches FCM 621 Advanced Economic Crime and FCM 612 Manager in the Global Environment in the Financial Crime and Compliance Management program.

Matthew Quinn

Matthew Quinn MS

Adjunct Lecturer

Program: Master's –– Financial Crime and Compliance Management

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Matt is a Deputy Chief BSA/AML Officer at Santander Bank. Matt received his BS in Economic Crime Investigation and MS in Economic Crime Management from Utica College. He is also a member of the Economic Crime Institute Board of Advisors.

Donald J. Rebovich

Donald J. Rebovich, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice

Programs: Master's –– Financial Crime and Compliance Management, BS –– Cybersecurity

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Donald J. Rebovich, Ph.D., is associate professor and director of the ECM Graduate Program at Utica College. He is also Executive Director of the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) of Utica College.

Before coming to Utica College, Prof. Rebovich served as research director for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the American Prosecutors Research Institute. At NW3C he was responsible for directing the national analysis of Internet crime report data generated by the FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center and directing the National Public Survey on White Collar Crime. He is the author of Dangerous Ground: The World of Hazardous Waste Crime, which presented the results of the first empirical study of environmental crime and its control in the United States. He is also the assistant editor of the Journal of Economic Crime Management. His background includes research in economic crime victimization, white collar crime prosecution, and multijurisdictional task force development.

Prof. Rebovich has served as advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice on tribal technology and information sharing, and on environmental crime control. He obtained his B.S. degree in Psychology from the College of New Jersey and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.

Dale Smith

Dale Smith, MPA

Adjunct Lecturer

Program: Master's –– Financial Crime and Compliance Management, BS –– Economic Crime Investigation, and Financial Crime Investigator Certificate

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Dale is Principal Program Analyst at the FBI's National Data Exchange (N-DEx) Program Office. Prior to this, he was a principal consultant to the Implementation and Transition Unit of the Next Generation Program Office at the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division.

He is a seasoned trainer, educator, and criminal justice professional with an 18-year track record. Dale spent 9 years at the National White Collar Crime Center training law enforcement officers around the US in Data mining, link analysis and financial investigations.