Samuel E. Ferrara

Samuel E. Ferrara, MBA, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice Management and Strategy


Samuel E. Ferrara, MBA, Ph.D. came to Utica with more than 20 years of experience in the corporate sector. He has held senior-level roles involving sales, marketing, and business development both in North America and Europe. His main research interest is in corporate governance.

In addition to his appointment with Utica College, Dr. Ferrara has taught a broad variety of courses across the business disciplines at Wilkes University, Keuka College, and the University of Albany. His hobbies include biking, kayaking, golfing, and playing the piano.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Studies, University of Albany
  • MBA, Baldwin Wallace College
  • B.S. in Business Administration, Brockport State University

Selected Publications

  • Ferrara, S.E. (2017). A comparative analysis of agency and stewardship theories of corporate governance. Changes in a Global Economy, Codrington, H., Winkler, R. and Frances, C. (eds.).
  • Van Ness, R.K., Ferrara, S.E., & Gozy, C. (2012). Collegiate schools of business: now what? Thoughts of generational cohorts. Journal of International Management Studies, 12 (4), 46-59.
  • Van Ness, R.K., Ferrara, S.E., Van Ness, R., & Hughes, B. (2010). B-School identity crisis: Students' beliefs may be an antidote. Review of Business Research, 10 (3), 53-65.