Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Undergraduate Program Director
Director of the Financial Crime and Compliance Management program
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 Economic Crime 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 from Utica College.
Heath “Hank” Brightman Ed.D
Program: MS – Economic Crime Management and BS – Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation
Dr. Brightman is currently a Research Professor in the War Gaming Department of the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He served as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Peter’s College from 2000-2008, and continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member at several undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level institutions. In addition, Hank previously spent fifteen years in a variety of law enforcement, investigative, and intelligence analysis positions with the U.S. Department of the Interior and United States Secret Service.
Dale Smith, MPA
Program: MS – Financial Crime and Compliance Management, BS – Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation, and Financial Crime Investigator Certificate
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.