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Fraud Graduate Program Faculty

Fraud Graduate Program Director

Stephanie R. Nesbitt

Stephanie R. Nesbitt

Director of the MBA and RMI Programs
Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance

Program: MBA – Fraud Management

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Stephanie R. Nesbitt, Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and Director of the MBA and RMI Programs, received her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law, M.B.A. from Syracuse University and B.A. in Speech Communication from Ithaca College. Prior to joining the Utica College faculty in August 2012, Stephanie spent 18 years working in industry as a risk manager and practicing attorney. Stephanie has been a featured speaker at several national, state-wide and regional industry conferences on topics such as insurance cost allocation methods, the impact of risk management on healthcare quality, individual and team accountability to improve healthcare quality, and HIPAA and patient privacy. Stephanie is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Society of Hospital Risk Managers, and is licensed to practice law in the state of New York.

Distinguished Faculty

George E. Curtis

George E. Curtis, J.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice

Program: MBA – Fraud Management, MS – Economic Crime Management

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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 fraud management 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

Hartwell Herring, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting

Program: MBA – Fraud Management

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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.

Glen A. Hansen, P h D

Glen A. Hansen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

Program: MBA – Fraud Management

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Glen Hansen, Associate Professor of Accounting, received his Ph.D. in Business Administration and MS in Applied Economics from the University of Rochester. He also received an MBA and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Glen has previously taught finance, accounting, and statistics at Brigham Young University, the University of Rochester, Penn State University, Baruch College and Hunter College. He has worked in the financial industry designing accounting-based investment strategies for Ziff Brothers Investments and Battenkill Asset Management and continues to provide investment consulting with Morgan Stanley. He has published finance and accounting articles in several international journals and a book chapter in the "Handbook of security analyst forecasting and asset allocation".

Zhaodan Huang

Zhaodan Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance

Program: MBA – Fraud Management

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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

Herbert Rau, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Program: MBA – Fraud Management, MBA – Professional Accounting

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Professor Rau joined the Utica College faculty in 2006. Professor Rau'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. Professor Rau holds a B.S. from SUNY Oneonta, an M.B.A. from Nasson College, and a Ph.D. from Union Institute in Cincinnati. He enjoys sea kayaking, cross country skiing and gardening.