Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Susan C. Baxter

Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Susan Baxter was named as LIM College’s Dean of Graduate Studies in 2017. Previously, she served as Chair of the College’s Marketing, Management & Finance department.

Dr. Baxter’s areas of research and scholarship include globalizing business education, diversity in advertising, consumer-brand relationships, distance learning, student learning styles and the effect on performance in distance learning, and the impact of HIV on the global workforce.

She has authored several works dealing with communication and marketing for special populations, including LGBT consumers. She has been quoted by the Associated Press, written for Echelon magazine, and is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Society for Marketing Advances, the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Marketing Educators Association.

The recipient of a Doctorate of Business Administration in Marketing from Argosy University-Sarasota, Dr. Baxter also holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Science degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict.

John Keane


John Keane joined LIM College as an adjunct faculty member in 2013 and has taught courses spanning a wide range of topics, including marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations, new media, advertising/promotion, and global marketing.

John has over 30 years of experience at major media companies such as Time Inc., Conde’ Nast, Bloomberg LP and the Bauer Media Group. Currently, he is the Director of Research and Insights at The Internationalist, which specializes in connecting global practitioners of marketing through content and case studies.

Prior to joining The Internationalist, John served as the Executive Director, Corporate Marketing and Strategy for the Bauer Media Group, overseeing marketing, brand strategy, sales development and market research for the U.S. division of the global media company. His career also includes senior-level marketing positions at GQ, Gourmet and People magazines.

Professor Keane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Georgetown University and an MBA in Executive Management from St. John’s University. 

Graduate Studies Adjunct Faculty

Fashion Marketing

Uwa Mercy Aghedo
M.B.A. & B.S. Saint Peter’s College; Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Institute of Technology

Lolita Alford
M.B.A. LIM College; B.F.A. American InterContinental University. Mandarin Communication Group Fashion & LifeStyle Contributor, Joint Interest Inc. Director of Editorial Content & Outreach, Fashinvest

Jorge Arevalo
Ph.D. and M.S. Rutgers University; B.A. Montclair State University. Former Global Corporate Account Manager, Lufthansa German Airlines  

Christine Bates (online)
Ed.S. Liberty University; M.S. Virginia Tech University; B.S. Virginia State University

Gerard Becker (online) 
Ph.D. Capella University; M.B.A and B.S. Adelphi University. Founder and former principal, AFCO Systems Group. Former President and Chief Operations Officer, TIBCO Software, Inc. 

Elida Camille Behar
M.P.S. Fashion Institute of Technology; B.S. Fordham University. Assistant Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Senior Buyer, Daffy’s, Inc. Former Buyer, Saks Fifth Avenue

Elinor Bor (online)
L.L.B. Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. Former Marketing, PR & Communication Manager, Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein Israel. Former Associate Brand & Retail Manager, Tommy Hilfiger Israel

Dionne Boyd (online)
D.B.A. Argosy University; M.B.A. Mercer University; B.S. Hampton University. Product Specialist – Theory Clothing Line, Neiman Marcus

Flora Brunetti (online)
M.S. Roosevelt University/University College Dublin; B.A. Columbia College. Social & Digital Marketing/Community Development & Events Manager, MAC& MIA. Former Social & Digital Marketing Manager, Sears Apparel & searsStyle blog, Sears Holdings.

Frantz Cayo
M.B.A. Columbia University Business School; B.S. Cornell University. Senior Director, Programming, BET Experience, BET. Former Digital Media Consultant/Producer, Cayo-Court Enterprises, LLC.

Nancy Engelhardt Furlow (online)
Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi; B.S.and B.A. Louisiana Tech University. Public Affairs Specialist, Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Hope Freedman
M.B.A. Fordham University Graduate School of Business; B.A. Union College. Global Practice Liaison, Business + Social Purpose, Edelman. Former Brand Development Manager, Unilever Foods North America. Former brand management consultant, L’Oreal USA, Maybelline-Garnier Division

Regina Gwynn
M.B.A. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management; B.S. The State University of Rutgers. Co-Founder & CEO, TressNoire. Former Consultant, Business Fashion Department, The State University of Rutgers Business School

Leyda Hernandez
M.S. West Virginia University; Bachelor’s Degree Florida State University. Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Programs, Virginia West University. Board of Trustees Member, MarketingEDGE. Director of Marketing,

Stanley Klatka (online) 
Ph.D. Northcentral University; M.B.A. Dominican University; B.B.A. St. Joseph’s College. President, International Style. Former Chief Marketing & Sales Executive, Landi Footwear & Accessories Worldwide/Supracor, Inc. Former Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Eurovictory Sports, Inc.

Erin McKinistry (online)
Ed.D. and M.B.A. St. John’s University; B.S. Fordham University

Ali Peters 
M.S. Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy; B.A. Rutgers University. Certification in Fashion Styling, FIT. Certification in Personal Styling, School of Style. Lead Stylist, SweatStyle LLC. Former Freelance Styler/Personal Shopper for Share Some Style and Keaton Row

Jeanine Polizzi 
M.B.A Pepperdine University; B.A. Boston University. Founder/Chief Strategist, Biz in Bloom. Former Vice President, ID8

Joi Pratt (online)
M.B.A., University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business; B.A. in English, University of Virginia, College of Arts & Science. Senior CRM Analyst, Vestis Retail Group. Adjunct Faculty, Berkeley College. Former Account Manager, The NPD Group. Former Adjunct Faculty, The Art Institute & Kingsborough Community College

Renato Roque
M.B.S. University of Dublin; M.Sc. London South Bank University; B.A. State University of New York. Management consultant and Account Director, Taproot Foundation 

Herbert Sherman
Ph.D. Union Institute and University; M.S. Polytechnic University; B.A. City College of New York

Patrick Tormey
M.B.A. Iona College; B.A. Baruch College. CEO and founder, Real Deals USA, Inc. Former Corporate Divisional Merchandise Manager, Belk Stores Services

Keisha Wright
M.A. Pepperdine University; B.A. Stanford University. Director - Integrated Marketing, InStyle. Former Senior Director – Global Marketing Solutions, Brooklyn Nets. Former Director, Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group

Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management

Guy Adamo
Ph.D New York University; MBA and BBA Hofstra University

Camille Avent
M.S. Philadelphia University; B.A. Pennsylvania State University. Product Coordinator, Colonial Marble & Granite. Former Designer, Blush!R2W

Patricia Clyne (online) 
B.A. Hunter College; B.F.A New York University. Senior Product Development Manager, Patricia Clyne and Associates. Former Vice President, Senior Product Development Manager / Design Director for Doncaster/Helios and Luna

Courtney Cothren (online)
M.B.A and B.S. Stephens College. Retail Consultant, Morrison Mercantile. Former Men’s Sportswear Buyer and Merchandise Planner, Harold’s. Former Assistant Buyer for Ladies Accessories and Ladies Tops, Harold’s

Heidi Diamond
B.S. University of Maryland. Former CEO, Frederique’s Choice. Former Executive Vice President – Media, Game Show Network. Former President – Television, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Former Vice President, AMC Networks

Glenda Elie 
M.A. Emerson College; B.S. Johnson & Wales University. Senior Demand Planer, Ellery Homestyles. Former Senior Buyer/Planner for Retail Outlet Stores, Lenox Corporation. Former Wholesale Marketing Logistics Manager & Off-Price Planner for clients including Lenox, Kate Spade New York, Marchesa Scalamandre Brands

Regina Gwynn
M.B.A. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management; B.S. The State University of Rutgers. Co-Founder & CEO, TressNoire. Former Consultant, Business Fashion Department, The State University of Rutgers Business School

Crystal Green Brown (online)
Ph.D. and M.A. Kent State University; B.L.S. Bowling Green State University. Lecturer, Johnson & Wales University. Adjunct Associate Professor, The Art Institute of Charlotte Campus

Lisa Hennig
B.A. School of Visual Arts. Certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development, New York University. Career and leadership development consultant for clients including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Avon, Estee Lauder, MTV Networks, The New York Times Company and JP Morgan Chase

Saul Kapilivsky (online)
M.F.A. Academy of Art University; B.F.A. Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. Full-Time Faculty, Miami International University of Art & Design. Designer-Production Manager, J. Del Olmo Couture Gallery, Inc. Former Senior Production Manager, Rene Ruiz Couture Wholesale, Inc.

Nancy Miller
M.Ed. Northcentral University; B.S. Syracuse University; A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Former Account Manager, Royal Carolina Corp. Former Senior Sales Manager, Waverly Textile Processing. Former Merchandising Director, Doctor Denton Childrenswear 

Patty Mitropoulous 
M.B.A University of Maryland; B.A. Brown University. Licensing Consultant for clients including Champion, Tory Burch, Nicole Miller, Hang Ten, Patty Mitropoulos Consulting. Former Senior Brand Manager for Licensing, Elie Tahari

Nicole Ndzibah
M.B.A. Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management; B.S. and A.S. Johnson & Wales University. New Business Development Manager, Macy’s Merchandising Group

Julie Ann Patterson McEvoy (online)
M.A. Wayne State University; B.A.  Michigan State University. Adjunct Faculty, IADT/Sanford Brown Online. Adjunct Faculty, Art Institute Online/Michigan. Former Fashion Design & Merchandising Program Chair/Faculty, International Academy of Design & Technology

Shevare’ L. Perry (online)
M.B.A. American Intercontinental University; B.S. Philadelphia University. Stylist, Michael Kors

Eda Sanchez-Persampieri
M.B.A. and M.S. St. Joseph’s College; B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Associate Director of Special Events & Volunteer Programs, Mohonk Preserve. Former co-owner and Human Resources Operations Specialist, Wally’s Square Root. Former Human Resources Director, A Free Bird

Phyllis Shapiro
M.A. SUNY Empire State College; B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology. Retailing Consultant, LVMH Fundamentals in Luxury Retailing

Ashley Wagner 
M.B.A. Pace University; B.A. St. John’s University. Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University. Brand Manager – Men’s & Women’s Footwear, Saks Fifth Avenue- Off 5th. Former Merchant, Gifts, Accesssories & Footwear, Henri Bendel

Global Fashion Supply Chain Management

Burak Ayata
Ph.D. Stevens Institute of Technology; M.B.A. Yeditepe University; B.A. Montclair State University. Senior Director, Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.

Joshua Ebrahim
M.B.A Webster University; B.A. Washington State University. Former Procurement Manager, Southpaw Vape Company. Former Proposal/Contracts Manager, L-3 Communications

Sudhir Sachdev
M.B.A Hofstra University; M.A. Jamia University; B.S. Delhi University. Global Consultant, The OysterBridge Trading Group, Inc. Former Financial Planner and Operations Manager, Stelmar Trading

Visual Merchandising

Camille Avent
M.S. Philadelphia University; B.A. Pennsylvania State University. Product Coordinator, Colonial Marble & Granite. Former Designer, Blush!R2W

Judith Hugentobler
M.F.A. State University of New York at Albany; B.F.A. University of Illinois

Chriss Slevin
M.F.A and B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design. Creative Director, Wayward. Former Product Development Associate, Chilewich

Rafiqa Strickland
M.A. New York Institute of Technology; B.F.A. Pratt Institute