School of Business
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Faculty Profiles
JAMES MCGEE
Chairperson, Business Administration
Associate Professor
J.D., Western New England College School of Law
M.S., Iona College
James McGee
"As an experienced educator who shares a background in banking, real estate, and law, I am convinced that both my knowledge and experience are valuable in a business learning environment. Any time an individual chooses to advance his/her education, the benefits of doing so are immeasurable. His interest in continuing to learn serves to secure his future while, simultaneously, improving that of his family, the community in which he lives, as well as all of society. Becoming a lifelong learner is the key to staying ahead of the learning curve while also strengthening one's ability to contribute as a leader in a rapidly changing world. It is my firm belief that any student who makes a serious commitment to his education is making a lifetime investment working toward a goal which will always hold him in good stead."
MICHAEL LASALA
Professor, Business Administration
M.B.A., St. John's University
B.S., University of Vermont
Michael Lasala
"Years of business experience have taught me that an education should never be underestimated. I take pride in helping students achieve their goals by providing them with knowledge and motivation to achieve success in whatever they decide to do. My classes are exciting, fun and focused on bringing the material as close as possible to what students can expect in real life situations."
ANNE BIKOFSKY
Professor / Chairperson, Accounting
C.P.A., M.B.A., B.B.A., Bernard Baruch College
Anne Bikofsky
"I love teaching at CW because every day I make my classroom interesting and fun by challenging students with new and exciting information."
JUSTIN STONE
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
M.B.A., Iona College
B.B.A., Hofstra University
A.A., Nassau Community College
Justin Stone
"In reviewing my business career it became obvious to me that much of my success was due to the efforts of several outstanding instructors. In forecasting the balance of my time on this side of the earth, I decided to pay back to others the good that had been done to me. Teaching became my late- in-life ministry. The College of Westchester was the first school to let me bring my abilities to those whose careers might benefit as had my own. The College also introduced me to many like-minded individuals who were already engaged in full-time teaching."
STACY LARSON
Chairperson and Associate Professor, General Education
J.D., Pace University School of Law
M.A., Long Island University
B.S., Mercy College
Stacy Larson
"Every day, I make the classroom interesting and fun by allowing students to take proactive and interactive roles in their learning. I have found the greatest successes come when students are empowered to embrace their educational experience and take ownership of it. I am an authoritative leader who facilitates the learning process so that students can maintain greater control over what they take away from each class session."
MICHAEL CLARIZIO
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
M.A., Excelsior College
B.A., SUNY Purchase
B.S., A.S., Excelsior College
Michael Clarizio
"Every student that comes my way is like a melody that is not yet written, a soul mate you long to meet but haven't yet found, an undiscovered potential waiting to be given the opportunity to sing out to the world. My job as a college professor here at CW is to unlock melodies, so that all of our students can begin to discover the music beating within their hearts and minds. I tap all avenues of individualized, collaborative learning, both within and beyond the classroom, and when I send my students out into the world at graduation they are - to the best of my ability to train and prepare them - ready to be professional players in the orchestra of modern life."
TERENCE KEYES
Assistant Director for Student Activities and Adjunct Assistant Professor
M.S. Ed., Capella University
B.S., Boston University
Terence Keyes
My 20 years of teaching and facilitating have repeatedly demonstrated that higher education is an important journey of transformation and empowerment. Each class at CW becomes a community of learners who actively collaborate toward an achievement of knowledge, skills, and development. In the words of Oliver Wendell Holmes, "A mind stretched to a new idea never regains its original dimension."
PAULA CANCRO
Instructor, General Education/Office Technologies
M.B.A., Iona College
B.A., SUNY Purchase
Certification: Project Management Professional
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor -- Office 2007
Paula Cancro
"I love what I do. I walk into class looking to challenge my students and have them challenge me. Most days, we are both successful - and that's a great thing."
DR. JUDITH LILLESTON
Director of Student Success and Retention and Associate Professor, General Education
Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY
B.S., City College of New York
Dr. Judith Lilleston
"Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not a preparation for life but life itself." -John Deweyz

“Working at The College of Westchester has given me the opportunity to impart to students one of my most important values: education. As I tell my students, education is a conduit for change. The College of Westchester as a student centered, positive and friendly institution, provides our students with the chance to learn, grow and change their lives. As faculty we serve as the conduit for their knowledge and growth. As college administrators we have the opportunity to encourage, direct and sometimes remind and refocus them on their goal. The College of Westchester provides an environment in which students can succeed and be better than they ever imagined. I am delighted that I can be a part of that process."
JAMES SANTIAGO
Associate Professor, Business Administration
M.S., Mercy College B.A., Lehman College
James Santiago
"I want my students to think coming to my classes are like going to a bank of knowledge. Whenever you come in, you make deposits and withdrawals and leave with more knowledge than when you came in."
DR. MICHAEL AMAN
Adjunct Instructor, General Education
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
M.F.A., Brooklyn College
B.A., Iona College
Dr. Michael Aman
"I've taught students of all age levels from kindergarten through graduate school and I believe that no matter what level the student, for them to learn, they must be in a safe, fostering, and challenging atmosphere. That environment is what CW provides and I'm proud to be a part of it."
JEAN PAUL LE DU
Instructor, General Education
M.A., Fordham University
M.A.T., Touro College
B.A., SUNY Albany
Certifications: New York State Board of Education, New Jersey State Board of Education
Jean Paul Le Du
"Without education there is no liberty, no justice, no opportunity, and no progress. I'd like to think that I'm on the front lines of that battle and CW represents the trenches where my students and I dig in to create a better future for ourselves, our families, and our society."
JOHN STRANGE
Evening/Saturday Chairperson, Accounting
M.B.A., B.A., Iona College
Certifications: CMA, EA, ATA
John Strange
"As the chairperson for the Evening /Saturday accounting program, I enjoy working with motivated adult students who successfully budget time for their studies, in addition to their busy work and home schedules. It is a privilege to contribute to the development of these future accounting and finance professionals."
CHRISTIAN DE MATTEO
Instructor, General Education
M.F.A., Columbia University, School of the Arts
B.A., College of Mount Saint Vincent
Christian De Matteo
"Words - knowing them, understanding them, being able to put them together and be heard, understood and agreed with - are the ultimate power and the consummate tools of success. My job is to activate this power in my students so they can go forth and change the world for the better. I can think of no better job to have."
MAXIMINO TORRES
Professor, Business Administration
M.B.A., Long Island University
M.S., Herbert Lehman College
B.S., St Francis College
A.O.S., Monroe Business Institute
Maximino Torres
"Teaching in a college setting for over twenty years has been interesting. Here at CW it has been a treat. Everyday the students come into the classroom eager to learn. Their thirst to achieve their goals has motivated them to succeed. I applaud the students for working very diligently and being enthusiastic."