I am an attorney with a varied educational background. Before getting my law degree in 1979 from the University of Connecticut, I received a bachelor’s degree in English from Clark University, and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Boston University School of Communication. I also hold an advanced law degree, a Master of Laws in Taxation, from New York University School of Law.
After 20 years in full-time private practice of law, I began full-time teaching at the University of New Haven in the fall of 2000. My primary teaching responsibilities are teaching business law courses to undergraduate and graduate business students, and teaching advanced taxation law courses to students in the M.S. in Taxation program. In all cases, decades of real-world experience are incorporated into the classroom, so that a student’s education isn’t limited to the contents of a textbook. I am passionate about study abroad, particularly short-term study abroad during intersession and other school breaks. The advantage of those, in my opinion, is that they don’t interfere with a student’s academic requirements. Additionally, a student can plan more than one short-term study abroad program during his or her college years, something that would be more difficult with full-semester study abroad. I am passionate about study abroad, particularly short-term study abroad during intersession and other school breaks. The advantage of those, in his opinion, is that they don’t interfere with a student’s academic requirements. Additionally, a student can plan more than one short-term study abroad program during his or her college years, something that would be more difficult with full-semester study abroad.
As an advisor and mentor I am always aware of the fact that each student's needs are unique. You can't address unique needs with standardized solutions, so I will do whatever I can to make sure there is a creative and comprehensive resolution to the challenges facing each student who comes to me for help.
I play guitar in a neighborhood garage band whose repertoire consists almost exclusively of songs from the late 1950's to the early 1970's. If you say the word "cream," the first thing that comes to my mind is not a heavy white liquid you put in coffee. (2) I am a true Francophile, and love pretty much everything French except their beer.
Enjoy your academic experience and university life. Participate, make new friends and develop skill sets. Good grades will get you a job, work habits and solid skill sets will allow you to keep them. Most of all just never settle for the status quo. An individual about to start college should, in my opinion, make the choice that works best for him or her. Parents, listen to your children. Students, listen to your heart. College should be an experience that you love, and no one knows better than you do what that will be. You can walk around the campus and see the people who are just plain happy to be here.
I think my favorite thing about the University of New Haven is the meteoric growth I have witnessed since I was an undergraduate student. New facilities, programs the facility engagement level to name a few. My favorite thing about the University of New Haven College of Business is its orientation towards students. A student never feels like a part of a crowd here, but rather an individual whose abilities are recognized and nurtured by the faculty. After 11 years in the Department of Accounting I have never seen a student’s needs not addressed by a faculty member.