Doctor of Business Administration

Current Graduates


Edward AwEdward Aw

Managing Director and Head of Quantitative Strategies, Bessemer Trust

Edward Aw is managing director and head of quantitative strategies at Bessemer Trust, where he is responsible for driving security selection, portfolio construction, and risk management. He is a member of the firm’s investment policy and strategy committee and investment risk committee, and an adjunct professor of finance at Fordham University and Hofstra University. Ed is also a contributing author for the CFA Institute’s CIPM® Program, and has co-authored research papers published in The Journal of InvestingThe Journal of Wealth ManagementThe Journal of Index Investing, and Applied Financial Economics. Ed has an MBA from Hofstra University and a BA in economics from Stony Brook University.  

DBA dissertation title: The Death of Active Management Has Been Greatly Exaggerated: “To Unmask Falsehood and Bring Truth to Light”

James D'Arcangelo Zicklin DBA studentJames D’Arcangelo

Senior Manager, KPMG LLP Department of Professional Practice 

James D’Arcangelo is a senior manager in KPMG LLP’s Department of Professional Practice, where he is responsible for driving consistent quality audits through global audit methodology and policies. He has a BBA in accountancy from the Zicklin School of Business. 

DBA dissertation title: The JOBS Act, Voluntary Disclosure, and Audit Fees 







Joan MiaoJoan Miao

Joan Miao’s most recent position was clinical instructor of accounting at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Joan also spent several years at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. She has an MBA degree from Columbia Business School and a BBA from the Zicklin School of Business, and is a CFA® charterholder. 

DBA dissertation title: The Link between Incentive Compensation and Earnings Quality for Top Executives at Different Vesting Intervals 

Julie Monroid, DBA studentJulie Monroid 

Partner, Chief Knowledge Officer, Havas Health & You
Managing Principal, xigxag consulting 

Julie Monroid is partner and chief knowledge officer of Havas Health & You as well as managing partner of xigxag consulting. She has an MBA from the University of California-Irvine Graduate School of Management and a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. 

DBA dissertation title: Development of the Patient Propensity Indicator: Measuring and Predicting Antecedents of Insights into the Individual Management of Healthcare


Errol Pierre, DBA studentErrol L. Pierre  

Senior Vice President, State Programs, Healthfirst

Errol Pierre is senior vice president of state programs at Healthfirst, where he leads strategy, sales, retention, and community engagement across the company’s Medicaid, commercial, and long-term care product portfolios. He has a BS in business administration with a concentration in finance from Fordham University and an MPA in health policy & financial management from New York University. 

DBA dissertation title:  Citizenship as a Social Determinant of Health: Healthcare Access and Utilization in the Wake of the Public Charge Policy Change

Jihoon Rim, Zicklin DBA studentJihoon Rim

Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern School of Business 

Jihoon Rim is an adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business and former CEO of Kakao Corporation, a South Korean technology company. Before leading Kakao, he founded and led KCube Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, and worked at Softbank Ventures Asia, The Boston Consulting Group, and Naver. In addition to his DBA degree, Jihoon has an engineering degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology. 

DBA dissertation title:  How Innovation Occurs in the Software Industry: A Qualitative Study on Innovation Management 

Vivian Williams, Zicklin DBA Student; man in dark blue suit and purple tieVivian M. Williams

Principal and Managing Attorney, VMW Law  

Vivian Williams is principal and managing attorney of VMW Law, a full-service law firm with offices in the United States and the Caribbean. His practice includes cross-border mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, antitrust, corporate reorganization, crisis management, innovation and entrepreneurship, real estate, and appellate advocacy. In addition to his DBA degree from the Zicklin School, he holds a master of laws (LLM) degree in intellectual property law from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, an LLM in global antitrust law and economics from George Mason University, and an Executive MBA from the TRIUM program, an alliance between the NYU Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics, and HEC Paris. He also has a master’s degree in strategic public relations from the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. 

DBA dissertation title: The Many Sides of Social Capital: How Social Capital Is Related to Entrepreneurship?







Schiro WithanachchiSchiro Withanachchi

Lecturer of Economics and Director of Business and Liberal Arts, Queens College 

Schiro Withhanachchi is a tenured lecturer of economics and director of Business and Liberal Arts (BALA) at Queens College. After an early career with Lockheed Martin (Aircraft) Corporation, she transitioned to teaching in higher education. The author of articles on the impact of internationalization on 21st century skills, Schiro has been invited to present at various conferences. She is the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant (2016), the Stevens Initiative grant (2021-2023), and the President’s Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Award for Excellence in Teaching (2021) by virtue of her initiatives and innovative pedagogy.  Schiro earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA in Decision Sciences from St. John’s University.

DBA dissertation title: Ethnicity and Global Dexterity: Influence of Upper Echelon Attributes on Firm Innovation and Performance