May 2020

Dear Zicklin Community,

It goes without saying that the last few weeks have profoundly affected all of us. Please know that we are here for all of you — faculty, students, staff, and alumni — and we hope you and your families are safe and healthy. Zicklin will continue to keep you informed and engaged during this unprecedented time. Please be well and stay in touch.


Fenwick Huss, Willem Kooyker Dean, Zicklin School of Business

The New Normal In Business: 2020 and Beyond

Join us for a series of Zoom webinars with faculty members and business executives discussing how various industries will emerge in the “new normal.”

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All Together Now

The Zicklin School has launched #ZicklinTogether, a new microsite whose goal is to unify students, faculty, staff, alumni, and business executives through personal stories and educational insights.

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Life Today: The Corona Diaries

Law professor Marc Edelman shares his diary entries on the challenges of working and teaching remotely. . . and some new hobbies he’s exploring. (Hint: They have nothing to do with law, sports, or sports law.)

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Zicklin in the Media

The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College was ranked #1 on MONEY’s “Top 10 Colleges for Business Majors” 2020 list.

Faculty member Lauren Block, the Lippert Professor of Marketing in the Aaron G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business, has been named as the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Consumer Psychology. She and her team will oversee the Journal’s publication for a three-year term beginning in January 2021.

Adjunct professor and alumnus Charles Hwang (EMSF, ’15) discussed cryptocurrency on The Academic, a Sub0 podcast.

Faculty member Cory Labanow, an adjunct professor in the Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management, contributed a piece to the Harvard Business Publishing Newsletter on how to connect with students during remote teaching sessions.

Zicklin undergraduate Debbie Li (BBA, ’20) has been selected as a Venture for America (VFA) fellow. The economics major, who hopes to launch her own educational company, will spend two years at a startup in one of 14 cities, working in a full-time salaried position.

Alumna Trisha Matulewicz (MBA, ’11) was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Group One Ltd., a Long Island-based importer and distributor for professional audio and lighting manufacturers.

Faculty member Nizan Geslevich Packin, an associate professor in the Department of Law, published two op-eds in Forbes, the first describing how FinTech can be used to jumpstart the economy and the second discussing the need for ethical banking.

Alumnus Alex Pollak (MBA, ’08) has been named to Crain’s New York Business’ annual list of “40 Under 40” young professionals. A trained paramedic, Pollak is the founder and CEO of ParaDocs, a company that provides on-site medical services for large events and is now assisting with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alumna G. Helen Whitener (BBA, ’98), a superior court judge in Pierce County, WA, has been elevated to the Washington state supreme court. With this appointment, Washington now has the most diverse state supreme court in history, according to Slate.