School of Business

Faculty Profiles and Bios

Dr. Jo-ann Rolle

Urban Economics, Human Resources, and Entrepreneurship.

Dean Rolle was one of the first African American women in the country to earn a Ph.d. In Economics awarded by Howard University, Washington, DC.  She also holds a MA in Economics- Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL and BBA Management / Economics University of Miami.  In 2015 the Network Journal recognized Dean Rolle as one of the 25 influential African American women in Business.

Dean Rolle has extensive executive leadership experience in higher education, corporate and federal government operations. Her background includes working in multiple Federal agencies; Harvard, Hampton and other academic institutions; IBM and consulting. In academic institutions she has led academic leadership teams, academic programs, and student affairs. She has launched multiple undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As an economist, she has taught courses in economics and entrepreneurship; her areas of expertise include urban economics, human resources, and entrepreneurship.

At Medgar Evers College, under the leadership and support of President Rudy Crew, and Provost Augustine Okereke, Dean Rolle launched the Entrepreneurship & Experiential learning lab (EEL) in the fall of 2015.  Since the EEL launch, Medgar Evers College teams have studied entrepreneurship in ten countries; published in excess of 10 papers; initiated four international agreements and in 2016 coached the first woman to win the CUNY-wide SmartPitch competition.  Dean Rolle is sought after as an international keynote speaker on entrepreneurship and economic development. 

Dr. Emmanuel Egbe
Professor (Chairperson)

Department: Economics and Finance

Applied Business Statistics

Dr. Chinyere Emmanuel Egbe, BS MBA. University of Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma ; MA, Ph.D., Washington State University, Pullman Washington.

Born in Eastern Nigeria, Dr. Egbe attended Secondary School Nigeria, and later studied Accounting at the Institute of Management and Technology, in Enugu Nigeria. In 1974 he attended the University of Nigeria Nsukka and later (1976 - 1979) the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma where he obtained the B.S. and MBA in Business Administration. From 1979 to 1984 Dr. Egbe attended Washington State University where he obtained the MA and PH.D. in economics, specializing in econometrics.

Dr. Egbe has taught business administration, economics and business statistics at various institutions around the country, including North Dakota State University, Clarion University, and Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York. Dr. Egbe is currently tenured Professor of Economics, & Business Statistics.

Before he was called upon be Dean of the School of Business, Dr. Egbe was Deputy Chairperson of the Department of Accounting, Finance, Economics & Business Law. In addition to his teaching activities at Medgar Evers College, Dr. Egbe has served in various other functions. As Dean of the School, he led the faculty to achieve national accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs in 2003 and later also led the School to reaffirm its accreditation in 2014. Dr. Egbe has also been actively involved in accreditation activities of the ACBSP, having served as Regional President and as a member of the Council of Regional Presidents for two years, a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Best of Regions Awards Committee, among others.

From September 1990 to September 1997, he was the Secretary and later chairman of the College Wide Curriculum Committee, Secretary to the General Education Committee, Secretary to the Governance Committee, Member of the Committee, Committee on Academic Technology. Dr. Egbe has also represented the College in several committees at the central office of the City University of New York including, but not limited to Pathways General Education Committees, and Faculty Development.

Dr. Egbe’s research interests include subjects in international economic relations, immigration, oppression, applied statistics, and business management. Dr. Egbe has written and published or presented several papers in conferences around the USA, the Caribbean and in Europe. Dr. Egbe is also an avid student of history, especially military history and the history of human conflicts.

Prof. Wallace Ford, Esq.
Associate Professor (Chairperson)

Department: Public Administration

Public Policy and Political issues

Mr. Ford was born in Harlem, NY. He received his  early education in Japan and Puerto Rico and graduated from Teaneck High School in New Jersey. Ford was interested in history and public affairs from an early age and after graduating from school he worked as an international corporate attorney, investment banker, venture capital executive, and the head of two New York State agencies and two New York City agencies pursuant to appointment by the governor and mayor respectively. Ford has taught in higher education since 2001 at institutions including Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, John Jay College, Metropolitan College of New York and Pace University. He has been an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Public Administration at Medgar Evers College since 2014.


Dr. John Flateau

Department: Public Administration

Pubic Policy

coming soon

Dr. Chris Castillo

Department: Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

A computer scientist, educator and mentor with 29 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Programmer, computer expert and database systems designer with more than 15 modules developed and implemented, 8 copyright a/o authorship works registered, several scientific works published, student guides and manuals written. An innovator in the computer field that brings to the classroom cutting edge technology topics, keeps students updated with the latest developments. Dr. Castillo received his B.S., M.S. and PhD from Odessa Polytechnic University and has taught, starting in 1988, at APEC & INTEC Universities, Hostos Community College, The City College of NY and Medgar Evers College where he was granted in 2002 the MEC Presidential Research Award. During his tenure at MEC he has occupied administrative positions as Acting Dean of the School of Business and Acting Chair of the CIS Department.

Dr. David Ahn

Department: Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Mr.  Ahn is a seasoned professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS). He has experience in a broad range of technologies used in the industry and loves to share his professional and academic research experiences with students. Ahn works passionately with his colleagues to solve real problems that benefit  society. Previously, Ahn was a tenured professor and department chair of computer science at Nyack College,  an adjunct CIS professor for the Nyack College MBA program and the Manhattan College MBA program. He earned his Bachelor of  Science degree in Engineering  from The State University of New York (SUNY)  at Stony Brook, Master of Science degree and Electrical Engineer degree from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York (CUNY) in electrical engineering. He also obtained the Fintech Certificate - Future Commerce from MIT.

Prof. Gregorio Mayers, Esq.
Assistant Professor

Department: Public Administration

Education, Minority Capital Planning, Emergency Management and Charter Schools and Legislative Matters Systems

Professor Gregorio Mayers has been a part of the Public Administration faculty at Medgar Evers College for over 15 years. His areas of expertise include State and Local Government, Administrative and Regulatory Law, Community Development, Not-For-Profit Management, Legislative Process, Infrastructure, and Education policy. Before rejoining Medgar Evers College as Assistant Professor in 2013, Professor Mayers spent a decade working in the public sector.

In 2003, he was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to serve on the Environmental Control Board, an adjudicatory and policy and regulatory board with oversight over several City agencies. In 2006, while serving as Chairperson of the Dept. of Public Administration, Professor Mayer’s was appointed once again by Mayor Bloomberg to serve as a senior policy advisor within the administration at City Hall.

While Chairperson, Professor Mayers’ portfolio included education, capital development, public-private partnerships projects, and New York City Housing Authority.

In 2011, while at City hall, his portfolio was expanded to develop the mayor’s suite of policy and program initiatives to support the growth of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) in New York City. Professor Mayers was instrumental in the passage of Local law 1 of 2013 which improved the MWBE program by eliminating the $1 million dollar cap on contracts for MWBEs. In addition, Professor Mayers served on Hurricane Sandy Task Force that helped develop a long-term strategic resiliency and rebuilding plan for the tristate area.

Currently, Professor Mayers is in the process of writing a set of articles and reviews on MWBE policy for publication.

Professor Mayers is a graduate of Medgar Evers College and earned his Juris Doctorate at the City University School of Law and completed his course work at the Institute For Not-For-Profit Management at Columbia Business School Executive Education Program.


Dr. ZarBabal
Assistant Professor

Department: Economics and Finance

Economics and Finance

Dr. ZarBabal studies Behavioral Finance and Real Estate Capital Markets.  Recently he has published in the Journal of Economics and Finance on the relationship between investor sentiment and consumption.  ZarBabal completed his B.A. in Economics at Stanford, and earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California-Irvine.  In addition to teaching and researching Finance, Dr. ZarBabal enjoys studying ancient economic legal systems.

Prof. Dennis Fox
Assistant Professor

Department: Accounting


Mr. Fox brings more than twenty years of experience in the business sector to the college, having worked as an accounting executive in healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. He has been an adjunct professor in the accounting department for the past two years. Fox earned his bachelor's degree from Queens College and his MBA from Centenary University in New Jersey. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. 

Dr. Veronica Udeogalanya
Distinguished Lecturer

Department: Economics and Finance


Dr. Udeogalanya was educated in the United Kingdom, Nigeria and the United States. She received the Federal Republic of Nigeria Academic Merit Award for her undergraduate studies and was the best graduating student of her economics class of 1982. Based upon this achievement, she received the University of Nigeria Postgraduate scholarship. Her career in teaching began in 1983 at the University of Nigeria where she served for six years, prior to her invitation to Medgar Evers College, in 1988, as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Sciences.


Dr. Jit Chadan

Department: Business Administration


Dr. Jit Chandan was born in Punjab (India) currently in Pakistan in 1937. At the age of 10 he became a refugee and came to India side of Punjab with his parents and siblings. After completing his B.S. in science and mathematics, he came to England for higher studies in Engineering. He completed his diploma from Wigan Technical College and his M.S. from Sheffield University in 1963.

He received King George VI Memorial fellowship from English Speaking Union and got admission in Columbia University to study for professional engineering (P.E.) degree. After receiving his P.E. degree, Dr. Chandan changed his interests into Business and Industrial Management and got his M. S, degree in Industrial Management5 from Columbia University in 1966. He continued his studies in the area of management and got his MBA degree from Baruch College in the concentration of Quantitative Methods in Management. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Delhi University, India in 1977.

Teaching college students in the area of business management and related subjects has been his passion and he taught at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) for 6 years before joining Medgar Evers College in 1977 in the then Division of Business Administration. Dr. Chandan has taught subjects primarily in the management area including general management, strategic management, organizational behavior, management science and statistics.

Dr. Chandan has published many articles in professional journals and is the author of over 10 related books. Some of the books published include Strategic Management (with Dr. Nitish Sengupta), Management Theory and Practice, Organizational Behavior, Essentials of Linear Programming, Statistics for Business and Economics, Principles of Management (with Dr. Sambhavi Lakshminarayanan), Fundamentals of Operations Management (with Dr. Sambhavi Lakshminarayanan), Managerial Decision Making (with Dr. Sambhavi Lakshminarayanan0 and so on.

Dr. Chandan is listed in many professional directories including Directory of Management Scholars published by Harvard University Press.