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February 5, 2016

UConn Business School announces 10 new professors

The UConn School of Business has welcomed 10 new professors to this year’s faculty roster.

Gregory Kivenzor has joined the marketing department as an associate professor in-residence and director of the Experiential Learning Collaborative, a new entity created by the School of Business to integrate the operations of the Financial Accelerator, Innovation Accelerator and the Stamford Learning Accelerator. Kivenzor is the founder and chief global strategist of the consulting company BiFocal Strategies LLC, where he advises clients on marketing and general business strategies, and researches domestic and foreign market opportunities. Previously, he worked as an associate professor of business and senior adviser for international collaboration at Rivier University in Nashua, N.H., and as an associate professor at Oregon State University.

Robert A. Biolsi is an assistant professor-in-residence who serves on the finance fepartment faculty. He also has almost 20 years of experience as the senior director/vice president of research at CME Group, a large options and futures exchange. He has extensive experience as an adjunct professor of economics and finance at UConn, NYU-Polytechnic University and elsewhere.

Suzanne Cansler, an instructor-in-residence, has joined the accounting department. Cansler is a licensed CPA with more than 20 years of corporate, municipal and educational experience. She has been a guest lecturer at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, taught and directed the accounting programs at State University of New York at Albany.

Mehmet Cihan, a visiting assistant professor, has joined the finance department from Tulane University, where he also served as an adjunct lecturer at Tulane.

Yaacov Kopeliovich is assistant professor-in residence in the finance department. Kopeliovich’s professional experience includes serving as director of research at a risk-management vendor, Rixtrema Corp. in New York, and as a quantitative analyst at MEAG NY Corp., an asset manager of Munich Re.

Jonathan Moore, an instructor-in-residence in the department of operations and information management (OPIM), formerly worked as the administrative manager of HuskyTech for the UConn Information Technology Services program, where he performed myriad IT duties. He has worked as an adjunct professor at UConn and as a guest lecturer in the Travelers TechnoEdge program.

Melissa Carver Sottile, an instructor-in-residence in the accounting department, has been affiliated with UConn for seven years, first as an adjunct faculty member and later as an assistant director for the School of Business. She was previously a management consultant with PwC and IBM.

Steven Utke is an assistant professor in the accounting department. He is a CPA in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and formerly worked for Ernst & Young.

John Wilson, an instructor-in-residence, has joined the department of operations and information management (OPIM). Wilson is a data scientist and PMO Director at LIMRA, a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization that helps insurance and financial services companies, based in Windsor. He has taught several classes at UConn as an adjunct professor.

Fan Yang, an assistant professor in the finance department, joins the faculty from the University of Hong Kong, where he was an award-winning researcher.

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