Business Faculty

David Kimball, Sc.D.

Chair, Division of Business;
Professor of Business Management
311 Berchmans Hall
413.265.2241 | kimballd@elms.edu

David Kimball earned his Sc.D. from the University of New Haven, Conn., and he has his BS, BA, and MBA from Western New England University. He is the Chair of the Elms College Division of Business and Law. He co-authored the text Sport Management: Principles, Applications and Skills, now in its second edition. Dr. Kimball is interested in the role that mission statements play in the role of being a globally, socially, oriented organization. He also applies his doctoral research on corporate mission statements to assist students in analyzing organizations such as Starbucks, Nike, Blockbuster, and Ford. As the faculty advisor for the Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative, Dr. Kimball mentors students developing business concepts and opportunities.

Charlotte Cathro, M.S.A., CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting
308 Berchmans Hall
413.265.2371 |cathroc@elms.edu

 

B.S., Brandeis University

M.S.A, Suffolk University

Charlotte received a bachelor of science in mathematics from Brandeis University and a master of science in accounting from Suffolk University. She holds a Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Massachusetts. Her public accounting career included over 10 years of audit, tax and consulting services at two regional accounting firms. She currently runs her own accounting practice, Cathro LLC, providing tax and consulting services for small businesses and individuals. Charlotte has a passion for animal welfare and serves as treasurer on the board of directors of Dakin Humane Society. Her goal at Elms is to prepare students for the CPA examination, for a career in accounting, and for a lifetime of continued learning in their field.

Mark Chustz, Ph.D., MSW, RHIA

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management
309 Berchmans Hall
413.265.2573 | chustzm@elms.edu

Ph.D., Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy

MSW, Louisiana State University

Mark Chustz earned his Ph.D. from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy in Baton Rouge, La. He received his MSW from Louisiana State University, also in Baton Rouge. He is the assistant director of the Healthcare Management program in the Division of Business at Elms College. His career includes eight years of employment as a social worker, working in home health and hospice. He also worked for 16 years as a hospital CEO. During that time, he was also responsible for the management of the hospitals, physician practices and a nursing home. In 2013, he passed the Registered Health Information Administrator’s exam and earned an RHIA. Mark brings his real-world experience into the classroom. His years of healthcare management experience inform him as he develops courses and course assignments that are realistic and meaningful to students. His goal is to prepare his students for an entry level position in the healthcare management field.

Cheryl Condon ’03, M.Ed.

Lecturer in Physical Education;
Softball Coach
Maguire Center
413.265.2212 | condonc@elms.edu

B.S., Westfield State College

M.Ed., Elms College

Head Coach Condon played varsity basketball and softball at Westfield State College and was an assistant to the basketball team there for two seasons. She coached high school softball and taught physical education in Hadley, Massachusetts, before coming to Elms College to teach courses in physical education and the coaching minor. She has served on NCAA selection committees as well as various regional softball committees. Her interests lie in the preparation of students to become successful coaches and mentors in sport.

William Donovan, M.S.B.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting
310 Berchmans Hall
413.265.2242| donovand@elms.edu

B.A., Lafayette College
M.S.B.A., University of Massachusetts
Professor Donovan has traveled and studied extensively over the past 30 years in Asia and Europe. He brings a variety of experiences and insights to his classes that reflect his commitment to understanding the economic, cultural, social, and business attributes of globalization. He is the faculty liaison for the Voluntary Tax Assistance Program, and the National Association of Black Accountants.

Janice Fedor, Ed.D., MBA

Assistant Professor
307 Berchmans Hall
413.265.2577 | fedorj@elms.edu

B.A., M.B.A., University of Massachusetts
Ed.D. candidate, American International College

Janice Fedor earned her MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Janice is currently completing her doctorate in educational leadership and supervision at American International College, and was recently inducted into Delta Mu Delta, an international business honor society. Her concentration is in marketing and her area of research is cohort models of education and bachelor’s degree completion programs. Janice was recently nominated as an International Scholar Laureate by the Golden Key International Honor Society, a program that recognizes academic achievement and leadership in business professionals around the world. Janice has taught in the Division of Business at Elms College since 2004. Prior to teaching, her professional experience was in advertising and marketing.

Amanda Garcia, M.S.A., CPA, CFP

Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership;
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Berchmans Hall, third floor
​413.265.2300​ | garciaamanda@elms.edu​

Amanda Garcia, M.S.A, CPA is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and assistant professor of accounting at Elms College. Amanda earned her B.A. in accounting from Elms College and her Master of Science in accounting (M.S.A.) at Western New England University. Amanda teaches in the disciplines of accounting, finance and economics. She has owned a tax and consulting business for over 10 years, which focuses on tax planning for individuals and small businesses. She specializes in small business, rental properties and individuals with investments seeking tax planning strategies. She is also passionate about financial education. She is a 2010 Business West 40 under 40 awardee and finalist for the 2016 Business West Continued Excellence Award. Amanda serves as a volunteer for Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, Young Professionals of Greater Springfield, and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the MSCPA.

William Tyler, M.Ed.
Lecturer in Education and Physical Education; Swim Coach
Maguire Center
265-2452 | tylerw@elms.edu

Mr. Tyler has taught public school science, worked in the education department at the New York Zoological Park, and was the director of education for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Besides having a strong interest in science education, he has been a competitive swimmer most of his life and has been coaching and teaching swimming all his adult life.

Eric Harry, M. Div, MBA
Healthcare
harrye@elms.edu

Eric Harry earned his B.A. at Mary Hardin-Baylor University, his master of divinity degree from Baylor University and his MBA at Colorado State University. He currently holds the position of innovation community manager at TechSpring Health, where he serves as lead architect in developing the digital health innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Massachusetts. He has a background in impact entrepreneurship, community development, and business and program design, having co-founded three startups. He has more than 10 years of experience working with non-profit and for-profit organizations in the U.S. and emerging market. Eric has had the honor of working with such renown world organizations such as Partners in Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and 10.10.10., and recently completed a business design fellowship with MIT’s International Development Innovation Network.

Rebecca Connolly, M.S.A., CPA
Accounting
connollyr@elms.edu

B.A., Elms College
C.P.A., M.S.A., Western New England University

Rebecca holds a reporting license as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Massachusetts and is a Senior Associate at Moriarty & Primack, P.C. Rebecca is currently teaching Auditing and Advanced Accounting.

Steve Sobel, Ph.D.
Sport Management
sobels@elms.edu

B.S., University of Hartford
M.S. Hofstra University
Ph.D. PWU. Education & Leadership. Doctoral internship at UMASS.
Sixth year administrative certificate, Southern Connecticut State University

Steve is a full-time motivational speaker and sport trainer. He is a keynote speaker at professional conferences throughout the United States and Canada. He is also the head coach of the premier summer men’s program basketball team in a highly regarded and NCAA sanctioned basketball league. Several of his players are now in the NBA.

Gary Russett, MBA
Healthcare
russettg@elms.edu

Gary Russett earned his MBA, with a major in accounting, from Elms College and his BA, with majors in accounting and finance, from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is currently controller of Elms College and has over 25 years of financial experience. His industry experience includes public accounting, health care and higher education. Courses taught: ACC602 Accounting for Managers. HTH200 Introduction to Health Services.

Thomas M. Waskiewicz, M.Ed., MBA
Management
waskiewicz@elms.edu

B.A., from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.Ed., from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.B.A., Western New England University

Tom is the State Program Director, UMass Amherst Extension 4-H,  State 4-H Co-Manager/Director of Development, UMass Amherst Extension 4-H.

Harry B. Kimball, MBA
Marketing
kimballh@elms.edu