Strategic Leadership Team

Qing Hu, Dean

Qing Hu has been dean of the Koppelman School of Business at Brooklyn College since July 1, 2020. Previously he served as senior associate dean for academic affairs and innovation and held the rank of professor of information systems in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College (CUNY). Prior to Baruch, Hu served as associate dean for graduate programs and research, chair of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department, and Union Pacific Professor in Information Systems in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Hu also served as chair of the Information Technology and Operations Management Department, Scott Adams Professor of Information Technology, and professor of information systems in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University.

With background in engineering and technology, Hu has been an innovative and engaging leader in business schools. He has initiated and/or led numerous strategic transformations, curriculum developments, and global collaborations that focus on providing an enriched education experience and building a solid foundation for career success for students. At Iowa State University, he championed experiential learning with live-case teaching, co-designed/led a global supply chain live-case course in which students traversed a global supply chain of a major retailer, and he spearheaded the creation of CyBIZ Lab, a business consulting practice for graduate and undergraduate students. At Baruch College, he initiated and led the development of an M.S. in business analytics program, and he championed the Zicklin Global initiatives that resulted in the creation of dual degree M.S./M.B.A. programs with universities in China, Israel, and Italy. At both institutions, Hu made engaging industry and community in business education one of his top priorities. He established advisory boards at departmental and program levels, and collaborated with the boards on curricular, program, internship, and mentorship initiatives, all aiming at providing the best education and career opportunities for students while enhancing the brand and reputation of the business programs in industry and communities.

Hu is an accomplished scholar on cybersecurity, IT strategy, and digital transformation. He has co-authored over 140 research articles in academic journals, conferences, and books, and has been an invited speaker at universities and academic conferences around the world. His research has been cited over 9,770 times with an h-index of 40, and he is ranked as one of the top 100 information systems scholars in the world, according to a study based on Google Scholar statistics. He won the Citation of Excellence Award twice from Emerald Group Publishing for co-authoring of one of the top articles on management, business, and economics published in 2005–09. Hu is a leading scholar in the world on sociotechnical cybersecurity research. His research on insider threats to organizational digital assets has been frequently cited by academics and reported in the news media. His recent publications about human decision making in the context of corporate computer crimes using neuroscience tools and theories received broad coverage in online and print media.


Ph.D. and M.S., Computer Information Systems, University of Miami; B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology


Carol M Connell—Interim Associate Dean

Carol Connell joined Brooklyn College in 2004 as assistant professor in the Department of Economics. In 2009 she became associate professor and in 2012 professor in the Department of Business Management of the Koppelman School of Business.

At the Koppelman School of Business, she has served as member of the department appointments committee, chair of the College-wide P&T Committee, chair of the strategic planning committee, member of the Dean search Committee, chair of the Assurance of Learning Steering Committee, faculty director of Assurance of Learning, liaison to the Academic Assessment Council, and faculty associate to the Dean for Accreditation. In 2016 and 2018 Connell introduced 244 students enrolled in the undergraduate business capstone to the ETS Major Field Test Business, a national test of business functional knowledge. For that initial work, she won the Award for Excellence in Academic Outcomes Assessment. In 2021 and 2022, she built a faculty team from across the business school, the Assurance of Learning “Feet on the Ground” team, who prepared undergraduate and graduate students to score high on tests of functional knowledge, communications, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, quantitative research and statistics business strategy, global business, and leadership. Together the team elevated student functional knowledge scores from a mean of 142 to 152, c
Prior to IBM, Connell had been director of research and communication for The Seagram Company Limited, responsible for market and competitive research. She was also a member of the triage team for 26 international reengineering and change management programs.

Connell’s scholarship focuses on strategy, crisis, and growth. She is the autonsistent with peer AACSB-accredited school in New York New Jersey and Connecticut.

With a background in strategic management and corporate change programs, Connell had previously been a senior strategy consultant for IBM, developing and disseminating research methodology and analytical tools for the 250-strong international planning community and providing consulting support to IBM business units. Her work addressed a problem important to global strategy efforts: how to create a common approach to planning that could be used at functional, business, and corporate planning levels. In the IBM geopolitical scenario-planning project, she explored the potential outcomes of the Iraq War and increasing role of government on consumer decisions in a down-turned economy.
hor of 5 books on monetary reform from the 1960s through the late 1970s, a monograph on the growth of a Hong Kong trading company from 1832 to 2003, and a history of academic response to crisis from 1945 to 2015, as well as numerous journal articles in such publications as Enterprise & SocietyManagement Decision, the Journal of Management HistoryJournal of the History of Economics, and Organizational Dynamics. She is the recipient of several national and international research awards, including the Earhart Research Fellowship, the Institute for New Thinking in Economics award and the Leonard and Clair Tow Professorship.


Ph.D. Strategic Management, Adam Smith School of Business, University of Glasgow; M.B.A. Columbia University School of Business

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Dov Fisher, Chair—Accounting

Dov Fischer is the chair of the Accounting Department in the Koppelman School of Business. He recently published an article on the decline of substance over form in accounting in the journal Accounting, Economics and Law: A Convivium.

He has previously published in professional and academic periodicals such as CPA JournalJournal of Business Ethics; and Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. He has received Brooklyn College awards for teaching, research, and service; and has received a Best Paper award by the American Accounting Association Northeast Region. He is interested in the intersection of accounting, ethics, religion, society, and history. A current area of research is the role of internal taxation in the development of Jewish communities in Europe in the late middle-ages and in early modernity.


Ph.D. Accounting, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.S. Accounting, Yeshiva University


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James A. Lynch, Jr., Chair—Business Management

James A. Lynch, Jr. is the chair of the Business Management Department, where he teaches courses including, but not limited to, Workplace Values and Happiness, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Business Law. He has published in such journals as the Journal of Business Systems Governance and Ethics, Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics and the Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business. He has been a member of the Brooklyn College faculty for over a decade.

His research interests include business ethics, corporate and social responsibility, management training, spirituality in the workplace, and moral leadership.

He is admitted to practice law in New York and has been practicing law for over a quarter of a century, having represented some of America’s largest international corporations in his capacity as an attorney with White & Case LLP, Winston & Strawn, and Foster Lynch & Thomas LLP, respectively.


J.D., State University of New York- Buffalo; A.B., Religious Studies, Brown University


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Yehuda Klein, Chair—Economics

Yehuda Klein is professor and chair of the Economics Department, where he teaches courses in statistics, ecological economics, and urban sustainability. His research interests include environmental economics and policy, regulatory economics, and applied econometrics. His current research projects address issues related to sustainability and resilience at urban and regional scales. He is currently investigating the impact of green infrastructure on neighborhood and urban electric grids, on the wastewater system, and on urban micro climates.


Ph.D. and M.A., economics, University of California, Berkeley; A.B., political science, Cornell University


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Sunil Mohanty, Chair—Finance

Sunil Mohanty is the chair of the Finance Department in the Koppelman School of Business. He joined the college in fall 2014 as professor and chair of the Finance and Business Management Department. Prior to his move to Brooklyn College, he was a professor of finance at the Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota).

Previously, Mohanty held full-time faculty positions with Hofstra University and Minnesota State University. He taught in the CFA review program (Level I & II) at the University of St. Thomas. He was nominated twice for the Julie Hays’ Teaching Award in the Opus College of Business.

Mohanty has been a Fulbright Scholar, Visiting Research Scholar, and University Scholar. He has published more than 30 articles in scholarly journals. Several of his articles have been published in top-tier academic journals, including the Journal of Business, International Journal of Money and Finance, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Energy Economics, Journal of Financial Research and the Financial Review. He has over 700 citations of his research papers.

Mohanty serves on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals: the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Journal of Commodity Markets, Managerial Finance and the European Research Studies Journal. Previously, he served as a track chair twice at annual meetings of the Eastern Finance Association. In addition, he worked as a consultant to Minnesota Bankers Association in Minnesota.


D.B.A., finance, Cleveland State University; M.B.A., finance, Minnesota State University; B.S., civil engineering, Indian Institute of Technology


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