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Experts on Business

expert-driscollMichael J. Driscoll M.B.A. ’89 

Dr. Michael J. Driscoll, clinical assistant professor and senior executive in residence, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business

Driscoll is a 28-year veteran of Wall Street and is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Public Radio, FOX Business News,,, and Voice of America, among others. Driscoll has held various positions during his career with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette/Credit Suisse-First Boston, Hambrecht & Quist, Smith Barney, Prudential-Bache Securities, and E.F. Hutton & Company. Prior to joining Adelphi University in April 2010, Driscoll was one of the founding members and head of trading at Geosphere Capital LLC, a hedge fund focused on global natural resources and industrials with assets that reached $1.5 billion in 2008. He also served as senior managing director on Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.’s NYSE-listed trading desk, primarily responsible for trading securities in the global energy and domestic aerospace and defense sectors.

expert-guptaRakesh Gupta

Rakesh Gupta, associate professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Decision Sciences

Gupta is often quoted in the media about financial literacy. He designed and taught “Your Money AND Your Life”, a seminar for college freshmen. Gupta is also an expert on strategic management, with special interests in business ethics, management of technology, financial literacy, and action learning. He has more than 15 years of higher education administration experience and 40 years of teaching at Adelphi University, LIU Post College, and Baruch College.

expert-shinickThomas W. Shinick ’82, M.B.A. ’92

Thomas W. Shinick, adjunct professor and Advisory Board Member, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business

Shinick teaches entrepreneurship, marketing, and small business management and is regularly quoted in Newsday,,, and CBS News, among others. Beyond his academic duties, Shinick has been the owner and president/CEO of Merrick, New York-based Corporate Development Partners, LLC and chairman of New York-based U.S. China Partners, Inc. The former is a national business advisory firm; the latter is an international business facilitation company. Previously, he had formed Shinick Business Development Group.


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