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Leon Hess Business School



Gilda M. Agacer
Associate Dean

Associate Professor of Accounting
Ph.D. Accounting, University of South Carolina
Master in International Business Studies, University of South Carolina
B.A. Accounting, University of the East, Philippines
Special Interests: Specializes in managerial accounting, cost accounting, and governmental and not-for-profit accounting.
Office Phone: 732-263-5549
E-mail Address:

Janeth Merkle

Janeth Merkle
Assistant Dean

Master of Business Administration – Accounting Track, Monmouth University
Master in Management, Technological University of the Philippines
B.S. in Computer Science, Trinity University of Asia (Philippines)
Office Phone: 732-571-3483
E-mail Address:

Peter S Reinhart, Esq

Peter S Reinhart, Esq
Director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute

Director, Kislak Real Estate Institute
NJAR/Greenbaum/Ferguson Professor of Real Estate Policy
J.D., Rutgers Law School, Camden, NJ
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Special Interests: Served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. for thirty-three years. Also served on the Council on Affordable Housing for ten years and was a member of the Real Estate Task Force of New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman’s Economic Master Plan Commission. He was also a past president of the New Jersey Builder’s Association and is the current Chairman of New Jersey Future. Mr. Reinhart has authored articles for Housing New Jersey, Tri-State Real Estate Journal, and New Jersey Lawyer.
Office Phone: 732-571-3660
Office Fax: 732-263-5517

Joseph McManus

Joseph McManus
Director of the Monmouth University Center for Entrepreneurship

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.B.A., Pepperdine University
J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ
Research Interests: Interests include organizational misconduct, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship
Office Phone: 732-923-4643
Office Fax: 732-263-5517

Department Chairs

P. Jeffery Christakos
Chair, Department of Accounting

Specialist Professor
M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Seton Hall University
Special Interests: Personal Finance, Auditing, Managerial and Financial Accounting
Office Phone: 732-263-5312
E-mail Address:

Barrie Bailey

Barrie Bailey
Chair, Department of Economics, Finance, and Real Estate

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Finance, University of Central Florida
Special Interests: International mutual fund performance and finance education.
Office Phone: 732-263-5344
Office Fax: 732-263-5516
E-mail Address:

Stuart Rosenberg

Stuart Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Management & Decision Sciences

Associate Professor of Management
Ph.D.. Fordham University
APC, New York University
M.B.A., Fordham University
Special Interests: Case method approach to decision making and the intersection of business and popular culture.
Office Phone: 732-263-5297
Office Fax: 732-263-5518
E-mail Address:

Min Hua Lu

Min Lu
Chair, Department of Marketing & International Business

Associate Professor
D.B.A., Marketing (Minor: International Business), The George Washington University
M.A., International Trade, Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade, China
B.A., English, Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade, China
Special Interests: International/global marketing management, export marketing management, global sustainability of economies, strategic marketing management.
Office Phone: 732-571-3650
Office Fax: 732-263-5128
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