Business Faculty

Moira Tolan

Professor of Business; Graduate Program Coordinator
 

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, State University at Albany
Master of Business Adminstration, Iona College
Bachelor of Business Administration, Iona College

Office: Aquinas Hall 100
Office Hours: Make an appointment
Phone: 845-569-3288
Email: moira.tolan@msmc.edu

Courses

MGT 5050 – Organizational Behavior
BUS 3150 – Organizational Behavior
MGT 6600 – Research Seminar in Planning and Implementation of Business Policy
BUS 3080 – International Business

Bio

During Professor Tolan's early career, she worked in professional sales in New York's financial district. She began teaching at the college in 1992, teaching courses in finance, marketing and management. She currently serves the college as the Business Graduate Program Coordinator.

Instructor’s Expectations

A priority of Professor Tolan's has been to develop a lifelong love of learning in her students so that after a particular course is over, they will have refined many of the skills that are necessary for the attainment and expression of knowledge.

A continual focus on the development of reading and writing skills and the use of technology as a learning facilitator helps her to achieve her goals. She also emphasizes each topic’s relevance to contemporary society in order to build enthusiasm for the subject matter. Students are encouraged to actively participate in all of her classes.

Specializations/Areas of Research Interest

Professor Tolan's area of specialization in her research is management education. She is currently focused upon addressing sustainability practices in business.

Memberships and Professional Associations

Professor Tolan has served on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) since 2014 and was the Vice President and Program Director of this group in 2016.

Recent Publications

Book Chapters

Chapter Title: Service learning as a tool for developing emerging adults into productive employees and citizens
Moira Tolan
Book Title: Adolescence in the 21st century: constants and challenges
Editors: Frances R. Spielhagen, Paul D. Schwartz
Information Age Publishing, Inc. 2014 

Published Conference Proceedings

Business as a calling revisited
Moira Tolan, T. Niemotko
Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference Proceedings, 2017

Relationship of sustainability reporting to practice
Moira Tolan, T. Niemotko
Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference Proceedings, 2017

Socio-cultural idiosyncrasies of the American lifestyle and business practices within the United States
Moira Tolan, Tracey J. Niemotko
Innovative Approaches in Foreign Language Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016

Teaching business at a faith-based institution
Moira Tolan, T. Niemotko, M. Mackenzie, C. Zola, and C. McQuillen
Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference Proceedings, 2016

Institutionalization and the death of ideas in management
Moira Tolan
Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference Proceedings, 2015

Bridging the divide between organizational theory and practice
Moira Tolan, Akm Hossain
Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference Proceedings, 2014

See more publications here.

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