Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies
Utica College's business and economics faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments as well as for their real-world business experience. Collectively they represent a wide range of expertise and research interests, including health care financing, public school aid formulas, banking, and managing change.
At the same time, at Utica College, teaching is the faculty's first priority. Small classes provide opportunities for close interaction between and among faculty and students, and the relationships students form with their professors often last a lifetime.
The overwhelming majority of faculty are doctorally trained; several additionally hold an M.B.A. Faculty regularly share their expertise by serving as members of professional organizations, presenting at scholarly conferences, and consulting with local businesses and government agencies. These connections help faculty develop internship opportunities for students, and also serve as networking resources for UC graduates seeking employment.
The faculty's scholarly accomplishments, professional experiences, and academic credentials combine to provide students majoring in business and economics programs with a dynamic and fulfilling learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.
David B. Kiner, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor MGMT
Office: 115 DePerno Hall
David B. Kiner has extensive administrative and teaching experience as well as expertise in marketing, leadership development and strategic planning. Prior to joining Utica College, Dr. Kiner was a Visiting Professor at Syracuse University. Previously, he held numerous leadership roles at the Sage Colleges in Albany, NY. As an Associate Professor and the Froman Endowed Chair in Business, he led their Graduate Programs in Management including the MBA, Organizational Management and Health Administration Programs.
Kiner has served as a Visiting Professor of Marketing at the Manhattan Institute of Management (New York, NY), a guest lecturer in marketing through the international MBA program of the Université Libres Internationales (Paris, France) and an instructor of marketing at Western New England College (Springfield, MA).
As a marketing consultant for several U.S. and international companies, his professional area has focused on new product development and market research. His business and industrial research portfolio includes longitudinal market surveys, marketing audits and strategic communications and marketing plans, and implementation of one of the most successful promotional and athletic events in the history of the Anheuser-Busch brand were he established a world record (recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records) in Skijaking, a popular water sport in Europe. Athletics have always been central to Kiner's professional experiences. He played basketball in Europe where he was selected to represent North Ireland on that country's Olympic team.
Kiner spends his leisure time building Adirondack furniture, pursuing his passion for photography, continues to struggle with his golf score, and along with his wife, Carol, maintain extensive flower gardens at their Clinton, NY home.