Business and Economics Faculty
Department of Business and Economics

Department of Business and Economics


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.

Ms. Donna M. Dolansky , M.B.A.

Professor of Practice-Accounting

Professor Donna Dolansky, M.B.A.
Phone: (315) 792-4406
Office: 181 Genesee Street Suite 525


Professor of Practice Donna Dolansky joined the Utica College faculty full-time in 2016. She received her M.B.A. in General Business in 2016 from Utica College and her Accounting from Boston College. She received her CPA from Massachusetts in 2003 and her CPA in New York in 2007.

Professor Dolansky has been working in the accounting industry since 2000. She spent 7 years working at the public accounting Ernst & Young LLP in Boston, with a 2 year rotation in their London office. She then moved to upstate New York and worked at NBT Bank in various accounting and finance roles, overseeing financial reporting and budgeting, mergers and acquisitions and financial analysis and planning. Her outside interests include outdoor activities, reading, travel and spending time with her family

Professor Dolansky is not currently involved in academic research. She participates in webinars on current accounting updates (typically quarterly) and takes a minimum of 24 hours of continuing professional education credits in order to maintain her CPA license. She subscribes to several accounting magazines in order to stay current with trends in the industry.

Professor Dolansky is currently chair of the Business Department Faculty Teaching committee.

(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502