William Alexander graduated from the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University with a major in Economics and minors in Computer Science and International Studies. He received the Academic Gold Medal for highest GPA. While at St. John’s, Will was the Vice President of the Economics & Finance Society and worked as a Student Mentor with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Will served as a GLOBE manager in the spring 2016 semester, and was the Finance team liaison. In this capacity, he helped secure approval for 20+ loan applications. He was also selected as a GLOBE Student Fellow, and travelled to the Philippines in the summer of the same year, meeting with over 35 borrowers.
Following St. John’s, Will worked for 2+ years with Morgan Stanley’s Finance Technology Department before joining General Assembly this year as a Data Analyst within their Strategy & Operations unit.
Professor of Economics
Dr. Clark is currently: Senior Fellow, Vincentian Center for Church and Society; and Professor of
Economics St. John’s University. He earned a B.A. from Fordham University and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research, writing his dissertation under the supervision of Robert Heilbroner. Dr. Clark has been Visiting Professor of Economics at University College Cork, Ireland and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome. Dr. Clark is on the Academic Advisory Board for Social Justice Ireland. He has conducted research for the Irish Government, the Conference of the Religious of Ireland Social Justice Commission, and many community groups, and advises the New York City Police Benevolent Association; the Holy See Permanent Mission to the United Nations and is an advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on International Justice and Peace. He was a Delegate for the Holy See Permanent Mission to the United Nations for the United Nation’s High Level Meetings on the Financial Crisis. He is currently working with Catholic Relief Services and University of Dayton’s Human Rights Center on Forced Labor/Modern Slavery in Brazil.
He came in 246 in Real World Economics Review 2006 reader’s poll of the “Greatest 20th Century Economists” (tied with four Nobel Laureates and GK Chesterton).
He is the author of Economic Theory and Natural Philosophy (1992), Pathways to a Basic Income (with John Healy) (1997); Basic Income: Economic Security for All Canadians (with Sally Lerner and Robert Needlham) (1999), The Basic Income Guarantee: Ensuring Progress and Prosperity in the 21st Century (2002) and Rich and Poor (with Helen Alford, OP) (2010) and the editor of History and Historians of Political Economy (1994); Institutional Economics and the Theory of Social Value (1995); Unemployment in Ireland (with Catherine Kavanagh) (1998), and Rediscovering Abundance, (with Helen Alford, Steve Cortright and Mike Naughton) (2006). He has lectured widely in the United States and Europe. He has over 130 publications on: economic policy; poverty and income inequality, the history of economic thought and Catholic social thought. Dr. Clark has been President of Association for Evolutionary Economics and the Association for Institutionalist Thought. In 2005, he received the Vincentian Mission Award (St. John’s). The son of two librarians, Dr. Clark lives on Long Island (where he was born) with wife Dr. Lisa McCarthy Clark. They have three grown children.
Chair, Department of Law
Professor John P. Clarke joined the Department of Law of St. John’s University College of Business Administration (CBA) as faculty in 1967. He retired in 1997 as chair of the department. In 2007, he returned to The Peter J. Tobin College of Business (TCB) as the Law Department Chair and continues to serve in that capacity. He has lectured extensively in the area of Estate Planning and Administration as well as on the subject of Legal Ethics. He has also served as a Special Referee for Attorney Discipline for the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department.
Professor John P. Clarke received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University CBA and his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s School of Law. Admitted to the practice of law in 1958, he has been in private practice since that date, specializing in Trusts and Estates, including extensive experience in Estate Administration and Probate and Accounting Litigation. He was admitted to the bar in the State of Florida in 1976. Professor Clark was the first major seed donor for GLOBE when the program launched in 2010.
Attorney, NGO Consultant
Mary Ann Dantuono has dedicated her career to working for the alleviation of poverty and promotion of social justice and strengthening organizations to accomplish those goals. From 1996 to 2016, Mary Ann held the position of Associate Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University. Prior to that she was the Director of Legal Affairs and Public Policy at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre. She is also an adjunct professor of law and public policy and serves as an expert on women’s issues for the Holy See Mission to the United Nations. She is presently the President of the Ladies of Charity of the United States of America (AIC-USA), an international association of women working together against poverty. A native New Yorker, Mary Ann earned her undergraduate degree in Communications at Fordham University and a Juris Doctorate at St. John’s University School of Law.
Executive Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society (Retired)
Sister Margaret served as Executive Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society, which she established in 1994 and continued to develop and lead it until her recent retirement. She has held teaching and administrative positions at St. John’s, St. Joseph’s College, Mt. St. Mary’s College and as president of Laboure College in Boston. She has held positions at both the governance and executive levels in Catholic health care and has written and lectured in that area as well on subjects of governance, leadership, communications, social justice and the Vincentian spirit and tradition. She served as provincial of the New York province of the Daughters of Charity and currently serves on several not-for-profit boards and national committees. Sister Margaret earned her undergraduate degree at St. Joseph College (Emmitsburg) and received her Ph.D. in English from St. John's University.Sister Margaret is now residing at Villa Saint Michael, which is located at the National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton, and is involved in a publication project on the history of the Daughters of Charity.
Senior Development Officer for Habitat for Humanity International
Jim Monnier is a Senior Development Officer for Habitat for Humanity International. In that role, he represents HFHI in the New York Metropolitan area, working with donors who support Habitat’s mission locally and around the world.
Prior to joining Habitat, Jim was Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at St. John’s University. In his eight years at St. John’s, he was responsible for Major Giving, Planned Giving, Athletic Development, as well as Research and Prospect Management.
Jim founded Island Learning in 1994 and for 12 years was Principal Consultant, focusing on organizational development and learning in the areas of Sales, Leadership, Team Development, and Change. He also served as Regional Vice President for Wilson Learning, and international training and development company.
Jim has served as a member of the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Suffolk, including five years as Board President. He has a B.A. and M.S. from St. John’s University, where he teaches as an Adjunct Associate Professor and serves on the Steering Committee for GLOBE.
Associate Provost for Global Programs
Matthew Pucciarelli joined St. John’s in 2007 and leads the Office of Global Programs. In this capacity, he oversees the University’s sites abroad and the Office of International Education, which houses study abroad, intensive English, and international visiting student programs. In addition he works with colleagues throughout St. John’s to envision and administer comprehensive internationalization efforts, and with universities worldwide to create sustainable new partnerships.
He has presented on the University’s work within media outlets such as the New York Post and International Educator, and at domestic and international conferences, including NAFSA, AIEA, and the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad meeting. Prior to working at St. John’s, he helped manage admissions and student services for New York University's study abroad programs, and served as a high school English teacher and department chair at Colegio Los Nogales in Bogotá, Colombia.
He received a B.A. in English & American literature from New York University, an Ed.M. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in English from St. John's University.
Dr. Pucciarelli also serves as the proud advisor of Spectrum, the University's LGBTQ+ student group. He lives with his husband in New York City.
Alina Rizvi is a former GLOBE Manager (Spring 2011), former GLOBE Fellow (Vietnam 2011), and former GLOBE Graduate Assistant (January 2015 to May 2016). Currently, Alina works at Facebook on their talent acquisition team, hiring for senior Technical Leads for the product and systems engineering organization. She currently lives in Illinois with her husband, Daman, and son, Ayaan.
Professor, Dept. Languages and Literatures
Academic Coordinator Study Abroad and Internship Program - Italy Senior Vincentian Research Fellow
Representative for the Holy See to the United Nations in the CEDAW (Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) and CSW (Committee on the Status of Women)
Dr Sacca’s areas of specialization include Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, Film and Cultural Studies. She has developed numerous courses to enhance the Italian program, and she has published ten books among which
Saggi critici su Enzo Nasso, Significando Simulacri: scrittura di contrabbando di P.F. Paolini , Saggi critici di C.E. Oppo,. She also puplished four books of her poetry: Gli occhi di mia madre, Dove non è mai sera, Nominare Delfi, Il tempo del grano.
In 2008, Dr. Sacca founded at SJU the Center for Global Development, which she directed for six years, and developed a Master in Global development and Social Justice, in collaboration with Unicaritas of Rome. She was awarded six grants, three from the Department of Education, Title VI program, the last one ($300.000), to develop an undergraduate Major in Global Development and Sustainability. She co-founded the Rielo Institute for Integral Development (RIID), and the World Federation for Health and Migration (WFHM). In 2003 she founded her own non profit Frates in Amazonian Ecuador to help the young indigenous population. Last year, she turned the organization to the local people as part of the empowerment objective of Frates.
Among her academic awards and honors, she treasures the Louise De Marillac Faculty Service Award, 2017, Dr. John W. Dobbins Professor of the Year Award, 2013, the Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award, the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, and being a member of the Academy of Parnassos in Athens (Greece). This Literary Society for poets is one of the most prestigious and oldest in the world, among its members were Lord Byron, and the Italian poets Ugo Foscolo and Gabriele D'Annunzio.
Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Joseph F. Adams Professor of Management
Linda Sama is Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Joseph F. Adams Professor of Management in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University. In her capacity as Associate Dean, Linda works with faculty and students to encourage global learning and assessment and serves as Executive Director of the Center for Global Business Stewardship. She founded the GLOBE program, which was inaugurated in Spring 2009, and is the Program Director. She also was instrumental in the college’s decision to become a signatory of the U.N. PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative in 2010.
Linda made a transition to academe after a lengthy career in industry, where she acted as Director of Market Planning and Logistics for an international subsidiary of Transamerica Corporation. She teaches primarily in the areas of International Business, Strategic Management and Business Ethics.
Linda has published over 60 articles, proceedings papers and book chapters that address issues of corporate social responsibility, business and the natural environment, integrative social contracts theory, and global business ethics dilemmas in the new economy. Most recently, her research has focused on the connections between microlending and women empowerment, sustainability and food security in the developing world. Linda has a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the CUNY. She also holds a Masters in Philosophy from Baruch (CUNY), an MBA in International Finance from McGill University, and a BA in French and Mathematics from University of Albany.
Professor, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Victoria Shoaf, Ph.D., CPA, is a Professor in the Department of Accounting & Taxation and formerly served as the Dean of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Business (Accounting) from Baruch College of the City University of New York. After joining the Tobin College of Business in 1997, she went on to serve as the Chair of the Department of Accounting & Taxation (2007-2008) and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College (2008-2010).
Dr. Shoaf has published in such peer-reviewed journals as the Journal of Business Ethics, the International Business and Economics Research Journal, the Journal of Applied business Research, the Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, and the Review of Business, and she has published three book chapters. She is an active member of the American Accounting Association and has served on the Board (2004-2007) and as the President of the Northeast Region (2005-2006) of that organization.
Prior to joining St. John’s, Dr. Shoaf held several leadership positions in industry, including Vice President-Finance for Tie Rack, Inc., and Controller at Laura Ashley, Inc. and at Greeff Fabrics, Inc. She is currently on the Board of the Queens-Brooklyn Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs, where she served as President in 2008-2009.
Executive Director of Daughters of Charity International Project Services
Sister Mary Louise Stubbs, D.C. is the incoming Executive Director of Daughters of Charity International Project Services. She has served in a variety of ministries including acute and community health, community planning/program development, Catholic Charities administration, fund development, workshops and publications, and board participation/leadership. Her Master’s degree is in Administration of Health Systems from Georgetown University.
Executive Director of Advancement - St. John's University
Scott is responsible for the departments of Advancement Communications, Advancement Services, Annual Campaigns, and Research and Prospect Management. Scott has more than 20 years of experience working in higher education advancement, including time spent at Allegheny College, Washington and Jefferson College, and American University. He joined the staff at St. John's University in 2006 as Director of Development for Annual Giving.
Anastasia Zavgorodni graduated from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business with a master’s degree in International Business. She is a former GLOBE Manager (Fall 2012), and former GLOBE Graduate Assistant. She also traveled with the GLOBE Fellows program to Nicaragua to work with borrowers on the ground.
Anastasia currently works at Storyful, a News Corp subsidiary, and is their Head of Digital Rights and Monetization. She leads a team responsible for managing the integrity of digital video assets across social media networks. She lives in Austin, Texas with her mini-Aussie Cash.