Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors

Dr. James P. Neelankavil — Business School Advisor & Journal Founder

James P. Neelankavil James P. Neelankavil is the Robert E. Broockway Distinguished Professor of Marketing and International Business at the Zarb School of Business of Hofstra University. He earned his doctoral degree from the Stern School of Business of New York University and his MBA with distinction from the Asian Institute of management, Manila, Philippines. Dr. Neelankavil has published nearly twenty-five articles in some of the leading business journals, including Journal of International Business StudiesJournal of Business ResearchInternational Journal of Human Resource ManagementJournal of Advertising Research and the European Journal of Marketing. In addition, he has published eight books in international business related topics. His research focus is in the areas of global business strategy, cross-cultural research, economic development of developing countries, and international marketing.

Prior to his joining the Zarb School of Business, Dr. Neelankavil taught at the Stern School of Business of New York University. Dr. Neelankavil has had many visiting professorships including at the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines; Bocconi University, Milan, Italy; Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the Stern school of Business. From 1986 to 1989, Dr. Neelankavil served as the Associate Dean and from 1989 to 1991 as the Acting Dean of the Zarb School of business.


Professor Ron Colombo — Law School Advisor

Ronald J. ColomboProfessor Colombo joined the Hofstra University School of Law faculty in the Fall of 2006. He teaches courses in corporate, securities, and contract law.Before coming to Hofstra, Professor Colombo served in the Complex Global Litigation Group of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., as vice president and counsel. In this position, Professor Colombo supervised investigations, litigations, and regulatory inquiries affecting Morgan Stanley's investment banking franchise. Prior to that, Professor Colombo practiced as a litigation associate at the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell, where, among other things, he represented corporate and banking clients in civil and criminal investigations conducted by the S.E.C., the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Federal Reserve Bank; in matters before state courts, federal courts, and arbitration panels; and in appeals before the Third Circuit, the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. From 2000-2003, Professor Colombo also served on the Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Professor Colombo graduated, magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law. At NYU, Professor Colombo served as a note and development editor of the NYU Law Review, published a note on the clergy-penitent evidentiary privilege, interned at the Federal Defender Division of the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Immediately following graduation, Professor Colombo clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Professor Colombo’s scholarship has addressed securities fraud, corporate law, and financial regulation, and has done so via the application of natural law theory, economic theory, moral philosophy, and neuroscience. His scholarship has earned him the Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication, and has garnered him invitations to address the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, the Notre Dame School of Law, and many other venues. He has been quoted inThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalDallas Morning News, Newsday, Bloomberg and The Daily Beast, and his op-eds/letters have been published in The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Financial Times and The Huffington Post.


Professor J. Scott Colesanti — Law School Advisor

J. Scott ColesantiJ. Scott Colesanti has taught at Hofstra since 2002 and in 2006 was selected “Professor of the Year” by the Hofstra Law Review. His writings have been published by law reviews, securities industry journals, The New York Law Journal, The NYSBA Business Law Journal, and as expert commentaries on Lexis/Nexis. He is a member of the Bars of New York, Missouri and Washington, D.C., and he has served as a securities industry arbitrator since 2000. Previously, Professor Colesanti served as Trial Counsel for the New York Stock Exchange and within the NYSE Office of General Counsel. He has handled appeals before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Social Security Administration and the New York State Division of Human Rights. He has served appointments to the Corporate Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and is a regularly invited participant in the University of Pennsylvania School of Law Institute for Law and Economics Business Roundtable.

Professor Colesanti, who previously taught at the Saint Louis University School of Law, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Securities Law, Regulation and Compliance and is a co-editor of the Business Law Professor Blog.


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