Master of Counseling in Community Counseling
Arizona State University
Arizona State University
Dean Giss has been teaching in Keuka College's international programs in Asia since 2009, and has taught at the Keuka College partner programs across China (Kunming, Xiamen, Tianjin, and Wenzhou) and Vietnam (Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City). He is a member of the President's Cabinet, and also serves on the International Education Committee and the Standard V Workgroup for the college's re-accreditation self-study. Gary has been teaching continuously at the college/university level since 2004, and has taught both graduate and undergraduate business and management courses, as well as undergraduate psychology courses, as he was previously a practicing psychotherapist as well.
In addition to being an Associate Professor of Management and Dean of International Programs in Asia for Keuka College, Gary Giss is also a researcher, recently co-authoring a paper entitled, "Exploring regional differences in cultural values involved in creating Vietnam's emerging economy" published in the peer-reviewed international scholarly journal Empirical Economics Review (June, 2020). In addition to his private sector work, Gary has worked at various levels of the public sector, working for city, county, and state-level governments in education, corrections, and public service. He also has experience as a lobbyist, serving a national Political Action Committee (PAC), where he directly lobbied U.S. government officials (senators and congress members) in Washington D.C., and he has also served as a campus chair to a major international philanthropic organization. His many leadership roles include having previously been a Dean of Academic Affairs, Department Chair, Clinical Director, and other director-level positions. Dean Giss has taught more than a dozen different courses in the Keuka College Asia Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) programs, his favorites include: KC301J Leadership; BUS350 International Business; MGT353 Business and Government relations, and the capstone course BUS444 Strategic Management. He is very interested and active in trading in the stock market and often brings in current, up-to-the-minute, business news and information into his various courses to help students better understand the fluid dynamics of today's global business world and how various external and internal factors are directly impacting a company's bottom line (tying in many of the lessons taught throughout the Keuka College BSM program).
Gary has traveled to every inhabited continent and to 50 countries so far. His love of travel and all things global was greatly influenced by his two years of study abroad in Europe as an undergraduate student. Now he lives and teaches abroad and represents Keuka College as an administrator and professor full-time in Asia, managing operations in Vietnam and encouraging students in Asia to study in the USA and students and faculty at the Keuka College campus in the USA to come to Asia to gain new experiences and to grow. Dean Giss is also actively pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Administration.
Program Manager for Organizational Management and Masters in Management
Dawn S. Grosso obtained her Juris Doctor from Pace Law School in White Plains, New York where she received the New York Jurisprudence Award for Appellate Advocacy. She also obtained a B.S. degree in Accounting as well as a B.S. degree in Management from Alfred University.
Dawn Grosso brings over two decades of legal, accounting, public service and teaching experience to this position. For over seven years, she served as a Confidential Counsel and Legal Advisor for two New York State Supreme Court Justices in the Seventh Judicial District. Dawn was a Trust and Estate Tax Accountant for Chase Bank. She was employed at a medium size Rochester law firm after graduating law school.
Currently, Dawn manages her own law office in Fairport, New York where she concentrates in such areas as civil litigation, estates, business law, real estate and bankruptcy, contracts, foreclosure, and zoning. She is an Associate Professor of Law at Keuka College of Business. She is also an Arbitrator for the 7th Judicial District of New York State Supreme Court.
Dawn is or has been a member of numerous boards and associations such as the Town of Victor Planning Board (Chairperson); New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers; New York State Planning Federation; New York State Bar Association; Monroe County Bar Association; American Accounting Association; Financial Planning Association; and Barefoot Resort, Ironwood Homeowner Association; Keuka College Graduate Program Committee; and various professor search committees.
She is also admitted to practice law in the following courts: New York; Connecticut; United States District Court, and the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York.
Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Communications
Adjunct Instructor of Sports Management
Nancy Marksbury studied Human-Computer Interaction at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University. In addition to communication issues mediated by technology, her other research interests include information literacy, educational technology, social media and data analytics. She joined Keuka College in 2015 as the founding director of Digital Learning, an initiative to help students prepare themselves for success now and for the future.
I am a native Upstate New Yorker, having lived in Elmira, the Rochester area, and in the Finger Lakes for my whole life. I have worked in the food industry (The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company), office products (Xerox Corporation), and healthcare administration (University of Rochester Medical Center, Finger Lakes Health, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center).
My professional experience encompasses accounting and business financial management, strategic business and product planning, operations management, customer service management, marketing, and healthcare administration. I am a graduate of Corning Community College (A.A.S.), Elmira College (B.S.) and the University of Rochester (M.S.). On a less serious note, I am a certified judge for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (recently judging in Lake Placid and in Auburn), and I enjoy reading and fly fishing.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Adjunct Instructor of Business
Ms. Stacey Mirinaviciene is a Certified Public Accountant with her own full service accounting practice, experienced in audits, tax, business consulting.
She has over 20 years of experience in both international and national business financial management, held several high level positions, including CFO, and Controller.
Ms. Mirinaviciene is serving as a treasurer on the board of directors in Shawnie Commons, active member of Roslyn Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), the New York State Society of CPA’s (NYSCPA).
Ms. Mirinaviciene had extensive international and national teaching experience.
For more than 20 years of teaching various business and management courses, Dean Tuttle brings a recognized passion and love of both business and teaching to the classroom.
Consistently praised by students and peers for her direct interaction with students and her devotion to their well being, Dean Tuttle has a well-deserved reputation for integrating practical necessities of the workplace into the academic environment of college. This led to her being named Keuka College's 2007 Professor of the Year.
Dean Tuttle brings a rich business background to Keuka College, having managed word processing centers at a Fortune 500 company, and having held sales and marketing positions.
Her syllabus for her Organizational Behavior course was featured in the April 2004 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Dean Tuttle has held many leadership roles, such as President of Schuyler Nursery School Board of Directors, Chair of the Keuka's Division of Business and Management, and Chair of the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Board of Directors. Dean Tuttle greatly enjoys the experience of taking what she learns from participating in business operations and bringing it back to the classroom to share with her students.