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Business Administration Faculty

Tony Cafarelli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair, Undergraduate Business Department
440 646 8134

Tony Cafarelli, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Business and Chair of the Undergraduate Business Department.  He earned his Ph.D. and M.P.A. at Cleveland State University and his B.S.S.W. at Ohio State University. Dr. Cafarelli has completed qualitative research and co-authored "A Developmental Constructivist Approach to Pre-Service Teachers’ Ways of Knowing,” in which he applied the concepts and principles of the book “Women’s Ways of Knowing” through the assessment of senior education majors at a major urban, academic institution. His current research interest is in the study and examination of the topic of “Spiritual Intelligence” as it applies to the best clinical practices of nurses in various health care settings.

Dr. Debra L. Fleming, MBA, CPA
Executive Director, MBA Program
Professor, Accounting and Management
440 684 6041

Dr. Debra L. Fleming is Professor of Accounting and Management at Ursuline College. She also serves as Executive Director of Business Programs. Dr. Fleming earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University; a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University; a Doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.  She has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1987. 

Dr. Fleming has twenty-eight years of teaching experience, fourteen years of service in upper level administration positions and ten years of experience as a national consultant on technology. Prior to her faculty and administrative appointments in higher education, she served as a Chief Financial Officer for a manufacturing company. She also owned and operated several businesses, one of which was a financial consulting business to assist small business owners with the integration of technology to support financial management and accounting processes.

Dr. Rosemarie Emanuele
Professor of Economics and Mathematics
440 646 8154

Dr. Rosemarie Emanuele is a full-time faculty member in the Business Department at Ursuline College. During her tenure at Ursuline, she also served as a professor of mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Emanuele’s primary responsibilities focus on teaching a variety of economic courses in both the undergraduate Business Management program and in the graduate MBA program within the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. She has been teaching at Ursuline College for 20 years.
Dr. Emanuele graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in economics (with honors distinction) in 1985. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College in 1992. Her dissertation, “The Demand for Volunteer Labor under Impure Altruism: An Inquiry into Demand-Side Behavior by Nonprofit Organizations,” was funded by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and by a grant from the Irwin Foundation. Her published research has appeared in refereed journals in economics, business, and in multidisciplinary journals focusing on the nonprofit sector. She is primarily a labor economist focusing on the field of public sector economics. Additional research interests include health economics, and the relationship between law and economics. 

Anne Murphy Brown, J.D.
Director and Associate Professor, Legal Studies
440 449 5403

Anne Murphy Brown, J.D. is Associate Professor and the Director of Legal Studies at Ursuline College and author of Legally Mom, Real Women’s Stories Balancing Motherhood and Law Practice.  She teaches courses in the Legal Studies, Business Management, and Masters of Business Administration programs, with her primary focus on classes related to business law and ethics.  In addition, she has developed courses in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Employment Law, Public Interest Law and Law on Film.  Anne’s academic experience includes teaching at Lakeland Community College and the University of Illinois.