Phone: 716 839-8428
Professor Buszka earned both her graduate and undergraduate degrees at The State University of New York at Buffalo, and her doctorate from Oxford Graduate School in Dayton, Tennessee. Her dissertation was entitled “Factors Affecting the Integration of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace.”
Professor Buszka maintains SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification, is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and BNHRA (Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association). She is also the faculty advisor for the Daemen student SHRM Chapter.
Besides teaching Human Resource related courses, Professor Buszka teaches Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management, Introduction to Business Administration, and a service learning course entitled “Workforce Development through ESL Instruction.” This service learning experience develops Daemen students’ cross-cultural communication skills through their tutoring relationships with local refugees. The course also ties in with her current research in the area of employer attitudes about refugees as employees.
Phone: 716 839-8239
Office: BC 210
Torsten Doering is Director of the Global Business Program and Assistant Professor in the Accounting department. He has been working at Daemen College since 2008 and got recently awarded by the University at Buffalo’s (UB) School of Management.
He received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and a masters in economics from Universities in Germany, as well as a MBA with distinction from the University at Buffalo. Torsten is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation at UB in the field of international supply chain management, forecasting and manufacturing strategy. Being a native of Germany, he is collaborating with researchers and practitioners in Europe and Asia. His professional background in consulting and marketing for high technology products builds a strong basis to prepare students for a career in business.
He has twenty years of experience in responsible management positions in Europe and the U.S. in business consulting, high technology grant management, and Fortune 500 technology and medical device companies. His research focuses on global supply chain management and integration in the manufacturing sector, and demand management related topics. Utilized research methods include structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling and social network analysis. He recently presented at the EUROMA conference in Ireland, at the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) annual conference, the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) meeting, and the Academy of Management (AoM) meeting.
A week in his life includes teaching predominantly quantitative courses for undergraduate and graduate students. During the summer he spends time sailing on Lake Ontario and lives in Amherst with his wife Salpi.
Research Project Highlights:
- Paper on forecasting management competence with new higher order construct.
- Comparative work on the Hofstede and Globe frameworks of national culture, in addition to organizational culture aspects based on a hierarchical linear model.
- 2015 Rising Star Award
Michele S. Flint, Ed.D, M.B.A., CPA
Director of Brooklyn Accounting Program
Suite B210, Office B210H
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
Office: (716) 839-8432
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Higher Education Finance, University of Rochester, Warner School of Education
M.B.A., Specialization in Accounting & Finance, St. Bonaventure University
B.S., Public Accounting, Syracuse University
Dr. Flint came to Daemen College after an extensive career in accounting and financial management. She began her career with KPMG (the successor to Peat Marwick & Mitchell) and then spent many years in banking and commercial industry in a variety of financial management positions. She joined Daemen in 2007, was appointed Chairperson in 2014 and serves on numerous committees at the College.
Dr. Flint is also active in the professional community with memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Academy of Business Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officials, and the American Association of University Women.
Honors and Awards
• Best Research Paper: “Classroom Response Systems as a Literacy Tool: A Case Study in Auditing”, Academy of Business Education/Financial Education Association National Conference, fall 2011
• University of Rochester – Tyll van Geel Educational Leadership Award presented at the Warner School Diploma Ceremony. The award is presented to a doctoral student in educational leadership who demonstrates a commitment to thoughtful, ethical leadership and decision-making and rigorous application of scholarship to practice.
• Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society
• Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society
ACC225 Financial Accounting
ACC311 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC312 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC415 Advanced Accounting
ACC490 Accounting Theory & Professional Ethics
ACC620 Advanced Auditing
ACC630 Global Financial Reporting & Financial Statement Analysis
ACC650 Directed Research in Accounting
FIN325 Corporate Finance
MIS290 Information Management Systems
MGQ147 Introduction to Business Analytics
MGT306 International Management
Phone: 716 839-8349
Office: BC 210B
Grace Huff is an assistant professor in the Accounting department. Ms. Huff teaches financial accounting courses and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Business Administration at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Huff holds a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from California State University at Sacramento, and a master of science degree in Taxation from Canisius College. Her experience includes over twenty years of practice in public accounting with both large international firms and local firms in Stockton, California, and Denver, Colorado, as well as here in Buffalo, New York.
As a business advisor for small and medium-sized businesses, Ms. Huff has helped hundreds of clients grow their businesses, save tax dollars, and plan for retirement. She is a regular speaker for the Ministry of Economic Development in Toronto, Canada. In addition, Ms. Huff has spoken nationally to various accounting groups on topics such as business planning, corporate structuring, state taxation, and retirement planning. Ms. Huff brings her business experience to the classroom helping students to understand the practical value of an education in business.
Phone: 716 839-8398
Dr. Kuechler is a full professor who has been teaching at Daemen for 30 years. She graduated with a BA in English Literature from Canisius College, an MBA in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in International Trade and Business. She also is a CPA and CMA.
Before her tenure at Daemen, Linda has worked in the banking industry and Haskins and Sells (predecessor of Deloitte & Touche, LLP). She has taught a wide range of Accounting and International Business courses. She has a number of publications and refereed conference presentations. Currently she serves on a number of Board of Directors, is the Vice President of Finance for the Academy of Business Education, is a co-advisor for the Daemen College ENACTUS chapter and is Director of the Accounting Lab for Community Organizations.
Phone: 716 839-8397
Office: BC 206
Professor Niland is a native of Williamsville and returned to the Buffalo area to coordinate the sport management specialization within the Business Administration department at Daemen College. Prior to joining the Daemen faculty, Niland served in several management positions and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Niland joined the NCAA after working as a trial attorney with United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., which followed a two-year federal clerkship with the Honorable John T. Curtin in the Western District of New York. Her teaching experience includes serving as an adjunct faculty member in the Ball State University School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science and at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Niland earned her bachelor’s degree at UB and was a scholarship student-athlete on the school’s varsity cross-country and track and field teams. She is a candidate for her Ph.D. in UB’s Graduate School of Education.