Dowling College Appoints Dr. Matthew C. Cordaro Dean of Townsend School of Business
OAKDALE, NY - Dowling College President Robert J. Gaffney announced the appointment of Dr. Matthew C. Cordaro as the new Dean of Dowling's Townsend School of Business.
"Dean Cordaro comes to Dowling College with an impressive and distinguished list of accomplishments in academia and business. He knows Long Island, our business environment and the community we serve. He has a well earned reputation as an academic of the highest level. We are thrilled to welcome Matt to the Dowling family," said President Gaffney.
Dean Cordaro will be leading the Townsend School of Business, which prepares tomorrow's leaders for the challenges and opportunities of today's marketplace and the emerging world economy. The School of Business offers undergraduate programs in Accounting, Management Information Systems, Management & Leadership and Marketing. MBA offerings include customized delivery options, such as the Saturday MBA Program, designed for working professions, and daytime and evening programs at three locations, Oakdale, Brookhaven and Melville. The Distance MBA in Management and Leadership offers self-directed students a professional point of view in the science of management and leadership.
Dr. Cordaro's career spans many years as a senior executive in the utility industry, an educator and a researcher in the fields of business, energy and environment. He came to Dowling College from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in the College of Management where he had served as Acting Dean and Associate Dean, Director of the Center for Management Analysis, Interim Director of the School of Professional Accountancy, Chair of the Health Care and Public Administration Department and Associate Professor.
Prior to joining Long Island University, Dr. Cordaro served as the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the Midwest Independent System Operator (Midwest ISO) based in Indianapolis, Indiana, the largest independent transmission system operator in the nation. During his time there the Midwest ISO included 12 transmission owners with 55,000 miles of transmission lines and 72,000 Megawatts of electric generation and controlled over 7 billion dollars in installed assets, covering 204,000 square miles, and extending into 11 states.
Previously, Dr. Cordaro was employed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nashville Electric Service, one of the ten largest public electric utilities in the nation. He also had served as President of Long Lake Cogeneration Corporation and as Senior Vice President of Long Lake Energy Corporation, a major independent power producer. For 22 years he was with Long Island Lighting Company, a major
investor-owned utility, finally holding the position of Senior Vice President of Operations, Engineering, and Construction.
He is a past member of the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute and the American Public Power Association, served on the editorial advisory boards of World Transmission and Distribution magazine and the Long Island Business News, and is a former board member of the Nature Conservancy of Tennessee. Dr. Cordaro has also testified many times before congressional and state legislative committees and is frequently sought by the media for expert commentary.
Dr. Cordaro holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Physics from Cooper Union, an M.E. in Nuclear Engineering from New York University, a B.S. in Engineering Science from C. W. Post College and completed the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan. He has also been an Atomic Energy Commission Fellow, a Guest Research Associate at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Polytechnic Institute of New York and C. W. Post College. Dr. Cordaro has also authored many publications on business, energy, environment and utility issues.
About Dowling College
Dowling College is an independent, coeducational college that serves more than 6,500 students at
its historic Rudolph Campus on the banks of the Connetquot River in Oakdale, NY, and the 105-acre
Brookhaven Campus in eastern Long Island and a business center located near the Nassau-Suffolk
border in Melville. Dowling offers Bachelor′s, Master′s, and Doctoral degrees in several
disciplines through its four schools: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Education.