Meet Our New Faculty Members

September 9, 2019

The School of Business welcomed two new faculty members to the classroom this fall.

After 15 years, Nancy Neslund has returned to St. John Fisher College as a visiting associate professor beginning this fall. Prior to her time at Fisher, she spent over 10 years practicing tax law before moving in to higher education.

From 2005 to the present, Professor Neslund has traveled across the country to teach courses in the areas of tax and business law at colleges such as Ohio Northern University School of Law in Ohio; Golden Gate University School of Taxation in California; Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island; and Widener University School of Law in Pennsylvania; among others. Her most notable achievement is her position as the founding director for Master of Taxation at the Portland State University School of Business Administration.

In the six years Professor Neslund spent at Fisher from 1998 to 2004, she formed a connection with both the Fisher community and Rochester area, where she raised her children. She is excited to return to Fisher to teach in the School of Business.

Also joining the St. John Fisher College School of Business this year is alumna Erica Sysol. While attending Fisher, she interned with the FBI in accounting and corporate finance. After graduating from Fisher in 2009, she began to work full-time with the FBI.

Professor Sysol spent three years working in Washington D.C., about six years in Chicago, and one year in Rochester, updating almost all of the FBI’s financial systems. She received the Director’s Award from Director Robert Mueller for her work.

In 2019, she returned to Fisher to teach forensic accounting in the spring semester. She says this experience gave her the “bug” that inspired her to come back and teach. Professor Sysol in now working as an visiting assistant professor.