People Analytics and Leadership

Your Faculty


My professors go the extra mile to make sure the material we cover benefits us students in a way we can bring back to our own workplace. The faculty expertise has been pivotal in learning the material."

– Chelsea K., who completed the Strategic People Leadership advanced certificate in 2022

Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill, Ph.D., is the director of the M.S. in People Analytics and Leadership program and an assistant professor in the School of Business and Leadership at Nazareth College.

He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, specifically in the Leadership and Organizational Change and the People Analytics and Leadership graduate programs.

He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. His primary research interests include career development, working in retirement, and mentoring.

Sydney Bell

Sydney Bell

Sydney E. Bell, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practitioner, knows that for DEI to be successful, it must be fundamental to all of our work — regardless of your industry, title, or tenure. Intentionally, carefully, and consistently including DEI practices in all aspects of our everyday work creates the opportunity for everyone around us to be seen and valued, and makes our practices and policies as workers (and more importantly, humans) more equitable all around.

Through ongoing learning of historical realities, challenging conversations, and application of current DEI practices, students in Sydney’s classes learn to challenge what we do and how we do it in order to not just better our business practices, but to truly enhance the employee experience for all employees.

Al Cabral

Al Cabral

Al Cabral’s students learn how to apply theories, concepts, and best practices to real solutions in an active and experiential environment. “I often think students learn best when I can create opportunities and then get out of the way,” he says. That means that the traditional professor and student relationship is replaced with a more collegial and collaborative dynamic. Words like “coach,” “guide,” and “facilitator'' best describe the roles students can expect from Al.

One of Al’s favorite quotes is “People say that we learn from experience; well, we don’t, we learn from the meaning we make from our experiences.” That translates into consistently reflecting on and assessing projects, case analyses, and other course projects to understand the “why” as well as the “what.” In that way, students build a base of knowledge and competencies for success in the ever-changing world of their own careers.

Joseph Porter

Joseph Porter

Joseph Porter Jr., clinical assistant professor of data analytics, began college level teaching in 2015 after spending 26 years in management and leadership roles at IBM. “How can you make the best decisions? Be informed by data,” says Joseph. His focus on business analytics helps leaders analyze and predict potential outcomes so they can choose the best strategies for competitive advantage.

An insatiable learner with an inspiring drive, he holds five degrees including D.P.S., computing, Pace University; M.P.S., industrial and labor relations, Cornell University; M.S.E., Penn Engineering & Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania; M.B.A., finance & MIS, State University of New York at Binghamton; and a B.A., economics, State University of New York at Binghamton.

Larry O'Meal

Larry O'Meal

Larry O’Meal is a executive-level human resources leader with more than 35 years of experience in organizational development, talent management, strategic human resources, executive coaching, and learning and development strategies.

Having led diverse, global, and remote teams, Larry has a proven record of fostering teamwork and collaboration to bolster employee engagement, maximize effectiveness, and drive change at all levels of the organization.

Larry is adept at talent management strategies focused on talent acquisition, talent development, performance management and overall organizational effectiveness in support of overall business goals.

In addition to teaching at both Nazareth College and Rochester Institute of Technology, he consults with teams and leadership, using coaching, mentoring, and OD methodologies.

Christina Bergmann

Crissy Bergmann

Crissy Bergmann, vice president of employee experience at a local credit union, earned her graduate degree in human resources management at Nazareth College in 2014 and four years later joined its adjunct faculty.

Having worked in support of all areas of human resources, she brings experience and valuable insights for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations with special focus in HR strategy, compensation, and employee relations.

Through the presentation and discussion of real-life scenarios, Chrissy enjoys challenging her students to reflect and apply fresh thinking to all functions of human resources.