Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Meet the faculty and staff who engage with students through the Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Daniel Robeson, Ph.D., Stack Center Director

Skilled in management with a concentration in strategy, Daniel Robeson, Ph.D, is the new director for Siena’s Stack Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

With almost 20 years of experience in the management field and more than ten years in higher education, Robeson most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of Research and Strategy at Bender Lane Advisory, LLC, in Albany, NY, an intrapreneurial setting with an established private wealth management multi-family office that provides financial services to ultra-high net worth families.

Dr. Robeson has many refereed publications, his most important being “Boards of Directors, Innovation, and Performance: An Exploration at Multiple Levels” in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, published in July, 2013. Robeson has received the following awards: Institute Fellowship, RPI, to pursue Ph.D. in Management (2003); Graduate Management Student Association Success Chairman for MBA (1999-2000); Industry award for highest quality producer of aluminum cans in the country of Mexico (1995), while the Head of Quality Assurance with American National Can Company.

Robeson holds a Ph.D. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, an MBA in Innovation from RPI, and a BA in Economics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.


Megan McCormack, Assistant Director

A veteran of management in the client services field, McCormack is joining Siena’s Stack Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation as its Assistant Director. She has 17 years of marketing experience focusing on retail merchandising, program management and client service. McCormack previously worked as the Senior Manager of Client Services at the SPAR group, a global provider of field marketing services. She has also worked as the Senior Manager of Client Services at Market Force Information and as a Senior Manager of Merchandising for Certified Marketing Services.  McCormack also has 10 years of experience with the National Education Association of New York as their Instruction and Professional Development Coordinator.

At the Stack Center, she will be will be responsible for Stack Center events, promoting student engagement and collaborating with professionals in undergraduate admissions and local high school counselors to develop innovative programs that encourage students to become affiliated with the Siena community. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for managing the CIE program for sustainability and promotion of student engagement.

McCormack holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the State University of Albany, New York.


Jim Murtaugh

Dr. Jim Murtagh is an experienced management consultant and educator. After earning his B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, he served his country as an active duty Army aviator. He earned his PhD in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he taught a broad range of graduate and undergraduate finance courses. He has consulted with private, public and governmental agencies on financial management and IT strategy. Dr. Murtagh’s academic research focuses on international capital markets, banking and risk management. His articles appear in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Global Perspectives Research in Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Equipment Leasing.