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School of Adult and Graduate Education

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Christine Lombardo-Zaun, Esq., MBA
Department Chair
Department of Business, Management and Economics
610-437-4471 Ext. 3743

Faculty & Staff

Christine Lombardo-Zaun, Esq., MBA

Department Chair
B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University
B.A., Shippensburg University
M.B.A., Penn State University
J.D., Penn State The Dickinson School of Law
Curtis 200
Ext. 3743



B.S.B.A. — Business Management, Shippensburg University
B.A. — Speech Communication, Shippensburg University
M.B.A. — Business Administration, Penn State University
J.D. — Penn State The Dickinson School of Law

Career Highlights

Christine has over 14 years of sales and sale management experience in a variety of industries: retail, pharmaceutical and higher education. She is currently a licensed attorney in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Her focus is in family law (divorce, custody, support and PFA's), employment law (for employer and employee, unemployment compensation, handbook review), juvenile delinquency and dependency appointments through Lehigh County Courthouse, Wills and Estates, and finally some debt collection matters.

Christine is also the new faculty advisor for SHRM at Cedar Crest College.

Memberships & Awards

Since 2011, Christine has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Lehigh Country Bar Association, and the Northampton County Bar Association. She also became a member of the New Jersey Bar Association in March 2012.

In addition, Christine is also a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, as well as St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield, PA.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, her daughters Madison and Katie, her cats Jagger and Jezebel, and her fish Wild Thing. She also enjoys running, playing softball, playing tennis, playing golf, riding her bike, reading, scrapbooking, and photography.

In addition to all of her hobbies, Christine also enjoys doing community service. She is a coach for Girls on the Run at Cetronia Elementary School, a Volunteer for Spirit of the Lehigh Valley, as well as an SPYA softball coach for U10 girls.

Michael Zalot

Director of the MBA Program
Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., The College of New Jersey
M.A., Montclair State University
M.B.A., Keller Graduate School
Ph.D, New York University
Curtis 214
Ext. 4453


Career Highlights

Michael has over 17 years of classroom experience in higher education, and more than 9 years of experience in educational program management.  In addition to management and critical thinking, he has taught classes in information systems management and business communications, and works with both programming languages and the Adobe Creative Cloud.  He is a former web and multimedia author for the research division of a telecommunications company, and occasionally consults as a content creator and web experience designer under his own consulting brand, Code Aqua.  Michael's academic research focuses on technology, culture, and narrative; he has been a peer reviewer for AMCIS's UX track.

Memberships and Awards

Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society
Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society

Personal Interests

Michael's interests include recording and editing music; he is an avid electric guitarist and enjoys the NJ Shore.
In addition, he enjoys working with Adobe Animate, Photoshop, Premiere, and Audition, as well as programming in C++ and Java.  

Colleen S. Krcelich

Assistant Professor
BS Accounting – Bloomsburg University
MBA – Lehigh University
Curtis 205
Ext. 3410


Career Highlights

Colleen has extensive experience in Tax, Accounting and Human Resources Management, and has helped many small to medium size companies successfully manage their growth, from start-up to succession planning and investor exit strategies.

Colleen began her career with Deloitte US in Allentown, PA. She then gained significant experience in HR and Accounting at IQE, a high-tech firm located in Bethlehem, where she was part of the management team responsible for growth from 13 to 175 employees in 6 years, in addition to a merger and successful public offering on NASDAQ Europe. She continued to gain experience with various other high-tech and manufacturing firms before forming Business Support Solutions, LLC. She sold BSS in 2015 to concentrate on other interests, including teaching.


Colleen is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where she is a member of the Image Enhancement Committee and the PICPA speaker’s bureau. She is also the Vice President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Tax and Accounting Professionals.

Personal Interests

She is an active community volunteer, and is the Vice President of the Rising Tide Loan Fund in Bethlehem (a subsidiary of the CACLV), the Chairperson of the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown, and an Ex-Officio member of the Allentown Economic Development Corp.

In Colleen’s free time she enjoys reading, as well as camping and hiking with her husband and her dogs.


Terri Kressler

Administrative Assistant
Curtis Hall 202
Ext. 3405