Dr. Ishani Banerji
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Expertise

  • Marketing
  • Organizational behavior
  • Human decision making

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Indiana University, 2013
  • M.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University, 2008
  • B.A., Psychology and Cinema, Cum Laude, Denison University 2006

Contact:

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Dr. Elizabeth Cartier
Assistant Professor of Management

Expertise

  • Human Resources

Education

  • Ph.D., Management, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2017
  • M.B.A., Concentration in Leadership, Norwich University, Northfield, VT, 2010
  • B.A., Psychology, Fordham University, New York, NY, 2002

Contact:

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Dr. Carma Claw
Assistant Professor of Management

Expertise

  • Business policy and strategy
  • Indigenous business management
  • Business ethics
  • Tribal sovereignty and enterprises

Education

  • Ph.D., Management, New Mexico State University
  • M.B.A., New Mexico State University
  • B.S., Business Information Systems, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

Contact:

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Dr. Paul F. Clay
Associate Professor of Management

Expertise

  • Knowledge management systems
  • Data analytics
  • Research methods

Education

  • Ph.D., Management Information Systems, Indiana University, 2006 
  • M.S., Economics, University of Utah, 2000 
  • B.A., Business-Economics, Fort Lewis College, 1998

Contact:

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Dr. Richard (Rick) Gore
Professor of Accounting

Expertise:

  • Business valuation
  • Financial accounting
  • Tax and financial planning

Education:

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Washington State University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, San Diego State University, 1978

Contact:

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Dr. Ivan Guardiola
Associate Professor

Expertise

  • Management
  • Data science and analytics
  • Predictive modeling
  • Optimization operations research
  • Simulation
  • Applied probability and statistical modeling

Education

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, NMSU, 2002. 
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, NMSU, 2003. 
  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2007

Contact:

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Dr. Eric Huggins
Professor of Management

Expertise:

  • Business analytics

  • Operations research

  • Supply chain management

  • Quantitative analysis in sports

Education:

  • Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002

  • B.S., Applied Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College, 1991

  • M.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1993

Contact:

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Dr. Mika Kusar
Associate Professor of Management

Expertise 

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • New ventures 
  • Small business 
  • Small technology firms 

Education 

  • Ph.D., Georgia State University, Managerial Science, 2010 
  • MHA, Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000 
  • B.A., Economics, University of Arkansas, 1997 

Contact:

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Dr. Wade Litt
Assistant Professor of Economics

Expertise

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Regional Economics
  • Banking and Financial Institutions

Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Economics, The Ohio State University, 2019
  • M.Sc. Applied Economics, The Ohio State University, 2016
  • M.A. Economics, Ohio University, 2014
  • B.A. Economics, Muskingum University, 2011

Contact:

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Dr. Doug Lyon
Professor of Management

Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Principles of Management

Education

  • Ph.D., Strategic Management, International Business, University of Kentucky, 1997
  • M.S., International Management, International Finance/Relations, American Graduate School of International Management, 1988
  • B.A. Accounting, Fort Lewis College,1987

 

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Chris Lyon
Senior Lecturer of Accounting

Expertise:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Certified Public Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Tax

Education:

  • M.S., Accounting and Taxation, University of Colorado, 1990
  • B.A., Accounting, Fort Lewis College, 1986

Contact:

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Dr. Tomasz Miaskiewicz
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Expertise

  • Product Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Research

Education

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2010
  • B.Sc., Computer Science and Business, University of Pittsburgh, 2002

 

Contact:

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Dr. Rick Mull
Professor of Finance

Expertise

  • Venture capital funding 
  • Corporate control
  • Corporate governance
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Capital budgeting and risk
  • Financial institutions
  • Banking systems and cost structures
  • Loan pricing
  • Real estate 

Education

  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Georgia
  • MBA, Finance, Texas A&M University
  • B.A., Geology, Texas A&M University

Contact:

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Dr. Stephanie Owings-Edwards
Professor of Economics

Expertise

  • Industrial organization
  • Labor economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Game Theory and Behavioral Economics 

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University, 1996
  • M.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988
  • B.A., Economics, University of Southern California, 1985

Contact:

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Dr. Jungjun Park
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Expertise

  • Financial Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Investment
  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods

Education

  • Ph.D., Financial Economics, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, 2020
  • M.A., Economics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 2103
  • M.A., Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 2004
  • B.A., Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 2002

Contact:

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Dr. Keith Sellers
Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting

Expertise

  • Financial reporting
  • Capital markets
  • Business valuation
  • Accounting
  • Taxation

Education

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Memphis,1989
  • M.A., Taxation, University of Denver, 1981
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1980

Contact:

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Dr. Cristián Sepúlveda
Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

Areas of expertise

  • Marketing
  • Operations & logistics
  • International marketing

Education

  • Ph.D., Marketing & sustainable business practices, University of Wyoming, 2019
  • M.A., Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014
  • Industrial Engineering degree, Universidad Gabriel Mistral, Santiago, Chile, 2008

Contact:

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Dr. Kaori Takano
Associate Professor of International Business

Expertise

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate communication
  • School-business partnerships
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Public policy

Education 

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, University of Dayton, 2011 
  • MBA, Ashland University, 2000 
  • B.A., English, Seinan Gakuin University, 1989 

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Dr. Lorraine Taylor
Assistant Professor of Management

Expertise 

  • Hospitality management 
  • Sustainable tourism  
  • Travel motivations and behavior 

Education 

  • Ph.D., Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University, 2014 
  • M.S., Advertising, University of Illinois, 2003 
  • B.S., Advertising, University of Illinois, 2002 

Contact:

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Dr. Michael Valdez
Associate Professor of Management

Expertise

  • International management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cross-cultural issues

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa, 2009
  • M.B.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa, 2004
  • B.A., Pepperdine University, 1994

Contact:

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Dr. Deborah Walker
Professor of Economics

Expertise:

  • Austrian economics 

  • Economics 

  • Evolution of Economic Thought 

  • Industrial Organization 

  • Microeconomic Theory 

  • Public Choice/Public Sector Economics 

  • Public Policy 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University 
  • MBA, Economics, Arizona State University 
  • B.S. Economics, Arizona State University 

Contact:

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Adjunct Instructors

Kimberly Jackson
Adjunct faculty for Business Administration
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Paula Jakubanis, JD
Adjunct Professor of Business Law
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Emeritus Faculty

 

  • Bernard Anderson, Ph.D., Business Administration
  • Leonard Atencio, Ph.D., Economics
  • Jim Clay, Ph.D., Economics
  • Jeremy J. Coleman, Ph.D., Business Administration
  • Joseph Colgan, Ph.D., Accounting
  • Roy Cook, DBA, Management
  • Larry Corman, Ph.D., Business Administration
  • William Dodds, Ph.D. Marketing
  • Reginald Graham, Ph.D., Business Administration
  • Ken Hunt, Ph.D., Marketing
  • Suzanne Wilhelm, LLM, JD, Professor of Law