Academics at Fort Lewis College

Faculty profiles

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

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Dr. Larry Corman
Visiting Professor of Business Administration

Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Business Statistics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Personal Finance
  • Small Business Venturing

Education

  • Ph.D., Business Computer Information Systems, University of North Texas, 1989
  • M.S., Finance, Texas Tech University, 1977
  • B.A., Accounting and Finance, Texas Tech University, 1976

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John Gadbois
Senior Lecturer of Economics

Expertise 

  • Economics of war and peace 
  • Environmental economics 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Managerial economics 
  • Microeconomics 

Education 

  • M.A., Economics, Western Illinois University, 1981 
  • B.S., Business Administration, 1980 

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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

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Dr. Theresa Hilliard
Associate Professor of Accounting

Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Auditing Theory
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting

Education

  • Ph.D., Executive Doctorate in Business, Georgia State University, 2013
  • M.S., Professional Accountancy, Walsh College, 1997
  • B.A., Business Administration, Western State University of Colorado, 1991

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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 

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Dr. Elaine Labach
Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Management

Expertise

  • Case writing 
  • Process improvement
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Facilitation

Education

  • Ph.D., Operations Management, Indiana University School of Business, 1989 
  • MBA, University of Michigan, 1985 
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University, 1981

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 

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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

 

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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

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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

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Dr. Robert (Tino) Sonora
Professor of Economics

Expertise

  • Environmental impact of developing economies
  • Intra-national macroeconomics
  • International trade/gravity models
  • Monetary economics and domestic price behavior
  • Open economy macroeconomics
  • Transition economics

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, The Ohio State University, 1998
  • M.A., Economics, The Ohio State University, 1993
  • M.A., International Economics, The University of Essex, 1991
  • B.A., Economics, Connecticut College, 1987

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 

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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 

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Dr. Simon Walls
Associate Professor of Marketing

Expertise

  • Strategic marketing plans
  • Consumer information processing
  • Marketing research
  • Global issues and cultures
  • Tourism in the cruise line industry

Education

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Marketing, University of Tennessee, 2003
  • MBA, Western Washington University, 1988
  • B.S., Marketing, Brigham Young University, 1986

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Dr. Kristin Watson
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Education

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Colorado State University, (ABD)
  • M.A., Public Relations - Marketing, The Ohio State University, 1990
  • B.S., Mass Communication/Public Relations - Marketing, University of Rio Grande, 1987

Expertise

  • Business Communication
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Promotional Material Development, Design and Strategy
  • Public Relations

Contact:

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