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. 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

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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

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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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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

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