Management Faculty

Professor Ali H. M. Zadeh, department head, earned a Ph.D. in financial economics and an M.S. in applied mathematics from the Michigan State University. His research interests and publications focus on modeling foreign exchange rates uncertainty, analysis of oil market and the OPEC behavior, monetary economics and banks portfolio management. He teaches Corporate Financial Management; Money, Banking and Financial Markets; and International Financial Management.

Associate Professor David T. Bussard earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He is the director of Business School International Programs. He teaches Business Policy and Strategy; Management and Organizational Behavior; and International Business. His research focuses on risk taking, corporate performance and management cognition.

Associate Professor Paul A. Dion earned his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and teaches Marketing and Marketing Research. He frequently publishes research on industrial marketing, purchasing and marketing logistics.

Associate Professor Christine L. Cooper Grace earned her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She teaches courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, employment law, performance management, compensation and ethics. Her research interests and publications focus on employee and student reactions to the perceived fairness of organizational policies and procedures.

Associate Professor Leann J. Mischel earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. She teaches management and entrepreneurship courses. Her research interests are in the small business and entrepreneurship area.

Associate Professor Sirapat Polwitoon earned his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Rhode Island. He teaches corporate finance, investments and international finance. He is a level II CFA candidate. His research interests focus on corporate governance and portfolio performance evaluation.

Associate Professor Mengsteab Tesfayohannes earned his Ph.D. from the University of Graz, Austria, and completed his postdoctoral research at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He teaches small business and entrepreneurship. His research focuses on a wide range of issues in small- and medium-sized enterprises, with particular interest in government policy and international entrepreneurial activities.

Assistant Professor Mark Heuer earned his Ph.D. from The George Washington University. He teaches Business Policy and Strategy and Business and Social Responsibility. His research interests include corporate social responsibility and sustainability policy.

Assistant Professor Amresh Kumar earned his Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo. He is a specialist in consumer behavior, whose current research focuses on the impact of pricing strategies on consumer buying decisions.

Assistant Professor Zui Chih (Rick) Lee earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He teaches marketing, consumer behavior and retailing. His research interests are in retailing strategy both online and offline.

Assistant Professor Shan Yan earned a Ph.D. in finance from the Michigan State University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Arizona. His research interests focus on textual analysis on corporate filings, managerial tone and attitudes in merger and acquisition, banking, corporate divestment, mutual funds and hedge funds. He teaches Corporate Financial Management and International Financial Management.

Lecturer Stephen M. Wilkerson earned his M.A. in mathematics at Marshall University and is a former educational consultant for the West Virginia House of Delegates. He teaches business statistics.