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Heather Knewtson

PhD, Finance, Washington State University



Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business and Economics

Dr. Knewtson earned her Bachelor’s in Actuarial Science from Roosevelt University in 1999, working in industry as a pension actuary. Knewtson earned her Master’s in Applied Economics (2010) and Doctorate in Business Administration – Finance (2011), both from Washington State University. Knewtson’s research focuses on insider trading, with publications in . . .

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Soonkwan Hong

PhD in Marketing, University of Texas-Pan American



Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics

Dr. Soonkwan Hong is originally from Inchon, South Korea and has lived in Vancouver, BC, Canada and more recently in South Texas. His research interests include consumer identity project, consumer agency, and co-optation theory. He believes that “edutainment,” utilizing up-to-date technology, is one of the most successful teaching methods. His . . .

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Roger Woods

MS, Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University



Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, School of Business and Economics

After leaving NMSU I worked in industry as an industrial engineer and engineering manager at IBM's semiconductor plant in Essex Junction, Vermont. I worked with manufacturing, engineering, maintenance to improve the productivity of $2 billion manufacturing tools. I ended my career managing Strategic and Tactical planning and the ~$500 million . . .