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Thomas E Merz

PhD, Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1980



Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics

1978-80 Instructor Miami  (Ohio) University; 1980 arrived at Michigan Tech 1990-91 Visiting Fellow, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia 1994-2006 Houghton City Council; 1996-2006 Mayor of Houghton 1996-present (with 2 years off) Houghton City Planning Commission 2006 & 2007 Visiting Fellow, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia 2008-present Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics 2009-present Board of . . .

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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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Greg Graman

Gregory A. Graman

PhD in Operations Management, University of Cincinnati



Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management,

Dr. Gregory A. Graman has a Ph.D. in Operations Management, a Master of Science in Quantitative Analysis, an MBA in Operations Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical (Material Science) Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Before entering academics, he worked for several years in the primary metals industry . . .