School of Business and Economics

Administration

Administration

Dean Johnson

  • Dean, School of Business and Economics
  • James and Dolores Trethewey Professor, School of Business and Economics
  • Director of Applied Portfolio Management Program

Teaching Interests

  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Investments
  • Derivative Securities

Research Interests

  • Asset Pricing
  • Portfolio Management

Mari W. Buche

  • Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics
  • Professor of Management Information Systems, School of Business and Economics
  • Affiliated Professor, Data Science

Teaching Interests

  • Information Systems/Technology Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Software Engineering

Research Interests

  • Impact of IS/IT change on end users
  • Management of IS/IT workers
  • Computer Anxiety and Computer Self-Efficacy
  • Mentoring using Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Various de facto Standards (i.e. Information Technology Infrastructure Library – ITIL)
Laura Shawhan

Laura Shawhan

  • Director of Administration

Specialties

  •  Executive assistant to the dean
  • Responsible for facilitating School of Business and Economics activities
  • Coordinate and oversee faculty and staff searches, reappointments, and promotion and tenure processes
  • Dean's Advisory Council liaison

Jodie Filpus-Paakola

  • Coordinator of Academic Services

Specialties

  • Undergraduate academic advising
  • Coordinator for Undergraduate Communications
  • Supports student internships and job placement
Shannon Rinkinen

Shannon Rinkinen

  • Director of Marketing and Outreach

Specialties

  •  Assists prospective students and their families
  • Oversees marketing communications and outreach activities for the School
Rebecca Middlebrook

Rebecca Middlebrook

  • Tech MBA® Program Manager

Specialties

  • Educates people about the benefits, options and opportunities of the Tech MBA program
  • Helps guide students through the selection and admission process for the MBA program
Karen Foltz

Karen Foltz

  • Staff Assistant