Faculty Listing

Faculty

William S. Breffle

  • Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics
  • Affiliate Professor, SFRES
906-487-1959
wsbreffl@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building G019

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental economics
  • Natural resource economics
  • International economics
  • Mathematical economics
  • Principles of economics

Research Interests

  • Non-market valuation
  • Discrete choice modeling
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Restoration program planning
  • Health economics

Mari W. Buche

  • Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, School of Business and Economics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Data Science
906-487-3440
mwbuche@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 111

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)

Gary A. Campbell

  • Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of Business and Economics
  • Director of MS in Applied Natural Resource Economics
  • Affiliate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
906-487-2808
gacampbe@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 122

Teaching Interests

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Principles of Economics
  • International Economics

Specialties

  • Metal markets
  • Sustainability of mining
  • Social decision-making about resource use

Dan Eshleman

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Business and Economics
  • Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Faculty Fellow in Business
906-487-3605
jdeshlem@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building G010A

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Big Data Analytics

Research Interests

  • Audit Markets
  • Audit Quality

Sonia Goltz

  • Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of Business and Economics
906-487-3075
smgoltz@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 115

Teaching Interests

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources Management

Research Interests

  • Individual perceptions of group fairness
  • Organizational discrimination and justice processes
  • Social power
  • Escalation of commitment

Peng Guo

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Business and Economics
  • Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Faculty Fellow in Accounting
906-487-1733
pengguo@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building G020

Teaching Interests

  • Taxation
  • Financial Accounting

Research Interests

  • Tax Avoidance
  • Earnings Quality
  • Self-selection

Latika Gupta (formerly Latika Gupta Lagalo)

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2311
latika@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 128

Teaching Interests

  • Econometrics
  • Energy Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Forecasting
  • Money and Banking

Research Interests

  • Energy and the Macroeconomy
  • Applied Time Series Econometrics
  • International Economics
  • Inventory Studies
  • Business Fluctuations and Cycles

Soonkwan Hong

  • Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2285
shong2@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 113

Teaching Interests

  • Consumer behavior
  • e-Commerce
  • Promotion
  • International Marketing

Research Interests

  • The polysemic nature of consumers’ identity-related behaviors and activities in association with culture, technology, and socio-political contexts as key drivers of different manifestations of consumer culture.
  • Consumers as self-emancipating and self-conflicting agents in the market.
  • Use of technology for showcasing consumer identity.
  • Consumers as cyborgs.
  • Consumers’ reactions to the gendered consumer market.

Robert Hutchinson

  • Associate Professor of Accounting, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2140
rhutchin@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building G024

Teaching Interests

  • Managerial accounting
  • Cost accounting

Research Interests

  • Cost accounting system design
  • Transfer pricing
  • Industrial dynamics
  • Simulations
  • Semiotics

Dana M. Johnson

  • Professor of Supply Chain and Engineering Management, School of Business and Economics
  • Affiliated Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, College of Engineering
906-487-2803
dana@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 121

Teaching Interests

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Engineering/Six Sigma
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistics

Professional Certifications

CSQP - Certified Supplier Quality Professional, CQE - Certified Quality Engineer, CQA - Certified Quality Auditor, CMQ/OE - Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, CSSGB - Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, CPA - Certified Public Accountant - State of Michigan (licensed), CMA - Certified Management Accountant

Research Interests

  • Supply chain management and modeling
  • Service quality and patient experience in healthcare
  • Integrated management systems (IMS)
  • Benchmarking and performance measurement
  • Assessment standards and IMS

Dean Johnson

  • Dean, School of Business and Economics
  • James and Dolores Trethewey Professor, School of Business and Economics
  • Director of Applied Portfolio Management Program
906-487-2668
dean@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 103

Teaching Interests

  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Investments
  • Derivative Securities

Research Interests

  • Asset Pricing
  • Portfolio Management

Heather Knewtson

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2771
knewtson@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 124

Teaching Interests

  • Principles of Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Security Valuation

Research Interests

  • Insider Trading & Managerial Compensation
  • Investor Attention & Sentiment
  • Market Efficiency & Perceived Mispricing

Bryan Lagalo

  • Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2223
balagalo@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building G007

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Economic Decision Analysis
  • Principles of Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Labor Economics

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Collusion
  • Movie Economics
  • Theory of the Firm
  • Finance

Andre Laplume

  • Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics
  • Charles C. and John G. Gates Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurship
906-487-3267
aolaplum@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 126

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

Research Interests

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Ambidexterity
  • Technological Evolution
  • Stakeholder Theory

Jonathan Leinonen

  • Lecturer in Management, School of Business and Economics
  • School of Business and Economics Enterprise Coordinator
906-487-2598
jeleinon@mtu.edu
AcAdemic Office Building G002

Teaching

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • Economics Development
  • Management Information Systems

Russ Louks

  • Professor of Practice, School of Business and Economics
  • Faculty Advisor, ITOxygen Enterprise
906-487-2677
rwlouks@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building G015

Teaching Interests

  • Software Testing
  • Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Software Usability
  • IT/IS Management
  • Business Programming

Research Interests

  • Information Security
  • Biometrics
  • Voice Recognition

Thomas E. Merz

  • Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics
  • Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2805
temerz@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 105

Teaching Interests

  • Game theory
  • Public sector economics
  • Microeconomic theory

Research Interests

  • Game theory
  • Public sector economics
  • Microeconomic theory

Sheila Milligan

  • Senior Lecturer in Accounting, School of Business and Economics
906-487-3259
smilliga@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building G018

Teaching Interests

  • Financial accounting
  • Fraud accounting
  • Managerial accounting

Research Interests

  • Enterprise research projects
  • Fraud management
  • Student education

Junhong Min

  • Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2885
jmin@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 112

Teaching Interests

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • New Product Development and Commercialization
  • Marketing Research

Research Interests

  • Business-to-business (B2B) marketing strategy
  • Applied judgment and decision making

Daya Muralidharan

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics

Teaching Interests

  • Natural resource economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Water resource economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics

Research Interests

  • Water management and drainage in agriculture
  • Groundwater management
  • Forest use in developing economies
  • Groundwater quality externalities

Paul A. Nelson

  • Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2809
pnelson@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 125

Teaching Interests

  • Economic Decision Analysis
  • Managerial Economics
  • Industrial Organization Economics
  • Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

  • Regulatory Economics
  • Antitrust
  • New Technology Commercialization
  • Entrepreneurship

Latha Poonamallee

  • Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of Business and Economics
  • Founding Director, Michigan Tech Center for Social Innovation (CenSI)
  • Director, Pavlis Institute India Project Center
906-487-1631
lcpoonam@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 116

Teaching Interests

  • Managing Change
  • Social Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior

Research Interests

  • Managing Change
  • Leadership
  • Business & Society
  • Qualitative methods

Howard Qi

  • Professor of Finance, School of Business and Economics
906-487-3114
howardqi@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 110

Teaching Interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial management

Research Interests

  • Theoretical financial economics
  • Asset pricing
  • Corporate finance

Ulrich Schmelzle

  • Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2710
schmelzle@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building G010B

Teaching Interests

  • Operations Management
  • Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Logistics Management

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain-Driven Innovation
  • Purchasing Decision-Making
  • Interorganizational Integration
  • Supply Chain Resource Orchestration

Manish K. Srivastava

  • Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation, School of Business and Economics
906-487-1991
mksrivas@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 123

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management
  • International Management
  • Technology Management

Research Interests

  • Interfirm alliances and networks
  • Technological innovations
  • Semiconductor and Nanotechnology industries

Joel C. Tuoriniemi

  • Professor of Practice in Accounting , School of Business and Economics
  • Director of MS in Accounting Program
  • Ed and Betty Robinson Accounting Fellow
906-487-1877
jctuorin@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 114

Teaching Interests

  • Taxation
  • Accounting
  • Legal Environment of Business

Research Interests

  • Equitable Relief in Tax Disputes
  • SFAS 142 Goodwill Impairments
  • Reasonableness Determinations in Contract Interpretation
  • Inequality of Bargaining Power

Jeffrey Wall

  • Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, School of Business and Economics
906-487-1707
jdwall@mtu.edu

Teaching Interests

  • Web programming
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Information Security
  • Database Design

Research Interests

  • Information security behavior
  • Individual deviance
  • Organizational deviance
  • Organizational controls
  • Small business/entrepreneurship

Roger Woods

  • Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2063
rhwoods@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building G010C

Teaching Interests

  • Spreadsheet modeling
  • The art of charts

Research Interests

  • Academic integrity and spreadsheets

Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics
906-487-2301
emolivei@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 127

Teaching Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • International Economics
  • Economic Decision Analysis

Research Interests

  • Barriers to technological adoption
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Institutions and regulation
  • Informal economy
  • Growth and development