Alphabetized Faculty and Staff Directory

Mike Bausano

Mike Bausano

Instructor, School of Business and Economics

Teaching

  • Principles of Marketing
Diane Benda

Diane Benda

Director of Administration

906-487-2964
dmbenda@mtu.edu
102 Academic Office Building

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
Natasha Berg

Natasha Berg

Instructor, School of Business and Economics

Teaching

  • Business Law

William S. Breffle

Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics

906-487-1959
wsbreffl@mtu.edu
G019 Academic Office Building

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

Laura Bucci

Undergraduate Recruiter

906-487-3501
lgbucci@mtu.edu
108 Academic Office Building

Specialties

  • Creates informative and supporting lines of communication with students and parents regarding the undergraduate opportunities at the School of Business and Economics
  • Guides students through the college choice process
  • Maintains contacts with educators, principals, and counselors at high schools and community colleges

Mari W. Buche

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems,

School of Business and Economics

906-487-3440
mwbuche@mtu.edu
111 Academic Office Building

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)

George Butvilas

Instructor, School of Business and Economics

gjbutvil@mtu.edu
129 Academic Office Building

Teaching

  • Organizational Behavior

Gary A Campbell

Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of Business and Economics

Director of MS in Applied Natural Resource Economics

906-487-2808
gacampbe@mtu.edu
122 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Principles of Economics
  • International Economics

Research Interests

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

Jodie Filpus

MBA Program Manager

906-487-3055
jrfilpus@mtu.edu
107 Academic Office Building

Specialties

  • Builds relationships with corporations to help them understand the advantages of Michigan Tech's School of Business and Economics
  • 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
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Karen Foltz

Staff Assistant

906-487-2668
ksfoltz@mtu.edu
100 Academic Office Building

Sonia Goltz

Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of Business and Economics

906-487-3075
smgoltz@mtu.edu
115 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources Management

Research Interests

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

Chuck Goodman

Instructor, School of Business and Economics

Teaching

  • Business Law

Gregory A. Graman

Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management,

School of Business and Economics

906-487-2663
gagraman@mtu.edu
G022 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Project Management

Research Interests

  • Value recovery in Closed-Loop Supply Chains
  • Infrastructure and the Built Environment
  • Outsourcing
  • Product Postponement

Carly Harrington

Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Services

906-487-3597
benson@mtu.edu
109 Academic Office Building

Specialties

  • Undergraduate academic advising
  • First year and transfer student orientation
  • Meet with prospective students and their families
  • Student internships/job placement support
  • Maintains the Undergraduate Advising Blog

Soonkwan Hong

Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics

906-487-2285
shong2@mtu.edu
113 Academic Office Building

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.
Catherine Hsin

Catherine Hsin

Instructor, School of Business and Economics

hchsin@mtu.edu
117 Academic Office Building

Teaching

  • Integrated Marketing Communications

Dana M. Johnson

Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, School of Business and Economics

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, College of Engineering

906-487-2803
dana@mtu.edu
121 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Engineering and Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistics

Research Interests

  • Supply chain management and modeling
  • Infrastructure integration and management
  • Business and cost feasibility in implementing environmentally sustainable management practices, including alternative energy technologies
  • Benchmarking and performance measurement
  • Lean practices in service operations

Dean Johnson

James and Dolores Trethewey Professor, School of Business and Economics

Director of APMP

906-487-1878
dean@mtu.edu
114 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Investments
  • Derivative Securities

Research Interests

  • Asset Pricing
  • Portfolio Management

Gene Klippel

Dean, School of Business and Economics

906-487-2668
reklippe@mtu.edu
103 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Global Marketing

Research Interests

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Global Marketing

Andre Laplume

Assistant Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics

906-487-3267
aolaplum@mtu.edu
126 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

Research Interests

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

Jonathan Leinonen

Instructor, School of Business and Economics

Teaching

  • Business Development/Entrepreurship
  • IT/IS Management
Michele Loughead

Michele Loughead

Lecturer in Management/Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Economics

(906) 487-2710
mlloughe@mtu.edu
G010B Academic Office Building

Teaching

  • Intro to Business

Russ Louks

Professor of Practice, School of Business and Economics

Faculty Advisor, ITOxygen Enterprise

487-2677
rwlouks@mtu.edu
G015 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

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

Research Interests

  • Information Security
  • Biometrics
  • Voice Recognition
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Cindy McColley

Instructor, School of Business and Economics

Teaching

  • Introduction to Digital Marketing

Thomas E Merz

Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics

Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics

906-487-2805
temerz@mtu.edu
105 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Game theory
  • Public sector economics
  • Microeconomic theory

Research Interests

  • Game theory
  • Public sector economics
  • Microeconomic theory

Sheila Milligan

Instructor of Accounting, School of Business and Economics

906-487-3259
smilliga@mtu.edu
G018 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Financial accounting
  • Fraud accounting
  • Managerial accounting

Research Interests

  • Enterprise research projects
  • Fraud management
  • Student education

Junhong Min

Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics

906-487-2885
jmin@mtu.edu
112 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • 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
125 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

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

Research Interests

  • Regulatory Economics
  • Antitrust
  • New Technology Commercialization
  • Entrepreneurship

Emanuel Oliveira

Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics

906-487-2301
emolivei@mtu.edu
127 Academic Office Building

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

Saurav Pathak

Rick and Jo Berquist Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, School of Business and Economics

906-487-1707
sauravp@mtu.edu
G010 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology innovation
  • Technology transfer and the protection of intellectual property
  • Quantitative research techniques in entrepreneurship
  • Design of entrepreneurship survey data

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International business
  • Contextual influences on entrepreneurial actions and innovativeness
  • Multi-level analyses of longitudinal entrepreneurship survey data
  • Measurement (in) variance in individual-level entrepreneurial attitudinal attributes across cultures

Karol Pelc

Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Emeritus,

School of Business and Economics

kipelc@mtu.edu
Emeritus

Teaching Interests

  • Management of technology and innovation
  • Global innovation networks
  • Product development management
  • Economics of technological innovation

Research Interests

  • Knowledge generating networks
  • Technology strategy
  • R&D management
  • Global technology and innovation management
  • Methods of interdisciplinary knowledge mapping

Latha Poonamallee

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of Business and Economics

906-487-1631
lcpoonam@mtu.edu
116 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Managing Change
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Research Interests

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

Howard Qi

Associate Professor of Finance, School of Business and Economics

906-487-3114
howardqi@mtu.edu
110 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial management

Research Interests

  • Theoretical financial economics
  • Asset pricing
  • Corporate finance

Mark C Roberts

Professor of Economics, Emeritus, School of Business and Economics

mroberts@mtu.edu
Emeritus

Teaching Interests

  • Energy Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Engineering Economy
  • Economic Decision Analysis

Research Interests

  • Metal, Energy, and Commodity Price Cycles
  • Business and Commodity Cycles
  • Energy Economics
  • Implementation of Alternative Energy
  • Natural Resource Industries and the Environment
Bill Smith

Bill Smith

Instructor

Teaching

  • Business Law

Liang Song

Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Business and Economics

906-487-4368
liangs@mtu.edu
G023 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Accounting information systems
  • Auditing

Research Interests

  • Earnings management
  • Audit quality
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial institutions
  • Capital markets

Manish K Srivastava

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation,

School of Business and Economics

906-487-1991
mksrivas@mtu.edu
123 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management
  • International Management
  • Technology Management

Research Interests

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

Fraser Strome

Instructor, School of Business and Economics

Teaching

  • Business Law

Joel C Tuoriniemi

Assistant Professor of Accounting , School of Business and Economics

906-487-1877
jctuorin@mtu.edu
G021 Academic Office Building

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

Tang Wang

Charles C. and John G. Gates Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, School of Business and Economics

906-487-3605
tangw@mtu.edu
G010A Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurial strategy
  • Entrepreneurial marketing
  • Venture capital financing

Research Interests

  • Technology and innovation management
  • Entrepreneurial strategy and marketing
  • Entrepreneurial team and decision making
  • Social network and strategic alliance
  • Venture capital and initial public offering

Anne Warrington

Senior Lecturer in Accounting, School of Business and Economics

Faculty Co-Advisor, International Business Ventures Enterprise

906-487-1733
acwarrin@mtu.edu
G020 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Business Plans

Research Interests

  • Service learning and industry projects for undergraduate students
  • Personal financial planning projects
  • Enterprise research projects

Roger Woods

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, School of Business and Economics

906-487-2063
rhwoods@mtu.edu
G010C Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Spreadsheet modeling
  • The art of charts

Research Interests

  • Academic integrity and spreadsheets