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Bill Breffle

William S. Breffle

PhD, Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder



Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics

Dr. Breffle is an applied microeconomist specializing in environmental economics. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, he conducted economics research primarily for testimony for large Natural Resource Damage Assessments, typically at Superfund sites. He has done work in 15 states for a variety of stakeholders, and continues to work with State and . . .

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Peng Guo

Ph.D. in Accounting, Louisiana State University



Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Business and Economics

Peng grew up in Beijing, China.  She came to the U.S. and earned a M.S. in chemistry at North Carolina State University and Ph.D. in accounting at Louisiana State University.  Her research interests include earnings quality, tax avoidance, and self-selection.  In her spare time, Dr. Guo enjoys cooking, gardening, walking, and . . .

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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 . . .