• Dean, College of Business
  • James and Dolores Trethewey APMP Professor, College of Business
  • Director of Applied Portfolio Management Program

Teaching Interests

  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Investments
  • Derivative Securities

Research Interests

  • Asset Pricing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business
  • Affiliated Professor, Data Science

Teaching Interests

  • Information Systems/Technology Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • User-Centered Design 

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


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


  • Undergraduate academic advising
  • Coordinator for undergraduate communications
  • Supports student internships and job placement

Shannon Rinkinen

  • Director of Marketing and Communications

Areas of Expertise

  • Branding
  • Creative direction
  • Copy writing
  • Customer service
  • Marketing
  • Project management

Areas of Impact

  • Shannon supports Michigan Tech's enrollment goals and brand vision through her marketing and communications efforts in the College of Business. 
  • She teams with students, faculty, and alumniand fellow campus creativesto share successes in the College via annual publications and digital media. 
  • She collaborates with Admissions and Student Financial Services to match prospective students with generous sponsored scholarships.
Eric Halonen

Eric Halonen

  • Assistant Vice President for Principal Giving
Marie Cleveland

Marie Cleveland

  • Prospective Undergraduate Student Liaison
Jacob Manchester

Jacob Manchester

  • Director of Research Development and Corporate Research


  • Engage with faculty and campus stakeholders to identify new opportunities and assist with proposal development:  writing, editing, and assistance with submission logistics
  • Develop and implement strategies for engaging companies and organizations to support sponsored research
  • Assist investigators with internal research processes (e.g., cost sharing, budget strategy, research administration)