Faculty and Staff Directory

Faculty

Jenny Apriesnig

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Principles of Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Research Interests

  • Coupled human and environmental systems
  • Fishery economics and management
  • Computable General Equilibrium Modeling
  • Regional Natural Resource Economic Modeling 

Lynn A. Artman, PE

  • Professor of Practice, Construction Management
  • Program Chair, Construction Management

Research Interests

  • Risk Management
  • Construction Contracts and Law
  • Green building design—LEED
  • Lean construction
  • Energy efficiency

Teaching Interests

  • Construction contracts
  • Construction finance and accounting
  • Construction project management
  • Alternative delivery methods
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Estimating

Elham Asgari

  • Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, College of Business
  • Charles C. and John G. Gates Professorship in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Teaching Interest

  •  Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resources Management

Research Interests

  •  Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Technological Innovations
  • Star Employees
  • Small Satellite Industry

William S. Breffle

  • Associate Professor of Economics, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental economics
  • International economics
  • Mathematical economics
  • Principles of economics

Research Interests

  • Non-market valuation
  • Discrete choice modeling
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Environmental sustainability

Mari W. Buche

  • 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)

Gary A. Campbell

  • Professor of Natural Resource Economics, College of Business
  • Director of MS in Applied Natural Resource Economics
  • Affiliate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Teaching Interests

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Principles of Economics
  • International Economics

Specialties

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

Laura E. Connolly

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Economic Decision Analysis
  • Microeconomic Theory 

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Gender
  • Public Policy
  • Applied Microeconomics 

Jun Dai

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, College of Business
  • Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Faculty Fellow in Accounting/Finance

Teaching Interests

  • Accounting Systems
  • Accounting Analytical Methods
  • Business Database Management

Ricardo Eiris

  • Assistant Professor, Construction Management
  • Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Technology Applications in Construction
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Construction Safety
  • Building Utilities (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) 

Research Interests

  • Human-Technology Interaction
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems/Vehicles (UASs/UAVs)
  • Cyberlearning 

Sonia Goltz

  • Professor of Organizational Behavior, College of Business
  • Mickus Endowed Faculty Fellow in Business Impact

Teaching Interests

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Change

Research Interests

  • Organizational change
  • Organizational discrimination and justice processes
  • Social power
  • Entrepreneurial coping with stress

Soonkwan Hong

  • Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Consumer behavior
  • Global Marketing
  • Branding
  • Marketing ethics and Sustainability

Research Interests

  • The polysemic nature of consumer-market dynamics in association with (pop)culture, technology, and institutions as key drivers of varied manifestations of consumer identity.
  • Consumers as self-emancipating and self-contradicting agents in the market
  • Sustainable lifestyles.
  • Postcolonialism and globalization
  • Alternative food systems and cultures
  • Algorithmic consumer culture

Robert Hutchinson

  • Professor of Accounting, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Managerial accounting
  • Cost accounting

Research Interests

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

Dean Johnson

  • 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
Seulchan Lee

Seulchan Lee

  • Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Jonathan Leinonen

  • Teaching Professor in Management, College of Business
  • Faculty Advisor, Enterprise Business Initiative

Teaching

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

Xin Li

  • Assistant Professor of Finance

Teaching Interests:

  • Asset Pricing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment
  • Fixed Income
  • Risk Management

Research Interests:

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Bond Pricing
  • Institutional Investments
  • Fintech
  • Market Microstructure

Thomas E. Merz

  • Professor of Economics, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Game theory
  • Public sector economics
  • Microeconomic theory

Research Interests

  • Game theory
  • Public sector economics
  • Microeconomic theory

Sheila Milligan

  • Associate Teaching Professor in Accounting, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Financial accounting
  • Fraud accounting
  • Managerial accounting

Research Interests

  • Enterprise research projects
  • Fraud management
  • Student education

Junhong Min

  • Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Business
  • Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Faculty Fellow in Business

Teaching Interests

  • Marketing Principles and Management
  • Marketing Data Analytics
  • Personal Selling and Sales Technology
  • B2B Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing

Links of Interest

Marketing Lab

Research Interests

  • Relationship Governance Value Analysis
  • Unstructured Data Analysis
  • Brand strategy and Consumer's digital experiences
  • Behavioral Economics

Josue Reynoso

  • Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management, College of Business

Teaching Interest

  • Technology Entrepreneurship

  • Innovation Management

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

  • Commercialization of Advanced Technologies

Research Interests

  • Opportunity Identification
  • Innovation Management

  • Industry Dynamics

  • Problem Solving

  • Complexity Theory

Ulrich Schmelzle

  • Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management, College of Business
  • Affiliated Professor, Construction Management

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
Tripti Singh

Tripti Singh

  • Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS), College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Database Design
  • Information systems/Technology Mgt.
  • IT Based Project Management

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Information privacy

Heather Sorcha

  • Associate Professor, College of Business

Manish K. Srivastava

  • Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation, College of Business
  • David L and Marilyn A Bernard Faculty Fellow in Business

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, College of Business
  • Director of MS in Accounting Program
  • Ed and Betty Robinson Accounting Fellow

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

  • Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Business Process Analysis
  • AI and machine learning for business
  • Information Security
  • Systems analysis and design

Research Interests

  • Information security behavior
  • Power and control
  • Individual and organizational deviance
  • Business applications for AI and machine learning

Roger Woods

  • Associate Teaching Professor in Operations Management, College of Business
  • Affiliated Senior Lecturer, Construction Management

Teaching Interests

  • Decision Making

Research Interests

Applying classroom concepts to real-world examples

Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira

  • Associate Professor of Economics, College of Business

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

Administration

Dean Johnson

  • 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

Mari W. Buche

  • 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)

Jodie Filpus-Paakola

  • Coordinator of Academic Services, College of Business

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
Office Assistant

Office Assistant

Marie Cleveland

Marie Cleveland

  • Prospective Undergraduate Student Liaison
Eric Halonen

Eric Halonen

  • Assistant Vice President for Principal Giving
Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson

  • Engagement Officer
Jacob Manchester

Jacob Manchester

  • Director of Research Development and Corporate Research

Specialties

  • 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)
Laura Shawhan

Laura Shawhan

  • Director of Administration

Specialties

  • 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

Instructors

James Baker

James Baker

  • Instructor, College of Business
  • Executive Director, Innovation and Commercialization

Teaching

  • IP Law, Technology, Society, and Innovation

Degree

  • PhD in Engineering - Environmental, Michigan Technological University
  • Admitted to U.S. Patent Bar, Registration number: 54,975
Natasha Berg

Natasha Berg

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Business Law

Degree

  • J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • BBA in Finance and Business Economics, Grand Valley State University
MaryFran Desrochers

MaryFran Desrochers

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Team Dynamics/Decision Making

Degree

  • MS in Instrumental Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Jodie Dompier

Jodie Dompier

  • Instructor, College of Business
  • Business Systems Analyst, Student Affairs Information systems

Teaching

  •  Gov/Not-for-Profit Accounting

Degree

  •  Master in Accounting, Michigan Tech University
  • BA in English from University of Michigan
Catherine Hsin

Catherine Hsin

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Integrated Marketing Communications

Degree

  • MS in Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University
  • BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
Michael Kolasa

Michael Kolasa

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Personal Financial Planning

Degree

  • LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation from Wayne State University Law School
  • J.D., Thomas Cooley Law School
  • Certified Financial Planner™
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
Adam Laplander

Adam Laplander

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Accounting Principles 

Degree

  • MS in Accounting, Michigan Technological University 
  • BA in Accounting, Michigan Technological University
Cindy McColley

Cindy McColley

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Introduction to Digital Marketing

Degree

  • MS in Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University
  • BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
Adam Mitteer

Adam Mitteer

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  •  Management Information Systems

Degree

  • MS in Data Science, Michigan Technological University
  • BS in Business Administration Operations & Systems Management, Michigan Technological University
  • BS in Business Administration Management of Information Systems, Michigan Technological University 

Daya Muralidharan

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Business

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
Jim Northey

Jim Northey

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Finance

Degree

  • MS Financial Markets and Trading concentration in Computational Finance, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Indianapolis

Susanna D. Peters

  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Social Sciences Program Advisor
  • University Ombuds

Areas of Interest

  • Resource Economics
  • Cyberlaw
  • Intellectual Property
  • Constitutional Law
  • Orientation to Legal Careers
  • American Government
Bill Smith

Bill Smith

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Business Law

Degree

  • Juris Doctor from Wayne State
  • BS in Major Poly Science from Michigan State
Fraser Strome

Fraser Strome

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Business Law

Degree

  • JD, Valparaiso University
  • BA in History, Spring Arbor University
Robert Tripp

Robert S. Tripp

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  • Organizational Behavior 

Degree

  • PhD in Business Administration, The University of Minnesota
  • MS in Business Administration, Michigan Technological University
  • BS in Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University 
Joel Vertin

Joel C. Vertin

  • Instructor, College of Business

Teaching

  •  IS/IT Management

Degree

  • MBA in Business Administration, Michigan Technological University
  • BS in Management Information Systems, Michigan Technological University