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    Faculty teaching MBA courses are nationally renowned scholars with strong ties to the local community. They stay current in their specialties by conducting research and writing textbooks and scholarly articles that contribute to new trends in business theory and practice.

    MBA courses meet once a week in the evening. Classes are small, which means there is significant interaction between faculty and students.

     

    Roberta Brooke, M.I.M

    MBA Director
    Phone: 509.828.1248
    Email: rbrooke@ewu.edu
    Roberta Brooke is an experienced international business leader who joined EWU as the Director of the MBA Program in 2006. She came to EWU after six years as the Executive Director of the International Trade Alliance (ITA.)

     

    Prior to joining ITA, she worked with the World Monitor Nightly News, a subsidiary of the Christian Science Monitor newspaper. Roberta headed business and administrative operations in Boston for World Monitor and liaised with various bureaus around the world, including Tokyo, London, and Washington, D.C. Previously, she was the Director of Finance at KAYU-TV in Spokane.

    Roberta currently serves as Past President of the Board of Directors of Friends of KSPS-TV and serves on the EWU Budget Committee.

    Roberta holds a Master of International Management from the School of Global Commerce at Whitworth University, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University. She is also a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Trade Roots International Trade Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. and of the AACSB Bridge Program.

    Nancy J. Birch, Ph.D.

    Professor, Decision Sciences
    Phone: 509.359.6647
    Email: nbirch@ewu.edu

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    Justin Bucciferro, Ph.D.

    Professor of Economics

    Phone: 509.828.1259
    Email: jbucciferro@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Academic Background

    • B.S. in International Business (B.A. in Latin American Studies) - SUNY Plattsburgh
    • M.B.A in Supply Chain Management - Clarkson University
    • M.A. & Ph. D. in Economics - University of Colorado at Boulder

    Teaching Area

    • ECON 515 - Managerial Economics

    Areas of Competence

    • Economic History
    • Development Economics
    • International Political Economy

    Research Interests

    • Microfinance
    • Fair Trade and Sustainability
    • Historical Demography
    • Poverty and Inequality

    Experience
     Teaching

    • Assistant Professor - Eastern Washington University
    • Instructor - University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Instructor - Front Range Community College (Westminster, CO)
    • Instructor - Adirondack Community College (Queensbury, NY)

    Professional

    • Owner & Manager - Silver Spell Jewelry
    • Professional Accountant - IBM
    • Managing & Lead Consultant - Clarkson Consulting Group
    • Systems Manager - Capital Risk Associates

    Kelley Cullen, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    Phone: 509.359.2430
    Email: kcullen@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Academic Background

    • A.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences - Washtenaw Community College
    • B.S. in Economics - Eastern Michigan University
    • Ph.D. in Economics - Washington State University

    Teaching Area

    • ECON 515 - Managerial Economics

    Areas of Competence

    • Econometrics
    • Labor Economics
    • Health Economics
    • Sports Economics

    Research Interests

    • Applied Microeconomics
    • Education Economics
    • Sports Economics
    • Labor Economics
    • Health Economics

    Experience
    Teaching

    • Assistant Professor - Eastern Washington University
    • Lecturer - Lewis-Clark State College
    • Lecturer - Washington State University
    • Instructor - Ann Arbor Academy
    • Lecturer - Eastern Michigan University
    • Lecturer - Washtenaw Community College

    Professional

    • Associate Director, Special Events, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Branch Management, Society Bank/KeyCorp, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Planning Intern, Washtenaw County Metropolitan Planning Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Bookkeeper, Karle & Associates Accounting Services, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    David Gorton, CPA, MBA

    Senior Lecturer

    Phone: 509.828.1259
    Email: dgorton@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Academic Background

    • A.A. - Wenatchee Valley College
    • B.A. - Western Washington University
    • M.B.A. - Eastern Washington University

    Teaching Area

    • BADM 560- Decision Making and Accounting Information
    • Advanced Auditing
    • Accounting Systems
    • Accounting for Non-Profit Entities

    Areas of Competence

    • Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Entrepreneurship

    Certifications

    • Certified Public Accountant, CPA

    Experience
    Teaching

    • Senior Lecturer - Eastern Washington University

    Professional

    • Controller of US Insurance Operations- Western United Life Assurance Company
    • Controller/Director of Finance- NW Life Assurance Company
    • Senior Auditor- Coopers & Lybrand
    • President and Founder- Antares for Sports

    Brian Grinder, Ph.D.

    Professor, Finance

    Phone: 509.359.4235
    Email: bgrinder@ewu.edu
    Website: http://finance.ewu.edu/finance.htm
    Curriculum Vitae
    Academic Background

    • B.A. in Biblical Studies - Big Sky Bible College
    • M.A. in History - Fort Hayes State University
    • M.B.A in Finance - Fort Hayes State University
    • Ph. D. in Finance - Washington State University

    Teaching Area

    • BADM 530- Corporate Finance
    • Financial Management
    • Investments
    • Portfolio Management

    Areas of Competence

    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Management
    • Portfolio Management
    • Investments

    Experience
    Teaching

    • Associate Professor - Eastern Washington University
    • Assistant Professor - Fort Hayes University
    • Graduate Assistant- Washington State University

    Professional

    • VP of Operations- Active Learning Technologies

    Dean Kiefer, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Finance

    Phone: 509.828.1206
    Email:
    Curriculum Vitae
    Academic Background


    • B.E. in Chemical Engineering - Stevens Institute of Technology
    • M.A. in Economics - University of Toledo
    • M.B.A. in Finance - University of Akron
    • Ph.D. in Financial Economics - University of New Orleans

    Teaching Area

    • BADM 530- Corporate Finance
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • International Investments
    • Investments

    Areas of Competence

    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • International Investments
    • Capital Budgeting
    • Investments

    Certifications

    • Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA

    Experience
    Teaching

    • Associate Professor - Eastern Washington University
    • Assistant Professor - Northern Kentucky University
    • Visiting Instructor - Southern Illinois University
    • Teaching/Research Assistant - University of New Orleans

    Professional

    • System Planning Analyst- Middle South Services
    • International Marketing Analyst- Babcock and Wilcox International
    • Supervisor of Revenue Budgets- Louisiana Power and Lights
    • Forecasting Analyst- Middle South Services
    • Accounting and Financial Analyst- Norton Company
    • Senior Specialist- Wisconsin Electric Power Company
    • Senior Economic Analyst/Refinery Engineer- Standard Oil Company of Ohio

    Patricia Nemetz-Mills, Ph.D.

    Professor, Management
    Phone: 509.828.1235
    Email: pnemetzmills@ewu.edu
    Website: http://outreach.ewu.edu/share/courses/pnemetzmills/index.html
    Curriculum Vitae
    Academic Background

    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Penn State University
    • M.B.A - Gonzaga University
    • Ph.D. in Operations and Strategic Management - University of Washington

    Teaching Area

    • BADM 590- Business Strategy and Policy Implementation
    • Operations Management

    Areas of Competence

    • Operations Management
    • Strategy
    • General Management

    Research Interests

    • Manufacturing Strategy
    • Multiculturalism
    • Strategy
    • Human Technology Interface

    Experience

    Teaching

    • Professor - Eastern Washington University
    • Assistant Professor - University of Washington
    • Assistant Professor - Gonzaga University

    Professional

    • Project Engineer- Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
    • Consultant- Small Businesses

    Vince Pascal, Ph.D.

    Professor, Marketing
    Phone: 509.828.1225
    Email: vpascal@ewu.edu
    Academic Background

    • B.S. in Engineering - United States Military Academy, West Point
    • M.B.A. - Gonzaga University
    • Ph.D. Marketing - Washington State University

    Teaching Area

    • BADM 540- Marketing Management
    • Buyer Behavior
    • Global Marketing Management
    • Entrepreneurial Marketing
    • Marketing Research

    Areas of Competence

    • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Marketing
    • Marketing Research
    • Marketing Management
    • Global Marketing,
    • Integrated Marketing Communications
    • Consumer Behavior

    Research Interests

    • Nostalgia and Consumerism
    • Entrepreneurship at the Marketing Interface
    • Entrepreneurship and Cluster Development

    Experience
    Teaching

    • Associate Professor - Eastern Washington University
    • Graduate Assistant- Washington State University
    • Assistant Professor - Gonzaga University ROTC

    Professional

    • Personal Financial Advisor- American Express Financial Advisors
    • Information Systems Integration Officer- United States Army
    • Commissioned Officer- United States Army

    Abrahim Soleimani

    Assistant Professor of Management
    Riverpoint 332
    Phone: 509.828.1227
    Email: asoleimani@ewu.edu

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    Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D.

    Professor, Management
    Phone: 509.828.1202
    Email: hsteenhuis@ewu.edu
    Academic Background

    • M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management - University of Twente, Netherlands
    • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management; International Technology Transfer - University of Twente, Netherlands

    Teaching Area

    • BADM 555- Strategic Operations
    • BADM 580- International Business Environments
    • Operations Management

    Areas of Competence

    • Operations Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • International Operations
    • Strategic Operations

    Research Interests

    • International Operations/Manufacturing
    • Technology Transfer

    Experience

    Teaching

    • Instructor- Eastern Washington University

    Bruce Teague, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Management
    Phone: 509.828.1258
    Email: bteague@ewu.edu
    Academic Background

    • B.A. in Marketing - Western Washington University
    • M.B.A. - Arizona State University
    • M.A. in Organizational Behavior and Theory - University of Pennsylvania
    • Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Theory - University of Pennsylvania

    Certifications

    • Leadership and Negotiations - University of Georgia

    Teaching Area

    • BADM 552- Leadership and Ethics
    • Organization Theory and Behavior
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Senior Capstone

    Experience

    Teaching

    • Associate Professor - Eastern Washington University
    • Visiting Assistant Professor - University of South Florida
    • Visiting Assistant Professor - Western Washington University

    Professional

    • Consultant- Salt River Project
    • Human Resources- First Interstate Bank

    Elizabeth Tipton, Ph.D.

    Professor, Decision Sciences
    Phone: 509.828.1215
    Email: etipton@ewu.edu
    Academic Background

    • B.S. in Mathematics - University of Texas
    • B.S. in Physics - University of Texas
    • Ph. D. in Business Statistics - University of Texas

    Teaching Area

    • BADM-Advanced Data Modeling for Business
    • Decision Sciences

    Areas of Competence

    • Statistics
    • Game Theory
    • Quantitative Communications

    Experience
    Teaching

    • Professor - Eastern Washington University
    • Assistant Professor - Austin Community College
    • Research/Teaching Assistant- University of Texas

    Professional

    • Consultant- Olive Crest
    • Consultant- Dr. Ashley Ulmer
    • Consultant- Aslin-Finch

    Lei Wang, A.B.D

    Assistant Professor, Accounting Information Systems

    Phone: 509-828-1233
    Email: lwang@ewu.edu
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    Lorene Winters

    Program Coordinator
    Phone: 509.828.1232
    Email: lwinters@ewu.edu

    Duanning Zhou, Ph.D.

    Professor, Management Information Systems

    Phone: 509.828.1203
    Email: dzhou@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
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    Contact Information

    College of Business & Public Administration
    668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Suite A
    Spokane, WA 99202

    email: djennings@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.828.1223
    fax: 509.828.1275

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