Faculty & Staff - School of Business

Michelle L. Patrick, Ph.D.

School of Business

Michelle Patrick was named dean of the School of Business in 2016. Before coming to RMU, she was the dean of the College of Business and Public Management at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. At RMU, Dean Patrick has overseen a restructuring of the school’s traditional and M.B.A. programs and launched the new Massey Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Ph.D. in Marketing, Kent State University
M.B.A. in Marketing and Management, Youngstown State University
B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Economics, Youngstown State University

Michelle L. Patrick, Ph.D.

Department Heads

Beaves, Robert
Robert G. Beaves, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance
Investments, capital budgeting, financial planning

Crawley, Daria
Daria Crawley, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Specialties: Organizational behavior, international business, gender wage gap

Maher, Jill K.
Jill Kurp (Maher), Ph.D.

University Professor of Marketing
Specialties: Children’s food packaging and branding, consumer behavior, surveys

Peng, Jacob C.
Jacob C. Peng, Ph.D., CISA

Richard J. Harshman Professor of Accounting
Specialties: Accounting information systems, XBRL, text analytics

Synowka, David P.
David P. Synowka, Ph.D.

Professor of Sport Management
Specialties: Career development, trends in sport and entertainment, event management


School Faculty and Staff

Abdullah, Ira
Ira A. Abdullah, Ph.D., CMA

Associate Professor of Accounting
Accounting behavioral research, decision making, managerial accounting

Anna Abdulmanova
Anna Abdulmanova

Assistant Professor of Finance

Apostolopoulou, Artemisia
Artemisia Apostolopoulou, Ph.D.

University Professor of Sport Management
Sport marketing, sponsorship, and licensing; international sport management

Bryan, Lois
Lois D. Bryan, D.Sc., CPA

University Professor of Accounting
Assurance of learning, individual income taxation, managerial accounting

Chu, Yun
Yun Chu, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing
International marketing, consumer behavior, cross-cultural negotiation

Clark, John
John S. Clark, Ph.D.

University Professor of Sport Management
Sport strategy, sport sales, sport marketing

Dennick-Ream, Zane
Zane A. Dennick-Ream, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Finance
Corporate finance, forecasting and modeling, financial institutions

Emekter, Riza
Riza Emekter, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance
Specialties: Asset allocation, portfolio performance, speculative bubbles

Flanegin, Frank
Frank R. Flanegin, Ph.D.

University Professor of Finance
Investments, financial analysis, finance technology

Griffin El, Eliada
Eliada S. Griffin El, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management
Entrepreneurship, social innovation, global political economics

Hasan Celik
Hasan Celik

Assistant Professor of Management
Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Hess, David
David J. Hess, M.B.A., CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Taxation, not-for-profit accounting, auditing

Hodaszy, Steven
Steven Z. Hodaszy, J.D., LL.M.

Associate Professor of Taxation
Business and individual income taxation, federal tax procedure

Ivanova, Albena
Albena I. Ivanova, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Quality assurance, operations and supply chain management

Jones, Cathleen
Cathleen S. Jones, D.Sc.

Associate Professor of Marketing
Restaurant research, qualitative research, social media for marketing

Karadag, Ersem
Ersem Karadag, Ph.D., CPA

Professor of Hospitality and Tourism
Executive development, IT and financial management in hospitality

Krivacek, Gregory
Gregory J. Krivacek, Ph.D., CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting
Financial reporting research, financial and intermediate accounting

Letterman, Denise
Denise C. Letterman, M.B.A.

Associate Professor of Finance
Corporate finance, financial planning and education

Lin, Jasmin
Jasmin Lin, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Downsizing, HR practices, customer satisfaction

Ma, Jianyu
Jianyu Ma, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance
Mergers and acquisitions, capital asset pricing, investment evaluation

MacPhail, Carol
Carol S. MacPhail

Associate Professor of Accounting
Tax policy and social impact, financial planning, taxation

Minutolo, Marcel
Marcel C. Minutolo, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Strategy, sustainability and governance, innovation and technology transfer

Moreno, Gabriel
Gabriel Moreno, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Park, Kihyun
Kihyun Park, Ph.D.

Professor of Operations Management
Supply chain risk management and resilience, operations strategy

Potter, Jodi
Jodi A. Potter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management
Innovation in firm-based practices, strategic knowledge and development

Purohit, Yasmin
Yasmin S. Purohit, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Resources Management
Human resource management, diversity and inclusion, organizational behavior

Racic, Stanko
Stanko Racic, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance
International finance, investments, capital budgeting

Rubenfield, Ronald
Ronald R. Rubenfield, M.B.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting
Ethics, corporate governance, cost accounting

Rudd, Denis
Denis P. Rudd, Ed.D., FMP

University Professor of Hospitality Management
Hospitality, travel, tourism operations

Seth, Tapan
Tapan Seth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management
Strategic management, entrepreneurship, human capital

Shangguan, Zhaoyun
Zhaoyun Shangguan, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting
Financial accounting and reporting, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions

Shock, James
James R. Shock, D.B.A.

Associate Professor of Marketing
Innovation, market pioneering, product management lifecycle

Smith, Alan
Alan D. Smith, Ph.D., CPGS

University Professor of Marketing
E-commerce, supply chain management, vendor relation management

Swartz, Louis
Louis B. Swartz, J.D.

Professor of Legal Studies
Online teaching, business law, estate law

Tu, Yanbin
Yanbin Tu, Ph.D.

University Professor of Marketing
E-commerce, database marketing, marketing analytics

Vemala, Prasad
Prasad Vemala, Ph.D

Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Management
International business, international finance, corporate governance

Wei, Hongguo
Hongguo Wei

 Assistant Professor of Management

Yang, Qin
Qin Yang, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
International management, innovation strategies, corporate entrepreneurship

Zhang, Qiongyao
Qiongyao Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Financial accounting, information asymmetry research, executive compensation

Staff Contacts

Colleen Bailey
Graduate Program Coordinator
Massey Hall 100

Jacquelyn Griffin
Administrative Coordinator
Massey Hall Suite 100

Renee Lyles
Secretary II
Massey Hall 2nd