Faculty & Staff - School of Business

Dean's Office

Prasad Vemala, Ph.D

Interim Dean

1 - Vemala, Prasad
 

Daria Crawley, Ph.D.

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

2 - Crawley, Daria
 

Jill Kurp (Maher), Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Success & Engagement
University Professor of Marketing
Specialties: Children’s food packaging and branding, consumer behavior, surveys

3 - Maher, Jill K.
 

Jodi A. Potter, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs & MBA Director
Associate Professor of Management
Innovation in firm-based practices, strategic knowledge and development

4 - Potter, Jodi
 

Department Heads

Apostolopoulou, Artemisia
Artemisia Apostolopoulou, Ph.D.

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

 
Emekter, Riza
Riza Emekter, Ph.D.

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

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

Department Head, Accounting & Taxation
Richard J. Harshman Professor of Accounting
Specialties: Accounting information systems, XBRL, text analytics

 
Seth, Tapan
Tapan Seth, Ph.D.

Department Head, Management
Associate Professor of Management
Strategic management, entrepreneurship, human capital

 

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, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance
corporate governance, corporate litigation, political contributions

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

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

University Professor of Finance
Investments, financial analysis, finance technology

Gibson, Samantha
Samantha Gibson M.B.A.

Assistant Professor
Omnichannel Retailing, Service Dominant Logic, Value Co-creation, Services Marketing

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

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

Hasan Celik
Hasan Celik, Ph.D.

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

Lin, Jasmin
Jasmin Lin, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Downsizing, HR practices, customer satisfaction

Ma, Jianyu
Jianyu Ma, Ph.D., CFP®

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
Marketing Strategy, Professional Selling, Technical Sales, Digital Transformation

Park, Kihyun
Kihyun Park, Ph.D.

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

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

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

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

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

Tu, Yanbin
Yanbin Tu, Ph.D.

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

Wei, Hongguo
Hongguo Wei, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management
leadership, emotions, compassion, work relationships

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

Staff

Colleen Bailey
Graduate Program Coordinator
Massey Hall 100
412-397-6362
baileyc@rmu.edu

Jacquelyn Griffin
Administrative Coordinator
Massey Hall Suite 100
412-397-6359
griffinj@rmu.edu 

Jamie Holland
Secretary II
Massey Hall 2nd
412-397-6356
Holland@rmu.edu

Justin Vallorani
Academic Advisor and Enrollment Coordinator
School of Business, 208
412-397-6376
vallorani@rmu.edu