Faculty - 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.

Associate 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

Associate 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

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

Assistant 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

Branvold, Scott
Scott E. Branvold, Ed.D.

Professor of Sport Management
Sociology of sport and athletics, business ethics, sport public relations

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

Clinton, Steven
Steven R. Clinton, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing
International supply chain management, marketing management and strategy

Cole, Michele
Michele T. Cole, J.D., Ph.D.

University Professor of Human Resources Management
E-learning, human resource management, nonprofit management

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

Guiler, Jeff
Jeff K. Guiler Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Labor relations, human resources

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.

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

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

Associate 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.

Associate 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

Manna, Dean
Dean R. Manna, Ph.D.

University Professor of Marketing
Sales strategy, emotional intelligence, sustainability

Mills, Richard
Richard J. Mills, Ph.D.

Professor of Hospitality and Tourism
Food and cultural studies, hospitality marketing, convention management

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

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

Park, Kihyun
Kihyun Park, Ph.D.

Associate 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.

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

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