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Purdue Global Leadership
Jeffrey Buck brings more than 20 years of teaching and higher education administration experience to his role as dean of the School of Business and Information Technology. In addition to his faculty appointments, Buck has served at the director and executive levels in higher education, most recently overseeing adult and graduate business programs at Anderson University (Indiana). While at Anderson he led the development and implementation of several academic programs.
Education: PhD, University of Mississippi; MBA and BS, Ball State University
Publications: Innovative Higher Education and Journal of Applied Business and Economics
Honors and Achievements: Served in the U.S. Army; held a teaching position at LLC International University (Lithuania)
Memberships: Leadership positions in the Great Lakes Council of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Research Interests: Organizational commitment, services marketing, and factors impacting adult student satisfaction and success
Pam DeLotell is engaged in a number of innovations and initiatives at the School of Business and Information Technology, including the modularization of curriculum and overseeing initiatives to improve student success. DeLotell previously worked in private business as a vice president for a conveyor company and as assistant vice president in banking before moving to academia. She has served as full-time faculty, director of financial aid, director of human resource management programs, director of online programs, and department chair at several nonprofit and for-profit universities. DeLotell has also received both teaching and research awards, most recently having won a best paper award at an international conference.
Education: PhD, NorthCentral University; MBA, Lindenwood University; BA, Loyola Marymount University
Research Interests: Organizational commitment, culture, and leadership behavior within organizations
Heather Dana is a department chair in the School of Business and Information Technology and oversees the finance and economics courses. Additionally, she is responsible for the Bachelor of Science in Finance program as well as the Master of Science in Finance program. Dana first joined Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) as a faculty member in 2007 and moved into the department chair role in 2008. She has coauthored publications in various fields such as human resources and higher education.
Education: PhD, Northcentral University
Research Interests: Behavioral finance field, including the spending and savings trends of Americans as well as the financial obligations of households
Jackie Deem has been with Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) for 10 years and currently serves as the academic department chair in the Strategic Management and Marketing Department for the School of Business and Information Technology. His departmental duties cover all of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration marketing, strategy, and capstone courses as well as many MBA courses. In addition to his responsibilities as chair, Deem teaches a course in the MBA program. Prior to his academia work, his career path included over 30 years of progressive management experience working for major U.S.-based companies, including projects throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.
Education: DBA, Nova Southeastern University; MBA, New York Institute of Technology; BS, General Motors Institute (now Kettering University)
Honors and Achievements: 2017 Spirit of Kaplan Award (Kaplan University)
Research Interests: Organizational culture, organization and management theory, management history
Paul Franklin is the chair for accounting programs in the School of Business and Information Technology, a role he has held since 2010. His teaching interest is in managerial accounting. Prior to his teaching career, Franklin spent 20 years in the banking industry in Kansas City. He retired from his position as president of the Arrowhead State Bank in 1987. Franklin began teaching in 1980 as an adjunct professor at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City and taught and designed courses for the American Institute of Banking. In 1989, he began teaching full time at DeVry Institute of Technology, also serving as the director of graduate business programs at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. In addition to his academic and professional experience, Franklin is a CPA.
Education: EJD, Concord Law School; MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management; MS, University of Missouri; BS, Rockhurst College
Cathy Hochanadel currently manages the Master of Science in Management and Leadership program, as well as courses in human resources, marketing, and supply chain management. She began her career with Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2002 as a faculty member, transitioning to the department chair role in 2003. Hochanadel teaches in the areas of marketing and mentoring/coaching. Previously, she worked as a business analyst, as a marketing manager at a commercial real estate firm, and in marketing for a small direct marketing company. In addition to her current roles, she is a reviewer for the American Marketing Association academic conferences and is an editorial board member for the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.
Education: PhD, Trident University; MBA, Rockhurst University; BS, Saint Louis University
Honors and Achievements: 2009 Outstanding Chair Award (Kaplan University)
Research Interests: Electronic word-of-mouth marketing, online student success, faculty coaching
Laurie Millam has 18 years of experience in the education field, which includes teaching in the public school system and local community college before joining Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2002. She serves as academic department chair in the First Term-Management Department in the School of Business and Information Technology. Prior to joining higher education, Millam worked in the business sector for 22 years, encompassing roles such as hourly employee, assistant manager, manager, and general manager, a position which she held for six years. She is currently a doctoral student at Grand Canyon University working on her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership.
Education: EdS, North Central University; MBA, St. Ambrose University
Publications: “The Use of Deep Learning Strategies in Online Business Courses to Impact Student Retention,” “Electronic Media: A Motivational Strategy for Student Success,” “MVPx2: A Proposed Feedback Model for Millennial Students” (accepted for 2018 publication)
Research Interests: Student success, motivation and specific teaching strategies for first term and first generation students
Purdue Global Full-Time Faculty and Full-Time Adjuncts
Cuneyt Altinoz is a graduate faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology, where he has also worked as the lead in developing the School’s supply chain management concentration. Prior to Purdue Global, Altinoz worked as a postdoctoral scholar, developing a decision support system for supplier selection using linguistic rules. He began his teaching career at East Carolina University in the College of Business, where he was the lead in initiating a supply chain management concentration at that institution. In addition, he has worked as an independent consultant in Atlanta, completing projects for IBM and Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis).
Education: PhD, North Carolina State University; MS, Georgia Tech; BS, North Carolina State University
Publications: Editorial board member for International Journal of Integrated Supply Management
Honors and Achievements: 2016 Faculty of the Year (Kaplan University)
Research Interests: Supply chain management, decision sciences, banking sector in the U.S.
Larry Anweiler is a full-time faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology, where he teaches courses in finance, investing, financial statement analysis, and financial markets. He currently holds two active real estate broker’s licenses (Arizona and Nevada) and a property management license and business brokerage license (Nevada). He has taught at the Community College of Southern Nevada and University of Phoenix, as well as real estate classes for Kaplan Professional Schools, Prudential Real Estate, and Key Real Estate Schools. Previously, Anweiler was vice president and manager for Security Pacific Bank in Beverly Hills and held a position on the loan committee. He also worked with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith as a broker and investment advisor for individual clients and small businesses.
Education: DBA, Northcentral University
Robin Argo has been with Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) for over 17 years as both an adjunct and full-time adjunct faculty member. She teaches various marketing, customer service, and business courses. Before joining Purdue Global, Argo served as marketing director for an animal shelter in Iowa and as the academic success center coordinator at Hamilton College. She is currently earning her Doctorate in Management—Higher Education Teaching and Learning from Colorado Technical University.
Education: MBA, Upper Iowa University; MS, Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global)
Tilahun Ayanou teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses in economics and finance full time at the School of Business and Information Technology. He has also taught diverse economics courses at Minot State University, Strayer University, University of Phoenix, and Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to joining the Purdue Global faculty, Ayanou worked as an economist.
Education: PhD, Southern Illinois University; MEcon, University of Queensland (Australia); BA, Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)
Publications: Journal of Housing Economics
Honors and Achievements: 2017 Spirit of Kaplan Award (Kaplan University), additional teaching and research awards
Research Interests: International capital flows, housing economics, financial markets, applied macroeconomics
Joyce Boone has over 20 years of service and leadership in nonprofit, organizational, and teaching arenas. She has taught undergraduate courses in the School of Business and Information Technology since 2005. Prior to joining the Purdue Global faculty, Boone developed and taught business-related courses for over 7 years in North Carolina's Community College System and chaired two academic programs within a community college business department. During the previous 7 years, she facilitated access to health care for women and children in a rural North Carolina county by writing a grant and coordinating its service implementation through the local health department and other agencies.
Education: PhD, Northcentral University; MBA, Averett University; BA, Hampton University
Publications: Journal of International Business Education, Information Management and Business Review, International Journal of Educational Management; reviewer for International Journal of Educational Management
Memberships: American Management Association, American Educational Research Association
Research Interests: Knowledge and training transfer, management ethics, distance and mobile learning, critical soft skills development
Bea Bourne teaches graduate-level marketing courses and serves as a course lead, ensuring that marketing courses are up to date. She serves as a faculty evaluator for the Portfolio Development program and is a member of the Professional Competency Committee. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at academic conferences. Prior to Purdue Global, Bourne was an adjunct professor at various universities. The majority of her professional career was with AT&T, where she held a variety of leadership positions in sales, marketing, training and development, and human resources. Later, she served as chief operating officer for for The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future, an affiliate of the Smithsonian. She has served for 8 years on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Bourne is a graduate of Leadership America and Leadership Texas, organizations that educate and inspire women leaders.
Education: DM, University of Phoenix; MA, Webster University; BS, Maryville University
Research Interests: Generational response to organizational change (dissertation focus), generational differences
Nate Boyer teaches undergraduate and graduate business and management courses at Purdue Global. He has worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, Boeing, and Lockheed, and owned several small businesses that specialized in new business development in the satellite remote sensing, geographic information systems, and 3D visualization industries. He held a number of senior leadership positions in sales, marketing, and general management; helped entrepreneurs create business and marketing plans; and was on the boards of a number of commercial and nonprofit organizations.
Education: DBA, University of Phoenix; MS, University of Maryland; MS, Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global); BS, Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; BS, Syracuse University, School of Visual and Performing Arts
Publications: Refractive Thinker, Review of Business Research, Institute of Behavioral and Management’s Annual Conference proceedings
Rachel Byers is a full-time faculty member for graduate accounting programs and serves as course lead, where she oversees course revision and innovation. She has been involved in several curriculum changes, including modularized courses and competency based programs, and is a member of the Professional Competency Committee. Byers has represented University faculty at several functions and has been published in various academic journals. Prior to joining Purdue Global, Byers taught accounting courses at The University of Alabama and the University of South Alabama as well as various online schools. She is currently a practicing CPA at Byers, Byers, and Associates P.C. in Alabama and serves as the CFO of The Save-On Group, LLC, a dental management organization. In addition, she sits on the board of various local, non-profit organizations.
Education: PhD, Capella University; MS, University of Alabama; BS, University of Alabama
Research Interests: International financial reporting standards, alternative financing, ethics in accounting and business, taxation
Richard Carter serves as a finance faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology and is a course lead and subject matter expert for undergraduate- and graduate-level finance courses. His committee work includes assessing the rigor of scholarly research journals. Carter’s academic career started in 2001 as academic chair for the accounting program at Andover College in Portland, Maine. He has worked closely the Internal Revenue Services’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and has experience in the banking field and as a finance manager.
Education: PhD, Walden University
Honors and Achievements: Donald Harward Award (Maine Campus Compact) for incorporating service learning strategies in curriculum
Research Interests: Fiscal policy, behavioral finance, infrastructure policy design
Steven Cates serves as a faculty member for graduate programs in the School of Business and Information Technology. He is also a course lead, continually creating and revising graduate courses. He has worked professionally in a number of Fortune 100 organizations in human resources (HR) management at the local and corporate levels and has held HR management positions with Kroehler Manufacturing Company, Miller Brewing Company, Wilsonart International, and Equity Group. In addition, he was the director of HR management for Forsyth Technical Community College prior to becoming assistant professor and department chair for the School of Business at Averett University. Cates has authored over 100 publications in the field of HR management and marketing and served on dissertation committees.
Education: DBA, NOVA Southeastern University; MBA, Northern Illinois University; BS, University of North Carolina
Enrico (Sam) DiGiammarino Jr. serves as full-time faculty member of economics and course lead, and assists with the design of the beginning microeconomics and macroeconomics courses. He has taught numerous other business courses at Purdue Global. Prior to joining higher education, DiGiammarino worked directly with the “father of quality control,” Dr. W. Edwards Deming, for whom the Japanese Deming Prize is named, and who was a consultant to DiGiammarino’s ICC Platform Study. Later, DiGiammarino served as an independent management consultant to the trucking industry, focusing on developing study-based individual shipment costing systems. He also started his own 30-person insurance agency. DiGiammarino’s career began as an Officer in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps for more than 6 years. Captain DiGiammarino served in Germany, Vietnam, and several stateside transportation assignments.
Education: MBA, San Francisco State University; BS, Gannon University
Julie Dort has been in education for over 30 years and joined Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2009. She teaches various undergraduate courses in the School of Business and Information Technology. Dort serves as the professional competency leadership chair, facilitates multiple sections of the University’s online orientation course, and works closely with community colleges in the Nebraska and Iowa areas. Prior to Purdue Global, her academic career began at Creighton University in Omaha.
Education: MS, Iowa State University; MBA, Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global)
Honors and Achievements: Instructor of the Year Award (Kaplan University), Instructor of the Year Award (Creighton University), Instructor of the Year Award (Iowa State University)
Sean Doyle serves as a full-time faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology. He is course lead for bachelor’s courses in strategy and policy, consumer behavior, and international marketing. Doyle began his academic career in 2001, teaching at New York University in the Department of Nutrition and facilitating courses in the culinary science lab. His experience includes teaching higher education business courses and serving as a professional development consultant for on-ground, blended, and online learning environments. Doyle also consults with organizations specializing in operations management, service delivery, marketing strategy, and organizational design. As a chef early in his career, he managed culinary operations for Aramark, Hyatt, Disney, and Sheraton. Additionally, he is a residential and commercial Realtor® in the state of Florida.
Education: PhD, Capella University
Honors and Achievements: 2014 Faculty of the Year Award (Kaplan University), 2010 Spirit of Kaplan Award (Kaplan University)
Research Interests: Organizational strategy, customer relationship management, organizational design, service delivery, small business management, leadership, experiential learning, competency-based learning
Blake Escudier designs and teaches various undergraduate marketing courses at Purdue Global and is faculty advisor to the Ambassadors and Leadership student-led group. Over the last 25 years, he has taught marketing courses for Heritage College, Washington State University, San Jose State University, and the University of Fredericton in Canada, where he designed and led an capstone course for executive MBA students. Escudier has worked in many marketing roles, including director of promotions for Quincy Jones Broadcasting, co-owner of a sports agency, COO for a winery, and managing his own online stores. He created the Entrepreneurship Association of Australia, now with over 2,500 members. Through San Jose State University Foundation, he received a $3.5 million grant from the SBA to create the Small Business Development Center program for Northern California and was the first director of the program. He is presently a board member of the Small Business Institute.
Education: PhD, Capella University; MBA, Loyola University New Orleans
Charles Fail joined Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) as an adjunct instructor in 2005 and as a full-time faculty member in 2011 in the Management Department. He teaches courses on management, small business management, and global business, and is the recipient of several teaching and curriculum design awards. Fail has extensive business experience including business startups, small business ownership and management, technical work in the IT field, and middle management within the life insurance industry. He holds an FLMI designation in the life insurance field. Fail spent 17 years in small business ownership and management and began teaching business courses in 2003.
Education: PhD, Capella University; MBA, Auburn University
Honors and Achievements: 2007 Kaplan All Star Award, School of Business (Kaplan University); presenter at the Midwest Scholars Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana), the Qualitative Research in Management Conference (Albuquerque, New Mexico), Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching (Kennesaw State University)
Jaclyn Felder-Strauss has been a higher education instructor for 13 years. At Purdue Global, she teaches various undergraduate courses in accounting, with a special emphasis on financial accounting. She started her career outside academia as as a staff accountant, and then a senior accountant with Deloitte in the International Tax Department. Felder-Strauss specializes in accounting for small local businesses and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida.
Education: MS and BS, University of Florida (accelerated program resulting in both degrees awarded simultaneously)
Dora Finamore been a professor of business and psychology for 17 years. At Purdue Global, she teaches undergraduate business courses and contributed to a major revision for a graduate psychology course. Prior to joining Purdue Global, she taught a graduate course in psychology and in 2005 developed and taught Edu720, a graduate course in play therapy at St. Thomas University. She served two, one-year terms on the task force for ethical assurance for the Association for Play Therapy. Finamore has had a private practice in North Carolina and New Jersey for several years and is also a registered play therapist. Her research has been published in a variety of journals and books, and she has been cited for her expertise on parenting and resilience.
Education: EdD, University of Sarasota/Argosy
Publications: Jewish Journal, The Palm Beach Post, former editor for The Florida Play Therapy Association Newsletter, co-author for a literature review on electronic media and student motivation
Memberships: N.J. Professional Counselor Association
Research Interests: Effect of a multifactor orientation on student performance
Jimmie Flores is a full-time faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology, where he teaches project management concentration courses. Flores has held management and leadership positions in major companies including Shell Oil Company, The Prudential, and USAA. At USAA, he managed the $11.5 million budget for the IT department. He has extensive experience developing and teaching courses for organizations in the disciplines of project management, human resources, and information technology. Flores founded a global IT enterprise and has extensive experience working in Asia. He has also attained the ITIL Expert credential and has written several books.
Education: PhD in Human and Organizational Development; DM in Information Systems and Technology; MS degrees in Computer Information Technology, Management, and Nonprofit Management; MBA in Finance; MEd in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
Publications: How to Become a Proficient Online Learner
Certifications: PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, CAPM
Catherine Flynn has been a full-time employee at Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) since 2002, serving in a variety of capacities. In 2008, she joined the School of Business and Information Technology faculty, where she teaches business writing. Flynn also serves as a course lead and facilitates challenge exams. She currently serves on the Association for Business Communications Technology Committee. Prior to Purdue Global, Flynn was a trade journal editor at Cardiff Publishing Company. She later pursued a PhD in English at the University of New Mexico and taught at Central New Mexico Community College before serving as director of distance learning for Colorado Technical University. Flynn has published in numerous industry trade journals and presented at industry conferences.
Education: DM, Colorado Technical University; MA, Western State Colorado University in Gunnison; MS, Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global)
Research Interests: Role self-regulated learning plays in student success (considering both quantitative and qualitative data), writing across the curriculum, professor feedback to student writing
Mimi Gough is a full-time faculty member in the Business and Information Technology Department; lead instructor for Strive U; and coordinates the annual graduation activities at the Maine locations. She teaches undergraduate courses in hospitality, event planning, management, customer service and marketing. Gough served on the Faculty Curriculum Committee from 2016 to 2018 and served on the Academic Appeals Committee from 2014 to 2016. She began her teaching career in higher education as Director of Travel and Tourism at Casco Bay College in 1991. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) and chairs the Research Committee for the annual conference. She presented research in Freiburg, Germany in 2012, and was a workshop presenter in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2015 and Charleston, South Carolina, in 2017.
Education: MBA, Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global); MSEd, University of New England
Honors and Achievements: Faculty Excellence Awards, Maine Campus Compact President's Campus Leadership Award, Campus/Learning Center Advising Event
Memberships: Visit Portland; ISTTE International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators
At Purdue Global, Alfred C. Greenfield Jr. is a full-time faculty member, teaching various graduate courses in accounting, with a special emphasis on the capstone class for the accounting master’s degree. He has served on several committees, including the Faculty Curriculum Committee, and his research has been published in a variety of journals. Before joining Purdue Global, Greenfield held multiple professor positions, the first at Bryant & Stratton College, a career college in Richmond, Virginia. Upon completion of his doctorate, he joined the School of Business with University of Texas of the Permian Basin. In addition, he spent some time as a professor and executive director of the MBA program at High Point University.
Education: PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Honors and Achievements: Professor of the Year Award (University of Texas of the Permian Basin); additional teaching, service, and research honors
Research Interests: Creating more effective student teams, implementing the teaching of career skills across the business curriculum
Rita Gunzelman is a full-time faculty member for strategic management and marketing in the School of Business and Information Technology. Over the last 12 years, she has served as a course lead, a subject matter expert, an innovator, and an instructor for the MBA, MSM, and executive MBA courses in areas such as leadership, business strategy, ethics, marketing, managing change, and action research. Gunzelman has authored a book chapter on the ”power of WOW” and customer delight, as well as articles and conference presentations relating to motivation, learning, and optimizing the connection with customers and students. Prior to academia, she held executive positions in marketing, training, and customer relationship management for companies such as Citicorp, American Express, and All Systems Go.
Education: DM, Colorado Technical University; MBA, Colorado Technical University; BS, Kansas State University
Honors and Achievements: 2014 ACBSP Region 4 Graduate/Teaching Excellence Award (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), additional professional honors
Rebecca Herman teaches various graduate business courses, with a special emphasis on leadership and organization development. She oversees numerous innovations in curriculum and serves on the University’s special task forces and accreditation panels. Herman was a leader in human resources for nearly 20 years before transitioning to academia. She started her academic career at Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) as academic department chair, then assistant dean of faculty, followed by interim and associate dean. Herman returned to teaching full time as an opportunity to reconnect with students. She has been cited for her expertise on leadership in Major League Baseball in publications such as CEO, The US Daily Review, and Society of American Baseball Research. Herman has also served as a keynote speaker where she shares findings from her book, Lead Me Out to the Ballgame. In addition, she is the founder of Winning Culture Leadership.
Education: PhD, Capella University
Publications: Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership, additional journal publications
Research Interests: How to identify and reduce cyberbullying in higher education, how businesses can develop effective work cultures
Aaron Hochanadel is a a full-time faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology, teaching various undergraduate courses in business, with a special emphasis on the first term experience. He serves as course lead for several courses and is involved with curriculum projects on a regular basis. He has over 7 years of sales experience in the home health and pharmaceuticals industries.
Education: MBA, University of Phoenix; BSBA, Everglades University
Honors and Achievements: 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award (Kaplan University)
Memberships: American Management Association
Research Interests: Student motivation and the use of technology to stay connected with students
At Purdue Global, Laurie Hopkins teaches various undergraduate courses in accounting. Over the years, she has taught a large selection of business, management, marketing, finance, and accounting courses. She’s been a part of the Curriculum Development Committee as well as the Faculty Development Committee. Prior to Purdue Global, Hopkins provided seminars and presentations for the Small Business Development Center in Iowa. While operating her accounting and consulting firm, she also taught accounting, business, and management courses at the local community college. Finding joy in teaching, she joined Purdue Global as a full-time campus faculty member, later transitioning to full-time online faculty after several years of teaching both online and on ground.
Education: MS, Saint Ambrose University
Honors and Achievements: Spirit of Kaplan Award (Kaplan University); Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award (Kaplan University); additional committee, teaching, and service honors
Monica Hubler teaches various undergraduate courses in accounting and is instrumental in the accounting internship within the School of Business and Information Technology. She is course lead for three accounting courses and oversees important changes to the curriculum to ensure the successful comprehension of accounting concepts at different levels of learning. Hubler enjoys teaching and giving back to students. She teaches every level of accounting from introduction to advanced accounting.
Education: PhD,University of Phoenix; MBA, University of Phoenix; MS, SNHU; BS, Rutgers University
Research Interests: Forensic accounting, fraud and fraudulent financial reporting, ethics in the accounting profession
At Purdue Global, Jason Jackson is a supply chain management and operations management faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology. He leads the supply chain management and logistics concentration, where the University has partnered with ERPsim Labs at HEC Montreal, Canada, and the global SAP University Alliance. Previously, Jackson was a Major in the United States Air Force, serving honorably for 15 years as an aviator and acquisitions expert in 65 countries during both humanitarian and combat operations. He is currently editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM).
Education: PhD, Walden University
Certifications: Level II Certification in Project Management (PM) and Level II Certification in Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (PQM) from Defense Acquisition University; Level 2 ERPsim Certified Instructor with HEC Montreal
Honors and Achievements: 2017 and 2016 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member of the Year (Kaplan University), 2010 "40 Under 40,” (Purdue University), 2006 Outstanding Representative of the Year (Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute), 2005-2007 National Public Service Fellow (Walden University)
Memberships: IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, ACM, American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Purdue Griffin Society, Purdue University President's Council
Research Interests: Information overload as experienced by senior leaders, cognition, artificial intelligence, military veteran leadership within businesses
For the last 8 years, Kathryn Kelly has been teaching online and is currently a full-time faculty member, where she teaches various marketing courses. She has taught statistics, mathematics, organizational research methods, and qualitative and quantitative research methods at other institutions. Previously, Kelly was a marketing research professional, advancing to hold executive positions in the research departments of large and small enterprises. She is also the founder and president of her own marketing research firm that helps enterprises understand customers through consumer research. She has helped clients such as Clorox, Procter & Gamble, McKesson, Hewlett Packard, and others. Kelly has published in peer reviewed journals, covering various subjects such as organizational engagement and tourism.
Education: PhD, Claremont Graduate University; MBA, University of Louisville; MA, University of Louisville; BA, University of Louisville; Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global)
Research Interests: Internet marketing research, social media, cyberbullying
Susan Knapp has over 25 years of human resource management experience. At Purdue Global, she teaches various undergraduate courses in human resources and serves as a faculty evaluator for the Portfolio Development and Assessment program. She is an advisor for the University’s Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter and serves on the Professional Competency Committee. Knapp is the course lead for a number of 400-level courses. She previously served as senior director of human resources and training for Sweetser and as director of human resource development at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Knapp has consulted and provided business training for numerous organizations, including AT&T, Air Products and Chemicals, United States Air Force, National Semiconductor, University of Hawaii, and the United States Army Reserve Personnel Center.
Education: PhD, Northcentral University
Certifications: Certified senior human resource professional, Six Sigma Black Belt
Memberships: Society of Human Resource Management
Ana Machuca has been teaching accounting and finance residentially and online for over 20 years. At Purdue Global, she teaches various graduate courses in finance. She oversees numerous innovations in curriculum, is a course lead for several graduate courses, and focuses on conducting research. She has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of accounting and finance; her previous employment titles include director of accounting, controller, comptroller, and fiscal coordinator. She has managed all of the accounting and finance functions and has supervised an accounting department of 25 employees.
Education: PhD, North Central University; MBA, Webster University; MS, Keller Graduate School; BS, Florida Southern College
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Research Interests: Auditing, ethics, fraud
Broderick Martinez has been a professor of accounting and finance for 18 years. He started his academic career at Johnson & Wales University and has taught undergraduate and graduate accounting, finance, and business administration courses at Keiser University, South University Online, University of Phoenix, and at the University System Ana G. Mendez. He started at Purdue Global as an adjunct faculty in 2010 and became a full-time faculty member in 2012. He teaches various undergraduate courses in accounting, with a special emphasis on principles and managerial accounting. He is the also course lead for three undergraduate courses and one graduate course. Previously, Martinez held several positions including controller at Eddie Bauer International (Americas) and vice president of finance at International Coffee Trading.
Education: DBA, Argosy University; MBA, Nova Southeastern University
Research Interests: Accounting and non-accounting students’ ethical behavior, how accounting students make unethical decisions
Since 2001, Craig McCoy has been a full-time faculty member for Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University). McCoy serves as faculty member, course lead, member of the Academic Administrative Council, and liaison with ground campus projects. He currently teaches graduate students in the management and leadership program. Like many Purdue Global students, McCoy returned to the classroom to seek additional academic training. He thoroughly understands the needs and desires of the nontraditional adult learner. Prior to joining Purdue Global, he served as corporate president for 23 years at McCoy & Associates, Inc., an architectural consultancy focusing on the promotion and sale of specialty building products used in commercial and industrial construction. His business background offers him the opportunity to share valuable real-world practices with his students in the study of entrepreneurship, management, leadership, team collaboration, and organizational behavior.
Education: PhD, Walden University; MA, BA, University of Northern Iowa
Memberships: Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM)
Tonjua McCullough began teaching at Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in May 2012 as a part-time adjunct professor and is now a full-time adjunct professor. She currently teaches courses in accounting and accounting research. McCullough is the controller for two small companies in Seville, Ohio. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Medina County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) and as chair of the Program Committee for MCEDC and is a member of the Education Committee for MCEDC and the Seville Chamber of Commerce. McCullough is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Medina County.
Education: DBA, University of Phoenix
Martin McDermott has been with Purdue Global since 2005 and became a full-time faculty member in 2007. He also served as the faculty advisor to the University’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs for several years. Currently, McDermott teaches various undergraduate marketing courses. He is the course lead for five courses that focus on marketing, social media marketing, digital marketing, and marketing management. In 2009, he created a new career focus specialization in entrepreneurship. McDermott has presented at the Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference at George Mason University, the International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of the District of Columbia, and the Allied Academies Conference on Entrepreneurship. He has been cited for his expertise in marketing and entrepreneurship in business publications and media such as the Los Angeles Times, Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, CBS Radio, WVOX, and Small Business Trends.
Education: DBA, Argosy University; Post-MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Honors and Achievements: 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award (Kaplan University), 2013 Golden Key International Honor Society honorary member
Publications: Small Business Institute Journal, Entrepreneurial Executive
Barbara McKenna joined Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) as an adjunct in 2007 and as a full-time adjunct in 2015. She currently teaches Academic Strategies for the Business Professional in the School of Business and Information Technology. She has also been a frequent participant and presenter through the Center for Teaching and Learning. McKenna’s passion is empowering students. She has worked with her peers to enhance the curriculum of this course over the years and to engage students with her personal strategy known as “GICE,” where she hopes to Guide, Inspire, Challenge, and Empower them at each and every opportunity. In addition, she works consistently with peers on research and writing.
Education: MA, Centenary University; BA, William Paterson University
Honors and Achievements: 2016 Outstanding FT Adjunct Award (Kaplan University), 2001 Teacher of the Year (Sparta Public School System)
Ernest Norris began his academic career as an adjunct business faculty teaching for multiple universities before accepting a full-time faculty position with Purdue Global. During the past 11 years at Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University), Norris served as a faculty member and course lead for undergraduate and graduate business courses. He is currently a course lead for graduate courses in organizational development, mentoring and coaching, organizational change, and action research and consulting. He also served as a faculty advisor for several academic honor societies and as a leader or team member on various committees. Norris is actively involved with curriculum specialists, faculty, and students to create enriching classroom learning experiences. Prior to his academic teaching career, Norris served in the U.S. Army. He also gained extensive experience in various positions and roles in the manufacturing industry. He has several journal publications and currently serves as a manuscript reviewer for several scholarly journals, including the Academy of Management.
Education: PhD, Capella University; DM, University of Phoenix
Honors and Achievements: Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (Kaplan University), additional faculty spotlight awards
Research Interests: Leadership in organizations
Joel Olson teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in training and development, also serving as course lead for Purdue Global. He has helped 12 full-time professor and adjunct colleagues attain ACBSP Research Qualification by serving as the principal investigator for multiple faculty research groups. He continues as the principal investigator for four University faculty research groups. Olson also led the ACBSP and GAC Project Management Institute accreditation for the Master of Science in Management and Leadership program. He brings extensive experience in nonprofit leadership, previously serving as the Columbia College Aurora director for 2 years, as a human resources professor for 7 years, and an academic department chair and director for 8 years. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and has served for the last 17 years as a consultant for conflicted churches and church renewal.
Education: PhD, Colorado State University; MA, Denver Seminary
Publications: Team Performance Management, The Qualitative Report, Performance Improvement Quarterly, Distance Education Review
Honors and Achievements: Professor of the Year Award, additional teaching and research honors
Memberships: Association of Talent Development, Association of Leadership Educators
Research Interests: Virtual teams, technology adoption, webcams, self-regulated learning
Susan Pettine is a business practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in human resources, risk management, legal affairs, operations, finance, and accounting where she has served as both a chief operating officer and a chief financial officer. She began teaching at the university level in 2005 and has more than a decade of experience teaching online at the university level. At Purdue Global, she teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of human resource management and leadership. Dr. Pettine also has extensive experience with serving as a member and chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). She has several research studies that have been published in a variety of academic journals. Additionally, she has been cited for her expertise on human resource management in Forbes.
Education: PhD, Capella University; MBA, Nova Southeastern University; BS, Rhode Island College
Honors and Achievements: Spirit of Kaplan Award
Research Interests: Cyberbullying in the area of higher education
William Quisenberry teaches undergraduate courses in management and leadership at Purdue Global. He has collaborated and worked with a variety of major organizations, including Lexmark International, Halliburton, Branch Banking and Trust, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, WalMart, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Accenture, IBM, Best Buy, Lockheed Martin, John Hancock Financial, and the World Trade Center Association. Quisenberry has also served as faculty or a consultant with multiple higher learning institutions. In addition, Quisenberry is an avid researcher and publisher, having received over 50 double-blind peer reviewed full paper acceptances that have either been published in conference proceedings or research journals. He has also collaborated and worked on research initiatives with several international institutions, universities, and think tanks.
Education: DBA, Walden University; Post-Graduate Certification, Davenport University
Honors and Achievements: Professor of the Year Award (Swiss Management Center), Professor of the Year Award (Herzing University)
At Purdue Global, Michelle Reinhardt teaches various undergraduate courses in the School of Business and Information Technology, with a special emphasis on the first-term experience. She also serves as course lead and is actively involved in several different University committees. Previously, Reinhardt served as an adjunct professor at Western State Colorado University for 10 years before transitioning to online education with Colorado Community Colleges Online. Her research has been published in several different journals, and she has presented papers at both on ground and online conferences.
Education: MA, Western State Colorado University
Honors and Achievements: Course Lead of the Year (Kaplan University), additional teaching, research, and service honors
Research Interests: Self-regulated learning, instructional motivation strategies
Ilene Ringler is a full-time faculty member and serves as faculty advisor for the Purdue Global Chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs. She serves as the course lead for the business perspectives course (part of the core MBA program) and the MBA capstone course. Ringler started her academic career while working for Bose Corporation and taught MBA courses at Babson University. She brings 30 years of work experience in the business field and is the principal of Ilene Ringler Associates, LLC, which provides services on values-based strategic growth and development. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners Mentoring Program, the Arizona Entrepreneurs, and the Women's Enterprise Foundation. In addition to advising new and small business owners, Ringler has served as an advisor to the APS Academy for the Advancement of Small, Minority, and Women Owned Enterprises program.
Education: DM, University of Phoenix
Research Interests: Ways to increase student satisfaction with discussion boards in the classroom and to promote effective collaborative work
Jan Roy teaches various undergraduate courses in hospitality management, with a special emphasis on event planning. She serves as full-time faculty and course lead in hospitality management in the School of Business and Information Technology. Roy has held senior management positions in lodging operations, sales and marketing, and convention management at leading hospitality organizations. She began her academic career as a visiting professor in hospitality management at Grand Valley State University and then as associate professor in hospitality management at Central State University. Roy currently serves on the board of the Central Federation of the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, Instiutional Education (ICHRIE) and the Education Committee for the Event Industry Council. She served on the CMP Exam Conclave from 1996–1998. In the fall of 2017, Dr. Roy participated in the Event Industry Council's Exam Writing Conclave to update and revise the exam questions for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam. The Jan Roy Hospitality Management Scholarship was created and awarded at the City Colleges of Chicago in 1996 and 1997.
Education: PhD, Capella University; MS, National Louis University; BS, Roosevelt University
Publications: Peer reviewer for Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education
Certifications: Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Honors and Achievements: 2017 Course Lead-of-the-Year Award (Kaplan University), 2015 Course Lead-of-the-Year Award (Kaplan University), additional teaching and service honors
Memberships: Council on Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Education (CHRIE)
Research Interests: Competencies for entry-to-mid level managers, experiential learning
Denise Schoenherr serves as a faculty member in the Finance Department, teaching undergraduate and graduate finance courses. She developed and designed the course on personal financial management and worked with the curriculum team to convert the course into a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. Schoenherr is also the course lead for several different finance courses. Before joining Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2005, Schoenherr taught accounting and finance courses at the community college level and worked as a business officer for a local college. Her dissertation, "Mathematics Anxiety and Coping Strategies in Nontraditional College Students," examined nontraditional students and techniques to help them cope with math-related anxiety.
Education: DBA, Baker College Graduate School; MBA, Baker College Graduate School
Research Interests: Nontraditional adult learners and students who go to college after entering the workforce, obstacles adult learners face when returning to school
Carol Schubert serves as a full-time faculty member at Purdue Global, with a primary focus on business strategy and ethics at the graduate level. In addition, she is credentialed to teach courses in marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, and organization. She currently serves as course lead for the capstone business undergraduate course, as well as strategy and ethics in the MBA program. Schubert has served on multiple University committees and as faculty adviser for several student organizations. Prior to teaching, Schubert owned and operated three veterinary hospitals for 30 years. She developed and ran a wildlife rehabilitation center for 15 years and owned a veterinary management consulting businesses as well as an online continuing education business for veterinary professionals. Her past civic involvement includes holding an elected city council position, serving as an executive director of a chamber of commerce, grant writing, and chairing a public/private partnership responsible for funding and building a $20M art center in California.
Education: DBA, University of Phoenix; MBA, University of the Pacific; BS, Golden Gate University; Veterinary Technology Degree, St. Petersburg College
Stanley Self currently serves as course lead and faculty member for two accounting courses in the MBA program. He works closely with the Curriculum Department to maintain relevance and timeliness of the accounting MBA curriculum. Self works on numerous innovations in curriculum, including modularized curriculum, customized programs, and competency based programs. He started his academic career at the Fred Hale School of Business at East Texas Baptist University (ETBU), where he taught every accounting course. During Self's service to the students of ETBU, the Uniform CPA Exam pass rate for students rose from 0% in 2003 to 87.5% in 2010. In fact, no ETBU student had ever passed the CPA Exam until he revised the accounting curriculum. Self has won numerous teaching, research, and service honors.
Education: DBA, Argosy University of Sarasota; MBA, University of South Alabama; Doctorate, Master’s Graduate School of Divinity
Publications: An Accounting Capstone Workbook and Case Study, additional journal and book publications
At Purdue Global, Dennis Strouble is a professor in the Strategic Management and Marketing Department. He previously served as the chair of several departments and has taught courses in management information systems, cybersecurity, and management. Strouble has taught at several universities including Penn State University, Bowling Green State University, The University of Dallas, The Air Force Institute of Technology, and Miami University. He has been an Army Officer in Armored Cavalry Regiments with Assignments in Germany, Korea, the Presidio of San Francisco, and the Pentagon (Last Rank - LTC); an attorney in Texas; and cofounder of a company that was twice listed in the INC. 500 and named the Microsoft global partner of the year. Strouble is also a licensed pilot and amateur radio operator. Additionally, he has over 25 publications and has been nominated for teaching and service awards.
Education: PhD and Law (JD), Texas Tech; MS, University of Southern California; Graduate Certificate, University of Maryland University College; BS, Penn State
Certifications: Certified Data Educator (CDE), Certified Data Processor (CDP), Certified Systems Professional (CSP), and NSTISSI 4011, CNSSI 4012, CNSSI 4013 certifications in Information Assurance
Jerry Taylor joined Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) as a full-time faculty member in 2006. He currently teaches 5 courses in the areas of financial markets, financial statement analysis, investment, and finance internship, as well as the capstone course. He also serves on the Mathematics General Education Literacy Committee that oversees the incorporation of math content in the curriculum. Prior to Purdue Global, Taylor pursued a 27-year corporate executive career with companies such as Goodyear, International Paper, United Technologies, Harries Corporation, and the Tecom Group. During this time, as an avocation, Taylor taught at various universities in the United States and Russia. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Russian Ministry of Education after spending several years leading an effort to establish a new 5-year degree program in telecommunication engineering that includes English as a core series of courses.
Education: MBA, The Ohio State University; Honorary Doctorate, Russian Ministry of Education for The Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University in Nizhny Novgorod Russia
Publications: International Journal of the Economics of Business (awarded best paper, 2013), additional journals
Honors and Achievements: 2017 Spirit of Kaplan Award (Kaplan University), additional teaching and research honors
Jennifer Teague teaches various undergraduate courses in management, with a special emphasis on global business. She is the course lead and subject matter expert for the University's introductory course in management and global business suite of courses. She also serves as faculty representative on the Academic Administrative Council. Teague previously worked in the oil and gas industry in global audit, training, and compliance. She has been a professor since 2001, serving as faculty at the University of Aberdeen (UK), Robert Gordon University (UK), and the Norwegian School of Management (Norway). She joined Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2008. Teague's research has been published in a variety of academic journals, and she has been cited for her expertise on cultural diversity and expatriate management.
Education: PhD, Northcentral University; MBA, University of Houston; BA, University of St. Thomas
Honors and Achievements: 2017 Full-time Faculty Member of the Year (Kaplan University)
Research Interests: International management, global leadership, impact of globalization on national cultural identity as well as the role of nationality on leadership preferences
Marion (Jeff) Tyler is a semi-retired Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 40 years experience in systems management in the IT, telecom, DoD, transportation, and space industries. At Purdue Global and other universities, he has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in project management, systems management, and bioastronautics. He is called on to develop curriculum and test material for PMI’s Project Management Professional certification and he has been a PMP since the late 1990s.
Previously, Tyler received a lifetime teaching license from the state of Texas before entering the military, where he commanded combat units around the world and later served as an aviation and space acquisition expert for the department of the Army. After earning his master’s degree, Tyler was placed into acquisition programs for the U.S. Army, where he helped in the development of the NAVSTAR GPS, Strategic Defense Initiatives (SDI) Ground Segment, Light Helicopter Experimental (LHX), ARMY 21, and the Army Space Exploitation Demonstration Program (ASEDP).
Education: MS, University of Southern California; BS, University of Texas (El Paso)
Publications: Contributing author to the current Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge; author of five books on management; papers on project implementation, "Virtual Management of Teams," "A Systematic Approach to Rapidly Provide Emerging Space Technologies in the Hands of the Warfighter," "Army Aviation's Concept for Army 21," "Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Learning"
Honors and Achievements: Invited lecturer to the International Academy of Business and Economics, International Applied Business Research, Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Geoffrey VanderPal is a professor of finance at Purdue Global and served a 2-year term as a faculty senator. He also serves as course lead for 5 courses in the Master of Science in Finance program. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, he is subject matter expert in the financial planning courses of the finance master’s degree program. Prior to higher education, VanderPal lived overseas in Asia for over 3 years (2011–2014), developing manufacturing, supplier, and business relationships for Alexia Kay Design, LLC, where he also traveled to over 45 countries. In 2017, he was appointed as Ambassador at Large and Economic Advisor to the Republic of Guinea.
Education: Post-Doctorate, Colorado Technical University; DBA, Nova Southeastern University; MBA, Webster University
Certifications: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional
Publications: Invincible Investing, additional research articles
Cynthia Waddell teaches various undergraduate courses in accounting at Purdue Global, with a special emphasis on forensic accounting. She currently holds a CPA® certification and participates in numerous innovations in curriculum, including modularized curriculum, customized programs, and competency based programs. Waddell was a postal inspector for over 20 years and her background includes contract auditing and fraud investigation. As a postal inspector, she presented on a wide variety of topics, such as consumer fraud, identity theft, and mortgage fraud to private companies, other government agencies, and community groups. Her research has been published in several accounting and business journals.
Education: PhD, Walden University
Certifications: Certified Fraud Examiner
Research Interests: Accounting fraud, internal controls
At Purdue Global, Kimberly Walters has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human resource management, organizational behavior, and psychology, and is a course lead for an HR course. She also serves as a faculty advisor to the Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to joining Purdue Global, Walters worked for a wide range of organizations including a small consulting firm, large human resource management and business consulting firms, and state and county governments. Her experience includes leading teams in organizational development, assessment, and measurement. She has also worked in employee and patient satisfaction survey research and as a senior human resources analyst.
Education: PhD, Capella University
Publications: Performance Management: An International Journal, The Qualitative Report, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, International Journal of Management & Information Systems, Review of Business Information Systems
Research Interests: Student motivation and satisfaction in the classroom; examining the relationship between trust and effectiveness in virtual workers; the impact of individual differences on the perception of job security
Glenn Walton teaches full time and serves as a member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee. He also teaches students with intellectual disabilities in a joint college program with the University and Strive U. Previously, Walton had a successful career for over 20 years as a corporate advertising and marketing major account media consultant with Verizon, a Fortune 500 company. Walton started his teaching career in 2009 as an adjunct Instructor in at the University’s Maine location; 4 years later he became a full-time professor. While teaching a variety of business courses he also became the campus faculty trainer and innovation specialist, establishing new training and teaching techniques for adjuncts and faculty in on-ground, online and hybrid combination classes. Walton has partnered with other faculty members to create and present service learning projects and develop research papers. He has annually presented on the subject matter of innovative online student engagement and service learning techniques.
Education: MS, Antioch New England Graduate School
Honors and Achievements: 2017 Outstanding Campus Faculty Teaching Online Award (Kaplan University), 2012 FT Adjunct Excellence Award (Kaplan University)
Danyell Weaver is a full-time faculty member teaching various graduate courses in the Masters of Science in Finance program at Purdue Global. She oversees numerous innovations in curriculum and serves as a course lead for five finance courses, including modularized curriculum, customized programs, and competency based programs. Weaver has taught online classes for over 10 years at various universities and served as academic department chair and program chair for Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) and University of Phoenix.
Education: PhD, Walden University; MBA, American InterContinental University
Research Interests: Studying how to help combat unemployment in various areas, with a focus on the Delta region