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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 successJeffrey M. Buck Link
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 organizationsPam DeLotell Link
Jack Deem has been with Purdue Global for more than a decade 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 historyJack Deem Link
Rebecca Herman is the Department Chair and also 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 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 culturesRebecca Herman Link
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 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 coachingCathy Hochanadel Link
Tonjua McCullough began teaching at Purdue Global in May 2012 and she teaches courses in accounting and accounting research. McCullough is the controller for two small companies in Seville, Ohio. She also 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 PhoenixTonjua McCullough Link
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 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 studentsLaurie Millam Link
Purdue Global Full-Time Faculty
Jason Abate has over 25 years of senior leadership experience. He was an advisory board member for Sober Grid, a first-of-its-kind mobile app designed to help its users live sober, healthy lives. In 2021, Abate was asked to lead Sober Grid’s learning health systems, which allow researchers and pharmaceutical investigators to decentralize their trials, bringing solutions and therapies to the market faster to save lives. Additionally, Abate served as First Vice President and Consumer Regional Sales Manager for the Michigan Region of First Merchants Bank. He provided leadership and oversight to the Retail Administration team and Michigan's entire banking center network. He served as the Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking (Banking Center Sales & Service Director) for Monroe Bank & Trust and has held various leadership roles. As an executive leader in the banking industry, Abate consulted with White House advisors on trade and real estate policy.
Abate's strongest passion is teaching and mentoring and he has been an Adjunct Professor for Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) for the past seventeen years, teaching several business and management courses. On the K-12 front, Abate serves as the school board president for Canton Charter Academy, a National Blue Ribbon School, and a Central Michigan School of Excellence for academic achievement. Additionally, Dr. Abate values service, mainly working with underserved communities.
Education: DBA, Walden University; MBA, Global Business, University of Phoenix; BA, Political Science, University of Michigan
Abate, J., Schaefer, T., & Pavone, T. (2018). Understanding generational identity, job burnout, job satisfaction, job tenure and turnover intention. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, 22 (1).
Abate, Jason J., “Relationship between Generational Identity, Burnout, Jon Satisfaction, Job Tenure, and Turnover Intention” (2016) Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies 3131.
Honors and Achievements: Golden Key International Honour Society; 30 in-their-Thirties Award Winner by dBusiness Magazine
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence (AI), generational differences, digital transformation, impact of capitalism on American society, equality, LGBTQIA
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.Cuneyt Altinoz Link
Robin Argo has been with Purdue Global 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 Global)Robin Argo Link
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 macroeconomicsTilahun Ayanou Link
Kristopher Blanchard began his career with Purdue Global in 2023. Blanchard has 20 years of teaching experience that includes serving as an assistant professor of accounting at Wartburg College; associate professor of finance and MBA program chair at Upper Iowa University; dean of faculty at the Minneapolis campus of Globe University; and an associate professor of business at both Crown College and North Central University.
Blanchard also has a great deal of professional experience that includes serving as the CFO for several nonprofit organizations and working in a number of management positions. As an entrepreneur, he has started and operated several organizations during his career.
Education: PhD, Capella University; MBA and BS, Indiana State University
Publications: Entrepreneurial Orientation and Church Planting: Exploring the Effect that Entrepreneurial Orientation of Church Planters Has on Planting Effective/Healthy Churches in Three Northern Districts of the Assemblies of God
Kraft Case for: David, F (2011), Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases, 13ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
Prepared the Amtrak Case for: David, F (2011), Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases, 13ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Honors and Achievements: Sam Walton Fellow (2004–2007) North Central University
Memberships: AICPA and ACBSP
Research Interests: Social Entrepreneurship, Organizational Health, Organizational StrategyKristopher Blanchard Link
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
Research Interests: Knowledge and training transfer, management ethics, distance and mobile learning, critical soft skills developmentJoyce Boone Link
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 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 differencesBea Bourne Link
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 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 proceedingsNate Boyer Link
Sharon Brown began her career with Purdue Global in 2009. Brown has served as an adjunct faculty member and full-time Faculty of Accounting in the School of Business. Her experience includes over 20 years of teaching adult learners, with a focus in online education. Brown is also the course lead for several different accounting courses. Before joining Purdue Global, Brown taught accounting and continuing education courses at the community college level.
Education: PhD, Northcentral University; MBA, University of Phoenix; BS, University of South Florida
Publications: An Accounting Capstone Workbook & Case Study, Published by Liberty University Press, Authors: Sharon Brown, Dana Cummings, David Healey, and Stanley Self
Dissertation: "Breaking the Glass Ceiling – An ethnographical study of women with a master’s degree in accounting and CPA certification," examined Fortune 500 companies and how women with master’s degrees and CPA certification advance into the executive level of the business.
Research Interests: Women in executive positions, advancement in accounting, improvement of faculty performance in educationSharon Brown Link
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, taxationRachel Byers Link
Craig Bythewood is new to Purdue Global, but he has been a professor for 27 years. In addition, Bythewood has had an extensive career in business as a CFO, consultant, a seminar speaker, and as a financial planner. His consulting experiences have included Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett Packard, JPMorgan Chase, and the State of Florida. He also served as the Financial Education Director for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bythewood also owns a life-coaching business where he places a premium focus on teaching, counseling and helping others to live an existence of spiritual wholeness.
Education: PhD, University of Florida; BBA, Howard University.
Publications: “The Financial Crisis: Reactions of Investors Across Demographic Groups.” Journal of Business and Finance Research
“Emerging Securities Exchanges in Africa: Institutional Characteristics of the Nairobi Stock Exchange.” Journal of African Business
“Engaged Learning and Its Impact on Faculty Evaluations", Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Certifications: Certified in Insurance and Securities Industry Essentials (SIE)
Honors and Achievements: “Lover of Wisdom” Award Winner; Student Athlete’s Distinguished Faculty Award; Faculty of the Year; Finance Professor of the Year
Memberships: National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
Research Interests: Personal Finance, Corporate Finance, FinTech, Decentralized FinanceCraig Bythewood Link
Simon Cleveland has over 20 years of experience in the field of project management, having worked in various leadership roles for organizations such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, Accenture, General Dynamics, America Online, Georgetown University and City University of Seattle. Cleveland is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He serves as the associate editor of the International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, the International Journal of Project Management and Productivity Assessment, the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education and the International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society.
Education: PhD, Nova Southeastern University; MS, the George Washington University; MA, City University of Seattle; BS, George Mason University
Publications: Peer-reviewed articles in the International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, the International Journal of Project Management and Productivity Assessment, the International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society, the International Journal of Knowledge Management, Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, and the International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment.
Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP); Certified ScrumMaster(CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Honors and Achievements: A three-time recipient of the prestigious Harold Kerzner Scholarship awarded by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation.
Research Interests: Project, Program and Portfolio Management; organizational leadership theory; knowledge management; information systemsSimon Cleveland Link
Heather Dana is a Full-Time Faculty in the School of Business and Information Technology and teaches graduate-level finance courses. In addition, she is the Purdue Global Program Chair for the CFP board. Dana first joined Purdue Global as a faculty member in 2007 and then became an Academic Department Chair from 2008 to 2022 where she oversaw the finance and economics courses and was responsible for the Bachelor of Science in Finance program as well as the Masters of Science in Finance program.
Education: PhD, Northcentral University; MBA, Auburn University; BSBA, Auburn University
Publications: Coauthored publications in various fields such as human resources and higher education.
Memberships: Heather is a member of the Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM); American Finance Association (AFA); Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
Research Interests: Behavioral finance field, including the spending and savings trends of Americans as well as the financial obligations of householdsHeather Dana Link
Daniel Dayton teaches various graduate courses in the Master of Science in Management and Leadership program as well as the MBA program. Dayton joined Purdue Global first as an adjunct faculty member and now as a full-time faculty member and course lead. Dayton has taught full time as associate professor of management, leadership, and organization theory, organizational development, in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, as well as business psychology, management theory, and research methods in doctoral programs. He has chaired more than 60 completed doctoral dissertations. Prior to launching his teaching career in 2005, Dayton spent 20 years consulting to large and small corporations, federal and state government institutions, and to small entrepreneurships. Dayton has founded two businesses and one non-profit performing arts organization. He serves Purdue Global Institutional Review Board as a review board member.
Education: PhD, Capella University; MBA, DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management; BS, University of Maryland University College
Publications: [Dayton, D. K.: Dissertation Chair] Watson, C.C.L. (2022). A qualitative exploration of the adaptive behaviors that facilitate preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among black men who have sex with men (MSM) in three U.S. cities. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Publications, LLC. (Order No. 29253148). Available from ProQuest One Academic. (2716109299).
[Dayton, D. K.: Dissertation Chair] Thomsen, L. J. (2020). A grounded theory study on managing conflict between franchisors and franchisees. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Publications, LLC. (Order No. 28089342). Available from ProQuest One Academic. (2456828794).
[Dayton, D. K.: Dissertation Chair] Carnesale, J. L. (2019). Long term acute care hospital leadership study of the patients’ survey instrument process and the leadership’s interpretations. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Publications, LLC. (Order No. 28095347). Available from ProQuest One Academic. (2458965345).
Dayton, D. K. (2018). The social construction of organizational learning: Examining the epistemology of master degree curricula. Sage Advance, 7218545
Certifications: Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research, CITI Program, Credential 50132301
Honors and Achievements: Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer, 2020, Management Education and Development Division; Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer, 2019, Management Education and Development Division; Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer, 2018, Management Education and Development Division; Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer, 2017. Management Education and Development Division; CTU Student Experience Award, Colorado Technical University; Franklin University Teaching Excellence Award, Franklin University, May 2014; Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer, 2013, Management Education and Development Division; Journal of Management History, Emerald Publications, 2013; Outstanding Reviewer Award for the year, Academy of Management, 2012; Barry Armandi Award for Best Paper in Management Education and Development; Presidential Service Badge for service in direct support of the President of the United States; Distinguished Service Certificate, US Department of State; Defense Meritorious Service Medal, US Department of Defense; Joint Service Commendation Medal, US Department of Defense; Joint Service Achievement Medal, US Department of Defense
Memberships: Academy of Management, Management Education and Development Division; Academy of Management, Management History Division; Midwest Academy of Management
Research Interests: Organizational learning theory, complexity leadership theory, relational leadership theory to impact entrepreneurship, leadership, human resources management, and organizational quality
Sylvia DeAngelo has experience as the chair of an online accounting department and as an accountant, providing audit transactions for general ledger, financial statements, insurance, and payroll and taxes. She has taught and developed various financially related courses.
Education: MBA, University of Phoenix; BS, St. Francis UniversitySylvia DeAngelo Link
Julie Dort has been in education for over 30 years and joined Purdue Global 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 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)Julie Dort Link
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 learningSean Doyle Link
Vilma Edginton teaches in the School of Business and Information Technology as the lead professor for several finance and economics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Edginton was previously an economist for the jewelry and diamond industries. She also consulted with medium-large privately held jewelry companies both domestically and internationally. Prior to her affiliation with the jewelry and diamond industries, Edginton was an economist for Wachovia Securities in San Diego, CA. Her Ph.D dissertation focused on consumer spending on jewelry products given four channels: retail, online, television and mail-order. The results were presented to a panel of jewelers at a diamond trade show. She still conducts research on the jewelry and diamond industries, tracking consumer spending and consumer preferences.
Education: BA, University of Guelph; MBA, Wayne State University; PhD, Claremont Graduate University
Publications: Textbook: Personal Financial Management
Memberships: Detroit Economic Club
Research Interests: Consumer Spending; Diamond IndustryVilma Edginton Link
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 OrleansBlake Escudier Link
Charles Fail joined Purdue Global 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)Charles Fail Link
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)Jaclyn Felder-Strauss Link
Toney Ferguson began his career with Purdue Global (Formerly Kaplan University) in 2006. Ferguson is a faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology where he served as the course leader in developing operations management and business process management courses. He has extensive manufacturing management experience serving in the roles of Plant Superintendent, Plant Manager, and Plant Manager for several Fortune 100 companies.
Education: MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management; MPM, Keller Graduate School of Management; BS, Kennesaw State University
Certifications: OSHA authorized safety trainer; Six Sigma Green certification
Honors and Achievements: Faculty Excellence Award; United States 'Marine of the Year'
Memberships: National Society of Black MBA, Project Management Institute
Research Interests: Emotional Intelligence, OSHA compliance, Industrial Ergonomics, Automated Warehouse Systems
Dora Finamore has 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 performanceDora Finamore Link
Catherine Flynn has been a full-time employee at Purdue Global 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 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 writingCatherine Flynn Link
Rob Freeborough teaches undergraduate and graduate Human Resources and Management courses at Purdue Global and serves as Lead Faculty for Human Resources courses. Freeborough is a business practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in Civil Engineering, Human Resources, and Nonprofit Leadership. He has been teaching in higher education since 2005 in both online and traditional classroom environments. Freeborough has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2011.
Education: PhD, Capella University; MBA, Regent University; B.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
Publications: Exploring the effect of transformational leadership on nonprofit leader organizational commitment, Servant Leadership: Theory and Practice; Recognizing and respecting the rights of all; Recognizing and respecting the rights of all; Exploring the effect of transformational leadership on nonprofit leader engagement.
Certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2011
Honors and Achievements: Long Scholarship Award, Regent University, 1996
Memberships: Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County
Research Interests: Servant and Transformational Leadership; Nonprofit LeadershipRobert Freeborough Link
Mimi Gough is a full-time faculty member in the Business and IT Department. She is the course lead for several Hospitality and Event Management courses and teaches undergraduate courses in hospitality, event planning, management and customer service. Gough served on the Faculty Curriculum Committee from 2016 to 2018 and served on the Academic Appeals Committee from 2014 to 2016. Gough began her teaching career in higher education as Director of Travel and Tourism at Casco Bay College in 1991. She is a member of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) and was a board member from 2016-2021, serving as chair/co-chair of the Academic Research Committee for the annual conference for several years. She has presented research and workshops focusing on the hospitality and tourism industry as well as online curriculum design and E-learning in Freiburg, Germany; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Niagara Falls, New York and Global Virtual Conferences.
Education: MBA, Kaplan University; MSEd, University of New England
Publications: Enhancing online courses with civic engagement through service learning. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism (JTTT), May 30, 2022; Enhancing Online Courses by Utilizing “Backward Design”. JTTT· Jun 2, 2021; How to Build an Online Class. JTTT· Jan 19, 2020; Online Teaching: Advantages, Obstacles and Tools for Getting it Right. JTTT, May 5, 2019; From Fledgling To Flyer (Memoir). Maine Authors Publishing, Apr 1, 2018; Economic Impact and Destination Marketing Comparisons of the Motorcoach Industry in Maine. Franklin Publishing, Mar 13, 2013;
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 EducatorsMimi Gough Link
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 curriculumAlfred C. Greenfield, Jr. Link
Brenda Harper’s academic career with Purdue Global began in 2017 as an adjunct professor, then served for many years as an adjunct full-time professor, and now serves as a full-time professor in the Associates School of Business and Management (ASBM).
Education: DOL in Organizational Leadership (DOL); EdD in Education with Human Resource Management concentration, Nova Southeastern University; MBA, Florida Institute of Technology; BSBA, Athens State University
Publications: Academic Business World Conference: Alabama College Association: “Handling Conflict & Personality Differences”. Chambers Intuitive: “Identity Theft 101 & How to not Be a Victim Any Longer!”, “Cyber Offices”. Just For Women (magazine): “Creating a Healthy Balance Between Work and Family”, “Flying High With Children”, “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”, “Motherhood is Fashionable”, “Life is Not Fair”, “Juggling Life’s Responsibilities”, “Our Life’s Investment”, “Life is a Balancing Act”. Southern Industrial Relations and Human Resources: MBTI: Understanding Diversity is a Success Key!, MBTI in the Workplace, Sexual Orientation: A Reality Check for Employers, Violence in the Workplace: An Initial Study, 2005-2006, “Utilizing the Interview on the Selection Process: A Continuing Study 2002-2006”, “Knowledge of Personality Type Can Improve Instructional Programs”.
Certifications: Graduate Experiential Classroom in Entrepreneurship, Syracuse University NY; Procurement, Athens State University
Honors and Achievements: ACBSP Excellence in Teaching, Region 3, 2006 Athens State University; Outstanding Business Alumni 2005, Carlton W. Kelley Excellence in Teaching; Teacher of the Year 2005; Excellence in Teaching Athens State University 2005; Delta Mu Delta Excellence in Teaching 2005; John Hughes Elevator Grant Award Recipient 2004; Jack Welch Leadership Academy Associate, Graduate: 2018 Inspire Award; Academic Excellence Academy 2017; Small Business of the Year (Nominee) Madison Chamber of Commerce 2016; Small Business Start-Up of the Year, Madison Chamber of Commerce 2015; Invited/Requested Guest Speaker for the Special Olympics 2014; Lead Writer and Author for magazine: Just For Women, 2007, 2008, 2009; Awarded prestigious (DMD) ‘Jablonsky Award’ 2006, DMD Star Chapter Award, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Memberships: Member, Champion, Co-Champion, and Site Team Evaluator for ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools Programs); United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (USASBE)
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship. Leadership, Servantship, Motivation, Student Engagement, Professional DevelopmentBrenda Harper Link
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 studentsAaron Hochanadel Link
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 professionMonica Hubler Link
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 businessesJason Jackson Link
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 Global)
Research Interests: Internet marketing research, social media, cyberbullyingKathryn Kelly Link
Randy Kuhn is a full-time faculty member for Accounting programs and serves as course lead, where he oversees course revision and innovation. Kuhn has been published in various academic journals. Prior to joining Purdue Global, Kuhn taught accounting courses at the University of Louisville, University of South Florida, and Stetson University as well as various online schools. He is currently a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania.
Education: PhD in Business Administration concentrating in Accounting and Management Information Systems, University of Central Florida; MBA, University of Pittsburgh; BS in Accounting, University of Central Florida
Publications: The Financial Impact of Manual Inventory Record Errors. International Journal of Business and Social Science; The Expected and the Unexpected – Topic 842 and Firms’ Financial Benchmarks. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal; The Association between IT Material Weaknesses and Earnings Management. Journal of Information Systems.
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant; Certified Information Systems Auditor
Honors and Achievements: Best Paper Award, American Accounting Association Public Interest Meeting
Research Interests: Auditing and Information SystemsRandy Kuhn Link
Dana Leland is a faculty member who focuses on the finance and accounting profession. Leland is passionate about the financial markets and investment analysis, as well as international finance and derivatives. She has worked in several areas, including managerial accounting, tax accounting, and financial budgeting and analysis. She focuses on tax preparation, planning, and forecasting as well. Leland enjoys the interaction and connection with students as they pursue their quest towards a degree. As a lifelong learner, she believes that "success is a journey, not a destination" and looks forward to supporting each student on their unique journey towards excellence.
Education: PhD, Northcentral University; MTX, Florida Atlantic University; MAC, Florida Atlantic University, MBA, University of Texas at San Antonio
Publications: Women in Investing, Amazon and other publishers
Certifications: Blockchain Certification
Honors and Achievements: Keynote speaker Fall 2023 for Financial Peace University within local community
Memberships: Member, AICPA; Member, IMA; Member, Alpha Chi; Member, LWML
Research Interests: Financial markets and investing as it pertains to market fluctuations and the dynamics of the economy; the effects of financial market volatility and its effects on women investors
Carol Locker began her academic career in 2005, teaching various management and project management courses at multiple universities prior to transitioning to a full-time faculty member at Purdue Global in 2023. Locker also focused on analytical work and project management in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) as a government contractor for over 20 years during which she analyzed computer hardware and software, implemented business processes and procedures, and communicated labor practices in various business environments.
Education: PhD in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership, Capella University; MBA in Project Management, Wright State University; BS in Management Information Systems, Wright State University
Publications: Journal of Advancements in Economics, Finance & Accounting, International Journal of Business and Public Administration, Review of Business Research
Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP); Six Sigma Green Belt
Memberships: American Business Women’s Association (ABWA); Project Management Institute (PMI)
Research Interests: Self-regulated learning, distance learning, leadership, women’s interests, motivationCarol Locker Link
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 decisionsBroderick Martinez Link
Jack McCann teaches various graduate courses in the human resource management programs. McCann joined Purdue Global first as an adjunct faculty member and now as a full-time faculty member and course lead. McCann has taught full time as associate professor of management, HRM, and marketing in undergraduate and graduate programs. McCann has gained valuable management experience in educational leadership, manufacturing operations, business ownership, and customer service.
Education: PhD, Organization and Management; MS, Human Resource Management, MA, Organizational Management.
Certifications: Professional in Human Resources (PHR)-HR Certification Institution; Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional SHRM-CP-Current
Kohntopp T. & McCann J. (2020, May 23). Leadership in virtual organizations: Influence on workplace engagement. In: Dhiman S. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Well-Being (pp. 1-26). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
Green, D. D. and McCann, J. (2021). The coronavirus effect: How to engage generation Z for greater student outcomes. Management and Economic Research Journal, 7(1), 1-, Article ID 9900041. DOI: 10.18639/MERJ.2021.9900041 Received: Mar 15, 2021; Accepted: Mar 30, 2021. https://merj.scholasticahq.com/article/22007-the-coronavirus-effect-how-to-engage-generation-z-for-greater-student-outcomes
Honors and Achievements: April 2021, Purdue Global Faculty Scholarship Award
Memberships: Member of the Society for the Advancement of Management; Professional in Human Resources (PHR)-HR Certification Institution; Member-Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional SHRM-CP
Research Interests: Ethics, management, marketing, human resources, and leadershipJack McCann Link
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 ExecutiveMartin J. McDermott Link
Scott Morrissette has been with Purdue Global for nearly 20 years and he is currently teaching Finance, Personal Finance, Real Estate Finance, Investments, Finance Capstone, and Financial Analysis. He also specializes in the areas of Fintech and has an interest in AI, HCI, and Enterprise Architecture.
Education: PhD Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University; MBA with MIS specialization, Nova Southeastern University; BS Finance, Palm Beach Atlantic College
Memberships: IEEE; AIS
Research Interests: Fintech, AI, Real Estate, Enterprise ArchitectureScott Morrissette Link
Nazly Nardi began her career with Purdue Global in 2005. During this time, she has served the university in various modalities, such as teaching courses, as a Subject Matter Expert for Experiential Learning Portfolio Evaluation in multiple committees, such as Faculty Curriculum Committee, to name a few. In addition, her experience includes serving as an interpreter for Trade Negotiation Rounds, a Business consultant, Free Trade Zone Manager, teaching for over 22 years, and serving as a reviewer for conferences, journals, and books. Nardi previously served as a member of the editorial team and contributing editor for a journal and as undergraduate and graduate theses and Dissertations committee chair and judge, reader, and mentor.
Education: DIBA, Nova Southeastern University; MS, University of the West Indies; BBA, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña
Publications: Brand Endorsement and COO: An Exploration of the Value of Multicultural Celebrity Brand Endorsers in the Journal of Business Diversity
Honors and Achievements: AIB-SE 2017 -Conference Best Conference Theme Paper Award on Navigating (Anti) Globalism: Charles, R. & Nardi, N., (2017) The Lessons from the Caribbean, the Dichotomy & Duality of Anti-Globalism and Globalization.
Memberships: Academy of International Business (AIB); AIB-SE Chapter; Sigma Beta Delta; Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) Chapter: Omega Rho - Founding Member
Research Interests: Cross-Cultural Management, Negotiations, International Business, Latin-American and Caribbean Countries, International Management, Leadership, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Research methodologies, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Export Processing Zones/Free Trade Zones, Small Business Management, Cultural Intelligence, Country of Origin, Teaching International Business, Organization & Management Theory and History.Nazly Nardi Link
Sheree Nelson established a successful careers in retail management and marketing, and moved to Japan as a military spouse and taught English in Japanese schools for seven years. Nelson began her career with Purdue Global in 2003 (formerly Kaplan University) and is currently the course lead and subject matter expert for both macroeconomics and microeconomics courses. She loves to travel and learn about different cultures and continues to study both Japanese and Korean cultures and languages.
Education: PhD, Walden University; MA, University of Oklahoma; MPA, University of Oklahoma; BS, Central Michigan University
Memberships: National Association for Business Economics; National Society of Leadership and Success; California Society of Municipal Finance Officers
Research Interests: Teaching best practices, race relations, multiculturalism, psychology of economics, global economic impact of the Korean entertainment industrySheree Nelson Link
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, 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 organizationsErnest Norris Link
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 educationSusan Pettine Link
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)William Quisenberry Link
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 strategiesMichelle Reinhardt Link
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 workIlene Ringler Link
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 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 schoolDenise Schoenherr Link
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 publicationsStanley Self Link
Jose Siqueira began his career with Purdue Global in 2020, and he has taught various courses in the BA and MBA programs in the School of Business and Information Technology. Siqueira’s experience includes over 25 years working in advertising and marketing for companies such as Ampersand (formerly NCC Media), Comcast and Cinch Home Services (formerly Cross Country Home Services) and as an international marketing consultant focusing on Customer Experience implementation. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and has an extensive track record of publications in some of the most prestigious business journals in the world. Additionally, Siqueira has worked as a visiting professor at universities in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Spain.
Education: DBA, Nova Southeastern University; MBA, California State University; BA, University of La Verne
Publications: Siqueira, J.R., Bendixen, M., Reinoso-Carvalho, F. et al. Key drivers of brand trust in a Latin American airline: the impact of Colombia’s Avianca customer experience. (2023). Journal of Marketing Analytics. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41270-023-00208-8
Siqueira, J.R., ter Horst, E., Molina, G., Gunn, L. H., Reinoso-Carvalho, F., Sezen, B., & Peña-García, N. (2022). Branding in the eye of the storm: the impact of brand ethical behavior on brand commitment during the COVID-19 crisis in a South American country. Journal of Marketing Analytics. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41270-022-00188-1
Siqueira JR, Peña-García N, ter Horst E, Molina G, Villamil M. The Role of Brand Commitment in the Retail Sector: The Relation with Open Innovation. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity. 2021; 7(2):154. https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7020154
Dakduk, S., Santalla-Banderali, Z., & Siqueira, J. R. (2020). Acceptance of mobile commerce in low-income consumers: evidence from an emerging economy. Heliyon, 6(11), e05451. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05451
Losada-Otálora, M., & Siqueira, J. R. (2020). Transformative place management (TPM) in commercial settings and business performance. Journal of Services Marketing. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSM-08-2019-0323
Peña-García, N., Gil-Saura, I., Rodríguez-Orejuela, A., & Siqueira-Junior, J. R. (2020). Purchase intention and purchase behavior online: A cross-cultural approach. Heliyon, 6(6), e04284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04284
Siqueira, J. R., Peña, N. G., ter Horst, E., & Molina, G. (2020). A 2020 perspective on “Spreading the word: How customer experience in a traditional retail setting influences consumer traditional and electronic word-of-mouth intention”. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 40, 100930. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elerap.2020.100930
Siqueira, J. R., ter Horst, E., Molina, G., Losada, M., & Mateus, M. A. (2020). A Bayesian examination of the relationship of internal and external touchpoints in the customer experience process across various service environments. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 53, 102009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jretconser.2019.102009
Siqueira, J.R., Pena, N., ter Horst, E., Molina, G., (2019) “Spreading the Word: How Customer Experience in a Traditional Retail Setting Impacts Traditional and Electronic Word-of-mouth Intention”, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Vol. 37, 100870, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elerap.2019.100870.
Mbaye Fall Diallo, Jose Ribamar Siqueira Jr, (2017) "How previous positive experiences with store brands affect purchase intention in emerging countries: A comparison between Brazil and Colombia", International Marketing Review, Vol. 34 Issue: 4, pp.536-558, https://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-07-2014-0224.
Siqueira Jr, J. R., Peña, N. G., ter Horst, E., & Molina, G. (2020). A 2020 perspective on “Spreading the word: How customer experience in a traditional retail setting influences consumer traditional and electronic word-of-mouth intention”. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 40, 100930.
Honors and Achievements: Selected for special issue collecting best articles celebrating 20-year anniversary of journal.; 2014 Academy of International Business Conference, Miami, Florida, USA: Conference best paper award (track: International Marketing and Social Responsibility).
Memberships: Academy of International Business; American Marketing Association; French Marketing Association (Special Interest Research Group - Emerging Countries: Distribution in Emerging Markets); Academy of Marketing Science.
Research Interests: Organizational behavior, marketing strategy, marketing in emerging markets, digital marketing, customer experience, retail marketing, service marketing, cross cultural marketing and business internationalizationJose Siqueira Link
Edward Strafaci has over thirty years of financial experience and is an expert in Convertible Security, Merger and Options Arbitrage. Strafaci has vast experience managing equity, fixed income, and private investments. Throughout the course of his career, he has worked in both private partnership and mutual fund formats.
Strafaci teaches Finance and Economics on a graduate and undergraduate level and currently holds degrees in accounting, economics and finance. He has also taught these disciplines at several Universities. Strafaci has served as a senior member and advisor on several charitable and private school boards, and he spends time working with local organizations to support and serve families and educate women and children.
Education: MBA, St John’s University; BS in Accounting, Finance and Economics, St John’s University
Publications: “An Examination of the Relationship between Convertible Returns and Broad Market Indices.” International Journal of Business and Applied Sciences, 2020.
“Optimization of Corporate Buybacks, utilizing a Structured Short Put Strategy “Academy of Business Research Journal, Volume III, 2018, 71-85.
Certifications: Total Quality Matters -On Line Course Design Certifications Designing Online Courses, Applying the QM Rubric and Connecting Learning Theories to Your Teaching Strategies: Issuing authority Maryland Online, Inc. April 2019. ; U.S. Military Green Zone Higher Learning – Certification- April 2022
Honors and Achievements: President's Medal from St. John's University
Omicron Delta Epsilon – International Honor Society for Economics
Memberships: Knight, The Association of Knights & Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, Vatican City (since 2001)
Academy of Business Research (ABR), Member since 2016
The American Finance Association, Member since 2016
WAGE – Women and Girls Education International , Asbury Park , N.J.– Trustee since 2023
Research Interests: Convertible securities, application of derivatives strategies, capital asset pricing modelEdward Strafaci Link
Carrie Stringham has more than 25 years of senior level human resource leadership experience. At Purdue Global, she teaches undergraduate courses in human resources. Stringham is an advisor for the university’s Society for Human Resource Management student chapter and serves as a course lead for several undergraduate courses. She is experienced in the creation, implementation, and administration of compensation programs, policies, procedures, recruiting and staffing programs, evaluation systems, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), and employee benefits; she has created entire human resource platforms for organizations in varied industries including healthcare and mining. Stringham is a consultant, trainer, author, speaker and career coach who works with adults who are contemplating career shifts.
Experience: DM, University of Phoenix; MSAS, University of South Dakota
Memberships: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP); Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
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 AssuranceDennis Strouble Link
Kristen Swisher began her career with Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University in 2008) where she has served as an adjunct, full-time adjunct, and has recently moved into a full-time faculty position. Swisher has also enjoyed working in the tutoring center since 2012. She has served on the Academic Governance Committee and has recently been nominated for the 2023 ‘ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award’. Her experience includes over ten years in corporate accounting and a focus on online education since 2006.
Kristen Swisher Link
Education: PhD, Northcentral University; MAFM, Keller Graduate School; BS, Western Illinois University
Publications: Ethics Curriculum in Accounting Courses: Examination of Student Perceptions of Delivery Methods. Journal of Leadership, Accountability & Ethics. 2022, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p1-10. 10p.
Accounting Students Ethics Education and Ethical Behavior in the Workplace: A Case Study (Dissertation). Northcentral University ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018. 10789592.
Honors and Achievements: Nominated for the 2023 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award.
Research Interests: Ethics in Accounting, Student Perceptions in Accounting.
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 articlesGeoffrey VanderPal Link
Cynthia Waddell began her career at Purdue Global in 2012. She teaches various undergraduate courses in accounting in the School of Business and Information Technology. Waddell has been involved in numerous innovations in curriculum, including modularized curriculum, customized programs, and competency based programs. Her experience includes serving over 20 years as a postal inspector, where she led audits and fraud investigations.
Education: PhD, Walden University; MAFM, Keller Graduate School of DeVry University; BS, Indiana University
Certifications: CPA; CFE
Memberships: ACFE; Indiana CPA Society
Research Interests: Forensic accounting, accounting fraud, ethics in accounting and businessCynthia Waddell Link
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)Glenn Walton Link