(In the above timeline, only those faculty whose start and end dates of service are known are displayed.)
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Ayman H. Abuhamdieh, Associate Professor, Information Systems, August 2001 - present
B.A. Mu'tah University; M.B.A. University of Jordan; M.B.A. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey; PhD, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey,
Won the Tae-Won Sohn Award in recognition for an outstanding teaching portfolio submission, April 2001.
Mary Ellen Adams, Professor, Business, 1969 - 2002
BS, Indiana University - Bloomington; MBA, Indiana University - Bloomington; PhD; Indiana University - Bloomington
Mary Ellen was born near Leavenworth, Indiana. She was 10 when the family moved to Palmyra, Indiana. She taught business courses in high school at Jasper and Scottsburg, Indiana, and at Michigan Christian College (now Rochester College). She came to Terre Haute to teach in the School of Business at Indiana State University in the fall of 1969 and retired from Indiana State in 2002. She was awarded the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award in 1982, the Indiana Business Education Association Outstanding Business Educator Award in 1984 and 2001 and the Indiana Business Education Association Barbara K. Beadle Apple Award in 2015.
Martin Angell, Instructor of Accounting and Assistant Director, Small Business Development Center
BS, University of Central Florida, Accounting; MBA, Central Missouri State University; MA, Central Missouri State University; CPA, Missouri
Clinton Allan Baker, Dean, 1972 - 1974
Clint Baker was born June 10, 1928 in Louisville, Kentucky to Dr. M. Clinton Baker and his wife the former Lottie Mae McClain. He was a 1946 graduate of Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN. He then served three years with the U.S. Air Force primarily stationed at Manston A.F.B. in England.
Upon return to the States, Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Louisville in 1955 with a B.S. in Marketing. He received a Master of Business Administration in 1957 and a Doctor of Business Administration in 1961 from Indiana University.
Following his graduation, Dr. Baker served for 11 years on the faculty of the University of South Carolina as marketing and transportation professor and then Director of the MBA program.
Dr. Baker was elected to membership in Omicron Delta Epsilon, honorary economics society, and honorary business groups, Delta Sigma Pi and Beta Gamma Sigma, where he served as president. As an active member of the American Marketing Association and the Southern Marketing Association, he was a member of both Advisory Boards. In 1971-72, he was chosen President of the Southern Marketing Association. In 1970 he was named Dean of the Indiana State University School of Business. He also elected to teach a marketing course as he greatly missed his former interaction with undergraduate students. In 1974, Dr. Baker was named head of the Department of Marketing and Transportation in the School of Business, Auburn University. In 1988 he was recognized as the College of Business Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Upon his retirement in 1993 he was named as Professor Emeritus.
Although teaching was his first love, Dr. Baker had a variety of interests. He was a devoted member of the Methodist Church serving on the Administrative Boards in each city where he lived and was especially active at Auburn United Methodist Church where he presided over the Church Board in 1982-83. He was a long-time member and past president of the Auburn Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a week-end golfer, followed avidly Kentucky basketball, the Atlanta Braves baseball and, of course the Auburn Tigers. He loved classical music, enjoyed singing in the choir and in his younger years was a fine violinist. He also was a leader of a Boy Scout troop, a qualified trainer for dog obedience classes (his Shetland Sheepdog won several best of shows in Carolina competitions) and in his retirement years was an avid reader. He especially enjoyed his years working at East Alabama Medical Center first as chairman of volunteers in the CVICU unit and then as a receptionist on the hospital front desk. He was named Outstanding Hospital Volunteer in 2003. Dr. Baker passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 after an illness of several months.
Theodore Bakerman, Professor, Management and Finance, 1967 - 1989
The Dr. Theodore Bakerman Memorial Scholarship at Indiana State University was established following the death of Dr. Bakerman in September of 1995. Dr. Bakerman and his wife, Jane, were both professors at Indiana State University for many years. Annually, scholarships are presented to two worthy students, one majoring in business and another majoring in English, in recognition of the Bakerman's contributions to the University. Mrs. Bakerman passed away in June of 2004.
Lakshmi Balasubramanyan, Assistant Professor, Finance, August 2008 - July 2011
BS, Economics, University of Singapore, 1999; MA, Economics, University of Singapore, 2003; MS, Finance, Penn State University, 2005; PhD, Applied Economics, 2008,Penn State University
Lakshmi was at Indiana State from August 2008 until July 2011, she then became a research economist and senior quantitative specialist in the Banking Policy and Analysis Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from 2011 to mid 2017. Lakshmi joined Case Western University as Assistant Professor, Banking and Finance in the fall of 2017.
Elena Banks, Associate Professor, Administrative Systems and Business Education, 1968 - 1987
Elana once worked for the CIA and is the mother of actor Jonathan Banks
Phyllis A. Barker. Professor, Accounting (1970s)
Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award - 1976
Joseph Barr, 1960s
Donald L. Bates, Dean, 1995 - 1998
Donald Bates earned a B.S. (1966) in Business Administration from Indiana State University, an M.S. (1968) in Management from Indiana State University and a Ph.D. (1974) in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He has been the Dean of the College of Business at the University of Houston-Downtown (2005-2013), Dean at the College of Business and Economics at the United Arab Emirates University (2002-2005), Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration, California State University, Dominguez Hills (1998-2002), Dean of the College of Business Administration, Indiana State University (1995-1998) and Dean of the College of Business and Economics, University of La Verne, La Verne (1993-1995). In 2013, he was named as the 4th president of the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. He retired in 2018.
J. Richard Becker, Asssociate Professor, Administrative Systems and Business Education, 1956 - 1988
BS, Bowling Green State University; MS, Indiana State Teachers College
Dick has a long relationship with Indiana State University, starting as long ago as 1949. After completing his bachelors degree at Bowling Green State University he came to Indiana State Teachers College in 1949 to take a masters degree in business education. One of his professors at BGSU was Dr. Paul F. Muse who took up the post of chairman of the department of commerce at Indiana State Teachers College in 1946.
After completing his masters' in 1951, Dick left to take up a teaching position in a high school and after five years, in 1956, he was invited back by Dr. Muse to take up a teaching position in the department. After 32 years, during which time he the saw the changes from Indiana State Teachers College to Indiana State College and eventually Indiana State University, Dick retired in 1988 but is still an active part of the Indiana State community with which he has now been associated for 65 years.
John S. Berens, Professor, Marketing, 1964 -
John was president of the Mareketing Management Association, 1985-1986. John married LaRue A. Waldkoetter, who also taught at the college, on August 6, 1990. John passed away on January 10, 1999.
LaRue A. Berens (Waldkoetter)
LaRue was born Seymour, Indiana, on May 20, 1937, to Ray Waldkoetter and Linda (Christopher) Waldkoetter. LaRue married John Berens on August 6, 1990. She was a member of the Beta Delta chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta. She was a member of the Finance Committee and the Parish Council of St. Margaret Mary and was active in the Parish Retirees group. She passed away at Sycamore Manor, Terre Haute on January 12, 2019, aged 82, after a long illness.
Kuntal Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management, August 2011 - present
Sandeep Bhowmick, Assistant Professor, Marketing, January 2013 - present
Dennis Bialaszewski, Professor, Management Informations Systems, 1984 - 2017
B.A., Canisius College; ;M.A., S.U.N.Y at Buffalo; Ph.D. S.U.N.Y at Buffalo
Dennis Bialaszewski received his bachelor's degree from Canisius College, and master's and doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His doctoral thesis area was in the area of econometrics and his undergraduate and graduate training includes approximately 90 credit hours in the combined areas of mathematics and econometrics.
In 1976, he received the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. His experience also includes serving on many doctoral committees while teaching at Mississippi State University. He has had more than 40 articles published and has published in 13 different journals.He was co-founder and co-sponsor of Management Information Systems Association (MISA) which he formed with James Buffington in the spring of 1990, and Alpha Iota Mu. Dennis and James wrote a short paper about Alpha Iota Mu and that can be found at ResearchGate and the AIS eLibrary. In spring 1992, he received the Professional Productivity Award from the School of Business at Indiana State. In 2016, Dennis was the recipient of the Scott College of Business Exemplary Scholarship Award, based upon research productivity over the last 5 years. He is also Past President of the International Academy for Information Management. He also served as co-editor of the Journal of Education for MISd.
Dennis is also very active within The Ryves Community Optimist Club which was formed specifically to help with projects in the Ryves Neighborhood, focused on the area's children.
Mary Ann Boose (Kent), Associate professor, Coordinator and later Director of the Insurance and Risk Management Program, 1995 - 2008
CLU, The American College; BBA, Wichita State University; MA, Wichita State University, Economics; AM, Washington University, Economics; PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, Economics; CPCU, The American Institute of CPCU.
An Indiana State faculty member since 1995,. Mary Ann was recognized with the university President's Medal in 2008 for performing her duties as professor and program coordinator with admirable enthusiasm and productivity. Under her leadership, the university applied for and was granted $5 million to establish the Gongaware Center in the College of Business and raised nearly $2 million for student awards, scholarships and career development.
Jess Bowers, (1950s)
Vachel E. Breidenbaugh, Professor, Business, 1931 - 1968
BS, Indiana State Teachers College; MS, Indiana University
Vachel was born on December 2, 1905 and passed away on March 1, 1982, aged 76. He was awarded the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award in 1968.
He was a 1928 graduate of Indiana State University and received his Master's Degree from Indiana University in 1931. Mr. Breidenbaugh joined the ISU faculty in 1931 and spent his entire career on the campus with the exception of three years as a high school principal and a seven-month assignment at American University in Barritz, France, after World War II. He retired in 1968 after 34 years of teaching at Indiana State University. A recipient of the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching award, he also authored books and various magazine articles. Mr. Breidenbaugh died in 1982, and Mrs. Breidenbaugh died in 1996.
Byron L. Brown, Associate Professor, Management and Finance, 1958 - 1985
BS & MBA, Indiana University
Byron, Associate Professor Emeritus of Business; passed away on September 10, 2000.
Kate Browning, 1923 -
Education - Graduate Gregg School, Chicago, Illinois.
Experience - Teacher in Lockyear's Business College, Evaneville, Indiana; Assistant Professor,· Indiana State Normal School, Terre Haute.
Norman Bucher, 1982 - 1992
Norman J. Bucher gained his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate from St. Louis University. He received his Ph.D. in finance/marketing in 1967. After coming to Indiana State in 1982, in 1989 he served as chairman of the Department of Management and Finance and also directed the ISU master's in business program for three years. Prior to that he was a business administration faculty member and administrator at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In 1992, he left Indiana State to become the associate dean of Roosevelt University’s Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration.
James R. Buffington, 1985 - 2014
BS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; MS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; PhD, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (1986)
James joined the faculty at Indiana State University in 1985. His original research dealt with the impact of subcultures on Decision Support System usage. He was primarily responsible for the development of two courses in the MIS program - Decision Support Systems and The Management of Information Systems.
He had been active on the School of Business Student Affairs Committee for many years, serving as chair for several of them. He had been active on the University level, serving on the University Student Affairs Committee, the University Club, the Graduate Student Appeals Committee, the University Speakers Series, the Career Fair Advisory Board, and a number of ad hoc committees. He was co-founder and co-sponsor with Dennis Bialaszewski of Management Information Systems Association (MISA) in the spring of 1990; and Alpha Iota Mu. James and Dennis wrote a short paper about Alpha Iota Mu and that can be found at ResearchGate and the AIS eLibrary.
He has published in Human System Management, Interface and the Proceedings of several professional conferences. He has authored a study guide for an introductory MIS text. He has been active in local consulting, and computerized the Terre Haute Community Theatre's ticket handling system.
Gerald M. "Pat" Calvert, Jr., 1970 - 1998
Pat was born January 6, 1937, in North Terre Haute, to Gerald M. Calvert Sr. and Virginia Jones Calvert. He graduated from Otter Creek High School in 1954 and earned his bachelor of science in education from Indiana State University in 1958 and his master's degree in mathematics from ISU in 1965. Pat taught at high schools in Lowell and Linton, and he worked in the computer industry for several years. He began teaching at ISU School of Business in 1970 and retired from there in 1998. He was a lifelong resident of Otter Creek Township and served as Otter Creek township assessor for 20 years.
The courses he taught included college algebra, trigonometry, beginning and advanced COBOL, and the introductory business statistics course. All of his industrial experience was in positions involving the use of computers. With RCA Service Company at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida (the support base for the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral), he was a data reduction mathematician. They analyzed simulated and raw data for both missile and manned space trajectories down the Atlantic Missile Test Range.
With Boeing Aircraft Company at the Michoud Plant in New Orleans, Pat was a member of a FORTRAN programming team which supported the engineering staff responsible for building the Saturn V rocket. This was the rocket eventually used to put a man on the moon.
As an employee of Magnavox Co. at Urbana, Illinois, he was a COBOL programmer responsible for writing programs supporting the accounting department.
In 1967, Pat returned to Indiana State University as the Associate Director of Administrative Applications in the Computer Center. His responsibilities included overseeing the development of COBOL programs needed by the administration of the University and supervision of the three-shift computer operation that produced administrative reports.
From 1973, had a small income tax preparation business and in 1979, he was elected assessor of Otter Creek Township.
Pat, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Systems and Decision Sciences, passed away on February 14, 2008 at his home.
Cory Campbell, Assistant Professor, Accounting, 2018 - present
Cory is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Indiana State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He is a licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Cory’s research focuses on accounting and strategic decision-making in higher education.
Campbell has been a full-time professor since the fall of 2018. Prior to joining the accounting faculty at ISU, he served as an adjunct at ISU for several years and has been a visiting instructor at IUPUI. Campbell presents regularly to the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) on various emerging technologies like blockchain, big data, robotics process automation, and cybersecurity.
People of State - Cory Campbell
Kimberly Campbell, Part-Time Lecturer, 2014 - present
BS, Health Administration, Indiana State University, 1996; MS, Human Resource Development, Indiana State University, 2005
Kimberly is also Associate Director of Human Resources at Rose-Hulman Institute of Tehnology
Shawn Carraher, Associate Professor, Management, 1995 - 1998
BSc; Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D; Oklahoma State University. Since 2013, Shawn has been Clinical Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Maureen Casile, Assistant Professor, Management, July 2017 - present
Hershel N. Chait, Associate Professor, Management, 1981 - 2019
B.A., Brooklyn College of the City University of New York; Ph.D., Indiana University
Aruna Chandrasekaran (Chandra), Professor, Management, 2001 - present
Aruna earned a B.A. in English from Women's Christian College in Madras, an M.A. in English and Linguistics from Bangalore University, and an MBA in Strategy and International Business at Kent State University. She also holds two doctoral degrees in strategy, international business and English and Linguistics from Kent State University. She has had research published in areas related to business strategy in emerging markets and has co-authored a book, India business: Evaluating Opportunities in this Emerging Marketplace, Paramount Market Publishing, 2002.
In 2006, Aruna Chandra and ;Wei He were recognized by The International Affairs Center at Indiana State University at its annual awards banquet for their support of and involvement in the ISU-Liaoning University "China and the World Economy" program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S State Department.
Chia-An Chao, Professor of Manangement Informations Systems, 2002 - present
Chia-An earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from Indiana University – Bloomington, and received her B.A. from National Taiwan University – Taipei. Prior to ISU, she was an information systems consultant with Ernst & Young, Ciber, and Fascor. Her research interests include healthcare informatics, entrepreneurship, organizational impacts of information systems, and information systems education.
Newell E. Chiesl, Professor, Marketing, coordinator of Marketing, 1978 - 2007
B.S. Marketing, Northern Illinois University; MBA Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., Marketing, University of North Texas.
Newell came to Indiana State in 1978 from Western Illinois University, and earned the rank of professor in 1985.
While at Indiana State, Newell specialized in enriching and transforming the lives of marketing students through the use of real-world, community business problems. His students have worked with such local organizations as the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club, Lighthouse Mission, Wabash Valley Youth Soccer Association and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra.
In 2006, based on performance from the previous five years, Newells was awarded with the excellence in teaching award. The excellence in teaching award is presented in recognition of a faculty member's contribution to the mission and progress of the College of Business. The honor is bestowed upon the most deserving faculty member annually at the college's honor day celebration.
M. Christmas, 1960s
Paul W. Clark, Associate Professor, Marketing, August 2002 - July 2011
BBA, Marketing, Brock University; MS, Management, University of Alabama, Huntsville; PhD, Marketing, University of Memphis
After leaving Indiana State, Paul joined the faculty of Coastal Carolina University.
Emanuel "Matt" Cohen, Senior Instructor, Accounting, 2012 - present
Matt was promoted to Senior Instructor of Accounting in May 2020.
Larry Coleman, 1971 - ???
Larry's exposure to the insurance industry began as a special business insurance agent for Northwestern Mutual Life in Terre Haute, then he taught business insurance and finance at universities across the country. But in 1971, Larry became a family economics and home management professor at Indiana State. Through his years at Indiana State, Larry also served as associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies, professor of management, and now as coordinator of the Insurance Program, which began in 1984.
Larry built Indiana State’s successful insurance program from the ground up. Not too many programs in too many colleges can declare 100 percent placement for their majors, but Indiana State's Insurance Program can. And it didn't take many years for this program to become so successful. In 1984, the dean of the School of Business asked Dr. Larry Coleman, a business professor who taught insurance classes, to "give some thought to developing an insurance program" at Indiana State, because before that time, only five insurance classes were offered.
Larry presented a proposal in June of 1989 to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Three months later, the insurance program was born. And nine months later, the program graduated one insurance major. But that number has grew significantly over the following four years. In the Spring 1993, 85 students majored in insurance and 50 minored.
Belva Jones Cooley, Associate Professor, 1987 - 1999
Acting Chairperson (May, 1995 - May, 1996), Chairperson (May, 1996-July, 1998)
Belva has a Ph.D. (1976) in Management Science from Oklahoma State University, a MBA degree from Texas Tech University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She was certified as a Quality Engineer by the American Society for Quality in 1997.
Belva served as Chairperson of the Systems and Decision Sciences Department. She received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1976 and taught at University of Nebraska at Omaha, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and University of Montana before coming to Indiana State University in 1987. Her primary teaching interests are microcomputer applications, computer simulation and management science. She received an "Excellence in Teaching" award while at Virginia Tech.
Belva was active in several professional organizations, serving as President of the Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association (1984-85) and as President of the Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (1987-88). She has also served as one of six At-Large Vice Presidents for the national Decision Sciences Institute and on the national Board of Directors for DSI. She co-coordinated the 1995 New Faculty Development Consortium and planned the 1992 Microcomputer Applications track for the national DSI meeting.
At Indiana State she served on the university Faculty Senate and as School of Business Faculty Vice-Chairperson. She chaired the Provost's task force for the review of promotion and tenure policies at Indiana State. She has served as chair or member of a variety of university, school and departmental committees.
Belva published several papers in Decision Sciences& and other papers in Simuletter, Simulation and Games, Personnel Administrator, and Interface. She has also written three study guides and three instructor's manuals to accompany statistics texts.
Instructor (September, 1970 to May, 1972) - Steven F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Part-Time Instructor (August, 1972 - May, 1975) - Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Assistant Professor (August, 1975 - July, 1977) - University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
Assistant Professor (July, 1977 - June, 1981) - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Professor/Assoc. Professor (September, 1981 - May, 1987) - University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Associate Professor (September, 1987 - 1999), Acting Chairperson (May, 1995 - May, 1996), Chairperson (May, 1996-July, 1999), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
Associate Professor (1999 – retirement), Chairperson (September 2001 – retirement) - University of Montana
Charles "Andy" Cooper, Instructor, Management Infirmation Systems, 1992 - 2010
BM, DePauw University, Music; BS, Indiana State University, Music Merchandising; MBA, Indiana State University, Business
Cindy Crowder, Associate Dean, 2022 - present
Dr. Crowder joined the Scott College of Business as Associate Dean for the fall semester, 2022.
Cindy L. Crowder, Professor of Human Resource Development, earned a Ph.D. In Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. She served in several administrative positions at Indiana State, including Department Chair for seven years, Admissions, Career Counseling, and Financial Aid. Prior to academia, she worked in event planning, employee development, training, and staffing.
As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Crowder’s publications focus on closing the loop between research and practice in the areas of work-life integration, employee discrimination, and career development. She teaches Research Methods, International and Cross-Cultural Training, Work-Life Integration, and Career Development. Her dedication to student and faculty success at Indiana State has been recognized with the Difference Maker Award and nomination for the Caleb Mills Teaching Award.
Dr. Crowder demonstrates commitment to professional service as a reviewer for numerous research publications. She chaired the Program Excellence Network for HRD programs and served on the Malcom Knowles Dissertation of Year Award Committee. She is an active member of professional organizations such as the Academy of Human Resource Development, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Academy of Management.
Alan B. Czyzewski, Professor of Accounting, 1992 - present
B.S., Boston College; M.Acct.,University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Terry Daugherty, Dean, 2020 - present
B.A.,Western Kentucky University; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Michigan State University.
Terry was a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. After that, he went to the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising. He started at the University of Akron in 2009 where he served on the faculty and in various administrative capacities, including department chair and assistant dean before joining the Scott College of Business in July 2020.
His scholarship is focused on examining consumer psychology and persuasion within digital marketing and advertising. He theorizes and empirically tests how individual characteristics and media properties influence cognitive processing and consumer behavior.
Tammy J. Davis, Associate Professor, Management, - 2001
B.B.A. University of Georgia; M.B.A. University of Georgia; Ph.D; Management, University of Georgia
Jeffrey L. Decker, Associate Professor, Accounting, 2011 - 2013
PhD in Accounting, University of Arizona, 2001
Concetta DePaolo, Associate Professor, Operations Management and Analysis, 2000 - present
B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.Phil., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award - 2007. Master Teacher - 2019
People of State article (February 28, 2020)
Jeremy Dix, Adjunct Professor, 2018 - present
MBA from Indians State in 2017, B.S. in Human Resource Development from Indiana State in 2004.
Max E. Douglas, Professor, Management, September 1968 - 2010
BS--Business Administration, Ball State University MA Business Administration, Ball State University; EdD. Higher Education, Indiana University
Max E. Douglas, joined the College of Business as a faculty member in 1968. Dr. Douglas received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University followed by his Doctorate in Education from Indiana University. Throughout his tenure in the Scott College of Business, Dr. Douglas has taught a variety of topics, including organizational behavior, small business management and entrepreneurship, leadership and organizational change, and business ethics. His research has focused on eustress, teaching and learning styles and ethics in the workplace, among other areas. A recipient of the first Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Business and the university's Caleb Mills Distinguished teaching award in 1991, he also authored books and various magazine articles. Max retired from full-time teaching in 2010. Max also provided funds for the Servant Leadership Award. Inducted as an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honor Society in 2001.
George J. Eberhart, Head of Commerce Department, 1936 - 1968
BS & MS, Indiana University; PhD, Ohio State University
Irma Ehrenhardt 1929 - 1941
The Irma Ehrenhardt Scholarship was established by Mrs. Irma Ehrenhardt Vesser to recognize and assist outstanding Indiana State students preparing for careers in secretarial science and office administration. Mrs. Vesser earned the B.S. degree at Indiana State University in 1925 and the master's degree in education at Harvard University in 1929. She served on the Indiana State faculty for 12 years (1929-1941) and was a charter member of the Indiana State Chapters of Kappa Delta Pi and Pi Omega Pi. She was an official delegate of the NEA's Business Education Department to the International Congress of Business Education in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1935. She was voted one of the ten outstanding teachers of business education in 1939. Mrs. Vesser served on the Long Beach City College faculty for 26 years - from 1942 until her retirement in 1968. She passed away in November 1996.
John Ricky Fergurson, Assistant Professor of Marketing. 2019 - present
MBA, University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of North Texas
Before arriving at Indiana State, Ricky was Assistant Professor of Marketing at Nova Southeastern University, Florida.
Dr. Ricky Fergurson, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Indiana State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. Ricky currently teaches Professional Selling at SCOB. He taught for two years at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL before joining the faculty at Indiana State University. His teaching philosophy is a belief that all learning experiences should be engaging and enlightening. He draws on his experience in sales and marketing to incorporate real world issues into his classroom teachings.
His research and teaching interests include B2B Sales and Sales Management, Relationship Marketing, Marketing Strategy, and Consumer Behavior. His research has been published in the Journal of Managerial Issues. He has presented papers at several academic conferences including the Academy of marketing Science, the Society for Marketing Advances, National Conference in Sales Management, and the TX Ph.D. Research Conference. He has also been a reviewer for academic journals and conferences.
Eurico J. Ferreira, Professor, Finance, 1991 - 2014
B.S., The National School of Engineering (Brazil), Mechanical Engineering; M.B.A., Pontificia Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Dr. Eurico Ferreira, professor of finance, received many prestigious awards from Indiana State including the 2006 Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award. Awards received from professional organizations include the 2004 Outstanding Research Paper Award by the International Academy of Business and Economics, and Best Paper Awards for his research and scholarship at professional conferences in 2002 and 2003. Eurico was recognized by the College of Business for his exemplary scholarship in 2003, excellence in teaching in 2004, and the 2007 College of Business Research Award. Eurico passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 2, 2014, aged 75. Eurico will be remembered for his love of dancing and fast cars.
David E. Fleming, Professor, Marketing, Director, Sales and Negotiations Center, 2015 - present
B.A. - Psychology, University of South Florida - 2002
M.B.A. - Marketing & Finance, University of South Florida - Lakeland - 2005
Ph.D. - Marketing, University of South Florida - 2010
David was promoted from Associate Professor to full Professor in May 2020.
Wynnie M. Ford, Professor, Administrative Systems and Business Education, 1960 - 1996
Indiana Business Education Association Outstanding Business Educator Award, 1993.
Michael R. Frame, Instructor
B.S., Purdue University at Indianapolis; M.B.A., Ball State University
LeRoy Franklin, Professor, Decision Sciences, 1987 - 1998
LeRoy Franklin attended Indiana University and graduated (Magna cum Laude) in 1967 with a bachelor's in Mathematics and minors in Chemistry and Physics. He continued on at Indiana University and received his first master's in Theoretical Mathematics and Physics in 1970 when Uncle Sam called. Dr. Franklin served as a Lt. in the United States Army in the Ordnance Corps for over 18 months with service in the Republic of South Vietnam. Upon leaving the Army, he returned to Indiana University under the G.I. Bill and began his work in statistics. He completed his second master's and then his Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics in 1977 from the Mathematics Department at I.U. He then taught three years in the I.U. School of Business (winning two teaching awards as "one of the top ten teachers" in the School of Business from the MBA Association in 1980 and in 1981). In 1981, he went to the University of Central Florida, Department of Statistics and taught and consulted for six years through the Institute of Statistics of the university. In 1987, he took a position in the School of Business at Indiana State University, where he has taught and worked as a private statistical consultant. He is presently a tenured, full professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences and has published 30 refereed journal articles and published and presented 37 other papers nationally and internationally in the areas of theoretical and applied statistics to include statistical process control and statistical computing.
While here at Indiana State, Dr. Franklin has received: "Researcher of the Year" from the School of Business (1990), "Teacher of the Year" from the School of Business (1992), "Researcher of the Year" for the entire University and was awarded the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research/Creativity Award (1992) and the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award for the entire University (1993). LeRoy left in 1998 to join the methematics department of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Erica Free, Adjunct Professor (2010s)
Erica is also the general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn.
Harry "Ed" Gallatin, Senior Instructor, Accounting, - present
Bachelor's Degree, Political Science and Government, 1971 – 1980, Indiana State University. Bachelor's Degree, Accounting and Finance, 1994 – 1996, Indiana State University. Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), 1996 – 1998, Indiana State University. CPA since 1997.
Leona Gallion, Dean (;1998 - 2001), 1968 - 2001
Bachelor's from Fort Hays State University in 1957, master's and doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado in 1960 and 1968, respectively.
From 1960 until 1968 she was an instructor and then assistant professor of economics and business at Fort Hays State University. Dean of the College of Business, 1998 - 2001 but she started at Idiana State in 1968. In 1977 for example she was teaching shorthand and statistics. Indiana Business Education Association Outstanding Business Educator Award, 1992. Winner of the University Medallion, 2001. The University Medallion was established in 1997 to recognize Indiana State University staff displaying a history of loyalty, dependability and service to the University and the Terre Haute Community. She also did volunteer work at the Glenn Home.
Warren Gardner, 1960s
Eric C. Girard, Assistant Professor, Finance (2001 - 2004)
DEUG, Mathematics, University of Marseille IV; B.S., Biology and Chemistry, University of the State of New York; M.B.A., Finance, National University, San Diego; D.B.A., International Finance, United States International University. Before joining Indiana State, Eric served as scientific attaché for the French embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.
2007 - Present (June 2019) - Professor of Finance and Director, Center for Global Financial Studies, Siena College
2005 - 2008 - Portfolio Manager, Arcsin Tactical Trading
2004 - 2007 - Associate Professor of Finance, Siena College
2001 - 2004 - Assistant Professor of Finance, Indiana State University
1999 - 2001 - Associate Faculty of Finance, National University
1997 - 1999 - Adjunct Faculty in Finance, United States International University
1996 - 1998 - Treasurer Mitchell International
1994 - 1995 - Financial Analyst Mitchell International
1991 - 1993 - Scientific Attache French Embassy in Thailand
Marion G. Glascock 1930 -
Michael Godfrey, - 2001
Edward L. Goebel, Dean, 1974 - 1989
Linda Goodwin-Ross (Edwards), Full-Time Lecturer, Business, 2011 - present
Bachelor’s Degree in English, a Master’s Degree in Management Science and holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University School of Philanthropy and a certificate as a NxLevel Instructor for Indiana’s Small Business Development Center.
Linda started teaching at Indiana State in 2005, in the Communications Department where she taught COMM 101
Linda has been very involved in the local community and has served as the Interim Director of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. She has served previously as marketing director for the local newspaper, director for Providence Center for the Sisters of Providence. She was executive director for Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity and resource development officer for United Way of the Wabash Valley. She has sat on various nonprofit boards over the past 25 years.
Robert D. Green, Assistant Professor, Marketing, 1986 - 1992
BBA, BED University of Miami; MBA, Nova Southeastern University; DBA, Nova Southeastern University
Ronald F. Green, Dean, 2002 - 2007
Ronald earned his doctorate degree in industrial management from Clemson University in 1986; received his MPA from Jacksonville State University (Alabama) in 1982; earned his MBA from Jacksonville State University in 1978 and his bachelor's degree from Clemson in 1974. His previous experience includes serving as Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies in Business at East Tennessee State University. Ronald resigned as dean in 2006, but stayed in that position util 2007 when he bacame dean of the College of Business at The Citadel.
Frank Grove 1922 -
Education - A.B., Indiana State Normal School; University-of New York, School of Commerce.
Expcrience - Teachcr in Rural Schools, Clinton County, Indiana ; Assistant Professor of Commerce, Indiana State Normal School.
Thomas Hamilton. Assistant Professor, Finance, 1997 - 2000
B.Sc; University of Wisconsin - Madison, Natural Resources; M.S; University of Wyoming, Finance; M.S; University of Wisconsin - Madison, Real Estate Investment Analysis; Ph.D; University of Wisconsin - Madison, Business, 1997
Thomas specializes in real estate and after leaving Indiana State, Thomas joined the faculty of the University of St. Thomas and in 2014, Roosevelt University.
Mahfuzul Haque, Professor, Finance, August 2000 - present
Mahfuzul earned his Ph.D. and MA from the University of New Orleans, obtained MBA’s from Indiana University and IBA - Dhaka University. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Mahfuzul currently teaches Strategic Financial Decisions, Commercial Bank Management, Financial Institutions and Markets, International Finance, Financial Management and Business Finance at the undergraduate and MBA level. He also taught Personal Finance and Investment at SCOB.
Best Paper Award in International Finance for the year 2001 – Southwest Finance Association (SWFA). M. Ershad Hussain, Dillard University and Mahfuzul Haque, Indiana State University, earned the 2015 McGraw-Hill Distinguished Paper Award for their paper "Is the J-Curve a Reality in Developing Countries?"
Joe T. Harder, Associate Professor, Management Information Systems, Coordinator of the Management Information Systems Program, August 1998 - 2020
BA, Purdue University, Psychology; MBA, Southern Illinois University; DBA (ABD), Southern Illinois University, MIS. Scott College of Business Coordinator for Motorsports Studies Faculty Advisor to Sycamore Motorsports Association. Joe retired in the summer of 2020.
Michael R. Harmon, Professor, Accounting, 1986 - 2018
B.S., Accounting, Indiana University, South Bend; M. A., Tax, University of Oklahoma; J.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
Jeff Harper, Professor, Managment Information Systems, Director, MBA program, July 1998 - December 2020
A.S., Calhoun State College, Business Administration; B.S., Athens State College, Accounting; M.S., Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Management of Technology; Ph.D., Auburn University, Management Information Systems
Jeff Harper, a Professor of Management Information Systems and education in graduate education. A recipient of the Scott College’s faculty awards for Excellence in Teaching (2003) and Exemplary Professional and Community Service (2008), Professor Harper has been an advocate for advanced management education throughout his distinguished career. Since joining Indiana State in 1998, hundreds of tomorrow’s business executives and academicians have studied under his tutelage.
Whether offering curriculum advising, research guidance, thought leadership, or career mentoring, Dr. Harper has always been dedicated to and involved in the success of Scott graduate students. He led the establishment of the MBA Library in 2009 while serving as Associate Dean for Graduate Education and MBA Director, donating books from his own collection. Since then, Indiana State University faculty, graduating MBA students and alumni have donated books to the library. This library is a valuable resource for the MBA program and will serve generations of graduate students to follow.
After a long and distinguished career at Indiana State during which he became a mainstay, we regret to announce that Dr. Harper will be retiring from January 1, 2021.
Jeff Harper came to Indiana State University’s School of Business in 1998 as an assistant professor of Management Information Systems after receiving his Ph.D. from Auburn University. In the next few years he primarily taught graduate and undergraduate Information Systems courses, worked with students beyond the classroom as a faculty advisor for individuals and student organizations, published research in his discipline, and consulted with organizations such as the Indiana Small Business Development Corporation, the U.S. Justice Department, and Union Hospital.
Promoted to Associate Professor in 2002, he continued to teach and produce scholarly works while taking more responsibility for the MIS program as Program Coordinator. In 2005, he was promoted to full Professor. Shortly after, he accepted a temporary appointment as a visiting professor at Harvard University where he taught eCommerce strategies. Returning to ISU, he was appointed as associate dean for graduate programs in 2009 and took the now College of Business’ MBA program to new heights, with enrollments exceeding 160. After 10 years as head of graduate studies, he returned to the classroom in 2018 where he once again taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the Donald W. Scott College of Business.
Some of Doctor Harper’s more notable achievements include:
- Being the first “Gongaware Professor” in the School of Business in 1999;
- Being elected as an officer of the Indiana State University Faculty Senate in 2001-2002;
- Volunteering as the Head Coach of Men’s Soccer, 1999-2004;
- Being a theme Chair for the Decision Sciences Institute in 2005 & 2007;
- Being appointed as a State Farm Insurance Faculty Intern in 2006;
- Being the principal for a State Farm grant to establish what would become the Meis Center for Student Development;
- Being a Faculty Advisor of the Management Information Systems Association, a student organization;
- Establishing the Professional MBA program in Plainfield, Indianapolis in 2010;
- Establishing the Moroccan student exchange program with Université Hassan I, Settat, Morocco in 2013;
- Having the Scott College MBA programs ranked as #4 nationally for best administered MBA programs in the U.S. in 2017 by the Princeton Review; and
- Receiving the Scott College of Business faculty awards for Teaching (2003), Service (2008), and Research (2013).
Dr. Harper has been particularly known for his business expertise, his close association with leading business people throughout Indiana and beyond, and his relationships with his students and alumni. He intends to continue to reside in Terre Haute, be active in scholarly pursuits, and be more involved with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Jeff will be missed and everyone at Indiana State wishes Jeff a long and happy retirement.
Dr. Jeff Harper in 1999
Robert W. Harrington, Professor, Business,1956 - 1968
BS, Illinois State Normal School; MA & PhD, University of Iowa
Robert was born on May 21, 1923, in rural Whiteside County, son of Loyd and Anna Mundt Harrington.He progressed from being a Lyndon High School graduate to earning a Ph.D. in five academic years and as many summer sessions. Those were included in 10 calendar years, 1941 to 1951, which also included military service and full-time teaching.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business education from Illinois State Normal University in 1947, and a master’s degree in marketing in 1948 and a doctor of philosophy degree in international economics, awarded in January 1952, both from the University of Iowa. He also studied at Cambridge University and the Universities of Wisconsin and Alaska. He was a member of several honorary and professional societies including Pi Omega Pi, Phi Gamma Nu, Alpha Kappa Psi, Omicron Delta Gamma and Phi Kappa Phi.
He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946, and taught at Central College, Pella, Iowa, from 1948 to 1950; Wisconsin State College, Superior, from 1951 to 1956; and Indiana State University, Terre Haute, from 1956 to 1968.
Robert joined the Illinois Wesleyan University faculty in 1968, and retired after 40 years of college-level teaching in 1989 and was named Professor Emeritus at Illinois Wesleyan University. For the last 21 of those years, he was professor and director of the Division of Business and Economics at Illinois Wesleyan University. At the time of his retirement, he was the Robert S. Eckley Distinguished Professor of Economics.
Robert passed away at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington on November 2, 2012 aged 89.
Thomas Donald Harris, Assistant Professor, Accounting, 1989 - 2015
Tom was born February 15, 1942, in Terre Haute to Donald Harris and Alice Marie Taulbee Harris. He was a graduate of Clinton High School class of 1960. He graduated from Marietta College in 1964 with a degree in economics,, then later earned his undergraduate degree in accounting, as well as his MBA, from Indiana State University. After attaining his CPA, he earned his doctorate degree in accouunting from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He was a professor of accounting at Indiana State University from 1989 to 2015, and had served as the department chairperson for several years. As chair, he formed the ISU Accounting advisory board. Tom developed our forensic accounting minor which is now a popular way for our accounting majors to satisfy the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam. Tom was the recipient of several awards. In 2008, he was named as one of Indiana's leading CPAs. In 1994 he was awarded the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award. He was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, which he started at Indiaand Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Tom was greatly respected and admired by all his colleagues at Indiana State. Tom passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at his home aged 76.
Ruth Hartman (1960s)
Jon M. Hawes, Professor, Marketing; Director, Sales and Negotiations Center, 2009 - 2015
B.S. in marketing and economics (’73) and an MBA (’75), both from Indiana State. PhD in Marketing from University of Arkansas, Fayettville.
When Jon Hawes first joined Indiana State University in 2009, the marketing professor knew the objective: establish a nationally recognized sales center. In late March 2013, the University Sales Center Alliance, a national organization of university sales programs admitted Indiana State's Sales and Negotiations Center in March with full member status. The alliance reviewed Indiana State's curriculum and the Sales and Negotiations Center, before members granted approval. Indiana State becomes just the 19th university accepted into the alliance as a full member.
Jon came to Indiana State from the University of Akron where he was a distinguished professor of marketing and founder of the Fisher Institute for Professional Selling. He received the Outstanding Service Award at the National Conference in Sales Management in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and was selected by the University of Akron Alumni Association as the 1991 winner of the Outstanding Researcher Award for a lifetime of exceptional achievements in research. He received the 2006 Prentice Hall Solomon-Marshall-Stuart Award for Innovative Excellence in Marketing Education; the 2005 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education; the 2005 Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award from the University of Akron; the 2005 Distinguished Sales Educator Award from the University Sales Center Alliance; and the 2004 Hormel Master Teacher Aw ard from the Marketing Management Association. In August 2009, Jon received the McGraw Hill/Irwin Sales Teacher of the Year Award from the American Marketing Association. Jon returned to the college in 2020 as a lecturer.
Wei He, Assistant Professor, Management, 2002 - present
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Peking (Beijing) University Beijing, China (1986); Master of Engineering in Industrial Administration, Dalian University Of Technology Dalian, Liaoning, China (1989); Ph.D. in Management, Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA (2004).
Wei received his Ph.D. in management from Boston College and joined Indiana State in 2002. He teaches various management courses, including human resource management and international business, and conducts research in cross-cultural/international management. Before coming to Indiana State Wei served as Teaching Fellow & Research Fellow at Boston College Chestnut Hill, Wallace E. Carroll School of Management (1998 - 2000) and before that, Assistant Professor (1989-1993) & Associate Professor (1993-1996).at Dalian University of Technology Dalian, Liaoning, China School Of Management / The National Center For Industrial Science & Technology Management Development.
In 2006, Wei He and Aruna Chandra were recognized by The International Affairs Center at Indiana State University at its annual awards banquet for their support of and involvement in the ISU-Liaoning University "China and the World Economy" program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S State Department.
Martha Headly (1960s)
Brandon Henman, Lecturer, Marketing, 2018 - present
Accounting & Finance (2010); MBA (2015) both from Indiana State.
Brandon is a vice president at Terre Haute Savings Bank, where he works as a mortgage loan officer. He has been with THSB since 2011. In 2016 Brandon was named by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and Tribune-Star as one of the "12 Under 40" which recognizes young professionals who are making great contributions to the community.
Ervan J. Holtmann, Associate Professor, Administrative Systems and Business Education, 1966 - 1985
Ervan was born on January 28, 1924, in Enid, OK. to the Rev. J.H. Holtmann and Kathryn Mandalek. He married Bettie L. Cooper on November 20, 1942, in Muskogee. He served in World War II and was a retired Air Force reserve officer. Ervan was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church as well as a member of Kiawanis and Garden Club of Enid. He taught at Lutheran High School in St. Louis and Lawton High School. He was a professor at Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas, and also taught in the business department at Indiana State where he was awarded the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award in 1980. He retired in 1984 and passed away on Monday, June 26, 2006, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, aged 82.
David R. Hopkins, Interim Dean, 2001 - 2002
David was only with the School of Business as interim dean for around a year but was at Indiana State for much longer. Before being appointed as interim dean of the school, David had already served at Indiana State for 14 years, senior associate vice president for Academic Affairs, as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs (1996 to 2000). Previously he served as associate vice president for academic affairs (1995 to 1996) and before that as chairperson of the department of physical education (1988 to 1994). David became provost of Wright State University in 2003, and then president in 2007 until he retired in 2017.
When David became interim dean "The spirit of the school was not upbeat,” recalled Bruce McLaren and one of David's great strengths was to empower the faculty.through servant leadership.
C. Hornung or Horning (she is named as both in the university archives) (1960s)
Robert E. Hoskinson, Assistant Professor, Business, 1956 - ???
Robert was born in 1928 in Stryker, Ohio, to M.G. and Isabel (Layton) Hoskinson. Bob's family moved to Bowling Green in the 1930s. From the first grade, he knew he wanted to be a teacher, largely because of having had many dedicated elementary and high school teachers who served as his role models. He was talented musically, but when he entered college, his parents convinced him that he should major in something other than music. As a result he graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1950 with a degree in business education. After teaching at the high school level for two years, he was drafted into the Army and was eventually stationed at HQ USAREUR (U.S. Army, Europe) in Heidelberg, Germany. There he served as a court reporter and chief clerk for the comptroller's office.
Upon his return to civilian life, he resumed teaching in a suburb of Cleveland. Upon completion of his MA, he began teaching at the college level, holding positions at Michigan State University and Indiana State University. In 1960, Bob completed his PhD program at Ohio State University and accepted a position as chair of the Department of Office Administration at Washington State University. He remained at WSU for 24 years. In 1984, he took a position at Bunka Women's University in Tokyo, Japan, where he taught courses in cross-culture and headed its annual, month-long overseas program for students.
Bob returned to the US to retire in Bainbridge, Washington., in 1992. Bob passed away peacefully on June 4, 2014.
Reza Rahim Houston, Assistant Professor, Finance; Research Director of Networks Financial Institute, 2015 - 2018
Reza holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Missouri (2015), an MBA from Indiana State University (2011), and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University (2009), where he majored in mathematics, economics, and East Asian Languages and Cultures. Prior to completing his graduate studies, he worked as a data analyst in the insurance industry. After leaving Indiana State in 2018, Reza became Assistant Professor of Finance at Ball State University.
Kurt C. Hozak, Assistant Professor, Operations Management and Analysis, 2007 - 2010
B.S., Student Planned Curriculum, Western Michigan University, 1995; M.A., Business Administration, Ohio State University, 2005. PhD, Business Administration, Ohio State University, 2007
His research focuses on the use of technology to enhance supply chain management, manufacturing planning, and control systems, as well as service operations management. Hozak’s dissertation provides insight into the justification of the use of radio frequency identification by manufacturers, particularly compared with other data collection systems. After leaving Indiana State, Kurt taught at Coastal Carolina University.
Nathan L. Hull, 1970s
Roy O. Hunter, Associate Professor, Business, 1940 - 1968
BS & MS, Indiana State Teachers College
Roy graduated from Indiana State Teachers College with a MSc in Education in 1941. His masters thesis "A Survey of the Methods used to Control High School finances" is available from the University Archive.
[Roy is sometimes named as Robert in some university archive photos.]
Aimee Jacobs, Lecturer, Marketing, 2013 - 2017
BS, Manangement Information Systems, Indiana State, 2001; MBA, Indiana State, 2008; Ph.D., Informatics, University of Reading, UK, 2013
Aimee has a long history with Indiana State both as a student and employee. She was Senior Computer Consultant to the university from 1999 to 2001. Then Customer Relationship Management Campaign Manager from 2003 to 2009. She was a lecturer at the Scott College of Business from 2013 until 2017. Aimee is currently (June 2019) an assistant professor at California State University at Fresno.
Kevin W. James, Assistant Professor, 2012 - 2013
Business Administration, Texas A&M University, 2004; M.B.A., Louisiana State University, 2007, PhD, Marketing, Louisiana Tech University, 2012.
Kevin is currently (June 2019) Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Myra E. Janco, Marketing, 1950s
Bachelors, Indiana State Teachers College, 1948
Myra went on to a very successful career in marketing and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1966.
Bahareh Javadizadeh, Assistant Professor, Management, August 2019 - present
BS - Agriculture Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2010; Payame Noor University, 2014; Ph.D. - New Mexico State University, 2019
Dr. Bahareh Javadizadeh joined the Scott College of Business in August 2019 as an assistant professor of management who specializes in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. She recently earned her doctorate in Human Resource Management from New Mexico State University. Her prior business experience includes managerial work at a company in Iran specializing in importation of truck parts. A primary focus of her research examines ways of creating a better workplace environment for all employees.
Bahareh has taught Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, and Teamwork. Her teaching focuses on creating a challenging, engaging, and thought-provoking environment in which students grapple with provocative questions, apply course materials to real world examples, and share ideas with the rest of the class with an emphasis on promoting civil collaboration and teamwork. The Department of Management within the NMSU College of Business recognized her for outstanding teaching during 2017-2018.
Bahareh enjoys active engagement in community service activities. She has worked with fundraising for homeless veterans in Las Cruces, New Mexico and has also volunteered at various non-profit organizations in Isfahan, Iran.
People of State article (August 26, 2020)
Kenneth C. Jones, Instructor Marketing; Associate Director, Professional MBA Program; 2011 - 2013 & 2020 - present
Kenneth was a great believer in experiential lerning. His students worked on projects for Adidas Sports, ;Clabber Girl, Kellogg, Rex,
Ken returned here in 2020.
David Jaiman Kim, Professor, Finance, 1975 - 2000
B.S - University of Missouri - Columbia; M.A. - University of Missouri - Columbia; Ph.D - University of Wisconsin. David was born in Daegu, South Korea on March 6, 1937, the son of Wan Sup Kim and Cha Nam Hwang. As well as a professor at Indian State, David was Chief Editor & Founder of the journal Global Business and Finance Review. David passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center, aged 77.
Lawrence L. Knight, Associate Professor, Business, - 2004
B.B.A. Memphis State University; M.B.A. Memphis State University
Among the classes he has taught on campus are: consumer behavior, marketing research, and advertising management. In Knight's opinion, the most interesting class he ever taught was an honors seminar in marketing, "because students apply behavioral science to consumers.'
James Knoblett, 1960s
James received a bachelor's and master's degree from Indiana State University and a doctorate from the University of Washington.
He taught at Indiana State University and the University of Tennessee. James also served as a consultant to many businesses.He became the Ernst & Young Professor of Accountancy at the University of Kentucky where he has served as Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Acting Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Business and Economics.
Ruthetta Krause, Associate Professor, Administrative Systems and Business Education, 1947 - 1978
BS Fort Hays Kansas State College; MS, University of Denver
Ruthetta Krause, who served Indiana State University long and well between the years of 1947 and 1978, died November 21, 2007 aged 95. Through her 31 years at Indiana State, she taught a variety of courses, including typewriting, shorthand, office procedures, secretarial practice, machine transcription, office machines, and others. All prepared students for employment as secretaries and administrative assistants.
Further evidence of Krause’s dedication to students is the scholarship, the Benjamin and Susan Krause Memorial Scholarship, she established in memory of her parents. Many students with majors in the Business Education, Information, and Technology Program have benefitted from the scholarships made available through Krause’s thoughtfulness.
Ruthetta was variously described as "a unique individual," "a very precise dresser. She dressed as professionally and formally as she taught class. There was no joking around. You stepped in the classroom, and it was time to get down to business and learn professional theory and methodology," and "demanding, exacting, and cared for her students."
Harry F. Krueckeberg, Director, Bureau of Business Research, August 1969 - May 1978
The Bureau of Business Research was created by John Thompson Moore in 1963. Harry was director of the Bureau all the time he was at Indiana State. The Bureau carried out research at both the state and national levels doing research for entities such as the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, American Gas Association, Food Distribution Research Society, Kraft Foods, the Burkart Randall Division of Textron and the State of Indiana. Another important feature of the Bureau was the annual "Business Outlook Forum" the first of which took place in 1969. The forums were to "inform local area businesmen and women of predicted developments in several business areas" and an effort to "build closer cooperation between the business community and the university."
Harry got his BS at Purdue and MS and PhD at Penn State, all three in Agricultural Economics. Before coming to Indiana State he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware. After he left us he was a Professor in Marketing at Colorado State University before finally retiring in 1996.
Evan Kubicek, Lecturer, Management, August 2015 - August 2018
Kimberly Hendricks LaGrange, Senior Instructor, Management, 2008 - 2018
Kim is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and the Principal Consultant with Prime Resources, LLC, a human resources consulting firm specializing in organizational development and employee training. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana State and has over twenty years of experience in human resources management. In her corporate experience, Kim has held executive positions responsible for all phases of human resources, including compensation, employee benefits, management development, employee recruitment and selection, employee relations, and training. Kim is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has served as the College Relations Director on the Executive Board of the Indiana State Council of SHRM and as President of the Wabash Valley Human Resources Association.
Steven W. Lamb, Chair, Accounting, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, 1970 - 2021
B.A. - Hastings College; Ph.D. - Kansas State University
Steven Lamb participated in the formation of the Department of Systems and Decision Sciences which was created in 1984.
Dr. Lamb's Ph.D. is in Economics with an area in Research Methods as well as in Statistics from Kansas State University. Since coming to ISU, he has taken post graduate work in Multivariate Statistics at IU and has also taken post graduate work in Statistics in the Math Department at ISU. He has enjoyed teaching the graduate level M.B.A. course in statistics, entitled Advanced Statistical Research Applications in Business since 1970. Dr. Lamb's undergraduate teaching assignments have been in the area of Statistics, Management Science, and Production. The use of Statistics in the field of Production, with the increased emphasis on quality control, presents an exciting challenge and opportunity for him.
Dr. Lamb served as the Chairperson of the ISU Faculty Senate (1995-97) and has served on numerous other university committees, including chairing the University Academic Affairs Committee. He has been Chairperson of both the School of Business Graduate Committee and the Faculty Affairs Committee. He served in the role of Departmental Coordinator when the SDS Department was being formed, and has served as Chairperson of the School of Business Faculty.
Research outlets have been within the National Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings, the American Statistical Association Proceedings, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Experiential Learning and Simulation, as well as others.
He has become a magnificent ambassador for Indiana State and the College of Business, and it is due to this service, dedication, and leadership that he was named recipient of the 2007 Faculty Recognition Award for exemplary service in the College of Business.
James Edward Lane, Professor, Accounting, 1957 - 1992
BS, CPA, Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana University (Ford Fellowship, 1959)
James "Jim" Edward Lane was born on August 1, 1928 in Prospect, Orange County, IN. He was born at the family home on Sand Hill, just outside of Prospect. He graduated from French Lick High School, Orange County, IN, in 1946. He received a BS, Business Education degree in 1951 at Indiana State University. He started work at Indiana State University in 1957 and became chair of the Department of Accounting. He earned his MBA, General Business degree in 1959 at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received a DBA, Transportation degree in 1962 at Indiana University, Bloomington. He became the first chairman of the Accounting Department when it was formed in 1969. He passed away on May 18, 2007 in Terre Haute.
Kwang-Soo Lee, Professor, Management, 1977 - 2005
BS, Korea Military Academy, General Engineering; MBA, University of Hawaii, Business Administration; MS, Case Institute of Technology, Operations Research; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Operations Research
Kwang-Soo Lee was Professor of Systems and Decision Sciences. He received his Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University in 1975, and held faculty positions at Cleveland State University and Bowling Green State University before joining Indiana State University. Also, he was Visiting Professor of Operations Research at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. In addition to the academic positions, he worked for Standard Oil Company, Ohio, Korea Trade Promotion Corporation, and Korean Embassy in Kula Lumpur. His research interests include economic-ecological system modeling, and applications of systems concepts to the management process. His current research papers published in journals and proceedings including The Review of Economics and Statistics. He is the recipient of the 1992 ISU School of Business Outstanding Professional and Community Service Award.
Eunjung Lee, Assistant Professor, Data Analytics, 2021 - present
Eunjung Lee earned her Ph.D. in Information Technology Management from the Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2021. Her research interest is the area of business analytics and she strived to analyze online reviews from customers' perspectives and business owners' perspectives using machine learning techniques for my dissertation research. Before joining the Ph.D. program, I worked for Samsung and LG in South Korea.
She serves as an assistant professor in the MISBE department. Her research interests are in recommendation agents and decision-making systems associated with data mining, online consumer reviews, predictive analytics, and machine learning.
George F. Leonard, Assistant Professor, Typing, 1927 - 1929
Zhiyong "John" Liu, Professor, Insurance & Risk Management, January 2012 - Present
B.A., Economics, Dept. of Economics, Wuhan University, 1993; M.A., Economics, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, 1996; Ph.D., Managerial Economics & Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2005
Zhiyong "John" Liu is a Professor of Insurance & Risk Management in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University, and he is also a research fellow at the Networks Financial Institute. John has been teaching various insurance courses and some finance courses. His research interests include insurance and risk management, law and economics, industrial organization, antitrust, and corporate finance. Prior to joining ISU, John had taught at Georgia State University and Tsinghua University. John has a B.A. degree in economics from Wuhan University, an M.A. degree in applied economics from Peking University, and a Ph.D. degree in managerial economics and strategy from Northwestern University. In 2017, Dr. Liu was recognized for his research with college's Exemplary Scholarship award.
Henry W. Longfield, Chair of the Department of Accounting, 1969 - 1992
Henry received his B.S.B.E. from Illinois Institute of Technology, his MBA from the University of Denver, and his D.B.A. from Arizona State University. He joined the ISU faculty in 1969 and retired in 1992. In 1974 he became chairperson of the Department of Accounting. Dr. Longfield has been honored as a Sagamore of the Wabash (1988) and received the Indiana CPA Society Civic Achievement Award (1980). Outside of Indiana State, golf and attending sports events were his major fascinations. Henry passed away on May 19, 2001.
Eric Lutz, Lecturer, Manageent, - present
BSc. Chemistry, Indiana State, 2004; MBA, Indiana State, 2017
Amro A. Maher, Assistant Professor, Marketing, 2008 - 2010
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts; PhD, Old Dominion University, 2008
After leaving Indiana State, Amro taught at Qatar Univesity until 2018 when he joined the faculty of the University of South Dakota.
Ralph Edward Mason, Professor, Head of the Department of Distributive Education, 1964 - 1984
Born on August 7, 1919 in Armington, Illinois, the son of Ralph and Agnes Lorraine (Cross) Mason. He was a 1936 graduate of Armington High School, Armington. Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University, 1940; Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1949; Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1961. Teacher business, Shelbyville (Illinois) Community Public Schools, 1940-1942, 46-47; coordinator distributive education, director vocational education, Springfield (Illinois) Public Schools. Ralph married Ann Scott Maher on June 9, 1947, and they stayed together until her death on March 6, 2006. 1947-1955; assistant professor to associate professor business education, University of Illinois, 1955-1964; department chairman business distributive education and office administration, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1964-1980; professor business, Indiana State University, 1964-1984. Council of Distributive Teacher’s Educational Award in 1975. Indiana Business Education Association Outstanding Business Educator Award, 1981. Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award in 1983. Professor emeritus, Indiana State University, 1984; Member call staff economics, accounting and mathematics Maysville (Kentucky) Community College, 1989. He and his wife had "a Burmese cat who runs the household." Ralph passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Maysville (KY) Extended Care Facility, aged 91.
He began his career in education that spanned 50 years in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, at Shelbyville High School, Shelbyville, Illinois, where he taught business courses. Dr. Mason entered the service of his country during World War II by enlisting in the United States Army on June 4, 1942. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of operations in India and China, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant in the Signal Corps. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory medal. He received his honorable discharge from the United States Army December 12, 1945. Upon his separation from military service he returned to teaching at Shelbyville High School. Dr. Mason Continued to pursue his education receiving his Master’s Degree in Business Education from Northwestern University and his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Illinois. In 1964 he joined the faculty of Indiana State University, where he served as a Professor of Business and Distributive Education and Office Administration. During his tenure at Indiana State University he served as a Departmental Chair. His writing and consulting contributions were extensive. Dr. Mason served as a consultant to Vocational High Schools area vocational schools and state boards of Vocational Education. He held offices in professional associations on the state and national level including the Illinois Vocational Association, the Illinois Business Education Association, the Indiana Business Education Association and the National Council for Distributive Education. Dr. Mason was the recipient of the Caleb Mills Award from the College of Business of Indiana State University in 1983. After his retirement from Indiana State University in 1984 he and his wife returned to her family home and farm near Washington, Mason County, Kentucky. Dr. Mason continued his educational efforts by serving on the faculty of Maysville Community College, teaching business courses. He was involved in a number of community activities serving on the Board of Directors of Hospice of Hope and the Maysville-Mason County Library. He was a dedicated member of Rotary International and a member of the Maysville Rotary Club after moving to Maysville serving as Club Secretary. Dr. Mason and his wife were members of the University of Kentucky Fellows Society. They endowed a number of scholarships in the field of Music Education at the University.
C. Jack Maynard, Interim Dean, 2019 - 2020
C. Jack Maynard, director of the MBA in Education Leadership program, will serve as interim dean of the Scott College of Business for a year while a national search for the next dean is conducted. Jack is no stranger to senior roles at Indiana State having served as dean of the college of education and provost and vice president for Academic Affairs (2003-2013).
Dr. C. Jack Maynard was born on December 29, 1947, in Williamson, West Virginia. He received his B.A. in Secondary Mathematics from Marshall University in 1969. He earned his M.Ed. in Educational Administration in 1972, from Marshall University. In 1976, he received his Ed.D in Educational Administration and Higher Education from West Virginia University.
Dr. Maynard has extensive experience in university settings. He served as Assistant Professor before being appointed to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marshall University. He served as Assistant Dean for Administration Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of the Northwest Ohio Urban Partnership/University Initiative all at the University of Toledo. In the year 2000, Dr. Maynard was appointed Dean of the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan, until 2001 where he was appointed Dean of the School of Education at Indiana State University.
Under Dr. Maynard's leadership, Indiana State School of Education earned the 2002 Christa McAuliffe Award for Exemplary Programs in Teacher Education. Dr. Maynard was appointed as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Indiana State in 2004.
Jack has enjouyed a long and varied career:
Director of the MBA in Educational Leadership, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, August 1, 2015 – Present
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, August 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Professor of Educational Leadership and Provost Emeritus, Indiana State University, July 1, 2013 – Present ( Sabbatical leave – Academic Year 2013-14)
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Indiana State University , July 2004 – June 30, 2013 (Interim Appointment 2003-04)
Interim President of Indiana State University Foundation, Spring/Summer 2012
Dean, School of Education, Indiana State University and Professor of Education, July 2001 – August 2003
Dean, School of Education and Human Services and Professor of Education, The University of Michigan – Flint, January 2000 – June 2001
Director, Northwest Ohio Urban Partnership/University Initiative and Associate Professor of Education, The University of Toledo, July 1999 – December 2000
Associate Dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions, The University of Toledo, July 1987 – June 1999 (Assistant Dean 1985-87)
Acting Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean of the College of Education, Marshall University, July 1977 - June 1985
James R. McCrisaken, Assistant Professor, Accounting, 1968 - 1987
James was born on August 28, 1923 and passed away on June 10, 2002. He received his MBA from Indiana University in 1960 and before coming to Indiana State was assistant professor of acccounting at Quincy College, Quincy, Massachusetts (1962 - 1966). In 2006, an alumni at Quincy College set up a scholarship for business or accounting majors in James' name there as a tribute to his professionalism and morality.
Bruce McLaren, Associate Dean, 1979 - 2016
B.S. Purdue University; M.S. Purdue University; Ph.D. Purdue University
Bruce McLaren joined the faculty at ISU in 1979, having formerly taught at the University of Virginia. He earned his doctorate in Operations Management from Purdue University in 1977. Original research focused on Material Requirements Planning (MRP) lot sizing algorithms in the POM field.
At Indiana State, he has split time between the POM and MIS areas. He chaired the School of Business MIS Curriculum Committee in the early 1980s and was responsible for early implementation of the MIS major and minor. In addition to the POM area, he has taught most of the MIS courses in the SDS Department:
He has written two study guides, four instructor manuals, and numerous textbooks in the MIS area. In 1988, he won the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award. Winner of the University Medallion, 2012. The University Medallion was established in 1997 to recognize Indiana State University staff displaying a history of loyalty, dependability and service to the University and the Terre Haute Community.
He has been active in the University-level computing committees and has served as Chairperson of the University Microlabs Committee. He has also been a consultant for area organizations.
Constance McLaren, Associate Professor, Systems and Decision Sciences, 1979 - 2016
BS, Purdue University, Mathematics; MS, Purdue University, Management; Ph.D; Purdue University, Management
Connie McLaren received the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1976 with the major area of Management Science. Her minor area was Finance, and her original research was in mathematical programming models for the commodity futures market. While at Purdue, she was twice named the outstanding graduate instructor in the Krannert School.
After teaching for three years at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, Dr. McLaren joined the faculty of the School of Business in 1979. While at ISU, she has served on a number of University committees and as the Acting Director of Institutional Research. She received the School of Business Outstanding Teacher Award (1994) and the university-wide Caleb Mills award for excellence in teaching (1997). Her teaching interests are in Management Science, Decision Analysis, and Forecasting.
She is an active participant in regional and national meetings of the Decision Sciences Institute and was co-chair for the 1995 New Faculty Consortium. Her publications include software manuals, two study guides, and six test banks for management science texts.
Robert Dean McMahan, Senior Instructor, 1984 - 2020
Robert McMahan was born on September 15, 1950 in Vincennes, Indiana. Education: Indiana University (Bachelor of Arts, 1972). Indiana State University (Master of Business Administration, 1984). Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis (Juris Doctor, 1987). Adjunct Instructor, College of Business, University of Indianapolis, since 1987. Instructor, Business Law, Indiana State University, since 1984. Robert was admitted to the bar, 1987, Indiana and United States. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Robert retired in the summer of 2020 after 36 years of service to the college.
Robert died on November 30, 2022, surrounded by family and loved ones. Bob was born on September 15, 1950 in Vincennes, Indiana to Dr. Virgil "Mac" McMahan and J. Kathleen "Katy" (Potts) McMahan. He graduated from Vincennes Lincoln High School, Class of 1968, attended Vincennes University and transferred to Indiana University to obtain his B.A. in Criminology in 1972. He subsequently obtained his M.B.A. from Indiana State University in 1984 and his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 1987.
Bob lived a vast life full of experience and adventure.His careers spanned from interning in the white-collar crime unit with the FBI to a five-star hotel manager to college professor and attorney. He began his law career in 1987 with Wolfe, Frey, Hunt & Olah. In 1992, he opened his private law practice, focusing on Taxes, Trusts, Wills, Estate Planning, Probate, Asset Preservation, Commercial and Business Transactions and other matters relating to individual and business financial affairs. Bob would often say "everything is numbers," and he had a knack for analyzing those numbers.
Bob was admitted to practice law in the Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court in 1987, the Southern District of Indiana U.S. District Court in 1987, and the U.S. Tax Court in 1997.
Bob retired as a member of the faculty of Indiana State University, Scott School of Business, where he taught Business Law for thirty years. As a professor, he was known for his dry sense of humor and real-life experience. He taught thousands of students and was unforgettable. It was commonplace for former students to recognize him and holler out "Dr. McMahan," whether it be at a restaurant, in a hospital, or on a vacation.
Bob co-hosted a weekly radio program entitled Money, Law & Solutions for many years, along with Gerald Dix. Their banter back and forth, along with Bob's dry sense of humor and colorful opinions earned him many fans.
Bob was a Mason and belonged to the Social Lodge #86 in Terre Haute. He was also a member of Zorah Shrine Temple of Terre Haute.
Bob was a member of the Columbia Club in Indianapolis since 1994, where he enjoyed showing family and friends the finer side to dining. Many of our fondest memories with Bob started with a toast to the evening and were capped off with cigars at a nearby speakeasy.
Bob was the go-to person for any question, which earned him the name "Bobble." When you needed to know something, you didn't google it, you Bobble it. Despite his vast knowledge, Bob never made a soul feel inferior to him.
Bob was a world traveler and adventure seeker. As a child, his family traveled to Minnesota for vacation, where his love of water began. He enjoyed sailing in the Baltic, scuba diving in the Caribbean, and fishing trips with buddies in Minnesota. In summer 2022, he and his sister, Mary, rekindled childhood memories by traveling back to Minnesota for a camping and fishing adventure. His worldly vacations also included many European cruises and travels to China and Japan.
Nancy J. Merritt, Dean, 2007 - 2012
BS, business administration, Montana State University, PhD, University of Arizona
During her time as dean, Nancy worked with her leadership team and others to maintain the Scott College of Business' accreditation by AACSB-International, launched a Professional MBA program in Plainfield, established a Sales & Negotiations Center, reorganized the academic departments, and planned for a new Scott College of Business home in the former downtown Federal Building.
Before coming to Indiana State, Nancy was a professor of marketing at Bowling Green since 1988, and served as interim dean of their College of Business Administration in 2005-06. Nany has experience in college development and fundraising, and strategic and operational planning. She developed executive, entrepreneurship, and business engagement programs, including a Center for Executive Studies and a Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. She also worked with university development and corporate officers in formulating the Cooper Tire Teaching Mentorship. She is a member of the Academy of Marketing Science and the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Jessica G. Mikeska, Assistant Professor, Marketing, - 2017
Ph.D., Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Peter J. Mikolaj, Professor, Insurance and Risk Management, 1989 - 2013
B.S., Ohio State University; MSc, Cytogenetics, Ohio State University; PhD, Quantitative Genetics, Ohio State University
Before coming to Indiana State, Peter had several years of insurance industry experience in ratemaking and securing state insurance department approvals for rate and product filings.
Patti A. Mills, Professor, Accounting, 1990s
Baccalaureate degree, history, State University of New York College at Fredonia; Master's degree, accounting, University of Illinois; Ph.D History, University of Rochester.
Patty held several posts while at Indiana State including administrative fellow in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; project manager and coordinator of transition programs of the Lilly Project for Transforming the First-Year Experience; professor of accounting (tenured full); distinguished visiting scholar at The Flinders University of South Australia; and acting chair of the Department of Accounting.
Other professional experience includes serving as field examiner (faculty intern) of the Indiana State Board of Accountants; teaching assistant in the Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana; instructor of history at the College of Charleston, South Carolina; and teaching and research assistant at University of Rochester, New York.
Patti is the author of three accounting books. She has written numerous articles and book reviews and has presented many paper presentations and other public addresses. She has served as co-editor of The Accounting Historians Journal and on the editorial review board of several accounting publications.
After leaving Indiana State in 2000, Patti served as director of academic affairs and interim chief executive officer as well as a tenured professor of business administration at Penn State Schuylkill.
In 2006, Patti was appointed associate dean for academic affairs at Penn State Altoona.
Barbara Joy Minnick, Professor, Business Education, 1967 - 2000
Ed.D; University of Tenessee
Barbara served Indiana State for thirty-three years until 2000, and had gained the respect and affection of students and colleagues who knew her as a scholar, teacher and friend; Barbara passed away in July 2010 after her bicycle was struck from behind by a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 2 near Berthhold, North Dakota.
William H. Moates, Associate Professor, Management Information Systems, MBA Coordinator, 1987 - 2010
B.S., Birmingham Southern College; M.B.A. University of Alabama; M.A. University of Alabama; Ph.D. University of Alabama
William H. Moates was born and raised in Enterprise, Alabama, being born there on February 5, 1946, the son of Homer and Gladys Moates. He received his B.S. degree in Math and Physics from Birmingham-Southern College in 1968. He then pursued graduate studies at the University of Alabama, receiving an M.A. in Business Statistics in 1971, an M.B.A. in 1973, and a Ph.D. in Management Science/Operations Management in 1981. He attended the MIS Faculty Development Institute at the University of Minnesota in 1986 and the Advanced MIS Faculty Development Institute at Indiana University in 1988. He taught at Marshall University and James Madison University before coming to Indiana State University in 1987. He held the position of Associate Professor of MIS and has taught courses in introductory business computing, systems analysis and design, operations management, statistics, and the MBA core course in management information systems.
Dr. Moates has published in the Journal of Small Business Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications, Journal of Information System Management, Journal of Systems Management, Interface, and Accounting Systems Journal. He has presented numerous papers at professional meetings. He is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and has served on the Board of Directors of the Central Illiana Chapter of APICS and as a member of the Indiana State University Faculty Senate. He was active in the ISU Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship.
William retired on December 31, 2010, moved to Pensacola and died on April 20, 2021 of pancreatic cancer. He was always known as Billy and was an avid golfer.
Zack Goodman, Jim Dyar, Nick Schafer, and Dr. Billy Moates at the 2008 IRM Golf Scramble
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Dan Mollela, Management Information Systems, 1980s
Susan M. Moncada, Professor, Accounting, Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management, 1990 - 2018
B.A.E., University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh; M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D; University of Illinois
Susan is a registered certified public accountant in Illinois and was a professional test item writer for the Uniform CPA Examination since 2002. In 2001, Susan was awarded the School of Business Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching, April 20, 2001. In 2009, Susan joined the business editorial board for Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT). Then in 2011, Susan was awarded the MERLOT Business Classics Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources for her adaption of "Processing Integrity Challenge," a PowerPoint game similar to Jeopardy and a game she calles Cribbingo with students in her accounting classes. It is a combination of bingo and the card game cribbage. She was also awarded the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. In 2016 she accepted the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Student Learning Assessment and Improvement for the B.S. in Accounting program.
John Thompson Moore, Director, Bureau of Business Research, 1963 - 1968
The Bureau of Business Research was created by John Thompson Moore. John was only here for 5 years, 1963 to 1968, in the Department of Marketing. After leaving Indiana State, he taught at Eastern Illinois University. He retired in 1987 and passed away in 1993. He wasn’t here that long but he must have thought well of the college because as well as setting up a scholarship at Eastern Illinois for business students, his wife also set up the “John Thompson Moore Memorial Scholarship” here for a “a needy and deserving student” which Is still being awarded. John was Professor of Marketing at Illinois State from 1969 to 1987.
According to Indiana: Business and Industry, October 1966, Volume 10, Number 10, page 11, the Bureau was formed in 1963, which must have been shortly after John arrived at Indiana State. "Supporting the academic units are a Computer Center (1963), Bureau of Business Research (1963), Institute for Research in Human Behavior (1965), Curriculum Research and Development Center (1965), Bureau of School Administrative Services (1966), Center for Family Finance Education (1966), Center for Governmental Services (1966), Institute for Industrial Research (1965), and several teaching centers." A copy of ;Indiana: Business and Industry can be viewed on the Internet Archive or as PDF from this site.
Later, the director of the Bureau was Harry F. Krueckeberg who was at Indiana State from August 1969 to May 1978. There was also several research assistants at various times, among them Carolyn C. Couch, Kathy A. Knierim, and Karen D. Pottinger.
Paul F. Muse, Dean, School of Business; Chair, Department of Business; Professor, Business, 1947 - 1971
BS, Ohio University; MA & PhD, Ohio State University
Paul was the Chairman of the Department of Commerce from 1947 to 1964. When the School of Business was created in 1964 he became dean and remained so until his retirement in 1971. He was the chairman of the National Committee on Unification which endeavored to unify all professional business education associations into a national and regional cooperative membership. Before comingto Indiana State, Paul was Associate Professor of Business Education at Bowling Green State University.. During his life, Paul had been president and secretary of the Ohio Business Teachers Association, and a member of Ohio Education Association, United Brethern Education Association, National Business Teachers Association, and the American Association of University Professors.
Myrtilla Nash, - 1963
Myrtilla Woolley was born on Deceber 29, 1903 at Shelburn, Indiana. She married local businessman Coleman D. Nash on May 17, 1924. She taught at Shelburn, Graysville, Sullivan High School and Indiana State business department before retiring in 1963. Myrtilla passed away on April 19, 1970 aged 66 and is buried at Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan, Indiana.
Sandra J. Nelson, Professor, Administrative Systems and Business Education, Assistant Dean, - 2003
B.S., University of Akron; M.Ed, Arizona State University; Ed.D, Arizona State University
Brian Neureuther, Assistant Professor, Quality and Decision Systems, August 2002 - August 2006
B.A. Mathematics, SUNY Geneseo, 1992; M.B.A. Wright State University, 1996; Ph.D. Texas Tech University, 1999
Since leaving Indiana State in 2006 Brian has been Assocuate Dean and Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at the State University ofNew York, College at Plattsburgh.
Robert W. Obenberger - 1970s
Robert was part of the Business Research Bureau.
Leone L. Orner, Professor, Administrative Systems and Business Education, 1956 - 1970
BS, Oklamhoma State University; MA Columbia University; PhD, Oklahoma State University
Jin Park, Associate Professor, Insurance and Risk Management, 2009 - present
Bachelors, Agriculture, Konkuk University, 1990; Bachelors, Business Administration, Lewis-Clark State College, 1993; MBA, Minnesota State University - Mankato, 1997; PhD, Risk Management and Insurance, Temple University, 2003.
Like some of his students at Indiana State University, Jin Park didn’t know what to study when he entered college in his native South Korea. He decided to earn his first bachelor’s degree in agriculture and had an opportunity to study English and learn about the American culture in the U.S., where he completed a second bachelor’s degree in business administration.
“The first work experience I had in the U.S. was for a small insurance agency as the office manager, helping sales agents with paperwork, underwriting, insurance applications and claims,” said Park, an associate professor of insurance and risk management at State. “I decided I needed to learn more about insurance, so I went to Minnesota State University to do my MBA and study insurance and risk management. That’s where I really developed the interest to take my studies further and decided to go for my PhD at Temple University.”
Park was intrigued by how insurance worked and benefited people in the U.S.
“Growing up in Korea, insurance was a luxury. People in the Asian culture are not actively preparing for death, so it’s a hard place to sell life insurance,” he said. “It was a cultural shock for me to learn that insurance is a necessity here, but as I worked with claims and helped clients and agents on my first job I realized how valuable insurance can be. I saw potential for insurance in Asian cultures, though I have not returned to my country.”
Instead, Park has spent the last 16 years teaching at the collegiate level. Before coming to Indiana State in 2009, he taught insurance and risk management at Illinois Wesleyan University for six years (2003 - 2009).
At Indiana State, Park teaches introduction to risk management, commercial property risk management insurance and employee benefits.
Mabel Payne, Instructor, Commerce, 1920s
Douglas K. Peterson, Assistant Professor, Management, - 2005
B.A. University of Kansas, Lawrence; M.B.A. University of Kansas, Lawrence; Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Kym Pfrank, Lecturer, Management, January 2015 - present
MBA, Indiana State University, 1987
Kym spent over 33 years at Union Hospistal, ending as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2015.
Roswell (Ross) Marion Piper, 1977 - 1999
Ross Piper was Professor of Operations Management. He received his B.B.A. "With Highest Distinction" from Emory University where he majored in Accounting in 1964. At Emory, Ross was elected to membership in Alpha Epsilon Upsilon and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies. He also received the Georgia Society of CPAs Scholarship Award. He received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Alabama in 1967 and 1973 respectively. Always quick with wit, Ross loved to joke that his PhD was his last educational effort to "pile it higher and deeper". While at Alabama he was inducted into Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Fraternity. His major at the doctoral level was Management Science and Operations Management with minors in Microeconomics and Managerial/Cost Accounting. An Air Force veteran, he served as a weather forecaster while stationed in the U.K. He also served as acting President and General Manager of Piper Hardware Company for one year.
Ross served as National Chairman of the Production and Operations Management Division of the Academy of Management (1981-82). He was a charter member and served as V.P.-Programs and Education for the first four years of the Central Illiana Chapter of APICS. He has written a number of articles in both trade and professional journals including The Accounting Review, The Paper Trade Journal, and The Academy of Management Journal. His research and professional development interests were the development of computer models for instructional purposes. Ross passed away on January 20, 2015.
George M. Puia, Associate Professor, Management and Finance, 1996 - 2000
M.S., Northwestern University, Management; Ph.D., University of Kansas, Strategic Management
George was born on December 19, 1951 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States. Son of Grace Puia.
George Puia is Associate Professor of Management and Finance at Indiana State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Kansas. Dr. Puia earned an M.S. in Management with an emphasis in organizational change and has completed work in mathematics and economics at Northwestern University. His undergraduate degree was a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in marketing. Prior to working at ISU, Dr. Puia served as a professor in the University of Tampa (UT) MBA program and as director of the UT Small Business Institute.
Dr. Puia has served in a variety of marketing management and general management roles. For nine years, he was an executive with Barber-Colman Company, a manufacturer serving the world-wide construction industry. During his tenure with Barber-Colman, George was responsible for the strategic plan for the energy group; eleven manufacturing divisions with revenues in excess of $120 million. For three years, he was responsible for marketing a large scale computer system used to effect energy conservation in large buildings and building complexes. As part of his Barber-Colman experience, Prof. Puia served as President and General Manager of Barber-Colman Saudi Arabia for two years, living in Jeddah for that period. Professor Puia also served as an executive with a small communications company in Chicago that was involved in television production, broadcasting and syndication, book and music publishing. He has extensive management and consulting experience. Recent clients include Dean-Witter (financial services), MedCash (healthcare), Arzco Medical Systems (manufacturing), and Parkway Foodservice (distribution).
Professor Puiaís academic research focus has been on the effects corporate restructuring on strategic competitiveness. His publications appear in Management International Review, the Case Research Journal, the Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, Proceedings of the Southern Management Association, Proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Management, Proceedings of the North American Case Research Association, the Society for Case Research and the American Hospital Association. Dr. Puia has also authored practitioner articles in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Visions and several corporate newsletters. Professor Puia has been invited to present his work to the Strategic Management Society, Academy of Management, Academy of International Business (Brussels), Southern Management Association, Society for Case Research, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Western Casewriters, Midwest Academy of Management and the North American Case Research Association. He is a frequent speaker at executive conferences and workshops. Currently, Prof. Puia has the honor of serving as Editor of the Case Research Journal.
After leaving Indiana State, George Puia held the Dow Chemical Company Centennial Chair in Global Business at Saginaw Valley State University. He earned a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Kansas. Before joining SVSU, Dr. Puia held faculty positions at Indiana State University and the University of Tampa. Puia was named a Distinguished Fellow by the Academy for Global Business Advancement and was selected for the inaugural Oxford Journal Global Top 50 Educators Award. He is widely published in journals and textbooks. He has extensive management and consulting experience, and is a founding member of the Mid-Michigan Innovation Team (MMIT), where he served as board chair.
Assistant professor, director small business institute University Tampa, Florida, 1992—1996. Associate professor Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1996—2000. Dow Chemical Company centennial chair, global business Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan, since 2000, associate dean, since 2000.
Blake Rayfield, Assistant Professor, Finance, 2018 - 2020
Bachelors, Finance, Florida International University, 2014; MS, Financial Economics, University of New Orleans, 2016; PhD, Financial Economics, University of New Orleans, 2018
Before starting at Indiana State, Blake was Assistant Professor, Finance at Black Hills State University. Blake left the college in the summer of 2020 to become Assistant Professor of Finance at Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Rayfield has his own web pages.
William H. Redmond, Professor, Marketing, 2007 - 2011
Ph.D., University of Arizona. William joined the faculty of the College of Business at Indiana State University as professor of marketing in fall 2007. He serves on the board of directors for the Macromarketing Society, editorial board of the Journal of Economic Issues, and editorial policy board of the Journal of Macromarketing. Redmond has authored over 30 articles examining the social impact of marketing, diffusion of new products and ideas, market structures, and institutional analysis. Prior to coming to Indiana State, he served as a professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio from 1988 to 2007, and at Bentley College in Massachusetts from 1985 to 1988.
Blake Walter Reed; Lecturer, Business Law, 2020 - present
Blake is an alumnus of Indiana State, graduating magna cum laude in Business Administration. Blake obtained his J.D from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2012, again magna cum laude. He brings a lot of experience to the college being a well-known lawyer around Terre Haute. Blake joins us to lecture in Business Law.
Kyle Rice, Executive Director of Graduate Programs, 2023 - present
Kyle has spent the previous four years at Purdue University working in a variety of roles, most recently as the Assistant Director of Graduate Programs for the Krannert School of Business. His work involved recruiting for both specialty masters’ programs as well as the many different MBA Programs that Krannert offers. He, and his wife Grace, grew up in Brazil, Indiana. Grace is an ISU alum and currently teaches first grade. Kyle is a two time graduate of Purdue University with an undergraduate degree in computer graphics and MBA.
David F. Robinson, Associate Professor, Marketing; Director, Sycamore Business Advisors, 2006 - 2022
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MBA, Indiana University - Bloomington; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
David's research interests include learning and innovation in organizations and competitive strategy. In teaching, Dr. Robinson encourages students to examine entrepreneurial opportunities and engage in learning through experiences. At Indiana State his students created and operate the Executive Express Cafe learning laboratory and provide organizations with consulting services through the Sycamore Business Advisors. Prior to coming to Indiana State, Dr. Robinson taught global and strategic management ingraduate programs in healthcare at Texas Tech University and the Graduate School of Business at the University of California - Irvine. He is First Vice President of the Mental Health Association of Vigo County where he focuses on providing additional community supportive housing for mentally ill residents of Terre Haute.
Sharon L. Robinson, Instructor, Finance, 2012 - 2016
BBA, Finance, University of Wisconsin – Madison; MBA, University of Wisconsin –Whitewater
Sharon Robinson, was a finance instructor at the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University. She is a Certified Financial Planner professional and educational consultant in private practice. Sharon has prior experience as an investment analyst with a private practice financial planner in Madison, WI and underwriting analyst with Blue Cross of Northwest Ohio (now BCBSO). In addition to her role as instructor, she has worked with Indiana State Scott College of Business as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Services and with Texas Tech University as a program manager and educational consultant. She is a member of Financial Planning Association – Greater Indiana.
Herbert L. Ross, Acting Chair, Marketing (1975), Interim Dean (1989 - 1995), - 1995
A native of Illinois, was married to the former Norma Carol and has one son and two daughters. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and Vocational Association, Delta Pi Epsilon, and several other organizations as well as being associated with Business Education publications.
Marie Rucker 1925 - 1929
Marie became an assistant professor of commerce at Indiana State Normal School in 1926.
Melony A. Sacopulos, Assistant Professor, 2015 - 2020
Melony was Indiana State's attorney before joining the Scott College of Business faculty.. Melony came to Indiana State in 1994 with business transactional experience from KPMG, Price Waterhouse, and the law firm of Krieg DeVault in Indianapolis. She holds a degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University, a J.D. from Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, and a post-doctoral LL.M. in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
At Indiana State, Melony has experience in the classroom and ran the operations of the ISU Foundation from 1995 to 1998. Her service as general counsel began in 1999, additional duties as Secretary of the University were added in 2004, and she served the university as interim treasurer from July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002. Melony transitioned to the Scott College of Business on January 1, 2015. Melony left the college in the summer of 2020 to become VP of Monmouth College, Illinois.
Joseph C. Sanders, Professor, Accounting, 1992 - present
A native of Charleston, Illinois, Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University in 1981. In 1985, he earned his MBA degree, also from nearby Eastern Illinois University. In 1992, Joe earned his Ph.D in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and holds a CPA certification.
Joe has been the Accounting Program coordinator since 1999. While serving on the Indiana CPA Society Leadership Cabinet since 2002, he received the 2004 Indiana CPA Society Outstanding Educator award, and was voted 1999-2000 Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor for his involvement with the Theta Epsilon Chapter at Indiana State University.In 2008 he was awarded the College Teaching Award. Joe also enjoys running and playing raquetball, tennis and pickleball in is spare time.
Paul F. Schikora, Professor, Operations Management, August 1999 - present
BS, Organizational Management, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1981; MS, Logistics, Materials, Supply chain Management, US Air Force Institute of Technology, 1988; PhD, Operations Management, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1999.
James Schmutte, Accounting, 1970s
BA, Marian College; MBA, Indiana State University; DBA from the University of Kentucky (1983)
"All the President's Men" and "Jaws" are Mr. James Schmutte's favorite movies: He enjoys jogging and participating in and watching "almost any sport." James was an instructor in accounting, who received his M.B.A. from Indiana State. This was his first teaching job, and James received an award given by Blue Key to outstanding faculty. James liked his Auditing class the most. "because of the investigation involved."
James joined the faculty of Ball State University in 1981, where his primary teaching areas are auditing and financial accounting. James was named the 1998 Outstanding Accounting Educator by the Indiana CPA Society and designated a “2008 Super CPAs” by Indiana Business Magazine. His research interests include the implementation of auditing standards, the peer review process, and accounting education. His research has been published in The Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, The Ohio CPA, Issues in Accounting Education, and The Journal of Accounting Education. James also serves as a consultant to the Indiana CPA Society and several public accounting firms.
B. Schultz, 1960s
Robert Shade, Acting Instructor, Commerce, 1930s
A.B. Ohio Northern University; A.M. Thiel College
Art L. Sherwood, Associate Professor, Management, Management Program Coordinator, 2001 - 2014
BBA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1991; MBA, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1996; PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2001
Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award - 2009. Art was the creator of Sycamore Business Advisors, an award-winning senior capstone program. He iwa the senior fellow for leadership development for Networks Financial Services Institute and worked closely with the Networks Scholars program to develop exciting, theoretically sound seminars and workshops. He has taught university courses in the U.S., Poland and Hungary including strategic management, leadership, management principles, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship and international business. Additionally, he works with a team of researchers that focuses on excellence in teaching at the university level. Art was always known for his experiential learning experiences while at Indiana State.
Since leaving Indiana State Art has taught at Western Washington University and been busy with his own companies.
Lakisha L. Simmons, Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems 2011 - 2012
B.B.A. Information Systems, Tennessee State University; M.B.A. University of Phoenix; PhD. Management Information Systems, University of Mississippi
Lakisha taught Business Systems Analysis, Introduction to Management Information Systems, Business Information Tools, and Principles of Marketing at Indiana State. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Simmons held several positions with Caterpillar Financial Services, including 6 Sigma Black Belt, Programmer Analyst and IT Business Analyst. After leaving Indiana State Lakisha joined the faculty of Belmont University.
Amit Sinha, Associate Professor, Finance, 2002 - 2008
BS, Chemistry, Patna Science College, 1992; PhD, Kent State University
After leaving Indiana State, Amit taught for a year at the rankfurt School of Finance and Management before joining the faculty at Bradley University. He is also currntly (June 2019) the Editor-in-Chief of the Financial Statistical Journal.
John Skene, 1960s
John had been a student at Indiana State, in 1962 and 1963 belonging to Pi Omega Pi, but he appeared in faculty photographs in 1964.
Robert E. Smiley, Chairman, Marketing Department, 1979 - May 9, 1998
A.A., Fullerton Community College, Business; B.A., California State University, Marketing; MBA, California State University; Ph.D., Purdue University, Consumer Sciences and Retailing
Robert worked his way through high school building television sets. After high school, Smiley worked in the submarine service of the United States Navy, sold securities, worked as a licensed real estate broker, designed and built computers, and even owned a disco.
Bob was born on October 22, 1934 in Bloomington to James Robert Smiley and Dorothy (Harding) Parrot. Bob married Effie Belle (Mowery) Smiley on August 17, 1956 and after her passing married Betsy (Eads) Smiley on October 21, 2014.
Bob was a US Navy veteran. His memberships include life member of both the IEEE and the Linton American Legion Post #22, VFW Post #7118 and the Daniel Guthrie Post of the Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution, where he was a past President and the American Marketing Association. Bob had served as a volunteer board member for the Wabash Valley Red Cross, the CB Girl Scout Council and was Executive VP/Treasurer for the International Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning. He organized and served on the board of the Wabash Valley Marketing Association, serving three years as president. Most recently, he served as treasurer of the Hoosier Base, US Submarine Veterans, Inc. Bob held licenses as a First-Class Radiotelephone Operator (Commercial Broadcast) and Indiana Real Estate Broker.
Dr. Smiley earned his PhD at Purdue University in 1978. He holds his MBA (Marketing) and BA (Statistics) from Cal State University in Fullerton, CA. Bob retired from ISU as a professor in the Marketing Department, where he held positions as Department Chairman and MBA Coordinator. He also worked as a Field Engineer for Raytheon Company, Computer Designer for Beckman Instruments and served as a substitute teacher in the WRV school system.
Dr. Smiley was a dedicated teacher and a caring individual. He is remembered as a calm person, not getting overly excited about the good or the bad. He was especially patient with students. His willingness to help students succeed was showcased by his nature as well as his actions. His contribution to the ISU Foundation each year to provide books to needy students is one example of his effort.
Bob lived in Bloomington, and before that Linton. He passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at his home, aged 85.
Alden Smith, Associate Professor, Management and Finance, 1964 - 1984
Alden passed away on August 3, 2002.
Brien N. Smith, Dean, 2012 - 2019
Brien began his role as the dean of the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University in July 2012, after more than two decades in various positions in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. At Ball State, he worked as associate dean of the business college before joining ISU.
Brien attained his PhD in industrial/organizational psychology in 1989 from Auburn University. He has over 25 years of administrative experience in higher education and has actively participated in university governance. Smith previously worked at Ball State University where he served a number of roles including associate dean, chair for the Department of Marketing and Management, and director of business graduate programs.
While at Indiana State, the college of business has experienced marked growth in undergraduate and graduate enrollments. Dean Smith has secured nearly 10 million dollars in grant funding for new and existing programs in the college. Under his direction the college developed the Student Managed Investment Consortium with over 30 university affiliates. The college continues to be recognized as a thought leader in insurance and risk management, hosting the Insurance Public Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. each year. Smith has published numerous articles in refereed proceedings and journals, including many of the most highly acclaimed journals in his field: Journal of Applied Psychology, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology. He has delivered presentations and speeches at national and international conferences.
Dr. Smith has a strong interest in psychological applications to the workplace, and draws heavily from his organizational psychology background. His 2004 article, “Transformational and Servant Leadership: Content and Contextual Comparisons” in the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies has been cited hundreds of times in journal articles, periodicals, and books.
In June 2019, Brien became provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Youngstown State University in Ohio.
Douglas K. Smith, Associate Professor of Business, 1971 - 2001
B.S., Stanford University, Mathematics; A.M, Harvard University, Applied Mathematics; Ph.D., Purdue University, Computer Science.
Dr. Douglas K. Smith, Professor Emeritus of Business Education Department of Indiana State University passed away September 21, 2020. Doug received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Stanford University, A.M. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and the Doctorate of Computer Science degree from Purdue University.
At Indiana sStaate, he taught in the administrative systems and business education department (now management, information systems and business education) while also serving as Director of its Computer Center. Doug had given loyal and devoted service to Indiana State University for 30 years, before retiring in 2001 as professor emeritus. Doug was very student focused—he was always willing to help students with their questions and spend as much time as needed to help them understand the material. During his tenure, Doug had gained the respect of students and colleagues who know him as a scholar, teacher and friend.
Milton Soto-Ferrari, Assistant Professor, Marketing, 2017 - present
BS (2007) & MS (2010), Industrial Engineering Universidad del Norte Barranquilla, Columbia; PhD, Industrial Engineering, Western Michigan University, 2017
Milton was an instructor at Universidad del Norte Barranquilla, Columbia before becming an instructor at Western Michigan University before joining the faculty of Indiana State in 2017.
Melvin W. “Buddy” Southard, Accounting, 1960s
Melvin was born on September 3, 1937 but passed away on September 28, 1964, aged just 27. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Montezuma, Indiana.
Tammy Spivey, Lecture, Marketing, 2018 - present
BASC, Accounting, Indina State University, 1998; MBA, Indiana State Universoty, 2017
Before coming to Indiana State, Tammy works as accountant or controller at ThyssenKrupp, Terre Haute Chevrolet, and Verdeco Recycling.
Robert P. Steinbaugh, Professor, Management and Finance, 1957 - 1991
BS, MA, & PhD, Ohio State University (Ford Fellowship, 1959)
Robert received his BS from Ohio State University in 1950; his MA in 1952; and his PhD in 1957. He was a professor at Miami University in Oxford, OH from 1953-1955; Ohio State University in Columbus, OH from 1955-1957; and at Indiana State University from 1957 until retirement in 1991, a total of 34 years. He was tenured in 1959, became an associate professor in 1960 and a Professor in 1963. During his years at Indiana State University, he was as Chairman of the Department of Management and Finance from 1957 to 1984, a period of 27 years. I have known of no Indiana State Chair that has served longer. Robert, along with Ted Bakerman, were extremely knowledgeable about the workings of the Faculty Senate. They exerted tremendous influence over Faculty Governance and were the source of most of the information about the politics that existed outside the School of Business. He was a member of the Academy of Management, American Management Association, Ohio State Alumni Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Delta Sigma Pi. Robert was also a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Rotary Club of Terre Haute, the Country Club of Terre Haute, the Columbia Club of Indianapolis, and the Republican Party.
Dr. Robert P. Steinbaugh (August 25, 1925 - July 3, 2014, aged 88) had a passion for teaching and pride for Indiana State that inspired his support of Federal Hall. From 1957, throughout his 34 year career with the University, the College of Business has moved to various areas on campus. Supporting the move to Federal Hall was significant to Dr. Steinbaugh because of the enhanced learning environment it provides for students as well as faculty and staff. Dr. Steinbaugh proudly supports the growth and success of the Wabash Valley community and Indiana State University. Through Dr. Steinbaugh’s support of the Scott College of Business, he has assisted with the development of Indiana State University and the Wabash Valley. He was a member of the Academy of Management, American Management Association, Ohio State Alumni Association, Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Sigma Pi.
As an emeritus faculty member and department chairperson of Indiana State University, Dr. Steinbaugh wanted to support the University and the Scott College of Business in a way that would benefit students and faculty and now the Dr. Robert P. Steinbaugh Faculty Resource Library (FD224) makes lecture resources and materials available to faculty.
Dr. Steinbaugh’s legacy will live on when it was announced in May 2021, that his wife, Carolyn Steinbaugh, made a $1 million charitable gift to the Scott College of Business for the naming of the Dr. Robert and Carolyn Steinbaugh Endowed Professor of Business.
Indiana State University Distinguished Alumni practice 'social rent' (October 23, 2014)
Wabash Valley Visions and Voices Digital Memory Project
Million-dollar Gift Will Create Endowed Professorship at Scott College of Business (May 6, 2021
Donna Snidow Stewart, Assistant Professor, Business Education, 1966 - 1994
Donna was born on September 5, 1933, in Ft. Collins, Colorado, to Harold James Snidow and Eunice Claire Wisdom Snidow. She earned her BS from what was then the Commerce Department of the Indiana State Teachers College in 1955 and her MS in 1966. After obtaining her BS she taught three years at Westfield High School in Westfield, Illinois where she and her former husband Dr. G. Kent Stewart began their careers in education. After earning her MS she was an Instructor of Business at what was by then the School of Business at Indiana State University. By the late 1980s she was Assistant Professor in Administrative Services/Business Education until she retired in 1994. Donna died on March 6, 2022, in Greenwood, Indiana aged 88.
William Harrison Svihla, Associate Professor, Accounting, 1996 - 2011
William was born on May 7, 1958 and has a BS, Accounting, Criminology; MBA, Indiana State University; CPA. D.B.A., Mississippi State University. In 2009, William joined the business editorial board for Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT).
William is now (June 2019) a partner in a Certified Public Accounting firm where he provides business advisory, accounting advisory services, internal control assessments and forensic/fraud examination services.
Vernon H. Sweetin, Assistant Professor, Marketing, 2010 - 2017
PhD, Marketing, Southerrn Illinois University, Carbondale, 2010
John A. Tatom, Associate Professor, Finance and Director of Research, Networks Financial Institute, 2005 - 2012
BA, Economics, University of Dallas, 1967; AM, Economics, University of Chicago, 1968; PhD, Economics, Texas A&M University, 1971
From 1976 to 1995, John served as Assistant Vice President and policy adviser in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. From 1995 to 2000 in various capacities for UBS in Zurich, including chief US Economist in the asset allocation and currency group at UBS Asset Management in Chicago, Executive Director and head of country research and limit control in Zurich, and chief economist for emerging market and developing countries in Zurich.John was an adjunct professor in the Economics Department at DePaul University in Chicago from 2000 until 2005. In 2003-04, he was also a Senior Fellow at the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C.
From 2005 until 2012, John was Director of Research at Networks Financial Institute and and Associate Professor of Finance at Indiana State. On leaving, John started a consultancy in financial economics serving universities, central banks, financial institutions and other private clients and a fellow at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins University.
Ruth Temple, Assistant Professor, Commerce, 1935 - ???
B.S., Indiana State Teachers College; AM. Columbia University,
At the State Teachers College Board meeting in Indianapolis of May 6, 1935, "It is recommended that Ruth Temple be appointed as teacher of Commerce in new Laboratory school to begin with the fall term at a salary of $1,800.00 for nine (9) months. Miss Temple will receive her master's degree from Columbia University in June" Document available from Ball State University's Digital Media Repository.
Ruth worked at Indiana State until at least 1962.
Robert E. Thompson, Professor, Marketing, 1984 - 2002
B.S. Indiana State University; M.S. Indiana State University; Ed.D. Indiana University. Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award - 1993
Robert was born on January 10, 1941 in Terre Haute, he attended St. Joseph Elementary School and graduated from Schulte High School.
Robert has been a faculty member in the Department of Marketing in the Indiana State School of Business since 1984, but was at the university since 1968. He previously served as the assistant vice president for public affairs, the director of university-community relations, the director of the Bureau of Conferences and Special Events and served as State president of Indiana Special Olympics. He also served as President of the Redevelopment Commission for the city of Terre Haute and was presented with the Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Bayh.
Robert also served as Director of University Marketing from 1994-95 and developed the university’s first marketing plan. His work was recognized with the 1995 Award for Marketing Excellence from the Wabash Valley Chapter of the American Marketing Association.
In 1993, he received ISU’s Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award, the School of Business Faculty Service Award and the President’s Medal for Excellence. In 1991, he received the School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award. His contributions to Indiana State were recognized with the William Albert Jones Award for Outstanding Counsel to the University President and the Presidential Medal, which is the highest award presented to a University faculty member. He was also a regular presenter on issues related to marketing at regional and national conferences.
Robert served as a member of the School of Business Quantum Leap Group that helped develop the proposal for the $20 million gift from the Lilly Endowment. The funding was used to create Networks, a program designed to provide educational and consulting services to the financial services industry.
In 2002, Robert was named interim vice president of University Advancement and interim executive vice president of the Indiana State University Foundation,
Robert retired from the university in 2006 after suffering a stroke. He passed away on October 7, 2020 at Harrison's Crossing Health Campus after many years battling multiple health issues.
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Terrie E. Troxel, Executive Director of the Gongaware Center and Networks Financial Institute, and Associate Professor of Finance, 2006 - 2012
Ph.D., CPCU, CLU, University of Pennsylvania
Terrie is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. He earned his master's and Ph.D. in managerial sciences and applied economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed the Lloyd's of London Executive Education Program at Oxford University. He has served as president and chief executive of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and as the executive director for the Insurance Research Council, Inc.
In addition Troxel has also worked with the National Association of Independent Insurers, been an associate professor at the University of Nevada and University of North Texas and is a current member of many organizations.
Herman F. Truelove, Associate Professor, Administrative Systems and Business Education, 1937 - 1971
BS & MS, Indiana State Teachers College
Dale L. Varble, Professor, Marketing; Associate Dean, Coordinator of the Marketing Program and Director of the Master of Business Administration program, 1980 - 2019
B.S. Southern Illinois University; M.S. Southern Illinois University; Ph.D. University of Arkansas
Clarence "Vince" Vincent, Chair, Marketing, 1960s
PhD, Indiana University
Clarence "Vince" Vincent was chair of the Department of Marketing. Vince taught marketing at Southern Illinois University, Indiana State University and University of South Florida at St. Petersburg. He passed away aged 81, on December 7, 2012 in Florida.
Alina Waite, 2023 - present
Alina Waite joined us in January 2023 in the role of Interim Chair for the MISBE Department. She was a Professor in the Human Resource Development program and received her Ph.D. from Colorado State University specializing in Organizational Performance and Change, M.S. from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Biomedical Engineering, and B.S. from University of New Mexico in Electrical Engineering with a Biomedical Engineering Option. Prior to her academic career, she served as the Director of Research and Development for an international medical device company.
Mengying Wang, 2021 - present
Mengying Wang joines us in 2021 as an assistant professor in the AFIRM department. She completed her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has been serving on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts – Boston. Her research interests are in international finance, investments, corporate finance & tax, and financial accounting. Mengying will be teaching Business Finance for all business students and upper-level business classes for finance majors/minors and other business students. In addition, she will be teaching a finance course for the online MBA program.
William J. Warfel, Professor, Insurance, 1990 - present
B.B.A. - St. Johns University; M.B.A.- University of Oklahoma; Ph.D. Indiana University. CLU, CPCU, Indiana University. William was awarded Indiana State's Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research/Creativity Award in 2008.
Tiffany Wey, Lecturer, Department of Management Information Systems and Business Education. 2018 - Present.
BS, Marketing, Indiana State University, 2001; MBA, International Business, Lynn University, 2002; Founded eFindOutTheTruth.com, Inc. in 2002 an online public records research and investigative organization owned through 2012; MBA, Indiana State University, Master of Business Administration: Concentration Finance, 2017. Courses: BUS 100 and BEIT 336.
Irma Brackall Whetstone, Instructor, Business, 1950s - 1960s
BS, Indiana State
Irma was born on October 12, 1914 in West Terre Haute and lived with her parents Laura and John Brackall. She attended Indiana State Teacher’s College and graduated in 1936. She earned her Master’s Degree in the 1950’s. She met her husband Bob a few years after graduating and they married in 1942. Irma passed away Wednesday, on November 19, 2014 at Memory Care of Naples, Florida aged 100.
William J. Wilhelm, Coordinator of Business Education, Information, and Technology, and Professor, Business Education, Information, and Technology, 2001 - 2017
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Ohio State University, 1969; Master of Education, Arizona State University, 1996; Doctor of Education, Arizona State University, 1998.
William spends a lot of free time in Alaska. In the early 1990s, and after continual visits to explore the Alaskan wilderness by kayak, hiking and backpacking, he bought a piece of land in a forest between the towns of Soldotna and Sterling, about 140 miles south of Anchorage. Over the years, William has one many awards for his work, among them:
Outstanding Research Paper Award, South East Asian Association for Institutional Research Annual Proceedings, Singapore, September 2017
Outstanding Research Paper Award, Association for Research in Business Education – Delta Pi Epsilon, 2015.
Visiting Scholar, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, Faculty of Political Science and Public Policy, Center for the Study of Local Governance, October-November 2014
Association for Research in Business Education - Delta Pi Epsilon Independent Research Award, April 2014
Indiana Business Education Association Outstanding Business Educator of the Year 2013
Invited Keynote Speaker at 2nd International Conference, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University in Phitsanulok, Thailand, October 2012
Invited Guest Lecturer, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University Graduate School, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2012
Indiana State University College of Business Faculty Recognition Award for Exemplary Scholarship, 2009
Nominated: Indiana State University Theodore Dreiser Research/Creativity Award, 2009
Delta Pi Epsilon Independent Research Award, 2008.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Distinguished Member, 2006.
Lilly Endowment Indiana State University Promising Scholar: Received $15,000 grant for research in business ethics education, 2006-2007
Indiana State University College of Business Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005.
Nominated for National Business Education Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Board of the Indiana Business Education Association, 2003-2004.
Delta Pi Epsilon 2002 Outstanding Instructional Practices Award for paper, "Teaching Communications Online Using the Master Teacher Model," presented at the Delta Pi Epsilon National Research Conference, Cleveland, OH, 2002.
Indiana State University Research Grant Award for “Determinants of Moral Reasoning: Academic Factors, Gender and Religious Preferences,” 2001.
Delta Pi Epsilon Independent Research Award, 2000.
Outstanding Secondary Teacher, Arizona Business Education Association, 1995-96.
Outstanding First Year Teacher, Yuma and La Paz Counties, Arizona, 1995-96.
Donald J. Tate Scholarship Award, Delta Pi Epsilon, Arizona State University, 1995.
Outstanding Student Teacher in Secondary Education, Arizona State University, 1994.
Academic Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Arizona State University, 1994.
Delta Pi Epsilon National Professional Graduate Honor Society in Business Education, Arizona State University, 1994.
Pi Omega Pi National Business Teacher Education Honor Society, Arizona State University, 1993.
Kelly Wilkinson, Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Business Education, Information, and Technology, 2003 - 2022
B.S., Arkansas State University; M.S.E., Arkansas State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Kelly left us to become dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University in December 2021.
Sara Williams, Senior Instructor, Marketing, - present
Helen Wood, Associate Professor, Commerce, 1928 - around 1960
A.B., Indiana State Teachers College; A.M., Indiana University; Columbia University
Helen became the Interim Commerce Department Head after the death of Shepherd Young in November 1940. She has been a member of the commerce department faculty since 1928. Previous to receiving a permanent position at Indiana State Teachers College Miss Wood acted as a summer assistant there for two years. She has served as elementary teacher, grade school principle and head of the high school commerce department at Clinton. Indiana. A graduate of Gregg College in Chicago and of the College where she now teaches. She holds an MA degree from Indiana University and has done further graduate work at Columbia University.
James Wyeth, Lecturer, Supply Chain Management, 2014 - present
BS, Mechanical Engineeing, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2000, MBA, Indiana State University, 2014
Aside from lecturing at Indiana State, James is also Quality Manager at ThyssenKrupp.
Joyce A. Young, Professor, Marketing; Director, Motorsports Studies, 1993 - present
B.S. Indiana State University Evansville; M.B.A University of Evansville; Ph.D. University of Mississippi
Shepherd Young 1918 - 1940
Education--A.B., West Kentucky- College: Southern Business University; B.S. Sheldon School of Salesmanship; Graduate Student, Indiana University.
Experience-Teacher of Rural. Schools, Muhlenburg County, Kentucky : Superintendent Schools, Providence, Kentucky; Head of Department of Commerce, Preparatory Branch,'West Virginia University; Head of Department of Commerce, High School, Evansville, Indiana; Head of Department of Commerce, Indiana State Normal School. Shepherd was the secretary of the Indiana State Teachers College Foundation. Shepherd passed away suddenly on November 23, 1940.
Tarek S. Zaher, Professor, Finance, Coordinator of Finance Program, 1990 - present
B.S - Beirut Arab University; M.S. - University of Texas at Dallas; M.B.A. - Sul Ross State University; Ph.D; University of Texas at Dallas
Tarek is a professor of Finance at Indiana State University. He has also held a number of professional positions with the industry and provided consulting services to a number of international institutions including the World Bank, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, and the Academy for Educational Development in the United States and the Ministry of Work in Dubai. He has also offered a number of seminars in investment and international financial management at a number of institutions around the world.
Dr. Zaher is the supervisor of the investment club at Indiana state university. He also manages and supervises other international portfolios for individuals and institutions. Dr. Zaher’s research has been published in numerous prestigious professional and scholarly journals, including the Journal of Financial Research and Journal of Banking and Finance. Dr. Zaher received three research awards from professional conferences and one research certificate of excellence. He was also recognized by the Scott College of Business as the winner of the faculty research award in 2002 and the winner of the exemplary service award in 2004.
John Timothy Zietlow, Professor, Finance, 1989 - 1996
John was born on October 21, 1956 in Watseka, Illinois, United States. Son of Harold Howard and Miriam Lovina (Miller) Zietlow. His education includes Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, Ohio State University, 1978; Master of Business Administration, Ohio State University, 1979; Doctor of Business Administration in Finance, Memphis State University, 1985. He was on the Board of directors Wellspring Retreat & Resource Center, Albany, Ohio, 1987-1988 stewardship committee Southwest Church God, Indianapolis, 1998. Member Midwest Finance Association (Vice-President local arrangements 1993, long range planning committee 1992), Treasurer Management Association Indiana (scholarship committee adviser 1992), Finance Management Association, Kappa Alpha (alumni advisory board member 1992-1998). He is currently (June 2019)Professor of Business Administration, Southwest Baptist University;