Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Greg Rawski

Schroeder Family Dean/School of Business Administration

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 152
812-488-2954
gr14@evansville.edu
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Greg has served as the Schroeder Family Dean in the Schroeder School of Business since 2014. His team has generated momentum in career placement, enrollment, academic excellence, accreditation, and attracting new talent into the school. The Schroeder School has achieved a 98 percent career placement rate in the school and starting salaries of graduates are now at an all-time high. In the fall of 2016, the Schroeder School has seen the highest freshman class in the school in the past seven years and was ranked as the #10 small private business school in the nation by US News & World Report. In 2015, the Accounting and Finance Program was ranked #1 in the nation among over 500 small universities. For the past three years, Schroeder seniors scored at the 90th percentile or above on the major field test. In 2015, the Schroeder School was approved for a five-year extension of AACSB accreditation. The culture in the school has attracted three #1 faculty candidates Dr. Heather Fenton (strategy), Yolanda Obaze (supply chain management), and Amanda Kerr (economics) ensuring students continue to be taught by bright teacher-scholars.

Accounting

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Mr. Ben Johnson

Assistant Professor/Accounting/Associate Dean

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 140
812-488-2862
bj23@evansville.edu

Benjamin W. Johnson, CPA, is an assistant professor of accounting at the University of Evansville. He earned his BS in Accounting from the University of Evansville and worked for a CPA firm upon graduation. Mr. Johnson earned his MSM from Oakland City University, and is a current DBA student at Anderson University. Ben has held a Certified Public Accountant license from the state of Indiana since 2003 and maintains a current tax practice. Mr. Johnson's current teaching responsibilities include Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Federal Income Tax.
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Dr. Rania Mousa

Associate Professor/Accounting

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 148
812-488-2853
rm190@evansville.edu
Mousa Mousa Full Biography

Dr. Mousa is an associate professor of accounting at the University of Evansville. She earned her PhD in Accounting from the University of Birmingham, UK (2010) and her BA in Accounting from the American University in Cairo, Egypt (2000). She received an MBA degree from Illinois Institute of Technology (2002). Since 2002, Rania worked as a financial analyst in several financial services companies in Chicago (USA), Cairo (Egypt) and Kuwait. She also completed a number of short-term appointments at some universities in Egypt, achieving the level of assistant lecturer. While pursuing her PhD in the UK, Rania worked as a visiting accounting lecturer in Birmingham Business School (University of Birmingham). Dr. Mousa's main research interests include electronic government, electronic business and financial reporting, and the adoption and usage of Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
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Mrs. Martha Stilwell

Assistant Professor/Accounting

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 121
812-488-2859
ml86@evansville.edu

Professor Stilwell earned her Master in Professional Accounting from the top-ranked program at the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. She is a UE alumna, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude, with a major in Management in 2009. She is currently working on a Doctorate in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting at Creighton University, with an expected graduation date of 2019. Professor Stilwell also holds an active CPA license in Indiana. She worked in public accounting at BKD, LLP, as an auditor for five years prior to joining the UE faculty in Fall 2015. She currently serves as the faculty advisor for the UE Accounting Club and teaches Principles of Accounting II, Cost Accounting, and Auditing courses.

Economics

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Dr. Omer Bayar

Associate Professor/Economics

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 119
812-488-2867
ob19@evansville.edu
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Omer Bayar is an Associate Professor of Economics and Guthrie May Endowed Chair in Business at the University of Evansville. He received his Ph.D. in Economics with concentrations in monetary economics, international economics, and applied econometrics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2010. He is the recipient of United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award from the University of Evansville for 2015-2016, Class of 1961 Faculty Fellowship Award from the University of Evansville for 2014-2015, Dean’s Research Award from the Schroeder School of Business at the University of Evansville for 2014-2015, Dean’s Teaching Award from the Schroeder School of Business at the University of Evansville for 2015-2016 and 2012-2013, and J. Fred and Wilma A. Holly Fellowship from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for 2006-2010.
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Dr. Amanda Kerr

Assistant Professor/Economics

812-488-2864
ak293@evansville.edu
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Amanda Kerr is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Evansville. She received her PhD in Economics with concentrations in development economics, labor economics, and applied microeconomics from Clemson University in 2017. Her current research focuses on gender rights and child outcomes in China and India.
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Dr. David Murphy

Assistant Professor/Economics

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 125
812-488-5040
dm283@evansville.edu
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David completed his PhD at Cornell University in 2018 and his research is based on microeconomic theory, focusing on the environment, agriculture, culture, and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. His dissertation research brought him to Kenya, where he spent eight months managing surveys of small-scale farmers in rural villages. He completed his bachelor's degree at the State University of New York at Geneseo (2009) and received his master’s degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University (2013). After finishing his undergraduate work, David served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia from 2009-2011.

Finance

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Dr. Yasser Alhenawi

Associate Professor/Finance

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 123
812-488-2863
ya22@evansville.edu
Alhenawi Alhenawi Full Biography

Yasser Alhenawi is an associate professor of finance at the University of Evansville. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Damascus University (1999), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Emporia State University (2004), a Master of Science in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans (2009), and earned his PhD in financial economics from the University of New Orleans. He is a recipient of several academic awards including the Doctoral Crescent City Scholarship from the University of New Orleans (2007) and Toussaint Hocevar Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the Business School at University of New Orleans (2010). He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in finance since 2005. He has also been active in academic research and professional consulting activities. His current research agenda is focused on the dynamic impact of strategic business transactions on corporation's value and the characteristics of non-conventional investment themes. His long-term research agenda encompasses several philosophical and strategic topics including: modeling strategic decision-making process at the individual and collective level; financial institutions and their strategic role in the economy; the philosophy of borrowing and wealth management.
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Dr. Walayet Khan

Professor/Finance

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 144
812-488-2869
wk3@evansville.edu
Khan Khan Full Biography

Walayet A. Khan is a professor of finance at the University of Evansville. He received his PhD in finance from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Dr. Khan is an active research scholar, and he maintains a consistent record of scholarly work. He has published papers in numerous finance journals, including the Journal of Financial Research and the Financial Review. He has also presented papers in regional, national, and international conferences. He has served as consultant to many national and regional organizations, including the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Attain (Electronic Communications Network), and the Signature School in Evansville. Dr. Khan is a recipient of several awards including 1996 outstanding teacher of the year (UE), 2006 and 2014 UE Global Scholar, and 2008 and 2013 outstanding researcher, Schroeder School of Business.

Management

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Dr. Laura Dwyer

Associate Professor/Management

812-488-1156
lp39@evansville.edu
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Dr. Dwyer earned her PhD in 1999 from Purdue University in organizational behavior and her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University in 1985. She passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in Illinois in 1987. Before graduate school, Dr. Dwyer worked for eight years at Amoco Corporation in Chicago (now BP) in various accounting positions. She teaches courses in the management area, including Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, and Decision Making. Dr. Dwyer's research interests include leadership, self-efficacy, and mentoring.
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Dr. Heather Fenton

Assistant Professor/Management

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 117
812-488-2387
hf52@evansville.edu
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Dr. Fenton is an assistant professor of management at the University of Evansville. She earned her PhD in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University (2015) and both her MBA (2010) and her BBA (2008) from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. She teaches courses in management, including Global Strategic Management, Competitive Dynamics, and International Negotiations and Management. Dr. Fenton’s research interest include mergers and acquisitions, interorganizational trust, strategic leadership, and top management team diversity and dynamics.
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Dr. Yolanda Obaze

Assistant Professor/Management

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 118
812-488-2858
yo21@evansville.edu

Marketing

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Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani

Associate Professor/Marketing – Mead Johnson Endowed Chair in Business

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 146
812-488-2480
ay42@evansville.edu
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Atefeh Yazdanparast is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Mead Johnson Endowed Chair in Business at the University of Evansville. She earned her Ph.D. in Marketing with a minor in Business Anthropology from the University of North Texas in 2012. She also holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Allameh Tabatabaie University, Tehran, Iran and a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Engineering from Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. She is the recipient of several awards including Schroeder School of Business Dean’s Teaching Award (2018), The National Society of Leadership and Success Excellence in Teaching Award (2018), the University of Evansville Class of 1961 Faculty Fellowship Award (2017), Global Scholar Award (2015), and Schroeder School of Business Dean’s Research Award (2016 and 2014). Atefeh’s research interests include social psychology of consumer behavior, technology and decision making, and service dominant logic (focusing on co-learning and co-creation). Her work has been published in Journal of Consumer Psychology, European Journal of Marketing, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Macromarketing, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Journal of Consumer Marketing, International Journal of Logistics Management, and others. She has taught Marketing Research, Principles of Marketing, Digital Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Electronic Retailing, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
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Dr. Rob Montgomery

Professor/Marketing

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 115
812-488-2854
rm44@evansville.edu
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Rob Montgomery is professor of marketing at the University of Evansville where he has served on the faculty since 1998. Prior to UE, Rob was Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of North Carolina Pembroke for five years. Rob received his DBA and MBA at Mississippi State University and his BSBA from the University of Southern Indiana. Rob has taught nearly every marketing course at one time or another. Currently, he teaches EMBA Global Marketing, Principles of Marketing, Personal Selling, Marketing Management, and Marketing Research. Rob's current research interests include The Hunting Consumer and Thrift Store Marketing. His research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Management, Great Ideas for Teaching Marketing, International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, The Sports Journal, Journal for Economics Educators, Journal of Ministry Marketing Management, Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, The Academy of Marketing Studies Journal, and others.

Administration and Staff

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Dr. Greg Rawski

Schroeder Family Dean/School of Business Administration
gr14@evansville.edu
Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 152
812-488-2954

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Ms. Sethlyn Morgan

Director/Center for Career Success
sm247@evansville.edu
Sethlyn Morgan's Full Biography
Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 135
812-488-1148

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Mrs. Sherry Hawkins

Administrator/School of Business Administration
sh55@evansville.edu
Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 152
812-488-2851

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Ms. Rebecca Oates

Assistant Director/Soba Center for Career Services
ro32@evansville.edu
Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 131
812-488-5213

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Mrs. Kimberly Flener

Administrative Assistant/School of Business Administration
kf129@evansville.edu
Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 130
812-488-2852

Executives in Residence

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Mrs. Julie Frazier

AACSB CIR COORDINATOR
jf178@evansville.edu

Office Phone:
812-488-2851

Office Email:
businessadmin@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 152, Schroeder School of Business Building