Faculty and Staff


Accounting

Ben Johnson, Assistant Professor of Accounting / Interim Dean

Dr. Ben Johnson

Assistant Professor of Accounting / Interim 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. Dr. Johnson earned his MSM from Oakland City University, and earned his DBA from Anderson University. Ben has held a Certified Public Accountant license from the state of Indiana since 2003 and maintains a current tax practice. Dr. Johnson's current teaching responsibilities include Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Federal Income Tax.
Rania Mousa, Associate Professor of Accounting

Dr. Rania Mousa

Associate Professor of 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).
Martha Stilwell, Assistant Professor of Accounting / Associate Dean

Mrs. Martha Stilwell

Assistant Professor of Accounting / Associate Dean

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 2020. 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, international professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, and Game Players Society. Professor Stilwell teaches Intro. to Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, and Auditing courses.

Economics

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Dr. Omer Bayar

Associate Professor of Economics

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 119
812-488-2867
ob19@evansville.edu
Bayar Bayar Personal Website
Bayar Bayar Full Biography

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.
David Murphy, Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. David Murphy

Assistant Professor of Economics

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 124
812-488-5040
dm283@evansville.edu
Murphy Murphy Personal Website
Murphy Murphy Full Biography

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

Walayet Khan, Professor of Finance

Dr. Walayet Khan

Professor of 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 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 and has presented papers at national and international conferences. Dr. Khan has served as consultant to many national and regional organizations, including the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Attain (Electronic Communications Network), and locally the Signature School in Evansville. He is the recipient of several awards including 1996 outstanding teacher of the year (UE); 2006 and 2014 UE Global Scholar; and 2008, 2013, and 2018 outstanding researcher, Schroeder School of Business. Dr. Khan is involved in volunteer work for many organizations and reads on diverse topics in his leisure time. He works out and participates in sports regularly and is especially fond of racquetball, tennis, and swimming.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Yolanda Obaze, Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Yolanda Obaze

Assistant Professor of Management

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

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Dr. Faith Fox

Visiting Asst Professor of Logistics/Chain Supply Managemen

812-488-5041
fw5@evansville.edu

Faith Fox is a visiting assistant professor of logistics at the University of Evansville. She is currently working on her PhD in Management from the University of South Alabama with an expected graduation date of May 2020. She is a certified logistics technician with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council. Her dissertation work and research interests focus on business ethics.

Management

Laura Dwyer, Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Laura Dwyer

Associate Professor of Management

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 142
812-488-1156
lp39@evansville.edu
Dwyer Dwyer Full Biography

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.
Heather Fenton, Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Heather Fenton

Assistant Professor of Management

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 117
812-488-2387
hf52@evansville.edu
Fenton Fenton Full Biography

Dr. Fenton joined the UE faculty in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Management. 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, Managing Global Relationships, and International Business Strategy. Dr. Fenton’s research interests include mergers and acquisitions, interorganizational trust, and strategic leadership.

Marketing

Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani, Associate Professor of Marketing / Mead Johnson Endowed Chair in Business

Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani

Associate Professor of Marketing / Mead Johnson Endowed Chair in Business

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 146
812-488-2480
ay42@evansville.edu
Yazdanparast Ardestani Yazdanparast Ardestani Full Biography

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, where she received the outstanding doctoral student award. She also holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Allameh Tabatabaie University, Tehran, Iran and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Food Science and Engineering from Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. Prior to joining academia, she was a credit specialist at a large commercial bank, where she conducted feasibility study for high-profile clients.

Dr. Yazdanparast is the Chair of the American Marketing Association (AMA) Marketing for Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG), a global group of marketing educators with the mission to lead, encourage, develop, and disseminate knowledge for higher education marketing through research.
Rob Montgomery, Professor of Marketing

Dr. Rob Montgomery

Professor of Marketing

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 115
812-488-2854
rm44@evansville.edu
Montgomery Montgomery Full Biography

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.

Quantitative Methods

Julie Frazier, Clinical Assistant Professor of Data Analytics / Director of Assurance Learning

Mrs. Julie Frazier

Clinical Assistant Professor of Data Analytics / Director of Assurance Learning

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 133
812-488-2404
jf178@evansville.edu

Julie Frazier earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University with a Major in Logistics and Operations Management and a Minor in International Business. She worked as a Logistics Analyst for USG Corporation. Prior to that she worked as a radiation therapist at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. She earned a Bachelors in General Studies at Indiana University South Bend; an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology from USI; and a Certificate Degree in Radiation Therapy. She now teaches the introductory QM 160, Introduction to Data Analytics course while also maintaining the Assurance of Learning program for the Schroeder School of Business AACSB accreditation.
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Ms. Katherine Zimmer

Clinical Assistant Professor of Statistics

812-488-2392
kz34@evansville.edu

Katherine E. Zimmer is a Clinical Assistant Professor of statistics at the University of Evansville. She earned her BS in Mathematics from the University of Evansville and her MS in statistics at the Florida State University. She has significant experience in education, beginning her career at St. Cecilia Academy and continuing at Harpeth Hall, both in Nashville. Returning to her Alma Mater in 2017, she now teaches Introduction to Statistics as part of the business core.

Adjunct Faculty

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Mr. Joshua Fenton

Adjunct Instructor of Business

1907 Mulberry St.- 21st Century, Room SB-145
812-488-3102
jf224@evansville.edu

Josh Fenton earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Shepard Broad School of Law at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2011 and his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2007. Josh worked as an airline transport pilot from 2000 to 2007 and as a senior manager at a worldwide air carrier between 2005 and 2013. Josh started his own law firm in 2012 and continues to actively practice law, focusing primarily on business and aviation law. Josh also serves as a safety and compliance consultant to numerous aviation companies. His research interests include cryptography and cybersecurity and safety and human factors in the aerospace and nuclear power industries.
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Mrs. Megan Taylor

Adjunct Instructor of Accounting

812-488-2981
mt263@evansville.edu

Megan Taylor is an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Evansville. She earned her Bachelor of Science, cum laude, with a major in accounting from the University of Southern Indiana in 2006. Professor Taylor worked in public accounting at BKD, LLP, for five years and holds an inactive CPA license in Indiana. Her teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting.
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Mr. Fred Cox

Adjunct Instructor

812-488-2021
fc5@evansville.edu

Mr. Cox earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Geneva College with additional graduate level work from Youngstown State University and the University of Georgia. He recently retired from Vectren Corporation as Director of Compensation and Benefits with previous assignments with other organizations in Accounting, Logistics, and General Management. Mr. Cox is a Certified Compensation and Benefits Professional. He teaches Management Courses in Human Resources and Compensation and Benefits.

Administration and Staff

Sethlyn Morgan, Director of the Office for Career Success

Ms. Sethlyn Morgan, MBA

Director of the Office for Career Success
sm247@evansville.edu
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

Rebecca Oates, Assistant Director of the Office for Career Success

Ms. Rebecca Oates, MBA

Assistant Director of the Office for Career Success
ro32@evansville.edu
Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 131
812-488-5213

Kimberly Flener, Administrative Assistant for the School of Business Administration

Mrs. Kimberly Flener

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

Office Phone:
812-488-2851

Office Email:
businessadmin@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 152, Schroeder School of Business Building