Faculty and Staff

Greg Rawski

Dr. Greg Rawski

Schroeder Family Dean/School of Business Administration

Schroeder Family Bldg. 122
812-488-2954
gr14@evansville.edu
Full Biography

Greg is a 2012 US Professor of the Year Nominee sponsored by CASE and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is his second year to be nominated for this prestigious national award (2011). The committee will make their selection this September. At the University of Evansville in 2011-2012, Greg received the Exemplary Teacher of the Year on campus among its 180 faculty members. The award is sponsored by The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Greg is a recipient of the 2010 Sadelle and Sydney Berger Award for Scholarship. This annual award is one of the most prestigious awards at the University of Evansville. Greg also served as a University of Evansville Global Scholar for the 2010-2011 academic year. At Evansville, he received the Dean's Research award (2010) and Teaching Award (2007) in the Schroeder School of Business. He was nominated for the University of Toledo's Young Alumni of the Year award in 2010 and is being considered as a candidate for 2011.
Yasser Alhenawi

Dr. Yasser Alhenawi

Associate Professor/Finance

Schroeder Family Bldg. 141
812-488-2863
ya22@evansville.edu

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.
Omer Bayar

Dr. Omer Bayar

Associate Professor/Economics

Schroeder Family Bldg. 121
812-488-2867
ob19@evansville.edu
Personal Website

Omer Bayar is an associate professor of economics at the University of Evansville. He received his PhD 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, Young Scholar Research 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 2012-2013, and J. Fred and Wilma A. Holly Fellowship from the University of Tennessee for 2006-2010. His current research focuses on monetary policy adjustment, dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, and international trade.
Heather Fenton

Dr. Heather Fenton

Assistant Professor/Management

Schroeder Family Bldg. 141
812-488-2387
hf52@evansville.edu

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.
Laura Dwyer

Dr. Laura Dwyer

Associate Professor/Management

Schroeder Family Bldg. 121
812-488-1156
lp39@evansville.edu
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.
Jill Griffin

Dr. Jill Griffin

Executive Director/Institute for Global Enterprise Indiana

Schroeder Family Bldg. 265
812-488-2474
jg121@evansville.edu

Jill Griffin joined the University of Evansville as assistant professor of marketing in 2006. She now serves as executive director of the Institute for Global Enterprise. Dr. Griffin brings practical experience as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting as well as experience in brand management and business development at Dell Computer Corporation. Her academic training includes a PhD in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA and MS in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, an MA in economics from Indiana University, and a BA in mathematics and Russian from Trinity University. Dr. Griffin has spent more than seven years living and working abroad in such countries as Germany, Austria, Russia, and Bulgaria and serves as a frequent guest professor at the University of Konstanz in Germany. Her research on consumer behavior is published in the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. In addition to directing the GAP Program and coaching students on projects with industry partners, Dr. Griffin has taught courses in brand management, consumer behavior, marketing strategy, marketing research, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. She is passionate about providing transformative educational experiences to students.
Ben Johnson

Mr. Ben Johnson

Assistant Professor/Accounting/Associate Dean

Schroeder Family Bldg. 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.
Walayet Khan

Dr. Walayet Khan

Professor/Finance

Schroeder Family Bldg. 144
812-488-2869
wk3@evansville.edu
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.
Martha Stilwell

Mrs. Martha Stilwell

Assistant Professor/Accounting

Schroeder Family Bldg. 122
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.
Rob Montgomery

Dr. Rob Montgomery

Professor/Marketing

Schroeder Family Bldg. 117
812-488-2854
rm44@evansville.edu
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.
Rania Mousa

Dr. Rania Mousa

Associate Professor/Accounting

Schroeder Family Bldg. 148
812-488-2853
rm190@evansville.edu
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).
Yolanda Obaze

Dr. Yolanda Obaze

Assistant Professor/Management

812-488-2858
yo21@evansville.edu

Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani

Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani

Assistant Professor/Marketing – Mead Johnson Endowed Chair in Business

Schroeder Family Bldg. 146
812-488-2480
ay42@evansville.edu

Atefeh Yazdanparast is the Mead Johnson Endowed Chair in Business at the University of Evansville. She received her PhD in Marketing with a minor in Business Anthropology from the University of North Texas (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. Atefeh’s primary research is focused on social psychology of consumer decision making and value co-creation. Atefeh is a recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Research Achievement Award from the University of North Texas in 2011. To date, her research has been published in Journal of Consumer Psychology, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 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.
Michael Zimmer

Dr. Michael Zimmer

Professor/Economics - Guthrie May Endowed Chair in Business

Schroeder Family Bldg. 119
812-488-2864
mz3@evansville.edu
Full Biography

Mike Zimmer is the Guthrie May Endowed Professor of Business at the University of Evansville where he has served on the faculty since 1976. He teaches Principles of Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Regression Analysis, and Econometrics. Dr. Zimmer received his PhD in economics from the University of Tennessee in 1977. He also holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee and a BA in mathematics and economics from the University of North Carolina - Asheville. In 2010, Mike was named as a Kentucky Colonel. His current research interests include applied labor economics.
Molly Zimmer

Mrs. Molly Zimmer

Assistant Professor/Statistics

Schroeder Family Bldg. 126
812-488-2392
mz2@evansville.edu

Administration and Staff

Dr. Greg Rawski

Dr. Greg Rawski

Schroeder Family Dean/School of Business Administration
gr14@evansville.edu
Schroeder Family Bldg. 122
812-488-2954

Ms. Sethlyn Morgan

Ms. Sethlyn Morgan

Director/Center for Career Success
sm247@evansville.edu
812-488-1148

Sherry Hawkins

Mrs. Sherry Hawkins

Administrator/School of Business Administration
sh55@evansville.edu
Schroeder Family Bldg. 152
812-488-2851

Mrs. Kimberly Flener

Mrs. Kimberly Flener

Administrative Assistant/School of Business Administration
kf129@evansville.edu
Schroeder Family Bldg. 130
812-488-2852

Executives in Residence

Mrs. Julie Frazier

Mrs. Julie Frazier

AACSB CIR COORDINATOR
jf178@evansville.edu
Schroeder Family Bldg. 133
812-488-2404

Office Phone:
812-488-2851

Office E-mail:
businessadmin@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 152, Schroeder School of Business Building