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College of Business Administration & Staff

Burke, Ms. Kathie
Administrative Associate
  McD 300
657-2326
kburke@msubillings.edu
 
B.S., Creighton University, 1970; M.B.A., (audited) University of Montana, 1998

Rickard, Dr. Scott
Director, Center for Applied Economic Research
http://www.msubillings.edu/caer/
  McD 113
657-1763
srickard@msubillings.edu
 

Ridgway, Ms. Jessica
Research Assistant, Center for Applied Economic Research
  McD 113
657-1742
jessica.ridgway@msubillings.edu
 

Wheeling, Dr. Barbara
Dean
  McD 300
657-2326
barbara.wheeling@msubillings.edu
 

Business Administration Department Faculty & Staff

Amundson, Mr. Gary
Adjunct Instructor, Business/Finance
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/amundson/
  McD 203
657-1610
gamundson@msubillings.edu
 
B.S. Business Education, Montana State University, 1973; M.S. Business Education, Montana State University, 1981
 
Adjunct Instructor Gary Amundson leads the Internship Program and the Online Business Degree. He was honored with the MSU Billings 2007 Faculty Excellence Award for Non-Tenured Faculty and an Outstanding Teacher for 2002-2003. At the University of Arizona he was given Emeritus Status in 2004 for his significant work on the Industry Advisory Council. Gary has conducted business throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Borer, Mr. Jim
Fixed Term Instructor, Economics
  McD 104
657-1609
jim.borer@msubillings.edu
 
MBA, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL., 1991
 

Boumediene, Dr. Salem
Assistant Professor, Accounting/Business
  McD 207
657-1605
salem.boumediene@msubillings.edu
 
B.S., University of Tunis, Tunisia, 1987; M.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1991; Ph.D., University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia, 2012.
 
Dr. Salem Boumediene has been publishing in international accounting and business journals. He has taught accounting for 22 years in both undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Boumediene has 20 years of experience working with small and large international corporations.

Brown, Mr. Douglas
Professor, Accounting, CPA
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/Brown/
  McD 110
657-2135
dsbrown@msubillings.edu
 
B.S.B.A., University of Denver, 1973; M.B.A., University of Colorado, 1979; C.P.A.
 
Professor Doug Brown, MBA, CPA, has 22 years of experience working with domestic and international major corporations, including Lockheed Martin, Wal-Mart, Sony/Tri-Star Entertainment, and Procter & Gamble. He also has a comprehensive background with a Big-4 accounting firm.

Butterfield, Dr. Scott
Associate Professor of Accounting
  McD 208
657-1608
scott.butterfield1@msubillings.edu
 
 

Campbell, Mr. Michael
Department Chair, Professor, Accounting, CPA
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/campbell/
  McD 304B
657-1651
mcampbell@msubillings.edu
 
B.S., Colorado State University, 1971; M.S., Colorado State University, 1975; C.P.A.
 
Professor Michael Campbell, MS, CPA, has experience as an auditor for a Big-4 accounting firm, as an accountant for a national manufacturing company and as Controller and Chief Financial Officer for a large not-for-profit organization and a real estate development company. He is a specialist in accounting systems implementation.

Dockery, Ms. Brenda
Adjunct Instructor, Marketing
  McD 310
657-2212
bdockery@msubillings.edu
 
B.S.B.A., MSU Billings, 2001; M.S., Eastern Michigan University, 2010.
 
Brenda Dockery is an Adjunct Instructor of Marketing. She teaches undergraduate courses in principles of marketing and professional selling. Brenda has dedicated her teaching to help students understand the realm of marketing through experiential marketing exercises. Her marketing curriculum includes mystery shops, cold calls, marketing plans and relationship building. Brenda brings to the college more than 25 years of advertising experience in radio, television and newspaper. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) from Eastern Michigan University.

Farsio, Dr. Farzad
Professor Emeritus, Economics, Finance
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/Farsio/
  McD 

ffarsio@msubillings.edu
 
B.A., Tehran University, 1976; M.B.A., Northrop University 1978; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1989
 
Dr. Farzad Farsio is a primary author of the textbook Understanding Macroeconomics co-authored with Professor Edwin Dolan of Yale University. He has also published numerous articles in refereed journals, some of which have been coauthored with MSU Billings Finance students. His recent works have been published in Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, The Financier, Journal of Accounting and Finance Studies, and Indian Journal of Economics and Business. He was the recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award at MSU Billings, three years consecutively, the most recent one in 2007.

Fazel, Dr. Shokoofeh
Adjunct Associate Professor, Economics/Finance
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/Fazel/
  McD 

sfazel@msubillings.edu
 
B.A. Bombay University, India, 1975; M.S., Davars College, India, 1976; M.S., Bombay University, India, 1977; Ph.D., The Claremont Graduate University, 1992
 
Dr. Shokoofeh Fazel has been published in many international finance journals, most recently accepted for “Can Money Supply Predict Stock Prices?” in the Journal for Economic Educators.

Gurney, Mr. Brian
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Management
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/Gurney/
  McD 201
657-2906
bgurney@msubillings.edu
 
B.S., University of Colorado, 1987; M.B.A., University of Colorado, 1989
 
Adjunct Assistant Professor Brian Gurney brings years of experience directing project managers in the mining equipment industry. He has received $2.5 million in grants to conduct cutting edge research in the area of hydrogen fuel cell technology, partnering with such organizations as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Montana-Dakota Utilities, and Stillwater Mining. He manages the most sophisticated wireless telecommunications supported fuel cell site in the US, and the only energy producing fuel cell site in Montana.

Harris, Dr. R. Scott
Associate Professor, Economics
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/Harris/
  McD 258
896-5822
sharris@msubillings.edu
 
B.A., University of California-Davis, 1971; M.A., U.C.L.A., 1975; Ph.D., U.C.L.A., 1985 (1988)
 

Heiat, Dr. Abbas
Professor, Information Systems
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/AHeiat/
  McD 106
657-1627
aheiat@msubillings.edu
 
B.A., Tehran Business College, 1971; M.B.A., Oklahoma City University, 1975; Ph.D., Portland State University, 1987
 
Dr. Abbas Heiat has been the Director of Information Systems for Western Decision Sciences Institute for 15 years and is published in the International Journal of Global Business and Economics, International Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Academy of Business and Economics, European Journal of Management, Journal of Systems and Software, The Journal of Information and Software Technology , Journal of Information Systems Education, and specializes in systems analysis & design, data mining, business intelligence, decision support systems, simulation, programming and networking.

Heiat, Dr. Nafisseh
Professor, Information Systems
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/NHeiat/
  McD 105
657-2224
nheiat@msubillings.edu
 
B.A., Tehran Business College, 1971; M.B.A., Oklahoma City University, 1975; Ph.D., Portland State University, 1988
 
Dr. Nafi Heiat is currently the Conference Chair for the Western Decision Science Institute. She is published in the International Journal of Global Business and Economics, International Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Academy of Business and Economics, and specializes in database management, data warehousing, geographic information systems, and programming.

Hill, Dr. Joshua
Assistant Professor, Economics
  McD 204
657-2926
joshua.hill5@msubillings.edu
 
 

Johnson, Dr. Debra
Dept. Chair; Associate Professor, Accounting/Business Law, CPA
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/Johnson/
  McD 253
657-1606
djohnson@msubillings.edu
 
B.B.A., Grand Valley State University, 1981; M.B.A., Marquette University, 1998; J.D., Marquette University, 2003
 
Dr. Debra Johnson brings 21 years of tax, legal and accounting experience, having worked for large multinational corporations, including General Electric. Dr. Johnson was the International Transfer Price Director at GE Medical Systems. Dr. Johnson has a MBA degree from Marquette University and a JD from Marquette University Law School. She also has her CPA and attorney licenses. She has published her research in the Journal of Accounting – the most prestigious journal in the accounting field. Dr. Johnson has also worked with the Montana Department of Transportation.

Larsen, Dr. Don
Associate Professor, Management
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/larsen/
  McD 202
657-2907
dlarsen@msubillings.edu
 
B.S., Bringham Young University, 1988; M.B.A., Utah State University, 1994; Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2001
 
Dr. Don Larsen brings experiential learning to his courses in management, leadership, and human resource management. He brings knowledge to the classroom from his experience as a senior auditor for the U.S. Department of Defense and as a consultant. He has published in journals such as SAM Advanced Management Journal and Journal of Business and Psychology.

Leonard, Dr. Jennifer
Associate Professor, Management
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/Leonard/
  McD 211
657-1689
jleonard@msubillings.edu
 
A.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1982; B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1983; M.B.A., Northeastern State University, 1995; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2003
 
Dr. Jennifer Leonard was a Chief Information Officer for 15 years. She is published in many journals including the Academic Business World International Annual Conference with two Best Presenter Awards. She was nominated for Outstanding Faculty Advisor for MSUBITS and specializes in web design, information management, and strategic management. Her students won an ADDY from the Montana Advertising Federation for web design in 2006.

McNally, Dr. Mary
Professor of Management
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/mcnally/
  McD 200
657-1650
mmcnally@msubillings.edu
 
B.S., Worcester State College, 1978; M.B.A., Indiana University, 1980; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1991
 
Dr. Mary McNally was selected an Outstanding Teacher at MSU Billings for 2002-2003 for her international business and business and the environment classes. Her students have traveled with her on short term study abroad trips to Japan and China, and participate in a unique course on Business and Environmental Issues. Being chosen as a member of Leadership Montana, along with service on the Billings Energy and Conservation Commission, also enhances the experience she brings to the classroom. She has articles published in the Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, Natural Resources Journal, Environments, Water Resources Bulletin and Montana Business Quarterly.

Mori,  Patricio
Assistant Professor, Management
  McD 205
657-2099
patricio.mori@msubillings.edu
 
B.S., Industrial Chemical Engineer, Universidad Catolica de Chile, 1991; M.B. A. Florida International University, 2006; Ph.D. Management and International Business, Florida International University, 2013.
 
Dr. Mori has 15 years of teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level. He has also industry experience both as a Product Development Engineer and an Entrepreneur in a family business. His area of research is on the drivers of innovation in family businesses. His is also interested in how new ventures internationalize and in how diversity of the founding team fosters or hinders strategic consensus. Dr. Mori has a publication in the Journal of Strategic and International studies and has been actively participating in the presentations of papers in the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business.

Otjen, Dr. A.J.
Associate Professor, Marketing
http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/otjen/
  McD 206
657-1653
aotjen@msubillings.edu
 
B.A., University of Missouri, 1979; M.B.A., University of Colorado, 1984; Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2001
 
Dr. A.J. Otjen brings 25 years of industry experience (Vice President of Marketing for Sprint PCS) and is published in the Journal of Marketing Education and the Journal of Advertising among others. Since 2004, Otjen’s students have won a total of eight ADDY awards from the Montana Advertising Association, the Public Service Award from the Montana Broadcaster’s Association, and Four National Small Business Plan Championships for the American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL). AIBL has been the outstanding organization of the year and she was nominated for adviser of the year at MSU-Billings. She is co-winner, along with Dr. Sarah Keller, of the 2007 MSU-Billings Pippinger Award for innovation and excellence in teaching. She received her MBA from the University of Colorado and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Her students have developed marketing campaigns for the prevention of Domestic Violence, Go Play, The 2010 City of Billings Energy Conservation Plan, Beartooth Nature Center, and the 2011 Vote for the new Parmly Library.

Sah, Dr. Rakesh
Professor, Economics/Finance
  McD 111
657-1652
rsah@msubillings.edu
 
B.A., Allahabad University, India, 1982; M.A., Lucknow University, India, 1985; M.A., University of Alabama, 1997; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1999
 
Dr. Rakesh Sah has graduate degrees in Economics and Finance. He has published in numerous international and national journals including the European Journal of Management, International Academy of Business and Economics and International Journal of Business Research. He was invited to speak on The Global Economic Crisis: Mitigating Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in December 2009. He also serves as the faculty advisor for the Student Investment Club.

Stewart, Ms. Roberta
Administrative Support
  McD 305
657-2296
rstewart@msubillings.edu
 
 

Stone, Ms. Karen
Coordinator of Faculty, Student & Data Management Services
  McD 304
657-2812
kstone@msubillings.edu
 
B.S.B.A., Montana State University Billings, 1985
 

Wang, Dr. Ying
Assistant Professor, Accounting
  McD 256
657-2273
ywang@msubillings.edu
 
 


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