Former Faculty

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Vidya Awasthi, PhD, CFM, CMA

PhD, Managerial Accounting, University of WA
MBA, California State University, Fresno
MA, Political Science, Meerut University
BS, Biology, Meerut University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Accounting

Vidya Awasthi taught primarily in the areas of management and cost accounting. His research was in the areas of business ethics and management control, including international aspects. His articles appeared in several journals, including the Accounting Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, and several professional journals. He presented or published his work in the US, Australia, Canada, China, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

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Sarah Bee, MBA, CIA

MBA, Seattle University
BS, Business Administration, Central Washington University

Professor Emerita, Department of Accounting

Phone: 206-296-5788

Building/Room: Pigott 425

Sarah Bee's teaching interests include accounting systems, internal controls, and managerial accounting. She has worked at Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, and Alaska Airlines in the areas of accounting and systems. Her recent corporate experience has centered around Sarbanes Oxley compliance. Her research interests are pedagogical and she has published articles in the Journal of Forensic Accounting, the Business Valuation Review, The Journal of College Teaching and Learning, and The CPA Journal. She served as the co-editor of Compendium of Classroom Cases, a publication of the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section (AAA-IS). Professor Bee has received the Small Business Administration Distinguished Service Award, the Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor award, and the AAA-IS Section Outstanding Service Award. In her spare time she enjoys cross country skiing and cruises to exotic locales.

  • Former Program Director, Internal Audit
  • Former Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi
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Bob E. Callahan, PhD

Post-Doctorate, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
PhD, Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University
MBA, Drexel University
BS, Commerce and Engineering, Drexel University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Marketing

Robert Callahan taught in the management department and in the marketing department while teaching business communication. He has been published in Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Executive ,Human Resource Management, and Journal of Management Inquiry. Dr. Callahan has also written several textbooks, including Understanding Human Relations and Understanding Organizational Behavior: A Managerial Viewpoint. He started and guided a Seattle University Toastmasters Club for approximately 12 years and has consulted with a number of organizations around communications including the Society of Actuaries.

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David Carrithers, MBA

MBA, Finance, University of Washington
BA, Philosophy and English, Iowa State University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Finance

Phone: 206-296-5919

Building/Room: Pigott 528

David Carrithers taught in the Albers School from 1984 to 2018. He taught primarily in the areas of corporate and entrepreneurial finance. His research is in the areas of ethics, assessment, and writing across the curriculum. His publications have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Business Ethics and Business Communications Quarterly. In his free time he enjoys golf, gardening, and handball.

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Richard Corbett, PhD

PhD, Insurance, Georgia State University
MBA, Finance, Georgia State University
BBA, Insurance, Georgia State University
BA, Sociology, Georgia State University

Visiting Professor, Department of Finance
Thomas F. Gleed Chair of Business Administration

Richard B. Corbett is Professor Emeritus of Risk Management and Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University. He taught for 42 years, at five schools, and retired from FSU in 2012 as the Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company Professor. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked for a life insurance company and then earned the MBA and PhD degrees from Georgia State University. He has also taught at The University of Texas at Austin, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, The University of Iowa, and Seattle University. He has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designations.

Dr. Corbett has a substantial publication record and has published in the top journals is risk management and insurance. He has presented numerous papers at professional conferences and has spoken to many industry and community groups. His current research interests are in retirement planning and in residual property insurance markets. He has also worked as a consultant and expert witness in the areas of insurance and risk management. He is a Past President of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association. Dr. Corbett twice co-chaired the United Way Campaign at Florida State University. He has been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and for Cobb Middle School and a middle school "Brain Bowl" moderator in Tallahassee. In an earlier life, he performed for four years with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Ann Dawson, CPA

MS, Taxation, Golden Gate University
BA, Accounting, University of Albuquerque

Lecturer, Department of Accounting

Ann Dawson is described as "...possibly the finest accounting Principles teacher to grace these halls". - The SU Accountant, Winter 1995

  • Faculty Member: 1987 - 2002
  • Active in Albers' Tax Prep Program
  • 1999 Faculty Teaching Award
  • 1999 Undergraduate Professor of the Year
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Werner De Bondt, PhD

PhD, Cornell University

Visiting Professor, Department of Finance
Thomas F. Gleed Chair of Business Administration, 2019-2020

Werner De Bondt (Ph.D., Cornell University, 1985) is one of the originators of behavioral finance. He studies the psychology of investors and financial markets. De Bondt is the Founding Director of the Richard H. Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance at DePaul University in Chicago. Earlier (1992-2003), he was the Frank Graner Professor of Investment Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over the years, he has also taught at universities in Belgium, The Netherlands and Switzerland. Werner De Bondt’s academic publications have appeared in top journals such as the Journal of Finance, the European Economic Review and the American Economic Review. He is a frequent speaker to academics and investment professionals around the globe.

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Suzanne C. de Janasz, PhD

PhD, Business Administration, University of Southern California
MBA, University of Southern California
BM, University of Miami

Professor, Department of Management
Thomas F. Gleed Chair of Business Administration

Suzanne C. de Janasz, Ph.D. was the Thomas F. Gleed Endowed Chair of Business Administration at Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics. A former faculty member at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Fulbright scholar (Warsaw, Poland), de Janasz has taught leadership, negotiation, and organizational behavior to students and executives on five continents. Her research in mentoring, careers, work-life balance, and leadership appears in such outlets as Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Group & Organization Management, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, among others. In addition to her two textbooks--Interpersonal Skills in Organizations (5th edition) and Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, de Janasz writes for and is frequently quoted in online, broadcast, and print media, and blogs regularly for Huffington Post.

Earlier in her career, de Janasz was an internal consultant in the aerospace industry in Southern California. A former Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management and board member for the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, she currently mentors doctoral students and junior faculty. In addition to working with various Seattle nonprofits, Suzanne regularly volunteers for HERA in London, helping equip formerly trafficked women with the skills and confidence to become entrepreneurs.

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Fred DeKay, PhD

PhD, Economics, Johns Hopkins University
MA, Political Economy, John Hopkins University
BA, Economics, magna cum laude, University of Washington

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics

After working for several years as an economic consultant providing demand forecasts for utilities, Fred DeKay was appointed to a full time faculty position in the Albers School in 1980. Prior to that appointment he had a half-time position at Seattle University in 1978-79. He served as associate dean and acting dean from 1987 to 2000. In 2000, he spent a year as vice president of Operations for an internet company. He taught macroeconomics for the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs and taught statistics and risk assessment for the grad program. Dr. DeKay's cross disciplinary research has been in the areas of hospitality management and economic development and appears in the Cornell HRA Quarterly, Tourism Analysis and Economic Development Journal. He was the faculty advisor for the Albers Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter and consulted with local attorneys as an expert witness in economic and statistics issues and provides economic and statistical consulting services to local businesses.

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Carlos De Mello-e-Souza, PhD

PhD, Accounting, Cornell University
MBA, Cornell University
MS, Operations Research, Federal University of Rio
BS, Electrical/Systems Engineering, Catholic University of Rio

Professor Emeritus, Department of Accounting

Phone: 206-296-5739

Building/Room: Pigott 426

Carlos De Mello e Souza has over 25 years’ experience teaching courses in financial accounting, financial analysis, corporate valuation, and computer-based modeling. He has taught at INSEAD, Penn State (University Park), Susquehanna University and Seattle University. Carlos graduated as Electrical Engineer from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, has an MSc in Production Engineering from COPPE-UFRJ, and received both his MBA and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He worked as financial analyst at the National Bank for Economic and Social Development in Brazil and in the controller’s departments of both Esso Brasileira de Petróleo and Souza Cruz (a subsidiary of BAT, plc). Between 1996 and 2000 Carlos served as chief financial officer of a publicly traded independent Coca-Cola bottler in the state of Rio de Janeiro. In 2012-13 he returned as CEO and played a key role in year-long negotiations that concluded with selling the franchise to Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) for $498 Million. Carlos currently teaches at Seattle University and serves on the board of directors of Grupo Porto Real S.A. in Brazil. He has published in RAND Journal of Economics, Strategic Finance, Journal of Applied Finance, and Journal of Business Ethics.

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John Dienhart, PhD

PhD, Ethics, University of Illinois at Urbana
AM, Philosophy, University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
BA, Philosophy, Roosevelt University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Management
Former Boeing Frank Shrontz Chair of Professional Ethics

Dr. John Dienhart joined Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics in 1999 as a Professor of Management and the Frank Shrontz Chair for Professional Ethics. John was the Director of the Center for Business Ethics at Albers and the Director of the Northwest Ethics Network, an independent group of ethics and compliance officers from the Pacific Northwest. He is also an Invited Fellow of the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, DC. He consults with and does ethics training for Bonneville Power Administration, Costco, Holland America, Premera, Russell Investment Group, Starbucks, Weyerhaeuser and the Russell Family Foundation. He has worked in business ethics since 1980.

John has his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana and is a past President of the Society for Business Ethics. The Society for Business Ethics is an international group of philosophers, economists, legal theorists, and business people devoted to the study and communication of business ethics and its role in leadership. His comments on business ethics have appeared in newspapers across the country, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times, the Puget Sound Business Journal, the Seattle Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

John has published four books, several articles, and made many presentations on ethics and leadership in business. His current focus is on leading organizational cultures to promote ethical behavior and compliance. His approach to the subject is described in his co-authored piece “The Ethical Commitment to Compliance: Building Value-Based Cultures” (With Tom Tyler of New York University and Terry Thomas, Principal, TRT Consulting, California Management Review (Winter 2008).

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Suzanne Erickson, PhD

PhD, Finance, University of Washington
MBA, Seattle University
BA, University of Washington

Associate Professor, Department of Finance

Seattle native, Suzanne Erickson has been in the Atlanta area since 2002. In 2021 she retired as Dean of the College of Business and Mass Communication at Brenau University in Gainesville Georgia, where she had been since Fall 2007. Brenau is a small (2,700 students) private university about fifty miles north of Atlanta. Prior to going to Brenau she was the Executive Director of Spring Hill College in Atlanta.

  • Seattle University Faculty Member 1986 - 2003

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John Eshelman, PhD

PhD, University of Washington
MA, Economics, University of Washington
BSBA, Business Administration, Harding College

Provost Emeritus
Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics

John Eshelman served as Dean in the Albers School from 1976 to 1986, then as Provost or as Executive Vice President at Seattle University from 1987-2008. He returned to teaching at Albers in fall 2009. He was the commissioner of the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the regional accrediting body for California and the islands, 2006 - current. He was also a trustee of the Fulcrum Foundation, the archdiocesan foundation supporting Catholic schools in the Seattle archdiocese.

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Holly Slay Ferraro, PhD

PhD, Organizational Behavior, University of Maryland - College Park
MA, Human Resource Development, Western Michigan University
BChE, Chemical Engineering, University of Dayton
BS, Interdisciplinary Science, Wilberforce University

Program Director, Professional MBA
Associate Professor, Department of Management

Phone: 206-296-5719

Building/Room: Pigott 428

Holly Slay Ferraro's research examines how people grapple with dimensions of self (e.g. age, race, gender) in making career decisions and in various contexts such as family businesses.  She is also interested in how organizational and institutional practices contribute to struggles with aspects of identity.  Her aim is add to our knowledge of how growth, learning, and superior performance occur in the face of forces that cause people to question their beliefs about who they are or should be.  She has published articles in Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Group and Organization Management, and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. Her research on midlife/midcareer transitions won a Cutting Edge Award from Academy of Human Resource Development. Before pursuing her doctorate, she held technical and managerial positions in industry for over 12 years.

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C. Patrick Fleenor, PhD

PhD, Management, University of Washington
MBA, University of Washington
BA, Boise State College

Professor Emeritus, Department of Management

  • Faculty Member 1973 - 2007 (Retired)
  • Chair, Dept. of Management
  • Director of Capstone Assessment
  • Director, Institute for Global e-Business & Innovation (IGBI)
  • Program Director, International Business
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Marilyn Gist, PhD

PhD, University of Maryland at College Park
MBA, University of Maryland at College Park
BA, Howard University

Professor Emerita, Department of Management

Dr. Marilyn Gist has more than 20 years' experience in the field of executive development. She held the rank of Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Executive Programs in the Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University. In addition, she served as Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Formation providing academic direction for our executive degree and certificate programs.

Prior to this, Marilyn held the Boeing Endowed Professorship of Business Management at the University of Washington, where she was also the Faculty Director for Executive MBA programs for many years. In addition to her academic roles, she has served in management positions in the public and private sectors, and had extensive consulting experience.

Marilyn is an internationally recognized scholar. Her research emphasized confidence-based factors in motivation and training and leadership assessment and development. She has over 25 publications in leading scholarly outlets.  Her current publications include “Developing Dual-Agenda Leaders” (co-authored with Professor Sharon Lobel) in the 2012 Journal of Corporate Citizenship, and ”Self-Efficacy” (co-authored with Angela Gist) in the 2013 Oxford Bibliographies in Management.


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Gareth P. Green, PhD

PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of CA, Berkeley
MS, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of CA, Berkeley
BA, Economics, University of Washington

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics

Dr. Gareth Green received his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics in 1995 from the University of California at Berkeley and his BA in Economics at the University of Washington. Green focused his studies and research on quantitative methods and statistical modeling applied to environmental and natural resource economics. Green is currently the director of the Albers graduate and undergraduate Business Analytics programs. Green teaches data visualization and communication, microeconomics, statistics, mathematical modeling, and environmental and natural resource economics. Green's research interests include natural resource and environmental economics, behavioral economics, and statistical modeling. Specific research examples include behavioral economics related to environmental investment decisions over time, machine learning explainability, teaching methodology for quantitative methods, the economics of fair-trade coffee, and estimating the technology-adoption response to water pricing regulations. Dr. Green began teaching at Seattle University in the fall of 2000, is a Seattle native, and enjoys the many outdoor recreational activities available in the Pacific Northwest.

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Bruce Koch, PhD

PhD, Accounting, The Ohio State University
MA, Accounting, University of Florida
BSBA, Accounting, University of Florida

Professor Emeritus, Department of Accounting

Bruce Koch was appointed as chair of the Department of Accounting in July, 2008. He taught primarily in the area of financial and managerial accounting. His research includes many areas, such as capital budgeting, tax simplification, offshore outsourcing, and decision making in a cognitive psychological framework. Dr. Koch has published in the leading journals in accounting including the Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and the Engineering Economist. He has taught and written courses for the AICPA, IBM and other companies.

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Quan V. Le, PhD

PhD, Economics, Claremont Graduate University
MA, University of San Francisco
BA, University of California, Berkeley

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Quan Vu Le held the Eva Albers Professorship for 2016-2019. He also served as Director of the International Business Program. Dr. Le taught primarily in the areas of international economics, macroeconomics, and economic development. His research is in the areas of institutions, governance, global health, and entrepreneurship. He has been published in Journal of International Money and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Public Health, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research. Dr. Le has twice been a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar – in 2005-2006 at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi and in 2015-2016 at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program in Ho Chi Minh City. He is a regular visiting faculty at several universities in Vietnam. He also provides consulting services to businesses, government agencies, NGOs, and multilateral institutions in Vietnam.

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Teresa Ling, PhD

PhD, Engineering Science, University of California, Berkeley
MSc, Engineering Science, University of California, Berkeley
MA, Mathematics, Washington State University
BS, Mathematics, Seattle University

Professor Emerita, Department of Economics

Teresa Ling was appointed Assistant Dean of the Albers School in 2003. She taught primarily in the areas of statistics, operations research, and leadership. Her research was in the areas of outcomes assessment and writing across the curriculum. Dr. Ling's publications appeared in such journals as Business Communication Quarterly, China & World Economy, and International Journal of Hospitality Management. Dr. Ling received several teaching awards. In her free time she enjoys reading Chinese novels and taking care of her grandchildren.

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Sharon Lobel, PhD

PhD, Management, Harvard University
MA, Social Psychology, Harvard University
BA, Psychology/Sociology, Brandeis University

Professor Emerita, Department of Management
Adjunct, Executive Education

Sharon Lobel has taught at the University of Michigan, University of Washington, and at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was an associate editor of Human Resource Management (1993 -1998) and a member of the editorial board of Academy of Management Journal (1993 -1999). Dr. Lobel is a widely-published scholar and has often been quoted in the media. In addition to her undergraduate and graduate classes, she teaches a variety of courses for the executive audience in the Leadership-Executive MBA Program. She has worked with executives from a wide variety of industries and enjoys sharing her knowledge of best practices for designing and leading exceptional teams. Recently, she delivered a keynote presentation on "Work Overload" for the Port of Seattle and was a panelist at a conference on "Work-Life: Cross-National Conversations" in Paris. As a consultant, she conducts team building retreats for local organizations. Dr. Lobel and her family frequently travel to Brazil, so she has, unavoidably, become a fan of World Cup soccer. With family and friends, she enjoys red wine, good music, and walking her dog.

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Diane Lockwood, PhD

PhD, Management, University of Nebraska
Post-Doctorates in Information Systems, University of Minnesota and Indiana University

Professor Emerita, Department of Management

Diane Lockwood was appointed to the full-time faculty at SU in 1981. Prior to that she worked in private industry within the U.S. auto industry and for a management consulting firm in the areas of IT, strategic planning, business process reengineering, and operations. She teaches primarily in the areas of IT Strategy (i.e., what every business executive should know about IT). Her research interests include information technology strategy, operations, and x-disciplinary work in global IT. Dr. Lockwood’s publications have appeared in such journals as International Journal of Production Research, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Journal of Computer Information Systems Journal of Managerial Issues (JMI), Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, and Academy of Educational Leadership Journal. She has served on local boards of directors for Operation Improvement, and the Society for Information Management, Puget Sound chapter. In her free time she enjoys deep sea fishing, rock hounding, and walking her dogs.

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Brian McCullough, PhD

PhD,Sport Management, Texas A&M University
MS, Sport Management, Texas A&M University
BS, Sport Management, Ithaca College

Associate Professor, Department of Management

Phone: 206-220-8261

Building/Room: Pigott 423

Brian P. McCullough joined the faculty of the Albers School in the fall of 2018. He earned a Ph.D. in Sport Management from Texas A&M University. His research examines the intersection of environmental sustainability in the sport sector, specifically the managerial decision-making processes to implement sustainable initiatives, examining interventions of behavioral change among sport spectator and participants to promote more sustainable behaviors, and evaluating the environmental impact of sport spectators and participants.

Dr. McCullough has published his work in Sport Management Review, Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, among other sport management journals. He is the lead editor on the text Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment. Most recently, he has worked United Nation’s Climate Change Secretariat to assist with the creation of the Sports for Climate Action Framework, which was announced at COP24 in Poland. The initiative is intended to engage the sport sector to meet the Paris Climate Agreement goals of carbon neutrality. In 2018, Dr. McCullough was awarded a grant from the International Olympic Committee to examine perceptions of the Los Angeles 2028 Summer Olympic Games sustainability initiatives among local residents. Also, Dr. McCullough is the Co-Director of the Sport Ecology Group, an online consortium of researchers seeking to amplify the environmental sustainability efforts in the sport sector.

Prior to joining Albers, Dr. McCullough served as an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University and as an Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

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John T. McLean, JD/MBA

JD/MBA, University of Washington
MA, Seattle University
BA, Seattle University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Management
Professor Emeritus, Department of Marketing

John McLean began teaching full-time in 2007. Prior to that, he managed the acquisition of real property for Sound Transit’s Commuter Rail program for about five years. During that time (and before that time), he taught Business Ethics and Business Law in the Albers MBA program. Before his employment at Sound Transit, he practiced law as a commercial litigator, after having been a court clerk for Justice Robert F. Utter on the Washington Supreme Court. While on the Washington Law review, he wrote about the plight of minority shareholders in takeout mergers. In his “early” years, he was a history teacher, both at Seattle University and in Form One of Matteo Ricci College, and he served in the Jesuits.

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John V. Merle

MBA with Honors, International Business (Finance), Golden Gate University
BA, Cal State University - San Francisco

Senior Instructor, Department of Accounting
Senior Instructor, Department of Finance

John V. Merle has thirty years of experience in progressive financial, operational, and information technology management of manufacturing and consumer packaged goods environments for two Fortune 500 companies. He has been employed by Weyerhaeuser since 1988, serving as Lead of Accounting Transition Services for the Fine Paper Business Divesture, Lead in SAP Financial Reporting, VP and CFO of Winchester Homes, Inc., and as Director of Finance for the Personal Care Products Division. He earned a BA from CSU San Francisco and an MBA with Honors in International Business (Finance) from Golden Gate University.

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Carl Obermiller, PhD

PhD, Marketing, Ohio State University
BA, English, Purdue University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Marketing

Phone: 206-296-5746

Building/Room: Pigott 511

Carl Obermiller taught Marketing Principles, Marketing and Social Issues, Marketing Metrics, and Buyer Behavior. Publications include Journal of Consumer Behavior, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Marketing Letters, Psychology and Marketing and others. Hobbies: tennis, biking, books, films, and refurbishing 17th century Georgian troikas.

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Barbara Parker, PhD

PhD, Management, University of Colorado
MBA, Organization Theory and Management, University of Colorado
BA, English Language and Literature, Ball State University

Professor Emerita, Department of Management

Barbara Parker spent most of her teen years in Vietnam, returning to the US to earn a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature. She later was a grant writer and a business owner before returning to university to earn an MBA and PhD in strategy from the University of Colorado. As a professor in the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University she taught globalization and international management. In addition to globalization, she conducts research on cross-sector partnerships, strategic management of diversity, joint venture management, and student learning outcomes. Her research has appeared in books and journals including Human Relations, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Handbook of Organization Studies, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Global Business, Management International Review, Sex Roles, Research in Higher Education, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. She is the author of three books: Nonsexist Curriculum Development: Theory into Practice, Globalization and business practices: Managing across boundaries (1996), and Introduction to globalization and business: Relationships and responsibilities (2005).

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Peter V. Raven, PhD

PhD, Business Administration, Washington State University
MS, University of California, Davis
BS, Cornell University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Marketing

Peter Raven has an industry background in Food Science and teaches international marketing and consulting courses. Dr. Raven directed international business programs, including the President’s "E" Award winning Global Business EDGE program at Seattle University. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Services Marketing, Transportation Journal, Asian Case Research Journal, International Journal of E-Business Research, Internet Encyclopedia, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Journal of Marketing Channels, Franchising Research: An International Journal, Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior, Journal of Advertising Research, and others. He has taken students on study tours to Vietnam, Singapore, Italy, China, Japan, and Korea.

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David McHardy Reid, PhD

PhD, International Business Strategy, University of Edinburgh
MS, Management Sciences, University of Manchester
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Salford

Professor Emeritus, Department of Management

David Reid came to Seattle University in 2006 as Thomas F. Gleed Chair of Business Administration. He taught courses on Competing With and Within China, International Management, and Competitive Strategy. He has published in Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning, Business Insight, MIT Sloan-WSJ, Thunderbird International Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and Journal of Asian-Pacific Business. Dr. Reid was a board member of the International Management Development Association.

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Mary Jean Rivers, PhD

PhD, Economics, University of Pittsburgh
MA, Economics, University of Pittsburgh
BA, Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

After three years serving as associate dean and acting associate dean of the Albers School of Business and Economics, Mary Rivers returned to her faculty position teaching statistics and economics in 2003. Prior to being appointed acting associate dean, she taught statistics and microeconomics at Albers and served as undergraduate program chair plus director of the Masters of Arts in Applied Economics Program. She has published articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Finance, the Journal of Economics and Business, and the Cornell Quarterly. During her tenure at Seattle University, Dr. Rivers has served as president of the Seattle Economist Club, program co-chair of the Northwest Regional Conference, on the Board of Directors of the Evergreen Treatment Center and the on the Seattle City Light Forecast Committee. She has received the Albers'; Service Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honorary and was a National Science Foundation fellow in graduate school.

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Fiona Robertson, PhD

PhD, Finance, Queen's University
MA, Finance, Queen's University
BA, Business Administration with Honors, Brock University

Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Finance

Fiona Robertson's background is in microeconomics and corporate finance. She taught corporate finance, institutions and markets, and derivatives at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Robertson's publications have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Financial Planning, and the Journal of Financial Education. She is a past recipient of the Graduate Student Association's Professor of the year award. She is an avid runner, cyclist and kayaker.

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Leo R. Simpson, PhD

PhD, Business Management, University of Colorado
MBA, University of Pittsburgh
BS, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Management

Leo Simpson was a professor of entrepreneurship, teaching creative course designs in over 20 different courses for 40 years. One of the early pioneers of entrepreneurial higher education, he served five universities with the rank of full professor for 30 years. He was a department chair, distinguished professor, and endowed professor with Western Kentucky University (Mattie Newman Ford Professor of Entrepreneurship), and served as the Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship at Seattle University. Dr. Simpson worked for the DuPont Company prior to entering the education field, contributing to two patents at the Nomex facility in Richmond, Virginia. He won numerous research and teaching awards and was recognized by professional organizations as a mentor, fellow, and certified business trainer. He was active with the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Entrepreneurship Club, and the Small Business Institute which are student-based organizations working directly with the service learning objectives of Seattle University. 

  • Former Advisor, Enactus
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Tim Sorenson, PhD

PhD, Economics, Harvard University
MA, Economics, Harvard University
BA, Business Administration magna cum laude, University of Washington

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

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Harriet B. Stephenson, PhD

PhD, Management, University of Washington
MBA, Management, University of Washington
BA, Business, University of Washington

Professor Emerita, Department of Management

Harriet Stephenson's interests focused around student consulting in the Small Business Institute methodology in the senior capstone course - in-depth team analysis and business plan development with a client or executive director of a non profit. She published articles in a variety of publications including the Journal of International Academy of Case Studies, Academy of Strategic and Organizational Leadership Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Small Business Strategy, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, American Journal of Small Business, Personnel Journal, and Training and Development Journal. Dr. Stephenson was Founder of the Entrepreneurship Center and the inaugural holder of the Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship. The annual business plan competition was named the Harriet Buckman Stephenson Business Plan Competition in her honor. She championed Women in Management, Women in Business, Social Enterprise and The Triple Bottom Line for profits and non-profits. She received the Anne Arundel Community College's National Sarbanes Spirit Award in October 2007 for her work in the social enterprise area. She served on several Boards of Directors including Washington CASH, Community Capital Development, Prisoner Education Network (PEN), and The Village Net of which she is founder. She and a colleague led a study tour to a Ghana village where the students developed social enterprise plans for the village. The PEN activities are geared to bringing college education to the prison system in Washington State to fight recidivism. A Kilamanjaro climb a few years ago was one of the highlights of her hiking and walking interests.

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David Tinius, PhD

PhD, Business, University of Washington
MBA, University of Washington
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

Professor, Department of Accounting

David Tinius worked seven years in the fields of engineering, accounting, and management consulting before earning a PhD in business. He joined the Albers School in 1971 and served as chair of the Department of Accounting for 18 years between 1977 and 2003. Over those years, Dr. Tinius oversaw the development of a Masters degree in accounting and the raising of three-quarters of a million dollars in support of the accounting students and program. Dr. Tinius taught in the areas of management accounting and controllership. His research was in the areas of management controls and accounting history and has appeared in such journals as Journal of Accountancy, Management Accounting, Oil, Gas, and Energy Quarterly, and Managerial Finance. Dr. Tinius is a former national president of Beta Alpha Psi (1984-85) and served on its national board for six years. Dr. Tinius has been selected as a national Outstanding Beta Alpha Faculty Advisor and was also elected MBA Professor of the Year at Albers. His consulting work has been in litigation, performance measurement, and manager development. Dr. Tinius was honored by the funding of $500,000 professorship formed in his name. He is a co-founder of the Pacioli Society, a society formed to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the publication of a treatise on double-entry bookkeeping first published by Luca Pacioli, the leading mathematician of the Renaissance, in 1494. The Society produced a video, held international symposia in Italy, and published a new translation of the treatise, among other things, but perhaps the Society's proudest moment was the appearance of its story on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, later to be included in the anthology, "Dressing for Dinner in the Naked City and Other Tales" from The Wall Street Journal's "Middle Column."

  • Former Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi
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Rex Toh, PhD

PhD, Logistics/Marketing, University of Minnesota
MS, Business Administration, University of Minnesota
BEcon, University of Malaya

Professor Emeritus, Department of Marketing

Rex Toh taught marketing, marketing research, transportation/logistics, and statistics. He was a passionate instructor of statistics and a statistical consultant to various parties and is the co-author of a statistics textbook. Dr. Toh has published over 80 journal articles in the areas of marketing methodology, transportation/logistics, and tourism/hospitality, in such publications as the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Letters, Transportation Journal, and the Cornell HRA Quarterly. He serves on three journal editorial boards. Dr. Toh's particular expertise is in hotel group reservation practices.

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Galen Trail, PhD

PhD, Sport Management, Ohio State University
MA, Education, Whitworth College
BA, Psychology, University of Puget Sound

Professor Emeritus, Department of Marketing

Dr. Galen Trail joined the faculty at Seattle University in the fall of 2008. He was on the faculty at The Ohio State University, the University of Florida, and Iowa State University over the previous 11 years. He has taught classes in sport consumer behavior, data analytics for sport consumer research, sport marketing, brand communication strategies and analytics for sport organizations, corporate partnerships, sport business/finance, sport management, legal aspects of sport, research methods and evaluation, among others.

Dr. Trail has worked as a consultant in the area of sport consumer behavior for professional teams such as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Storm, Seattle Reign, Washington Stealth, Baltimore Orioles, and Sporting Lisbon. He has also consulted with the Circuit of the Americas, the Champions Tour, the McDonalds LPGA classic, the Boeing Classic, and many NCAA Division I athletic departments (University of Florida, Iowa State, Ohio State, University of Texas, University of Delaware, among others). He is currently doing pro bono work for the Special Olympics USA Games and Special Olympics Washington.

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Ruben Trevino, PhD

PhD, Finance, University of Alabama
MS, Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
MBA, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey
BS, Electrical Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey

Professor Emeritus, Department of Finance

Prior to joining Seattle University, Ruben Trevino worked as a research associate and portfolio manager for Colonial Management Associates, a mutual fund company in Boston. He taught primarily in the area of investments and personal financial planning. His research was in the area of long term performance of stocks and bonds. Dr. Trevino was published in such journals as the Journal of Financial Planning, the Review of Futures Markets, and the Journal of Futures Markets. He was a member of the American Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, and the CFA Institute. In his free time he enjoys reading and golf.

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Eric Wehrly, PhD

PhD, Finance, University of Washington
BBA, Honors, Operations Management & Info. Systems, Gonzaga University

Instructor, Department of Finance

Eric's research interests include topics in corporate governance, corporate finance, and entrepreneurial finance. Past publications in The Journal of Financial Research and The Journal of Law and Economics focus on insider trading and the reputational penalties for environmental violations, respectively. He has contributed as a writer or served as a technical editor on a number of books. Prior to entering academia, he worked as Vice President of Finance of ePods, Inc. and as Vice President, Relationship Manager of Wells Fargo Bank. While employed as a corporate banker, he earned the Certified Cash Manager distinction, and is a member of the Jesuit National Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu. Eric also enjoys hiking, climbing mountains, and other outdoor adventures; his rock climbs and ski descents have been featured in mountaineering journals.

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Susan Weihrich, PhD

PhD, Accounting, University of Houston
MS, Accounting, University of Houston
BA, Economics and Political Science, Rice University
Licensed CPA, State of Texas

Professor Emerita, Department of Accounting

Susan Weihrich was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2008. Prior to that she served as chair of the Department of Accounting. She taught primarily in the area of taxation. She was a frequently invited speaker in the areas of Federal tax policy and annual tax updates. Dr. Weihrich's research has been published in Tax Adviser, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Taxation for Accountants, Issues in Accounting Taxation, and Advances in Taxation. She has many years of experience in tax compliance and assisted in the Seattle University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for nearly 20 years. She received numerous teaching awards and also was the first recipient of the Seattle University “Spirit of Community Award.” In her free time, Dr. Weihrich enjoys travelling with her husband and experimenting in art classes.

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Barbara Yates, PhD

PhD, Economics, University of Michigan
MA, Economics, University of Michigan
BA, Political Science, College of Wooster

Professor Emerita, Department of Economics

Barbara Yates served as chair of the Department of Economics from 1989 to 2011. She taught Domestic and Global Economies for the MBA program, Government Finance, and International Economics-Europe for the Italy Study Tour program. She has published in the Journal of Financial Planning, The Economic Development Journal, Managerial Finance, and The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance She serves on the editorial board of Business Economics and is a past president of the Seattle Economic Council. Dr. Yates was honored as a McGoldrick Fellow by the President of Seattle University in 2005 and received the SU Alumni Board Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2006. She is a lover of art, music, and travel.

  • Faculty Member 1970 - 2011 (Retired)
  • Chair, Dept. of Economics
  • McGoldrick Fellow 2005-2006
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Lisa Zhao, PhD

PhD, Cornell University
MS, Cornell University

Professor, Department of Management
Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

Lisa Zhao joined Albers as the Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship from University of Missouri - Kansas City, where she directed the Entrepreneurship and Innovation PhD program and taught undergraduate, MBA, PhD, and executive education courses. Before she joined UMKC, she worked at Cornell University and Michigan State University. She was also an entrepreneur and a consultant with startups and Fortune 500 companies.

Zhao conducted research and teaching on new venture product launch strategies, new venture funding and exit strategies, innovation management, market-entry strategies, and statistical methods. She is the author of more than 20 articles in top academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.