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Business Administration

Students may obtain a degree in Business Administration, and, if desired, they may customize their business administration degree by adding an emphasis in a particular area of study.

Degrees Offered

Department Faculty

Dr. Robert Allen, DBA

Robert AllenPrior to his current position as professor of management, he taught at the university level for 12 years. Allen had 25 years of experience in retail management with various firms. His corporate career included a variety of management positions in merchandising, new store construction, and personnel development. He has first-hand experience in the following areas: team building, performance appraisal, capital budgeting, operations budgeting, merchandising, new store development, and employee training and development. Allen earned Doctor of Business Administration (Nova Southeastern University), Master of Business Administration (University of Missouri), and Bachelor of Science in economics (Missouri Valley College) degrees. He oversees the Plaster School of Business Entrepreneurial Studies, Human Resource Management, Health Management, Healthcare Administration, Marketing, NPA, ROTC, and Sport Management programs. His research interests include online management history, strategic planning, and online program administration.

Dr. Mira Ezvan

Mira EzvanDr. Mira Ezvan received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and her M.S. in information systems from Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland. She joined Lindenwood’s faculty in 1984 as an assistant professor of business and has developed and taught a variety of courses in information systems and management science at the undergraduate and M.B.A. levels. She has served as a program manager and department chair in the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship and advanced to the rank of professor in 1999. Her current areas of teaching and research interest include decision science and business analytics.

Dr. Evelyn Hendrix

Evelyn HendrixDr. Evelyn Hendrix is an experienced human resources (HR) professional with more than 10-years experience as an independent HR consultant after successive HR promotions in Fortune 500 companies, then more than 12 years teaching in the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Lindenwood University.

She has provided expertise to Fortune 500 employers, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and growing businesses. Public service clients have included the City of Hannibal, City of Palmyra, Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials, Adams County of Illinois, Fairfax County of Virginia, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Department of Justice, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also conducted research on job availability in St. Charles County, Mo.

Dr. Hendrix has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with pre-med from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master’s degree in industrial psychology from George Mason University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Lindenwood University, and a Psy.D. degree in applied organizational psychology for industry, also from George Mason University. She teaches human resource management courses at Lindenwood University in the topics of employee compensation, benefits, employee engagement, employment laws, organizational change, performance management, training, and selection procedures. She has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification as well as the Senior Certified Profession (SCP) in HR from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Dr. Michael Marzano, CPIM CSCP

Michael MarzanoPrior to his current position as professor of management, where he has taught at the university level for 15 years, Marzano accumulated 30 years of experience with Monsanto (now Bayer). His corporate career included a variety of management positions in both supply chain and information technology organizations. He has first-hand experience in the following areas: team building, performance appraisal, capital budgeting, operations budgeting, global data management, project management, portfolio management, supply chain management, transportation optimization, vendor-managed inventory, warehouse management, order fulfillment, customer relationship management, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) – U.S. and international. Marzano earned Doctor of Management (Webster University), Master of Information Management (Washington University), Master of Business Administration (St. Louis University), and business administration (Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville) degrees. He oversees the Plaster School of Business M.B.A., M.A. leadership, and online programming. Additionally, he is Certified in Production and Inventory Management and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional. His research interests include online program administration.

Dr. Joy V. Peluchette

Joy V. PeluchetteJoy V. Peluchette is an assistant dean and professor of management in the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. She teaches primarily in the area of management and organizational behavior. Her recent research has focused on the human resource implications of workplace attire, workplace fun, and social media, as well as issues related to appearance bias.

Dr. Peluchette received her D.B.A. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (majoring in organizational behavior), a Master of Science in industrial relations, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Prior to Lindenwood University, she was a faculty member at Wollongong University (Australia), the University of Southern Indiana, the University of Wyoming, Southern Illinois University, and West Virginia University.

Dr. Karolina Schneider

Karolina SchneiderDr. Schneider is an associate professor of management. The enthusiasm for business is rooted in her family background. As a child growing up, she was inspired watching her parents operate their own businesses. It was their hard work and persistence what helped shape the person she is today.

In 2011, she received an opportunity to work as an assistant professor in the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship (PSB&E) teaching marketing. Prior to joining Lindenwood, Dr. Schneider worked in retail, human resource management, and education. She holds undergraduate degrees in international business, international studies, and political science; a master’s in public management; a doctorate in educational leadership, and a graduate certificate in digital marketing.

Dr. Schneider was first introduced to teaching when she interned at the International Institute of St. Louis. Her teaching philosophy is pretty simple: encourage participation, make the material as relevant as possible, be open to change, and always have a good sense of humor.

Eric Stuhler

Eric StuhlerEric Stuhler is a licensed attorney. He regularly teaches Business Law I and II. His law degree was earned at U.M.K.C. Law School, and he was in private practice for 25 years. He then served as Lindenwood University’s general legal counsel for almost a decade. He is the author of a book published by the American Bar Association Press titled The Land Use Awakening on the subject of zoning law and served as the president of the St. Charles County Bar Association.

Stuhler has a long history at Lindenwood. He earned his undergraduate degree here in business administration emphasizing in management. He served on Lindenwood’s Board of Directors and its Alumni Board and was the university’s director of planned giving. He was elected president of the Lindenwood Alumni Association and has taught at Lindenwood since 1981.

Robert Talbott

Robert TalbottRobert Talbott began teaching at Lindenwood University in 2007. Prior to coming to Lindenwood, he worked in information technology for many years and in various capacities: team lead, software engineer, web developer, database administration, networking, etc. He performed consulting work in various industries through prominent organizations: A.G. Edwards (now owned by Wells Fargo), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Analysts International Corporation (AiC), National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), Maritz Inc., Peabody Energy Corporation, He holds a B.S. from Southern Illinois University’s School of Engineering (majored in computer science, minored in mathematics), an M.S. in information systems (University of Missouri – St. Louis), an M.B.A. (Lindenwood University), and is a doctoral candidate (ABD) for Doctor of Education (Lindenwood University).

Dr. Maryann M. Townsend

Maryann M. TownsendPrior to her current position as associate professor of information systems and management, where she has taught at the university level for 22 years, Townsend was the associate dean of Academic Services. Her corporate career included a variety of management positions in database management, customer/vendor relationship building, procurement, and inventory management. Townsend earned Doctor of Education in instructional leadership, Master of Science in managing information technology, and Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in management and marketing and Business Administration (Lindenwood University) degrees. She oversees the Plaster School of Business Early Access Graduate Program, advisor management, and other administrative duties. Her research interests include the interactions between information systems, cybersecurity, accounting, economics, and other related fields

Laura Wehmer-Callahan

Laura Wehmer-Callahan Laura Wehmer-Callahan is an applied linguist specializing in how communication is used within academic and professional environments. Before joining Lindenwood University as an instructor in 2011, she taught adult education and literacy courses through MO DESE, and she taught language and citizenship courses at the St. Louis International Institute. Wehmer-Callahan’s research interests are centered on issues in identity, including professional identity development, reflexive writing practices, and organizational identity. Wehmer-Callahan earned a Master of Arts in TESOL (Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville), undergraduate degrees and certifications in speech and language pathology, audiology, linguistics, and military science (Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville), and she is currently at the dissertation stage of earning a Ph.D. in applied linguistics and composition (Indiana University of Pennsylvania).

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