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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.

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Business Administration Faculty

Dr. Robert Allen

Robert Allen

Robert Allen is an Assistant Dean and Professor of Management. Prior to his current position, where 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 both 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: Columbia), and Bachelor of Science in Economics (Missouri Valley College) degrees. He oversees the Plaster College of Business Entrepreneurial Studies, Human Resource Management, Health Management, Healthcare Administration, Marketing, NPA, ROTC, and Sport Management programming. His research interests include management history, strategic planning, and online program administration.

Dr. Kazimiera Ezvan

Kazimiera (Mira) Ezvan

Kazimiera “Mira” Ezvan is a Professor of Information Systems. She 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 MBA levels. She has served as a program manager and department chair and advanced to the rank of Professor in 1999.

Her current areas of teaching and research interest include decision science and business analytics.

Dr. Michael Marzano

Michael Marzano

Michael Marzano is an Assistant Dean and Professor of Management. Prior to his current position, where he has taught at the university level for 15 years, Dr. 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) – US 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 College 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 Peluchette

Joy V. Peluchette

Joy V. Peluchette is a Senior Professor of Management. 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 Schneider

Karolina 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 that helped shape the person she is today.

In 2011, she received an opportunity to work as an assistant professor in the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship (PCBE) teaching marketing. Prior to joining Lindenwood, Dr. Schneider worked in retail, human resource management, and education. She holds an undergraduate degree in International Business, International Studies, and Political Science; 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 Stuhler

Eric Stuhler is a Professor of Management and 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 entitled 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.

Dr. Maryann Townsend

Maryann Townsend

Maryann Townsend is a Professor of Information Systems. Prior to her current position, 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.

Dr. Townsend earned her Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership, Master of Science in Managing Information Technology, Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Marketing, and Business Administration (Lindenwood University) degrees. She oversees the Plaster College 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.

Dr. Julie Turner

Julie Turner

Julie Turner is a Professor of Nonprofit Administration. She earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, her M.A. in Adult and Continuing Education at Michigan State University, and her B.A. in Sociology and Religion at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Dr. Turner has over twenty years of experience in education and nonprofit leadership, having served as a K-12 teacher and administrator, fund development/grant writing expert, and serving in a variety of leadership capacities through organizations such as Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater St. Louis, Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation, and Washington University in St. Louis.

She serves on the board of directors for Community Council of St. Charles County and is the Regional Chair of Thrivent Financial-Heartland Region and is actively involved as a community volunteer in a wide range within school, nonprofit, and church settings.

Dr. Turner was recognized as “Professor of the Year” by the Lindenwood Student Government Association (2020); received the "Emerson Award for Teaching Excellence" (2015) and the "Lindenwood Service Award" (2018) as well as serving as a Faculty Fellow for Student Engagement in 2019.

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 taught language and citizenship courses at the St. Louis International Institute. Wehmer-Callahan’s research interests are centered around 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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