The Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship (PCB&E) is proud to offer several programs where management and leadership credentials can be earned. Advancing your career into the managerial ranks and enabling you to perform well in such roles, is the thrust behind each of our programs. If you are an aspiring manager, consider the undergraduate Business Administration degree, where you can earn an emphasis in Management, complement your non business degree with a Minor in Management, or crown your undergraduate coursework with an MBA with emphasis in Management. If you are a seasoned manager, consider the MBA with Leadership emphasis, or the MA in Leadership. If you are a working professional seeking a deeper understanding of more specialized management coursework, consider the MBA with Project Management or Supply Chain Management emphases. Students pursuing any one of our management programs will benefit from the knowledge and experience of expert educators.
Graduates of these management programs will have developed the technical, human, and conceptual skills necessary to succeed in today’s highly competitive, complex, global business environment. So, come experience excellence at the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship and realize your full career potential.
- Business Law Minor
- Management Minor
- Business Administration (BA, BS) with Emphasis in Business Law
- Business Administration (BA, BS) with Emphasis in Management
Dr. 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. Gohkan Egilmez
Gohkan Egilmez is an Associate Professor of Management. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Systems Engineering, and M.S. degrees in ‘Industrial and Systems Engineering’ and ‘Civil Engineering’ at Ohio University. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.
Gohkan is passionate about teaching, specifically Analytics, Machine Learning, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, and Computer Modeling. He likes to use experiential learning, project, problem, and inquiry-based learning in his teaching and integrate service learning into his courses. His research is focused on industrial applications of business analytics, machine learning, sustainability, simulation, and optimization modeling (For more information, please visit his research lab page at www.ASOS.com)
He previously worked as full-time faculty at the University of New Haven and North Dakota State University. Prior to his academic positions, Gohkan worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida, with a focus on sustainability assessment of manufacturing, construction, and service industries.
Dr. Kazimiera 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 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 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. Renee Porter
Renee Porter is a Professor of Management and served as Belleville Campus Provost from 2015 - 2020. Prior to this position, Renee served as a Management Professor, Department Chair, and Associate Dean in the Plaster College of Business in Saint Charles, Missouri. Dr. Porter also serves as a peer evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Dr. Porter has a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University, an MBA from SIU-Edwardsville, B.S. from the University of Mississippi, A.S. from the Community College of the Air Force, and A.S from Hinds Community College. She is an Air Force veteran and prior business experiences include: director of online business programs at Webster University, president and co-owner of Advanced Billing Systems, Inc., and Human Resources Development Manager with McDonnell Douglas Missile Systems. She began her interest in higher education serving as an adjunct instructor since 1993 across several universities in the metro Saint Louis area.
Dr. Porter has been married to her husband Dan for 31 years. They have three daughters, Jennifer, Dana, and Gina and four grandchildren.
Dr. 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 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 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 EdD 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.
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).