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Faculty are the cornerstone of the quality academic experience offered to Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship students. Lindenwood faculty bring both academic and professional achievement to the classroom. As a result, the majority of our 40 full-time faculty members have not only a terminal degree in specialty fields, but they have significant, real-world experience in industry and the business world.

Accounting Faculty

James Bosnick

James Bosnick

James Bosnick is an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He teaches Income Tax, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting. Prior to Lindenwood, he worked in Big 4 Accounting doing primarily tax service work with Deloitte at their St. Louis office. Before that, Professor Bosnick also worked as a JAG officer within the US Air Force doing Contract & Fiscal law work, as well as general administrative and a few other miscellaneous areas.

Academically, Professor Bosnick began his collegiate studies at West Virginia University, which is where he was born and raised, and completed the majority of his graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis with focuses in accounting, taxation, and finance.

Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman is an Associate Professor of Accounting. He has a bachelor of science in Accounting from St. Louis University and a JD from Seton Hall University. He also completed his CPA in 1986. Dr. Coleman began his accounting career in 1985 and worked in several accounting and legal capacities over the past 36 years, including 25 years of public accounting, and corporate legal and accounting positions including serving as the CFO and general counsel of a privately owned consumer products company for 8 years before beginning his career at Lindenwood.

Dr. Coleman started at Lindenwood 2011 at the former Belleville campus before joining the Accounting faculty in St. Charles in 2015. He became the Accounting department chair in 2018. He lives in Florissant with his wife, Anne and have 3 grown children and two grandchildren. He enjoys traveling and playing golf in his spare time.

Dr. Jennifer Mack

Jennifer Mack

Jennifer Mack is the Associate Dean for the Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor of Accounting. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a specialization in Accounting, a Master of Education with a concentration in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Prior to her academic career, she specialized in external reporting. She prepared SEC reports for a mid-sized corporation that included their annual and quarterly reports, initial public offering, and other external documents such as press releases.

She loves teaching principles classes in order to help students, regardless of their major, understand the importance of financial reports. She resides in St. Charles with her husband Brian, son Greyson, and a playful Havanese named Chase.

John Quinn

John

John "Jeff" Quinn is an Instructor of Accounting. He primarily teaches undergraduate and MBA accounting and tax courses. Mr. Quinn has his BS/BA in Accounting from the University of Missouri at Columbia, his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, his LLM (Taxation) from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and his JD from St. Mary's University.

Prior to teaching, Mr. Quinn was Vice President of Global Tax for Peabody Energy and held other Director of Tax and/or Tax Counsel positions at Monsanto and other related companies. Professionally, he is affiliated with the Missouri Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Dr. Robert Singer

Robert Singer

Robert Singer is a Professor of Accounting. During his tenure at Lindenwood University, he has taught a wide variety of both financial and cost/managerial accounting course work at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

His research interests include the cultural and institutional impact of replacing rules-based US financial reporting with principles-based international financial reporting standards (IFRS), the value relevance of proposed financial reporting standards, and the transition from the passive learning lecture model to student centered learning. In connection with these interests, he has published a number of articles in both peer-reviewed academic and professional journals.

Dr. Singer is an active member of the Technical Issues Group of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and an active member of the International Section of the American Accounting Association. He is a certified public accountant in the  State of Missouri.  He received his Ph.D. from St. Louis University in 1996.

Dr. Kim Ulrich

Kimberly Ulrich

Kimberly Ulrich is an Associate Professor of Accounting. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from Lindenwood University. Her research focused on the inclusion of sustainability development in the accounting curriculum and she is currently co-leading a task force to advance sustainability initiatives at the university.

Dr. Ulrich has served as the advisor for the Sigma Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi since the charter was signed on May 3, 2014, and she received the Student Organization Advisor of the Year award for the 2018-19 academic year. Her course load regularly includes Financial Accounting and Reporting I and Accounting Information Systems, and she will be adding Data Analytics to the accounting curriculum in the fall. Outside of work, Dr. Ulrich prioritizes wellness and she enjoys spending time with her family and their pets.

Abby Weber

Abby Weber

Abby Weber is an Instructor of Accounting and Sport Management.


Kim Willbrand

Kim Willbrand

Kim Willbrand is an Instructor of Accounting and has been teaching at Lindenwood since 2010. Kim is a licensed CPA, and prior to teaching, she worked in both private and public accounting for over 20 years. A majority of her experience is in corporate accounting on the financial reporting side, but she also spent 3 years as an auditor in public accounting. Kim received her MBA from Lindenwood.

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).

Economics Faculty

Dr. Grant Black

Grant Black

Grant Black is an Associate Professor of Economics and is the Associate Director of the Economic Education Center. Prior to joining Lindenwood in 2018, Black directed the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education and was a Teaching Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Prior to joining UMSL, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at Indiana University South Bend. In 2002, he was Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Dr. Black has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses, including introductory macroeconomics; introductory microeconomics; labor economics; energy; economics and the environment; and a survey of economics.

Dr. Black received his undergraduate and master degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (1992, 1994), and his Ph.D. from Georgia State University (2001).

Dr. Tawni Hunt Ferrarini

Tawni H. Ferrarini

Tawni H. Ferrarini, Ph.D., is the Robert W. Plaster Professor of Economic Education, Associate Director of the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise, and the Director of the Economic Education Center.

Dr. Ferrarini is the 2020 recipient of the Patty Elder International Award and was the 2015 president. She was the inaugural recipient of the National Association of Economic Educator’s Abbejean Kehler Technology Award. Other accolades include a 2009 Distinguished Faculty at Northern Michigan University and 2009 Michigan Economic Educator of the Year Award.

Dr. Ferrarini has written curriculum materials for the Council on Economic Education - USA and Fraser Institute - Canada. She specializes in the effective use of technology in the classroom and the integration of economics across subject areas, especially American history. She was instrumental in helping to formally establish the Council on Economic Education – Japan, and is a consultant for the Korea Development Institute in Seoul.

Professor Ferrarini publishes in economic education, technology, and education journals. She is a co-author of Common Sense Economics (2016), Economic Episodes in American History (2019), and Teachers Can Be Financially Fit (2020). She earned her doctorate in economics in 1995 from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied economic history under the 1993 Nobel Laureate Douglass C. North.

Mike Mathea

Mike Mathea

Mike Mathea is an Assistant Professor of Economics.


Dr. Annette Najjar

Annette Najjar

Annette Najjar is a Professor of Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Kennedy-Western University, a M.B.A. from Millsaps College, and a B.S. in Economics from the University of the West Indies.

Dr. Najjar has been teaching undergraduate level economics courses at Lindenwood University for the past 20 years. Before beginning her career in higher education, Dr. Najjar was a Research Officer III at the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, which followed her work as a Statistical Officer II at the Central Statistical Office of Trinidad & Tobago. Dr. Najjar is excited to use her previous work experience, her constant professional development in regional and national economic issues, and her years in the classroom to design a relevant and engaging curriculum for the courses she teaches.

Dr. Howard Wall

Howard Wall

Howard Wall is a Professor of Economics. He also directs the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise and is a senior research fellow in the Center for Economics and the Environment.

Prior to joining Lindenwood in 2011, Wall was a vice president and regional economics adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He began his career in the economics departments of West Virginia University and Birkbeck College, University of London.

In addition, Wall had two stints as a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan, taught in Uruguay as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Instituto de Economía de Montevideo and in the UK for the Bank of England, HM Treasury, and the Royal College for Defense Studies.

Dr. Wall's main research interests are international economics, applied macroeconomics, and urban/regional economics. He has published more than 50 papers in scholarly journals, including the Review of Economics and Statistics, International Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the Journal of Regional Science.

His teaching at Lindenwood includes Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Current Economic and Social Issues, Public Economics, and Econometrics. He was named Professor of the Year by the Men’s Basketball Team for 2018- 2019 and received the President’s Scholar-Teacher Award for 2016-17

Dr. Wall received his B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton (1984) and his M.A and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1986, 1989).

Entrepreneurial Studies 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.

Finance Faculty

Dr. Gaurango Banerjee

Gaurango Banerjee

Gaurango Banerjee is a Professor of Finance. He received a bachelor's of engineering and economics in the dual degree program at BITS Pilani, India. Subsequently, he completed a master's and doctorate program in the finance and economics department at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. After completing his doctoral program, Dr. Banerjee taught at the University of Texas at Brownsville for 14 years before joining Lindenwood University in 2013. During his tenure at the University of Texas, he completed the requirements for the Chartered Financial Analyst program and received the CFA designation. He has served as a faculty advisor for the CFA Research Challenge Student team at Lindenwood University.

Dr. Banerjee has published his research in over 15 peer reviewed journals in his field and his current research interests lie in bank risk management and corporate governance issues. He has taught a wide variety of courses including corporate finance, investments, seminar in finance, derivatives, and fixed income securities at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dr. Javeria Farooqi

Javeria Farooqi

Javeria Farooqi received her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The University of Texas Pan-American. She has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including UTPA Excellence, International Women’s Board, VIP Star Scholarships, and Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholarship.

She has presented her research at both national and international conferences, including 33rd Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Southern Finance Association, and Academy of Economic and Finance. In addition, Dr. Farooqi has published her research in Journal of Investing, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Quarterly Review of Economics, Journal of Economics and Finance, Review of Accounting and Finance, and International Journal of Accounting.

Currently, she is the department chair of finance and teaches finance, both graduate and undergraduate level. Dr. Farooqi also co-teaches Investment Application (Student managed portfolio of $100,000) which she established through the generous donation made by Lindenwood Universities Board of Trustees.

Dr. John Loughlin

John Loughlin

John Loughlin is an Associate Professor of Finance and has taught at Lindenwood since 2010. Dr. Loughlin has a BS in Business Administration from University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with major emphasis in Finance and minor emphasis in International Business from St. Louis University.

Dr. Loughlin is a Registered Investment Advisor in the state of Missouri and has been practicing since 1990. He is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors of Hope Education and Research Center.

Dr. Robert Rodermund

Rob Rodermund

Robert Rodermund is an Associate Professor of Finance. Prior to his academic career, he was an executive at a large, independent financial services firm. He holds a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis, an MSCFE from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a PhD in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University. His research interests include time perspective, risk tolerance, and net worth. 

Dr. Rodermund was born and raised in California, but has lived in Missouri for over 25 years. He loves cars, history, and traveling.

Health Management Faculty

Dr. Larry Acker

Lawrence (Larry) Acker

Lawrence (Larry) Acker, Ph.D., is currently a Professor of Health Management at Lindenwood University’s Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Acker earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Saint Louis University, a Master’s in Health Administration from Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University Missouri - St. Louis. Dr. Acker started his career in health management, serving as an administrator in hospitals and outpatient facilities. He started teaching as an adjunct instructor in the Management and Business Departments at Webster University in 1984, joining Harris-Stowe State University’s College of Business as full-time faculty and Director of Health Care Administration in 2003.

In 2011, Dr. Acker was recruited by the U.S. Army to serve as a civilian social scientist, stationed with the Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, providing socio-cultural information to the military in order to help better understand the civilian population.

In 2012, Dr. Acker returned to Missouri and began teaching at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. In 2013, he was appointed Program Director of Health Management in the Business Division of the School of Accelerated Degree Programs, updating the program to reflect current market trends and creating an online program to complement the on-ground classes.

Dr. Andrea Frazier

Andrea P. Frazier

Andrea P. Frazier is an Associate Professor of Health Management. She is a health care professional with over thirty-three years of managed care quality, medical management, and case management experience. She received her nursing degree from St. Mary’s College and her undergraduate business degree from Sterling Presbyterian College. In addition, she obtained her Master’s Degrees and Doctorate from Lindenwood University in St Charles, Missouri. Dr. Frazier is also a Certified Case Manager, Certified Professional in Utilization Review, a Certified Managed Care Nurse and a Medical Legal Consultant. She was named in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare for the 1997/1998 year and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.

Andrea is actively involved in speaking to both physicians and health care majors about the impact of quality on managed care. She, as well, is the founder and CEO of A Frazier and Associates, LLC, an independent medical management company dedicated to case management, utilization review, and revenue cycle services. Andrea is also an investor and consultant for HealthyMe Mobile Solutions, a St. Louis based health technology company.

As a professor, she teaches Quality Improvement, Healthcare Strategic Management, the Healthcare Capstone, and Health Care Legal Issues. Dr. Frazier is a former instructor for Washington University School of Health Administration and the author of “Physician to Patient Communication Training in U.S. Medical Schools”. She also serves as a board member for the Human Rights Authority for the State of Illinois, a non-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of abuse and neglect, and violations of human rights, which is the investigative arm of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission. As a committee member for Art on the Square in Belleville, Illinois, Andrea also seeks to promote the cultural experience represented through this venue. Art on the Square focuses on the appreciation of art, art education and the importance of art in the creative process in the Metro-East area.

Human Resource Management Faculty

Dr. Evelyn Hendrix

Evelyn Hendrix

Evelyn Hendrix is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management.


International Business Faculty

Dr. Kyle Coble

Kyle Coble

Kyle Coble is an Associate Professor of Marketing. He has been with Lindenwood University since 2012, upon graduation from Saint Louis University with a Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business. He has presented papers at the Academy of International Business, the Marketing Management Association, and the Academy of Marketing Science and enjoys working with students on research. Dr. Coble has had a strong interest in study abroad, and his prior work with international students as part of the Magellan Program for SMSU and the Swedish Exchange program ASSE helped him bring the Magellan Exchange program to Lindenwood University in 2016.

Prior to becoming an Associate Professor in 2018, Dr. Coble worked as the Program Director of Marketing in the LCIE/ADP evening programs until 2015 before transitioning to the Plaster College of Business. He is also the Marketing Department head and has been working to expand digital offerings for marketing students.

Dr. Coble has a Bachelor of Science in International Business and a Master's of International Affairs & Administration (MIAA), both from Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State). His research interests include interactions with the ‘other’ in international marketing, creativity’s effects in promotion and consumer behavior, consumer behavior in digital environments and country of origin effects.

Dr. Shelly Meyer

Shelly Meyer

Shelly Meyer is Professor of International Business. She received her doctorate in International Business and Marketing and has worked in industry and academia for 25 years. She was a 2017 Fulbright Scholar to Bhutan, teaching for the Royal University of Bhutan at Gaeddu College of Business Studies. She had held positions with McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, Scholastic Publishing, OSCE and consulting have led to extensive experience working in remote locations in Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Republika Srpska. Dr. Meyer has lectured and taught in the USA, Uzbekistan, and several Asian and European counties. She has taught primarily in classrooms where English is a second language and shared her love of the global arena with students through study trips to Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, China, & India.

Management 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. Renee Porter

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 St. 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

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.

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).

Marketing Faculty

David Arns

David H. Arns

David H. Arns is an Associate Professor of Marketing. He also serves as the University’s Faculty Athletics Representative for NCAA intercollegiate athletics. Arns is a 2019 faculty initiate in Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), Lindenwood’s professional business fraternity; was nominated for the Lindenwood Faculty Service Award in 2016; nominated for the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015; nominated for the Lindenwood Student Government Association (LSGA) Teacher-of-the-Year Award in 2012; received the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005; and received the Distinguished Mentor Award in 2001.

Prior to joining Lindenwood in 1999, Arns worked for nearly 30 years in the fields of journalism, sales, public relations, marketing communications, and advertising. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Master of Science degree in Mass Communication from SIU-Edwardsville.

Dr. Kyle Coble

Kyle Coble

Kyle Coble is an Associate Professor of Marketing. He has been with Lindenwood University since 2012, upon graduation from Saint Louis University with a Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business. He has presented papers at the Academy of International Business, the Marketing Management Association, and the Academy of Marketing Science and enjoys working with students on research. Dr. Coble has had a strong interest in study abroad, and his prior work with international students as part of the Magellan Program for SMSU and the Swedish Exchange program ASSE helped him bring the Magellan Exchange program to Lindenwood University in 2016.

Prior to becoming an Associate Professor in 2018, Dr. Coble worked as the Program Director of Marketing in the LCIE/ADP evening programs until 2015 before transitioning to the Plaster College of Business. He is also the Marketing Department head and has been working to expand digital offerings for marketing students.

Dr. Coble has a Bachelor of Science in International Business and a Master's of International Affairs & Administration (MIAA), both from Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State). His research interests include interactions with the ‘other’ in international marketing, creativity’s effects in promotion and consumer behavior, consumer behavior in digital environments and country of origin effects.

Sport Management Faculty

Molly Hudgins

Molly Hudgins

Molly Hudgins is the Dean of the Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship.


Mike Mathea

Mike Mathea

Mike Mathea is an Assistant Professor of Economics.


Dr. Daniel Sweeney

Daniel Sweeney

Daniel Sweeney is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Sport Management. He has a passion for helping students to grow and develop professionally and as individuals in their pursuits of a desired successful future. His research has been published in various academic journals, such as the Journal of Promotion Management, the International Journal of Sport Management, and The Sport Journal. He has presented his research both domestically and abroad at various conferences such as the Sport Marketing Association conference, International Sports Management Conference, and European Association for Sport Management conference.

Dr. Sweeney’s professional work experience spans various sectors of the sport industry, including private health and recreation management, game operations, match production, sales and customer service, and broadcasting. His past announcing experience includes stadium announcer for St. Louis FC, FIFA Women’s World Cup, DC United, MLS All-Star Match, US Soccer international friendlies, and NCAA Division I soccer. He resides in St. Peters with his wife Jamie and their two boys, Liam and Jack.

Abby Weber

Abby Weber

Abby Weber is an Instructor of Accounting and Sport Management.


Adjunct Faculty

  • Nicholas Hand, MBA, M.A.
  • Lisa Kurtz
  • Arnold Massey
  • David Rosenwasser, J.D.

Staff

Matt Adams

Matt Adams

Matt Adams is the Manager of Budget, Marketing, and Virtual Systems for the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship, as well as the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise. In this role, he monitors budgetary activities, manages the planning, marketing, and execution of events and activities, including updates to websites and social media, and oversees virtual learning programs and platforms.

Adams received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Lindenwood University (2015). He also minored in Business Administration and Interactive Media & Web Design, and subsequently completed his MBA from Lindenwood (2016).

Bailey Hays

Bailey Hays

Bailey Hays has been an academic advisor for Lindenwood University since 2020. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Accounting and a bachelor of arts degree in Philosophy from Lindenwood University. Prior to being an academic advisor, he has interned with Deloitte and Energizer Holdings Inc. as well as served as a tutor for Lindenwood.


Rachel Jagust

Rachel Jagust serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship.


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