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Faculty and Staff

Marketing & Computer Information Systems
Dr. Chris ShaoDr. Chris Shao
Department Head/Professor
Office: BUS 159
Phone: 254-968-1944

Ph.D., Business Administration-Marketing, Minor-Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington, 1999, Arlington, Texas

M.B.A., Pittsburgh State University, 1991, Pittsburgh, Kansas

B.A. in English, Chinese Culture University, 1986, Taipei, Taiwan

Teaching Interests: Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Services Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy

Ms. Deidra Collier NewmanMs. Deidra Collier Newman
Administrative Assistant III
Office: BUS 159
Phone: 254-968-9047
Mr. Art DearingMr. Art Dearing
Assistant Professor (2001)
Office: BUS 161
Phone: 254-968-9340

MS - Troy State University, 1984

BS - Southwest Texas State University, 1976

Teaching Interests: Network Administration, Network Security, & Computer Technology

Dr. Kevin FulkDr. Kevin Fulk
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 165
Phone: 254-968-1977

PhD, University of Houston, 2008
MBA, University of Kansas, 2000
JD, University of Kansas. 1998
BA, Benedictine College, 1995

Teaching Interests: IT Project Management Strategic IS Management Computer Networking

Research Interests: Power Relations and Control in IS Implementation Projects and Programs The Intersection of IS Practice and Legal Practice The Relationship between IS and Human Flourishing in Organizations

Dr. Chun-Kai "Tommy" HsuDr. Chun-Kai "Tommy" Hsu
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 150
Phone: 254-968-9332

Ph.D., Business Administration in Marketing with International Business concentration, Old Dominion University, 2014, Norfolk, Virginia

M.B.A., Saint Louis University, 2005, St. Louis, Missouri

M.S., Finance, Saint Louis University, 2003, St. Louis, Missouri

B.B.A., International Trade, Fu-Jen Catholic University, 1998, Taipei, Taiwan

Teaching Interests: Consumer Behavior, Promotional Strategy, Advertising, Marketing Research, International Marketing, Sports Marketing

Research Interests: Advertising, Consumer Psychology, Branding, Economic Well-Being, Social Media, Sports Marketing

Dr. Dennis JonesDr. Dennis Jones
Professor (1992)
Office: BUS 163
Phone: 254-968-9820

Ed.D. - Texas A&M University - Commerce, 1999

MBA - Tarleton State University, 1993

MEd - Marquette State University, 1991

BA -  Michigan State University, 1981

Dr. Walter KendallDr. Walter Kendall
Associate Professor
Office: BUS 149
Phone: 254-968-1889
DBA - Louisiana Tech University, Business Administration
MBA - Arizona State University, Marketing, Transportation
BA - Kentucky Wesleyan College, Economics

Teaching Interests: Marketing, Research, Logistics, International Marketing/Business

Research Interests: Logistics, International Marketing/Business

Ms. Linda LaMarcaMs. Linda LaMarca
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 127
Phone: 254-968-9334
MBA - Tarleton State University, Business/Marketing
BA - Rider College

Teaching Interests: Marketing, Business Communications, Entrepreneurship

Research Interests: International and cross-cultural aspects of business, especially as related to marketing, business communications and entrepreneurship

Dr. Del NagyDr. Del Nagy
Assistant Professor (2013)
Office: BUS 166
Phone: 254-968-9289
Ph.D., Business Administration- Management Information Systems, Minor-Management, University of South Florida, 2010, Tampa, Florida

M.S., Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Texas Tech University, 2004, Lubbock, Texas

B.S., Management Information Systems, University of Alabama, 2000, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Teaching Interests: Systems Analysis and Design, Databases, and Open Source Software Development

Dr. Cindy RippéDr. Cindy Rippé
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 151
Phone: 254-968-1700

D.B.A. Business Administration-Marketing, Nova Southeastern University, 2013, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

M.B.A., Millsaps College, 2000, Jackson, Mississippi

B.S. in Advertising, University of Florida, 1993, Gainesville, Florida


Teaching Interests: Professional Selling, Sales Management, Consumer Behavior, International Marketing, Marketing Management, and Retailing

Research Interests: Omni-channel consumer and the salesperson, salesperson’s influence on the customer across cultures, consumer behavior in purchasing decisions in today's high-tech environment, and innovative teaching pedagogy

Dr. Joseph SchuesslerDr. Joseph Schuessler
Assistant Professor (2011)
Office: BUS 162
Phone: 254-968-9893

PhD - 2009

MS - 2003

MBA - 2001

BBA - University of North Texas, 1994

Teaching Interests: Network Administration, Network Security

Dr. Leah SchultzDr. Leah Schultz
Associate Professor (2005)
Office: BUS 152
Phone: 254-968-9169

Ph.D. - Information Sciences, University of North Texas.

BA - University of Texas at Austin, 1992

MLIS - 1996

Teaching Interests: Web design, Multimedia

Dr. Jason SharpDr. Jason Sharp
Associate Professor (2001)
Office: BUS 153
Phone: 254-968-9738

Ph.D. - University of North Texas, 2008.

MS - 2001

MDIV -  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997

BS - Tarleton State University, 1992,

Teaching Interests: Programming Logic and Design, Programming Languages, and Database Design.

Dr. Yi-Chia WuDr. Yi-Chia Wu
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 148
Phone: 254-968-9048
Ph.D., Business Administration in Marketing, University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg, Texas, 2015

MBA, University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg, Texas, 2010

M.A. in Linguistics, University of Aberdeen, UK, 2006

MSc in Finance, Queen’s University Belfast, UK, 2003

B.B.A. in Finance, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, 2002

Teaching Interests: Marketing Research, International Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Consumer Neuroscience