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Accounting, Finance, & Economics
Dr. Keldon BauerDr. Keldon Bauer
Department Head and Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 125
Phone: 254-968-9909

Ph.D. in Finance from Texas Tech University. Minors in Economics and Statistics.

MBA from the University of Utah. Emphasis on Quantitative Analysis.

BA in Finance from the University of Utah. Minor in German.

Teaching interests:  Corporate finance, financial markets & institutions, investments

Research interests:  Financial institutions - particularly credit unions, and the use of technology in banking.

Ms. Rebecca NorrisMs. Rebecca Norris
Administrative Assistant III
Office: BUS 125
Phone: 254-968-9331
Mr. Curtis W. AtchleyMr. Curtis W. Atchley
Instructor (2009)
Office: Waco - MAC 231
Phone: 254-299-8785

MSA - Tabor College, 2003

BS - Friends University, 1999

Dr. Stephen BlytheDr. Stephen Blythe
Associate Professor
Office: BUS 127
Phone: 254-968-9334

Ph.D. in Computer Law, The University of Hong Kong (China), 2010
LL.M. in Computer Law, University of Strathclyde (U.K.), 2005
LL.M. in International Business Law, University of Houston, 1992
J.D. in Law, Texas Southern University, 1986
Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting), 1979
M.B.A., Arkansas State University, 1975
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1970

Professional Licenses:
Certified Public Accountant (Texas)
Attorney at Law (Texas & Oklahoma)

Teaching Interests:
Auditing, Forensic Accounting, Managerial Accounting

Research Interests:
Accounting Fraud Schemes; Prevention, Detection and Investigation of Accounting Fraud Schemes; and Legal Cases of Accounting Fraud Schemes

Dr. Boyd CollierDr. Boyd Collier
Professor Emeritus
Office: BUS 204A
Phone: 254-968-9046
Ms. Judith CadleMs. Judith Cadle
Assistant Professor (1992)
Office: BUS 112
Phone: 254-968-9940

MBA - Tarleton State University, 1991

BBA - Tarleton State University, 1989

Teaching Interests: Accounting

Dr. Omar EsquedaDr. Omar Esqueda
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 115
Phone: 254-968-9908

Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Texas Pan American

MBA from University of Texas Pan American

BS in Accounting from Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas

Teaching Interests: Corporate Finance, Financial Management, International Finance, Financial Intermediaries

Research Interests: Cross-listings, ADRs, International Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediaries

Dr. James GoodpastureDr. James Goodpasture
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 111
Phone: 254-968-1856

Ph.D., Business Administration – Accounting, Florida State University, 1999, Tallahassee, Florida

Master of Professional Accounting, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1989, San Antonio, Texas

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center, 1979, San Antonio, Texas

Bachelor of Science – Biology, The Leland Stanford Junior University, 1979, Stanford, California

Teaching Interests:
Managerial Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Health Care Finance

Research Interests:
Financial Accounting of Not-for-Profit Hospitals, Classroom ethics, Multicultural and Gender comparisons of critical thinking skills

Ms. Laura GordeyMs. Laura Gordey
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 122
Phone: 254-968-9895

B.A., Baylor University, Speech Communication, Waco, Texas
J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas

Teaching Interests:
Business law, employment law, labor law

Research Interests:
White-collar crime, employment and labor law issues

Dr. Hussain JafriDr. Hussain Jafri
Professor (1989, 1994)
Office: BUS 106
Phone: 254-968-9633

Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin, 1986

MA - University of Wisconsin, 1980

MS - Cornell University, 1976

BS - AP Agricultural University of India, 1973

Teaching Interests: Economics

Dr. Hari KatuwalDr. Hari Katuwal
Office: BUS 123
Phone: 254-968-9907

PhD - University of New Mexico - Economics
MA - University of New Mexico - Economics

Teaching Interests: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Public Finance, Statistics and Econometrics, Mathematical Economics

Research Interests: Environmental and Resource Economics, Non-Market Valuation, Choice Modeling, Wildfire Economics, Survey Design

Mr. Judd LeachMr. Judd Leach
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 126
Phone: 254-968-1861

Juris Doctor - Southern Methodist University, Law

BA - The University of Texas at Austin, History

Teaching Interests: Business law,

Research Interests: Business aspects of delivering legal services, recession's affect on perceptions of the value and pricing of legal services, effect of federal law and policy on small agribusinesses, Liability issues on subsurface resource

Dr. Johnny NelsonDr. Johnny Nelson
Assistant Professor
Office: Fort Worth and Waco Campus
Phone: .
D. B. A. - Business Administration - Accounting, Minor-Finance, Nova Southeastern University, 2004, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

M. B. A. - Business Administration - Accounting and Finance, East Texas State University, 1989, Commerce, Texas

B. B. A. - Business Administration - Accounting, Minor-Finance, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1977, Nacogdoches, TX

Teaching Interests: Graduate Level Accounting and Finance: Advanced Accounting Topics; Petroleum Accounting, Finance, Investments, and Financial Planning, and Estate, Gift, and Corporate Taxation

Military Service: 1971-1973 US Army Vietnam (1971-1972) and Korea (1972-1973) Awarded Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service in Vietnam as Enlisted Advisor to the Vietnam Army & MACV-I Division Soldier of The Month (Korea) (1972) Awarded by (Joint Program US and Korea Defense Forces)

Licenses & Credentials: Certified Public Accountant (Texas) (1980), Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA)(2014), Certified Financial Planner (Applicant)(2015)

Outside Interests: Consultant, CPA, and Entrepreneurship
Mr. Kyle PostMr. Kyle Post
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 121
Phone: 254-968-9915

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2008, New York, New York

J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 2007, Tempe, Arizona

B.S., Finance, Arizona State University, 2004, Tempe, Arizona

Teaching Interests: Federal income taxation, estate and gift taxation, business law, employment law

Research Interests: Federal taxation, tax issues in agriculture, legal and practical issues in estate planning, business law

Dr. Debjeet Pradhan Dr. Debjeet Pradhan
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 113
Phone: 254-968-0700
Ph. D., Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas, 2014, Richardson, Texas

M.B.A., Yale University, 1998, New Haven, Connecticut

M.S., Chemical Engineering, State University of New York, 1991, Buffalo, New York

B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1989, New Delhi, India

Teaching Interests: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting
Dr. Rick RichardsonDr. Rick Richardson
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 122
Phone: 254-968-9895

Ph.D. - Regent University, Organizational Leadership

MBA - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Management

J.D. - Baylor University School of Law

BBA - Baylor University, Marketing

Teaching Interests:  Business Law

Professional Certifications & Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy; Board Certified, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Attorney & Counselor at Law, State Bar of Texas

Dr. Nina RogersDr. Nina Rogers
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 105
Phone: 254-968-1922

Ph.D. in Finance, Minor Economics, University of North Texas, 2014, Denton, Texas

MS in Real Estate, University of North Texas, 2013, Denton Texas

Texas Real Estate License, 2003, Broker 2006 to current

Texas Insurance License, 2005, Texas Property and Casualty and Texas Life, Accident and Health Insurance (not currently active)

MBA in Corporate Finance, University of Dallas, 1995, Irving, Texas

BS in Zoology, Texas A&M University, Summa cum Laude 1976, College Station, Texas

Teaching and Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Real Estate and Insurance

Dr. Sundarrajan SankarDr. Sundarrajan Sankar
Office: Fort Worth Campus
Phone: 817-717-3313
Ph.D. - 1995

MA - University of Alabama, 1990

MBA - 1985

BA - University of Bombay, 1981

Ms. Ashley SchieckMs. Ashley Schieck
Assistant Professor
Office: Fort Worth Campus
Phone: 817-732-3326

J.D. - Law from Southern Methodist University

MS - Baylor University, Accounting

BS - Baylor University, Accounting

Dr. Steve SteedDr. Steve Steed
Dean, College of Business Administration and Professor (1989)
Office: BUS 173
Phone: 254-968-9645

Ph.D. - North Texas State University, 1985

CPA - 1980

MBA - Hardin-Simmons University, 1971

BBA - McMurry College, 1968

Mr. Alex TanterMr. Alex Tanter
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 107
Phone: 254-968-9183

MA - The University of Massachusetts Amherst - Economics

BA - University of Warwick, England - Economics and Politics

Teaching Interests: Intermediate Micro Economics, Environmental Economics, US Economic Development

Research Interests: Environmental Economics, Financial Economics

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Thomas Dr. Charles (Chuck) Thomas
Associate Professor
Office: BUS 120
Phone: 254-968-9914
PhD in Accounting from University of Texas at Arlington. Minors in Finance and Research.

Master of Taxation from Baylor University.

BBA in Accounting from Baylor University.

Teaching interests: accounting information systems and financial reporting; capital budgeting and corporate financial policy; strategic management accounting; financial planning and management; financial statement analysis; enterprise risk management; project management; business research methods; operational analytics and improvement; performance measurement, evaluation, and incentives; ethics and professional responsibilities.

Research interests: accounting information system design; cost determination theory and methods; project selection and benefits realization methods; asymmetries in cost behavior; applications of swarm intelligence and complexity science to business problems; uses of hybrid machine intelligence in customer service and operations; performance measurement, reporting, and management; airline operations management; supply chain management.

Professional certifications and licenses: CMA, CGMA, CPA
Ms. Karen D. VarnellMs. Karen D. Varnell
Assistant Professor (2006)
Office: Fort Worth Campus
Phone: 817-732-3328

MBA - Tarleton State University (1998)

CPA - (1988)

BS - Angelo State University (1985)

Teaching Interests: Accounting

Dr. Derrill WatsonDr. Derrill Watson
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 116
Phone: 254-968-9342

PhD, Economics, Cornell University, 2009, Ithaca, NY

MA, Economics, Cornell University, 2007, Ithaca, NY

BA, Economics, Brigham Young University, 2002, Ithaca, NY

Teaching interests: Development economics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Food Policy, Public Choice Economics, International Economics, Money and Banking

Research interests: Food Policy; Development Economics

Dr. Arthur YoungDr. Arthur Young
Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 114
Phone: 254-968-9358

Teaching Interests: Accounting (Financial, Auditing, Cost, Intermediate, and Advanced)

Research Interests: Oil and Gas Accounting, Financial Accounting