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Dr. Derrill Watson

Associate Professor & Department Head
Office: Business Building, Room 125
Phone: 254-968-9342

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  • PhD, Economics, Cornell University, 2009, Ithaca, NY
  • MA, Economics, Cornell University, 2007, Ithaca, NY
  • BA, Economics, Brigham Young University, 2002, Provo, UT

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

Research Interests: Food Policy; Development Economics

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Ms. Deidra Collier Newman

Administrative Associate IV (2013)
Office: Business Building, Room 125
Phone: 254-968-9331

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  • BBA, Tarleton State University, Marketing, 1994
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Mr. Mark Adams

Instructor (2018)
Office: BUS 123
Phone: 254-968-9170

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  • MS, University of Texas at Arlington, Accounting, 2014
  • BS, Tarleton State University, Computer Information Systems, 2002
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Dr. Keldon Bauer

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, College of Business and Associate Professor of Finance (2012)
Office: Business Building, Room 125
Phone: 254-968-9909

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  • PhD, Texas Tech University, Finance, 2002
    • Minors:
      • Economics
      • Statistics.
  • MBA, University of Utah, Emphasis on Quantitative Analysis, 1986
  • BA, University of Utah, Finance, 1985
    • Minor:
      • German.

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

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

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Dr. Stephen Blythe

Associate Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 127
Phone: 254-968-9334

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

Teaching Interests: Auditing, Forensic Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Business Law

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

Professional Credentials

Accounting Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA): issued by Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (Austin, Texas), 1999

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE): issued by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Austin, Texas), 2018

Law Licenses: Attorney at Law: issued by State Bar of Texas (Austin, Texas), 1986

Attorney at Law: issued by Oklahoma Bar Association (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), 1993

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Dr. Boyd Collier

Professor Emeritus
Phone: 254-968-9331

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Dr. Omar Esqueda

Associate Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 115
Phone: 254-968-9908

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  • 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

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Dr. James Goodpasture

Associate Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 111
Phone: 254-968-1856

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  • 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

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Ms. Laura Gordey

Assistant Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 122
Phone: 254-968-9895

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  • 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

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Dr. Hussain Jafri

Office: Business Building, Room 106
Phone: 254-968-9633

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  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1986
  • MA, University of Wisconsin, 1980
  • MS, Cornell University, 1976
  • BS, AP Agricultural University of India, 1973

Teaching Interests: Economics

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Dr. Hari Katuwal

Assistant Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 123
Phone: 254-968-9907

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  • 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

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Dr. Ebenezer Lamptey

Assistant Professor (2021)
Office: Waco - MAC 213
Phone: 254-299-8785

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  • PhD, Morgan State University, Business Administration in Accounting, 2019
  • MBA, Morgan State University, 2015
  • Master of Accountancy, Cleveland State University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Ghana, Economics, 1997

Teaching interests: Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I & II, Advanced Financial Accounting, Auditing, Managerial Accounting

Research interests: Audit, Executive Compensation, and Corporate Governance

Professional certifications and licenses: CFE, 652953, 2013-Present

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Mr. Judd Leach

Associate Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 126
Phone: 254-968-1861

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  • 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

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Mr. Kyle Post

Associate Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 121
Phone: 254-968-9915

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  • 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

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Dr. Debjeet Pradhan

Assistant Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 113
Phone: 254-968-0700

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  • 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

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Mr. Daniel G. Puhl

Office: Waco Campus, MAC 212
Phone: 254-299-8252

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  • MS, Liberty University, Accounting, 2013
  • MS, United States War College, Strategic Studies, 2005
  • MBA, Metropolitan State University, Business Administration, 1998
  • BS, University of Minnesota, Physical Education, 1987

Professional certifications and licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant since 2002
  • Certified Asset Manager since 2006

Professional Experience:

  • Multimillion dollar business founder 
  • Chief Financial Officer 
  • Controller
  • Investment portfolio analyst of more than $1 billion
  • Plant manager, logistics manager, personnel manager
  • Corporate, association, and non-profit board Director
  • Army Colonel (Ret), AUS
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Dr. Nina Rogers

Associate Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 105
Phone: 254-968-1922

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  • 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

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Dr. Sundarrajan Sankar

Office: Fort Worth Campus, Room 341
Phone: 817-717-3313

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  • Ph.D. - 1995
  • MA - University of Alabama, 1990
  • MBA - 1985
  • BA - University of Bombay, 1981
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Ms. Ashley Schieck

Associate Professor
Office: Fort Worth Campus, Room 339
Phone: 817-732-3326

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  • J.D. - Law from Southern Methodist University
  • MS - Baylor University, Accounting
  • BS - Baylor University, Accounting
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Mr. Alex Tanter

Assistant Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 107
Phone: 254-968-9183

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  • 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

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Dr. Charles (Chuck) Thomas

Office: Business Building, Room 120
Phone: 254-968-9914

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  • 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

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Ms. Karen D. Varnell

Assistant Professor (2006)
Office: Fort Worth Campus, Room 322
Phone: 817-717-3328

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  • MBA - Tarleton State University (1998)
  • CPA - (1988)
  • BS - Angelo State University (1985)

Teaching Interests: Accounting

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Dr. Arthur Young

Associate Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 114
Phone: 254-968-9358

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

Research Interests: Oil and Gas Accounting, Financial Accounting