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Faculty and Staff

Dr. Robert Pellegrino

Dr. Robert Pellegrino

Department Head of Marketing and Computer Information Systems

Email: pellegrino@tarleton.edu

Office: Business Biuilding, Room 159

Phone: 254-968-5429

More Info:

  • DBA, Louisiana Tech University, Marketing, 1997
  • MBA, Western Illinois University, Marketing, 1987
  • BBA, Western Illinois University, Marketing, 1986

Teaching Interests: Marketing Strategy/Management, Marketing Research, Personal Selling, Sales Management, Marketing Ethics

Research Interests: Sales Training, Marketing of Cannabis

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Ms. Angie Murray

Administrative Associate IV (2021)
Email: amurray1@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 159
Phone: 254-968-9047

More Info:

  • BS, Tarleton State University, Social Work, 2002
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Dr. Aray Chen

Assistant Professor (2018)
Email: araychen@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 151
Phone: 254-968-1700

More Info:

  • PhD, University of Georgia, Consumer Behavior, 2018
  • MS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Psychology, 2013
  • BA, Beijing Foreign Studies University, English and Information Management, 2002

Teaching Interests: Consumer Behavior

Research Interests: Consumer Induction and Deduction Process, Hypothesis Testing Bias, Evolutionary Cognition

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Mr. Art Dearing

Assistant Professor (2001)
Email: dearing@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 161
Phone: 254-968-9340

More Info:

  • MS, Tarleton State University, Criminal Justice, 2015
  • Post Masters Educational Specialist Degree, Nova Southern University, Computer Information Systems, 2002
  • MS, Troy State University, Business, 1984
  • BS, Texas State University, Law Enforcement, 1976

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

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Dr. Chun-Kai Hsu

Dr. Chun-Kai "Tommy" Hsu

Associate Professor (2013)
Email: hsu@tarleton.edu
Office: Fort Worth Building, Room 324
Phone: 817-717-3299

More Info:

  • PhD, Old Dominion University, Business Administration in Marketing with International Business concentration, 2014
  • MBA, Saint Louis University, General Business, 2005
  • MS, Saint Louis University, Finance, Finance, 2003
  • BBA, Fu-Jen Catholic University, International Trade, 1998

Teaching Interests: Consumer Behavior, Advertising, International Marketing, Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Sports Marketing, Social Media Marketing

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

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Dr. Dennis Jones

Professor (1992)
Email: djones@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 163
Phone: 254-968-9820

More Info:

  • EdD, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Supervision Curriculum and Inst-Higher Education, 1999
  • MBA, Tarleton State University, Business Administration, 1993
  • MEd, Marquette State University, Education, 1991
  • BA, Michigan State University, 1981
Dr. Ceyhan Kilic

Dr. Ceyhan "C.K." Kilic

Associate Professor (2016)

ACUE Certified: Effective Teaching Practices
Email: kilic@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 162
Phone: 254-968-1797

More Info:

  • PhD, Old Dominion University, Marketing/International Business, 2004
  • MA, Old Dominion University, Economics, 1999
  • MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Quantitative Methods, 1996
  • MSc, Instanbul Technical University, Management Science (Completed all Course Work), 1993
  • BSc, Instanbul Technical University, Management Engineering, 1991

Teaching Interests:  Marketing Research, International Marketing, Sales Management, Consumer Behavior, Advertising, Marketing Principles/Strategy, Retail Management, Internet Marketing, Product Management, Healthcare Marketing

Research Interests: Marketing Strategy, International Marketing, Sales Management, Sales Orientation/Customer Orientation, Product Innovation Management, Organizational Learning/Memory, Innovativeness

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Dr. Joseph H. Schuessler

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Business and Professor of Business Computer Information Systems (2011)
Email: schuessler@tarleton.edu
Office: Fort Worth Building, Room 334
Phone: 682-703-7068

Program Coordinator for MS-Information Systems Program

More Info:

  • PhD, University of North Texas, Business Computer Information Systems, 2009
  • MS, University of North Texas, Information Technology, 2003
  • MBA, University of North Texas, Business Computer Information Systems, 2001
  • BBA, University of North Texas, Strategic Management, 1994

Teaching Interests: Network Administration, Network Security

Research Interests: Computer and Network Security

Professional certifications and licenses: CompTIA A+, TestOut PC Pro, CompTIA Network+, TestOut Network Pro, CompTIA Security+, QM Certified Master Reviewer, QM Peer Reviewer

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Dr. Leah Schultz

Professor
Email: lschult@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 152
Phone: 254-968-9169

More Info:

  • PhD, University of North Texas, Information Science, 2009
  • MS, University of Texas at Austin, Library and Information Science, 1996
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, Anthropology, 1992

Teaching Interests: Web design, Multimedia

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Dr. Will Senn

Assistant Professor (2021)

ACUE Certified: Effective Teaching Practices
Email:wsenn@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 166
Phone: 254-968-9289

More Info:

  • PhD, University of North Texas, Information Sciences, 2014
  • MS, University of North Texas, Library Science, 2009
  • BS, Excelsior College, Computer Information Systems, 2007

Teaching Interests:  Technology, Information Systems, Analytics, Information Security, Software Development, Business Statistics, Research Methods, Lean and Agile Business Practices, Quality Management

Research Interests: Technology, Services, Consumer Behavior, Health Services, Survey Measurement, Multivariate Statistical Analyses, Partial
Least Squares, Structural Equation Modeling, Regression

Professional certifications and licenses: Graduate Academic Certificate, Advanced Management in Libraries and Information Agencies, Department of Library and Information Science, University of North Texas, August 2009

Dr. Chris Shao

Dr. Chris Shao

Dean, College of Business and Professor of Marketing (2014)
Email: shao@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 173
Phone: 254-968-1944

More Info:

  • PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, Marketing, 1999
  • MBA, Pittsburgh State University, Business Administration, 1991
  • BA, Chinese Culture University, English, 1986

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

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Dr. Jason Sharp

Professor (2001)

ACUE Certified: Effective Teaching Practices
Email: jsharp@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 153
Phone: 254-968-9738

More Info:

  • PhD, University of North Texas, Information Science, 2008.
  • MS, Tarleton State University, Information Systems, 2001
  • MDIV, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Theology, 1997
  • BS, Tarleton State University, Computer Information Systems, 1992

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

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Dr. Rita To

Assistant Professor (2021)
Email: rto@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 167
Phone: 254-459-5476

More Info:

  • PhD, University of Houston, Marketing, 2021
  • B.Business, Auckland University of Technology, Marketing, 2014
  • B.Business, Ryerson University, Marketing, 2011

Teaching Interests:  Digital/Social Media Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Marketing Strategy, International Marketing

Research Interests: Aesthetics, Visual Marketing, User-Centric Design in Digital Interfaces

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Tara Whitson

Visiting Instructor, Computer Information Systems

ACUE Certified: Effective Teaching Practices

Email: whitson@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 165
Phone: 254-968-1977

More Info:

  • MS, Tarleton State University, Information Systems, 2007
  • BBA, Tarleton State University, Computer Information Systems, 2005

Teaching Interests: Business Computer Applications, Management Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, IT Project Management, Website Development

Dr. Yi-Chia Wu

Dr. Yi-Chia Wu

Associate Professor (2014)
Email: yichiawu@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 150
Phone: 254-968-9048

More Info:

  • PhD, University of Texas – Pan American, Marketing, 2015
  • MBA, University of Texas – Pan American, 2010
  • MA, University of Aberdeen, Linguistics, 2006
  • MSc, Queen’s University, Finance, 2003
  • BBA, Feng Chia University, Finance, 2002

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

Research Interests: Apple Devotees, EEG, Consumer Neuroscience, and Franchise.

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Adjuncts

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Dr. James Finch

Adjunct
Email: jfinch@tarleton.edu
Office: NA
Phone: 325-643-8040

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Jana Holland

Adjunct
Email: holland@tarleton.edu
Office: Tarleton Welcome Center
Phone: 254-968-9845

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Clay Rasmussen

Adjunct
Email: rasmussen@tarleton.edu
Office: NA
Phone: 817-933-0253

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