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Department of Management

Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Triss Ashton

Associate Professor & Department Head
Emailashton@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 130A
Phone: 254-968-1705

Program Coordinator for MBA Program

  • Ph.D. – The University of North Texas - Management Science and Logistics, 2013
  • MBA – The University of North Texas – Decision Sciences concentration, 2009
  • BS – Angelo State University – Applied Physics and Math, 2005

American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Since 2008

Teaching Interests: Applied Statistics, Data Analytics, Data Mining, Management Science,

Research Interests: Machine based text mining in any business domain; statistical analysis for fraud detection and money laundering

Ms. Carolyn Smith

Ms. Carolyn Smith

Administrative Associate IV
Emailcasmith@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 130
Phone: 254-968-9098

Dr. Miguel A. Baeza

Dr. Miguel A. Baeza

Associate Professor
Emailbaeza@tarleton.edu
Office: Fort Worth Campus, Room 315
Phone: 817-484-4401

  • Ph.D. - The University of Texas-Pan American, Business Administration/Management
  • MBA - The University of Texas-Pan American, Business Administration
  • BBA - The University of Texas-Pan American, Computer Info Systems

Teaching Interests: International Business, International Management, General Management, and Organizational Behavior

Research Interests: Cross-cultural management topics within a Latin American context.

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Ms. Angela Brown

Instructor (2021)
Emailabrown@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 185B
Phone: 254-968-9332

  • MJ, Tulane University Law School, Labor and Employment Law, 2019
  • MS, Tarleton State University, Human Resource Management, 2004
  • BBA, Tarleton State University, Human Resource Management, 1993

 

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Dr. Bryn Brown

Assistant Professor

ACUE Certified: Effective Teaching Practices

Emailbrynbrown@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 141
Phone: 254-968-9275

  • Ph.D. - Human Resource Development with a Strategic Management Perspective in Organization Development and Change, The University of Texas at Tyler, 2018
    • Dissertation: "Testing the Measurement Invariance and Latent Mean Differences of Data from the Employee Perceptions of Supervisor/Line Manager Coaching Behavior Measure Between Virtual and Traditional Employees from Generation X and Y"
  • MS - Human Resource Management, Tarleton State University, 2011
  • MBA - Business Administration, Tarleton State University, 2003
  • BBA - Finance, Texas State University, 1999

Teaching Interests: Human Resource Development; Organizational Development and Change; Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior

Research Interests: Managerial coaching; virtual managerial coaching; generational cohorts; quantitative methods

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Dr. David Cavazos

Associate Professor (2021)
Emaildcavazos@tarleton.edu
OfficeBusiness Building, Room 128
Phone254-459-5496

Program Coordinator for MS-Management Program

  • PhD, Texas Tech University, Business Administration, 2006
    • Primary field: Strategic Management
    • Secondary field: Organization Theory
    • Minor: Statistics
  • MPA, Texas Tech University, 2001
    • Primary Field: Public Financial Management
    • Secondary Field: Public Policy Implementation
  • BA, Texas Tech University, Economics, 1996
    • Minor: Mathematics

Teaching Interests: Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory 

Research Interests: Corporate reputation management, industry regulation, firm self-regulation  

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Dr. David Deviney

Professor
Emaildeviney@tarleton.edu
Office: Midlothian
Phone: 972-775-1612

  • DBA - Nova Southeastern University, Human Resource Management
  • MBA - Tarleton State University, Management
  • BA - Tarleton State University, Business Administration

Teaching Interests: Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development and Change, Management, Strategy, Leadership

Research Interests: Longitudinal Research of predictor attributes of success

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Dr. Catalin C. Dinulescu

Assistant Professor

ACUE Certified: Effective Teaching Practices
Emaildinulescu@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 129
Phone: 254-968-1959

  • Ph.D. - University of North Texas, Management Science; minor in Computer Science, 2019
    • Dissertation: "Relationship Quality in Social Commerce Decision-Making"
  • MBA - University of Texas at Dallas, Business Administration, 2002
  • MS - Telecom Bretagne, Mobile Radio Communications, 1996
  • BS/MS - Politehnica University of Bucharest, Electronics & Telecommunications, 1994
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) - Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Teaching Interests: Business Analytics, Statistics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Business Strategy, Decision Making, Operations, Supply Chain and Project Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems

Research Interests: Management and Decision Sciences, Business Analytics, Applied Data Science to Business, Operations and Supply Chain, Leadership and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Ed Dittfurth

Assistant Professor
Emaildittfurth@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 146
Phone: 254-968-1874

  • Ed.D. - Tarleton State University, 2015, Stephenville, Texas
  • MS - Management and Leadership Tarleton State University, 2011
  • BS - Hydrology Tarleton State University, 1990

Ordination - Ministerial Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary/Global University, 2001

Teaching Interests: Business Ethics, Business Statistics

Research Interests: Student Retention, Cohorts in Education

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Mr. Joe Dummar

Instructor (2021)
Emailjdummar@tarleton.edu
Office: Business Building, Room 185A
Phone: 254-968-9046

  • Master of Science, Naval Postgraduate School, Operations Research, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, Hawaii Pacific University, Business Administration, 2005

 Professional certifications and licenses: ABCTeach Alternate Certification Course

 

Ms. Christi Foster

Ms. Christi Foster

Assistant Professor
Emailcfoster@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 138
Phone: 254-968-9917

  • MBA - Tarleton State University, Business Administration
  • BBA - Tarleton State University, Accounting
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Dr. Rusty Freed

Professor of Management
Emailfreed@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 134 (Stephenville Campus)
Phone: 254-968-1914

  • Ed.D. - University of North Texas, Applied Technology and Performance Improvement (Human Resource Development)
  • MBA - Tarleton State University (Management and Marketing Concentrations)
  • BBA - Tarleton State University, General Business

Teaching Interests: Small Business Management, Trends in Entrepreneurship, Applied Program Capstone

Research Interests: Prior Learning Assessment, Generational/Workplace Diversity, Adult Degree Completion Programs

Dr. Reggie Hall, PHR

Dr. Reggie Hall, PHR

Associate Professor
Emailrhall@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 143
Phone: 254-968-9654

  • Ed.D. - Tarleton State University - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • MS - Tarleton State University, Human Resource Management
  • BBA - Tarleton State University, Marketing

Teaching Interests: Human Resource Management, Management, Staffing, Business Ethics, Introduction to Business, Training and Development

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Mr. Phillip Hayes

Visiting Instructor (2021)
Emailphayes@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 204A
Phone: 254-968-9866

  • MBA - Tarleton State University, Business Administration, 2017
  • BS - Tarleton State University, Computer Information Systems, 2015

Teaching Interests: Management; General Business; Business Communication

Dr. Jake Heller

Dr. Jake Heller

Associate Professor
Emailjheller@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 135
Phone: 254-968-9852

  • Ph.D. - Arizona State University
  • MS - Arizona State University
  • BA - University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Nathan Heller

Dr. Nathan Heller

Professor of Management & Marketing
Director of Graduate Studies
MBA Program Chair

Emailheller@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 134
Phone: 254-968-9512

  • Ph.D. - Arizona State University
  • MBA - Brigham Young University
  • BA - University of Texas at San Antonio

Teaching Interests: Management & Marketing

Research Interests: Brand Alliances, Nonprofit Marketing, Trust, Ethics

Dr. Sue Joiner

Dr. Sue Joiner

Associate Professor
Emailsjoiner@tarleton.edu 
Office: BUS 171
Phone: 254-968-9712

  • EdD, Tarleton State University, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • MEd, Tarleton State University, Secondary Education
  • BBA, Tarleton State University, Business Administration

Teaching Interests: Administrative Systems, General Business, Marketing

Research Interests: Vocational Business Education

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Dr. Dianna Krueger

Associate Professor
Emailkrueger@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 132
Phone: 254-968-1706

  • Ph.D., Business Administration – Organizational and Management Studies, Human Resource Management Focus, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, 2011, San Antonio, Texas
  • M. A., Psychology, Industrial Organizational Focus, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2005, Nacogdoches, Texas
  • B.A., Psychology, Minor in Philosophy, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2001, Corpus Christi, Texas

Teaching Interests: Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Staffing, Training and Development, and Diversity

Research foci: Diversity and inclusion, staffing, and weight-based bias pertaining to employee selection

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Dr. John LeCounte

Assistant Professor
Emaillecounte@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 144
Phone: 254-968-9053

  • Ph.D., Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • M.A., Human Resource Management, Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • M.A., Management and Leadership, Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • B.A., Justice Administration, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Teaching Interests: Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Organization Management, and Strategic Management

Research Interests: Succession Planning Best Practices, Benefits and Challenges of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Dr. Brian Martinson, SPHR, EA

Dr. Brian Martinson, SPHR, EA

Associate Professor
Emailmartinson@tarleton.edu
OfficeFort Worth Building, Room 338
Phone: 817-717-3327

Program Coordinator for MS-Human Resource Management Program

  • Ph.D. - University of Texas at Arlington
  • MBA - American University in Cairo
  • BA - University of Minnesota Duluth

Teaching Interests: Human Resource Management, Strategy, Business Ethics, International Business

Research Interests: Strategic Human Resource Management, Human Capital, Leader/Member Exchange, Employee Attitudes and Behaviors, Group Processes

Dr. Randy McCamey, SPHR

Dr. Randy McCamey, SPHR

Professor
Emailrmccamey@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 139
Phone: 254-968-9311

  • Ph.D. - University of North Texas, Applied Technology Training & Development
  • M.Ed. - Tarleton State University, Guidance and Counseling
  • MBA - Tarleton State University, Business Administration
  • BS - Tarleton State University, Chemistry

Teaching Interests: Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development

Research Interests: Leadership, Leadership Development, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Work Ethic, Motivation

Dr. Drake Mullens

Dr. Drake Mullens

Associate Professor
Emailmullens@tarleton.edu
Office: Fort Worth Campus
Phone: 817-484-9715

  • Ph.D. - University of Texas at Arlington, Strategic Management
  • MBA - University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • BSBA - University of Nebraska at Omaha, Marketing

Teaching Interests: Organizational Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Theory

Research Interests: Entrepreneurship in the Family Business Context, Social Capital, Outcomes of Organizational Sustainability Initiatives

Dr. David Notgrass

Dr. David Notgrass

Professor
Emailnotgrass@tarleton.edu
Office: Waco 
Phone: 254-299-8528

  • Ph.D. - Dallas Baptist University - Leadership Studies with Finance
  • MBA - Dallas Baptist University - Management
  • BAAS - Dallas Baptist University - Business

Teaching Interests: Management (Organizational Behavior, Managing Organizational Change, Operations Management, Strategic Management); Corporate Finance

Research Interests: Leadership studies from the perspective of the follower

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Dr. Rick Richardson

Associate Professor
Office: Business Building, Room 149
Phone: 254-968-1889
Email: rrichardson@tarleton.edu

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  • 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: Management, Business Law

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

Dr. Joanna Shaw

Dr. Joanna Shaw

Associate Professor
Emailjshaw@tarleton.edu
Office: BUS 142
Phone: 254-968-9087

  • Ph.D. in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement from the University of North Texas
  • MS - Tarleton State University, Human Resource Management
  • BS in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Tarleton State University

Teaching Interests: Human Resource Management, Business Communication, Management

Research Interests: Blended learning, generational cohorts within the workplace

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Ms. Tammy Tull

Instructor (2021)
Emailttull@tarleton.edu
Office: Waco
Phone254-299-8322

  • MS, Tarleton State University, Human Resource Management, 2018
  • MBA, Tarleton State University, 2017
  • BS, Tarleton State University, Applied Science, 2016
    • Concentration: Business