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Department of Management

Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Triss Ashton

Associate Professor & Department Head
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
Office: BUS 130
Phone: 254-968-9098

Dr. Miguel A. Baeza

Dr. Miguel A. Baeza

Associate Professor
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)
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
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)
OfficeBusiness Building, Room 128

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

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
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
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)
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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 
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
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
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
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

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
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

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

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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
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)
Office: Waco

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