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Department of Management

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Reggie Hall, PHR

Dr. Reggie Hall, PHR

Department Chair and Assistant 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

Dr. Sue Joiner

Dr. Sue Joiner

Assistant Dean, and Assistant 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

Ms. Carolyn Smith

Ms. Carolyn Smith

Administrative Assistant III
Office: BUS 130
Phone: 254-968-9098

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Dr. Triss Ashton

Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 143
Phone: 254-968-1705

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

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

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

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.

Dr. Thomas Bradley

Dr. Thomas Bradley

Office: BUS 133
Phone: 254-968-9785

  • Ph.D. - University of North Texas, Applied Technology, Training and Development
    MS - University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Organizational Leadership
    BSEE - University of Central Florida, Engineering Technology

Teaching Interests: Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Operations Management, Statistics

Research Interests: Leadership, Management Applications of Technology

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Dr. John A. De Leon

Assistant Professor
Office: Midlothian Campus, Bldg 2, Room 115
Phone: 254-968-1616
Fax: 469-461-0639

  • Ph. D. -Business Administration, University of Texas in Arlington, 2015, Arlington, Texas
  • MBA - Finance, Dallas Baptist University, 2009, Dallas, Texas
  • BBA - Management, University of Texas at Arlington, 2007, Arlington, Texas
  • BA - Biblical Studies, Dallas Baptist University, 2006, Dallas, Texas

Teaching Interests: Strategic Management, Business Statistics, Principles of Management

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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. 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

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, PHR

Office: Advising Services Center, Thompson Student Center Room 013
Phone: 254-968-9746

  • Ed.D. - University of North Texas, Applied Technology and Performance Improvement
  • MBA - Tarleton State University, Business Administration
  • BBA - Tarleton State University, General Business
  • PHR Certification - Human Resource Certification Institute

Teaching Interests: Human Resource Management (Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection of Employees), Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Research Interests: Generational/Workplace Diversity, Adult Degree Programs

Mr. Steven Gerhardt

Mr. Steven Gerhardt

Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 141
Phone: 254-968-9275

  • MS - University of Texas Austin, Industrial Engineering
  • MS - Troy State University, Management
  • BS - U.S. Military Academy, General Engineering

Teaching Interests: Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Quantitative Applications

Research Interests: Small Business

Dr. Jake Heller

Dr. Jake Heller

Assistant 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 Director
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

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Mr. Paul Jones

Office: BUS 128
Phone: 254-968-9277

  • MBA – International Management, American Graduate School of International Management, 1982
  • BS – Business Administrations, San Jose State University, 1981
  • AA - General Studies, University of Maryland, 1978


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Dr. Dianna Krueger

Assistant 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: Selection and Recruitment, Human Resource Management, and Statistics

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

Research honors include the Psi Chi Research Award (2005), South Western Psychological Association Research Award (2004), Ethics Bowl National Award (2002), and Ethics Bowl Regional Champion Award (2001)

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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

Assistant Department Head and Assistant Professor
Office: BUS 129
Phone: 254-968-1959

  • 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 & MSHRM Program Director
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

Assistant 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

Associate Professor - Waco
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

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
  • MBA - Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Tarleton State University
  • 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