Dr. Barthel
Dr. Barthel

The West Texas A&M University College of Business welcomed eight new faculty members in 2016 as part of an an initiative to support enrollment growth and curriculum innovation.  The program commitment to academic rigor with continuous improvement combined with external recognition by various outlets, including U.S. News & World Report and The Financial Times, make it more important than ever that the business school is supported by dedicated faculty.  The new faculty members will strengthen the world-class teaching and research done at West Texas A&M University for many years to come.   The 2016 new additions include the following:

Dr. Anne-Christine Barthel, assistant professor of economics & decision management, Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.  Dr. Barthel’s primary teaching and research areas include quantitative methods in business, environmental economics, and microeconomic theory.

Dr. Liang Chen, assistant professor of computer information systems, Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Chen’s primary teaching and research areas include data analytics, data mining, and quantitative methods in business.  His research includes publication in Decision Support Systems and International Journal of Operations & Production Management.

Dr. Amy Guerber, assistant professor of management, Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.  Dr. Guerber’s primary teaching and research areas include business ethics and strategic management.  Her research includes publication in Journal of Managerial Issues.

Dr. Eric Hoffmann, assistant professor of economics, Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.  Dr. Hoffman’s primary teaching and research areas include industrial organization, macroeconomic theory, game theory and quantitative methods in business.  His research includes publication in Games and Economic Behavior and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Dr. Priyanka Khandelwal, visiting assistant professor of business communication and marketing, Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.  Dr. Khandelwal’s primary teaching and research areas include business communication, integrated marketing communication, and seminar in marketing.

Dr. Ashley Newton, assistant professor of accounting, Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.  Dr. Newton’s primary teaching and research areas include financial accounting, managerial accounting, and healthcare accounting.  Her research includes publication in Journal of Corporate Finance and Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly.

Dr. Brandli Stitzel, assistant professor of economics, Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.  Primary teaching and research areas for Dr. Stitzel include macroeconomic theory, sports economics, and public finance.  His research includes publication in Journal of Sports Economics and Social Science Quarterly.

Dr. Jillian Yarbrough, clinical assistant professor of management, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.  Primary teaching and research areas for Dr. Yarbrough include organizational behavior, human resource management, and healthcare management.  Her research includes publication in Journal of Human Resource and Adult Learning and Online Classroom.

The College of Business has already agreed on several new faculty additions for 2017, which include the following: (1) John Francois, doctoral candidate from the University of Kansas in economics; (2) David Howe, doctoral candidate from the University of Utah in management; and (3) Avimanyou Vatsa, doctoral candidate from the University of Missouri in computer information systems & data analytics.