Dr. Jeremy Bellah, assistant professor of computer information systems, Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Dr. Bellah’s primary teaching and research areas include project management, web application development, management information systems, and database management. His research includes publications in the International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change, and Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. He is a member of the Project Management Institute. Dr. Bellah served as the director of U.S. Operations for CompuConcepts Inc. for three years before pursuing a doctorate degree.
Dr. Alison Berry, assistant professor of business communication, Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Dr. Berry’s primary teaching and research areas include conflict resolution & negotiation, business communication, and intercultural communication. Her research includes publication in the Journal of Business and Leadership and Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice. She serves as the co-advisor to SHRM and is a member of the College of Business Research & Teaching Symposium Committee. Her service to civic organizations includes volunteering to the Family Readiness Group supporting the U.S. Army. Dr. Berry is a member of the National Communication Association.
Dr. Shaokun Fan, assistant professor of computer information systems, Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Dr. Fan’s primary teaching and research areas include management information systems, system analysis & design, database, and programming. His work includes publications in Decision Support Systems, Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Computer Engineering and Design, International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, and Application Research of Computers. Dr. Fan serves as associate editor for the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and is a reviewer for IEEE Transaction on Service Computing and Decision Support System Journal.
Andrea Finchum, instructor of management and marketing, M.B.A. from the University of Oregon. Ms. Finchum teaches introduction to management, introduction to marketing, sales management, and recruitment & selection. She has worked in private sector business roles for the last 22 years in various sales, marketing, and accounting roles. Her favorite positions involved building management systems and system implementation campaigns, in general. She has long recognized the value of good information in business and has a passion for reporting and for leveraging systems to maximize the availability of good business management information. Prior to working in the private sector, Ms. Finchum worked with Dr. Jennifer Freyd at the University of Oregon in her work with visual cognition.
Dr. Emily Hammer, clinical assistant professor of management, Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Texas Tech University. Dr. Hammer’s primary teaching and research areas include human resource management, principles of management, business ethics, and training & development. Her work includes publications in Journal of Philosophy and History of Education and Research & Teaching in Development Education. Dr. Hammer’s research interests include student success, performance management, human resource management and talent development. She holds memberships in American Marketing Association (AMA), Society for Human Resource Management, American Educational Research Association, and the Academy of Management. She serves as the co-advisor to SHRM and is a member of the College of Business Global and Ethical Awareness Mission Coordination Committee. Her corporate professional work experience includes positions with Rodan & Fields, Dillard’s, and AT&T.
Dr. Ryan Mattson, assistant professor of economics, Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Dr. Mattson’s primary teaching and research areas include money & banking, macroeconomic theory, international finance, and international economics. His research includes publication in the Open Economics Review. As a Research Associate for the Center for Financial Stability and a member of the Society for Economic Measurement, Dr. Mattson advocates the use of theoretically consistent, transparent, and rigorous economic measures and data. Dr. Mattsons’s research interests include Divisia monetary aggregates, monetary policy, US and Latin American economic aggregates, economic development, and exchange rates. He serve as the co-advisor to the Economics Club and is a member of the College of Business Research & Teaching Symposium Committee.
Dr. Kelly McCauley, assistant professor of management, M.S. from Clemson University and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Dr. McCauley’s primary teaching and research areas include organizational behavior, leadership, team leadership, and business ethics. Dr. McCauley’s research interest areas include authentic leadership, charismatic leadership, emotional labor, and social psychological theories of the self. Her work includes publications in Leadership Quarterly and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. She is a member of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, and Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology. She was recognized in 2013 and 2014 with an Outstanding Reviewer Award by the Organizational Behavior Division at the Academy of Management annual meeting.
Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar, assistant professor of business communication & decision management, Ph.D. from Arizona State University. Dr. Salazar’s teaching areas include current issues in management communication, business communication for health care managers, and statistics for business & economics. Her work includes publications in Communication Quarterly, TSM Business Review, Communication Teacher, and Health Communication. Dr. Salazar is a member of the International Communication Association, International Association of Relationship Research, National Communication Association, and Western States Communication Association. She serves on the editorial board of Communications Research Reports and serves as a peer reviewer for Family Communication, Western Journal of Communication, Sage Open, Current Issues in Education Journal, and Communication Quarterly. Dr. Salazar formally joins the West Texas A&M University faculty in January of 2015.
Dr. Ian Strachan, assistant professor of economics, Ph.D. from Colorado State University. Dr. Strachan’s primary teaching and research areas include international economics and industrial organization. Dr. Strachan’s research interests include entrepreneurship in the music industry, cultural economics and digitization, political economy, institutional economic theory, and the history of economic thought & methodology. His research includes publication of “Breaking Up is Hard to Do: The Resilience of the Rock Group as an Organizational Form for Creating Music” in the Journal of Cultural Economics.