Faculty and Staff
Dr. Yasser Alhenawi
Schroeder Family Bldg. 141
Yasser Alhenawi is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Evansville. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Damascus University (1999), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Emporia State University (2004)|, a Master of Science in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans (2009), and earned his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans. He is a recipient of several academic awards including the Doctoral Crescent City Scholarship from the University of New Orleans (2007) and Toussaint Hocevar Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the Business School at University of New Orleans (2010). He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in finance since 2005. He has also been active in academic research and professional consulting activities. His current research agenda is focused on the dynamic impact of strategic business transactions on corporation's value and the characteristics of non-conventional investment themes. His long-term research agenda encompasses several philosophical and strategic topics including: modeling strategic decision-making process at the individual and collective level; financial institutions and their strategic role in the economy; the philosophy of borrowing and wealth management.
Dr. Omer Bayar
Schroeder Family Bldg. 118
Omer Bayar is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Evansville. He received his Ph.D. in Economics with concentrations in Monetary Economics, International Economics, and Applied Econometrics from the University of Tennessee.| He is a recipient of the J. Fred and Wilma A. Holly Fellowship from the University of Tennessee. His current research focuses on monetary policy adjustment, interaction of housing market and the macroeconomy, and the effect of international sporting events on trade.
Dr. Gale Blalock
Schroeder Family Bldg. 115
Dr. Blalock is a Professor of Economics at the University of Evansville. He served many years as Chair of the Department of Accounting and Business Administration. He joined UE in 1977. He holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and an M.A. in Economics| from the University of Arkansas. His Ph.D. in Economics is from Oklahoma State University. His research interests include economic impact analysis and regional economics. His consulting practice has served firms in the financial, manufacturing, legal sectors, and the public sector. Dr. Blalock recently served as President of the Missouri Valley Economics Association.
Dr. Laura Dwyer
Schroeder Family Bldg. 121
Dr. Dwyer earned her Ph.D in 1999 from Purdue University in Organizational Behavior and her B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University in 1985. She passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in Illinois in 1987. Before graduate school,| Dr. Dwyer worked for eight years at Amoco Corporation in Chicago (now BP) in various accounting positions. She teaches courses in the management area, including Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, and Decision Making. Dr. Dwyer's research interests include leadership, self-efficacy, and mentoring.
Dr. Martin Fraering
Schroeder Family Bldg. 146
Martin Fraering is an Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Evansville. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and International Business in 2002 from the University of Texas-Pan American,| an MBA from the University of Texas-Pan American in 1994, and a B.B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi in 1975. He currently teaches MGT 331 - International Business Strategy, MKT 325 - Principles of Marketing, MKT 330 - Consumer Behavior, MKT 370 - E-Marketing, MKT 374 - Integrated Marketing Communications, MKT 477 - International Marketing, and MKT 380 - Special Topics in Marketing such as Services, Sports Marketing, and Radio Station Marketing. His research interests include financial institution marketing, customer loyalty and satisfaction, sense of consumption community, sense of virtual community, and consumer ethnocentrism.
Mr. Ben Johnson
Visiting Assistant Professor/Accounting
Schroeder Family Bldg. 125
Benjamin W. Johnson, CPA, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Evansville. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Evansville and worked for a CPA firm upon graduation. Mr. Johnson earned his M.S.M.| from Oakland City University, and is a current DBA student at Anderson University. Ben has held a Certified Public Accountant license from the state of Indiana since 2003 and maintains a current tax practice. Mr. Johnson's current teaching responsibilities include Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Federal Income Tax.
Dr. Walayet Khan
Schroeder Family Bldg. 144
Walayet A. Khan is a Professor of Finance at the University of Evansville. He received his Ph.D. in 1990 in finance from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Dr. Khan is an active research scholar, and he maintains a consistent record of scholarly work.| He has published papers in numerous finance journals, including the Journal of Financial Research and the Financial Review. He has also presented papers in regional, national, and international conferences. He has served as consultant to many national and regional organizations, including the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Attain (Electronic Communications Network), and the Signature School in Evansville. Dr. Khan is a recipient of several awards including 1996 outstanding teacher of the year (UE), 2006 UE Global Scholar, and 2008 outstanding researcher, Schroeder School of Business.
Dr. Rob Montgomery
Schroeder Family Bldg. 117
Rob Montgomery is Professor of Marketing at the University of Evansville where he has served on the faculty since 1998. Prior to UE, Rob was Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of North Carolina Pembroke for five years. Rob received his DBA and MBA| at Mississippi State University and his BSBA from the University of Southern Indiana. Rob has taught nearly every marketing course at one time or another. Currently, he teaches EMBA Global Marketing, Principles of Marketing, Personal Selling, Marketing Management, and Marketing Research. Rob's current research interests include The Hunting Consumer and Thrift Store Marketing. His research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Management, Great Ideas for Teaching Marketing, International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, The Sports Journal, Journal for Economics Educators, Journal of Ministry Marketing Management, Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, The Academy of Marketing Studies Journal, and others.
Dr. Rania Mousa
Schroeder Family Bldg. 148
Dr. Mousa is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Evansville. She earned her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Birmingham, UK (2010) and her B.A. in Accounting from the American University in Cairo, Egypt (2000).| She received an MBA degree from Illinois Institute of Technology (2002). Since 2002, Rania worked as a financial analyst in several financial services companies in Chicago (USA), Cairo (Egypt) and Kuwait. She also completed a number of short-term appointments at some universities in Egypt, achieving the level of assistant lecturer. While pursuing her PhD in the UK, Rania worked as a visiting accounting lecturer in Birmingham Business School (University of Birmingham). Dr. Mousa's main research interests include electronic government, electronic business and financial reporting, and the adoption and usage of Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
Dr. Greg Rawski
Schroeder Family Bldg. 122
Greg is a 2012 US Professor of the Year Nominee sponsored by CASE and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is his second year to be nominated for this prestigious national award (2011). The committee will make their selection this September. At the University of Evansville in 2011-2012,| Greg received the Exemplary Teacher of the Year on campus among its 180 faculty members. The award is sponsored by The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Greg is a recipient of the 2010 Sadelle and Sydney Berger Award for Scholarship. This annual award is one of the most prestigious awards at the University of Evansville. Greg also served as a University of Evansville Global Scholar for the 2010-2011 academic year. At Evansville, he received the Dean's Research award (2010) and Teaching Award (2007) in the Schroeder School of Business. He was nominated for the University of Toledo's Young Alumni of the Year award in 2010 and is being considered as a candidate for 2011.
Dr. Peter Rosen
Associate Professor/Management Information Systems
Schroeder Family Bldg. 120
Peter A. Rosen is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Evansville where he teaches both Information Systems and General Business courses. He earned his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems in 2005 from Oklahoma State University|, an MBA from San Diego State University in 1996, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1993. He currently teaches MGT 311- Management Information Systems, MGT 445 - Database Management, MGT 450 - Knowledge Management, and ID 150 - The American Corporation. His research interests include the areas of social networking websites and their use, personal innovativeness, technology acceptance and use, technology in the classroom, customer relationship management, data mining and knowledge discovery techniques.
Dr. Jim Schaefer
Schroeder Family Bldg. 123
James (Jim) Schaefer joined the University of Evansville in 1990 after completing his Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His main research interests are internal control and information security.| Dr. Schaefer maintains several professional certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Auditor, Project Management Professional, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Quality Auditor, and Certified Public Accountant. He was awarded the Dean's Teaching Award in 2001 and 2009, and the Delta Sigma Pi Professor of the Year Award in 2003 and 2004. He has chaired the University's Faculty Senate and was one of three UE faculty selected to serve on the most recent Presidential Search Committee.
Dr. Pete Sherman
Schroeder Family Bldg. 148
Dr. Sherman earned his Ph.D. in Business Policies and Strategy with areas in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior from the University of Nebraska. Pete spent approximately eight years in the investments business including time with Ameritrade Corporation and| Chase Manhattan Investment Services. Pete also co-founded an investment advisor business. Pete was the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in the College of Business Administration Department of Management at the University of Nebraska; the Dean's Teacher of the Year in 2005 and won the Dean's service award in 2006 at the University of Evansville. Pete also directs the Evansville New Venture Creation Competition and was at Harlaxton in the Spring of 2010.
Dr. Joseph Trendowski
Joe Trendowski is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Evansville. Dr. Trendowski earned his PhD in Strategic Management with an International Business emphasis from Old Dominion University in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree| in Business Administration (2004) and Master of Business Administration (2005) from Alfred University. Currently he teaches entrepreneurship courses BUS 269 and BUS 270 at University of Evansville. His current research interests include corporate failure, competitive dynamics and case studies. Prior to Old Dominion, he worked for The Bank of New York (Now BNY-Mellon).
Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani
Schroeder Family Bldg. 145
Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani received her PhD in Marketing with a minor in Anthropology from the University of North Texas (2012). She also holds an MBA with concentration in Marketing from Allameh Tabatabaie University in Tehran, Iran.| Atefeh’s primary research interests include consumer behavior and psychology (emotions and decision making, sensory marketing, and online shopping behavior), as well as logistics and supply chain management (value co-creation and service dominant logic). Atefeh is a recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Research Achievement Award from the University of North Texas in 2011. To date, her research has been published in Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, International Journal of Logistics Management, and Transportation Journal, as well as proceedings of national and international marketing and logistics conferences such as American Marketing Association and the Academy of Marketing Science. Currently, Atefeh teaches Marketing Research, Principles of Marketing, and Digital Marketing. She has also taught Consumer Behavior, Electronic retailing, Marketing Channels, and Logistics and Supply chain management.
Dr. Michael Zimmer
Professor/Economics - Guthrie May Endowed Chair in Business
Schroeder Family Bldg. 119
Mike Zimmer is the Guthrie May Endowed Professor of Business at the University of Evansville where he has served on the faculty since 1976. He teaches Principles of Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Regression Analysis, and Econometrics.| Dr. Zimmer received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee in 1977. He also holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee and a BA in mathematics and economics from the University of North Carolina - Asheville. In 2010, Mike was named as a Kentucky Colonel. His current research interests include applied labor economics.
Administration and Staff
Dr. Steve Standifird
Schroeder Family Dean/School of Business Administration
Dr. Pete Sherman
Schroeder Family Bldg. 148
Mrs. Kim Sherman
Director/Career Advancement for Soba
Schroeder Family Bldg. 135
Ms. Sethlyn Morgan
Mrs. Sherry Hawkins
Administrator/School of Business Administration
Schroeder Family Bldg. 152
Mrs. Kimberly Flener
Administrative Assistant/School of Business Administration
Executives in Residence
Mrs. Julie Frazier
Executive in Residence
Schroeder Family Bldg. 133
Dr. Jill Griffin
Director/Global Assistance Program
Schroeder Family Bldg. 143
Institute for Global Enterprise
Mrs. Katie Ciccarelli
Executive Director/Institute Global Enterprise in Indiana
Mrs. Cynthia Kelley
Senior Administrative Assistant/Global Enterprise
Schroeder Family Bldg. 260