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College of Business Administration


College of Business Administration
P.O. Box 5190 Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Web: www.kent.edu/business
Telephone: 330-672-2872
Fax: 330-672-4043

Mission Statement

The Kent State University College of Business Administration fulfill their charge from the university and the state of Ohio by providing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and executive programs by engaging in a combination of instructional, research and scholarship, and service activities. While selected graduate programs encompass national and international clienteles, our programs primarily serve the citizens of Northeast Ohio. For selected graduate programs, the geographical sphere encompasses national and international clienteles.

Department of Accounting
  • ALAM, PERVAIZ (1985) Professor, C.P.A., Ph.D., University of Houston, 1984
  • ALTIERI, MARK P. (1992) Professor, C.P.A., C.F.P., C.M.A., LL.M., New York University, 1982
  • BARNIV, RAN (1990) Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1983
  • FORST, ARNO (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009
  • HOFFMAN, BENJAMIN W. (2012) Assistant Professor
  • LAKSMANA, INDRARINI (2004) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2004
  • LI, WEI (2006) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Washington State University, 2006
  • ROSE, JOHN M. (2003) Lecturer, M.B.A., Kent State University, 1994
  • SELLERS, R. DREW (2011) Assistant Professor
  • TIETZ, WENDY M. (2000) Associate Professor, C.P.A., C.M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007
  • ZUCCA, LINDA J. (1988) Associate Professor, C.P.A., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1989
Department of Economics
  • BARNETTE, JUSTIN (2011) Assistant Professor
  • BISSESSAR, NICOLE (2009) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Clark University, 2008
  • BOLCHALK, JAMES R. (2006) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses Ph.D., The University of Akron, 1996
  • DECHENAUX, EMMANUEL (2004) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2004
  • ELLIS, MICHAEL A. (1990) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 1991
  • ENGLEHARDT, LUCAS M. (2010) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, M.A., The Ohio State University, 2006
  • GOROSPE, ANDREA J. (1991) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, M.A., Youngstown State University, 1989
  • GREENHALGH-STANLEY, NADIA (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2009
  • JOHNSON, ERIC D. (2005) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California (San Diego), 1997
  • KANG, WENSHENG (2009) Assistant Professor, Regional College,Ph.D., University of Missouri (Columbia), 2009
  • KENT, RICHARD J. (1983) Professor, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley), 1976
  • LIU, DANDAN (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Texas A&M, 2005
  • PARK, JOOYOUN (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 2009
  • REYNOLDS, C. LOCKWOOD (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 2007
  • ROHLIN, SHAWN (2012) Assistant Professor
  • WILLIAMS, DONALD R. (1983) Professor, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1984
  • WILSON, KATHRYN S. (1996) Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1996
Department of Finance
  • BARAN, LINDSAY C. (2011) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Charlotte), 2010
  • BEIER, LOIS J. (1985) Associate Professor, J.D., The University of Akron, 1980
  • DUMPE, DAVID A. (1991) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996
  • MUTHUSWAMY, JAYARAM (2007) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1990
  • PU, XIAOLING X. (2008) Assistant Professor
  • SCHROATH, FREDERICK W. (1985) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1987
  • SHYNKEVICH, ANDREI (2009) Assistant Professor, M.S., Louisiana State University/A&M (Baton Rouge), 2008
  • THORNTON, JOHN H. (1999) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1999
  • ZHAO, XINLEI (2002) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2002
Department of Management and Information Systems
  • ACAR, WILLIAM (1983) Professor, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • ANTENUCCI, ROBERT P. (2005) Lecturer, Regional Campuses
  • BAKES, CATHERINE M. (1982) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1982
  • BERARDI, VICTOR L. (1993) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1998
  • BLUNDELL, GREGORY E. (2001) Lecturer, Regional Campuses
  • BOOTH, DAVID E. (1985) Professor, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina, 1984
  • BRANDYBERRY, ALAN A. (2000) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1995
  • DATTA, PRATIM (2007) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2003
  • DUBOIS, CATHY L. (1992) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1991
  • FALEY, ROBERT H. (1985) Professor, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1980
  • FORMICHELLI, JANET A. (1997) Lecturer, M.S., Kent State University, 2000
  • FRANQUESA, JUAME (2005) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1999
  • GUIFFRIDA, ALFRED L. (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The State University of New York (Buffalo), 2005
  • HOGUE, MARY B. (2001) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The University of Akron, 2002
  • KNAPP, DEBORAH K. (1992) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1994
  • LANDINGHAM, VELVET L. (2004) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2004
  • LEVANSHINA, JULIA (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Purdue University, 2005
  • MURPHY, VERENA E. (2007) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2007
  • OFFODILE, O. FELIX (1988) Professor, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1984
  • PATUWO, B. EDDY (1988) Professor, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1989
  • POLITES, GRETA L. (2012) Assistant Professor
  • PORR, DEAN A. (2004) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Regent University, 2004
  • SHANKER, MURALI S. (1990) Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1990
  • SMAS, M. J. (1998) Lecturer
  • STEINBERG, GEOFFREY (1991) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Temple University, 1991
  • STEVENS, GEORGE E. (1995) Professor, D.B.A., Kent State University, 1979
  • STIRBENS, KATHLEEN A. (1993) Associate Lecturer, Regional Campuses, Masters degree, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1984
Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • ALBANESE, PAUL J. (1990) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1982
  • ANOKHIN, SERGEY ALEXANDRO (2002) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2006
  • BRIDGES, EILEEN L. (1994) Professor, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1987
  • EASTERLING, DENISE M. (2009) Lecturer, M.B.A., Ashland University, 2006
  • GRAHAM, GREGORY (2006) Lecturer, M. Div., Trinity International University, 1996
  • GRIMM, PAMELA E. (1992) Associate Professor, Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo), 1993
  • HOWELL, WILLAM P. (2009) Lecturer, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996
  • HU, YUNG-YUE (1981) Professor, Ph.D.
  • JEWELL, ROBERT D. (2004) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1999
  • MARKS, LAWRENCE J. (1986) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1985
  • MAYO, MICHAEL A. (1985) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1984
  • MESSING, JULIE A. (2004) Lecturer, M.M., Aquinas College, 1990
  • THACKER, DONALD (1998) Associate Lecturer, Regional Campuses, M.B.A., Kent State University, 1996
  • WANG, TUO (2004) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004
  • WIGGINS JOHNSON, JENNIFER A. (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison), 2006
  • ZAMARY, CRAIG J. (2008) Lecturer, M.B.A., Kent State University, 2012