The W. A. Franke College of Business Faculty

Name &Title




M. David Albritton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.S., University of Florida; M.B.A., Ph.D., Auburn University 2004)

Management science, strategic management, operations and information systems

NAU 2004


David S. Allen, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1988)

Corporate finance, investments, and portfolio analysis


NAU 1988


Beverly Amer, M.B.A., Senior Lecturer

(B.A., California State University–Chico; M.B.A., Ohio State University 1986)

Computer information systems, financial accounting and accounting information systems


NAU 1994


T.S. Amer, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., B.S., California State University–Chico; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Ohio State University 1989)

Managerial accounting, accounting information systems


NAU 1994


Joseph Anderson, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., University of California–Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Arizona State University 1993)


Organizational behavior, management, entrepreneurship, international management


NAU 1992


Bill Archer, B.S., Lecturer

(B.S. Southern Illinois University, 1996)

Meeting and classroom management, organizational behavior

NAU 1988

Allen Atkins, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Dartmouth College; M.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., University of Texas 1988)

Financial market efficiency, financial market structure


NAU 1998


Craig Bain, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., California State University–Chico; Ph.D., Texas A&M University 1987)

Financial accounting, cost accounting, and accounting information systems


NAU 1991


Mary Bowers, M.B.A., Senior Lecturer

(B.S., Heidelberg College; M.B.A., University of Toledo 1988)

Business communication


NAU 2000


Douglas M. Brown, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University 1985)

Political economy, history of economic thought, comparative systems

NAU 1985


Wendy A. Campione, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., State University of New York–Fredonia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 1984)

Public finance, statistics, labor economics


NAU 1981


Susan Carder, MBA, Lecturer

(BA, University of Puget Sound; MA, University of Oregon; MBA, University of Colorado -Colorado Springs)


NAU 2007

Marc C. Chopin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Interim Dean of The W. A. Franke College of Business

(B.A., University of Texas - Austin; Ph.D., Texas A&M University 1991)

Economics - regional economic development

NAU 2006

William B. Cone, M.B.A., Lecturer

(B.S., Louisiana State University; M.B.A., Northeast Louisiana University 1972)

Business data communications, computer networks


NAU 1989


Casey Donoho, Ph.D., Professor

(B.M., University of Southern California; M.B.A., California State University–Chico; Ph.D., University of Oregon 1990)

Marketing strategy, professional sales, marketing research


NAU 1991


Ding Du, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.S., Shanxi Finance and Economics College; M.A., Nankai University; Ph.D., West Virginia University 2003)

Macroeconomics, money and banking, investments, business finance, international finance

NAU 2008

Jack R. Dustman, D.B.A., Professor

(B.S., M.S., Arizona State University; D.B.A., University of Southern California 1970)

Labor-management relations, personnel management, compensation


NAU 1969–76, 1978


John D. Eastwood, M.S., Lecturer

(B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming 1980)

Economics, statistics


NAU 1990


Dennis Foster, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

(B.A., Drake University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawaii 1991)

General economics, urban economics, transportation economics, public choice theory

NAU 1990


Wayne R. Fox, M.S., Lecturer, Assistant Dean, Director of Center for Business Outreach

(B.A., M.S., University of California–Los Angeles 1971)


Managerial accounting


NAU 1984


Mason S. Gerety, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., University of New Mexico; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington 1986)

Financial markets, corporate governance


NAU 1993


Brian Gregory, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.S., Florida State University; M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University 2004)

Organizational culture, organizational change, action research

NAU 2007

Ronald J. Gunderson, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Augustana College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska 1977)

Economic theory, demography, regional economic growth models


NAU 1977


Sarah Holcomb, JD, Lecturer

(BBA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; JD, University of Kansas School of Law 2003)

Business Law, Contracts, Risk Management, Asset Protection and Acquisition, Elder Law and Estate planning

NAU 2007

Todd Johnson, M.B.A.,  Lecturer

(B.A., University of California Santa Barbara; M.B.A., Northern Arizona University 2003)

Management information systems, enterprise resource planning systems

NAU 2003

Bob G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University 1984)

Tax, financial accounting, managerial accounting


NAU 1988


Chris A. Lockwood, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.G.S., Chaminade University of Honolulu; M.B.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University 1991)

Strategy, organizational assessment, process management and improvement, employee selection


NAU 1987


Ken Lorek, Ph.D., Bilby Professor in Business Administration

(B.S.C., M.B.A., DePaul University; Ph.D. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 1975)

Financial accounting theory, empirical financial research, managerial accounting, cost accounting


NAU 1996


Lisa Majure, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., Ph.D., University of Utah 1987)


Working capital management, corporate governance, financial analysis and planning, small business management consulting

NAU 1990


Brian A. Maris, Ph.D., Professor


(B.S., Pittsburg State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University 1974)


NAU 1989


Jo-Mae B. Maris, D.B.A., Associate Professor

(B.S., M.S., Pittsburg State University; D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University 1989)

Computer information systems, management


NAU 1989


Marcia Metcalf, J.D., Lecturer

(B.A., Indiana University; J.D., University of Maine School of Law 1992)


NAU 2000

Jennifer Mitchell, MBA, Lecturer

(BS, Indiana University; MBA, University of Notre Dame)


NAU 2007

Lawrence Mohrweis, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., University of Washington; M.B.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin 1986)

Auditing and public accounting


NAU 1992


James N. Morgan, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri 1978)

Microeconomic theory, computer information systems, database management systems


NAU 1977


Julie Mueller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(BA, University of North Carolina; MS, University of Oregon; Ph.D., Colorado State University 2007)

Applied spatial econometrics, non-market valuation of environmental goods, protected areas management

NAU 2008

Gregory L. Neal, D.B.A., Professor

(B.S., University of Southern Colorado; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; D.B.A., University of Kentucky 1977)

Systems development and design, programming, database development, user interface design


NAU 1977


Pin T. Ng, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Illinois 1989)

Applied econometrics, econometric theory, computational statistics

NAU 2001


Talai Osmonbekov, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.B.A., Emory University; M.A. Osh State University; Ph.D., Georgia State University)

E-business in business marketing and channels of distribution, role of online communities in marketing, principles of marketing

NAU 2008

Willard Ott. BS, Lecturer

(BS, Milwaukee School of Engineering)

Business Mergers & Acquisition, Strategic Business planning, Entreprenuership, Sales & Industrial Distribution.

NAU 2007

Nita Paden, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., University of Texas; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of North Texas 1993)

Retailing, product distribution


NAU 1993


James V. Pinto, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., University of Houston; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma 1975)

Business statistics, microeconomics, computer-based lectures and training


NAU 1981


H. Ronald Pitt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Associate Provost for Academic Administration

(B.S., University of Montana; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University 1978)

Financial accounting, financial accounting reporting standards, consolidations


NAU 1981


Kay C. Pitt, M.S., Senior Lecturer

(B.S., M.S., Oklahoma State University 1973)

Financial accounting, governmental and nonprofit accounting

NAU 1981


Sury Ravindran, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology; MBA, Indian Institute of Management; PhD., The University of Texas at Austin 1996)

E-Commerce, Evaluation of Information Systems/Technology, Knowledge Management

NAU 2008

Jeff Rhode, MBA, Lecturer

(BSBA, ME, MBA Northern Arizona University 1992)

Application software, specializing in MS Office applications

NAU 2007

Kathryn S. Savage, Ph.D., Professor

(B.B.A., Idaho State University; M.B.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University 1993)

Managerial accounting, strategic control systems


NAU 1991


Christopher M. Scherpereel, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S.M.E., University of Notre Dame; M.B.A., New York University; Ph.D., Northwestern University 2001)

Operational business strategy, decision analysis, manufacturing management


NAU 2001


Dean Smith, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., Clemson University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University 1989)


Economics, Native American economic development, spatial economics, mathematical economics, public economics, environmental economics, pricing strategies

NAU 1989


Jennifer Staskey, M.S., Lecturer

(B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S., Michigan State University; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University 2005)

Financial and managerial accounting

NAU 2007

Roxanne Stell, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.A., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University 1987)

Consumer behavior, services marketing


NAU 1986


Gary D. Tallman, D.B.A., Professor

(B.S., University of Nebraska–Omaha; M.B.A., Creighton University; D.B.A., University of Colorado 1974)

International finance, financial management, capital budgeting


NAU 1976


Craig VanLengen, Ed.D., Professor

(B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado; Ed.D., Northern Arizona University 1988)

Computer information systems, accounting


NAU 1983


Larry E. Watkins, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., Southwestern State College; M.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University 1984)


Financial accounting


NAU 1985


Nancy L. Wilburn, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., Central State University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University 1987)


Development, effects, and application of financial accounting and reporting standards


NAU 1988


Robert H. Williams, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Utah 1975)

Marketing research, forecasting and consumer behavior

NAU 1978

Susan K. Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., Northeastern University; M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati 2001)

Operations research

NAU 2001

Eric Yordy, J.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice

B.S., University of Wyoming; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University; J.D., Cornell University 1997)

Business law

NAU 2000

Xiaobing Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.S.,  Ph.D., Nankai University; M.S., Ph.D.,  West Virginia University 2004)

Natural resource and environmental economics, quantitative methods, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and political economy

NAU 2008

Faculty Emeriti

Charles W. Baldwin, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S.M.E., University of Vermont; M.S.M.E., University of Southern California; Ph.D., Arizona State University 1977)

Computer information systems, operations management


NAU 1979 (retired 1992)


Allan E. Bergland, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., Concordia College; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona 1967)

International economics, money and banking, economic principles

NAU 1966 (retired 1990)

Frank H. Besnette, Ph.D., Professor

(B.B.A., University of Texas–El Paso; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., Arizona State University 1970)

Marketing management, marketing research, nonprofit marketing


NAU 1967 (retired 2000)


Jerry N. Conover, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Bureau of Business and Economic Research

(A.B., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri–Columbia 1979)

Marketing strategy, consumer behavior, promotion, electronic marketing


NAU 1985 (retired 2003)


Sandra Dannenfeldt, M.A., Associate Professor

(B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa)

Business Education

NAU 1966

(Retired 2002)

Wallace H. Duncan, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., U.S. Military Academy at West Point; M.P.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming 1976)

Macroeconomics, money and banking, economic forecasting


NAU 1978 (retired 2003)


Harvey D. Faram, D.B.A., Associate Professor

(B.S.E., M.S.E., University of Michigan; M.B.A., D.B.A. University of Colorado 1981)

Corporate finance, financial institutions, financial modeling


NAU 1980 (retired 1992)


John Haney, Ph.D., Clinical Professor

(B.A., San Francisco State College; M.P.A., Ph.D., Northern Arizona University 1988)

Applications programming, systems analysis

NAU 1999

(retired 2007)

F. Theodore Helmer, Ph.D., Professor


(B.E., Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh 1969)


NAU 1988 (retired 2001)


William M. Hildred, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University 1976)

Public finance, public policy, methodology


NAU 1988 (retired 2001)

Evangeline Jacobs, M.S., Senior Lecturer

(B.A. Texas Technological University; M.S. Stanford University)

Computer Information Systems

NAU 1885 (Retired 2003)

Neil W. Jacobs, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., University of Portland; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Santa Clara 1978)

Information systems, management of information systems, virtual teams

NAU 1979, 1985

(retired 2007)

Max E. Jerrell, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., University of Kentucky; M.S., Wright State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University 1984)

Econometrics, business statistics, macroeconomics

NAU 1981

(retired 2007)

Robert Kemper, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Western State College; M.S., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Washington 1967)


NAU 1984 (retired 2000)


Alden C. Lorents, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., Concordia College; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota 1971)

CASE tools, database development, enterprise-wide system development and migration

NAU 1971(retired 2008)

Melvin R. McKnight, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., University of Wyoming; M.B.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles 1979)

Management development, organizational development, market research


NAU 1982 (retired 2002)


Jon D. Ozmun, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S.C.E., M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma 1975)

Business policy, operation management

NAU 1974

(retired 2008)

Thomas L. Palmer, J.D., Professor

(B.S., Northern Arizona University; J.D., Arizona State University 1970)

Business law, taxation


NAU 1974 (retired 1999)

Peter A. Raynolds, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., University of California–Berkeley; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles 1969)

Organizational behavior, organizational design, behavioral research


NAU 1983 (retired 1999)


Edmund B. Rickard, M.B.A., Professor

(A.B., M.B.A., University of Michigan)


NAU 1971 (retired 1983)

Joseph C. Rolle, D.L.H., Associate Professor

(B.A., M.A., Northern Arizona University; Ed.S., Columbia University; D.L.H., Northern Arizona University)


NAU 1947 (retired 1982)


Kenneth E. Runyon, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Washington University)

Consumer behavior, advertising, marketing planning


NAU 1971 (retired 1985)

James D. Taylor, Ph.D., Professor

(B.G.S., Rollins College; M.B.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., Florida State University)


NAU 1977 (retired 1990)


Joseph J. Walka, Ph.D., Professor

(A.B., Grinnell College; M.B.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Harvard University 1969)

Managerial economics, industrial organization and economic development


NAU 1985 (retired 2000)


Fairlee Winfield, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., University of Maine; Ph.D., University of New Mexico 1978)

Business communications, communication technology, international business


NAU 1978 (retired 1995)


Michael R. Wunsch, Ed.D., Professor




(B.Ed., University of Wisconsin; M.S., Syracuse University; Ed.D., University of California–Los Angeles 1969)

Written and oral communications in business organizations

NAU 1969 (retired 1999)