Meet the Faculty
Dr. Cris de la Torre
"[I want students] to get an appreciation on how finance can help manage a company."
"The expected learning outcome is for students to acquire a basic level of understanding of the accounting process, how it relates to business and understanding of financial statements."
Dr. Don Gudmundson
"I am passionate about learning and hope to excite more people about need to continue to grow in our knowledge and understanding of the world around us."
Dr. Abe Harraf
"As a third generation educator whose parents and grandparents were school teachers and principals, the profession of teaching is a calling that goes deep in my veins. I enjoy interacting with students, sharing knowledge, and assisting in their pursuit of academic endeavors."
Dr. Keiko Krahnke
"My passion is to help students broaden their minds to new knowledge, develop their own sense of purpose and find their place as a future leader to make a difference in the world."
Dr. Milan Larson
"Great companies utilize HR to build a great culture. The projects, materials and discussions we have will focus on how HR leads this important effort."
Dr. Larry E. Leaming
“Healthcare and Health Administration is a very dynamic industry. It’s challenging and also deeply rewarding. Your decisions and actions will change the lives of people for the better.”
Dr. Jay Lightfoot
Associate Dean & Professor
"Students will learn basic database concepts and will have sufficient background to communicate data and reporting requirements to computer professionals. Students will also learn how to perform effective data analysis utilizing popular data analytics software."
Dr. Bob Lynch
"I'd like to see students become skilled in working with large data sets and in extracting useful information from the analysis—and then use tools to visualize their analysis for others."
Dr. Rutilio Martinez
"If you are self-disciplined and are able to do rigorous work on your own, you can expect good results from your online education."
Dr. Janice M. Payan
"I started teaching because I wanted to share my knowledge about marketing from my 18 year business career and from my advanced education in marketing research."
Dr. Isaac Wanasika
"I joined the teaching profession because I wanted to be at the center and a catalyst for connecting business practice and new knowledge."
Dr. William Wilcox
"Accounting is the language of business, so we need to be comfortable with the terminology and how it is used. We also need to know what the numbers mean, and how our individual activities can influence those numbers."