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Faculty Guide


Meinders School of Business

The Meinders School of Business is conveniently located in the heart of Oklahoma City and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional development programs. Having earned AACSB accreditation, we stand among the top 4.5% of the world’s 16,500 business programs. At the Meinders School of Business, our world-class faculty train future business leaders through innovative teaching methods in a private school setting, providing students a firm foundation for a lifelong career. Mission

The Meinders School of Business prepares students to be socially responsible leaders in a global economy through teaching excellence and faculty scholarship in business practice and the disciplines. Faculty and students engage with the business community, local government, and regulatory agencies as part of the teaching-learning process. Degrees The Meinders School of Business offers the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Energy Management, and Master of Science in Energy Legal Studies. Business programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Faculty The faculty at the Meinders School of Business are teaching scholars dedicated to learning through the study and practice of business. They are accomplished writers and consultants with extensive experience in the business community. Ninety percent of the faculty hold doctorate degrees or the equivalent and regularly publish articles in professional and academic journals. Professors are accessible and their expertise covers the spectrum of the business and economic disciplines.


A Message from the Dean

It is a distinct privilege for me to serve as Dean of the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University. As a part of a liberal arts university, the Meinders School of Business and its faculty focus on teaching, academic and applied research, and community service.

Our primary undergraduate academic degrees include a Bachelor of Business Administration, with specific disciplines or specializations (majors) in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and business administration. We also have an undergraduate degree in software engineering.

Our graduate degrees include a Master of Science in Accounting, a Master of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Energy Management, a Master of Science in Energy Legal Studies, and we offer, in conjunction with OCU School of Law, a joint JD/MBA degree program. To facilitate rigorous instruction of this diverse set of educational programs requires an extraordinary faculty. This Meinders School of Business Faculty Guide is designed to provide insight into the academic backgrounds, areas of expertise, professional and research interests of our distinguished faculty. This guide also provides important contact information for each faculty member in the event you might desire to communicate with them regarding independent consulting or research. I hope you find this guide to be a useful tool in learning more about the high-quality faculty we have here in the Meinders School of Business. Should you wish to speak with me about any member of our faculty, or any of our academic programs, you may contact me at Warmest Regards,

Steven C. Agee, Ph.D. Dean and Professor of Economics Meinders School of Business Oklahoma City University


Table of Contents Accounting

Eddie Herron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Susan Jurney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Randy Murray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Evan Shough. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Technology and Software Engineering

Hyacinthe Aboudja. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ken Carlton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Robert Greve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Andy Khader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Noh Jin Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Chandrika Satyavolu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Economics & Finance

Steven Agee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Kyle Dean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Jacob Dearmon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Russell Evans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 James (Aixin) Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Mahmood Shandiz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ronnie Shaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jonathan Willner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Management, Marketing, & International Business Jason Flores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 James Guzak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Carol Howard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 J. Alexander Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Justin Wareham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Michael Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Masters Programs in Energy Management & Energy Legal Studies Sue Ann Arnall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Sabrina Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Debbie Fleming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Mitchell Gray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Andrea Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Matthew Paque. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Kim Parrish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Jacque Pearsall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Jennifer Prilliman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Bobby Wegener. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Meredith Wegener. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28


#2 in the nation for Accounting and Finance Degrees

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance The Meinders School of Business was ranked number two in the country in the 30 Great Small Colleges for an Accounting and Finance Degree list by the Master of Finance Degrees website. The rank order among the top 30 schools – out of a pool of more than 500 – was determined by consensus of Master of Finance Degrees staff, “based solely on the presence of innovative and exceptional programs.” The organization noted OCU’s Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation and stated that “many accounting firms, including the so called ‘big four’ audit firms which are Deloitte, PwC, Ernst and Young, and KPMG recruit Oklahoma City University graduates.” Students at OCU receive a higher level of learning and engagement inside the classroom, offering a unique environment built around the success of each individual. Our professors help students gain a higher connectedness to their course of study by practicing critical thinking and applied learning in real business situations, along with theories and principles related to business. 3


Eddward Herron

Assistant Professor of Accounting 405-208-6408

Education Ph.D. (Accounting) – Oklahoma State University M.Acc. (Accounting) – Southern Illinois University M.S.Ed. (Business Education) – Southern Illinois University B.S. (Business Administration) – Florida Southern College B.A. (Economics) – Southern Illinois University

Areas of Expertise Dr. Eddward T. Herron is an assistant professor of accounting in the MBA program, and develops/teaches courses in principles of fraud examination and forensic accounting. Before coming to OCU, he worked in regulatory auditing, banking supervision, fraud examination, and bank consulting for more than 22 years — both domestically for the Federal Reserve and internationally for the International Monetary Fund. Thereafter, he completed his Ph.D. in accounting at Oklahoma State University (graduating in July 2012) and has been teaching at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse campus, since August 2012. His goal is to help develop a master’s degree specialization in white-collar crime detection/prevention. Dr. Herron is a Commissioned Examiner by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner. His research interests are in auditor creativity, financial institution efficiency, and auditing in general. He also writes “case stories” based on his own experiences in auditing and fraud examination. He is married and enjoys devoting as much time as possible to family activities. Professional Activities Dr. Herron is a Commissioned Examiner by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (CE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


Susan Jurney

Assistant Professor of Accounting 405-208-5278

Education Ph.D., Accounting, Minor Psychology, University of Oklahoma M.B.A., University of Notre Dame B.B.A, Accounting, Oklahoma Christian University

Areas of Expertise Dr. Jurney specializes in teaching taxation and financial accounting. Her research interests are primarily judgment and decision making of taxpayers, tax professionals, and nonprofessional investors. Dr. Jurney’s research has been presented in numerous national academic conferences, such as the American Accounting Association annual meeting, American Taxation Association annual meeting, Accounting, Behavior and Organizations annual research conference, and the annual Behavioral Tax Symposium. Her research has been published in Advances in Accounting and The Tax Adviser. Her current research examining generational differences in perceptions of fairness and tax compliance attitudes has been cited in The New York Times. Before joining the faculty at Oklahoma City University, she was on the faculty at the University of Alabama and the University of Arkansas. Dr. Jurney has taught the following courses: Fundamentals of Tax I and II, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting I, and Tax Research. Professional Activities Dr. Jurney is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oklahoma. She is a member of the American Accounting Association, American Taxation Association, and Accounting, Behavior and Organizations. Dr. Jurney is serving as vice chair of the American Taxation Association 2017 Annual Meeting Program committee. Prior to entering academia, she was a financial analyst for IBM and spent three years in public accounting (working for Arthur Andersen).


Randy Murray

Clinical Professor of Accounting 405-208-5158

Education M.S., Accounting, Oklahoma City University B.S., Accounting, Oklahoma State University

Areas of Expertise As a practicing certified public accountant for 25 years, Randy gained expertise in a variety of areas including financial and managerial accounting. In addition, he developed areas of interest in valuation of businesses and passed the certified valuation analysis exam. He provided litigation support in many court cases as an expert witness. During Randy’s years of public practice, he gained valuable experience as an auditor and management consultant. Professional Activities Randy is a Certified Public Accountant and has been an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). He served for two years as the chair of the OSCPA Small Firms committee and has been an active member of the OSCPA’s Accounting Careers Committee for five years.


Evan Shough

Chair and Associate Professor of Accounting 405.208.5486

Education Ph.D., University of Oklahoma M.S., Oklahoma State University B.S., Oklahoma State University

Areas of Expertise Dr. Shough specializes in financial valuation of investments and companies. His other primary area of interest is internal control and security in information systems. His teaching includes Financial Accounting and Theory and Accounting Information Systems. His primary research interests are financial disclosure, valuation and pedagogical issues involving technology. Prior to his academic career, Shough worked in business software development. Before joining the faculty at Oklahoma City University, he spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Professional Activities Associate Professor Shough is a member of the American Accounting Association and Financial Executives International and faculty sponsor for the accounting club.


Technology and Software Engineering

Hyacinthe Aboudja Assistant Professor of Computer Science 405.208.5481

Education Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas M.S., Computational Mathematics, University of Arkansas M.S., Computer Engineering, University of Louisiana B.S., Electronics, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Areas of Expertise Dr. Aboudja specializes in computer architecture, performance analysis, bioinformatics and theory of computing. He teaches courses in computer system architecture, operating systems, theory of computing, data structures, programming languages and discrete mathematics. Professional Activities Assistant Professor Aboudja is a Professional member of IEEE, ACM and Toastmaster International.


Ken Carlton

Visiting Assistant Professor of Information Technology 405.208.5415

Education M.B.A., Business Administration, Illinois Institute of Technology B.A., Mathematics and Business Administration, Valparaiso University

Areas of Expertise Professor Carlton’s professional and academic focuses are on information technology project management, strategic planning, business process reengineering, vendor software package acquisition and implementation, business process modeling and long range planning. He has been a Professor of Information Technology at Oklahoma City for the last 15 years.

Professional Activities Professor Carlton has an extensive career in information technology. He has worked as a technology consultant, creating disaster-recovery plans, designing data communications networks and selected application software for many organizations. He was an information technology director for the Fleming Companies, as well as the information technology director for American Floral Services. Professor Carlton also has served on numerous advisory boards ranging from development of software products, data communications products, and computer hardware development. Two of these included projects in Boblingen, Germany and La Gaude France. Additionally, he has been published and quoted in numerous Information Technology trade journals.


Robert Greve

Assistant Dean for Assessment and Assurance of Learning Director of the Busey Institute for Enterprise and Leadership Associate Professor of Information Technology 405.208.5437

Education Ph.D., Management Information Systems, Oklahoma State University M.B.A., University of Central Oklahoma B.B.A., University of Central Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise Dr. Greve’s research has focused on knowledge work, information overload, interruptions, multi-tasking, and e-mail processing strategies. He has presented at numerous conferences and published research concerning how best for organizations and individuals to process e-mail. His current research focuses on how the use of mobile technology can affect and enhance events. Professional Activities Professor Greve is the founder of,, and, all of which are innovative audience response systems for use in the classroom and business worlds. He has led multiple successful teams in creation of business plans for the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition.


Andy Khader

Visiting Assistant Professor of Information Technology 405.208.5169

Education M.B.A., Business Administration – IT, Oklahoma City University B.A., Mathematics and Statistics, Mu’tah University

Areas of Expertise Mr. Khader has more than 20 years’ experience in the Information Technology field. He is an independent consultant and manages a familyowned computer consulting business. Professional Activities Visiting Assistant Professor Khader participates in computer shows and seminars in the area of computing, telecommunications, and electronics. He publishes and presents papers in the area of e-mail management, accounting information systems, and Islamic banking. He holds several certificates in computers and application, and sales and marketing.


Noh-Jin Park Assistant Professor of Computer Science 405.208.5105

Education Ph.D., Computer Science, Oklahoma State University M.A., Statistics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea B.A., Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Areas of Expertise Dr. Park specializes in two main areas. One is Risk Analysis (modeling, analysis and forecasting) on financial informatics, and the other is Defect/Fault Tolerance in semiconductor chip module (design, testing and diagnosis). Professional Activities Dr. Park currently serves as a reviewer of articles in Microprocessor and Microsystems, Elseviet, and in IEEE Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI. He has also served as a Session Chair in US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology.


Chandrika Satyavolu Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science 405.208.6052

Education Ph.D., University of Oklahoma M.S., Computer Science, San Jose State University B. S., Information and Communication Technology, Dhirubhai Ambani – Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT)

Areas of Expertise Dr. Satyavolu’s research is centered on wireless and mobile networks. Specifically, her work toward improving radio-frequency identification (RFID) protocol efficiencies earned her a Ph.D. Her past projects include calculation of red shift in galaxies (NASA Camcos Project), and developing algorithms for recommendation systems based on users’ media interests and viewer history (similar to Netflix). Dr. Satyavolu presented at the Globecom 2014 conference. Professional Activities Dr. Satyavolu is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She has worked for Danger Inc. (acquired by Microsoft), Wind River Systems (makers of the operating system used in the NASA Mars Rover and tiny devices), and more recently for Institutional Shareholder Services in Norman, Okla., where she implemented software as a service model.


Economics & Finance

Steven C. Agee Dean Professor of Economics 405.208.6111

Education Ph.D., Economics, University of Kansas M.S., Economics, University of Kansas B.B.A., Economics, University of Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise Dr. Agee is an economist specializing in energy policy, banking, monetary theory, and macroeconomic policy. Having served in the private sector for thirty years as President and COO of oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, Dr. Agee has the unique combination of academic and private industry experience to administer, teach, design and implement new programs and speaker’s series in the energy field. In addition, having served six years (20062011) on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch, the last three as its Chairman, Dr. Agee has enormous contacts and resources in the banking industry, and has taught Money & Banking at Oklahoma City University.

Professional Activities Dean Agee is President and COO of Agee Energy, LLC, a private oil and natural gas company in downtown Oklahoma City. Prior to forming his own company in 2006, Dr. Agee served as President and COO of XAE Corporation, a privately owned oil and gas company, from 1982 to 2005; and as President and COO of Lee & Agee, Inc., from 1988 to 2006. Dr. Agee joined the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in March 2006. He concluded a sixyear stint with the Fed in December 2011, having served the last three years as Chairman of the Oklahoma City Branch Board. He has served on the Board of Directors for the following organizations and additionally served as President of each Board: The Economic Club of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Society, Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB), the latter for which he served as Chairman for three years. Dr. Agee also served as Director and past Treasurer of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA). Dean Agee is currently a member of the Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable and serves on the following Boards of Directors/Trustees: The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Foundation, Allied Arts, and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF). Dean Agee is a member of the Fortune Club and is on the Board of El Sistema Oklahoma.


Kyle Dean

Associate Director of the Steven C. Agee Economic Research & Policy Institute Director of the Center for Native American and Urban Studies Assistant Professor of Economics 405.208.5418

Education Ph.D., Economics, Oklahoma State University B.B.A., Management Information Systems, University of Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise Dr. Kyle Dean is an experienced professional economist who provides economic analysis to government, business, and non-profit leaders throughout the region. Dr. Dean began consulting in 2005 and his client list includes some of Oklahoma’s most influential businesses and trade associations, including the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association (OIPA), the Oklahoma Bankers’ Association (OBA), the Oklahoma Telephone Association (OTA) and many others. He is best known for his comprehensive work with Oklahoma tribes, having completed the first ever estimate of the combined economic impacts from Oklahoma tribal activities. Professional Activities Dr. Dean is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Association of Business Economists.


Jacob Dearmon

Director of the Center for Data Analytics Associate Professor of Economics 405.208.5518

Education Ph.D., Economics, University of Oklahoma B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University

Areas of Expertise Dr. Dearmon specializes in macroeconomic development, spatial econometrics and modeling of higher education outcomes. He has published in journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and European Journal of Political Economy. His current research stream involves analyzing spatial processes using machine-learning techniques and he has applied these techniques to real-world issues found in the energy industry. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Dearmon spent a few years as a consultant developing computer applications for the oil and gas industry.

Professional Activities Associate Professor Dearmon has worked with the Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute to design and create an Oklahoma forecast model for the City of Oklahoma City. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon and the American Economic Association.


Russell Evans

Executive Director of the Steven C. Agee Economic Research & Policy Institute Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting and Policy Analysis Assistant Professor of Economics 405.208.6111 Education Ph.D., Economics, Oklahoma State University B.S., Economics, Oklahoma State University

Areas of Expertise Dr. Evans brings academic and business perspectives to his teaching and specializes in regional and fiscal economic forecasting, local analysis of fiscal systems, economic impact analysis, and custom policy modeling. His teaching interests include business statistics and econometrics, energy economics, labor economics, natural resource economics, and public finance. His academic research currently focuses on the jurisdictionalspecific burden of the residential property tax and empirical estimates of the effect of local externalities on property values.

Professional Activities Dr. Evans is the Executive Director of the Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute (ERPI), Director of the Center for Regional Economic Forecasting and Policy Analysis, and Assistant Professor of Economics. He is a Co-Founder Principal of the Economic Impact Group, LLC. As the Executive Director of ERPI he is involved in developing relationships with the business community and directing funded research projects.

Dr. Evans’ research involves issues important to local civic leaders including the economic and fiscal outlook for the OKC economy, the Oklahoma Consumer Sentiment Index, the Oklahoma Energy Index, and the economic impact of the state’s primary industries including oil and gas and Native American operations. In addition to his research being regularly cited in local and regional media outlets, Dr. Evans also speaks regularly to local audiences in regards to local and national economic conditions and policy. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the National Association for Business Economics, and the Missouri Valley Economic Association.


James (Aixin) Ma Associate Professor of Finance 405.208.5827

Education Ph.D., Finance, University of Massachusetts Amherst Candidate for MBA, Yale School of Management M.A., Political Science, University of New Orleans LL.B., Political Science, Beijing University Areas of Expertise Dr. Ma’s expertise is in the area of investments. Currently Dr. Ma’s research focuses on socially responsible investing. He studies the competitiveness of socially screened mutual funds vs. conventional mutual funds, as well as whether specific strategies such as green investing can generate competitive returns. Dr. Ma’s work has been presented at the Financial Management Association meetings, Eastern Finance Association annual meetings, Seoul International Derivatives Securities Conference, and various regional conferences. Dr. Ma has published in well-regarded academic journals including Financial Management and Journal of Applied Finance. His work on socially responsible investing has also been quoted by major business media such as, Bloomberg-BusinessWeek, and the Wealth Journal.

Professional Activities: Dr. Ma joined OCU after earning his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008. As a Ph.D. student, Dr. Ma was a winner of Lilly Teaching Assistantship, winner of University of Notre Dame “Ethical Dimensions in Business” Conference Scholarship, the Ph.D. representative on the School of Management Ph.D. Policy Committee and a resident manager of university family housing. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Ma spent one year as an MBA student at the Yale School of Management with Yale Scholarship Grant and Frederick T. Holliday and Frederick T. Holliday Jr. Memorial Scholarship. He joined Worldco L.L.C., a Wall Street startup financial services firm, immediately after his summer internship at the firm. He worked at Worldco as an NASD (now FINRA) certified equity trader with Series 7, Series 55 and Series 24 licenses from 1998 to 2002. Dr. Ma was a certified International Trade Representative at Henan Machinery Import and Export Corp. in China from 1990 to 1994. He led the company team to win the 1992 Provincial International Trade Knowledge Competition and was named Honor Employee for the achievement. He came to the United States to pursue graduate education in 1995.


Mahmood Shandiz

Professor of Management Science 405.208.5130

Education Diploma, Management and Leadership in Education Institute (MLE), Harvard University Master’s Certificate in Project Management, Project Management Institute (Oklahoma Chapter) and Oklahoma City University Postdoctoral Program, Management Science, University of California at Los Angeles Postgraduate Education, Statistics, Oklahoma State University Ph.D., Sociology, Oklahoma State University M.S., Social Development and Welfare, University of Tehran B.A., English, Pars College

Areas of Expertise Dr. Shandiz specializes in statistics, production operations, quantitative analysis, research methods, measuring performance in manufacturing, and organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, and international education. He has taught courses in the area of quantitative techniques, operations research, data analysis and computer applications, measuring performance, and organizational behavior, entrepreneurship and project management. In addition, he has extensive international teaching experience. Professional Activities Dr. Shandiz served as Senior Associate Dean in the business school for two decades. Shandiz has been involved in numerous research projects including marketing research and economic impact studies. Shandiz is widely published and has conducted sales/motivational seminars for middle managers for General Nutrition Corporation. His business and industry experience includes six years as regional sales director at General Nutrition Corporation.


Ronnie Shaw

Chair of Economics and Finance Professor of Finance 405.208.5283

Education Ph.D., Finance, University of Texas at Arlington M.S., Texas A&M University B.S., Texas A&M University

Areas of Expertise Dr. Shaw’s professional experience includes serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy, corporate management positions, entrepreneurial activities in the real estate investment industry and restaurant industry. He has lectured in England, Malaysia, Singapore, People’s Republic of China, British Columbia, and the United States of America. Dr. Shaw has published work in the Journal of Real Estate Research, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Finance, Public Budgeting and Finance, Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics, International Journal of Business, Accounting, and Finance and various practitioner oriented publications. His areas of interest include teaching of financial theory, concepts, practices and research in the areas of corporate finance, derivative securities, and real estate. Professional Activities Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking.


Jonathan Willner Professor of Economics 405.208.5133

Education Ph.D., Economics, Purdue University M.S., Economics, Purdue University B.S., Colorado State University

Areas of Expertise Dr. Willner specializes in three main areas: sports economics, international trade, and industrial organization. Additional areas of expertise are those related to intellectual property rights and natural disasters. His research in sports economics deals with the economic impacts of the Olympics and U.S. major league franchises. His industrial organization research deals with conglomerate effects in Korea as well as domestic issues associated with legal structures. He teaches courses in a variety of fields including international economics and game theory.

Professional Activities Professor Willner is a member of the American and Southern Economic Associations, Western Economics Association and is a former President of the Southwestern Economics Association. Dr. Willner has spoken at venues in Oklahoma City, numerous locations throughout the United States, Indonesia, China, Argentina, and Singapore. He has taught in numerous countries and done consulting work in Ukraine as well as Oklahoma City. He has published work in diverse outlets from academic journals such as The Journal of Economic Perspectives, The International Journal of Stress Management and Foreign Affairs, and more mainstream outlets such as PR News Asia (online journal), Korea Times, and Blueprints. He is actively engaged with undergraduate research assisting and mentoring students through published research in a variety of fields. He also serves on the Oklahoma City Bar Association’s Fee Grievance and Ethics Committee.


Management, Marketing & International Business

Jason Flores

Associate Professor of Marketing 405.208.5534

Education: Ph.D., Marketing, University of Texas – Pan American B.B.A., Management, University of Texas – Pan American

Areas of Expertise: Dr. Flores specializes in the marketing areas of strategy, sales, marketing communications, and ethics. His primary current research efforts focus on the impact of acculturation on salesperson performance and factors that impact co-created customer value, sources of value for customers that are unique to the customer participation context, and customer satisfaction. Dr. Flores has published research in the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Journal of Academic Ethics, and Journal of Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues. Additionally, he has presented his research at numerous regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Flores and his coauthors received the Distinguished Research Award from the Allied Academies (Academy of Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues) in 2013 for their research on Neuromarketing Ethics. His work on social factors that influence perceptions of service quality was selected as the recipient of the Jane K. Fenyo Best Paper Award for Student Research at the 2011 Academy of Marketing Science annual conference. He has taught courses in the areas of strategic marketing, marketing principles, integrated marketing communications, sales force leadership, consultative selling, and internal and external communications.

Professional Activities: Dr. Flores is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Marketing Educators Association. He has also worked as a small business consultant where he developed new marketing campaigns, managed existing marketing efforts, and guided new account development and existing account relationship marketing efforts.


James Guzak

Chair of Management and Marketing Associate Professor of Management 405.208.5740

Education Ph.D., Management, University of Texas at Arlington M.B.A., University of Nebraska M.S., Management, University of Dallas B. S., Business Administration, University of Nebraska

Areas of Expertise Dr. James (Jim) Guzak has more than 25 years of private sector business experience in a variety of industries, both manufacturing and service. Research interests include ethical decision making, use of affect and intuition in decision making, whistleblowing, and toxic leadership behaviors.

Professional Activities Dr. Guzak is a member of the Academy of Management, and the Association For Practical and Professional Ethics. He is also the faculty representative to OK Ethics, a state-wide business ethics consortium, and currently leads the Student Ethics Debate Team.


Carol Howard

Associate Professor of International Business and Marketing 405.208.5414 Education: Ph.D., International Business, Indiana University, Bloomington M.B.A., Marketing/Management/ Finance, California State University, Long Beach B.A., Marketing Management, University of Washington, Seattle

Areas of Expertise: Dr. Howard’s research focuses on global business operations. She has analyzed the linkage between the global automobile and the global shipping industries and investigated the effects of the growth of the EU and NAFTA upon international patterns of trade and investment. Her current research is focused on the global competitive strategies and related governance issues of the world’s largest transnational firms, plus the impact of crosscultural factors upon global business operations. Her academic interests reflect her earlier industry experience, which includes positions as a traffic control assistant and as a manufacturing manager.

Professional Activities: Dr. Howard is a member of the Academy of International Business, the European International Business Academy and the Academy of Management. She has presented refereed papers at major international conferences in both North America and Europe, and her peer-reviewed articles have appeared in U.S.- and European-based academic journals. Her international teaching activities have taken her to Canada, the UK, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, and China. She spent two summers serving as a visiting scholar at the Danish Summer Research Institute. She continues to serve as a reviewer for professional academic associations and as a reviewer and author of supplements for international business textbook publishers. She also contributed a chapter to Leadership in International Business Education and Research, one of several volumes in the Research in Global Strategic Management Series. Dr. Howard is a member of the Board of Directors of Cogent Information Analytics in Dallas.


J. Alexander Smith Associate Professor of Marketing 405.208.5114

Education Ph.D., Marketing and International Business, Saint Louis University M.B.A., Wayne State University B.B.A., Marketing, Wayne State University

Areas of Expertise Dr. Smith specializes in strategic marketing decisions using segmentation and media selection. He also researches areas of multicultural analysis and the impact of technology on business and education. Professional Activities Associate Professor Smith is a member of the American Marketing Association, Academy of International Business and acted most recently as the president of the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning. He works regularly as a consultant to help in small business development and has written articles for the Edmond Sun, Tulsa World, Norman Transcript and Lawton Constitution. He has published academic articles in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Multinational Business Review, Simulation and Gaming as well as other various publications.


Justin Wareham

Assistant Professor of Management 405-208-5109

Education Ph.D. Management, University of Utah M.Sc., Developmental Neuroscience, Yale University and University College London B.A., Psychology, University of British Columbia Areas of Expertise Justin Wareham specializes in management and employee behavior in organizations. His research interests include gender discrimination in the workplace, behavioral business ethics, employee stress and physiology, and leadership. He has published several academic articles in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, and has experience teaching courses on organizational behavior, leadership, and managerial negotiations. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies in organizational behavior, Justin has professional industry experience working for two years as an adolescent psychiatric counselor at the Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Professional Activities Justin Wareham is a member of the Academy of Management and Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In addition, he has also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.


Michael Williams

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Professor of Marketing 405.208.5589 Education: Ph.D., Marketing, Oklahoma State University M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, University of Oklahoma B.B.A., Marketing, University of Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise: Dr. Williams brings 28 years of business experience in marketing and research to his academic role and is an active consultant and board member for a number of organizations. He specializes in marketing performance issues: buyer-seller interactions, interpersonal influence, customer development and retention, organizational culture and communication, and the impacts of inter-functional integration. Professional Activities: Dr. William’s research has been presented in academic and professional meetings in the U.S. and Europe. Publications include 64 peer-reviewed journal, monograph, and proceedings publications including Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Quality Management Journal, and Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice. Mike has also co-authored 14 textbooks, served as special issue journal editor, and is active on journal editorial review boards as well as leadership roles in international academic conferences.

Dr. Williams has successfully generated over $3.2 million dollars in funded research grants including two multiyear National Science Foundation grants. He has also been recognized with numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, including: the 2014 Marvic Jolson Award for Best Contribution to Selling and Sales Management Practice for the Year 2013, The Caterpillar Faculty Scholar Award for Outstanding Scholarship, and AACSB’s Leadership in Innovative Business Education Award. Mike also received Mu Kappa Tau national honor society’s lifetime achievement award for outstanding scholarly contributions – only the fifth time this award had been given in the society’s 38 year existence.


Graduate Programs in Energy Management & Energy Legal Studies

Sue Ann Arnall Executive in Residence 405.208.5598

Education J.D., University of Tulsa B.A. in Economics, University of Tulsa

Areas of Expertise Sue Ann Arnall began her career in the oil industry while in high school. She worked as a landman for a lease broker, researching county records for title. Later, after graduation from law school, she worked for Unit Drilling and Exploration Company, and created and managed its first Natural Gas and Oil Marketing Department. Ms. Arnall also has created and managed natural gas and oil marketing departments for Continental Resources, Inc., where she worked for 17 years. During her work for Continental Resources, she created numerous marketing and transportation opportunities for both oil and gas production, building hundreds of miles of pipeline, rail terminals for transporting crude oil by rail, and exchange agreements with all of the major pipelines and refineries in the U.S. She also managed the hedging and futures trading for the company. While working in the energy industry, Ms. Arnall was active in trade associations, serving on both the board for OIPA, as crude oil committee chair, and the OERB, as treasurer. She helped lead the royalty in kind movement that resulted in the federal government marketing a large portion of its own oil and gas. She was a founding member of Save Domestic Oil, a national organization formed to curb trade violations by foreign national oil companies. Professional Activities Her personal interests include improving animal welfare in Oklahoma, and she was instrumental in passing Oklahoma legislation to regulate puppy mills. She is a member of the Central OK Humane Society and on the steering committee to form a horse rescue program in Oklahoma.


Sabrina A. Davis Adjunct Professor, Energy Legal Studies 405-208-5062

Education J.D., The University of Arizona M.A., Information Resources and Library Science, The University of Arizona B.A., Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Expertise Professor Davis is the Reference Librarian at the Chickasaw Nation Law Library at Oklahoma City University School of Law. Her areas of expertise include legal research and writing. Prior to becoming a librarian, Professor Davis practiced family law in Tucson, Arizona, and conducted research on court reforms in child abuse and neglect proceedings as part of The National Evaluation of the Court Improvement Program.

Professional Activities Professor Davis is a member of the State Bar of Arizona (currently inactive), the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), and the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL). She serves in an editorial capacity on three professional publications: (1) as Editor-in-Chief of MAALL Markings, the chapter newsletter for MAALL; (2) as Associate Editor for Technical Services Law Librarian (TSLL), the official newsletter for the Technical Services Special Interest Section of AALL; and (3) as a member of the Board of Editors for Legal Reference Services Quarterly (LRSQ), a professional journal for law librarians.


Deborah S. Fleming Executive in Residence for Energy Programs Adjunct Professor of Finance 405.208.5597

Education M.B.A. in Finance, The University of Tulsa B.S.B. in Finance, Oklahoma City University Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)

Areas of Expertise Debbie Fleming most recently served as vice president and treasurer of SemGroup Corporation and Rose Rock Midstream in Tulsa. She joined SemGroup in 2010 and was responsible for the refinancing of the company after it emerged from a very public and complex bankruptcy. In 2011, Fleming financed, and assisted in, the initial public offering of Rose Rock Midstream, the company’s MLP, comprised of domestic crude oil storage and marketing assets. She was also responsible for the company’s corporate finance, banking, cash management, and insurance functions. Fleming completed this assignment in February 2012.

Before joining SemGroup, Fleming was vice president and treasurer of OGE Energy Corporation where she was responsible for the corporate finance group encompassing treasury and banking operations, cash forecasting, financial planning, business unit budgeting, investor relations, and pension plan/401-K oversight. Fleming also gained experience as the assistant treasurer and other corporate financial roles during her 18 year career with for Williams. Her primary responsibilities were for the bank and rating agency relationships, all debt and equity product structuring and negotiations, debt compliance, cash flow forecasting, capital markets derivatives and FX decisions along with investments and plan options for the company’s pension and 401-K plans.


Mitchell Gray

Adjunct Professor, Energy Legal Studies 405-208-0578

Education B.A., University of Oklahoma 1982 J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1988

Areas of Expertise Gray is currently working at American Eagle Title Group as a real estate title examiner. He previously worked as an oil and gas title examiner in Midland, Texas before deploying to Camp Bucca, Iraq as an Army Officer in 20072008 where he was awarded the Iraqi Campaign Ribbon, The Global War on Terrorism medal, the National Defense Medal with bronze star and several other awards and commendations. Gray previously served state-side during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. After a stint as a military recruiter he returned to Oklahoma and worked as a petroleum land man on projects in Texas and Oklahoma including a billion dollar acquisition and divesture project between Devon Energy and a Japanese Firm. In addition to teaching oil and gas law he has been a requested speaker and commentator on international energy topics especially concerning the Middle East and Mexico. In 2014 he advised a delegation of energy officials from Tanzania concerning Chinese oil and gas investments in Africa and Chinese negotiating strategies tied to their national oil companies and banks. Gray’s first book, I Heard You Were Going on Jihad (Mills Press) describes his experiences in combating terrorism as an information source to the FBI. Professional Activities Oklahoma Bar Association Texas Bar Association


Andrea M. Martin Adjunct Professor Energy Legal Studies 405.812.8132

Education J.D., Oklahoma City University B.A., Mass Communications, Oklahoma City University

Areas of Expertise Martin specializes in real property law, primarily the areas of land titles and the title insurance industry. Her experience is based on more than 14 years in the title insurance industry as an abstractor, researcher, insurance underwriter and attorney for various companies including Capitol Abstract, Stewart Abstract and Title and currently as general counsel for American Eagle Title Insurance Group, LLC. As counsel for American Eagle, Martin advises closing offices, attorneys and agents statewide on clearance of real property titles, Native American land title issues, underwriting, and claim matters. Professional Activities Martin is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, active member of the Real Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar, and American Bar Associations. Martin is licensed by the State of Oklahoma Abstractor’s Board as an abstractor for Coal, Creek, Johnston, Lincoln, Logan, Oklahoma, and Tulsa counties. She is also a licensed title insurer by the State of Oklahoma Insurance Department and an approved agent attorney for various national insurers such as Fidelity National Title Company, First American Title Insurance Company, Old Republic National Title Co., and American Eagle Title Insurance Company. Martin has spoken before various realtor, lender, and legal organizations regarding varying topics of Oklahoma land titles and Oklahoma property law matters.


Matthew Paque Adjunct Professor, Energy Legal Studies 405-802-4179

Education J.D., University of Oklahoma B.A., Oklahoma City University

Areas of Expertise Professor Paque is currently Of Counsel at the law firm of McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City. He represents clients in the energy, chemical, manufacturing, and transportation sectors on environmental issues including civil enforcement, auditing, litigation, permitting, workplace safety, air quality, water quality, waste handling and disposal, and Superfund/CERCLA matters. He has represented clients before the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several other regulatory agencies throughout the U.S. Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, Professor Paque served as assistant general counsel at Tronox, a publicly traded global mining and chemical manufacturing corporation, where he held a key role in overseeing compliance, risk management, and business management activities of the company.

Professor Paque began his legal career as an attorney for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. At the ODEQ, he was promoted to the position of Attorney Supervisor for the Air Quality Division and was responsible for a variety of counseling activities, including enforcement, permitting and rulemaking matters. Professional Associations Professor Paque serves as an officer of the Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law Section and is an active member of the Oklahoma Mineral Lawyers Society and the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.


Kim Parrish

Adjunct Professor Energy Legal Studies & Energy Management 405.219.1851

Education J. D., Oklahoma City University School of Law M.P.A., Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government B.S., Oklahoma State University

Areas of Expertise After serving as an Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney, Judge Parrish was in private practice for fourteen years with the firm of Derryberry, Quigley, Parrish and Solomon before his appointment as a federal administrative law judge in 1995. He is the co-editor of The Harvard Guide to Influential Books, and author of the national award-winning Cowboy Up-John Smith Leads the Legendary Oklahoma State Cowboys To Their Greatest Season Ever. He is currently working diligently on his third book! Judge Parrish has taught, written and practiced in the areas of negotiation, mediation, dispute resolution and public diplomacy for more than 30 years. He also serves as a lead instructor for incoming federal administrative law judges, and has spoken in numerous continuing professional programs in the area judicial administration throughout his career. Professional Associations Judge Parrish is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, and licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma. He is also a member of the Association of Administrative Law Judges, and a life member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.


Jacque Pearsall Adjunct Professor Energy Legal Studies

Education J.D., Mississippi College School of Law B.S., Oklahoma State University

Areas of Expertise Ms. Pearsall has been engaged in the practice of law for 24 years. She is licensed in the energy rich states of Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas. In addition to her legal expertise, she is licensed as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. She has acted as in-house council for a Fortune 500 Company and Director of Human Resource Compliance for Kerr McGee Corporation.

Currently she is a co-owner and General Counsel of Spectrum Energy Management LLC, an energy brokerage company. For the past 6 years she has performed work as a title attorney and has assisted clients in making complex determinations of “held by production� evaluation of land records, lease provisions, and statutory schemes. Ms. Pearsall is also an adjunct professor for Oklahoma City University as part of its newly created Masters in Energy Program. She is both a published author and frequent speaker. Ms. Pearsall combines extensive experience with a creative approach and a genuine enthusiasm in meeting the needs of her clients.


Jennifer Prilliman Adjunct Professor Energy Legal Studies 405.208.5174

Education M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma J.D., University of Oklahoma B.A., English, University of Central Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise Jennifer Prilliman is the Associate Director of the Oklahoma City University Law Library. Her research interests include legal information literacy and instruction, copyright law, access to justice, and ethics. She is a law library professor at the Oklahoma City University School of Law teaching both Advanced Legal Research and Oklahoma Legal Research for Practice. Professional Activities Prilliman is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association serving as the Co-Chair for the Law Day Committee and a member of 2013-2014 OBA Leadership Academy. She serves as Vice President/President Elect of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries. She is also a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court.


Bobby Wegener Adjunct Professor Energy Management

Education J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law B.B.A., Texas A & M University

Areas of Expertise Robert “Bobby” Wegener manages oil and gas mineral assets focused on the mid-continent U.S.; develops and invests in U.S. energy prospects, particularly oil and gas minerals; analyzes, acquires and develops oil and gas production in the mid-continent U.S.; supervises and directs management of assets in the financial markets. Bobby Wegener previously served as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Energy, Oklahoma’s chief energy advisor for Governor Brad Henry, focusing on oil and gas, power generation and alternative energy issues at the state and national level. Professional Activities He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar. He serves on the Humphreys Fund’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee. He is an Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and a Master in the William J. Holloway Inn of Court.


Meredith A. Wegener Director of Graduate Energy Programs Assistant Professor of Business and Energy Law 405.208.5593 Education LL.M., New York University J.D., with honors, University of Oklahoma B.A., Trinity University

Areas of Expertise Professor Wegener teaches in the Energy Management, Energy Legal Studies, MBA and BBA programs. The intersection of law, energy and policy serves as the primary foundation of her research agenda. For example, her article, Drilling Down: New York, Hydraulic Fracturing, and the Dormant Commerce Clause, examines the issues surrounding unconventional drilling for shale gas in New York and the national implications as seen through the lens of the United States Constitution. Professor Wegener has made multiple presentations to professional organizations concerning the findings of her research and their policy implications. She has published articles critically analyzing issues in both contracts and torts. She is currently working on research for articles that examine the regulatory, legal and ethical components of the energy industry. Professor Wegener is a graduate of Trinity University and graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and was selected as a member of Order of the Coif. She served as managing editor and founding board member of the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology, and the president of the Board of Advocates. As a lawyer, Professor Wegener went into practice at Gum, Puckett & Mackechnie (formerly Spradling, Alpern & Gum) where her practice entailed commercial litigation, oil and gas, trucking and administrative law litigation, and insurance defense. Professor Wegener obtained her Master of Laws from New York University School of Law where she was a Comfort Scholar and was awarded the Seymour Goldstein Memorial Prize. After earning her LL.M. from NYU, Professor Wegener taught for two years as a visiting associate professor at OU Law School in Contracts, Torts and Secured Transactions. Professional Activities She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar. She is a member of the Junior League, serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma County Bar Foundation, and on the Westminster Women’s Team; and is a former barrister in the William J. Holloway Inn of Court.



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