Master of Business Communication
Master of Business Communication Faculty
Lisa Abendroth, Ph.D.
Assistant professor in marketing in the Opus College of Business. Research focus on consumer purchase and repurchase decisions. Recent work on consumer decisions and online auctions. Ph.D. Duke University.
Nakeisha Ferguson, Ph.D.
Assistant professor in marketing in the Opus College of Business. Research focus on advertsing, urban and multicultural marketing communications. Recent work on ethics and target marketing. Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin.
Current director of global events and motor sports for General Mills, Inc. Responsible for corporate events, partnerships and NASCAR. Previous General Mills management roles include director of global consumer promotion for Switzerland and consumer promotion group of the Big G division. M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University.
Recent partner in Himle Horner, Inc., a public relations and public affairs firm. Former vice president/general manager of Hill and Knowlton/Minnesota, chief of staff to Senator Durenberger and managing editor of Sun Newspapers.
Adjunct faculty. Founder and managing director, Karwoski & Courage, an operating division of Martin/Williams. Manages programs designed to create and build reputation for companies, including 3M Health Care, 3M Dental, U.S. Bancorp, Rubbermaid, the Stroh Brewery Company, Koch Industries and Gold'n Plump Poultry. Author of CPR for Business. M.A., University of Wisconsin: Superior.
Daryl Koehn, Ph.D.
Professor, UST Ethics & Business Law faculty. Holds an M.B.A. Northwestern University, IL and Ph.D from University of Chicago. Current research includes corporate governance, nature of integrity and aesthetic dimensions of ethical behavior.
Romain Lorentz, J.D.
Adjunct faculty, UST Ethics and Business Law. J.D., University of Orléans, Orléans, France
LL.M. in comparative law, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, and University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas. J.S.D., doctorate in private comparative law, University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas.
Michael Porter, Ed.D.
Director of the MBC program within the Opus College of Business. Previous experience in business, consulting, marketing and communications with a wide variety of industries applying tactics domestically and internationally. Holds accreditation from PRSA. Has taught UST marketing and entrepreneurship courses and for the Mass Communications Dept. at St. Cloud State University. M.B.A. and Ed.D., University of St. Thomas.
Thomas Ressler, Ph.D.
Associate professor UST Operations & Supply Chain faculty. Holds a Ph.D. in operations research from the University of Minnesota. Current research specialties include applications of statistics and mathematics for management decision making.
Aaron Sackett, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, UST Marketing faculty, holds a B.A., St. Olaf College and an M.S., M. Phil. and Ph.D., from Yale University. He has a particular interest in how audience perceptions of time passage changes depending on the presenter.
John Spry, Ph.D.
Associate professor of business economics. UST Finance department. Holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of Rochester. Current research interests include: State and local taxation, tax incidence of state lottery games, the effects of income and casino competition on charitable gambling.
Design specialist in Organizational Development and Training with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Previously assistant professor in communications and administrative fellow in the Center for Conflict and Change. M.A. University of Montana.