Faculty & Research

Faculty & Research

Faculty Specialties

Opus College of Business faculty are specialists in a wide range of business topics. They are often called upon by the media and private businesses to lend opinions or advice in their particular areas knowledge.

Please see the list of Opus College of Business faculty and their corresponding areas of expertise listed below.

Accounting

Diane Matson
Brian Shapiro

Education

Richard Sathe

International

Shirley Polejewski

Social Issues

Brian Shapiro
Richard Sathe


Advertising

Lorman Lundsten


Anti-Trust

Mark Spriggs

Forensic Economics

Charles "Mel" Gray


Auditing

Diane Matson


Banking

International

Sunil Mohanty


Business Education

Phil Anderson

Adult

Sharon Gibson

Distance

Dawn Elm
Frederick Wenzel

Lifelong

Richard Rexeisen

Self-Development

Patricia Hedberg

Service Learning

Ernest Owens

Student-managed Investment Funds

Mary Schmid Daugherty

Technology

Richard Kunkel


Business Law

Richard Kunkel
Susan Marsnik
Dawn Swink
John Wendt

Identity Theft

Dawn Swink

Privacy

Susan Marsnik

Sports and Entertainment Contracts

John Wendt

Copyright Issues

Susan Marsnik


Careers

Development

Teresa Rothausen-Vange

Meaningful Work

Dawn Elm

Work-Life Balance

Teresa Rothausen-Vange


Communication

Ritch Sorenson


Competition

Jack Militello

Strategy

Charles "Mel" Gray


Conflict Management

Ritch Sorenson

Consumer Decision Making

Christopher Puto


Corporate Finance

Heino Beckmann
Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale

Analyst Estimates and Forecasts

Sergey Barabanov

Capital Budgeting

Heino Beckmann

Corporate Treasury Management

Michael F. Sullivan

Emerging Markets

Lalith Samarakoon

Financial Performance

John McVea

Financial Reporting

Diane Matson

Fixed Income Securities

Thadavillil (Nathan) Jithendranathan

Sarbanes Oxley

Ron James


Corporate Management

Mike Evers
Ernest Owens

Change Management

Phil Anderson

Leadership and Followership

Patricia Hedberg

Effects on Employee Creativity

Laura Dunham

Transitions

Mick Sheppeck
Jack Militello


Derivaties

Derivative Markets

Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale

Derivative Securities

Thadavillil (Nathan) Jithendranathan

Derivatives

David Vang


E-Commerce

Legal Issues

Richard Kunkel
Dawn Swink


Economic Markets (Domestic)

Capital Markets

Mary Schmid Daugherty
Sunil Mohanty

Economic Development

Thomas Musil

Housing Markets & Economics

George Karvel

Market Microstructure

Sergey Barabanov

U.S. Economy

David Vang


Economic Markets (International)

Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale

Emerging Markets

Thadavillil (Nathan) Jithendranathan


Employment

Mick Sheppeck
Teresa Rothausen-Vange

Legal Issues

Dawn Swink

Recruiting and Selection

Teresa Rothausen-Vange

Performance Management

Patricia Hedberg
Mick Sheppeck

Spirituality at the Workplace

Dawn Elm

Telecommuting

Dawn Swink

Attitude Management

Teresa Rothausen-Vange

Retention

Teresa Rothausen-Vange


Engineering

Sameer Kumar


Emerging Business

Jay Ebben

New Product Development

Sameer Kumar

Scientifically Pioneering Businesses

John McVea


Entrepreneurship Strategy

John McVea
David Vang
Jay Ebben
Alec Johnson
Laura Dunham

Franchising

Mark Spriggs

Opportunity Recognition

Laura Dunham

Resource Acquisition in Entrepreneurship

Laura Dunham

Small Group Decision Making


Entrepreneurship Financing

Jay Ebben
Alec Johnson

Creative Industries

Charles "Mel" Gray

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

Kenneth Goodpaster
Robert Kennedy
Jamal Al-Khatib
Richard Rexeisen
Dawn Elm
John McVea
John Spry

Executive Compensation

Jane Saly

In Entrepreneurship

Laura Dunham

Morality

Kenneth Goodpaster

Nonprofit Organizations

Charles "Mel" Gray


Family Business

Mary Schmid Daugherty
Alec Johnson
Ritch Sorenson


Fraud Detection

Diane Matson


Gender and Diversity Issues

Teresa Rothausen-Vange


Governance

Sunil Mohanty
Dawn Elm
Kenneth Goodpaster
Mike Evers
Charles "Mel" Gray

Health Care Organizations

Frederick Wenzel


Health Care Management

Frederick Wenzel


Human Resources

Jack Militello
Mick Sheppeck
Teresa Rothausen-Vange


Information Technology

Sameer Kumar
Ernest Owens

Data Privacy

Brian Shapiro


International Business

Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale

Contracts

Susan Marsnik

Global Business Values

Kenneth Goodpaster


Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)

Pricing and Performance

Sergey Barabanov

Class Action Litigation

Sergey Barabanov


Intellectual Property

Susan Marsnik


Leadership

Jack Militello
Ritch Sorenson

Leader Development

Teresa Rothausen-Vange


Manufacturing


 


Marketing

Christopher Puto

Ethics

Lorman Lundsten

International

Jamal Al-Khatib
Christopher Puto

Products

Lorman Lundsten

Research

Dave Brennan

Retail

Dave Brennan

Services and Nonprofit

Lorman Lundsten


Operations

Supply Chain Management

Sameer Kumar


Personal Finance

Portfolio Management

Mary Schmid Daugherty
Michael F. Sullivan


Public Finance

Thomas Musil
David Vang
John Spry

Sports Stadiums

John Wendt

Nonprofit Organizations

Charles "Mel" Gray


Quality Management

Phil Anderson
Sameer Kumar


Real Estate

Thadavillil (Nathan) Jithendranathan

Development

George Karvel
Tom Musil

Legal Issues

Richard Kunkel

Professional Practices

Sunil Mohanty
Tom Musil


Retail Industry

Dave Brennan

Discount Merchandising

Jamal Al-Khatib

Shopping Behavior

Dave Brennan

Shopping Centers/Mall of America

Dave Brennan


Risk Management

Alternative Risk Financing

Peter Young

Financial

Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale

International Finance

Heino Beckmann

Organizational

Peter Young

Process Modeling and Optimization

Sameer Kumar

Project Management

Ernest Owens

Risk Pooling

Peter Young


Sales

Richard Rexeisen

Taxation

John Spry


Valuations

Asset Pricing

Thomas Musil

Asset Pricing in Emerging Capital Markets

Lalith Samarakoon

Business Valuation

David Vang

Equity Valuation

Mary Schmid Daugherty

Value Creation

Heino Beckmann

Forensic Economics

Charles "Mel" Gray


Workforce Readiness

Ernest Owens