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Dean, Ohio University College of Business

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Hugh Sherman

Office: Copeland 614D
Email: shermanh@ohio.edu

Homepage: N/A
Departments: Brazil Executive MBA, Executive Team, Office of Dean, Professional MBA

PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1995. Major: Strategic management. Minor: International business. Dissertation: Determinants of the extent of corporate change and the speed of reorientation.

MBA, Northeastern University, Boston, 1974. Finance concentration.

BA (with honors), Guelph University, Ontario, Canada, 1972. Economics and finance.

  • Corporate governance
  • international business
  • entrepreneurship/economic development

Founder and operations director, International Footwear (1984-1994).

Consultant, small and medium sized businesses.

Specialist in developing direct mail and retail outlets for firms.

Vice President of Marketing, SMH Corporation, a large Swiss watch and electronics manufacturer (1974-1986). From 1983-1986, was responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for a $50 million division. Also involved with assisting North American group president in developing strategic marketing and operational plans for the U.S. market.

Associate Dean, Professor of Operations Management

Ken Cutright

Office: Copeland 614F
Phone: 740-593-2081
Fax: 740-593-4489
Email: cutright@ohio.edu

Homepage: http://www.ohio.edu/people/cutright
Department: Brazil Executive MBA, Executive Team, Full-Time MBA, Management Systems Department, Office of the Dean Professional MBA

PhD, West Virginia University, 1990. Industrial engineering. MS, West Virginia University, 1976. Mathematics. BS, Glenville State College, 1969. Mathematics.

  • Simulation software
  • Innovative teaching methods

Consulting work.

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Will Lamb

William B. Lamb

Office: Copeland 514D
Phone: 740-593-2068
Email: lambw@ohio.edu

Homepage: -
Departments: Management Systems Department

PhD, Virginia Tech, 1997, Strategic Management.

MEd, University of Virginia, 1988, Instructional Technology.

BA, University of Virginia, 1986, Anthropology.

Knowledge management, technology management, and the birth and growth of higher technology industries. Prior research has also focused on the link between financial performance and Corporate Social Performance

Three years designing and developing training materials at Arthur Andersen's Center for Professional Education in St. Charles, Illinois.

Executive development and training sessions in a variety of business and governmental settings.

General Manager of WUVA, a student owned and -operated radio station at the University of Virginia.

Managed a camera shop for Ritz Camera Centers while in graduate school.

Emeriti Associate Professor of Management Systems

Ed Yost

Office: Copeland Copeland 514D
Phone: 740-593-9319
Fax: 740-593-1388
Email: yost@ohio.edu

Homepage: http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~yost/
Department: Professional PMBA

Strategic management education and development, organizational learning, development and directed change, strategic human resource management, global human resource management.

  • E-Business Strategy and Models
  • IT Trends and Best Practices
  • Leadership & Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Development & Change Management

The Corporate MBA Program, a collaborative project between Ohio University College of Business and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the electric utility of Malaysia. Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, development and delivery of a corporate MBA program. Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a strategic shift to SBU structures of the core businesses. Institut Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia, development of a curriculum in human resource management. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, need assessment, design and delivery of training on team building as mandated by the US Department of Energy. State of Ohio, Department of Taxation, facilitator of joint labor-management committee training; design, implementation, and evaluation of a flexible work hours program. City of Columbus, development of a performance appraisal system. Bob Evans Farm Foods, Inc., development of a training program for restaurant managers; development and implementation of a behaviorally-anchored performance appraisal system; development of a manpower plan. Development and implementation of an MBO program.

Chair, Marketing Department

Chris R. Moberg

Office: Copeland 209
Email: moberg@ohio.edu

Homepage: N/A
Departments:Executive Team, Full-Time MBA, Marketing Department, Office of the Dean, Professional MBA

DBA, Cleveland State University, 2000., MBA, Miami University, 1989., BBA, University of New Mexico, 1988.

  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics performance
  • Services marketing
  • Sales effectivenes
  • Sport marketing
  • Marketing education
  • Ethics

Sales manager; and owner of a small chain of retail sportswear stores.

Professor, Management Information Systems

Hao Lou

Office: Copeland 226
Phone: 740-593-1799
Fax: 740-597-1676
Email: lou@ohio.edu

Department: Brazil Executive MBA, Management Information Systems Department, Professional MBA

Ph.D. in MIS, University of Houston, 1993.

  • IT outsourcing to rapidly developing economies (RDEs)
  • Business Process Outsourcing vs. Development Outsourcing
  • Process Integration between supplier and customer
  • Critical mass diffusion of interactive communication technology innovations
  • Relationships among perceived innovation characteristics and adoption decisions
  • Differences in its adoption across cultures and across genders

Teaching fellow at the National Center for Industrial and Scientific Management at Dalian (NCISMD), China.

Professor, Management Systems

Clarence H Martin

Office: Copeland 232
Email: martinc@ohio.edu

Homepage: http://aspnet.cob.ohio.edu/martinc
Departments: Management Systems Department, Professional MBA

PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1978. Operations research, MS, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1976. Operations research, MS, Ohio University, 1974. Industrial and systems engineering, BS, Ohio University, 1969. Mathematics.

  • Applications of operations research methods to industrial problems. Simulation of production/service facilities as teaching tool.

Consulted in the areas of strategic planning and scheduling for Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Libbey-Owens-Ford, LTV Steel, USX and Sumitomo Metals Ltd. Also consulted in other areas for Paine Webber, EDS, Whirlpool and NASA.

Associate Professor

Robert (Zeke) H. S. Sarikas

Office: Copeland 628
Email: sarikas@ohio.edu

Homepage: N/A
Departments: OUCC 13 Faculty, Professional MBA, School of Accountancy

PhD, University of Illinois, 1992, Accountancy and taxation, MAS, University of Illinois, 1988, Accountancy, MPA, University of Texas, 1980, Taxation, BBA, University of Oklahoma, 1978, Accountancy

  • International accounting
  • taxation, and business
  • Country specializations include China, India, Russia, and Vietnam.
  • Industry specializations include electric power, and oil and gas exploration and production.

Certified Public Accountant with experience as a tax professional working for an international accounting firm (Arthur Andersen & Co), in Houston, Texas

Faculty member at Ohio University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (visiting), Boise State University, the University of Texas (visiting), and Loyola University of Chicago.

Overseas teaching assignments in China, England, India, Russia, and Vietnam.

Consulting assignments in financial accounting, management accounting, and taxation. These assignments include work in Russia, the United States, and Vietnam.

Air Force officer serving in an ICBM unit of the Strategic Air Command.

Professor, Accounting

Toby Stock

Office: Copeland 526
Email: stockt@ohio.edu

Homepage: http://aspnet.cob.ohiou.edu/stockt/Home.htm
Departments: Professional MBA, School of Accountancy

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995, M.Acc., Miami University, 1984, B.S., Miami University, 1983

  • Effects of taxation of corporate decision-making.
  • Effects of taxation on merger and acquisition structure and pricing.

Ohio University, 2001-current

University of Colorado at Boulder, 1995-2001

Miami University, 1987-89

Arthur Andersen & Co., 1984-87


Kevin Aspegren

Office: Copeland 401C
Email: aspegren@ohio.edu

Homepage: -
Departments:Full-Time MBA, Integrated FALL MBA,Simonyi Program in Hungary, The Voinovich School for Leadership & Public Affairs

Associate Professor of Operations Management

M. Khurrum S. Bhutta

Office: Copeland 212
Fax: 740-593-9342
Email: bhutta@ohio.edu

Homepage: http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~bhutta
Departments:Full-Time MBA, Management Systems Department

• Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington • Aug. 2001 Major Area: Production and Operations Management • Minor Area: Management of Information Systems • PhD Dissertation: “Global Supply Chains: An Integrated Location, Production, Distribution and Investment Model for a Multinational Corporation Operating under varying Exchange Rates and Tariff Structures” • • MBA Lahore University of Management Sciences • Jun. 1996 Major Areas: Production and Operations Management & Marketing • MBA Thesis: “Feasibility of opening a new HKB store in Defence, and conducted market research to determine consumer perceptions” • • B.Sc. Engineering University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan • Jun. 1993 Major Area: Mechanical Engineering • BSc. Engineering Project: Aspects of Pollution Control in the Cement Industry: An in-depth analysis of the Pollution problems caused by Cement production processes in context of Pakistani Cement industry.

Global Supply Chain Management, Supplier Selection, Small and Medium Enterprises, Efficient Consumer Response, Benchmarking


Associate Professor

E Ann Gabriel

Office: Copeland 524
Phone: 740-593-2019
Email: gabriele@ohio.edu

Homepage: N/A
Departments: School of Accountancy

PhD, Ohio State University, 1993.

BBA, University of Michigan, 1971

The impact of market frictions on information signals in the product and capital markets.

Prior to entering the PH.D. program, Ann served as a general practice manager with Coopers & Lybrand (1971-1984) and as controller of ChemLawn Corporation (1984-1989).

Before joining Ohio University in Fall 2001, she was an assistant professor at the Universtiy of Notre Dame where she was named the Cargill Faculty Scholar for the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 academic years.

Ann is a CPA and member of the AAA, AICPA, OSCPA, and IMA.

Executive Director, The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre at Ohio University; The Ralph and Luci Schey Professor of Sales and Executive-in-Residence, Marketing Department

Kenneth L. Hartung

Office: Copeland 201A
Phone: 740-593-9328
Email: hartung@ohio.edu

Homepage: N/A
Departments: Marketing Department, The Sales Centre

Bachelor’s degree in business administration (1969) - Ohio University

MBA (1970) - Ohio University.


Twenty years of sales, marketing and business development experience, eight years of supply chain management experience and two years of corporate planning experience.

O’Bleness Chair and Professor of Operations Management

Faizul Huq

Office: Copeland 512
Phone: 740-593-9352
Email: huq@ohio.edu

Homepage: http://faculty.cob.ohiou.edu/huq/
Departments:Executive MBA, Management Systems Department


Operations Scheduling, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management and Logistics


Assistant Professor of Marketing

Yong J. Wang

Office: Copeland 638
Phone: 740-593-1987
Email: wangy@ohio.edu

Homepage: http://aspnet.cob.ohio.edu/wang
Departments: Marketing Department

Ph.D. in Marketing/International Business, University of Texas - Pan American, 2007

Online Shopping, Web Aesthetics, Consumer Trends

Dr. Yong Wang is an assistant professor of marketing at Ohio University since 2007. He teaches Marketing Principles (MKT 240), Professional Selling Techniques (MKT 358), Marketing Research (MKT 379), Business-to-Business Marketing (MKT 425/525), International Marketing (MKT 441/541), and Marketing Strategy (MKT 463).

Prior to teaching at Ohio University, Dr. Wang had research and managerial experiences in international organizations and private consulting firms. His consulting expertise includes international marketing research, cross-border trade and FDI, cross-cultural negotiations, strategic planning and branding, and B2B relationship marketing.

Professor of Accountancy

David Kirch

Office: Copeland 326
Phone: 740-593-9321
Email: kirch@ohio.edu

Homepage: http://aspnet.cob.ohiou.edu/kirch
Departments: Brazil Executive MBA, Full-Time MBA, Integrated Fall MBA, School of Accountancy

PhD, Penn State University.

Problem based learning and emotional intelligence

Teacher of accounting at Kent State University.

CPA for 13 years (for Ernst & Young, for a small firm in Las Vegas, and for his own firm in Las Vegas).

Assistant Professor Management Information Systems

Vic Matta

Office: Copeland 228
Phone: 740-593-0656
Email: matta@ohio.edu

Homepage: http://cob.ohio.edu/matta
Departments: Full-Time MBA, Management Information Systems Department

Ph.D., 2008, Industrial Systems, Ohio University (Dissertation: A Study of Antecedents of Adoption of Radio Frequency identification Systems in Supply Chain Organizations)

M.S., 1995, Ohio University Areas of Concentration: Industrial Systems, Neural Networks

Online Feedback Systems, Motivations, RFID Systems, Technology Adoption, MIS Curriculum Development, Supply Chain Management/p>

IT Project Management, Systems Administration, Database Administration

Professor of Management Information Systems

Raymond Frost

Office: Copeland 224
Phone: 740-593-2902
Email: frostR@ohio.edu

Homepage: -
Departments: Honors Tutorial, Management Information Systems Department

PhD, 1992, University of Miami. Business administration with computer information systems concentration

MS, 1986, University of Miami. Computer science

BA, 1983, Swarthmore College. Philosophy

Electronic commerce, Database Design, Pedagogy

Resource manager for Information Resources Department, University of Miami

Consultant for American Express and INFOTEC (Mexico

Professor Marketing Department

Catherine N. Axinn

Office: Copeland 201C
Phone: 740-593-2084
Email: axinn@ohio.edu

Homepage: -
Departments: Full-Time MBA, Marketing Department, The Sales Centre

PhD, Michigan State University (MSU), 1985. Marketing, with supporting fields in international business, communication, and economics.

MBA, MSU, 1979. Transportation and logistics management

BA, MSU, 1971. Multidisciplinary social sciences (psychology & sociology)

Factors affecting firm performance -- especially in export markets, and pedagogical innovations in business education

Director of Marketing and General Administration, Mass Transportation Authority, Flint Michigan, 1979.