Innsbruck Faculty

The Stetson School of Business Administration Summer Innsbruck Program (S.I.P.) courses are taught by full-time faculty members from Stetson University and distinguished visiting professors, who typically include:

James Mallett

Dr. Mallett is a professor of finance and director of the Summer Innsbruck Program. He received his bachelor of arts degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his doctorate from Wayne State University. Former director of the student-managed Roland George Investment Program, Dr. Mallett's insights provide a practical and applicable orientation to his business finance course.

Bill Andrews

Dr. Bill Andrews is a graduate of the University of Georgia (Ph.D., Business Strategy) and the Thunderbird School of Global Management (MIM).  He is currently the chairman of Stetson's International Business program and formerly the director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program.  He may be reached at

Nancy Barber

Nancy Barber, Sullivan Lecturer in English, majored in political science at Davidson College, then worked as a journalist before getting an M.A. in English at Stetson University and an M.F.A. in poetry writing at the University of Florida.  Barber specializes in creative nonfiction and has written about family business, human cannonballs, and BBQ competitions.  In 2008, she co-wrote Meals Worth Stopping for in Florida.  She has been an avid walker for decades and has spent a number of months backpacking on the Appalachian Trail and the Camino de Santiago.

Stephen Barnett

Stephen T Barnett, Ph.D. (Georgia State University) is currently the Executive Faculty Director of MBA Programs at Florida International University’s School of Business Administration. Formerly, he served as Director of Student International Advancement in Arizona State University’s Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement. He is Professor of Marketing Emeritus at Stetson University where he served as the Dennis M. McNamara Chair in Marketing and as the Founding Director of the Stetson Business Summer School Abroad, Innsbruck, Austria. He has presented and published papers with a number associations and academic journals. Dr. Barnett’s past experience includes: President and CEO of Henson Furniture (a 22-store chain), Director of The Executive Education Programs at Emory University, Principal of Furniture Brokers Inc., and extensive blue-water sailing. Dr. Barnett’s current charge is to oversee the academic quality of FIU’s MBA programs, focus on the implementation of the redesigned Executive MBA interdisciplinary curriculum, and support the development of similar curricula innovations in the Chapman Graduate School.

David Hill

Dr. David Hill joined the faculty at Stetson University in 2007 after teaching at Valdosta State University in Georgia and Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.  He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Florida, and a B.A. from Stetson University.

Kandy Queen-Sutherland

Dr. Kandy Queen-Sutherland, Professor of Religious Studies, brings years of teaching and travel experience to the Religion course.  She spent eight years teaching on a European faculty in Switzerland, has traveled and lectured widely across Europe and co-leads Stetson travel courses to the Middle East and to Greece and Turkey.  Dr. Queen-Sutherland believes that studying and experiencing the arts and artistry of Europe is a journey -- a journey she looks forward to making with students in Innsbruck.

Tom Smith

Past CEO of a $3 billion multinational company, Mr. Smith brings realism and practical experience to the business strategy course. His undergraduate and graduate education is from Tulane, Louisiana State University and Columbia University in chemical engineering and business administration. Students have consistently rated Mr. Smith's classes as "excellent."

John Tichenor

Dr. Tichenor is an associate professor of decision and information science. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Baylor University and his doctorate from Florida State University. With many years of applied research and data analysis experience, Dr. Tichenor brings real-life examples to his teaching of business statistics.

Mercedes Tichenor

Dr. Tichenor is a professor of teacher education and received her bachelors degree from Baylor University, her masters degree from Florida State University and her doctor of education degree from Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Tichenor has more than twenty years of teaching experience in public elementary and college-level education. Growing up in a small, Bavarian mountain town in southern Germany, teaching in the Innsbruck program is like going home for her. Dr. Tichenor is a native German speaker and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the region with students.

Chris Tobler

Dr. Chris Tobler joined the faculty of the Stetson finance department in 2007.  He is a member of the Financial Management Association and the Southern Finance Association.  In addition to teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses at the DeLand campus, he also teaches graduate-level courses in the EMBA program at the Center at Celebration, the JD/MBA program at the Gulfport campus and in the Pharma/MBA joint degree program with the University of Florida.  Tobler regularly teaches in the summer study abroad program in Innsbruck.