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, Ph.D.

James 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, Mallett's insights provide a practical and applicable orientation to his business finance course.

Wendy Anderson, Ph.D.

Wendy Anderson, Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, received her B.S. and M.S. from Baylor University and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Anderson's primary research areas include ecosystem scale processes on islands, exploring ways that resources from the ocean affect plants and animals on land. She has also served as an organization's Sustainability Director, leading initiatives to improve energy and water conservation, waste management and food sourcing.

Bill Andrews, Ph.D.

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

Isabel Botero, Ph.D.

Isabel C. Botero is an educator, researcher and consultant in the areas of management and family enterprise.  She is an assistant professor in the Department of Management and the Director of the Family Enterprise Center at Stetson University.  Isabel obtained her Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  Her areas of specialty in research include strategic communication processes and next generation issues in family enterprises.  Her teaching concentration is management and family enterprise.

John Tichenor, Ph.D.

John 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, Tichenor brings real-life examples to his teaching of business statistics.

Mercedes Tichenor, Ed.D.

Mercedes 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. 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. Tichenor is a native German speaker and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the region with students.

Chris Tobler, Ph.D.

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.

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