The Stetson School of Business Administration Summer Innsbruck Program courses are taught by full-time faculty members from Stetson University and distinguished visiting professors, who typically include the following:
Shahram Amiri, Ed.D.
Shahram Amiri is a professor of Decision and Information Sciences at the School of Business Administration at Stetson University, DeLand, Florida. He has taught at Stetson University since 2003. His research includes the impact of Information and Communication Technology on E-commerce, E-health, E-learning, E-government, socio-economics and Gross Domestic Product. His writing has been published in many academic and scientific journals including International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, AI & Society, IBM Journal of Research and Development and International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, China-USA Business Review and Business Review Cambridge.
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 is an avid traveler and eater and has spent a number of months backpacking on the Appalachian Trail and the Camino de Santiago, and bicycling across the U.S. She is also working on completing the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust's level 4 diploma.
Jon Carrick, Ph.D.
Jon Carrick, Assistant Professor of Management and International Business, received his B.B.A. and B.S. from Stetson University, his Master of International Business from the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow (Scotland). His primary business interest is in born global firms, which he has both worked in and researched. For the purposes of work, school, and pleasure he has traveled to 67 countries (and counting) and uses these experiences to bring a global perspective to his classes.
Dennis Dickerson, Adjunct Professor in the Environmental Science program at Stetson, received his B.S. and M.P.A. from Southern Illinois University. His career in the environmental field includes serving as the director of three government agencies (California Department of Toxic Substances Control - Southern California Region, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Maricopa County Air Quality Control Department). Throughout his career, he has worked closely with the business community to promote compliance and improved understanding of complex environmental regulations.
Elizabeth Galloway, J.D.
Libba Galloway, Visiting Assistant Professor Of Business and Sport Law, received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and her J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Professor Galloway's extensive career as a corporate lawyer and sports business executive enable her to infuse industry experience into the academic study of business law.
Alan Green, Ph.D.
Alan Green, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Economics, earned his Bachelor's degree from Furman University, his M.A. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Green is a development economist and his primary research interest is in how political institutions such as property rights, contract enforcement and civil liberties may limit or enable economic growth in developing countries. He also conducts research on teaching and is currently studying ways to effectively implement active learning in economics through various simulations, effective use of technology and structured team-based learning.
Mary Jo Jackson, Ph.D.
Mary Jo Jackson has experience teaching in the subjects of organizational behavior, leadership, strategic management, human resources, and more. She has won multiple awards for her distinguished research and show of excellence in her field. Dr. Jackson's student involvement includes serving as faculty advisor of Delta Sigma Pi, the Student-Athlete Advising Council and the local sorority Sigma Delta Chi. Jackson is the editor of the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship and serves on the executive board of the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship as president-elect.
She is also a board member of Southern Management Association and has served as Director of Placement for the Academy of Management and President of the Association of Business Simulations and Experiential Learning. Jackson's previous administrative experience includes serving as the Co-Director of the MBA Program; the Coordinator of Summer Session and May Term; and Faculty Athletic Representative.
William Jackson, D.B.A.
William T. Jackson (Bill) is the Director of the Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Stetson University. Bill is the Executive Director and Dean of Fellows for the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the Managing Editor of the Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, and a co-founder of Gazelle Lab (an early seed-stage investment firm) and the Roundtable of Entrepreneur Educators of Florida. Jackson is also Past Sr. VP of Finance and Executive Board member of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Past President of ASBE. He has taught entrepreneurship for over twenty-five years at several universities and has founded two active entrepreneurship centers at those universities. Bill has authored over fifty articles mostly in the area of entrepreneurship and strategic management. He was recently selected as the Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year for 2015 by the USASBE.
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.
Carolyn Nicholson, Ph.D.
Carolyn Nicholson, McNamara Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Marketing, Professional Sales, and Sports Business, earned her B.S. from Wingate University, her M.A. from University of Georgia, and her PhD. from Virginia Tech. Dr. Nicholson is an avid student of marketing and social sciences and loves travel. She looks forward to sharing her passion for the subjects with students.
Kandy Queen-Sutherland, Ph.D.
Kandy Queen-Sutherland, Professor of Religious Studies, brings years of teaching and travel experience to the Innsbruck 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, Italy and Turkey. Queen-Sutherland believes that studying and experiencing the religious arts and artistry of Europe is a journey -- a journey she looks forward to making with students in Innsbruck, summer 2018.
Madhu Rao, Ph.D.
Madhu Rao is a professor of decision sciences in the Department of Decision and Information Sciences. Rao served as the associate dean for undergraduate programs at the Stetson Business School between June 2014 and December 2016. He teaches courses on the application of quantitative methods (e.g., Statistics) to managerial decision making. Prior to coming to Stetson, Dr. Rao worked at Bowling Green State University and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
John Tichenor, Ph.D.
John Tichenor, Associate Professor of Management, received his B.A. and M.A. from Baylor University and his Ph.D. from Florida State University in sociology. Tichenor's primary research area currently focuses on corporate social responsibility. He is currently collaborating with a faculty member at Hochschule Pforzheim in Germany to analyze how female leadership impacts firms' CSR practices.
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.
Daniil Zavlunov, Ph.D.
Daniil Zavlunov is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century music, with a particular emphasis on the Russian operatic tradition. At present he is writing a cultural history of opera in Russia during the reign of Nicholas I (1825-1855), which draws heavily on new archival sources. At Stetson Dr. Zavlunov teaches a wide variety of courses in the School of Music, the Department of Creative Arts and the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. In addition to his pedagogical and scholarly pursuits, he is also an avid harpsichordist. He holds a B.A. from Queens College, CUNY, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University.