Connect With World-Class Faculty

Faculty at The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary are dedicated to your success inside the classroom and in the industry. As an online student, you will get to know your faculty just as well as, if not better than, our residential students. You can and should expect a high level of engagement and communication with each and every professor.

Our faculty and section leaders are industry experts who have actively engaged in their respective business fields, and they work tirelessly to teach content that is immediately relatable and highly actionable. Representing more than 150 years of combined teaching and full-time work experience, faculty have individually consulted and worked with global organizations such as IBM, 3M, ExxonMobil and the Department of Homeland Security. They represent a variety of research areas, including global investing, integrated marketing communication, social network analysis, product management, systems programming, organizational justice and the business value of information technology.

In a testament to our standards of distinction, The Princeton Review has ranked our professors as the Number 5 Best Business School Professors across the nation.1

Learn more about the faculty that teach in each of our online business graduate programs.

MBA Faculty

Brent Allred, Ph. D.

Larry Ring Executive MBA Professor of Business
Strategy

Email: Brent.Allred@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
MBA, Brigham Young University
BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University

Expertise:
Global corruption, technology sourcing, and patent right

Brent Allred is the Larry Ring Executive MBA Professor of Business at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He joined the school in 1999. Prior to returning to academics, he spent many years in the tech industry with Intel, Novell, Symantec, and Central Point Software.

Brent has traveled the world extensively, having lived in Belgium, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, New Zealand, and Scotland. He also had extended stays in several countries, including Uganda (2011), Estonia (2010), Hungary (2008), and Australia (2003). He has taught business courses at universities in Bulgaria, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, and on Semester at Sea.

He has won several student selected teaching awards at William & Mary, including in the Undergraduate Business Program (2008, 2002), Full-Time MBA Program (2010), Executive MBA Program (2012), and Evening MBA Program (2014, 2004). He was also awarded the Graduate Student Teaching Award at Penn State (1999).

Brent has published in various journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, the Journal of International Management, Academy of Management Executive, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

James Armstrong, Ph.D.

Section Leader
Leadership

Email: james.armstrong@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

MA, Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado

BA, Psychology, University of Virginia

Expertise: Leadership and development, executive and team coaching, creativity and innovation

James “Jim” Armstrong is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. He has been affiliated with numerous Fortune 500, mid-range and start-up companies, holding internal managerial roles and working as an external consultant and executive coach. His work includes leadership roles on several global projects and developing programs related to leadership performance and organizational change. He has founded and led two successful boutique management consulting firms in the performance industry, focused on leadership development, executive coaching, organizational design and behavioral change management.

Jim has taught in MBA programs as well as in psychology and organizational development departments at the graduate level. His interests include leadership development employing natural intelligence systems, team dynamics for high performance, creativity and innovation, somatic intelligence for learning, and leading and modeling human behavior for improved self-awareness and performance.

Taj Bindra, MBA

Section Leader
Finance

Email: tbindra@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MBA, University of Rochester

BA, Economics and Accounting, University of Delhi

Expertise: Financial management, strategic planning, risk management and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate finance, portfolio and investment management

Taj Bindra is a section leader for William & Mary’s Online MBA program and is also a management consultant. Previously, he served as the chief financial officer and executive vice president of the JP Morgan Chase (JPM) Home Finance Division where he was responsible for finance, strategy and risk. He served on the board of directors of the Chase Mortgage Corporation, management committee of JPM’s Retail Banking Division and chaired the Risk Committee.

Taj was also the president of Washington Mutual’s mortgage business with 7,000 employees across the United States and had direct responsibility for capital markets, finance and servicing line of business, and served on the operating, management and ALCO committees.

Taj has served on the executive committee and was a John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Rochester Simon Business School. He has taught courses in home mortgage and finance, appeared as a TV commentator and has been interviewed by major newspapers.

Paul Blossom, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Business Analytics, Operations, Artificial Intelligence

Email: Paul.Blossom@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA, Online MSBA

Credentials:
Clinical Associate Professor

Ph.D., Operations Management, Michigan State University

MS, Operations Research, Michigan State University

BS, Psychology, Michigan State University

Area: Operations and Information Technology

Expertise: Information technology, quality management, Six Sigma, lean management issues

Paul Blossom is a clinical associate professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He is a published author in Interfaces, APICS and other journals pertaining to management science. In addition to his corporate experience, his interests include information technology, quality management, Six Sigma and lean management issues in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors.

Prior to his career as a professor, Paul consulted in operations and information systems. He served as the chief operating officer at a venture capital-funded software development company and taught information systems and operations management and strategy at five universities. Paul also held a variety of positions at General Motors.

Paul currently splits his time between Williamsburg and Grand Rapids, Michigan, where his wife and the youngest of their five children reside. He is an avid builder who enjoys constructing furniture, electronic items and doing home renovations.

Chuck Brooks, MBA

Section Leader
Accounting

Email: Charles.Brooks@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MBA, Old Dominion University

BS, Administration, Radford University

Expertise: Strategic Planning, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Systems Implementation, Process Transformation

Chuck Brooks is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. He is the deputy director of the Mission Support Directorate Resources Office at NASA. Previously, Chuck worked at the NASA Langley Research Center where he held several roles of increasing responsibility, including Accountant, Team Lead – Reimbursables, Deputy Chief Financial Officer – Finance, Associate Director for PP&C – Game Changing Development Program Office, Associate Director of Advanced Analytics and Automation Office (AAAO), Acting Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Financial Officer – Programs.

Prior to NASA, Chuck worked in various leadership and management capacities at companies such as Alcoa, Teledyne, and SAIC. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) business solutions from Oracle and Baan in various business units of Alcoa and Nortel Networks. He also has more than 10 years of online teaching experience.

Chuck is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Virginia and holds the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Inga Carboni, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Leadership

Email: Inga.Carboni@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Associate Professor, Leadership

Ph.D., Organization Studies, Boston College

MA, Social Psychology, Boston College

MA, History, Tufts University

BA, Psychology, Bowdoin College

Area: Organizational Behavior

Expertise: Organizational behavior, leadership development, networks and networking, diversity and inclusion

Inga Carboni is an associate professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

An award-winning researcher, instructor, and Fulbright scholar recipient, Inga’s areas of expertise include networks and networking, diversity and inclusion, and leadership. She has been developing leaders for nearly two decades through executive education, graduate and undergraduate courses and academic writings. Her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and books, such as Human Resource Management, Group Dynamics, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and the Journal of Management Education. Grants from the National Institute for Health, the National Institute of Justice and the William T. Grant Foundation have supported her scholarship. Her 2019 book, “Connect the Dots: How to Build, Nurture, and Leverage Your Network to Achieve Your Personal and Professional Goals,” is now available from Information Age Publishing.

Magdalena Cutler, Ph.D.

Section Leader
Economics

Email: mdcutler@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Economics, Arizona State University

MS, Information Management, Arizona State University

BS, Applied Economics, American University in Bulgaria

Expertise: Industrial organization, decision-making with incomplete information, game theory, entrepreneurship

She started her professional career as a technical production manager at American Express Co., where she remotely managed a team of database professionals located in India in supporting the international credit card acquisitions marketing processes in Brazil, U.K., New Zealand and Australia.

Later, she partnered with professionals in the healthcare industry and started an assisted living facility in Mesa, Arizona. Additionally, she identified the need to bring high-quality U.S. graduate business education to foreign business professionals working for American companies abroad. She established an online business program leading the development from the conceptual idea through the planning, licensing, marketing and operations stages. Both endeavors were successful and eventually sold.

A lifelong learner, Magdalena recently participated in a yearlong assignment at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. A native of Bulgaria, she currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her partner and three daughters.

Hugh Davis, M.S.

Section Leader
Operations

Email: hddavis@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MS, National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy

MS, Administration, Central Michigan University

BS, Biology, Columbia College

Expertise: Operations, Leadership, Personnel Management, Logistics

Hugh Davis is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. He is an accomplished thirty-year veteran of the United States Army, serving in several key leadership and strategic positions throughout his career. He is also a recipient of numerous honors, including the Army’s Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal. Upon retirement, Hugh became the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1/4 (Personnel and Logistics) for the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, where he manages personnel, logistics, infrastructure, safety, and medical operations across the command.

Hugh holds an MS in Administration from Central Michigan University, an MS in National Strategy from the National Defense University, and is a resident graduate of the Army’s Command and Staff College. He also holds a certificate in Supply Chain Management. Hugh's areas of expertise include managing complex operations in resource-limited situations, leadership and personnel management, and logistics planning, support, and coordination.

Ken Deans, MBA

Section Leader
Information Technology, MBA Capstone

Email: krdeans@wm.edu

Program: Online MSBA

Credentials:
MBA, William & Mary

BS, Liberal Arts, Excelsior College

Expertise: Leadership, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Corporate Operations, Corporate Compliance and Information Technology

Ken Deans is a section leader and a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the Online MBA program at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Executive Nonprofit Leadership Program at Harvard Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy School of Government in Massachusetts.

Ken is the president & CEO of Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC), the nation’s first statewide biomedical and health research organization. Before joining HSSC, Ken served in the capacity of vice president/chief operating officer of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare system located in Chesapeake, Virginia, and previously as their VP/CCO & CIO. He also served as the VP/CIO of Bassett Healthcare and in various technical management and leadership capacities including director of technology at Greenwich Hospital, a member of the Yale-New Haven Health System in Connecticut.

Ken also serves on several boards and councils including the South Carolina Research Foundation’s Board of Directors, South Carolina’s EPSCoR State Committee, Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council, and Forbes' Nonprofit Advisory Council. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Trustees (ACHT) and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Erin DiFabio, MAcc, MSBA

Visiting Lecturer
Accounting

Email: erin.difabio@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Master of Accounting (MAcc), William & Mary

MS in Business Analytics (MSBA), William & Mary

BS, Accounting, Syracuse University

Area: Accounting

Expertise: Financial and Managerial Accounting, Tax Accounting, International Tax Research

Erin DiFabio is a visiting lecturer at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. Erin earned her BS in Accounting from Syracuse University and her Master of Accounting (MAcc) and Master of Science Business Analytics (MSBA) from William & Mary. Prior to pursuing degrees in accounting, Erin served in the United States Marine Corps and then worked in emergency services. While studying at William & Mary, Erin worked as a teaching and research assistant. Erin has also taught financial accounting at Paul Smith’s College and Bryant & Stratton.

Erin has received multiple awards over the years including an Academic Achievement Award from The Institute of Internal Auditors, Tau Beta Sigma Service Award from Tau Beta Sigma at Syracuse University, multiple service medals, and six letters of appreciation from the military. She continues to be active with the MAcc Program at William & Mary by working as a teaching assistant for the MAcc Bootcamp.

Vlad Dolgopolov, Ph.D.

Section Leader
Economics

Email: vvdolgopolov@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Economics, Clark University

MA, Economics, Clark University

MLA, Management, Harvard University

MS, Higher Education Administration, Southern New Hampshire University

BS, Business Economics & Finance and Psychology, University of Indianapolis

Expertise: Economics, statistics, management, nonprofit management, higher education administration and leadership, quantitative analysis and statistics, health care

Vlad Dolgopolov is a section leader for William & Mary’s Online MBA program. He also is an associate professor at National Louis University in Chicago. Vlad has taught courses on micro/macroeconomics, statistics, global economics, management, higher education leadership, nonprofits, and quantitative analysis at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

In addition to teaching at residential and online programs across the U.S. and in Greece, he has extensive professional experience working in higher education. Most recently, he served as the associate dean of College and Professional Studies at National Louis University. He has held various administration-level positions in the Antonelli College System in Illinois, the Empire Education Corporation in New York and at Clark University in Massachusetts.

Vlad’s academic pursuits include completing advanced coursework at New York University and at universities in Greece and Russia. He has contributed to several published books and authored a piece on monetary policy for the Atlantic Economic Journal. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Council on Law in Higher Education. Vlad is also bilingual in English and Russian and speaks intermediate Greek.

Dawn Edmiston, DM, Ed.D.

Clinical Professor
Marketing

Email: Dawn.Edmiston@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA, Online MSM

Credentials:
Clinical Professor

Ed.D., Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership, William & Mary

DM, University of Maryland University College, Phi Kappa Phi honors

MBA, Strategic Management/International Marketing, Columbia University
International Exchange Program, London Business School
BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

AA, Elmira College

Area: Marketing

Expertise: Digital marketing, higher education marketing; integrated marketing communication; personal branding

Dawn Edmiston is the clinical professor of marketing in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary. She was selected to be a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia and was the recipient of the 2018 Thomas and Teri Dungan Teaching Innovation Fellowship and 2017 Marketing Management Association Master Teacher Award.

Dawn’s research has been published in various marketing and educational journals to include the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Education and was the editor of the 2017 Marketing Education Review special issue on teaching innovation.

Prior to her career in academia, Dawn held marketing management roles with IBM Business Consulting Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting Services and Discovery Communications (Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and Discovery Channel Online). She has also consulted for organizations such as the Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) Center and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Daniel Gaske, Ph.D.

Section Leader
Economics

Email: dgaske@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Economics, Rice University

MA, Economics, Rice University

BA, Economics and Mathematics, Ouachita Baptist University

Expertise: Macroeconomics, microeconomics, international finance, current economic issues

Daniel Gaske is an adjunct professor of economics at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He has taught numerous macroeconomics and microeconomics courses in the Flex MBA program in Newport News, in the full-time MBA program in Williamsburg, and in the Online MBA program. He also has taught economics at a number of universities in the Washington, D.C., area, including George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the National Defense University, as well as delivering training on economic topics for USG economic analysts and officials.

He has published two short treatises on economics and statistics: Understanding US and Global Economic Trends: A Primer for the Non-Economist and Understanding the Calculations of Key Economic and Business Statistics.

Daniel and his wife reside in Williamsburg where he is active in his church and other faith-based activities and teaches economic-related courses for the William & Mary's Osher Institute/Christopher Wren Association, a lifelong learning program that delivers short, non-credit courses on topical subjects to interested adults.

Bill Geary, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus
Accounting

Email: w.geary@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Accounting and Information Systems, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

MS, Accounting, University of Illinois

BS, Mathematics, University of Illinois

Area: Accounting

Expertise: Health care, activity base management, management control, learning styles, pedagogy

William “Bill” Geary joined the William & Mary faculty in 1978 and is currently an associate professor emeritus teaching managerial and financial accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.

In May 2015, he received the Thomas A. Graves award from William & Mary to recognize sustained teaching excellence. Bill teaches in the MBA and Executive MBA programs, twice served as the leader of the undergraduate program and served as the coordinator of the accounting program. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests are in management accounting and accounting education.

Bill served as a manager in a public accounting practice and as a consultant for the design and implementation of management accounting systems. He has extensive and diverse experience in executive education with a special emphasis on designing and delivering executive education programs for hospital systems and physicians. His considerable involvement with healthcare has provided him with national exposure to the applications of management accounting in the healthcare industry.

Scott Gibson, Ph.D.

Professor
Finance

Email: Scott.Gibson@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
J.E. Zollinger Professor of Finance

Ph.D., Finance, Boston College

BS, Finance, Boston College

Area: Economics and Finance

Expertise: Corporate finance and valuation

Scott Gibson is a J.E. Zollinger Professor of Finance at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He previously held academic appointments at Cornell University and the University of Minnesota. Prior to his academic career, he worked as an analyst with Fidelity Investments and as a credit team leader serving a Fortune 500 clientele with HSBC Bank.

His research interests include institutional investor trading strategies and their effects on stock prices, the optimal design of mutual fund exchange rules, agency problems in the mutual fund industry, and the use of derivative securities in lowering corporate financing costs. His research has been featured in the financial press, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Barons, Business Week and Bloomberg.

Scott’s teaching interests include corporate finance and valuation. He has been awarded various outstanding teaching awards on numerous occasions at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels over his teaching career and has also been named an outstanding faculty member in Businessweek's Guide to the Best Business Schools.

Katie Gilstrap, MBA

Section Leader
Marketing

Email: Katie.Gilstrap@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MBA, University of Richmond

BBA, Marketing, William & Mary

Expertise: Marketing and communications, strategic leadership, international business

Katie Gilstrap is a section leader for William & Mary’s Online MBA program, as well as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University and has served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Richmond at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels. Her teaching areas include marketing principles, marketing research, services marketing, retailing, and communications.

Aside from her teaching responsibilities, she has designed, led, and secured grant funding for study abroad programs focused on international business in Greece, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Scotland. She also serves as a facilitator for the Henry Ford Leadership Academy in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and serves as a faculty mentor for the European Innovation Academy.

Prior to her academic career, Katie served as senior vice president, director of marketing at First Market Bank, overseeing marketing strategy, product development, advertising, community outreach, and business analysis. Recently, she was recognized by AACSB as one of the recipients of their international 100 Influential Leaders Award. Katie is also the founder of The Barre Boutique in Richmond, Virginia, and writes for various health and medical organizations.

Chris Gottfried, JD, MBA

Section Leader
Finance

Email: ckgott@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
JD, William & Mary

MBA, William & Mary

BA, Economics and International Studies, Wake Forest University

Expertise: Finance, law, bank regulation

Chris Gottfried is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program, with expertise in commercial credit, enterprise risk management, and compliance. He is an accomplished banker, attorney, and management consultant with 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.

In addition to his role at William & Mary, Chris works as senior audit manager at BB&T. He has held various managerial roles within the Big 4, and past clients include Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, BNP Paribas, Raymond James, and Bank of America.

Chris maintains various business interests outside of finance. In addition to a part-time law practice, Chris serves on the board of directors of Natural Systems Analysts, Inc., an environmental services firm based in Wyoming. He passionately supports environmental advocacy, legal pro bono initiatives and minority outreach through The Turtle Conservancy and the North Carolina Bar Association.

Tatia Granger, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Organizational Behavior

Email: tatia.granger@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Clinical Associate Professor

Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Virginia

MEd, Social Foundations of Education, University of Virginia

BA, French, University of Virginia

Expertise: Leadership, coaching for personal/professional growth, conflict management

Tatia Granger is a clinical associate professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business in the area of Organizational Behavior. Her teaching helps students to better understand the intersection of content and context with a focus on personal and career competencies for more productive individual, team and organizational outcomes.

Tatia brings extensive experience in higher education including serving as university ombuds at William & Mary prior to transitioning to the faculty, vice president for enrollment services at Bennett College for Women, chief of staff for the vice president for financial services at Duke University, assistant dean for undergraduate admissions at the University of Virginia and director for the Center for Multicultural Student Services at James Madison University. She also served as an MBA prep coach with Management Leadership for Tomorrow, an organization whose goal is to find, prepare and launch the next generation of diversity into the C-suites of the corporate and nonprofit sectors.
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Section Leader
Business Analytics, Operations

Email: bcgrannan@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Systems Modeling and Analysis, Virginia Commonwealth University

MS, Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth University

BS, Mathematics, Lynchburg College

Expertise: Operations management, financial modeling, business analytics

Ben Grannan is a Williamsburg native and has served as a section leader for the Online MBA program at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business since 2017. He currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina, with his wife and two daughters.

Ben teaches full-time at Furman University, serving as an assistant professor of quantitative business courses. His focus is in operations management, financial modeling and business analytics.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys playing golf and basketball.

Héctor Guerrero, Ph.D.


Professor Emeritus
Business Analytics

Email: Hector.Guerrero@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Operations and Systems Analysis, University of Washington

MBA, University of Texas at Austin

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas

Area: Operations and Information Technology

Expertise: Business data analysis, operations management, quantitative methods, modeling and simulation, Six Sigma, statistics

Héctor Guerrero is an Emeritus Professor and former director of the full-time MBA program at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He previously taught at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, the College of Business at Notre Dame, and the Instituto Latino Americano de Estudios Sociales in Santiago, Chile.

Professionally he is active in the areas of data analytics, operations management, and engineering management. He has published research articles on topics related to failure analysis, logistics, material requirements planning, automated manufacturing, group technology, robotics, forecasting, supply chain management, product design, and demand management. He is the author of “Excel Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation,” while serving on boards and advising a number of businesses.

Additionally, Héctor has breadth of experience in consulting and executive education with a variety of organizations in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. His clients include IBM, Lockheed, Newport News Shipbuilding, and the Department of Homeland Security as well as many small and large manufacturing and service firms. Prior to entering academia, he worked as an engineer for Dow Chemical Company and Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.

Héctor loves to cook his Tex-Mex favorites for friends and family. He is an avid walker, logging an average of 20,000 steps daily, and enjoys relaxing on a quiet beach with a challenging Excel workbook and an excellent cabernet.

Marie Halvorsen-Ganepola, Ph.D.

Section Leader
Leadership, Organizational Behavior

Email: mdhalvorsengan@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Management and Organizational Behavior, University of Florida (pursuing)

MBA, University of Notre Dame

BS, Genetics, University of Kansas

BA, Biology, University of Kansas

Expertise: Personality, intelligence, willpower, resilience, positive organizational scholarship, fear of failure

Marie Halvorsen-Ganepola is a section leader for William & Mary’s Online MBA program and formerly an operations manager for Pearson Government Solutions. She has professional experience as an instructor and tutor for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, and as a management consultant for an entrepreneurial real estate firm. Marie is passionate about teaching Principles of Management courses. Her research interests include willpower, personality, intelligence, resilience, and positive organizational scholarship.

Marie’s personal interests include travel, especially to Sri Lanka and U.S. national parks; music including musical theater, choral and liturgical singing, opera, classical, and Neil Diamond; and reading, specifically in the genres of biography, philosophy of science, historical fiction, travelogue, natural history, classic novels, epic fantasy, sci-fi, short story, memoir, and personal essay.
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Section Leader
Strategy

Email: jehenry@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MBA, University of Virginia

BS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute

Expertise: Consulting, Marketing, Strategy, and General Management

Jim Henry is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. He has over forty-five years of business experience and has served in multiple capacities across both the private and public sectors. Jim spent the majority of his career in management positions at IBM. While there, Jim led sales teams, served as a product manager charged with introducing a new product offering, and managed an organization responsible for selling to federal installations in the western half of the United States. He also led a major re-organizational effort that improved IBM’s go-to-market strategy in pursuing federal government business.

After working at IBM, Jim led the business development organizations for federal practices at both Deloitte Consulting and the Sapient Corporation. In 2004, Jim founded JEH Consulting, a firm that supports both large and small businesses interested in pursuing contracts with the federal government.

Jim served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam.

Graham Henshaw, MS

Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Center, Clinical Lecturer
Entrepreneurship

Email: Graham.Henshaw@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Center

Clinical Professor

Clinical Lecturer

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Area: Entrepreneurship

Expertise: Product development, strategic consulting, entrepreneurship, innovation and design

Graham Henshaw is a clinical professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the executive director of the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center. He has been teaching in the areas of entrepreneurship, and innovation and design at the university since 2012.

Prior to joining William & Mary, Graham was the director of venture development at New Richmond Ventures, a Richmond-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage, socially driven startups. In that role, Graham used his entrepreneurial experience and systematic, customer-centric problem-solving approach to help accelerate the growth of portfolio companies. During his tenure at NRV, Graham also launched an early-stage accelerator called Feed & Seed, which subsequently merged with Lighthouse Labs to support startups in achieving product-market fit through an intensive three-month program focused on iterative business model development.

Graham has a diverse background in product development, Fortune 500 strategic consulting, and entrepreneurship. He leveraged his varied skill set to found Active Innovation Group in 2007, a company that created innovative accessories for athletes. He has worked with companies including General Electric, Kraft Foods, Toyota, and GlaxoSmithKline to create products, services and messaging consistent with deep consumer insights.

Deborah Hewitt, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor, Emeritus
Economics

Email: Deborah.Hewitt@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Clinical Associate Professor

Ph.D., Duke University

BA, Economics, College of William & Mary

Area: Economics and Finance

Expertise: Emerging markets, international finance, global investing, "live case" method

Deborah Hewitt is a clinical professor Emeritus of economics and finance at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business. She was a James B. Duke Scholar at Duke University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. Deborah has lived and worked abroad for nearly 20 years and continues to enjoy international travel. For the past 10 years, she has taken William & Mary's Executive MBA students to China and one additional global destination as part of their Global Immersion courses. Her research interests include emerging markets, international finance, global investing, and "live case" method.

Deborah has taught international economics and finance at UCLA and Claremont Graduate School. She served as the president of Claremont Economics Institute, an economics consulting and forecasting firm that helped develop the Reagan economic plan. During her 15 years with CEI, she consulted with many Fortune 500 firms in the U.S. and abroad, as well as several other governments. Deborah was the chairman of the Claremont Fund, a family of mutual funds, from 1984 to 1988. She has also worked as an international economist at the U.S. Treasury.

She has published numerous articles on the subjects of international trade and finance. She also co-authored the book, “Rust to Riches: The Coming of the Second Industrial Revolution,” with her partner, John Rutledge. She has contributed articles to several business and investment publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Barron's. She was a frequent panelist on Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser for five years and has been interviewed on Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV, CNN, and NPR.

Deborah is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Virginia Retirement System and a member of the Reves International Advisory Board at W&M. She is a trustee emeritus of William & Mary's endowment. She is also on the board of Respite, a nonprofit organization providing enriching social opportunities to seniors with disabilities. Deborah and her husband, Jim, have three grown children, who keep her apprised of upcoming trends in the fields of energy efficiency, hospitality management and cloud computing.

Rex Holmlin, Ph.D., PE, PMP

Clinical Lecturer
MBA Capstone

Email: Rex.Holmlin@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Clinical Lecturer

Ph.D., Engineering Management, George Washington University

MBA, Tulane University

MS, Organization Development, Tulane University

BS, Engineering, Tulane University

Area: Project Management

Expertise: Project team building, organization design, strategic planning

Rex Holmlin is a clinical lecturer at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. As a registered professional engineer and Project Management Professional (PMP), he has more than 40 years of experience in project management. During his career he has been responsible for more than $1.3 billion of civil works, building, and military construction projects including the home of William & Mary’s School of Business, Alan B. Miller Hall.

A former Army Officer, Rex has 27 years of both active and reserve service as an engineer. Following Hurricane Andrew, he was brought back on active duty to serve as the project manager for debris removal in South Dade County. He was activated for disaster recovery operations three other times including Hurricane Marilyn in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hurricane Georges in Puerto Rico, and in New York City following the attack on the World Trade Center. He is a graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College and the Air War College.

Rajiv Kohli, Ph.D.

Professor
Operations, Information Technology

Email: Rajiv.Kohli@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
John N. Dalton Memorial Professor of Business

Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Bachelor of General Laws, University of Pune

Honorary Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Fellow, MIT Center for Information Systems Research

Area: Operations and Information Technology

Expertise: Health information technology, healthcare information systems, business value of information technology, IT innovation

Rajiv Kohli is the John. N. Dalton Memorial Professor of Business at William & Mary. He is ranked as the No. 1 scholar in health information technology thought leadership study and studies have ranked him among the top 20 MIS researchers worldwide. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame, Lehigh University, and the University of Maryland system as well as held visiting positions at MIT and at universities in Asia, Europe, and New Zealand. Rajiv is an Honorary Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge as well as a Fellow at MIT Center for Information Systems Research.

For over 15 years, Rajiv has worked or consulted with IBM Global Services, SAS Corporation, United Parcel Service, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., AM General, MCI Telecommunications, Westinghouse Electronics, Wipro Corporation, and Godrej Industries in addition to several health care organizations. Prior to joining full-time academia, he was a project leader in decision support services at Trinity Health.

Rajiv’s research is published in MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly Executive, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Operations Management and Decision Support Systems, among other journals. He is a co-author of the book “The IT Payoff: Measuring Business Value of Information Technology Investment,” serves as a senior editor for Information Systems Research, and is a member of the editorial boards of several international journals. He has previously served as a senior editor of MIS Quarterly.

Harris Ligon, MBA

Section Leader
Design Thinking, MBA Capstone

Email: Harris.Ligon@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MBA, William & Mary

BS, Psychology, The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina

Expertise: Operations, sales, marketing, logistics

Harris Ligon is a section leader and a recent graduate from the inaugural cohort of the Online MBA program at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Over the years, he has completed additional graduate coursework in applied psychology and logistics at Appalachian State University, Old Dominion University, and Northwestern University.

He currently leads the marketplace solutions function at Uber’s newest venture, Uber Freight. In his current role, Harris leads a subset of post-sales strategic processes. His oversight of business process improvement and joint commercial and operational analyses enable customers to gain both macro and micro insights on the market as well as their own behavior. Additionally, he partners with product, software and operations teams to create automated logistics solutions.

Prior to Uber, Harris spent nearly 10 years in the railroad industry. Over that time period, he led various teams in operations, law, sales, and marketing. At Norfolk Southern, he leveraged his deep knowledge of surface transportation to successfully develop the highest impact line of business. During his time there, he utilized design thinking to create a new customer experience as well as engineer a new commercial forecast process, both of which enhanced accuracy, transparency and, ultimately, the user experience.

David Long, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Organizational Behavior

Email: David.Long@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, University of Florida

MBA, University of Florida

BS, Business Administration, Presbyterian College

Area: Organizational Behavior

Expertise: Impression management, influence tactics, organizational justice, leadership

David Long is an associate professor at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He served in the U.S. Navy as a naval flight officer, and currently serves in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a mission commander and flight instructor. His previous professional experience includes positions at The Home Depot in business development and store management.

His research examines various approaches to impression management, including how employees use impression management to build their reputations, and how supervisors and coworkers react to these employees and their strategies. His work has appeared in several journals and books, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and The Nature of Leadership.

David's teaching and consulting focuses on introducing and demonstrating methods and strategies for improving one’s career and one’s organization. David has been recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 undergraduate business professors. He is also the recipient of numerous undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching awards, including the Faculty Excellence Award, the Page Teaching Award and the Alumni Fellowship Award.

Leslie McCullough, MBA

Section Leader
MBA Capstone

Email: lmccullough@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MBA, William & Mary

BA, Psychology, Boston College

Expertise: Marketing

Leslie McCullough is a section leader and a recent graduate from the inaugural cohort of the Online MBA program at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. She began her marketing career almost 25 years ago as a marketing consultant and copywriter working both as a freelancer and on-staff for a number of organizations.

Ten years ago, she launched her own marketing firm, which is now McCullough Communications, LLC. Her firm focuses on assessing clients’ business needs and developing strategic marketing plans and materials to leverage opportunities.

As a marketing strategist, Leslie’s primary role is to pull together all the pieces to tell an organization’s story in a clear, focused and engaging way. Over the years, she has written dozens of articles, brochures, ads, websites, taglines, and annual reports for a wide range of organizations including universities, hospitality destinations, financial institutions, consumer retail businesses, and international nonprofit foundations.

Lou Ann McElyea, MBA, PMP

Section Leader
Information Technology

Email: lmcelyea@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MBA, Lindenwood University
BS, Business Administration, Washington University
Expertise: Strategic business and information systems planning, analysis & design, project management, business process improvement

Lou Ann McElyea is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. Some of her previous roles in business include director of worldwide program management for NCR Corporation, manager of global business planning and process improvement for ALLTEL, Inc., engagement manager in the Worldwide Business Transformation Consulting Group for IBM, and president of Information Systems, Inc. where she had more than 15 years management consulting experience working with Fortune 100 companies and large government agencies. She has been involved in every aspect of information systems for more than 30 years, including roles in consulting, management, training, and education.

Lou Ann earned a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an ABD designation toward a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona. In 2003, she also earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

James Olver, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Marketing

Email: James.Olver@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA, Online MSM

Credentials:
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Virginia

MBA, Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia

BA, Psychology, University of Virginia

Area: Marketing

Expertise: Marketing management, product management, consumer behavior, marketing strategy, healthcare marketing

James "Jim" Olver is an associate professor at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He has taught at Corvinus University in Budapest and Management Centre Innsbruck, and has held visiting professor positions at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include marketing management, product management, consumer behavior, marketing strategy, and healthcare marketing.

Jim has taught courses in creative problem solving, marketing management, product management, marketing strategy, market research, consumer behavior, and marketing analytics in the MBA, Executive MBA, and undergraduate programs at William & Mary. He served as director of undergraduate studies for the School of Business Administration from 1994 to 1997 and as assistant dean for the MBA program from 2005 to 2011.

His research has been published in such journals as the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Sloan Management Review, and Marketing Science. He engages in consulting, executive education and case writing in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, in industries ranging from health care to information technology.
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Section Leader
Economics

Email: steven.peterson@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online Master’s in Marketing

Credentials:
Ph.D., Economics, Indiana University
Expertise: Economics, Finance, International Finance, Risk Management

Steven Peterson is a section leader for William & Mary’s Online MBA program. Previously, he was an economics professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and continued to teach graduate courses in the school of business until 2014. Since then, he has been a visiting professor of economics at the University of Virginia.

Steven is currently the Director of Research for Investments at the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). He also served as the Managing Director of Investments where he was responsible for the basic and applied research support for the investment group including risk analysis, econometrics, mathematics and statistics, and forecasting. He has consulted for Ford Motor Company, Land America, Crestar Investment Bank, SunTrust Bank and several Virginia state organizations including the Department of Social Services, Department of Corrections and the Center for Urban Development/Center for Public Policy.

His research has appeared in numerous financial, economic and international focused journals. His book‚ “Investment Theory and Risk Management,” was published in 2012.

Rachael Post, MJ, MA

Section Leader
Marketing

Email: rrpost@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MJ, Journalism, University of California, Berkeley

MA, Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

BA, Business and Spanish, Concordia College

Expertise: Marketing, advertising, brand journalism

Rachael Post is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. She is an eco-strategist and founder of Elemental Good, an accelerator of tech and design innovations for sustainability and climate resiliency. As the former vice president of branded content at the Guardian Media Group's content marketing studio in New York, Rachael managed the branded content team and created award-winning native advertising campaigns for global brands such as Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon, GM, Visa, SC Johnson, and Ben & Jerry's.

Rachael is passionate about helping brands tell their stories and reach audiences around the world. The Guardian's “How to Solve a Murder” series for Amazon Studios received extensive press coverage as the first original series of investigative brand journalism.

Previously, she worked as a business journalist in Silicon Valley and as an adjunct professor at UNC Chapel Hill and UC San Diego. Her research interests include entrepreneurship, sustainability, data analytics, and emerging technologies.

David Samuel, MS

Section Leader
Information Technology

Email: drsamuel@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MS, IT Management, Regis University

BS, Business Administration and Economics, St. Mary's College

Expertise: Cloud Computing, XaaS Platforms, and the intersection of Strategic Design, people, process, and technology

David Samuel is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. He is currently the chief operations and information officer for Endeavor Management. Previously, David was the chief information officer (CIO) for SEIU Local 1000, and CIO of the California State Employees Association. He has played many roles in information technology, including in project and program management, database administration, quality assurance, InfoSec, infrastructure, strategic planning, and consulting. In 2003, he earned the Project Management Professional™ Certification and is ITIL Foundations™ certified and is a graduate of Cornell University's Johnson School of Business Executive Leadership Program.

Bob Sanders, MS

Section Leader
Information Technology

Email: bsanders@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MS, Information Systems Management, Bowie State University

BS, Information Systems Management, University of Maryland

Expertise: Leadership, enterprise resource management, strategic planning, security management

Bob Sanders is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. He has 20 years of progressive responsibility and proven success in various information technology management roles. His expertise includes IT architecture planning, integration, and maintenance of both Information technology components and strategic information systems.

Bob serves as the manager for converged infrastructure operations support at CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas. He has previously held positions in information technology and program management with Career Point College, PESystems, Inc., CHRISTUS Health, and the Department of Defense. Bob has also served as a consultant leading a team on IT security management and engineering with the U.S. Air Force, NASA, and the United Space Alliance.

Terry Shannon, MBA

Master Teacher
Leadership

Email: tpshannon@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MBA, University of Pittsburgh

BS, Management and Marketing, Marquette University

Executive Leadership Coach Certificate, Georgetown University

Expertise: Leadership Coaching, Supply Chain, B2B Sales/Marketing & Operations

Terry Shannon's career in the food service distribution industry spanned 26 years beginning as a sales representative, progressing through positions as Sales Manager, VP of Sales, and Market President. He also held corporate level positions with Alliant/US Foods including VP of Sales Support and Administration, Division VP of Sales over 10 distribution centers, and VP/GM of the Shared Services Center.

In 2003, Shannon crossed over to the nonprofit social service sector as CEO of St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix. Founded in 1967, St. Mary's is recognized internationally as the world's first food bank. In 2011, the food bank ranked as the largest social service agency in Arizona and as one of the largest food banks in the country, distributing 74 million pounds of food, representing approximately 250,000 meals a day to folks in need in Arizona. The food bank received Charity Navigator's "Four Star" rating for nine consecutive years during Shannon's tenure as CEO. He served for two years as chairman of the Feeding America Food Bank Network National Council, representing its 200 food bank members serving the United States. Shannon also served for two years on the Feeding America national board of directors and eight years on the board of directors for the Global Food Banking Network.

In 2012, Shannon began coaching nonprofit leaders and volunteers with the Executive Partner program at William & Mary (Executive Director from 2015 to 2019) working with business school graduate and undergraduate students. He currently serves as a master teacher/section leader for the Online MBA program, as director of the corporate field consultancy program and as an adjunct professor in organizational behavior.

Trina Shields, Ph.D.

Section Leader
Strategy

Email: tlshields@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Applied Management & Decision Sciences, Walden University

MBA, Howard University

BS, Psychology, George Mason University

Expertise: Business Strategy, Operations and Administration, Organizational Effectiveness and Development, Performance Optimization, Change Management, and Leadership

Trina Shields is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. She serves as an Executive Officer for the U.S. Department of Education with over 20 years of business and executive experience in both the private and public sectors. In her current role, she provides the direction and oversight necessary to carry out the critical strategic agenda, priorities, and functions for career, technical, and adult education, community colleges, adult literacy, and correctional education.

Prior to her current role, Trina has held numerous leadership positions, including Chief Learning Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services and Senior Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton. Her broad experience includes leading across multiple organizations as well as consulting to Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies on their business strategy and operations. Trina is also certified as an Executive Coach and Project Management Professional and has been teaching adult learners at various levels for more than a decade.

Jan Sokolowsky, Ph.D.

Section Leader
Finance

Email: jsokolowsky@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan

BA, Economics, University of Mannheim

Expertise: Finance, academic research, economics, statistics, corporate finance and governance

Jan Sokolowsky is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. He serves as the advisory editor at the Review of Financial Studies, one of the most prestigious peer-review journals for academic finance research. He is an experienced instructor, having taught courses in finance, economics, and statistics at William & Mary and at the University of Michigan at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

His current research interests include corporate finance and governance (e.g., issues involving executive compensation, boards of directors, ownership by institutional investors), household decision-making and finance (e.g., the role of health risk in household delinquencies), as well as the economics of well-being (not the wishful-thinking kind promoted by positive psychology). Jan is working on research that explores diurnal variation in individuals’ risk and time preferences. His work is well-published, including in The Journal of Finance, the field’s flagship journal.

In the future, Jan would like to start his own company. In the meantime, in addition to his teaching endeavors, he enjoys spending time raising his four children, traveling, hiking, playing water polo, and chess.

Chris Strasser, DM

Section Leader
Business Analytics, Operations

Email: cpstrasser@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
DM, Information Technology, University of Maryland University College

MS, Telecommunications Management, University of Maryland University College

BS, Industrial and Management Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Expertise: Corporate compliance, data analytics, enterprise governance, virtual technologies

Chris Strasser is managing director of TransTechSol, which he launched in 2011 to focus on the intersection of virtual technologies, oversight and compliance policies, and intelligence mission. Previously, Chris was a senior staff officer at the National Security Agency (NSA), and an executive with Raytheon and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC).

Chris has more than 25 years of experience with the NSA as a Department of Defense civilian as well as a U.S. Naval Officer. At Raytheon, he led the initial development of a $500 million program in analytics, including cooperative research and development of analytic capabilities, a staffing pipeline, subcontractor management, and automated program management portal applications. At CTC, Chris successfully led their first effort to be the prime contractor for a competitive multi-award $1 billion IDIQ, which resulted in more than $100 million in awards for CTC’s Intelligence business. Using lean management techniques, he institutionalized capabilities that allowed the orchestration of a two-week task order response and management of more than 50 subcontractors.

Chris is DAWIA Level III certified in program management and has written and presented extensively on leadership and transformation initiatives to achieve improved return on investment in public sector agencies. He currently serves as a section leader for William & Mary’s Online MBA program and previously taught at George Washington University and Saint Vincent College.

Kiely Sweatt, MFA

Section Leader
Innovation

Email: klsweatt@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MFA, New School University

BA, Spanish, West Virginia University

Expertise: Innovation and strategic design management, interdisciplinary problem solving, entrepreneurship

Kiely Sweatt is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. She is an innovation consultant charged with designing, facilitating, and leading change practices for Fortune 100 companies, nonprofit organizations and startup ventures. She is also a faculty member at Parsons School of Design – The New School specializing in strategic design and management.

Currently, she serves as the director of innovation at Oracle in the greater New York City area and as the chief operating officer of The Poetry Society of New York. She is the founder of The Wild, whose mission is to bring creative people together to collaborate, design new products/service, and build communities. Kiely is also a consultant trainer at The Design Gym, and co-launched and serves as an advisor to 30 Weeks, a design incubator with Hyper Island and Google.

Her prior work experience includes teaching and serving as a mentor/facilitator in both Spain and the U.S. for organizations like IFP Media Center, Barclay’s, Capital One, ShiftDesign Camp, Hyper Island and Pratt. Kiely has also launched a nonprofit centered around the performing arts.

Amy Teller, MBA

Section Leader
Marketing

Email: aateller@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA, Online MSM

Credentials:
MBA, William & Mary

BA, Art and Art History, William & Mary

Expertise: Strategic Marketing, Digital Marketing, Branding and Design, Data Analytics, Business Ethics

Amy Teller is a section leader and a recent graduate of the Online MBA program at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Amy began her career in fine art museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She also served as a special events coordinator in which she collaborated with cross-functional teams to brand, position and promote events through targeted marketing campaigns.

Amy's current endeavors include working as a marketing consultant for multiple tech start-ups and teaching as an online adjunct instructor at West Virginia University (WVU). Within these roles, she participated in the Virginia Small Business Development Center’s Innovative Commercialization Assistance Program and was a guest on WVU’s “Marketing Communications Today” podcast, where she discussed Digital Technology and Ethical Uncertainties in Strategic Marketing.

Joe Wilck, Ph.D., PE

Faculty Director of the Business Analytics Programs, Clinical Associate Professor
Business Analytics, Machine Learning, Operations

Email: Joe.Wilck@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MSBA

Credentials:
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Pennsylvania State University

MS, Operations Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Area: Operations and Information Technology

Expertise: Applied optimization, big data analytics, operations research, transportation and logistics

Joe Wilck is the faculty director of the business analytics programs and a clinical associate professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He has been teaching analytics, operations research, and engineering since 2006. His most recent faculty position prior to William & Mary was at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

His research interests include applied optimization, analytics, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and industrial and systems engineering applications. For his pursuits, he has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the North Carolina Department of Transportation, among others.

Joe is a registered professional engineer. He is an active member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and Military Operations Research Society (MORS). He has served in various capacities including professional society leadership, research panels, research projects, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and curriculum development.

Robert Williams, MBA

Clinical Lecturer
Strategy

Email: Robert.E.Williams@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Clinical Lecturer

MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

BBA, Texas Christian University

Area: Marketing

Expertise: Leadership, management, marketing, organizational behavior

Robert “Bob” Williams is a clinical lecturer at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He has taught marketing, management and strategic planning as well as a number of courses at Arizona State in the Carey School of Business. His research interests include leadership, management, marketing, and organizational behavior.

Bob spent 26 years working for the DuPont Company in a number of staff and line positions. His last six years he was vice president of marketing and communications. Following that, he was VP of public affairs for San Diego Gas and Electric and then senior VP of marketing and government relations for Sharp Healthcare, also in San Diego. He then started his own business, The Spurgroup, and did business and strategic planning and leadership seminars for Motorola, Intel, AlphaGene, American Diamond Instruments, DuPont, and a number of other companies.

Greg Worden, DM

Section Leader
Strategy, Leadership

Email: geworden@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
DM, International Operations Management, University of Maryland University College

MS, Information Technology Systems Management, Capitol College

BS, Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University

Expertise: Sustainability and renewable energy, corporate social responsibility, leadership, strategic planning, project management, information technology, enterprise architecture, health care systems, spacecraft systems, change management

Greg Worden is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program and holds a PMP certification. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland University College and Marylhurst University.

He was a technology strategy consultant for nearly 15 years in the Washington, D.C., area. His clients included Federal Agencies such as the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, National Security Agency, International Revenue Service, NASA, and the Executive Office of the President, where he served as the senior enterprise architect in the Office of Management and Budget. His expertise was developing and implementing enterprise architectures, which is strategy linked to organizational and technology change management.

Before moving into the enterprise architecture industry, Greg was a systems engineer at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where he worked on Earth science satellites and the Spartan Space Shuttle missions. Greg resides in Camden, Maine, where he is a consultant for a startup business and a local nonprofit.

Sean Wright, Ed.D.

Section Leader
Accounting

Email: sean.wright@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, Northcentral University

MPA, Healthcare Emphasis, Keller Graduate School

MAFM, Certified Fraud Examiner Emphasis, Keller Graduate School

MBA, Finance and Information Systems, Babson College

BS, Accounting, Finance, and Economics, Boston College

Expertise: Financial and Managerial Accounting, the Stock Market, Higher Education Administration, Online Education

Sean Wright is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. He is an award-winning instructor with almost 21 years of teaching experience. He has been an online instructor since 2001 and currently teaches Accounting, Finance, and Economics courses at the graduate level. He has also developed courses in these areas.

Before starting his teaching career, Sean worked in individual and supervisory accounting and finance roles for IBM and Johnson & Johnson. He maintains his CPA, CMA, and CSCA credentials and is a member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the National Society for Leadership and Success.

Sean is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Julie Wyatt, MBA

Section Leader
Business Analytics, Operations

Email: jlwyatt@wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Credentials:
MBA, Michigan State University

BA, International Economics, University of Michigan

Expertise: Operations, finance, accounting, health care

Julie Wyatt is a section leader for William & Mary's Online MBA program. She has more than 15 years of management experience across large and small businesses, nonprofits, and major corporations.

She has served on the board of trustees and as treasurer of The Historical Society of Michigan and recently served on the board of a privately held electronic manufacturing company.

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