Dr. Daniel L. Bauer
Dr. Bauer started at Bellarmine in 1995 and is currently serving as the dean of the Rubel School and teaching MBA courses. He was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in both 2000 and 2003 and received the 1999 Mid-Continent East “Innovation in Leadership Business Education Award” for development and implementation of an integrated MBA curriculum. His research and scholarly activities have earned Dr. Bauer a national reputation as an expert on business issues relating to “Generation X.” He holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky and a doctor of business administration degree from Mississippi State University. Before coming to Bellarmine, he was a federal bank examiner with the Farm Credit Administration.
Dr. Robert Brown
Dr. Brown is an instructor of economics at Bellarmine. He is also a practicing attorney for a leading law firm, where he concentrates on emerging and international business. During three years of law school at the University of Louisville, he received a master’s in community development, an MBA and a JD. He also earned a master’s degree from Sophia University in Tokyo and two Ph.D.s, one from the University of Cambridge and the other from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds an Advanced Accounting Certificate from Bellarmine University and passed all parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. During the 2007-2008 academic year, he is a visiting fellow at Oxford University.
Dr. John T. (“Tom”) Byrd
Dr. Byrd is chair of the department of business administration and professor of management and organizational behavior at Bellarmine University. Dr. Byrd received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He has extensive consulting and training experience with numerous organizations, including Ford Motor Company and UPS. In 2005, Dr. Byrd co-authored the article “The Last Straw” for which he recieved the Best Case Award at the Midwest Management Association in Chicago. The article was published by the Society of Case Research in its Business Case Journal in 2006.
Ms. Patricia Carver
Ms. Carver is an Instructor of Business Administration in the Rubel School of Business. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree with a major in Accounting and Bellarmine University where she received an MBA. Ms. Carver is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), currently licensed to practice public accounting in the state of Kentucky. She is experienced in the area of Accounting, Finance, Management, Strategic Planning, and Consulting. She has over 25 years of professional experience in the private sector including positions as Chief Internal Auditor, Revenue Manager, and Financial Analyst at the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District and Senior Field Auditor with the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.
Dr. David T. Collins
Dr. Collins currently serves as an associate professor of accounting at Bellarmine. He was the chair of the department of accounting at Bellarmine from 1994-99 and 2001-02 and chair of the department of business administration from 1998-99. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of accountancy from the University of South Florida. In 1993, he obtained his Ph.D. in accounting from Georgia State University. Dr. Collins is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He was previously a partner at Anderson and Collins, CPAs.
Dr. Alan B. Deck
As a professor of accounting at Bellarmine, Dr. Alan Deck’s primary teaching areas are Financial and Managerial Principles, Financial II, and Managerial Accounting. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and both a master’s and doctoral degree from The University of Alabama. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA) and certified management accountant (CMA). Previous professional experience includes a staff accountant position at Westinghouse and positions as an AIS consultant for various firms in the Lafayette and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, areas.
Dr. Audrey A. Gramling
Audrey A. Gramling is the Fr. Raymond J. Treece Endowed Chair and Accounting Department Professor and Chair at Bellarmine University. Dr. Gramling’s research investigates both internal and external auditing issues, with a focus on decision behavior of auditors, external auditor independence, internal control reporting, and other factors affecting the market for audit and assurance services. Prior to earning her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, Dr. Gramling worked as an external auditor at a predecessor firm of Deloitte and as an internal auditor at Georgia Institute of Technology. She has also served a one year appointment as an Academic Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She is the past-President of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association and has served in an advisory role to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO).
Mr. Carl Hafele
Mr. Hafele, instructor of business and economics, teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Mr. Hafele earned his MBA from Xavier University and his undergraduate degree from Thomas More. He was formerly CEO and portfolio manager at National Asset Management, an institutional money management firm managing over $20 billion. He has over 20 years experience in investments, marketing and management. He is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a certified public accountant (CPA). Currently he is chairman of First Kentucky Trust Company, a Louisville-based personal trust and investment firm.
Dr. Alisha Harper
Dr. Harper graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shepherd University with a major in political science and a minor in accounting. Graduated Cum Laude from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law in 2003. Graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Georgetown University obtaining a Masters of Law in Taxation. In 2004, began working with the Office of Chief Counsel as a General Attorney (Tax). My duties in the office included advising IRS revenue agents conducting audits, IRS revenue officers collecting tax liabilities due and owing, litigation before the United States Tax Court, and litigation before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky (as a Special Assistant United States Attorney). I also worked with the IRS penalties group in formulating guidance on new penalties enacted by Congress, and a new group created to handle international matters for individual income taxpayers. For the past six years, I have also been teaching as an adjunct instructor at Bellarmine University, teaching either Tax I, Individual Income Tax, or Tax II, Taxation of Entities.
Mr. Paul Krazeise
Mr. Krazeise is an adjunct professor who holds BA, MBA, and JD degrees from the University of Louisville. He has been a manager for the Internal Revenue Service, senior attorney in the Office of the IRS Chief Counsel, special assistant U.S. attorney in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
Dr. Ida Kutschera
Dr. Kutschera is an associate professor of management. She received her Ph.D. in organizational science from the University of Oregon and has an MBA from Washington State University. Her current research interests include social cognition and decision making, in particular the impact of cognitive styles and the use of intuition in managerial decision making. Dr. Kutschera is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Dr. Michael R. Luthy
Dr. Luthy, (website and contact information), is professor of marketing in the department of business administration and a Fulbright Scholar alumnus. He earned his Ph.D. and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA degree from the University of Iowa. His professional work experience includes the United States Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation. Dr. Luthy has received national teaching awards for innovation and creativity in the classroom from the American Marketing Association and the Academy of Educational Leadership. His scholarship has been published in a wide variety of outlets including international business journals, national and regional conference proceedings, textbooks, pedagogical volumes, and newspapers.
Dr. Michael D. Mattei
Dr. Mattei is a professor of management in the Rubel School of Business and executive director of the Bellarmine Center for Interdisciplinary Technology & Entrepreneurship. Dr. Mattei has been teaching information systems and entrepreneurship for 18 years. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Louisville and an MBA in finance from Indiana University-Bloomington. Prior to beginning a career in teaching, he was vice president of information technology at IMX, Inc. His 15 years of corporate experience includes work at Cincinnati Milacron, General Electric and Brown & Williamson, where he served as manager of domestic and international marketing systems.
Dr. Myra McCrickard
Dr. McCrickard is a professor of economics at Bellarmine University. She received her Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University in 1990 with fields in labor economics and macroeconomics. At Bellarmine she teaches the principles sequence in micro- and macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics and the senior seminar in economic research. Her research interests include labor economics, healthcare and economic education.
Dr. Frank Raymond
Dr. Raymond is a professor and chair of the department of economics. He received his bachelor’s in mathematics at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, his master’s in mathematics at the University of North Carolina and his Ph.D. in economics at Indiana University-Bloomington. His research primarily focuses on mathematical modeling of issues in international development. He teaches undergraduate and MBA courses with a focus on international economics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
Dr. Keith Richardson
Dr. Richardson is an associate professor of accounting. Primary teaching areas are Financial Principles, Financial I and Auditing. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound, an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Previous professional experience includes: manager, Dwyer Pemberton & Coulson, CPA; Arthur Andersen & Co.; financial vice president, Affiliated American Corp.
Dr. Mike H. Ryan
Dr. Ryan is a management professor. Previously, he founded and operated Prometheus Press, Inc. Among other activities, Prometheus Press Inc. published and edited Space Business Notes, one of the internet’s first space business journals. Dr. Ryan has consulted on issues ranging from technology and innovation to strategy and public policy. He is the author or editor of several books and more than 30 scholarly articles. Dr. Ryan earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dallas. He is also a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, a senior member of the American Astronautical Society and a Fulbright Senior Specialist candidate through 2011.
Dr. Richard W. Schrader
Dr. Schrader, professor of accounting, primarily teaches financial accounting, theory and MBA classes. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Professional experience includes in-charge accountant, Coopers and Lybrand CPAs; controller, Tannewitz, Inc.; and consulting.
Dr. Patricia Miller Selvy
Dr. Selvy is an associate professor of accounting in the Rubel School of Business. Her primary teaching areas are managerial and corporate governance. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Louisville and her Ph.D. from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She is a Kentucky CPA and is a member of the AICPA, the Kentucky Society of CPAs and a member of the State of Kentucky’s Parks Commission. Dr. Selvy is a native of Louisville and has been at Bellarmine for 20 years. She has taught across campus and internationally.
Dr. Bradley Stevenson
Dr. Stevenson is an assistant professor of finance. He received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Cincinnati and has an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. His current research interests include financial markets and institutions with an emphasis on institutional efficiency, institutional risk and monitoring ability. Dr. Stevenson is a member of the Financial Management Association, the Southern Finance Association and the Midwest Finance Association. Previous professional experience includes positions as a client relationship manager at Fifth Third Bank and as an administrative services representative at the Union Central Life Insurance Company.
Mr. Lee B. Thomas, Jr.
Mr. Thomas currently serves as executive in residence in the Rubel School. He also has been chairman of Universal Woods, Inc. in Louisville since 1993. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Vermont American Corporation from 1962 until 1984, and as chairman of the board from 1984 until the company was sold in 1989. Thomas graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Yale University’s engineering school and received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Wilmington College.
Joseph Thornton, ABD
My research focus is on how individuals
influence responsible actions, related to society and sustainability,
in privately owned small to medium firms. I am also interested in how
individuals influence governance related issues within for-profit and
Doctor of Management Candidate – Case
Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Executive Masters in Business
Administration – Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
Bachelor of Science – Western
Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
I enjoy teaching and conducting
research into various areas of management and sustainability related
to innovation and entrepreneurship. I am also very interested in
governance of non-profit organizations.
Dr. Julie F. Toner
Dr. Toner, professor of marketing, has been with Bellarmine since 1999. She teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include social marketing, public policy and marketing, and business ethics. Dr. Toner’s research appears in more than 75 peer-reviewed conference proceedings and journals. A native of Missouri, she earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations as well as an MBA at the University of Central Missouri. Dr. Toner earned her Ph.D. in marketing at Florida State University. She is a past president of the Marketing Management Association and MBAA-International. Her awards and recognitions include the MMA Fellow Award, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and 2000 Intellectuals of the 21st Century. She is often selected as a judge for master teacher competitions