Business Faculty

Dr. Sharon A. Kerrick

Dean • 502.272.7443 • skerrick@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Sharon A. KerrickDr. Kerrick is the dean at Bellarmine University’s Rubel School of Business. She was formerly the associate director of the Forcht Entrepreneurship Center at UofL’s College of Business for 14 years where she taught / co-lead the top-ranked Entrepreneurship MBA program and Entrepreneurship minor, a degree she created in 2008. She also created VetStart in 2012, a community program to help military veterans launch businesses. Her research is in teaching entrepreneurship, e-learning and financial literacy and has been referenced by Forbes. Prior to joining academia, she was one of the founders/co-owners of a technology firm that grew to over 300 full-time staff and was in business for nearly 20 years. Dr. Kerrick has received numerous awards including SBA’s Veterans Small Business Advocate of the Year, Business First’s 40 Under 40, Greater Louisville Inc. Technologist of the Year, Women 4 Women Leadership Award, and was a National Association of Women Business Owner’s finalist and the recipient of UofL’s prestigious campus wide Paul Weber Award for Excellence in Teaching. Career highlights include accompanying two Entrepreneurship MBA business plan teams, after winning global business plan competitions with awards of over $1.1M, to ring the bell at NASDAQ.

Dr. Francis E. Raymond

Associate Dean and MBA Director • 502.272.8487 • fraymond@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Frank RaymondDr. Raymond is Professor of Economics, Associate Dean of the Rubel School of Business, and MBA Director. He received his BA in Mathematics at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, his MS in Mathematics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 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 development, macroeconomics and econometrics.

Dr. Daniel L. Bauer

502.272.8026 • dbauer@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Daniel L. BauerDr. Bauer started at Bellarmine in 1995 and served as the Dean of the Rubel School for 15 years (2000-2015). His research and scholarly activities have earned Dr. Bauer a national reputation as an expert on business issues relating to “Generation X.” Dr. Bauer currently also serves on the Park Credit Union Supervisory Committee and as a Financial Consultant for Lanier Asset Management. He holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky and a Doctor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from Mississippi State University. Before coming to Bellarmine, he was a federal bank examiner with the Farm Credit Administration.

Ms. Christy Burge

502.272.8246 • cburge@bellarmine.edu

Christy Burge is joining Bellarmine University after 17 years of teaching and mentoring students at the University of Louisville. She has been granted numerous top teaching awards over the years. She has taught in undergraduate and graduate programs. Christy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with an emphasis in Information Systems, MBA and MACC. She held various senior corporate accounting positions including Chief Financial Officer/Director of Operations of The Cobb Group (Division of Ziff-Davis, Inc.), Plant Controller/VP of Operations & Customer Service of R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Inc., and Director of Finance/ Corporate Controller of DeAgostini USA Division. Her teaching areas include managerial/cost accounting, financial accounting, accounting information systems and leadership. She is active in the community as a business consultant and member of the IMA and KYCPA.

Dr. John T. (“Tom”) Byrd

502.272.8473 • jbyrd@bellarmine.edu

Dr. John T. ByrdDr. Byrd is Professor of Management and Organizational Behavioral at Bellarmine University. He received his PhD from Ohio State University. He has extensive consulting and training experience with numerous organizations some of which are Ford Motor Company, Seagram Corporation, and UPS. In 2013, Dr. Byrd co-authored an article with Dr. Joseph Thornton titled Social Responsibility and the Small Business. This article was published in the Academy of Entrepreneurship and received the best paper award from the conference proceedings. Currently, Dr. Byrd’s interest is in Self-Leadership and Authentic Management. In 2016, he was the lead author on the article “Do Italian Men and Women view Authentic Leaders differently.” This article was published in the Journal of International Business Research, and was a follow up article to a previous article titled “Views on the Authentic Leader: Is there a Gender Difference?” He recently participated in the revision of several chapters of Self-Leadership, a book used in his Self-Leadership and Merton class.

Ms. Patricia Carver

502.272.8165 • pcarver@bellarmine.edu

Ms. Patricia CarverMs. 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. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education. 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

502.272.8248 • dcollins@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Collins currently serves as Professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting in the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University. He was the chair of the Department of Accounting from 1994-99 and 2001-2002, and Chair of the Department of Business Administration from 1998-1999. Dr. Collins holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (1980) and a Master of Accountancy (1981) from the University of South Florida. He obtained his Ph.D. in Accounting (1993) from Georgia State University. Dr. Collins served as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida where he was a partner at Anderson and Collins, CPAs from 1982 to 1990. 

Dr. Alisha Harper

502.272.8471 • aharper@bellarmine.edu

Alisha Harper is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Director of Bellarmine’s Masters of Taxation Program. She received her B.A. from Shepherd University, her J.D. from the University of Louisville, and a LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Bellarmine faculty, Alisha worked for 8 years as a Senior Attorney for the IRS Office of Chief Council. Her research interests include practical tax strategies and pedagogies in the online classroom. Professor Harper serves as the academic advisor for Delta Sigma Pi, as the faculty coordinator for Bellarmine’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and as the advisor for the Bellarmine KYCPA PEAK challenge team.

Dr. Ida Kutschera

502.272.8444 • ikutschera@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Ida KutscheraIda Kutschera is an Associate Professor of Management. She received her Ph.D. in Organization Science from the University of Oregon, and has earned an MBA from Washington State University. Dr. Kutschera’s professional work experience includes the German Economic Institute for Tourism Research (DWIF) in Munich, Germany, and the Fairmont Hotel Management LP in San Francisco, CA. Her teaching interests include organizational behavior, leadership, and human resource management. Her current research interests include social cognition and decision making, issues related to managing in extreme environments, and practical implications of executive and leadership coaching. Dr. Kutschera is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Institute of Coaching.

Dr. Patrick Lach

502.272.8276 • plach01@bellarmine.edu

Headshot of Dr. LachDr. Lach is an Associate Professor of Finance. He received his Ph.D. in finance from Mississippi State University and graduated from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Accounting. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Dr. Lach's research interests include financial regulation, financial education, and initial public offerings. He is a nationally-recognized expert in investing and has been quoted in leading media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and CNNMoney. He is also a contributor for The Wall Street Journal as a WSJ Wealth Expert and has appeared as a guest on The Wall Street Journal's podcast, Journal Report.

Dr. Michael R. Luthy

502.272.8040 • mluthy@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Michael R. LuthyDr. Luthy is Professor of Marketing in the Department of Business Administration, a Wilson W. Wyatt Fellow, and two-time 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. Prior to his academic career he held positions in professional selling, bank regulation with the U.S. Treasury Department, and marketing and finance for 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. Currently, Dr. Luthy serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Marketing Education and Journal of Small Business Management. He also serves as a business administration specialist reviewer for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and been on the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal and Industrial Marketing Management. His research interests include marketing management, small business operations, and business education. Over 130 of his works have been published in a wide variety of refereed business journals, national and regional conference proceedings, textbooks, pedagogical volumes, and newspapers. 

Dr. Michael D. Mattei

502.272.8441 • mmattei@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Michael MatteiDr. Mattei is currently Professor of MIS and Entrepreneurship in the Rubel School of Business. Dr. Mattei holds a BS and MS in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, a MBA in Finance from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Louisville. Prior to returning to faculty, he was Dean of IT and the School Professional Studies, Executive Director of the Bellarmine Center for Technology and Entrepreneurship and Chairman of the Business Department. His 15 years of corporate experience includes VP of IT for IMX, Inc., a $12 million VC funded high-tech start-up, Manager of Marketing Systems for Brown and Williamson Tobacco, manufacturing supervisor at Cincinnati Milacron and design engineer for the Space Division of General Electric. Dr. Mattei served two years as President of Venture Connectors of Louisville and four years as VP of Programs.

Dr. Myra McCrickard

502.272.8028 • mmccrickard@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Myra McCrickardDr. 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 microeconomics and macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics and the Senior Seminar in Economic Research. Her research interests include labor economics and economic education.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Payne

502.272.8244 • epayne@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Payne is the Fr. Raymond J. Treece Endowed Chair and Professor of Accounting. She comes to Bellarmine with over 20 years of teaching experience in auditing, financial accounting (principles and intermediate) and financial statement analysis. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in accounting, as well as a Ph.D., all from the University of Kentucky. She has published numerous articles in top academic journals including Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, the Journal of Information Systems, Current Issues in Auditing, and the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. Dr. Payne is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She currently serves as a regional representative on the Kentucky Society of CPAs Board of Directors; the KYCPA coordinator for BASE camp (Business and Accounting Summer Education for high school students); a member of the KYCPA Women’s Leadership Conference committee; coordinator for the KYCPA PEAK competition (for college accounting students); and on numerous university and college committees. She is a member of FEI, AAA (American Accounting Association), Beta Gamma Sigma, the KYCPA and the AICPA, and routinely speaks at various academic and accounting education conferences. Dr. Payne has received numerous teaching awards and research grants throughout her academic career. She worked in the accounting profession for ten years preceding academia, including public accounting (audit and tax) and as a controller of a large horse farm.

Dr. Keith Richardson

502.272.8403 • kritchardson@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Keith RichardsonDr. Richardson is a Professor of Accounting. Primary teaching areas are financial accounting. 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

502.272.8247 • mryan@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Ryan is a Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Business Administration. 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 50 scholarly articles and presentations and a key proponent of outer space as a place for innovative business operations. 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 past Director of Placement for the Academy of Management.

Dr. Patricia Miller Selvy

502.272.8243 • pselvy@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Patricia Miller SelvyDr. Selvy is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Rubel School of Business. Her primary teaching areas are managerial and individual taxation in the undergraduate program, and financial and managerial accounting, corporate governance and state and local sales tax in the MBA, Executive MBA, and Masters of Taxation programs at the graduate level. 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 member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs, a member of the AICPA, and has a CGMA from the AICPA. Dr. Selvy has served on the Family Scholar House Board and as a member of their audit and finance committees. She has also served on the Kentucky Parks Commission as well as several internal committees at Bellarmine University. Dr. Selvy is a native of Louisville and has been at Bellarmine for 30 years. She has taught across campus and internationally.

Dr. Hongwei Song

502.272.8008 • hsong@nbellarmine.edu

Dr. Hongwei SongDr. Hongwei Song is an Assistant Professor of Economics. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arkansas. At Bellarmine, she teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels such as Principles of Microeconomics, International Trade and Finance, and Economic Analysis Techniques. Dr. Hongwei Song is a member of the Southern Economic Association and the American Economic Association. Her fields of interest involve development economics, the economics of networks, experimental economics, and international economics. She has published on academic journals in both English and Chinese languages.

Dr. Bradley Stevenson

502.272.8173 • bstevenson@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Bradley Stevenson Dr. Stevenson is an Associate 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.

Dr. Joseph Thornton, DM

502.272.7759 • jthorton@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Joseph ThorntonDr. Thornton is an Assistant Professor of Management – with a specialization in business decision making and business ethics. He received his BS from Western Kentucky University, MBA from Bellarmine University and holds a Doctor of Management from Case Western Reserve University. Joe’s research focus is on how individuals influence responsible actions, related to society and sustainability, in privately owned small to medium firms. He is also interested in how individuals influence governance related issues within for-profit and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the Bellarmine faculty, Joe had significant corporate experience at Brown-Forman and a variety of environmental consulting companies.

Dr. Julie F. Toner

502.272.8494 • jtoner@bellarmine.edu

Dr. Julie F. TonerDr. Toner, Professor of Marketing, has been with Bellarmine since 1999. She teaches at both the under-graduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include social marketing, public policy and marketing, and the influence of faith on marketing decisions. 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 The Florida State University. She is a past president of both 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. Prior to her arrival at Bellarmine, Dr. Toner was a faculty member at North Dakota State University, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Central Missouri.