Business Faculty

Dr. Daniel L. Bauer

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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.

Dr. Patricia Carver

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Ms. Patricia CarverDr. Carver is an Assistant Professor 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 and her Doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education. Dr. 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. Carla Childers

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Headshot of Carla Childers Dr. Childers is an Associate Professor of Marketing.  She earned her Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Kentucky and her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing from Kentucky State University.  Dr. Childers is joining Bellarmine after 12 years on faculty at Ohio University. Her research interests are in the areas of consumer behavior and services marketing and her publications cover topics including service quality, place branding, hospitality and tourism, and marketing pedagogy. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Childers served as a full-time instructor at Kentucky State University, worked as a rental representative at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and was the Market Research Coordinator for Knight Ridder at the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper.  She has professional experience in advertising, sales, market research, and retailing. Currently, Dr. Childers serves on the American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapters Council and as Co-Chair for the annual International AMA Collegiate Conference. 

Dr. Kyuha Cho

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K Cho Kyuha Cho is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University. His primary teaching areas are financial accounting, management accounting, and accounting information system in the undergraduate program. His research interests are management control systems, cost management, and sustainability in the context of service firms. He received his B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Seoul National University in Korea, and a Ph.D. with a concentration in management accounting from Cornell University. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and awarded 'CMA Student Certificate of Distinguished Performance.’ Previous professional experience includes budgeting, performance evaluation, and financial risk hedging in the oil industry.

Robert J. Eger

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Robert EgerRobert’s teaching career has focused on advancing undergraduate and graduate-level students in governmental accounting and public finance. He has developed curriculum and instruction to engage students effectively in accounting and public financial management. Robert enjoys advising students on career choices and opportunities. Robert’s research interests encompass the areas of public financial management, resource allocation, and decision-making, concentrating on the intersection between accounting and public policy. His grant research emphasizes helping government officials make better evidence-based resource decisions. Robert has published in an array of academic and practice journals on topics that include resource allocations related to defense and public health, defense management, resource decisions in special-purpose governments, financing of government infrastructure, decision-making for tax strategies and complexities, the influence of tax evasion and auditing activity in resource management, managing intergovernmental revenues, outsourcing choices in government, and traffic safety decision making. He has an extensive academic and practice background in developing and applying accounting, budgeting, and finance principles to public and nonprofit organizations.

I am so grateful to the Rubel School of Business for this opportunity. I love the mission of Bellarmine University as it incorporates my vision of humanity.

My passion is working with young people as they advance their academic studies. In my role as the Fr. Raymond Treece Endowed Chair of Accounting, my goal is to enhance our students’ understanding of accounting while having fun! I believe having fun while learning always brings out the best in all of us.

Dr. Amy K. Fairfield

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Dr. Amy K. Fairfield Dr. Fairfield is an Assistant Professor of Finance. She received her D.B.A., with a concentration in finance, from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Dr. Fairfield earned both her bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Bradley University. Her current research interests include behavioral finance relating to chief financial officers and social networks as well as tail risk and institutional investors. Dr. Fairfield is a member of the Financial Management Association. Previous professional experience includes working as a General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63 exams) as well as a General Securities Principal (Series 24 exam) to develop a new securities exchange and as a cost accountant in the food processing industry.

Drew Hamilton

Drew HamiltonDrew Hamilton is an Instructor of Accounting. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Morehead State University and Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky. His career prior to Bellarmine consisted of 12 years at KPMG and EY with a focus on accounting and compliance of income taxes. His focus is helping students prepare for the ever-changing and in-demand profession of the public and private sectors of accounting.

Dr. Alisha Harper

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Alisha Harper is an Associate Professor and serves as chair of the Department of Business Administration. 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 and as a Special Assistant United State Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Her research interests include practical tax strategies and pedagogies in the online classroom. Professor Harper serves as the academic advisor for Delta Sigma Pi and as the faculty coordinator for Bellarmine’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Dr. Haleh S. Karimi

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Dr. Haleh S. Karimi Dr. Karimi is an assistant professor of management in the Rubel School of Business. Haleh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of management, strategy, and innovation. Dr. Karimi has been teaching in higher education for over a decade. Before that, she worked in all kinds of organizational entities. Haleh started her career at Colgate Palmolive as a business analyst, moved on to Steel Technologies as lead developer for their SAP systems. After a few years there, she was recruited to lead the Coca-Cola Enterprise's Innovation Center. She led CCE's innovation initiatives to enhance business outcomes and performance. Dr. Karimi later moved on to entrepreneurship as the CEO of Surgical Serenity Solutions. Her company came up with innovative ideas to improve packaging and marketing that led to increase revenue. Once that entrepreneurial challenge was fulfilled, she moved on to lead a grassroots non-profit organization. Dr. Karimi led a strategic plan that led the non-profit to achieve financial sustainability, growth, and recognition awards. Among all these entities, she found her passion for education which drove her to pursue and attain her doctorate. She has been teaching at Sullivan University, University of Louisville, and now at Bellarmine University. As an educator, her mission is to be a champion for all her students. She follows a student-centric strategy to provide the best education possible with key takeaways that will go beyond the classroom.

Dr. Ida Kutschera

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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. Michael D. Mattei

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Dr. Michael MatteiDr. Mattei is currently Professor of MIS and Entrepreneurship in the Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University. 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. He serves on the Endowment Committee of the National Center for Family Learning and provides technical support to the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Dr. Mattei served two years as President of Venture Connectors of Louisville and four years as VP of Programs. 

Ron Newton

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After earning his BA in Math/Secondary Education from Bellarmine, Mr. Newton spent 25 years teaching Math and Statistics at a secondary school in Louisville, where he began a very successful AP Statistics program. He also served as an adjunct at Sullivan University and Spalding University. He earned his MEd from the University of Louisville and his MA in Instructional Leadership from Bellarmine. He was a member of the first cohort for the Master of Science in Analytics from Bellarmine University. He worked for three and a half years as a Data Analyst for RxCrossroads by McKesson, a specialty pharmacy, before returning to the classroom this semester as Instructor of Analytics.

Dr. Francis E. Raymond

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Headshot of Frank Raymond Dr. Raymond is a Professor of Economics 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. Keith Richardson

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Dr. Keith RichardsonDr. Richardson is a Professor of Accounting. Primary teaching areas are financial accounting and MBA. 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, CPAs; Arthur Andersen & Co, CPAs.; Financial Vice President, Affiliated American Corp; and Operations Manager and Controller, Ostrom Mushroom Farms.

Dr. Mike H. Ryan

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Dr. Ryan is a Professor of Management. 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. Nuket Serin

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Nuket SerinNuket Serin is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University. She received her Ph.D. from Florida International University. Her research focuses on two primary domains: 1) consumer well-being and choice behavior; 2) branding, social media, and digital communications. Her dissertation focuses on the role of brand activism in shedding light on ongoing socio-political issues (i.e., social inequality, racial injustice, immigration issues, LGBTQI equality, and the refugee crisis). She has published several papers in esteemed journals, including the Journal of Advertising and Journal of Consumer Affairs. Her work has also attracted many awards. She also shows robust evidence for ongoing service roles in local, national, and global communities to create a meaningful contribution to society. She has created innumerable opportunities to support doctoral students in academia globally from diverse backgrounds through her roles as a Vice-Chair of Content Management for AMA DocSig and a treasurer and Vice President for the FIU Business Doctoral Student Association. She holds an MS in Marketing degree from the University of South Florida and an MA in Business Administration degree from Cukurova University, Turkey.

Dr. Hongwei Song

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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 Global Economy. 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

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05.27.22. Brad Stevenson 02 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.