Business Faculty

Dr. Natasha Munshi

Dean of the Rubel School of Business • 502.272.7443 •

Dr. Natasha MunshiDr. Munshi is Dean of the Rubel School of Business and Professor of Management in the Department of Business Administration, prior to which, she was Associate Dean of Graduate Business and Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Saint Mary’s College of California. She received her PhD in Strategy, Organization, and Environment, from University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. Her research interests in strategic and social innovation have led to publications in journals such as Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Business and Society Review. She holds an MBA in International Business and Management from Millsaps College, and a Master of Combined Sciences in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Mississippi Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Biochemistry from Saint Xavier’s College, in her native home of Mumbai, India. She has been a visiting Professor to the University of Lugano, Switzerland since 2006 and has taught executive, graduate, and undergraduate courses on Strategy and Innovation in the UK, Europe, Asia, and United States. Dr. Munshi has deep expertise as a management consultant; she currently sits on the Board of Advisors for OASIS Center International, a non-profit organization based in Santa Ana, California.

Dr. Mike H. Ryan

Associate Dean of the Rubel School of Business • 502.272.8247 •

Dr. Ryan is Associate Dean of the Rubel School of Business and 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. 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

502.272.8000 •

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. David T. Collins

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Dr. Collins is Professor 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 2014-2018, 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 and a 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 1982-1990. From 1995-1997, Dr. Collins served on the Accounting Career Opportunity Committee of the Kentucky Society of CPAs, where he helped the Society obtain an AICPA grant to create an Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP-KY). He then served on the ACAP-KY Task Force from 1996-2001. In 2001, in addition to the ongoing ACAP-KY program, KyCPA created a second student initiative (Accounting Base Camp) and Dr. Collins continues to be involved with Base Camp as a way to attract students to the accounting profession.

Dr. Abigail Hall

Headshot of Abigail Hall Career Specialties: Abigail Hall's work focuses on topics surrounding the U.S. military and national defense policy. She has worked on issues including domestic police militarization, drug policy, arms sales and weapons policy, and economics of unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) warfare. Her coauthored book, Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism was published by Stanford University Press in 2018.

Professional and Community Activities: Hall is currently working on a coauthored book project examining the creation and dissemination of propaganda within democratic societies.  Her previous work has been included in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including; Public Choice, Defense and Peace Economics, and the Atlantic Economic Review. She regularly engages with the media and has appeared on Fox Business, C-Span, PBS, as well as a variety local, national, and international media outlets. Her written work has been featured Forbes, Newsweek, The Hill, CNBC, and The Huffington Post.  She is an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, an Affiliated Scholar with the Foundation for Economic Education, and a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute.


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. 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. Elizabeth A. Payne

Accounting Chair • 502.272.8244 •

Dr. Elizabeth PayneDr. Payne is the Fr. Raymond J. Treece Endowed Chair and Professor of Accounting. She came to  Bellarmine in 2017 with over 20 years of teaching experience in auditing, financial accounting 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 an appointed member of the Kentucky State Board of Accountancy, a board member and VP of Professional Development for the Louisville Chapter of Financial Executives International; 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. 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. Patricia Miller Selvy

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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

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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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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. 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.

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.