Faculty Speakers

expert faculty at the heider college of business

Heider College of Business at Creighton University

If you are looking for academic or business experts to speak at a professional development session or conference, or if you are looking for a field expert to interview for an article or publication, we have put together this overview of some of our current faculty and their general areas of expertise for your reference.

ACCOUNTING

Maggie Knight

  • Healthcare Finance 
  • Physician Practice Analytics 
  • Physician Compensation
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Burnout in the Accounting Profession
     

Tom Purcell

  • Income Tax – Individuals, Corporate, Non-profit
  • Estate tax
  • Tax Policy
  • Tax Practitioner Responsibilities
  • Accounting Regulation & Governance
     

Vasant Raval

  • Executive Fraud (disposition-based fraud model)
  • Organizational Wrongdoing
  • Information Security
  • Information Ethics 
  • Corporate Governance

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & ANALYTICS

Cindy Corritore

  • Visual Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • UX Design and Evaluation
  • Mobile App / Website Development
  • Machine Learning in Analytics
  • Innovative Teaching Methodologies using Technology

William Duckworth

  • Business Analytics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Monte Carlo Risk Analysis
  • Statistical Software Reliability
  • Statistics Education
     

Ravi Nath

  • Information Technology
  • Database Development
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Workforce Automation
     

Dustin Ormond

  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Development (Modeling and Implementation)
  • Web Development 

ECONOMICS

Kristie Briggs

  • International Trade
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Quantitative Methods
  • International Economic Development
     

Ernie Goss

  • Economic Outlook (regional and national)
  • Interest Rates
  • Currency Valuations
  • Economic Impact Assessment
  • Business Valuation
     

Alexei Marcoux

  • Ethics of the Sharing Economy (e.g., Uber, AirBnB)
  • Ethics of Corporate Governance
  • Ethics of Boycotts/Values-based Consumerism
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
  • Entrepreneurship Theory 
     

Colin O’Reilly

  • Cross-Country Economic Growth and Development
  • Cross-Country and Subnational Income Inequality
  • Institutions and Natural Resource Curse
  • Economics of Transition / Violent Conflict
     

Kate Sheehan

  • Economic Freedom / Economic Institutions
  • Foreign Aid and International Development 
  • Comparative Economics
     

Diana W. Thomas

  • Public Choice
  • Public Finance
  • Austrian Economics
  • Regulation
  • Regressive Effects of Regulation
  • Undergraduate Research
     

Michael D. Thomas

  • Public Choice
  • Taxation
  • Welfare Economics
  • History of Economic Idea

FINANCE 

Lee Dunham

  • Mutual Funds and ETFs
  • Business Valuation
  • Derivatives
  • Options
  • Portfolio Management
     

Ed Horwitz

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Financial Psychology
  • Behavioral Change
  • Insurance 
  • Personal Finance
  • Financial Planning 
     

Gerald Jensen

  • Federal Reserve Policy and Security Markets
  • Precious Metals Funds
  • Equity Investing
  • Commodity Investing
  • Dividend Policy
     

Paul (Ted) Klontz

  • Financial Psychology
  • Behavioral Change (personal finance)
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Exquisite Listening®
  • Experiential Listening

 

MARKETING

Stacey Menzel Baker

  • Customer Experience Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Market Development
  • Sustainability
     

John Blazek

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Goal Setting
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Start-ups
  • Community and Public Service
     

Rose Jarmon

  • Marketing Strategy
  • B2B Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Food Marketing
     

Tim McMahon

  • Integrated Communication
  • Leading Marketing Effectiveness
  • Charismatic Leadership
  • Crisis Management / Communications
     

 

    MANAGEMENT / LEADERSHIP

    Laurie Baedke

    • Leadership
    • Healthcare Leadership
    • Strengths Based Leadership
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Entrepreneurship
       

    Todd Darnold

    • Staffing
    • Leadership
    • Organizational Culture
    • Navigating Change
    • Succession Planning
       

    M. Lance Frazier

    • Leadership
    • Employee Engagement
    • Proactive Work Behaviors
    • Psychological Safety
    • Trust
       

    Andrew Gustafson

    • Business and Faith
    • Ethics in the Insurance Industry
    • Ethics of Project Management
    • Business and Common Good
       

    Taylor Keen

    • Strategic Planning
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Competitive Intelligence
    • Blue Ocean Strategy
    • Competitive Marketplace Positioning
    • Science of Core Values
    • Omaha Tribal History and Culture
    • Cherokee Tribal History and Culture
    • Sacred Seed 
       

    Beverly Kracher

    • Ethical Blindspots
    • Ethical Leadership
    • City-level Business Ethics
    • Ethical Decision Making in Business
    • Ethical Communication in Business
    • Privacy and the Internet of Things
    • Governing Board Ethics
       

    Regina Taylor

    • Leadership
    • Organizational Ethics
    • Human Resources
       

    Rodney Verhoeff

    • Project, Program and Portfolio Management (PPPM)
    • Change Management
    • Sustainability
    • Organizational Leadership and Operations
    • Governmental Administration and Leadership
    • Emotional and Social Intelligence
    • Leadership and Business Coaching
    • Emergenetics
       

    Sarah Singletary Walker

    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Human Resources
    • Leadership