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
     

Tom Purcell

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

Vasant Raval

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

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & ANALYTICS

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 
     

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

MARKETING & MANAGEMENT / LEADERSHIP

Laurie Baedke

  • Organizational Culture
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Strengths Based Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
     

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
     

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
     

Tim McMahon

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

Beverly Kracher

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

Regina Taylor

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Human Resources