MBA Executive - Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Learn from world-class teachers, practitioners and thought leaders. The Executive MBA faculty are a select group of renowned researchers, ranked among the best in the world, who leverage their considerable industry experience to deliver real-world value and context to coursework.

W. P. Carey faculty members regularly contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and their expertise is sought by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, CNN and NPR.

Meet the EMBA Faculty


Tom Bates
Tom Bates
Managerial Finance
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PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Chair, Department of Finance
Deanís Council of 100 Distinguished Scholars
Research areas: Mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and corporate liquidity and cash holdings


Joan Brett
Joan Brett
Organizational Behavior
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PhD, New York University
Former director of executive and management training and development, Bank One
Research areas: Individual differences and contextual factors associated with motivated work behavior


Werner Bonadurer
Werner Bonadurer
Advanced Financial Management
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PhD, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Nominated for ìGlobal Leader of Tomorrow,î World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland
Research areas: Hedge fund investments


Dan Brooks
Dan Brooks
Statistical Analysis and Decision Models
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PhD, Indiana University
Review Board Member, Department of Energy
Research areas: Decision making under uncertainty, environmental risk and integrated business management


Kevin Corley
Kevin Corley
Negotiations
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PhD, The University of Pennsylvania
Previous Management Consultant, Ernst and Young LLP
Research areas: Organizing processes, organizational identity and organizational change


Phil Drake
Phil Drake
Financial Accounting
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PhD, The Ohio State University
Partner, Inspired Capitalworks
Chief investment officer, chief financial officer, Nature's One
Research areas: IPO pricing, credit default swaps


Mohan Gopalakrishnan
Mohan Gopalakrishnan
Operations and Supply Chain Management
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PhD, University of Alabama
Consultant to the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Garuda Airlines (Indonesia); Pratt & Whitney (Canada); American Express, Honeywell, PetSmart (USA)
Research areas: Global supply chain risk management, health care operations management, "non-profit humanitarian" operations


Steve Hillegeist
Steve Hillegeist
Managerial Accounting
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PhD, University of California at Berkeley
Consultant, American Accounting Association, Washington, D.C.
Research areas: Human capital risk and CEO compensation


Tim James
Tim James
Managerial Economics
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PhD, University of Southampton, UK
Academic expert to: the Prime Minister of the UK, the European Commission, and the BBC
Research areas: Economic impact of energy and purchasing power parities in the United States


Gerry Keim
Gerry Keim
Business Strategy and Public Policy
International Practicum
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PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Chairman of the Board for The Washington Campus, Public Policy Education for Business Leaders
Research areas: Organizational entrepreneurship and interaction of business firms with their institutional environments (political, social, and economic) in advanced and developing countries


Don Lange
Don Lange
Ethical Issues for Managers
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PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Lincoln Professor or Management Ethics
W. P. Carey School of Business, Outstanding Teaching Award
Research areas: Reputation, legitimacy, and prestige in organizational and industry settings; organizational corruption and managerial ethics


Gary Naumann
Gary Naumann
Entrepreneurship
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MBA, Harvard University
The Hahnco Professor of Entrepreneurship
On-going consulting practice assisting small to medium-sized companies with capital raising, managing lender/investor relations and developing strategic plans


G. Douglas Olsen
G. Douglas Olsen
Marketing Management
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PhD, University of Alberta
Author of The 5 Laws of Innovation Success: Generating Critical Momentum for Products, Services and Ideas
Research areas: Innovation and consumer behavior


Suzanne Peterson
Suzanne Peterson
High Impact Leadership
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PhD, University of Nebraska
W. P. Carey MBA Outstanding Teacher Award
Leadership advisor to senior managers in a variety of Fortune 500 organizations
Research areas: Executive/CEO leadership


Matthew Semadeni
Matthew Semadeni
Strategic Management
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PhD, Texas A&M University
Research areas: Top Management teams/corporate governance, competitive strategy and knowledge/innovation


Ajay Vinze
Ajay Vinze
Business Intelligence
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PhD, University of Arizona
Earl and Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor of Information Systems
Associate Dean
Associate Vice Provost - Graduate Education
Board of directors, ISSC-Microchip
Research areas: Strategic applications and implications of information and communication technology - Latin American, East European/Balkan and a South/Southeast Asian focus