MBA Faculty

MBA Faculty


John A. Rude, associate professor - B.B.A., M.A., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., Kent State University; CPA.

  • Research interests - financial reporting and teaching pedagogy
  • Contact - Telephone: 570-389-4520. email:

Mike Shapeero, professor - B.S., M.B.A., California State University, Chico; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; CPA, CMA.

  • Research interests - behavioral auditing issues, ethics and fraud
  • Contact - Telephone: 570-389-4913, email:

Andrew Blair Staley, MBA Program Coordinator, Associate Professor - B.A., Western Connecticut State University; MPA, University of Texas at Austin; M.S. (Taxation), American University; DBA, Nova Southeastern University.

  • Research interests - Behavioral issues in accounting, legal issues in taxation, and e-Commerce.
  • Contact - Telephone: 570-389-4392, email:

Business Law

Mark Usry, associate professor, B.S. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, M.IntStd American Graduate School of International Management, J.D. University of Oklahoma


Rand D. Martin, B.S.I.M., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Emory University; Ph.D., University of Alabama

  • Research interests - mutual funds, closed-end funds, currency swaps, mortgage-backed securities.
  • Contact - Telephone: 570-389-4761, email:

Jonathan K Ohn, associate professor - B.S., M.B.A., Seoul National University, South Korea; M.B.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University, PA.

  • Research Interests - Investment Analysis (Return Predictability); Financial Markets; International Finance; Labor markets
  • Contact - Telephone: 570-389-4250, email:


M. Ruhul Amin, professor - B.A., M.A., The University of Dhaka; M.A., D.P.A., Carleton University; M.A. Ph.D., The University of Akron

  • Research interests - benchmarking competencies; structure, design and strategies of small business
  • Contact - Telephone: 570-389-4518, email:

Joan Benek-Rivera, associate professor - B.B.A., Angelo State University; M.B.A., Angelo State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

  • Research interests - management pedagogy, cross-cultural management issues, diversity, leadership.
  • Contact - Telephone: 570-389-4813, email:

Christian Grandzol, associate professor - B.S. Marywood University, M.B.A. Marywood University, Ph.D. Marywood University

John R. Grandzol, professor - B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Temple University

Darrin Kass, Associate Professor of Management; B.A. University of California, Davis; M.A. San Francisco State University; Ph.D. University of Akron

  • Research Interests: Leadership, Decision Making, Management Pedagogy
  • Contact: Office 570-389-4394; email:

Lawrence Kleiman, professor - B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Farleigh Dickinson University; Ph.D., The University of Tennessee.

  • Has published many articles on human resources topics including EEO, performance appraisal and employee selection, and a book, Human Resource Management: A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantages (South-Western, 2000).
  • Contact - email:

Steven X. Si , professor - B.S., East China Normal University; M.B.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., Washington State University

  • Research interests - researches focus on strategic management, international business and strategic HRM.
  • Contact - email:

John O. Okpara, associate professor, B.Sc. University of London (Berkbeck College), M.S., State University of New York (Maritime College), M.A., City University of New York (City College), Ph.D., New York University.

  • Research interests - cross-cultural management, organizational ethics, strategy, and performance of organizations in developing countries, and international human resource management.
  • Contact: email:


Dr. Kenneth Hall, associate professor

  • Contact – Telephone: 570-389-4814, email:
  • Dr. Jung Seek Kim, associate professor

  • Contact – Telephone: 570-389-4886, e-mail: