College of Business classroom during class discussion

Faculty

Professors. Mentors. Friends. At Valparaiso University, you will work on real-life problems alongside faculty leaders with decades of business experience and a true desire to do what’s best for you.

EXPERIENCE

Our faculty has worked around the world and in a wide variety of industries and positions. With their hands-on business experience and rigorous academic training, you’ll get what’s needed most: an education grounded in theory and deepened by practice.

CONNECTIONS

A thoughtful human element underscores everything we do. Our faculty has purposeful ties around the world, serving as consultants to world-class organizations. Because our faculty is well connected around the globe, our students ultimately benefit from up-to-the-minute case studies and cutting-edge knowledge.

ACCESSIBILITY

Our approach: one-on-one, whenever possible. Whether our students are prepping for business competitions, desire mentoring for job searches, or need some side-by-side time for research, our faculty is there. They also have an “open door” policy for office hours, so you can get personalized help when you need it.

Accounting and Business Law


Lin-Vivian

Lin (Vivian) Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Accounting

Jiangxia Liu Profile Pic

Jiangxia (Renee) Liu, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Accounting

Anton-Lewis

Anton M. Lewis, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Accounting

Elizabeth Gingerich

Elizabeth Gingerich, J.D. Professor of Business Law


Finance


Chen.Jiun-Lin-Alex

Jiun-Lin (Alex) Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Finance

Zhenhu Jin, Ph.D.

Zhenhu Jin, Ph.D. Professor of Finance

John Steele

John Steele, MBA Lecturer of Finance


Business Analytics / Information and Decision Science / Supply Chain & Logistics Management


Ata Karbasi

Ata Karbasi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Information and Decision Science

Sanjeev Jha, Ph.D.

Sanjeev Jha, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Information & Decision Sciences

Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar, Ph.D. Professor of Information and Decision Science

Coleen-Wilder

Coleen Wilder, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Information and Decision Science

Jha.Yamini

Yamini Jha, Ph.D. Lecturer of Information & Decision Sciences


Marketing


Musa Pinar

Musa Pinar, Ph.D. Professor of Marketing

Michelle Van Solt, Ph.D.

Michelle Van Solt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Marketing

Meichen-Dong

Meichen Dong, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Marketing


Management


Nic Erhardt

Niclas Erhardt, Ph.D. Dean and Professor of Management niclas.erhardt@valpo.edu 219.464.5040

Luth.Matthew

Matthew Luth, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management

Logan-Monarch-Lacey

Lacey Logan, Ph.D. Candidate Visiting Assistant Professor of Management

Sariol, A. M

Marcie Sariol, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Management


Additional Faculty


Sedefka Beck, Ph.D.

Sedefka Beck, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics

Sara Gundersen

Sara Gundersen, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics

Carmine-Polito

Carmine Polito, Ph.D., P.E. Chair of Civil Engineering, Professor of Civil Engineering

Rick-McSparin

Richard A. McSparin SPHR; SHRM-SC