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.


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.


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.


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) Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Accounting

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


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

Elizabeth Gingerich

Elizabeth Gingerich, J.D. Professor of Business Law



Jiun-Lin (Alex) Chen, Ph.D. Associate 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


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


Musa Pinar

Musa Pinar, Ph.D. Professor of Marketing

Michelle Van Solt, Ph.D.

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


Nic Erhardt

Niclas Erhardt, Ph.D. Dean and Professor of Management 219.464.5040


Matthew Luth, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management


Lacey Logan, Ph.D. Candidate Visiting 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


Richard A. McSparin SPHR; SHRM-SC


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