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.

Lin (Vivian) Chen, ABD
Lecturer of Accounting

Elizabeth Gingerich, J.D.
Professor of Business Law

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

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

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

Zhenhu Jin, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance

John Steele, MBA
Lecturer of Finance

Sanjeev Jha
Associate Professor of Information & Decision Sciences

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

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

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

Musa Pinar, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing

Michelle Van Solt
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Matthew Luth
Associate Professor of Management

Joseph Trendowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management

John D. Ward, MBA
Lecturer in Management

Antoine Busby
Assistant Professor of Management

Marcie Sariol
Assistant Professor of Management