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    [Section_Value1] => <p>John Baker is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Leadership, an academic unit in the School of Professional Studies, University College. Prior to joining WKU in 2006, Dr. Baker had a career in the US Army where he spent over 26 years on active duty serving throughout the United States and overseas.&nbsp; His assignments included various command and staff positions, Instructor at the United States Military Academy in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Military Science and Leadership at both Drexel University and Western Kentucky.&nbsp; Dr. Baker earned a BS degree from West Point in 1980, a MS degree in Physical Geography from the University of Wisconsin in 1990, a MS degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University in 2000, and a Doctorate in Education from WKU in 2011.&nbsp; Dr. Baker's research interests focus on peer and military leadership.&nbsp;</p>
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    [Section_Value2] => <p>D.B.A., Southern Illinois University, Finance, 1990</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>As a Professor of Finance for over 27 years, Dr. Chhachhi has taught numerous courses&mdash;both at the undergraduate as well as graduate levels&mdash;in the area of Corporate Finance, Investments, and Risk Management. He is passionate about financial literacy and financial well being and has given numerous presentations on these topics. While many of the presentations have been targeted towards WKU community (Spring Retirement Savings Week, student groups, etc.),&nbsp;others have been delivered to outside groups such as FPA of Kentuckiana and Convergence Decision Summit in Denver and Anaheim. Dr. Chhachhi has published 14 articles in academic journals including <em>The Financial Review</em>, <em>Journal of Financial Education</em>, and <em>Financial Management</em>. He has served as the Director of TVA&rsquo;s Investment Challenge Program&mdash;whereby students manage a hands-on, real-world portfolio as part of a 25-school competition&mdash;since 1999. Dr. Chhachhi has maintained an ongoing consulting relationship for well over a decade with ARGI Financial Group&mdash;a firm that has been on the Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors three years in a row. In that consulting role he focuses on risk mitigation strategies of investment portfolios and investment selections for 401(k)s and other employer-sponsored plans. He is also responsible for developing advanced options based strategies&mdash;especially for high net-worth individuals. In other consulting roles, he has worked on comprehensive feasibility studies for Bowling Green firms as part of their USDA loan applications. Dr. Chhachhi is passionate about K-12 education and has served in numerous roles with the Bowling Green school system&rsquo;s Parent Teacher Organization and Site Based Decision Making Council. He has appeared on local media outlets, such as WKYU-FM Radio, WBKO TV, and WKYU TV. Dr. Chhachhi has been regularly called on by WKU&rsquo;s President to serve on Ad Hoc committees and Task Forces and is currently chairing University&rsquo;s Budget Council. He is also a member of Kentucky Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s Public Pension Task Force that is advising the Governor and State Legislature on possible fixes for the severely underfunded state pension system.</p>
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    [Section_Value2] => <p>Dr. Robert D. Hatfield is the coauthor of seven books including HRM: Strategies for Managing a Diverse and Global Workforce and the textbook Human Resource Management in South Africa. He has also published at least 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 35 scholarly proceeding papers in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, training and development, and the use of technology in business and education. Dr. Hatfield currently researches workplace collegiality and the emerging field of business sustainability.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Ph. D., Indiana University, Management, 1996</p>
<p>J.D., University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, 1983</p>
<p>B.A., Western Kentucky University, Speech Communication, 1973</p>
<p>Dr. Hatfield&rsquo;s experience includes achievement and leadership in both the corporate and academic worlds. He was the Manager of Industrial Relations and Personnel for a Fortune 100 company. He is a management consultant in areas such as strategic planning, change management, leadership, collegiality, communication, and labor/employee relations. He has served on both public and private boards. Dr. Hatfield has administrative and/or teaching experience in 8 foreign nations and has led in innovative projects and programs to advance the local community, regional chambers of commerce, and the university. He has won many awards including teaching awards at three different universities, a national award in Business Education, and the GFCB &ldquo;Vitale Award for Initiative, Innovation, &amp; Leadership&rdquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp;Dr. Hatfield has held significant appointments in the&nbsp; GFCB. He was appointed the&nbsp; Lessenberry Endowed Professorship in Business Education, Executive Faculty Coordinator of the MBA Program, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, Interim Chair of the Department of Management, and MBA Program Director.</p>
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    [Title] => Assistant Professor - Management
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Hernsberger&rsquo;s research focuses on how status and other social approval assets influence important strategic and financial decisions made by a firm&rsquo;s leaders and other key stakeholders. He has published two peer reviewed journal articles and has presented his research at numerous conferences while at WKU. In addition, he has served on the Assurance of Learning committee, the Strategic Planning council, and the Professional Education and Knowledge committee. He has been invited to lead strategic planning sessions for the Dean&rsquo;s Business Advisory Council as well as for the Department of Management. Dr. Hernsberger&rsquo;s teaching interests include strategic management, general management, and new venture management.</p>
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    [Title] => Department Chair and Associate Professor - Accounting
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Little holds five professional certifications: CPA, CIA, CMA, CGMA, and the Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards. He teaches undergraduate and graduate financial, managerial, and auditing courses in the Master of Accountancy, full-time MBA, and professional MBA programs. He specializes in financial and managerial accounting research. His current research focuses on public company audit committee policies, procedures, and responsibilities in a post-Sarbanes Oxley environment and international financial reporting standards as they apply to large and small businesses under SEC guidelines. Dr. Little has extensive experience in all phases of public and private accounting, as well as internal auditing. He worked in public accounting with Arthur Andersen &amp; Co. (Chicago Office), where he participated in audits of regulated industry, pharmaceutical, banking, and manufacturing companies. Dr. Little has led internal audits of Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) locations in Japan, Suriname (SA), and several of its domestic locations. He was an Accounting manager for one of ALCOA's fabrication plants in California (USA). His last position before entering academia was Controller of Stoody Company, a subsidiary of the Thermadyne Holdings Group.&nbsp; He currently serves on Boards of Directors of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, South Central Kentucky Minority Economic Development Corporation, Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, and ServiceOne Federal Credit Union. Dr. Little is an active participant in the activities of the department of accounting where he currently serves as the Department Chair.</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p>Dr. Spiller&rsquo;s teaching areas span a wide array of leadership and management areas, most often extending to the areas of critical thinking, strategic decision making, and ethics. He also teaches in the MBA and PMBA programs.&nbsp;</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Spiller&rsquo;s teaching areas span a wide array of leadership and management areas, most often extending to the area of critical thinking, strategic management and ethics.&nbsp; He has won teaching awards at three universities, including WKU&rsquo;s MBA teaching award and the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year, and was the GFCB&rsquo;s first Hays Watkins Teaching Fellow.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Dr. Spiller&rsquo;s research interests include decision-making, leadership, and ethics with numerous articles published in a wide range of academic journals including the <em>Journal of Business Ethics</em>, the <em>Journal of Management Issues</em>, and the <em>Journal of Small Business Strategy</em>.&nbsp;</p>
<p>He consults with many organizations in banking, healthcare, sporting goods, and home services. Additionally, he co-founded and managed a non-profit organization that has provided services to more than 1,000 children in the area and reached more than $150,000 in annual revenues with, at times, six employees.</p>
<p>Dr. Spiller has served on college strategic leadership committees at three AACSB accredited business schools, and led two successful GFCB accreditation efforts.&nbsp;</p>
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<li>Academy of Management</li>
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<li>Southwest Management Association</li>
<li>International Leadership Association</li>
<li>International Conference on Advances in Management Board of Trustees</li>
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    [Title] => Knicely Faculty Fellow in Leadership; Associate Professor - Information System
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Thrasher has published 20 articles in academic journals, including <em>Decision Support Systems, OMEGA, </em>and <em>Computers in Human Behavior. </em>She has also published 3 book chapters in healthcare analytics books and has a chapter soon to appear in the book, <em>Gender, Communication, and the Leadership Gap</em>, published by the International Leadership Association. She actively shares her research at conferences, having presented her work at over 20 national and international conferences. She specializes in the areas of information systems business value, information systems in healthcare, smart cities, digital communication for leadership, and the use of information technology in education.&nbsp; Dr. Thrasher serves as the Knicely Faculty Fellow in the Center for Leadership Excellence. In this role, she assists with the planning and delivery of leadership development and training programs for community leaders, business leaders, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, she conducts research on business leadership challenges among mid-level managers. Prior to beginning this role, she was a member of the first cohort of the WKU Faculty Leadership Year (FLY) Program and is a 2015 Faculty Leadership Year Fellow. She also serves as the Director of the Gordon Ford College of Business Professional Education and Knowledge (PEAK) Initiative, in which she leads a college-wide effort to assist students with their professional and career readiness training.&nbsp; Dr. Thrasher is the 2017 recipient of the Gordon and Glenda Ford Award for Faculty Excellence and a 2016 recipient of the Class of 2020 Award for Engagement.</p>
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<li>Association for Information Systems</li>
<li>Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society</li>
<li>Online Learning Consortium</li>
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    [Title] => Department Chair and Associate Professor - Marketing
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    [Section_Value2] => <p>Dr. Todd's current research focuses on international expansion strategy and firm's reaction to limitations in resource availability. also of interest is the impact of entrepreneurial orientation and global mindset on the successful internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises. Her publications are in the area of applying population dynamics to international market expansion. Her research has been published in the Journal of Services Marketing, European Management Journal, and the International Marketing Review. Dr. Todd is a member of the American Marketing Association. She has served as a reviewer for the last two years for the Academy of Management proceedings.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>D.B.A., Cleveland State University, Marketing, 2006</p>
<p>M.B.A., Kent State University, Marketing, 1997</p>
<p>B.A., Hiram College, Communications, 1995</p>
<p>B.A., Avila University, Biology, 1977</p>
<p>Dr. Todd&rsquo;s research in international marketing has been published in the <em>Journal of Business Research</em>,<em> European Management Journal</em>,<em> International Journal of Emerging Markets</em>,<em> Journal of Services Marketing</em>, and the<em> International Marketing Review.</em> In 2015, her research interests evolved to focus on marketing strategy in online environments and creating relationships within virtual communities. More specifically her research interests have expanded to included strategic marketing with an emphasis on e-marketing, virtual communities, toxicity and gender issues in live broadcast channels, online consumer engagement and virtual brand identity.&nbsp; A manuscript based on initial evaluations has been accepted for publication in the peer reviewed <em>Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing</em>.&nbsp; Another has been accepted at the Society of Marketing Advances conference in November, 2017.</p>
<p>She has also presented interactive papers and posters at the prestigious Academy of Management and Academy of International Business conferences. More recently she presented at Twitchcon 2016 in San Diego. More than 40,000 were in physical attendance and more than 2.2 million tuned in online.&nbsp; She will be participating in a follow-up panel on Branding at Twitchcon 2017.</p>
<p>Highlights of her teaching include teaching undergraduate courses in a variety of areas, primarily the senior capstone course in marketing management, more recently a course on the challenges of brand management in today&rsquo;s competitive environment.&nbsp; She, also, teaches international marketing. Classes at the graduate level include advanced marketing, sustainability marketing and marketing in a digital age. She is currently the Chair of the Department of Marketing at Western Kentucky University.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Zimmer&rsquo;s research focuses on using statistical copula functions to model microeconomic phenomena. His book on copulas, entitled &ldquo;Copula Modeling: An Introduction for Practitioners,&rdquo; is a standard graduate-level reference. He has authored almost 50 articles in academic journals, including <em>Journal of Business and Economic Statistics</em>, <em>Review of Economics and Statistics</em>, <em>Economic Inquiry</em>, <em>Econometrics Journal</em>, and <em>Health Economics</em>. His research is cited in the most widely used PhD-level econometrics textbooks. His work on education reform has been profiled in the <em>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</em>. He has served as a consultant for the British National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He also coordinates the WKU departmental research seminar series. Prior to joining the WKU faculty, he worked as a staff economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in one of its antitrust enforcement units.</p>
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Professional MBA Faculty


Dr. John Baker

Dr. John Baker
- Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership

Dr. Randy Capps

Dr. Randy Capps
- Special Appointment, Organizational Leadership / Professor, Management

Indudeep Chhachhi

Indudeep Chhachhi
- Department Chair - Finance

Dr. Bob Hatfield

Dr. Bob Hatfield
- MBA Program Director, Professor - Management

Joshua Hernsberger

Joshua Hernsberger
- Assistant Professor - Management

Harold Little

Harold Little
- Department Chair and Associate Professor - Accounting

Shane Spiller

Shane Spiller
- Professor - Management

Evelyn Thrasher

Evelyn Thrasher
- Knicely Faculty Fellow in Leadership; Associate Professor - Information System

Patricia Todd

Patricia Todd
- Department Chair and Associate Professor - Marketing

David Zimmer

David Zimmer
- Program Director, MAE; Professor - Economics


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