We offer five undergraduate degrees in the Department of Management that focus on the effective management and leadership of people, operations, and organizations in a variety of industries and contexts. We also offer several minors that enable students across the University, from the creative arts to the natural sciences and from communications to technology, the opportunity to gain the organization and leadership knowledge that will build upon their talents to develop successful careers in their primary field of study. With businesses that operate in music, communication, biological sciences or computer technology, gaining expertise in management can help bolster your skills to be successful in your chosen field.
Dr. Hughes received her BS in Marketing and an M.B.A. in International Business from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Ph.D. in International Business/Strategic Management at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to her teaching position at NKU, Dr. Hughes served as Chief Executive Officer for ABX Central , a leading electronic purchasing community for institutional athletic buyers. Her professional career in international economic analysis began with a two-year assignment as a Foreign Service Officer in Washington, D.C.
Teresa is the Academic Coordinator for the Department of Management and the Department of Marketing, Sports Business and Construction Management. She has worked at Northern Kentucky University since 2006 starting in the division of Student Affairs and joining the Haile/US Bank College of Business in 2012. In 2007 she created the Computers 101 track and trained students enrolled in Project Aspire and the Whitney M. Young Scholars program.Teresa received nominations for the Regents Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and 2012. Teresa received the Black Faculty and Staff Associate President’s Award in 2012 and the African American Student Affairs “Advisor of the Year” award in 2008.In her spare time she serves on several local committees dedicated to improving literacy and education. Teresa enjoys creating greeting cards, scrapbooking and meeting people.
Dr. Cristiane Biazzin is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain at the Northern Kentucky Unversity. She is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she earned her Ph.D. and MSc in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management (Sao Paulo Business School - Fundacao Getulio Vargas), followed by a postdoctoral in Industrial Engineering (University of Sao Carlos - UFSCAR). At Fundacao Getulio Vargas, she taught Operations Management, Project Management, Strategic Sourcing Intelligence, Service Management, Sustainable Procurement, and Supply Chain Intelligence, and she advised several Master of Science thesis at FGV. Before pursuing her academic career, she worked for 18 years as Executive managing Operations and Supply Chain at auto parts, chemical, and electronics multinationals. She published a strategic sourcing book, several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of Purchasing strategy, Supply chain, and Operations Management. Currently, her research interests comprised supply chain intelligence and the women in the supply chain field.
Dr. William D. Boyce is an instructor at Northern Kentucky University.
Dr. Boyce was born number two out of seven children in New Haven, Connecticut on March the 7th, 1954. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT in June of 1972. After a tour in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was twice promoted meritoriously, he commenced his career in the Paper Manufacturing and Distribution Industry.
While attending Central Connecticut State University, where he graduated with a Bachelors’ in Science in Marketing and Management, he worked in various positions in his chosen industry. His career path included roles in the warehouse and driving a truck to a Director of Marketing at a Division of International Paper Company. His education continued during his career
with certificates from Columbia, Northwestern, Stamford, and the University of Kentucky.
His business career consisted of mostly domestic postings in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Boston, Harrisburg and Cincinnati. His roles included various progressive positions such as Sales Professional, Sales Manager, Division Manager, V.P. of Sales and Marketing and Director of Marketing, Senior Consultant and Manager of an International Leadership Institute. During his career he worked on various successful programs including a team that developed the first CRM tool for the distribution industry in the U.S. He also received many awards during his career such as the Division Manager of the Year and the Sales Manager of the Year.
But his last five years with International Paper as a Senior; he worked with teams to solve Business Problems in the Continental U.S., Canada, Brazil, Eastern and Western Europe as well as China, and Japan.
At the end of his career he decided to go back to school and attended the
Executive MBA program at Henley Management College in Henley-on-Thames in England. Henley, which is triple accredited college, provided him with new concepts and competencies, thus, adding to his portfolio. He continued his education by commencing a Ph.D. program at Aston University in Birmingham, England.
Dr. Boyce has been in his current positon; first as an adjunct and now as a full time instructor for ten years. He loves what he does; assisting students to be better prepared for their own career path. He teaches several courses
including Supply Chain, Operations, Marketing and Strategy.
Dr. Boyce completed his Ph.D. requirements in June of 2016 at Aston University, a triple accredited University, in Birmingham, England. He conducted research into the enhancement of a high performance team – to be more high performance.
As an active member of his local community he has served as the Board Chairperson for the Parkcrest Condominium Association as well as on the Board of Directors for the Incline Incubator in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an advisor a partner in the Incline Consulting LLC organization. He has also advised over ten start-up organizations in greater Cincinnati, Ohio.
Carole L. Cangioni, was born and raised in Avignon, France. In France, she earned a Degree in Finance and Accounting from Valence Institute of Technology, a degree in Tourism Marketing from Toulon Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) from the American Business School in Paris. She later earned her Master’s of Business Administration (Management) from the University of Richmond. Afterwards, she worked for 7 years as the head of the marketing department of a ski lift company in the French Alps before coming to the University of Texas at El Paso to pursue her Ph.D in International Business.She taught International Management, Global Business Environment, International Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Marketing Research, and Introduction to Management classes at UTEP, University of Maryland Europe in Germany, and M.B.A. Marketing Management for the University of Phoenix Europe in Germany. Her research work includes journal articles and conference proceedings at national and international meetings on intellectual property rights violation, social entrepreneurship and immigrant entrepreneurs.She is an Assistant Professor of Management at NKU and currently teaching ENTP320 Social Entrepreneurship, ENTP 375 Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurial Businesses, and MGT 360 Comparative International Management both online and on campus at NKU.
Dr. Carrell was named Regents Professor of Management by the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents in 2013. He received his doctorate from the University of Kentucky, and M.B.A. and B.A. in Economics from the University of Louisville. Most of his professional career has been spent in the Louisville area and has included positions as a personnel director and labor negotiator. In addition, he was elected to the City of Louisville Board of Aldermen for five terms, and served as President of the Board and Mayor Pro-tem for three terms.Dr. Carrell has held academic positions at California State University, Bakersfield; The University of Nebraska - Omaha, Marshall University, Morehead State University, and the University of Louisville. He has authored 50 scholarly works in some of the leading management and human resource journals including The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, Personnel Journal, The Personnel Administrator, HR Magazine, Labor Law Journal, Business Forum, Personnel, The Journal of Accountancy and Training, and Public Personnel Management. Textbooks published by Dr. Carrell are in the fields of collective bargaining and labor relations, human resource management, organizational behavior, and negotiations. During his academic career he has received awards for both outstanding research and teaching.
Dr. Erenay is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Haile/US Bank
College of Business at Northern Kentucky University. Prior to joining NKU, Dr.
Erenay served as a faculty member teaching courses in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, and Data Analytics fields at undergraduate and MBA levels at Wilkes University, PA. He has worked as a business data analyst in insurance industry, and as an industrial and manufacturing engineer for various companies.
Dr. Erenay obtained his PhD from Industrial and Systems Engineering
Department at Ohio University. He got his MS and BS in Industrial Engineering
from Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. His research focus includes supply
chain network design and optimization, transportation, manufacturing system
design and control, manpower allocation, statistical modeling and data mining,
sustainability, and occupational safety. He has published many peer reviewed
articles and conference proceedings, and presented his work at prestigious
conferences such as DSI, POMS, INFORMS and IISE.
Dr. Ford is an professor in the Department of Management at Northern Kentucky University.Professor Ford has been recognized for excellence in both teaching and research. He is the college’s inaugural Haile Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching as well as a three-time recipient of the Sandy Easton Outstanding Teaching Award selected by NKU College of Business students. He is a two-time recipient of the Dean's Citation for Outstanding Scholarship and beneficiary of best paper award honors from the Academy of Management and the Decision Sciences Institute.Dr. Ford's research interests include organizational performance measurement, quality management, financial literacy, and change implementation and control. He has authored or co-authored more than twenty papers published in peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Quality Management Journal, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Journal of Education for Business, Journal of Business Logistics, and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.Ford holds a BS in applied science from Miami University and a Ph.D. in operations management from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the Omega Rho International Honor Society. He also holds designations as a Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence with the American Society for Quality.Prior to his academic career, Ford acquired twelve years of operations and corporate management experience at Consolidated Papers, Inc., now a division of NewPage Corporation.He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality. He is also a member of the Academy of Management, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, American Financial Association, and the Decision Sciences Institute.
Dr. Rich Gilson joined the Department of Management in Fall 2001. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002, specializing in Organizational Behavior. He has a Master of Social Science degree in Human Resource Management from Utah State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Weber State University. Rich is currently teaching the Behavior in Organizations and Human Resource Administration courses.His work experience includes work as a training facilitator, as a senior R&D chemical technician, and as an account manager. He has worked for several large organizations, notably Thiokol Corp. and Morton International. Prior to that, Rich served as an Army field artillery officer and attained the rank of Captain before transferring into the Inactive Reserve.Rich has conducted and presented research in several areas including innovation in work teams, individual creativity, psychological engagement at work, and computer learning. He is also interested in workplace democracy, procedural justice, intrinsic motivation, and employee rights. His published research appears in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and the Journal of Educational Computing Research.
Dr. Liu is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at Northern Kentucky University. She received her MS in International Business from Hanyang University in South Korea, her MBA and PhD in Strategic Management from Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Liu’s research is in the area of behavioral strategy. She employs a behavioral approach to understanding firms’ strategic decision-making and performance. She is an active member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the Academy of International Business. Dr. Liu teaches in the area of Strategic Management.
Dr. Denise Johnson Luethge joined NKU as a Professor in the Department of Management in 2009 and she is concurrently a Research Associate in the Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness at Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Prior to coming to NKU, she was a faculty member at the University of Miami (Florida), University of Louisville, University of Michigan (Flint campus) and Drake University. While at University of Louisville, she also was the Director of International MBA programs, managing MBA programs in Hong Kong, Singapore, San Salvador and Athens.Dr. Luethge's research is in the area of knowledge leadership and knowledge dissemination in multinational organizations, cross-border organizational issues in the automotive industry and gender differences in knowledge dissemination. She is a regular presenter at the Strategic Management Society and the European Group for Organization Studies. Her work has been published in numerous international journals, including Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of International Marketing, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Psychology & Marketing, Project Management Journal, Women in Management Review and others. She has also coauthored numerous book chapters including a chapter on Asian Leadership in one of the leading Asian business management textbooks.Dr. Luethge is actively involved in the use of simulations for teaching, and she has presented her work in that area at several AACSB International conferences. Dr. Luethge teaches in the areas of Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, International Management, International Marketing and International Business. Dr. Luethge received her BS in Biology and Chemistry, her MBA in Finance from Michigan State University, and her PhD in International Business from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Louis J. Manchise has been a mediator in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area for the past 33 years. Most recently before joining the faculty at NKU, he served as Director of Mediation Services, Federal Mediation Service (FMCS) in Cincinnati. He is very well known in the conflict management community as a dedicated, hard working, fair and creative problem solver. He was honored with a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 for his service and for the outstanding contribution in the field of labor management education.
Dr. Mauger has been an Assistant Professor of Management at NKU from 2019. Born and raised in France, he holds a masters’ degree from ESC Rennes School of Business in France and a MBA from The University of Akron, where he was an exchange student. During his tenure at Akron, Yohann was the captain of the #1 NCAA division 1 men’s soccer team and a First team All American in 2005. He pursued a career as a professional athlete for several years in France before working as a strategist for a French government agency, consulting for the several major companies around Europe. Soon after, he received his PhD in Management from Paris, France. Yohann’s research focuses on decision making, both at the company level (strategy) and the individual level (organizational behavior). His academic work on recruiting, soft skills, coach to player fit and sports organizations’ strategy has been presented in international conferences such as The Academy of Management and The Academy of International Business. In addition, Yohann started a company called Hive Skills, that evaluates soft skills in the sports industry. The company works with major professional teams and top colleges, mostly in soccer and basketball, to optimize their performance. In the past 7 years, he supported teams wins championships in 6 different countries.
A native of Ghana, Dr. Dekuwmini Mornah came to the states to pursue his Ph.D. in Economics and Law at the University of Mississippi. He completed his post doctoral degree at the University of Florida where he focused on international business and entrepreneurship. In 2012 he joined the faculty at Virginia Military Institute where he taught courses in economics and entrepreneurial thinking. In 2020, he joined the Haile/US Bank College of Business as an assistant professor in entrepreneurship.
Dr. Perrmann-Graham is an Assistant Professor of Management at NKU. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Miami University and earned her MBA at Xavier University. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati.Jacki’s research examines leadership, creativity, identity, and employee perceptions in organizations. Her work has been published and featured in Management outlets such as Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Harvard Business Review online. She is an active member of both The Academy of Management as well as The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.Prior to her work in academia, she had several years of experience in the health care field and as a learning consultant for a publishing company.
Stephen Roush joined the Haile/US Bank College of Business as a full-time faculty member in fall 2013 in the role of Haile/US Bank Practice Professor of Human Resource Management. He is teaching courses in both management and human resources. Prior to joining NKU, he had a 30-year career in the human resource discipline where most recently he served as Vice President of Human Resources for North America at General Cable Corporation (NYSE:BGC) overseeing labor, recruiting, organizational development, compensation and benefits.Steve has also held senior human resource management positions as CHRO at GE/Roper Corporation in Georgia; VPHR at Alflex Corporation in California; and roles in HR and organizational development at Commonwealth Industries, and ARCO/Logan Aluminum Inc., both located in Kentucky. He became a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with the Society of Human Resource Management in 1997.In addition to his professional experience, he earned his Doctorate in Organizational Design from Virginia Tech, and did his doctoral research in Jordan. He also graduated with a Master’s in Adult and Continuing Education. Prior to college, he was in the US Army and was a combat veteran serving in South Vietnam. In his spare time, Steve enjoys old British sports cars, has honey bee hives, and has been a licensed domestic rabbit judge since 1982.
Dr. Schneider received his B.S. in physics and mathematics from NKU He earned his M.S. in atomic physics from the University of Connecticut and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in chemical physics. Prior to joining NKU, he served as CEO during and after the IPO of a London stock exchange company. With extensive C-level contract, licensing and partnership experience, he has been successful in the growth and exits for multiple family, private equity and venture backed businesses. Dr. Schneider is an inventor on over 30 patents associated with physics and chemistry type innovations. He serves as chairman of the company he founded, Rem Brands, Inc. while his sons run the day to day operations.
Dr. Spataro is a Professor of Management at NKU and the Director of the MBA and MBLI programs. She holds bachelor’s and masters’ degrees in Economics and Sociology, respectively, from Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Sandra’s research examines status and influence processes in organizations, demographic diversity, and organizational cultures. Her work has been pblished in various journals in Management and Psychology. In addition, Sandra has published two books: "Unstuck: A Tool for Yourself, Your Team and Your World", co-authored with Keith Yamashita and “Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life” co-authored with Allison Holzer and Jen Grace Baron. Prior to her work in academia, Sandra worked for several years at Oracle Corporation in California in various staff and line positions. Dr. Spataro has a consulting firm, InspireCorps, that specializes in developing leaders, teams, and organizations to thrive. The firm offers executive coaching and training to improve overall organizational effectiveness.
Zac Strobl is the Assistant Director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Zac has been working with startups and small businesses since the age of 19. Zac’s experience includes working as a business consultant with the Small Business Development Center at NKU, as well as a startup medical supply company in Chicago where he worked his way up to the management team, has ran his family business, and is the co-founder of The INKUBATOR. Zac is an NKU alumnus with a BS in Entrepreneurship and Marketing.
Mark A. Thackeray joined NKU in May of 2017 as Director of the new BSBA, Global Supply Chain Management Degree program, offered through the Haile/US Bank College of Business. In addition, Mark will be a Professor of Practice, providing real world business and Supply Chain experiences/challenges in a highly engaging and interactive academic setting. Prior to joining NKU, Mark spent nearly the last 10 years of his career as the Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing & North American Operations for General Cable. In this role, he had responsibility for over 40 manufacturing and warehousing/distribution sites in 22 countries. In addition to overseeing the Operational Excellence journey, he was responsible for Sourcing, Logistics, Global Quality and Manufacturing Process Improvement Innovation. Prior to this, he held the position of SVP, North American Operations since October 2006 where he was responsible for the direct leadership of operations in North America while working with the other regions supporting their specific regional priorities when it comes to Lean Manufacturing, operational excellence and manufacturing technology. Mark also led the Global Manufacturing Council which has a principle objective of identifying and driving best practices across plant, countries and regions. Since joining General Cable in April 2001, he has served as Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Vice President of Manufacturing and Team Leader for Communications and Assembly plants and Vice President of Supply Chain. Prior to General Cable, Thackeray was President/Owner of Cincinnati Industrial Consulting, a consulting firm that specialized in operations and process improvement technology using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. He was Vice President of R.D. Garwood Inc. from August 1996 through January 1998. He has also held a number of manufacturing operations and plant manager positions during his business career, including serving as Operations Manager for Tomkins Industries and Litton Material Handling Systems. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. He is a certified Six Sigma Champion and an active member of IIE (institute of Industrial Engineers) and APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society). Mark also has served multiple terms for the Boy Scouts of America and on the Board of Directors for Wire Association International (WAI). He is an avid long distance runner, reader and loves to spend free time on historic home gentrification.
Jeff Varrone is the Assistant Director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and serves as a faculty member in Entrepreneurship. He also works with students on various events and academic programs to prepare them for business opportunities and to help create awareness of entrepreneurship across campus and in the community. He joined the Entrepreneurship Program while completing his Master’s Degree with a focus on Entrepreneurship at NKU.
Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Jeff graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. While attending college, he successfully started and managed an entrepreneurial business venture for three years.
Jeff is also a faculty-in-residence at Callahan Hall (a residential building on NKU’s campus). He is proud to have won several awards, including the NKU Indelible Spirit Award, the NKU Outstanding Coach/Advisor of the Year, the Outstanding Part-Time Geography Faculty Member Award, and the IdeaStateU Business Plan Competition Faculty Advisor Award.
Jennifer Wehr Holt is a Marketing professional with over 20 years of direct industry experience encompassing all aspects of the field. This experience has allowed Jennifer to start 2 companies, JWH Consulting, where she assists businesses with marketing, analysis, ideation and implementation, social media, and overall strategic growth; and Forté For Life, a motivational Fitness and Nutrition business. She uses this combined wealth of industry and education experience by serving as a full-time faculty member for Northern Kentucky University. She teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Jennifer is a published author with articles appearing in Quirks, Womenista, Skinny Mom, numerous blogs and posts.
Jennifer is an active member in the community and an advocate for charitable organizations including being on the Board of Directors for the NKCCA, Scripts Howard Community Engagement Board, Faculty Advisor for the NKU Women In Business student organization, a KY Foster and Adoptive Parent, a St. Jude Partner in Hope, a previous Make a wish ‘Wish Granter’, and nominated member of the 40 under 40 Business Courier class. She is also involved with NEW and the AMA.
Jennifer most currently worked as the Account Director of Kroger on-site in Cincinnati for Spins. Previously, Jennifer held Leadership, Board & Steering Committee positions as well as VP of Marketing. Notable roles include Catalina Marketing, HR ProFile, MRSI, Directions Research, and Loyalty 360. She focuses on brand development and overall marketing strategies and implementation. Additionally, Jennifer led a client team as an Account Lead at Catalina Marketing where she further developed her CPG and Retail expertise while concentrating on New Product Promotion and Loyalty Development efforts that were nationally recognized and awarded.
Jennifer has a BS in Marketing and a 4.0 MBA from Northern Kentucky University in Entrepreneurship. She also has noteworthy college experience in Art, Design and Website Development and Programming. She is a Certified Personal Trainer in Fitness and a Nutrition, Wellness, and Lifestyle Consultant.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys the arts, tennis, traveling, and personal fitness training. She resides in the Cincinnati area with her daughter.