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Management Department

Faculty Advising/Office Hours


David Bechtold

David Bechtold
Assistant Professor


303-615-0148



dbechto3@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
530J

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

David is our newest faculty member and joins us fall 2015 after teaching at the University of Tampa. His PhD in International Management is from the University of Hawaii. His expertise is in project management. He is passionate about sustainability and incorporates this topic into his classes. He loves to get students involved in the business community through class consulting projects and some fun competitions.



Eric Blomfelt

Eric Blomfelt
Assistant Professor


303-615-0133



eblomfel@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
525B

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Eric has been practicing law for over 20 years and has had his own law firm for over 10 years. He is a legal expert and has had Colorado Supreme Court ‘victories’. He serves as Executive Director for a national risk retention group and is an Entrepreneur – the owner of a ghost tour company in downtown Denver. Eric is serving as the faculty advisor to the Students of Business organization. Eric received his law degree from the University of Wyoming, Laramie.



Apryl Brodersen

Dr. Apryl Brodersen
Professor


303-615-0134



arogersb@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
525C

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Apryl’s expertise is in assessment and HR management and she brings knowledge from consulting activities to the classroom.  She is an engaged and passionate teacher and develops practical assignments for each of her courses. She is also instrumental in student assessment activities, chairing both the Management Department and the College of Business Assurance of Learning Committees. Apryl is a recipient of the College of Business Dean’s award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Dean's award for Excellence in Service.  She holds a PhD in Industrial/Organization Psychology from Colorado State University.



Dr. William J. Carnes
Professor


303-615-0144



wcarnes1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
525K

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Bill has a broad range of business expertise and with his Doctor of Management from Colorado Technical University he is able to capably teach a number of management courses. Bill brings Dr. Seuss into his classroom to explain business concepts -- he "eats green eggs & ham!" Bill is a member of the Undergraduate Research Advisory Council and helped design MSU Denver’s Undergraduate Research event held each spring. He is a Social Entrepreneur with his work for a local non-profit to provide alternative solutions to the foster care system and to help individuals who are victims of human trafficking. Bill has conducted workshops on Appreciative Inquiry for local businesses.



Jacob Cho
Assistant Professor


303-605-5883



ycho5@msusdenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
530Q

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Jacob has a vast range of academic and industrial experience with manufacturing and service operations internationally.  He worked in South Korea's biotechnology industry for more than 11 years.  Moving to Canada, he studied business and taught operations management and service operations management.  Now here in the United States, he teaches operations management and organizational management.  He loves teaching and engaging with students.  He also has been publishing his research on e-service management with topics such as e-service classification, e-service resources, and e-service quality in academic journals.  He received his Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario.



Michele Clark

Michele Clark
Assistant Professor


303-615-0430



mclark17@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
510G

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Personal Biography

Michele M. Clark has been an attorney since 1997, and she draws upon her experience practicing business law and litigation to make her classes come alive.

Teaching Philosophy

Michele nurtures a keen interest in law in her students who, in turn, inspire Michele to apply and distinguish timeless legal precepts to our most pressing current issues.

Research

Michele is interested in the topics of electronic privacy and the 4th Amendment, and the creation and enforceability of electronic contracts.



Gina Cook
Assistant Professor


303-605-5882



gcook13@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
525F

Office Hours:

Tuesday 10 am - 11 am and 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Thursday 10 am - 11 am and 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Gina Cook has a PhD in International Economic Relations from the University of Economics, Prague in the Czech Republic. She specializes in international business and marketing, and enjoys teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At MSU Denver, she serves as the Director of International Business Programs, and is actively involved in several committees as well as internationalization efforts at both the college and university levels. Dr. Cook is qualified as a scholarly academic and maintains an active research and publication schedule. She has published in both national and international journals, and is also the author of a chapter in a graduate-level international marketing textbook. Research areas include international business and international marketing fields, with recent emphasis on issues associated with CSR within the luxury segment as well as internationalization opportunities for virtual student mobility. 



Judson Faurer

Dr. Judson C. Faurer
Professor


303-615-0136



faurerj@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
525E

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Jud is a graduate of West Point and uses his Army experience to bring leadership and business examples into the classroom and many of his guest lecturers have military experience.
Jud is a recipient of the College of Business Dean’s award for Excellence in Teaching. Jud prides himself in being a lifelong learner and is always trying something new in the classroom. He serves as a mentor to both faculty and students. Jud is still very involved in the military serving as a Military Academy Liaison Officer and a member of the Congressional Merit Selection Committee. He also serves as a judge for Destination Imagination. Jud received his PhD from the University of Denver majoring in Higher Education.



Debbie Gilliard

Dr. Debbie Gilliard
Chair and Professor - Management Department


303-615-0139



gilliard@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
525H

Office Hours:

Monday - [10:00 to 12:00]
Tuesday - [10:00 to 12:00]
Wednesday - [15:30 to 17:15]
Friday - [  :   to   :  ]

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Debbie has served as Chair of the Management Department since 2008.  She has been instrumental in developing international and entrepreneurship curriculum for the College of Business.  She loves teaching Strategic Management and International Business and brings energy and practical experience to the classroom. Debbie continually tries to add value to student learning in the classroom and is always trying something new. She is active in the community serving as an MSU representative to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Aurora Business and Professional Women’s Organization.  Debbie is an avid traveler and has been to 58 countries. She loves chocolate and is a supporter of animal rescue. Debbie received the College of Business, Dean’s Special Award “Unsung Hero Scholarly Activity. She received her PhD in Management at Arizona State University.



Lynn Hoffman

Dr. Lynn Hoffman
Professor


303-615-0151



dhoffm20@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
510J

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Lynn is an excellent team builder and brings that expertise to the classroom. He developed the Organizational Management and Consulting course that pairs student teams with local companies. He has served on the Board of a local non-profit, provided consulting services to local businesses, and owned a business. With his military and business background, he brings vast experience into the classroom. Lynn is a prolific researcher and is the recipient of the College of Business, Dean’s Excellence in Scholarship award. He has helped numerous students prepare research papers that have been presented at academic conferences. Lynn has been instrumental in developing the entrepreneurship curriculum for the College of Business. He has served in numerous officer positions for the Westminster Rotary Club and is active in the Small Business Institute. Lynn’s PhD is in Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management from the University of Iowa.



Raj Khandekar

Dr. Raj Khandekar
Professor


303-615-0154



khandekr@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
510H

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Raj’s PhD in Business is from the University of Kansas. However, it is his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering that provides his expertise in technology. He has been invited to serve on a number of IT/Technology task forces at MSU and was one of the first Management faculty to develop an online class in Strategic Management. His calm and focused leadership style has led to his chairmanship of committees and past service as Associate Dean for the College of Business. Raj is a great communicator and source of wisdom which he brings to the classroom and his engagement with students. Raj has been a leader in developing partnerships between MSU and Indian Universities.



Elizabeth McVicker

Dr. Elizabeth R. McVicker
Professor


303-615-0135



emcvicke@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
525D

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Lisa’s expertise in water law has her in great demand to serve on the board of 6 water-related Colorado entities. She serves as a guest speaker, panelist, and media expert for water-related events. She was also instrumental in developing the One World One Water Center and the Water Studies Curriculum. Lisa is a high-energy professor and brings enthusiasm and knowledge to the classroom. Not only has Lisa earned her JD from the University of Denver, she also has a PhD in Spanish Language and Literature from New York University. Her experience as a business owner and attorney allows her to bring a great deal of knowledge to the classroom. She has developed an excellent online version of business law courses and is a support of business students in the Honors program. Lisa is a recipient of the College of Business, Dean’s Overall Faculty Excellence award.



Dr. Johann Snyman
Professor


303-615-0150



jsnyman1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
510K

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

With his depth of knowledge in the applied strategies of business, Johann Snyman has developed an excellent rapport with the Denver Small Business Development Center. Their clients apply in order to have student groups in his Strategic Management class consult with them, analyze their company and the related business environment, and make recommendations. Growing up in South Africa, moving to the US and obtaining his degree in Business Administration from New Mexico State University Las Cruces have given him a unique perspective about business issues that he brings to the classroom. Johann was instrumental in developing learning objectives and assessment processes for the College of Business and the Management Department in order to meet accrediting criteria.



Cynthia Sutton

Dr. Cynthia L. Sutton
Professor


303-615-0138



suttoncy@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
525G

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Cindy is passionate about helping students be successful which manifests itself in her empathy and outstanding advising that she provides to students. In the classroom she is continually trying new teaching techniques and assignments to help students better learn and understand course material. Cindy is often called upon to serve on committees, especially those that involve helping students or colleagues. She serves on the Honor’s Executive Council and is currently serving as Interim Honors Director. She has been instrumental in improving the Honor’s program and increasing the number of business students participating in Honors. Cindy is an excellent editor and is often called upon to edit department printed material, academic papers/programs, and faculty papers. Cindy is a recipient of the College of Business Dean’s award for Excellence in Service. She earned her Business Administration (Human Resource Management) PhD from Arizona State University.



Whitney Traylor

Dr. Whitney C. Traylor
Associate Professor


303-615-0125



traylorw@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
530L

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Whitney is a media expert and highly sought after speaker. One of his favorite topics is speaking to young adults about their own success and how they control their destiny. Media personnel often call him to speak about the legal issues of current hot topics. He brings these speaking skills to the classroom along with his expertise gained from being a practicing attorney. He keeps students engaged in the classroom as they learn about the nuances of business law. He has developed the Employment and Human Resource law course and is writing a textbook to use in this class. Whitney was named one of the Men of Distinction, Excellence & Leadership by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. He earned his JD at Emory University.

 



Dr. Stuart Warnock
Associate Professor


303-615-0124



swarnock@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
530K

Campus Box Number:
78


Directory Profile

Bio:

Stuart’s experience in consulting with numerous companies along with his PhD in Production/Operations Management from the University of North Texas, provide him abundant knowledge in supply chain management, project management, and business operations. He brings this expertise to the classroom as he guides students through complex course concepts. Students come away from the class with a greater understanding and appreciation for the importance of the operations side of companies. Stuart has become an expert in the curriculum process at MSU Denver and guides faculty as new courses and programs are developed to meet the needs of the changing business environment. Stuart is a meticulous researcher and writer and brings an attention to detail to all of his endeavors. 



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