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Meet Our MBA Faculty

A portrait of Alex Fayman.

Alex Fayman

Course(s) taught: MBA 5405 & MBA 5480

Dr. Fayman is an assistant professor in the Department of Finance. His areas of expertise include financial markets & institutions, corporate finance and consumer finance. His research has been published in The Banking and Finance Review, Journal of Economic & Social Policy, Journal of Global Business, Journal of Business Finance, Accounting and Managerial Finance. He received his Ph.D. and MBA in Finance, both from Southern Illinois University Carbondale & a B.S. in biology from Knox College.

Wossen Kassaye

Course(s) taught: MBA 5680

Dr. Kassaye received a Ph.D. in Business Administration, emphasis in consumer behavior & multivariate statistics in 1980. He is a full professor & has been with the College of Business since 1997. His research interests include evolutionary strategic marketing management orientation, internet advertising strategies, haggling motives, & media habits of Gen-X & Gen-Y. Dr. Kassaye is active in student learning goals assessment activities. He received the ANBAR Citation for Excellence Award.
A portrait of Viktor Kiss.

Viktor Kiss

Course(s) taught: MBA 5220

Viktor Kiss primarily teaches quantitative courses, ranging from Business Statistics through Operations Research to more advanced Data Mining courses. He lectures on both the BS and MBA level. He publishes in the area of modelling complex systems. Viktor has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Pécs and a Master’s degree in Finance and a B.B.A. degree from Middlesex University in collaboration with the University of Pécs.
A portrait of Elizabeth McVicker.

Dr. Elizabeth McVicker

Course(s) taught: MBA 5505

Elizabeth teaches law and ethics classes for the College of Business. She earned her J.D. from University of Denver and a Ph.D in Spanish Language & Literature from New York University. As a business owner & attorney, she is able to bring experience and current scholarly insight to the classroom. Elizabeth is active with the One World One Water Center and the Water Studies Curriculum.
A portrait of Alex Padilla.

Alexandre Padilla

Course(s) taught: MBA 5305

Dr. Padilla earned in BS, MA, & Doctorate in Economics at the University of Law, Economics, and Science of Aix-Marseille III in France. His teaching interests are microeconomic theory, law & economics, public choice, applied economic policy, and his research interests are in the field of law & economics, the political economy of immigration, and the political economy of populism. Dr. Padilla is also the director of the Exploring Economic Freedom Project.
A portrait of Norm Pence.

Norman Pence

Course(s) taught: MBA 5210

Norman Pence earned a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics (Management Science/Operations Research/Statistics) from Colorado School of Mines in 1986. He is in his 44th year of teaching at the MSU Denver & has taught quantitative courses for most of his tenure. He has also engaged in consulting work for the following organizations: Coors Porcelain Company, United States Geological Survey-Branch of Oil and Gas, United States Air Force Accounting and Finance Center, WPX Energy, and Microseismic.
A portrait of Mark Segall.

Mark Segall

Course(s) taught: MBA 5230

Dr. Segall holds a B.S. in Chemistry (Purdue), an M.S. in Information Systems (UC Denver), and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Temple University), emphasis in statistics. Prior to joining MSU Denver, he worked as a software engineer. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Segall has developed 2 courses: Data Warehouse and an Advanced Programming seminar covering various topics: programming for PHP, Python, and Application development. He is active in Department, College, & University-wide committees.
A portrait of  Salina Siddique.

Salina Siddique

Course(s) taught: MBA 5105

Professor Salina Siddique earned her Ph.D. in 2016 from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia in 2016, where she taught for 10 years. She is from Melbourne, where she got her MS in Accounting in Central Queensland University. Dr. Siddique has published research in journals such as Business Strategy and the Environment, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, International Review of Business Research Papers, and Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal.

Shane Jackson

Course(s) taught: MBA 5205

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