College of Business Faculty & Staff

The College of Business faculty is committed to bringing our students a combination of real-world experience and cutting-edge scholarship in order to create the best possible learning environment. The staff provides students with the resources they need to get the most out of their college experience.

Dean College of Business | General Counsel

Jennifer Yruegas is Dean for the College of Business in addition to Pacific University's General Counsel and previously served as the Associate Vice President of Human Resources. Learn more.

Christian Calderon
Assistant Professor, Management

Professor Calderon earned his BE in Civil Engineering from the City College of New York and his MBA with an emphasis in International Management from Fordham University both in NYC. He also completed Ph.D. coursework in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at the University of Memphis.  Learn More.

Lena Cavusoglu
Assistant Professor, Marketing

Dr. Lena Cavusoglu is an Assistant Professor of Marketing. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate students a spectrum of marketing courses. These encompass foundational subjects like Principles of Marketing and Marketing Research alongside specialized areas such as Social Media Marketing and Digital Marketing. Learn more

Professor Fan Chen
Associate Professor, Finance

Dr. Chen is a highly accomplished academic with extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting, economics, and finance. He has taught at four different institutions since 2012 and has consistently received recognition for his teaching excellence. In 2013, he was honored with the Price Finance Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Oklahoma, and in 2023, he received the prestigious President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at Pacific University. Learn More

Sehan Kim
Assistant Professor, Accounting

Sehan Kim is an assistant professor of accounting at Pacific University. His research explores the role of accounting information in corporate governance, executive compensation, and capital markets. Dr. Kim received his PhD in Accounting from University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a MS in Statistics from Purdue University, and a BA in Applied Statistics from Yonsei University.

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Professor Laura McNally completed her BBA in Accounting from the University of Hawaii in 1982. She earned her Master’s in Business Administration in 1995 at the University of South Dakota. She began her career as an accountant for Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu. Learn More.

Associate Professor, Marketing

Dr. Min received her B.A. and M.A. in Mass Communications from Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea and Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing from the University of Utah. Before pursuing her Ph.D., she worked as a researcher at Gallup Korea in Seoul. Her primary research interests are in the field of Consumer Behavior. Learn More.

Professor, Finance

Dr. Peng received his PhD in Finance from Texas Tech University.  Although Dr. Peng has been teaching finance for more than 15 years, he continues to make significant changes and improvements to pedagogy and continues to embrace innovative teaching. Learn More.

Faculty Chair, Professor, Management

Dr. Krishnan Ramaya is currently researching on competitive advantage, value creation, technology management and, more recently, healthcare management. Dr. Ramaya also provides consultation services in the areas of strategy and competitive advantage. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. He earned his undergraduate degree in business, an MBA with a concentration in marketing, and a PhD in strategic management, all from the University of Kansas. Learn More.

Associate Professor, Operations Management

Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the College of Business, Pacific University. He earned his Ph.D. in Operations & Business Analytics and his Master of Science in Decision Sciences from the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon. Hossein’s research interests fall broadly in supply chain management and data analytics with applications in sustainability, humanitarian operations and crisis management, and healthcare operations. Learn more.

Frank Roth
Adjunct Professor of Marketing

Frank is a customer-driven leader with 20+ years of applying excellence in Strategy, Voice of Customer, Product  Innovation, Pricing & Sales Effectiveness. He is recognized by his colleagues for his passion on building & developing teams, that delight the customer by converting needs to solutions the client is “willing to pay” for.

Judge Charlie Bailey, Double Duck
Adjunct Professor

Charlie Bailey is a Circuit Court judge and is the former Presiding Judge of Washington County Circuit Court. He has been a judge since 2006. Learn more.

Legal Risk Management | College of Business Accreditation Project Manager

Heidi Garner is a seasoned higher education professional with over 12 years of experience. She currently serves as the College of Business Accreditation Project Manager, specializing in Legal Risk Management. Heidi holds the SHRM-CP Certification and has a strong track record in project management and legal risk assessment. She is committed to upholding high standards of quality and legal ethics within her academic institution.

Admissions Counselor Alessandra Govi '20
Assistant Director of Marketing & Admissions

A Pacific University alumna, Ally now supports students through the admissions process for the MBA program.