College of Business Faculty & Staff

The College of Business faculty is a proud community of teacher-scholar-practitioners. Our business faculty members are committed to bringing our students a combination of real-world experience and cutting-edge scholarship in order to create the best possible learning environment.  

Faculty Chair (College of Business), Associate Professor

Dr. Krishnan Ramaya is currently researching on competitive advantage, value creation, technology management and, more recently, healthcare management. His work has appeared in the Global Business and Finance Review, the Journal of Transnational Management, the Academy of Strategic Management Journal and The Permanente Journal. Dr. Ramaya also provides consultation services in the areas of strategy and competitive advantage. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate students, including the capstone business strategy, international business, technology management and small business management. 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.

Associate Professor, Accounting

John Suroviak is a retired certified public accountant with extensive industry experience in public accounting, specializing in auditing and control. He teaches financial accounting and fraud and has been instrumental in incorporating technology in the classroom and developing pedagogy in distance learning for accounting courses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Trinity and the University of Hartford. He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate accounting and finance level. 

Associate Professor, Finance

Dr. Huijian Dong is an active member of the CFA Society Portland, serving on various committees. His current research interest focuses on investment strategies and asset valuation. He has more than 20 publications on research journals including Journal of BusinessInternational Business ResearchJournal of Finance and Investment AnalysisBritish Journal of Mathematics & Computer ScienceEconomics Research International, and Journal of Computations and Modeling. He is also the author of three books in a series, Interviewing a Professor of Finance, for investment practitioners. His primary teaching includes Fixed Income Asset Pricing, Derivatives, and Advanced Topics in Finance: Capstone in the MSF program; Investments, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Corporate Finance in the MBA program; and Operations Management and Global Finance in the undergraduate program. He earned his PhD in financial economics from the University of Delaware and earned the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation in 2015.

Associate Professor, Finance

Dr. Xiaomin Guo joined Pacific University in 2013. She earned her doctoral degree from University of Delaware, where she also worked as an analyst/consultant in Center for Applied Business and Economic Research for several years. Her research currently focuses on financial markets, asset pricing, corporate finance and industrial organization. Dr. Guo has published in International Business ResearchJournal of International Business and EconomicsInternational Journal of Business Analytics and many others. She has been teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs, including Personal Finance, Financial Econometrics, Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, as well as Financial Modeling and Valuation.

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Laura 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 accountant for Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu. After passing the CPA exam she worked for KPMG of Honolulu in audit and left as an audit manager. She taught accounting at Black Hills State University in South Dakota for six years before opening her own CPA practice which she owned until July of 2017. She loves the all outdoor activities, traveling worldwide and cooking. She has 2 children.

Assistant Professor, Marketing

Prior to joining in Pacific University, Dr. Hyun Jeong Min worked as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. 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 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. Specifically, she is interested in identity construction through various consumption practices such as dieting and fashion, global consumer culture, and medical consumption. Dr. Min’s teaching interests are quite diverse including Principles of Marketing, Advertising, Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research. In her free time, she likes to watch movies.

Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor, Management

Christian earned his BE in Civil Engineering from the City College of New York in 1996 and his MBA with an emphasis in International Management from Fordham University in 2005. He is soon to complete his PhD in Management at the University of Memphis. Christian's research interest include Human Capital Management and Diversity. He has been published in the Journal of Management and condensed as a Research Brief by the Center for Executive Succession at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Prior to entering academia, Christian worked for over 15 years at a top construction services company in NYC and in an international consulting firm in Miami.  His work experience includes Project Management, Business Analysis, Corporate Training,  Recruitment, and Mentoring.  A native of Peru, Christian speaks Spanish fluently and has a passion for traveling and coaching. 

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Kari worked as a senior auditor in public accounting prior to her career change to higher education. She brings 14 years of education experience, with subject matter expertise in GAAP, audit, and forensic accounting. In addition to a doctorate of business administration in accounting with focus in forensics, Kari has also earned master's and bachelor degrees in accounting. Her research and publications pertain to human paradigms in the accounting industry, including the social psychology of fraud and human skill competencies. Kari's professional credentials include: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She also enjoys board and community service with organizations such as Head Start, the Oregon Chapter of CFEs, and the Oregon Society of CPAs. Her hobbies include worldwide immersion experiences that challenge her with deeper levels of inclusive experiential learning.​

Adjunct Professor

Professor Keven Malkewitz is a rare mix of industry experience and academic expertise. A life-long interest in sports products and product design led him to a 15-year career as a manager around the globe for Adidas (1983-1998). Dr. Malkewitz’s passion for products and the product development process led him to pursue a second career researching consumer behavior. He now researches the influence of design in the new product development process. He has published design-related articles in several peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Retailing, and the Journal of Business Research. His background in product development and management allows him to provide a unique perspective on how the development process is influenced by design-related issues and by knowledge management. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hope College in Holland, Mich., (double-major in business and English) and his PhD in marketing (consumer behavior emphasis) from the University of Oregon. 

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Sharon Wagner’s experience includes leadership roles in academic, management consulting, and corporate settings. At the University of San Francisco, Golden Gate University, and Middle Tennessee State University she worked as a faculty member, program director, and associate dean, and was honored for excellence in teaching and research. From 2007-2010, she built and led an enterprise workforce analytics practice for biotechnology firm, Genentech, and she has provided strategic business consulting to a variety of industries for more than 25 years. Professor Wagner earned her PhD in industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Tennessee, and her BA in psychology and English at Michigan State University.

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Jen Walsh is the Executive Assistant to the Dean.

Associate Director of College of Business Admissions

Ryan Garcia is the associate director of admissions and the contact point for all students interested in College of Business programs.