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.

Associate Professor, Finance

Dr. Chen has been teaching undergraduate and graduate finance courses at three different schools and received the Price Finance Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Oklahoma. His primary fields of specialization are Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, and Energy Economics. Learn More.

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, as well as his MBA in Finance from Oklahoma City University. Most recently, Dr. Peng has been an instructor at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith with extensive teaching experience in both undergraduate and graduate finance programs. 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.

Assistant Professor, Operations Management

Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in 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 and healthcare. Learn more.

Assistant Professor, Marketing

Brittney received her PhD from Washington University St. Louis with her dissertation focusing on product line extension, and her research includes papers exploring brand perception. A recent paper on material purchases and consumer well-being was published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research. Learn More.

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.

Director of Placement Services

As the Director of Placement Services for the College of Business, Wanda Frazier works with local employers and other organizations to create internships for current students. Connect with Wanda today to start the path towards your career. Learn More.

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.