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.

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.

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.

Assistant 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

Dr. Hamilton has earned his BS in Accounting from Emporia State University and his MBA, Master in Arts of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Syracuse University. Dr. Hamilton is a CPA certified in the State of Kansas. Recently, he retired from 23 years of active military service as a Lieutenant Colonel. Learn More.

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Keven Malkewitz is a 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). 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. 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.

Assistant 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.

Associate 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, Associate Professor

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 received his PhD in Operations & Business Analytics and his Master of Science in Decision Sciences from the Lundquist College of Business at University of Oregon, where he won three teaching awards, two at the college-level (Robin & Roger Best Teaching Award) and the other at the university-level (Kimble Teaching Award). 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.

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Sharon Wagner’s experience includes leadership roles in academic, management consulting, and corporate settings. Learn More.

Assoc. Dean College of Business | General Counsel | Assoc. VP HR

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

Ryan P. Garcia
Director of Marketing & Admissions

Ryan P. Garcia is the Director of Marketing & Admissions for all College of Business programs. Connect with Ryan to learn about admissions requirements or promotional ideas.