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.

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

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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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. Currently, Dr. Wagner is chair of the business department at Linfield College. 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 in the College of Business Dean's Office. She supports the faculty and students in the College of Business.

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.

Internship & Job Placement Coordinator

As the Placement Coordinator for the College of Business, Wanda works with local employers and other organizations to create internships for current students and employment opportunities for graduates. Within her role, Frazier assists in identifying experiential opportunities for students during their time at Pacific University.