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.

Jennifer Yruegas
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 since 2012 and received the Price Finance Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Oklahoma. 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.  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.

Assistant Professor, Operations Management

Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji is an Assistant 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.

Sehan Kim

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.

Founding Director for the Center of Entrepreneurship, Sports and Entertainment| Assistant Professor

Dr. Marc Williams is a sports marketing pioneer, renowned scholar, social commentator and pop culture expert. Over the past 26 years, he has held senior leadership positions at three of the largest sports brands in the world: Champs Sports, Footaction and Reebok.

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 directly with our business students and alums on building professional development and career readiness skills. She also works to establish ongoing relationships with Portland Metro community leaders, businesses and organizations to generate job/internship opportunities for students. Formerly from Arizona, Wanda brings over 20 years of mentoring and coaching experience gained from the Financial Industry to the College of Business.

MBA Program Manager | Executive Assistant to General Counsel & College of Business, Dean

Ashly Tilden-Browning is the Executive Assistant to General Counsel & College of Business, Dean.

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.