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Sara Adams, CPA
MS, Taxation, Golden Gate University, 2013; CPA, Oregon Board of Accountancy, 2006; BS Business, Public Accounting Concentration, Southern Oregon University, 2005
Sara Adams started her accounting career at Moss Adams, LLP in Medford, Oregon, Sara worked in the areas of tax and business assurance, providing services to clients mainly in the construction, medical and financial industries. Sara is a member of the Oregon Society of CPAs and the AICPA.
Anna Barnsley Werblow, CPA
MSc, Accounting and Finance, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2014; CPA, Oregon Board of Accountancy, 2008; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting, Southern Oregon University, 2007; BS, Hotel Administration, Cornell University, 1990
Anna has worked in public accounting as an auditor with a local accounting firm and extensively in the nonprofit world, most recently as CFO/COO of United Way of Jackson County. She has served on the Board of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) and as Chair of the local OSCPA chapter. Anna is the Coordinator for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Chair – Instructor
Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Ethics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2021; MDiv, Religion & Ethics, Wake Forest University, 2012; MBA, Management, Marylhurst University, 2009; BSOE, Business, Wayland Bapt. University, 2007, BA, Religion, Bapt. University of the Americas, 2007; AAS, Human Resources Management, Community College of the Air Force, 2006; AAS, Vehicle Maint. Technologies, Community College of the Air Force, 2005.
Jeremy’s experiences include over a decade of human resources management, persistence and retention, higher education administration, and teaching. His teaching interests include courses that are tied to ethics, communication, organizational behavior, human resources, retail management, sustainability, esports mngt., and leadership. Further, Jeremy honorably served in the United States Air Force (Active Duty, Reserves, and Oregon ANG) between 2002-2011 as an NCO. Lastly, Jeremy’s research interests revolve around applied ethics, sustainability, and shared flourishing (eudaimonia).
Al Case, CPA
MS, Accounting, Tax Emphasis, Brigham Young University,1993; CPA, AICPA, 1995; BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University
Al worked for Deloitte & Touche in San Jose, California for a couple of years in various tax areas (mostly corporate tax). After D&T he was in the tax departments of two multi-billion dollar high-tech companies for about six years. He was the international tax manager at SGI (Silicon Graphics). Al is the Coordinator for the Certificate in Business Information Systems – Accounting and for the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting.
Doctor of Management (DM), Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix, 2020; MM, Southern Oregon University, 2011; BA, Southern Oregon University, 2009; Minor in Computer Science and Business Information Systems; Microsoft Access and Excel Certifications
Daniel specializes in leadership and business application courses. Daniel coordinates the Internship Program for the School of Business and serves as chair for the business Scholarship Committee. Research and teaching interests include organizational leadership, business computer applications, and business plan development in the capstone course.
MBA, Management, Nonprofit, Southern Oregon University, 2018; Additional Graduate Studies, Harvard University; BA Business, Southern Oregon University, 2004
Dee Fretwell began her career in 1999 as an Operations Director and has since spent the last 20 years building on her experiences. Most recently, Dee spent 10 years working as Vice-President of Operations for Ecoteas, an agricultural manufacturer. Dee has also spent considerable time in the nonprofit world, assisting in nonprofit development for organizations across the United States. In her free time, Dee enjoys developing systems and assisting in direction for music festivals and major events in the US.
MAT, Southern Oregon University, 2000; MBA, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, 1972; BA, Psychology, Occidental College, 1969
John’s experiences include ownership/management positions with several different manufacturing companies during a 20-year career in private business. John taught high-risk students in alternative secondary school settings for four years. John also served time for the United States Armed Forces.
Senior Instructor II
JD, Santa Clara University, 1991; MA, Geography, University of California at Davis, 1980; BA, English, University of California at Davis, 1979; BA, Geography, University of California at Davis, 1979
Kurt has argued cases in all Oregon Courts, including the Oregon Supreme Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, and the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Oregon. Several of his cases have resulted in published decisions serving as key precedents in Oregon law.
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University – School of Computer Information Sciences, Technology in Education, 2006; EdS, Nova Southeastern University – School of Computer Information Sciences, Technology in Education, Educational Specialist Degree in Technology in Education, 2004; MBA, Southern Oregon University, 1999; BS, Business Administration, Management, Southern Oregon University, 1998
Donna has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, many of which were as a sole proprietor in Texas. Donna served as chair of the School of Business where she implemented the full-time evening MBA program. Donna has partnered with various businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the valley in support of undergraduate and graduate students’ community-based projects.
DBA, Argosy University, 2007; MBA, Southern Oregon University, 1991; BS, Business Administration, Southern Oregon University, 1984
Joan joined the University in 1997 to implement a program for working adults to return to college and finish their degree. Prior to teaching, Joan sold mutual funds and real estate investments, financed non-conventional and commercial loans, and worked as a title officer for an escrow company. Joan Coordinates the Bachelor of Applied Science in Management program and the Certificate in Interactive Marketing and e-Commerce.
Ph.D., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, 2016; MS, Travel Industry Management, University of Hawai’i, 2007; BS, Tourism, University of National and Global Economy2005.
Pavlina teaches tourism and sustainability courses at the school, as well as Research Methods in the MBA program, and business communication at the undergraduate level. Prior to academia, Pavlina worked in the hospitality industry, holding various management positions with Marriott International and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Pavlina’s research interests include sustainable tourism, cannabis tourism, and business sustainability, specifically exploring the relationship between corporate sustainability, innovation and leadership, utilizing mixed research methods. Pavlina is the Coordinator for the Tourism Management concentration, as well as the Certificate in Sustainable Tourism at the School of Business.
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997; MBA, 1987, BA, The University of Akron, 1982, University of the Philippines
René has been at the University since 1988. He is currently the MBA Program Coordinator. His research interest is in the use of technology in pedagogy. René is actively involved in the design, development, and implementation of course curricula that incorporate technology in the classroom as well as in the delivery of course content. Specific areas of expertise include: statistical process control, decision making models in Excel, business research methods, statistics as a decision making tool, management science, web survey design and implementation, and statistical data processing using Excel and Minitab.
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Candidate, Grand Canyon University, 2021; MBA, Southern Oregon University, 2011; BS, Business Administration, with a focus in Management, Southern Oregon University, 2009; Summer Immersion Program, Hochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, University of Applied Sciences (HTW), Saabrucken, Germany, 2009; AS, Business Administration, Rogue Community College, 2008
David is currently writing his dissertation, An Analysis of the Relationships of Online University Students’ Commitment Foci to Academic Performance, for his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA). In addition to teaching business computer application courses in the School of Business, he is an advisor for the Degree Completion Program where he works with adult and online learners. Having been a member of several student clubs while a student at SOU, he continues to work with student clubs as a Faculty Advisor for both Alpha Kappa Psi and the SOU Business Club. David is also an active participant/advisor for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Club. David has a background in the culinary arts having been a journeyman baker and working in the hotel/restaurant industry. David spent 20 years in the retail floor covering industry, starting his career as a salesman and finishing by opening a floor covering store of his own. David’s latest business venture was starting a nail salon in Medford, Oregon with his wife. When he is not on campus, you can find David working with his wife at their nail salon. David is the Coordinator for the Certificate in Wine Business.
Ph.D., Management/Marketing, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998; MBA, Indiana State University, 1981; BS, Management, Indiana State University, 1979
After a 20-year career in marketing management with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson Mark decided to pursue a teaching career. His research interests include: corporate culture, sales force management, and international marketing. Mark has published several papers in such journals as International Marketing Review, The Academy of Management Journal, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Mark serves as a consultant in the biotech industry providing firms with software solutions to sales management issues, marketing research, and disposition of obsolete inventory.
Dennis Slattery, CPA
MBA, Southern Oregon University, 1997; BS, Accounting, Southern Oregon University 1996; CPA, Oregon
Dennis has 20-years of experience as a career as a hotel executive. Dennis started his own accounting business before joining the School of Business faculty. He has served and held leadership positions on numerous boards including the Ashland Chamber of Commerce (president), Ashland Visitor & Convention Bureau (chair), the City of Ashland Budget Committee (chair), Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development board, Ashland Economic Sustainability Committee and many others. Dennis is currently an elected member of the Ashland City Council and the SOU Faculty Senate.
PhD, Statistics, University of Chicago, 1993; MS, Statistics, University of Washington, 1988; BA, History, Reed College, 1983
Trish worked as a consultant and analyst in the healthcare field for over 20 years before joining the faculty at SOU. Trish is the Management Information Systems program coordinator and is a member of the Healthcare Administration faculty workgroup. She is currently developing curricula to build visual analytics, process improvement, and information literacy skills in management and business information systems courses. Her research focuses on the implementation process and effectiveness of innovative community health programs. Trish is the Coordinator for the Business Information Systems – Management.
Ph.D., Economics, University of Nevada-Reno, 2015; MBA, Corporate Finance, University of Dallas, 2010; BE, Civil Engineering, King’s Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi, 2007
Rattaphon has teaching responsibilities in both the School of Business and the Economics Program. At SOU, Rattaphon teaches various courses in economics and finance. His research and teaching interests include macroeconomics, financial economics, behavioral finance/economics, business economics, and applied econometrics. His recent research has appeared in Review of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, Management Research Review, Review of Market Integration, among others. Rattaphon has received several awards for his research from national and international academic conferences (e.g., Midwest Academy of Management, Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics). Rattaphon is the Coordinator for the Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics (CAFE).
Ed.D., Organizational Leadership, Pepperdine University, 2020; Masters in Dispute Resolution, 2021 and Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law-Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, 2020; Masters in Public Policy, Pepperdine University, 2006; BA in History, China and U.S. Politics, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 2000.
Rebecca has spent her career working with start-ups, nonprofits, small and medium-sized businesses and transitioning organizations through change. She specializes in leadership, strategy planning, innovation, mediation, dispute resolution, ombudsmen work, human capital training, organizational development, and operational refinement through the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Program. Rebecca enjoys supporting the next generations by supporting students to find their gifts and talents, and transforming communities through the mentoring of youth and as the Chair of the Rogue Valley Mentoring Board. Rebecca is the Coordinator for the Certificate in Human Resources Management (CHRM).