August 18, 2009

Seven new faculty members join business college

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The College of Business at Southern Illinois University Carbondale welcomes seven new faculty members for the fall 2009 semester.

Within the accounting school, Ed O’Donnell will be an associate professor and Royce D. Burnett an assistant professor.

Burnett will teach cost accounting. He earned his doctorate in business administration in 2003 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. He completed his MBA in accounting in 1987 and his bachelor’s of business administration in accounting in 1981, both at Sam Houston State University at Huntsville, Texas.

Since 2003, Burnett has been an assistant professor at the University of Miami in Carol Gables, Fla. He was previously an instructor at Oklahoma State University. He has several years experience as a certified public accountant and has also held a number of corporate positions including manager, policy analyst and systems analyst for BP/Amoco in Cleveland; strategic analyst for EDS/General Motors in Dallas; audit staff for PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Houston; assistant controller for Texas Electric Steel Casting in Houston; and audit staff for Ernst and Young in Houston.

O’Donnell will teach auditing and auditing in an information technology environment. He earned his doctorate in accounting in 1995 at the University of North Texas in Denton and his bachelor’s of business administration in accounting in 1975 at Texas A & I University in Kingsville.

O’Donnell has been an assistant professor in the University of Kansas business school since 2006. His academic experience also includes working as visiting professor at the University of Connecticut and as assistant professor at Arizona State University and Mississippi State University. He was also a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas and worked as a CPA in Corpus Christi, Texas, for several years. He was chief financial officer for Conard Companies and on the audit staff at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., both in Corpus Christi.

New faculty members in the management department include Jonathon E. Mote and John C. Goodale.

Mote joins the management department as an assistant professor and will be teaching business strategy, entrepreneurship and organization studies. He earned his doctorate in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. He also holds a master’s degree in economics and historical studies from New York School for Social Research in New York City (1994) and a 1990 bachelor’s degree in economics and history from the University of Iowa.

Mote worked as an assistant research scientist at the Center for Innovation within the sociology department at the University of Maryland from 2003 until 2009. He was also a lecturer and an instructor at the University of Maryland 2003-2008. He previously was an instructor at the sociology department of Mount Mercy College of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from 2002 to 2003.

Goodale is an associate professor teaching operations management and management science. He holds a doctorate in business administration (1996) and an MBA (1991), both from the University of Utah. He earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1988 at Michigan State University.

Goodale’s teaching experience includes assistant professor of operations management at the University of Oregon from 2002 to 2009 and as assistant professor and associate professor in operations management from 1995 to 2002 at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Goodale has also been a consultant with PHI Airport Retail Strategies, Inc. in Chicago, a loss prevention associate with Industrial Risk Insurers in Detroit and a cooperative education student engineer in Flint, Mich.

Cheryl B. Jarvis and Edward L. Nowlin are joining the marketing department faculty.

Jarvis is an associate professor teaching courses including various levels of advertising management and graduate-level promotion strategy and management.

She earned her doctorate in business at Indiana University in 1999. She completed her master’s in marketing in 1996 and her bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism in 1986, both at Texas A & M University.

She has been an assistant marketing professor and faculty researcher at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and an assistant marketing professor in the Honors College there since 2000. Prior experience includes time as a visiting assistant professor and an associate instructor in marketing at Indiana University.

In addition, Jarvis has industrial experience working in San Antonio, Texas, as account supervisor and director of public relations for Howell Boyd Advertising Inc., account supervisor for S & C Advertising and Public Relations Inc., and general manager and publisher of Brangus Publications Inc. She was also managing editor of editorial services for the National Cattlemen’s Association in Denver.

Nowlin, a lecturer at SIUC, is currently completing his doctorate in marketing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a December graduation anticipated. He has an MBA from Clarion University of Pennsylvania earned in 2002 and a master’s in German literature from 1994 from The Ohio State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in German from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, awarded in 1991.

Nowlin’s employment experience includes work as assistant director of admissions and director of e-marketing at Clarion University, assistant vice president/regional manager, branch manager and banker at TCF National Bank Illinois in Burr Ridge, Ill. He was a teaching assistant at The Ohio State University and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The finance department welcomes Jason T. Greene as an associate professor. He’ll be teaching courses including international financial management and investment concepts. Green earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Rhodes College in 1991 and his doctorate in finance in 1996 at Indiana University.

Greene was previously an associate professor of finance at Georgia State University for several years prior to which he was assistant professor there. He was a lecturer at San Jose State University and an instructor at Indiana University. Working since September 2006 in Florida at INTECH Investment Management, LLC, he was initially senior investment officer and since April 2007 vice president and senior investment officer. Prior experience includes work as an independent investment manager and expert financial consultant.