Department of Business Faculty & Staff

Learn more about the Rollins Department of Business faculty and staff.

Faculty

Our programs are taught by faculty with the highest level of qualifications who maintain a vibrancy and currency in their fields through research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, presenting their work at professional conferences, writing text books, and engaging in other scholarly activates each year.

Continuous process improvement in our content and teaching methods is assured through our ongoing systems of assurance of learning that tracks and measures our effectiveness in developing our students to meet the challenging demands of the profession of business regardless of the context of practice: international, entrepreneurial start-up, family business, small business, nonprofit, or social enterprise.

Sharon Agee, MBA
Instructor of Accounting
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 256
T. 407.646.2113

MBA, University of Central Florida
BSBA, University of Central Florida

Primary Programs: Business Management
Areas of Specialization: Accounting

Sharon Agee is an Instructor of Accounting in the Department of Business. She teaches Financial & Managerial Accounting at the undergraduate level.

She recieved her BSBA with a major in accounting and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.  She is a member of the FICPA and is active in the Local Practitioners Group.  She is a licensed Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Prior to academia she worked in banking and as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand.

Jasmine Alam, PhD
Assistant Professor
Mills Memorial Building – Room 303
T. 407.646.1809

PhD, University of New Brunswick
MA, University of London (King's College)
BA, Carleton University

Primary Program: Social Entrepreneurship
Areas of Specialization:
Social Entrepreneurship, Microfinance, and Women’s Empowerment
Josie Balzac
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mills Memorial Building – Room 302
T. 407.646.2792

LLM, The George Washington University Law School
JD, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law
BA, University of Central Florida

Josephine M. Balzac is a visiting assistant professor at Rollins College in the Department of Business teaching Business Law and Ethics. She is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. She is the owner and president of the Law Offices of Josephine Balzac, P.A.  She is also an adjunct law professor at Barry University School of Law teaching sustainability in business. She serves her community on the board of directors for IDEAS For Us and on the Legal Advisory Board of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence.  Professor Balzac graduated as valedictorian of her class at Florida A&M University College of Law. While obtaining her LLM at GWU Law she served as a Randolph C. Shaw research fellow for the associate dean of environmental studies and interned at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the International Transportation Branch. Professor Balzac has published a book chapter with the Environmental Law Institute on corporate social responsibility and climate justice and also legal articles on sustainable development, international trade, human rights, and environmental justice in the Florida A&M University Law Review and the Loyola University of Chicago International Law Review.

Michele Boulanger, PhD
Associate Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 203
T. 407.691.1087

PhD, University of Rhode Island
MS, University of Paris, France
BS, University of Paris, France

Primary Program: International Business
Areas of Specialization: Statistics, Operations

Prior to joining Rollins, Dr. Michele Boulanger had a multi-faceted career as an executive global manager (Vice-President of Performance and Quality at Motorola), as a consultant and business owner (President of JISC-Statistics), as a researcher (Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories) and as a teacher (University of Rhode Island, Columbia University, East China University of Science and Technology). She has contributed to the development of international standards in statistics throughout her career, and she is the current Chair of the International Organization of Standards (ISO) Technical Committee TC69 - Applications of Statistical Methods. Her latest research is in the area of cross-cultural intelligence, Lean Six Sigma, and forensic handwriting.

David Caban, PhD, CFA, CPA
Assistant Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 266
T. 407.646.1512

David Caban is an assistant professor of accounting in the department of business. He teaches financial and managerial accounting at the undergraduate level.

Professor Caban received his MBA from Barry University in Miami, FL. Prior to joining Rollins College he attained his PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Florida Atlantic University. He is both a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). His research is focused on financial accounting and capital markets.

Christy Wilson Delk
Lecturer
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 268
407.646.2796

MBA, Florida Metropolitan University, Orlando, FL
BA, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Academic Experience:  Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Christy Delk teaches introductory business courses based on her in depth practical experience as a 17-year corporate marketing veteran and then 15 years as owner- operator of a large franchised business in Orlando, Florida.  In addition to teaching, she is a franchise industry speaker and writer and has a small local real estate company. She is often called upon to present to business organizations and other groups to share her successful strategy and sale in order to help other entrepreneurs enhance and grow their businesses.  Considered a Business Generalist, she taught at Rollins as an adjunct professor before joining the faculty full-time in 2017.

Marc Fetscherin, PhD
Director, International Business, Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 208
T. 407.691.1759

Post Doc, Harvard University
PhD, University of Bern
DBS, London School of Economics
MIM, University of Lausanne (HEC)

Primary Program: International Business
Areas of Specialization: International Marketing, Branding, Marketing Research

Marc Fetscherin is an Associate Professor at Rollins. Prior to Rollins, he was the CEO of a small luxury Swiss company as well as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. He was a Visiting Professor at the East China University of Science and Technology (China), the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Jacobs University (Germany), the University of Fribourg, (Switzerland), the University of Lausanne - HEC (Switzerland), and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland). He was also an adviser to the Swiss Government as a member of the Federal Commission of Consumer Affairs.

He has published numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles. His articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Management International Review, International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Global Marketing, International Marketing Review, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Journal of Brand Management, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Journal of Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, and Tourism Management among others. His three edited books are Consumer Brand Relationships: Theory and Practice (2012); Consumer Brand Relationships: Meaning, Measuring, Managing (2015), and CEO Branding: Theory and Practice (2015). He has won numerous teaching and research awards, including the designation as a SuperProfessor by Faculty Row.

Devin Hargrove, PhD
Assistant Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 201

PhD, Duke University
MS, University of Wisconsin - Madison
MBA, Dartmouth University
BA, Morehouse College

Devin Hargrove is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business at Rollins College where he teaches International Organizational Behavior.  

Prior to his work in academia, Dr. Hargrove worked in industry for Accenture as a Manager of Strategy and Proctor & Gamble as an Assistant Brand Manager.  

Devin Hargrove earned his PhD in Management and Organizations at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Devin has a B.A. from Morehouse College, an MBA from Dartmouth and an M.S. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. His current research interests are leadership, self-monitoring and trust.
Mark Heileman, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 254
T. 407.646.2894

PhD, University of Central Florida
MS, Melbourne, FL
MBA, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
BS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Primary Program: Business Management
Areas of Specialization: Business analysis and decision making, supply chain management

Mark Heileman is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rollins College.  Dr. Heileman has extensive industrial experience in systems engineering and management on Department of Defense and NASA projects, as well as a Principal Investigator on multiple Small Business Innovation Research and and Small Business Technology Transfer awards. Dr. Heileman's primary research interest is applying evidence-based management and operations research methodologies to improve business performance, focusing on technology transition from research and development to commercialization.  Dr. Heileman is also a registered professional Engineer in Florida.

Nick Houndonougbo, PhD
Assistant Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 263
T. 407.646.2650

PhD, The University of Tennessee
MPA, Columbia University
MBA, Catholic University of Lille
MS, National University of Benin

Primary Program: Business Management
Areas of Specialization: Open-economy macroeconomics, public finance, development economics

Dr. Ahiteme Nick Houndonougbo is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Rollins College, where he teaches courses in micro- and macro-economics, and entrepreneurial and corporate finance. Dr. Houndonougbo's research is policy-centered and focuses on macroeconomic and fiscal policy issues in small open economies. Prior to joining Rollins College, he studied and worked in Ivory Coast and Benin, in West Africa, and received his PhD in Economics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Christine Jubelt, DBA
Visting Assistant Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 264

DBA, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College
MBA, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College
BA, Elms College

Dr. Jubelt has over 30 years Real Estate Investment, Asset Management, Hospitality Management, and Property Management experience in the US and globally. She has been a Real Estate broker in the state of Florida for over 25 years and is co-founder and managing member of APM Services, LLC, a Real Estate Investment Management firm. Dr. Jubelt has completed research in Real Estate including the topics of CAM certification for the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) and Competencies Required of Property Managers in High Performing Work Settings within the Residential Multi Family Real Estate Industry, and additional research on Real Estate Negotiations. Dr. Jubelt has also been a speaker for the NAAEI national conferences on the topic of the exemplary performing manager and competencies of high performing managers. Dr. Jubelt teaches courses in business and finance including Entrepreneurial and Corporate Finance, Responsible Leadership, and Business Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking Intro for the Responsible Business Management and the Social Entrepreneurship & Business Majors courses at Rollins College.

Professionally, Dr. Jubelt held positions internationally with Kempinski Hotels, China, ITT Sheraton Corporation, Four Seasons Hotels, and Helmsley Hotel Corporation. She received a Doctorate degree in Business Administration as well as a MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College. She received a BS in Business Management and Nursing from Elms College, Chicopee, MA.

Kip Kiefer
Associate Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 209
407.646.2790
Emmanuel Kodzi, PhD
Associate Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 255
T. 407.646.1989

Post Doc, University of Florida
PhD, Purdue University
MBA, University of Ghana
BS/MS, University of Science and Technology

Primary Program: International Business
Areas of Specialization: Operations, Supply Chains, Statistics

Dr. Emmanuel Kodzi's passion is to inspire deep learning and come alongside students as they develop skills in evidence-based decision-making. His work in academia is preceded by over a decade in technical and executive roles, managing made-to-order office furnishing projects. He has taught operations management and related subjects in four countries to practicing executives, graduate students, and undergrads representing over 30 countries. He has designed and executed supply chain immersions for several teams including 26 leaders from South Africa’s transportation industry. He has won the SGA Outstanding Faculty Award at Rollins College, and the prestigious Arthur Vining Davis Fellowship for “teaching excellence, contribution to the mission of Rollins College, and impact on students and colleagues”. His research activities are in the areas of operational alignment, international expansion, and supplier performance improvement in emerging economies.

Allen H. Kupetz
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 225
T. 407.646.1544

MA, The University of Texas at Austin
BA, The University of Texas at Austin

Primary Program: International Business
Areas of Specialization: Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and Global Business Strategy

Kupetz currently teaches INB 200 Intro to International Business, INB 312 Asian Economic Tigers, and INB 321 Global Entrepreneurship. He is the founder of the Kpartnerz Foundation (www.kpartnerz.com), a Florida not-for-profit focused on supporting students in the pre-startup stage. In 2017 he started the SHEntrepreneurship initiative to earmark Kpartnerz funds specifically for women-led early-stage companies. He also is the co-founder and serves as the COO of venVelo (www.venVelo.com), a prominent early-stage venture fund.

Kupetz has also taught at the East China University of Science and Technology (http://www.ecust.edu.cn/) in China and Kyungpook National University (http://en.knu.ac.kr/) in South Korea, and lectured at the U.S. National Defense University (http://www.ndu.edu/).

Richard Lewin, PhD
Associate Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 222
T. 407.646.1572

PhD in Finance, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, U.K.
MPhil in Finance, Faculty of Economics & Politics, University of Cambridge, U.K.
BS in Business Management, Kings’ College at the University of London, U.K.

Primary Program: International Business
Areas of Specialization: Investment Management, Valuation, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Real Estate and Airport Development

Richard Lewin is an Associate Professor of Finance at Rollins College. He teaches courses related to International Business, including International Finance, International Real Estate, International Investments, Alternative Investments, and FOREX, and supports the Crummer Graduate School of Business teaching Financial Management at the MBA level. Lewin is a regular visiting lecturer to the Transport Studies Group at the University of Westminster, UK. His publications on Equity Duration and Pension Annuities have appeared in several financial journals including the International Financial Review and the Journal of Pensions Management.

Lewin has extensive international experience, living and working in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. While working in the airport development business for PlaneStation Group plc, he worked in more than 20 countries. His international business experience includes serving as a Research Consultant to Citibank UK, an Investment Strategist for the Wiggins Group plc, Finance Director for Davis Logistics (UK Aerospace industry), as well as numerous specific consulting assignments in Europe. Lewin also has more than 20 years of personal investment management experience in a full range of financial market instruments and commercial real estate, as well as institutional research experience at Citibank (UK) and Credit Suisse Asset Management. In 2003 he founded his own real estate development company Bradstrong Ltd to further housing development in the UK.

Cecilia McInnis-Bowers, PhD
Professor
Mills Memorial Building – Room 306
T. 407.975.6447

Post Doc, University of Alabama
PhD, Southern Illinois University
MS, University of Florida
BS, Florida State University

Primary Program: Social Entrepreneurship
Areas of Specialization: Marketing, Entrepreneurial Thinking

Dr. Cecilia McInnis-Bowers is Professor of Social Entrepreneurship & Business in the Department of Business at Rollins College. Prior to teaching at Rollins College, McInnis-Bowers was the E.B. Stephens (EBSCO) Chair of Marketing and former dean-partner for the Division of Business and Graduate Programs at Birmingham-Southern College.

At Rollins, McInnis-Bowers currently teaches courses in Entrepreneurial Marketing, Social Entrepreneurship, and Business, Innovation, & Entrepreneurial Thinking; she is also the director of the INB Costa Rica Program/BSE Costa Rica Program, which includes international field study, classes, and internships. As the faculty advisor to the undergraduate Rollins' NetImpact National Chapter, McInnis-Bowers enjoys supporting students’ passions to change the world through using business as a force for good.

Her most recent scholarly work includes research on social entrepreneurship business models, indigenous entrepreneurship, and using reflective thinking to enhance business decision skills, cultural sensitivity, and teamwork. Additionally, her work has focused on blending liberal arts/liberal education with business, program assessment, teaching and curricular design in management education.  Prior to her career in academe, she held executive positions in a Fortune 500 company, in major nonprofits, and served in the public sector.

Sheryll Namingit
Assistant Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 207
407.646.1539
Timothy Pett, PhD
Chair, Department of Business, Associate Professor
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 253
T. 407.646.2644

PhD, University of Memphis
MBA, Memphis State University
BA, St. Leo College

Primary Program: Business Management
Areas of Specialization: Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge and Organizational Learning, and Family Business.

Dr. Timothy Pett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business. Previously, he was professor of management and coordinated the entrepreneurship program at WSU.  His teaching and research interest deal with issues that confront small and medium-sized businesses, family businesses as well as entrepreneurs.  He has published numerous journal articles and presented at international conferences.  He has traveled extensively in Europe and has taught at both FHW Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany) and Groupe ESC Pau (France).

Don Rogers, PhD
Professor of Business Management | Director, Master of Human Resources
170 W. Fairbanks – Room 262
T. 407.646.2348

PhD, The Ohio University
MBA, The Ohio University
BBA, University of Arizona

Primary Program: Business Management
Areas of Specialization: Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior

Dr. Don Rogers is a Professor of Business Management in the Department of Business. He is also the Director of the Master of Human Resources program (Rollins MHR). Rogers received his PhD and MBA in Organizational Communication & Information Systems and Human Resource Management from the Ohio University. His BBA in Business Economics is from the University of Arizona.  He is accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). He has been recognized for his special expertise in Human Capital Management/HR Metrics and International HR Management by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Rogers teaches courses in Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, High Performance Organizations, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Organizational Behavior. His research focuses in improving individual and organizational performance and on organizational adaptations of HR Strategies to meet major changes (mergers, recessions, hurricanes, etc.).

Marc Sardy, PhD
Associate Professor of International Business & Finance
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 205
T. 407.691.1753

PhD, University of Cambridge
MA, Statistics, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch CUNY
AB, Economics, University of Chicago

Primary Program: International Business
Areas of Specialization: International Finance

Dr. Marc Sardy is currently a member of the Department of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Dr. Sardy has 20+ years of experience in industry and higher education. His experience includes financial analyst for Wall Street firms, management consulting for Bain and Company and New York Consulting Partners where he focused on strategy and operational turnaround, respectively. In academia he has been involved in several initiatives at various institutions. He served on the governing Council for the University of Cambridge during his PhD and currently serves on several administrative committees at Rollins College. Dr. Sardy has taught courses in a wide range of academic areas including statistics, quantitative business methods, operations management, finance, corporate finance, international finance, international capital markets, global business strategy, international business, micro and macroeconomics, global entertainment business, investments, international investments and alternative investments. He has received several honors while at Rollins College including Professor of the Year (selected by students), distinguished teaching awards and research awards for journal articles and publications. Dr. Sardy is also the vice president for the American/International Society for competitiveness and is currently serving as conference chair for the upcoming fall conference. He is on the editorial board for several journals; Competition Forum, International Journal of Commerce and Management, Competitiveness Review and Journal of Economics and Finance. Dr. Sardy serves as a visiting professor of graduate studies at several universities; EM Lyon (Lyon, France), East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China) and the International School of Management (Paris, France).

In addition to his academic interests Dr. Sardy has extensive experience working as a freelancer in the film and television industry. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Peace Film Festival and has recently given a TEDxOrlando talk on educating for peace based on panel data he collected during the Festival.

Dr. Sardy has a PhD degree in International Finance from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK., a Masters in Statistics from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY and an A.B. in Economics from the University of Chicago, Il.

Raja Singaram
Assistant Professor
Mills Memorial Building – Room 305
T. 407.646.2302

 

Tonia Warnecke, PhD
George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor, Director, Social Entrepreneurship
Mills Memorial Building – Room 308
T. 407.691.1285
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PhD, University of Notre Dame
MA, University of Notre Dame
MPIA, University of Pittsburgh
BA, Rollins College

Primary Program: Social Entrepreneurship
Areas of Specialization: International Development, Economics, Gender, and Social Entrepreneurship

Dr. Tonia Warnecke is George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor, and Department Director (Social Entrepreneurship) at Rollins College. In Fall 2013, she was the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in International Development Studies at McGill University.

Warnecke is an economist specializing in international development processes and policy. She teaches courses in Global Development, Globalization and Gender, and Social Entrepreneurship. As faculty advisor to the Rollins Microfinance Fund, Warnecke enjoys working with students to put social entrepreneurship into practice. She is also part of the strategic planning group for the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub at Rollins.

Warnecke's research is interdisciplinary and policy-oriented. Focusing on gender and development issues, including labor, finance, and social policy, she has published widely, collaborated with international policy-making organizations, and been recognized by several research grants and awards. As a development economist, Warnecke also has significant international experience; she studied in Hungary and Spain, worked in Montreal, and has traveled to more than 25 countries on 5 continents.

New book:  Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life

Staff

Karen Crain
Administrative Assistant
170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 202
T. 407.646.1591
Kimberly Petersen
Administrative Assistant
Mills Memorial Building – Room 307
T. 407.646.1588

Department of Business
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T. 407.646.1591