Department of Business

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 vibrancy and currency in their fields through research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, presenting their work at professional conferences, writing textbooks, 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 received 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.

David Caban, PhD, CFA, CPA

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.

Marc Fetscherin, PhD

Marc Fetscherin, PhD

Gelbman Family Chair of International Business, Professor of Marketing

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, Marketing Analytics

Marc Fetscherin is a Professor of Marketing and the Gelbman Family Chair of International Business at Rollins in the Department of Business (AACSB Accredited), Florida, USA. He is also part of the Fulbright Specialist Program for 2017-2020. His expertise is in marketing, branding and market research. Specifically, his expertise is in product-brand management, corporate branding, place branding, human brands, and brand relationships. Prior to his academic career, he was the CEO of Bonfort S.A., a small Swiss luxury company, as well a senior consultant for McKinsey & Company. He is/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), the University of Geneva (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 a number of books, numerous book chapters and journal articles. His articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Market Research, Journal of Advertising Research, International Marketing Review, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Journal of Brand Management, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Management International Review, International Business Review, or Tourism Management among others.

His most recent edited books are Consumer Brand Relationships: Theory and Practice (2012), Consumer Brand Relationships: Meaning, Measuring, Managing (2015) and CEO Branding: Theory and Practice (2015).

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Serina Haddad

Serina Haddad

Visiting Assistant Professor

170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 206

407.691.2788

Serina Al Haddad, Ph.D. teaches classes in business statistics and operations management. Before coming to Rollins, she taught classes in business statistics and analytics at Stetson University for three years and received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 2017. Dr. Haddad also taught undergraduate and graduate classes in statistics and decision analysis at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She completed her doctorate at UCF in management systems. She has more than fourteen years of experience working in both academia and industry. She held multiple positions in statistical quality control, customer relationship management, institutional development, and business process reengineering. Her research interests include statistics, business analytics, innovation, and organizational development. Dr. Haddad is a freelance consultant and trainer. She is one of the main authors of Excel Grader projects in Pearson MyLab Statistics. She has worked with many organizations including Junior Achievement, State University of New York and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE). She was a founding member and served as president of the IISE student chapter at her undergraduate university.  Dr. Haddad’s working experience brings a lot of real-life examples to the classroom. Her students appreciate her passionate teaching, which keeps them highly engaged throughout the learning process.

Devin Hargrove, PhD

Devin Hargrove, PhD

Assistant Professor

170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 201

T. 407.646.2023


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 the 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

Mark Heileman, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor

170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 254

T. 407.646.2894

PhD, University of Central Florida
MS, Florida Institute of Technology, 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 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

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

Christine Jubelt, DBA

Lecturer

170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 264

407.646.2615

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.

Mary E. Keunecke

Lecturer

MBA, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
BS, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA

Primary Program: Business Management

Mary Keunecke will be teaching Introduction to Responsible Business Management. She brings 17 years of teaching various business courses at three colleges to Rollins. Classes included Principles of Management, Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship. She was one of the first Instructors to teach Entrepreneurship in the Dual Enrollment program between local high schools and the local college.

Prior to academia, Mary owned a small business for 18 years. This is where many of the real-life experiences come from that are shared in class. Other scenarios come from working for a franchise and other businesses.  Also, while teaching at DVU she worked alongside many students that worked in small to large family businesses. 

Her combination of academia and hands-on business management offers the students real-world application of concepts shared in class.

Kip Kiefer

Kip Kiefer

Associate Professor

170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 209

407.646.2790

PhD, University of Colorado--Boulder 
MBA, University of Arizona
BS, United States Air Force Academy

Primary Program: Business Management

Areas of Specialization: Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Management, Organizations

Dr. Kip Kiefer teaches the department's capstone strategy course. His research examines strategic management and entrepreneurship, especially new venture creation, opportunity recognition, and interactions between firm managers. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher having earned Best Instructor Awards at the Air Force Academy for both core and elective courses and won the Academy of Management's coveted Sumantra Ghoshal Research Award. Dr. Kiefer consults for a number of organizations including small start-up firms such as Paranoid Fan and medium-sized enterprises such as Therapy West Inc. 

Prior to joining Rollins, Dr. Kiefer served over 21 years as an Air Force officer conducting Acquisitions Program Management. His assignments included a wide variety of programs ranging from large-scale space launch acquisitions to entrepreneurial emerging technology exploration. In one of his final Air Force assignments, Dr. Kiefer managed several elements of the Air Force's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) research, development and testing programs.  

Emmanuel Kodzi, PhD

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.

Richard Lewin, PhD

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.

Sheryll Namingit

Sheryll Namingit

Assistant Professor

170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 207

407.646.1539

PhD, Kansas State University
MS, Kansas State University
BA, University of the Philippines (Diliman)

Primary Program: Business Management
Areas of Specialization: Labor, Health, Education and Experimental Economics.

Sheryll Namingit is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Rollins College.  She earned her PhD and MS in Economics at Kansas State University. Sheryll Namingit has a BA in Economics from the University of the Philippines. Her research interests are in labor, health, education and experimental economics. Her current work includes field experiments that aim to examine the effects of illness-related employment gaps and post-baccalaureate certificates on a job applicant’s employment prospects.

Prior to Rollins, Sheryll Namingit has worked as an economic development specialist with the Philippine government and the World Bank. She was involved in the analysis of macroeconomic developments, preparation of macroeconomic forecasts and assessment of fiscal, monetary, financial, external and social policies that shape the overall economic system.  She co-authored various World Bank publications including the Philippine Economic Quarterly, The Philippine Development Report of 2009 and a chapter of the book, “The Great Recession and Developing Countries.”

Timothy Pett, PhD

Timothy Pett, PhD

Chair, Department of Business, 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 a 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).

Raghabendra KC

Raghabendra KC

Assistant Professor

170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 224

407.646.2785

Ph.D., Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
M.Phil., Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
BA, Rollins College

Primary Program: Business Management
Areas of Specialization: Entrepreneurial and Digital Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Strategic Decision Making, Participative Pricing

Dr. Raghabendra KC is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Department of Business. Dr. KC holds a PhD degree in Marketing and an M.Phil. degree in Management Science and Operations from the Cambridge Judge Business School. At Rollins, Dr. KC teaches the Business Management students the foundational marketing courses along with specialized elective classes. His teaching expertise lie in Entrepreneurial Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Digital Marketing and Strategic Decision Making. 

Dr. KC's research investigates social influences in behavioral decision making of consumers and firms. His recent projects have also explored participative pricing mechanisms, cost transparency, post-purchase search, and habit formation. Dr. KC's work integrates insights from marketing, experimental economics, and social psychology, and uses lab, lab-in-field, and field experimentation methodologies.

Dr. KC also serves as a Visiting Professor of Marketing at Chulalongkorn Business School and a Research Associate at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He is a partner at Anvaya Consultants and has served as an academic consultant/advisor for a number of commercial and not-for-profit firms in the UK, US, Thailand and Nepal.

Don Rogers, PhD

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

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

Marc Sardy is an Associate Professor of the Department of Business at Rollins College. He teaches various courses related to International Business including Finance, Investments, Statistics and the Entertainment Business. He has also published many journal articles, book chapters, and business cases in the field of international Business and Finance.  Professor Sardy received his Ph.D. in International Finance from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, UK. In addition, he holds a master degree in Statistics (MS) from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY; as well as a Bachelors in Economics from The University of Chicago. Dr. Sardy is particularly interested in International Finance, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment Economics & Finance, and Complexity in Financial markets.   

International Experience

Dr. Sardy has extensive international experience.  He has lived and worked in the UK, China, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, France and the USA and has traveled in the last couple of years to over 30 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.  Prior to coming to Rollins, Dr. Sardy had extensive experience as an international strategy consultant for Bain & Company, a global management consulting company as well as many other consulting engagements.  He also had experience freelancing in Film and Television production.

Staff

Karen Crain

Karen Crain

Administrative Assistant

170 W. Fairbanks Building – Room 202

T. 407.646.1591