Meet the Professors

College of Business Administration

COBA’s collection of business and technology faculty represents an outstanding combination of teaching, research and student engagement. Many of our professors and staff have extensive professional careers in addition to their academic experience, and all are driven by an abiding commitment to teaching and research informed by the Christian faith.

COBA’s collection of business and technology faculty represents an outstanding combination of teaching, research and student engagement. Many of our professors and staff have extensive professional careers in addition to their academic experience, and all are driven by an abiding commitment to teaching and research informed by the Christian faith.

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About Us

Students are the reason we teach, inviting them to join us as we explore the depths of our respective disciplines. Be prepared to grow and develop as a student and professional through classwork and hands-on experiences, like assisting with a professor’s ongoing research. The relationships you build here with your professors and mentors will carry you for years to come.

Department of Accounting and Finance

John Neill, PhD
Department Chair
Professor
jdn00b@acu.edu

Clint Buck
Assistant Dean for Operations, College Instructor

Curtis Clements, PhD
Professor
cxc05e@acu.edu

Bill Fowler
Associate Professor
fowlerb@acu.edu

Jody Jones, EdD
Assistant Professor
jxj16c@acu.edu

David Perkins, PhD
Professor
perkinsd@acu.edu

Jonathan Stewart, PhD
Professor
stewartjo@acu.edu

Scott Stovall, PhD
Associate Professor
stovallo@acu.edu 

Kyle Tippens, PhD
Associate Professor
tkt12a@acu.edu

Paul Wertheim, PhD
Professor
pxw00b@acu.edu

Department of Management Sciences

Katie Wick, PhD
Department Chair
Associate Professor
kjw13b@acu.edu

Orneita Burton, PhD
Professor
oxb00a@acu.edu

Brad Crisp, PhD
Dean of College of Business Administration, Associate Professor
brad.crisp@acu.edu

Matt Deeg, PhD
Assistant Professor

Sarah Easter, PhD
Assistant Professor
sge02a@acu.edu

Daniel Garcia
College Instructor
jdg99t@acu.edu

Jennifer Golden, DBA
Assistant Professor
jennifer.golden@acu.edu

Ryan Jessup, PhD
Professor
rkj95n@acu.edu

Andy Little, JD
Associate Dean, Associate Professor
agl95t@acu.edu

Jim Litton, JD
Director, Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy
Associate Professor
pxw00b@acu.edu

Monty Lynn, PhD
Professor
lynnm@acu.edu

Dennis Marquardt, PhD
Director, Lytle Center for Faith and Leadership,
Associate Professor
djm08b@acu.edu

Trent McNamara, PhD
Assistant Professor

Mark Phillips, PhD
Professor, Online Undergraduate Business Program Director
mhp04a@acu.edu

Laura Phillips, PhD
Associate Professor
lcp05a@acu.edu

Don Pope, PhD
Associate Professor
pxw00b@acu.edu

Brent Reeves, PhD
Associate Professor
bnr01a@acu.edu

Ian Shepherd, DA
Professor
ixs03a@acu.edu

Phil Vardiman, PhD
Professor, Online MBA/MSM Program Director
pxv02b@acu.edu

School of Information and Technology

John Homer, PhD
Department Chair
Professor
jdh08a@acu.edu

Brian Burton, PhD
Associate Professor
bgb07a@acu.edu

James Prather, PhD
Assistant Professor
jrp09a@acu.edu

Arisoa Randrianasolo, PhD
Assistant Professor
sar04b@acu.edu

Brent Reeves, PhD
Associate Professor
bnr01a@acu.edu

Karen St. John
College Assistant Professor
kss16b@acu.edu

Rich Tanner
College Assistant Professor
rwt07a@acu.edu

Staff

Steph Brown
Professional Development Manager

Mindy Howard
​​Student Engagement Coordinator 
Griggs Center

MC Jennings
Marketing Services Manager

Tim Johnston
Assistant Dean for External Engagement

Lindsay Palmer
Enrollment and Student Development Manager

Amanda Pittman
Mentor Program Coordinator
Griggs Center

Mandy Scudder
Academic Support Manager

Chris Smith
Administrative Coordinator
Lytle Center

Jenni Trietsch
Director of Administration