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Management

Chair of the Department

  • Sibin Wu, Ph.D.

    Sibin Wu, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Department Chair

    Education
    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    B.A., Beijing Normal University

    Research Area
    Strategic Management, National Culture & Entrepreneurship,
    Entrepreneurial Opportunity Identification

    (956) 665-3384
    sibinwu@utpa.edu
    CV

 

Accounting

Professors

  • Hale Kaynak, Ph.D.

    Hale Kaynak, Ph.D.

    Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., University of North Texas
    M.B.A, Appalachian State University
    B.S., Yildiz University

    Research Area
    Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Sustainability,
    Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Health Care,
    Servitization, Offshore Operations

    (956) 665-7460
    hkaynak@utpa.edu
    CV

  • John Sargent, Ph.D.

    John Sargent, Ph.D.

    Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., University of Washington
    M.B.A, Utah State University
    B.A., Utah State University

    Research Area
    International Business, Academic Entrepreneurship in Latin America
    and Maquiladoras

    (956) 665-7137
    jsargent@utpa.edu
    CV

  • Linda Matthews, Ph.D.

    Linda Matthews, Ph.D.

    Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., University of Washington
    M.B.A, University of Richmond
    B.S., University of Virginia

    Research Area
    Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Negotiation

    (956) 665-8760
    matthews@utpa.edu
    CV

 

Associate Professors

  • Joo Jung, Ph.D.

    Joo Jung, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., University of Connecticut
    M.B.A, Duke University
    M.S., University of Connecticut
    B.S., University of Connecticut

    Research Area
    Operations Management, Corporate Driven Quality Management Deployments
    at their International Operations

    (956) 665-5225
    joojung@utpa.edu
    CV

  • David Sturges, Ph.D.

    David Sturges, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., University of North Texas
    M.B.A, East Texas State University
    B.B.A., Abilene Christian University

    Research Area
    Strategic Management, Online Communication Effectiveness and Efficiency
    in Learning Organizations

    (956) 665-7193
    dsturges@utpa.edu
    CV

  • Sibin Wu, Ph.D.

    Lei Wang, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., New Mexico State University
    M.A, Western Kentucky University
    B.A., Shanghai Normal University

    Research Area
    Organization Behavior, Human Resource Management,
    Organization Citizenship Behavior & Cross-Cultural Leadership

    (956) 665-8759
    leiwang@utpa.edu
    CV

  • Michael A. Abebe, Ph.D.

    Michael A. Abebe, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    M.B.A, Eastern Illinois University
    B.A., Jimma University

    Research Area
    Strategic Management, Strategic Change, Corporate Turnaround,
    Strategic Leadership & Sociology of Entrepreneurship

 

Assistant Professors

  • Jorge Gonzalez, Ph.D.

    Jorge Gonzalez, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., Texas A&M University
    BBA, University of Texas - Pan American

    Research Area
    International Management, Organizational and Community Diversity,
    Organizational Commitment and Identification

    (956) 665-2831
    gonzalezja@utpa.edu
    CV

  • Wanrong Hou, Ph.D.

    Wanrong Hou, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Research Area
    Strategic Management, Corporate Governance,
    Executive Compensation, Entrepreneurship

    (956) 665-3387
    houw@utpa.edu
    CV

  • Jennifer Welbourne, Ph.D.

    Jennifer Welbourne, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Education
    Ph.D., The Ohio State University
    B.S., Carroll College

    Research Area
    Organization Behavior, Workplace Incivility, Coping Strategies,
    Organizational Commitment

    (956) 665-3382
    welbournjl@utpa.edu
    CV

 

Administratve Staff

  • Elia Ovalle

    Elia Ovalle

    Administrative Assistant II

    BUSA 222
    (956) 665-3351, Department
    (956) 665-5065, Fax
    movalle@utpa.edu