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College of Business Administration

Management

Department Chair

Sibin Wu, Ph.D. (CV)

Sibin Wu

Department Chair
Associate Professor
Phone: 956-665-3559
Email: sibinwu@utpa.edu

  • Education

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

  • Research Area

    Strategic Management, National Culture &
    Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Opportunity
    Identification

 

Professors

Hale Kaynak, Ph.D. (CV)

John Darc

Professor
Phone: 956-665-7460
Email: hkaynak@utpa.edu

  • 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

John Sargent, Ph.D. (CV)

John Sargent

Professor
Phone: 956-665-7137
Email: jsargent@utpa.edu

  • 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

Linda Matthews, Ph.D. (CV)

Linda Matthews

Professor
Phone: 956-665-8760
Email: matthews@utpa.edu

  • 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

 

Associate Professors

Joo Jung, Ph.D.

Joo Jung

Associate Professor
Phone: 956-665-5225
Email: joojung@utpa.edu

  • 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

David Sturges, Ph.D.

David Sturges

Associate Professor
Phone: 956-665-7193
Email: dsturges@utpa.edu

  • 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

Lei Wang, Ph.D. (CV)

Lei Wang

Associate Professor
Phone: 956-665-8759
Email: leiwang@utpa.edu

  • 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

 

Assistant Professors

Michael A. Abebe, Ph.D. (CV)

Michael Abebe

Assistant Professor
Phone: 956-665-3392
Email: abebema@utpa.edu
Website: https://faculty.utpa.edu/abebema/

  • 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

Jorge Gonzalez, Ph.D. (CV)

Jorge A. Gonzalez

Assistant Professor
Phone: 956-665-2831
Email: gonzalezja@utpa.edu

  • Education

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

  • Research Area

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

 

Jennifer Welbourne, Ph.D. (CV)

Jennifer Welbourne

Assistant Professor
Phone: 956-665-3382
Email: welbournjl@utpa.edu

  • Education

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

  • Research Area

    Organization Behavior, Workplace Incivility,
    Coping Strategies, Organizational Commitment

Wanrong Hou, Ph.D. (CV)

Wanrong Hou

Assistant Professor
Phone: 956-665-3387
Email: houw@utpa.edu

  • Education

    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Research Area

    Strategic Management, Corporate Governance,
    Executive Compensation, Entrepreneurship

Administrative Staff

Elia Ovalle

Elia Ovalle

Administrative Assistant II
Office: BUSA 222
Dept. 956-665-3351 :: Fax. 956-665-5065
Email: movalle@utpa.edu