The mission of the College of Business is to provide quality business education, enriched by scholarship, to ensure student success and to serve as a resource to the community.
Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Dr. Musa Essayyad, Dean, College of Business
Dr. Essayyad received his M.A. and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Alabama. He held diverse academic, business and governmental positions in the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, Russia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. He has held endowed chair professorships for 24 years, and taught courses in corporate finance, investment management, international finance, and oil and gas finance. Dr. Essayyad has worked for corporations and intergovernmental organizations including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Getty Oil Company, OPEC, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Dr. Daryl Burckel
Dr. Burckel is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst. He was on faculty from 1986-89 and returned to McNeese State University in 1991. He earned his Doctorate from Mississippi State University and holds the rank of Professor of Accounting. Dr. Burckel has authored numerous refereed journal articles and commendable professional papers. He is very active in economic development consulting. Dr. Burckel teaches "Federal Taxes and Management Decisions." He also holds an Endowed Professorship in the College of Business.
Dr. Stephen Caples
Dr. Caples began at McNeese in 1987 and currently holds the rank of Professor of Finance. Dr. Caples earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington. He published numerous articles specializing in finance finance and real estate in reputed journals including numerous conference presentations. He is actively involved in numerous consulting projects in forensic finance. Dr. Caples teaches "Financial Management Policies." He also holds an Endowed Professorship in the College of Business.
Dr. C. Martin Konou
Dr. Konou started at McNeese in August 2013 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics. He earned his Bachelor and his "Maitrise es Sciences Economiques" from the University of Lome. He received his M.A in Economics from Western Illinois University with expertise in Finance and Applied Econometrics under Fulbright Scholarship. He received his Ph.D.in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August 2013. Dr. Konou has a strong passion for teaching Economics because he believes everybody deserves some economic knowledge. His research interests are Macroeconomics and Growth Theory, International Economics, Regional and Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics and Computational Economics. He also had the opportunities to present his research papers at both national and international conferences. Currently, Dr. Konou is working on publishing his dissertation titled "Agricultural Biotechnology, International Trade, General Equilibrium and Efficiency". He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and their two children.
Dr. Bill Jens
Dr. Jens began at McNeese in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He earned his PhD in Finance from the University of Central Florida. He has extensive business background as a former Fortune 500 Vice-President, CFO of a NASDAQ listed company, divisional president and board member. He has many publications and conference presentations from a diverse range of topics including banking, capital structure, tax issues and other. He teaches "Accounting Information for Decision Making" and "Corporate Reporting and Analysis". He also holds an Endowed Professorship in the College of Business.
Dr. Banamber Mishra
Dr. Mishra began at McNeese in 1987 and holds the rank of Professor of Finance. Dr. Mishra earned his PhD from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He has published a number of articles in referred economics, finance and business journals including presentations of scholarly papers in professional conferences. He teaches "Fundamentals of Financial Management" and "Investment and Security Analysis." He holds an Endowed Professorship in the College of Business.
Dr. Matiur Rahman
Dr. Rahman started at McNeese in 1989 and holds the rank of professor of Finance. He earned his PhD from Southern Methodist University and is the current Director of the MBA Program. Dr. Rahman is a prolific author and has published widely in reputed national and international academic journals. He was Deputy Director of Research at the Central Bank of Bangladesh and advisor to Japan External Trade Organization in Bangladesh. He also interned at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund under the Ford Foundation Scholarship. He teaches primarily "International Business", "Money and Banking" and "International Financial Management" and holds an Endowed Professorship in the College of Business.
Dr. Bruce Swindle
Dr. Swindle is a CPA and began at McNeese in 1980. He earned his PhD from Louisiana State University. He currently holds the rank of Professor of Accounting and heads the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. Dr. Swindle has been an author and presenter of numerous articles in peer-reviewed academic and professional journals. He was the first College of Business Pinnacle Professor. He teaches "Accounting Information for Decision-making" and "Financial Accounting Disclosures." He held an Endowed professorship in the College of Business.
Dr. Toerner joined McNeese College of Business in 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Accounting from Louisiana State University. His areas of teaching are Financial Accounting and Income Tax. His research interests are related to a New Teaching Techniques in Accounting.
Mr. James Watts
Married to Olga Dupuis Watts and they have one son (J.R.Watts) Graduated from South Cameron
High School - 1961. Mr. Watts received his M.S. Accounting in 1968 from Louisiana State University. He has been a member of Delta Sigma Pi since 1969. Certified Public Accountant - 40 years, Accounting Professor at McNeese - 45 years, Official Scorer for McNeese Basketball - 44 years. Hobbies include: Golf, reading, movies, and travel.
Office: BBC 333
Mrs. Olga Watts
Instructor of Accounting, B.S., M.B.A., McNeese State University. (C.P.A.) Ms. Watts teaches Accounting Principles and Auditing. She was Internal Auditor here at McNeese in 1999.
Office: BBC 329
Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration
Dr. Mitchell Adrian
Dr. Adrian earned his DBA in Management in 1996 from Mississippi State University. He joined McNeese in 2007 and currently holds the rank of Professor of Management. Prior to joining McNeese State University, he was with Longwood University as Associate Professor of Management and Department Head from 1996 through 2006. He has published quite extensively in various refereed business journals and proceedings. He is active in building community relations and forming business alliances. He holds and Endowed Professorship n the College of Business.
Dr. Jim (Jiun-Shiu) Chen
Dr. Chen joined McNeese in 2006 and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor of Management. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. His research interests include host country national commitment, the impact of international conflict on international management, and top management team. Dr. Chen teaches "Leadership", "Managing Diverse Workplace", "Management Concept and Practice", "Issues in Global Business", and "Organizational Behavior".
Dr. Susie S. Cox, SPHR
Mr. Patrick Mellon
Dr. Lonnie Phelps, Head of Department
Dr. Phelps started at McNeese in 1973. He earned his DBA from Louisiana Tech University in management. His research interests include business ethics, corporate social responsibility and work-life balance issues. He currently enjoys teaching the Introduction to Business course and the Business Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility course. He has been a Professor of Management and Department Head of the Management/Marketing Department for more than fifteen years.
Dr. Charles Rader
Dr. Hyunju Shin
Dr. Shin received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Alabama and her B.A. in Business Administration and English Language & Literature from Sookmyung Women's University in South Korea. Her current research interests include relationship management in retailing and services, brand crisis management, and social media marketing. She has published in peer-reviewed academic journals and presented her work in U.S. and international conferences. Dr. Shin teaches "Marketing Principles", "Personal Selling", and "E-Commerce Marketing" at McNeese.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Totten
New Faculty Members Starting Fall 2014
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