Department welcomes new faculty!

The Department of Marketing, HR, and Management is delighted to welcome four new faculty members who will start in the fall semester of 2008.

  • Susan Conners, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Equine Management
    Dr. Conners comes to our department from the Dept of Information Systems.  She is currently the program director for our new Equine Management programs. 
  • Michael Palanski, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Leadership
    Dr. Palanski comes to us from the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was a Visiting Assistant Professor.  Dr. Palanski earned his doctorate from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  His research focuses on ethical leadership.
  • Charles Rarick, Ph.D. – Professor of International Business
    Dr. Rarick comes to us from Barry University in Miami, FL.   Dr. Rarick earned his Ph.D.  from St. Louis University.  Dr. Rarick’s research focuses on international management, particularly focused on China.  He is a prolific author of many articles, cases, and books.
  • Derek Ruth, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
    Dr. Ruth comes to us from Wichita State University where he was Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and helped to develop a nationally recognized entrepreneurship program. Dr. Ruth earned his Ph.D from the Krannert School at Purdue University – West Lafayette.