MBA Program

Faculty

The faculty at St. Ambrose are champions of those who aspire to greater things and provide the inspiration, understanding and professional experience to make greater things possible.

Most full-time faculty have earned doctoral degrees, and just as many have real world experiences to bring to the classroom. Adjunct faculty are carefully selected based on their work experiences, enhancing the real-world perspectives in the classroom.

This blend of full-time and adjunct faculty creates a valuable synergy of theoretical and practical perspectives. While the focus is on student learning, having faculty members who are current and productive in their fields keeps everyone on the leading edge of learning.

Bereskin, Greg

Bereskin, Greg

Dr. Bereskin's primary teaching area has been the advanced theory classes in the economics department and the economics and finance courses in the MBA program.

Forret, Monica

Forret, Monica

Dr. Forret primarily teaches HR Management, Research Methods, and topics courses in Careers, Training & Development, and Organizational Culture.

Graham, James

Graham, James

Dr. Graham has completed more than 30 years in leadership and managerial roles across several industries including military service and manufacturing.

Ingram, Donnie

Ingram, Donnie

Donnie is the Senior Instructional Designer for Online Learning and an adjunct instructor for the MBA program, specializing in social media marketing.

Kronfeld, Michelle

Kronfeld, Michelle

Director of Graduate Admissions and adjunct instructor for the MBA program.

Liu, Xiaowei

Liu, Xiaowei

Dr. Liu teaches a variety of finance courses to undergraduate and MBA students. His research interests include empirical asset pricing, corporate finance, and international finance.

Lynn, Bill

Lynn, Bill

Specializes in macroeconomics, financial economics, and environmental economics.

Malcheff, Jessica

Malcheff, Jessica

Jessica is an adjunct instructor for the MBA program, specializing in nonprofits, fundraising, and resource development.

Mazumder, Imtiaz

Mazumder, Imtiaz

Teaching interests include investment and portfolio analysis; corporate finance; financial institutions and markets.

McCaffrey, L. Joseph

McCaffrey, L. Joseph

Dr. McCaffrey teaches primarily in the areas of ancient and medieval/renaissance philosophy, as well as business ethics and classes in the MBA program.

Moreau, Arthur

Moreau, Arthur

Dr. Moreau's areas of expertise lie in arbitrage, hedging and risk management, international finance, and complete markets.

O'Connell, David

O'Connell, David

Dr. O'Connell has taught Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Culture; Conflict and Negotiation; Research Methods; and co-taught a special topics course on Careers.

O'Leary, Patrick

O'Leary, Patrick

Dr. O'Leary was born in Ireland and has broad international work experience, including time in England, Japan, Dubai, and Belgium.

Peng, Jie

Peng, Jie

Dr. Peng teaches a wide array of undergraduate and graduate business courses as well as being an accomplished researcher in Business Statistics, Quantitative Research, and Decision Science.

Richards, Randy

Richards, Randy

Over the past 20 years Dr. Richards has consulted with dozens of firms in manufacturing, construction and mining, and government. He is a highly sought-out trainer and is certified in Executive Coaching.

Rouwenhorst, Robert

Rouwenhorst, Robert

Dr. Rouwenhorst teaches a wide variety of marketing classes, mostly at the graduate level. He is passionate about experiential learning and getting students involved in solving real-world corporate problems.

Senjem, Jason

Senjem, Jason

Dr. Senjem taught for 20+ years at Syracuse and St. Norbert College. He consulted for non-profits and small business and has worked with several local initiatives on economic development and sustainability.

Shoemaker, Craig

Shoemaker, Craig

Dr. Shoemaker is Professor Emeritus in Marketing with 25 years of corporate business experience.

Swayne, Howard

Swayne, Howard

Howard has taught at SAU for 14 years as an innovative MBA instructor who draws from over 35 years' experience at Deere & Company.

Van Speybroeck, Jim

Van Speybroeck, Jim

Dr. Van Speybroeck taught math classes full-time at Ambrose for many years and now teaches as an adjunct instructor for the College of Business.

Wolbers, Gary

Wolbers, Gary

Prior to teaching at St. Ambrose, Gary had a 28-year career in commercial banking, providing credit facilities for small and mid-sized business, defined as privately-held firms with revenues less than $500 million.

Woodruff, Ted

Woodruff, Ted

Dr. Woodruff specializes in macro- and micro-economics and teaches intermediate and graduate economics courses.