Meet the Faculty

Over 95% of graduate business courses are taught by full time doctoral faculty

The Massey School is unusual in that it considers both a faculty member’s academic pedigree as well as his/her professional experience prior to assigning an individual into a Massey graduate business classroom.  Our faculty have prepared academically at many of the top Ph.D. granting institutions in the United States. Just as importantly, though, to our graduate students is the professional backgrounds these individuals bring into their classrooms.  

As you review the individual faculty bios below, we think you will develop a profound appreciation for how well qualified these individuals are to partner with our graduate students in the learning process and will better understand how our graduates continue to benefit from this dual approach to faculty qualification within The Massey School.


Dr. Beverley Alleyene

 Mr. Kelvin Ault

Joe F. Alexander, D.B.A.
Senior Professor of Performance
Beverley Alleyne, D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Kelvin Ault, CPA
Professor of Practice and Program Director of Accounting and MIS


Dr. Dennis Chen


Bryon Balint, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information
Dennis Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management and International Business
Bradley Childs, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting

Dr. Howard Cochran



Howard Cochran, D.A.
Professor of Economics and Finance
Jeffrey Cornwall, D.B.A.
Jack C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship
Professor of Management
Amy Crook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Francis Daniel


Francis Daniel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Delwyn DeVries, Ph.D., CPA, CISA
Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems
Gregory Faulk, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance



Dr. John Gonas
Jennifer Fowler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
with Entertainment Industry Focus
Gary Garrison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
John Gonas, Ph.D., CIMA
Associate Professor of Finance
Dr. Yang He
Dr. Rush Hicks
Lora Harding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Rush Hicks, J.D.
Chair, Music Business Program, Assistant Professor of Music Business
Dr. Ken House
Dr. Cate Loes
Ken House, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Kyle Huggins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Cate Loes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Eduardo Lopez

Dr. John Maslyn Haskel Murray
 Eduardo Lopez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
John Maslyn, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Associate Professor of Management and Business Law
Dr. Jeff Overby
Dr. Barry Padgett
Professor of Marketing Director, Center for International Business
James A. Medlin Chair of Business
Ethics Professor of Management
Assistant Professor  of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Patrick Raines
Cheryl L. Read
Dr. Mark T. Schenkel
J. Patrick Raines, Ph.D.
Jack C. Massey Dean of the College of Business Administration
Professor of Economics
Cheryl L. Read
Instructor of Entrepreneurship
and Marketing
Mark Schenkel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Photo of Instructor Larry Stessel
Kara Smith
Larry Stessel
Instructor of Entertainmant and Music Business
Lakisha L. Simmons, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of InformationSystems Management
Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Sarita Stewart
Associate Professor of Finance
Assistant Professor of EntertainmentIndustry Studies​
 Marieta Velikova, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Charles Wainright
Dr. Lee Warren
Dr. Jan Williams - Belmont University - The Massey School 
Charles Wainright, Ph.D, CHE, FACHE
Associate Professor of Management, Healthcare Administration
Lee Warren, Ph.D., CPA
Professor of Accounting
Executive in Residence
Dr. Susan Williams Dr. Rachel Wilson
Dr. Beth Woodard
Professor Emerita of Management
Rachel Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and AMBA Director
Associate Professor of Management​
David Wyant
Tommy Wooten, Ph.D., CPA, CMA
Associate Professor of Accounting
David Wyant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
Sehyun Yoo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
Karen York
Dr. Marilyn Young
Associate Dean, School of Business 
and Associate Professor of Management

Instuctor of Management
Marilyn Young, Ph.D., CPA
Professor of Accounting​