University of Dubuque

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Business Faculty

Robin Accinelli
Robin Accinelli
Adjunct Business Faculty

EA; Masters of Tax



Email: raccinel@dbq.edu 
Fax: (563) 589-3322

Richard Birkenbeuel
Richard Birkenbeuel
Director of Domestic and International MBA Programs, Associate Professor of Business
Email: rbirkenb@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3417
Fax: (563) 589-3184
Office Location: 113 Charles & Romona Myers Center

David Birkett
David Birkett
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David went to Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he received his BA in French and MBA in Industrial Relations. David worked for the Bemis Company for 30 years as a Plant Manager for six different packaging, converting and graphics plants before being promoted to President of MacKay Inc., a wholly owned division of Bemis in 2002.  At the University of Dubuque, David is involved with the Enactus program (formerly Students in Free Enterprise.)

Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting

MBA, Xavier University, Industrial Relations
BA, Xavier University, French



Email: dbirkett@dbq.edu 
Off Campus Email: birkdfb@yahoo.com 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3241
Office Location: Charles and Romona Myers Center

Ricardo Cunningham
Ricardo Cunningham
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Ricardo serves as the Department Head of the Business and Accounting Department and teaches courses in management. He brings over ten years of practical business experience with the majority in the realm of real estate finance; and has most recently worked for the United States Air Force as a technical trainer. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Anderson University, an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and his BA from Anderson University. His research areas include organizational culture and human resources.

Business & Accounting Department Head; Associate Professor of Business & Accounting

DBA, Anderson University
MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University
BA, Anderson University



Email: rcunning@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3728
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 106 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Marcel R. Didier
Marcel R. Didier
Adjunct Business Faculty

MBA, University of Dubuque
BA, University of Detroit



Email: mdidier@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-3184
Office Location: 120 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Dennis George
Dennis George
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Dennis teaches courses in accounting and finance. He has 20 years of applied industry experiences in various financial and management positions including CFO of a publicly traded technology company. Dennis has special interest in leveraging his vast financial and technological experience by incorporating technology into the class room.  He earned his MBA at the University of Dubuque and BA in accounting from Loras College.

Assistant Professor of Business & Accounting; Director of Summer School Program

MBA, University of Dubuque, Business Administration
BA Accounting, Loras College, Accounting



Email: dgeorge@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3192
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 108 Charles & Romona Myers Center
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Sara Hutchison
Sara Hutchison
Adjunct Business Faculty

MBA, Clarke University
BA, University of Iowa



Email: shutchinson@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Office Location: Charles & Romona Myers Center

Alan Jirkovsky
Alan Jirkovsky
Adjunct Business Faculty
Email: ajirkovsky@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-3184
Office Location: 114 Charles & Romona Myers Center

David J. Kapler
David J. Kapler
Adjunct Professor

JD, Rutgers University
MA, Marquette University
BA, Loras College



Off Campus Email: David.Kapler@kintzlaw.com 

Craig Marty
Craig Marty
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Craig teaches courses in marketing and marketing communication.  Prior to coming to the University of Dubuque in 2007, Craig had twenty-plus years of experience in various marketing and sales management positions for a Fortune 100 company.  He earned his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a triple major in political science, history and geography.

Associate Professor of Business

MBA, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire



Email: cmarty@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3250
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 119 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Linda McKeag
Linda McKeag
Assistant Professor

MBA, St. Thomas University; BS, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse



Email: lmckeag@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3256

Eric J. Munshower
Eric J. Munshower
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Eric teaches courses in economics and techniques used in knowledge management. He holds a PhD in economics from Purdue University and a BS in biology from Saint John’s University in Minnesota. His research interests are in the general sphere of bio-business. More specifically, he is actively investigating issues related to organ donors and the allocation of organs in all economic levels of society. Eric received a Dean’s Teaching Award and was voted the Outstanding Graduate Instructor while completing his doctorate at Purdue University.

Professor of Business & Accounting

PhD, Purdue University, Economics
BS, Saint John's University (MN), Biology



Email: emunshow@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3194
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 109 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Personal Web Page: Visit my web page

Ngamboko (Lawrence) Muzinga
Ngamboko (Lawrence) Muzinga
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Lawrence teaches courses in economics and finance. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and consumer economics with specialization in agricultural finance, a M.A. in African studies (economic development) from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in applied economics from the University of Kinshasa (DR Congo). His research interests are in federal income tax reforms. Lawrence is a three-time recipient of College of Commerce Top Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. He speaks fluent French and has worked for several years in the banking industry in the DR Congo. Lawrence has been selected “Teacher of the Year” twice by UD students.

Associate Professor of Business

PhD, University of Illinois @ Champaign-Urbana



Email: lmuzinga@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3309
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 107 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Erica Scheidecker
Erica Scheidecker
Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting

CPA, State of Iowa & Illinois
MAS, Northern Illinois University
BS, Iowa State University



Email: escheidecker@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-563-589-3184
Office Location: Charles & Romona Myers Center

Rafic Sinno
Rafic Sinno
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Rafic is an experienced entrepreneur, author, teacher, motivational speaker, consultant and marketing professional.  Rafic established Sinno Communication, a family based business serving the Tri-State region with visual communication products and services.  As a teacher, Sinno teaches a variety of courses at the intersection of business and communication.  His passion for integrated marketing communication has led him to develop courses in web content and design, social media marketing, and web search and promotion.  He earned his MBA at the University of Dubuque and BA in communications from Clarke University.

Assistant Professor of Business

MBA, University of Dubuque, Business Administration
BA, Clarke University, Communications



Email: rsinno@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3193

Jim Sullivan
Jim Sullivan
Adjunct Business Faculty

MAC,University of Dubuque
BS, Loras College



Email: jsulliva@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Beverly J. VanDerZyl
Beverly J. VanDerZyl
Adjunct Business Faculty

MAC, University of Dubuque
BS, Iowa State University



Email: bvanderz@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-3184
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center