Business Administration Faculty


Ricardo Cunningham
Ricardo Cunningham
Business & Accounting Department Head
Associate Professor of Business & Accounting

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

Office Phone: 563.589.3728
E-mail: rcunning@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 106 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322

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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.


Robin Accinelli
Robin Accinelli
Adjunct Business Faculty

EA; Masters of Tax

E-mail: raccinel@dbq.edu 
Fax: 563.589.3322

Janet Anderson
Adjunct Business Faculty
MCAA/MBA, St. Ambrose University
BA, Marycrest College

Office Phone: 563.589.3709
E-mail: jmanderson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Richard Birkenbeuel
Richard Birkenbeuel
Director of Domestic and International MBA Programs
Associate Professor of Business

MS, Illinois State University; Mathematics
BS, Illinois State University; Mathematics

Office Phone: 563.589.3417
E-mail: rbirkenb@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 113 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184
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Rich serves as Director of Domestic and International MBA Programs and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of business strategy and technology management. He has 35 years experience in information technology with 30 years spent in senior management positions, including Regional Manager of Business Solutions for Compuware Corporation, Director and Head of Information Systems for Gateway, Vice President and Head of Information Services for Keebler Company, and held senior management positions for Kraft Foods. He earned a B.S. and M.S. degree in mathematics from Illinois State University and completed additional graduate work in mathematics and theoretical and applied mechanics at the University of Georgia and the University of Illinois, respectively.


David Birkett
David Birkett
Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting

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

Office Phone: 563.589.3241
E-mail: dbirkett@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Charles and Romona Myers Center

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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.)


Sam Deaver
Sam Deaver
Emeritus Professor of Business and Accounting

MBA, University of Dubuque
BS, Peru State College

Office Phone: 563.589.3709
E-mail: sdeaver@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Marcel R. Didier
Marcel R. Didier
Adjunct Business Faculty

MBA, University of Dubuque
BA, University of Detroit

Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: mdidier@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184

Dennis George
Dennis George
Assistant Professor of Business & Accounting
Director of Summer School Program

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

Office Phone: 563.589.3192
E-mail: dgeorge@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 108 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322
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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.


Benjamin Hamel
Adjunct Business Faculty
JD, Drake University
BA, Luther College

Office Phone: 563.589.3709
E-mail: bhamel@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Hala Hilal
Hala Hilal
Adjunct Business Faculty

Master Degree in Financial Markets, The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences
BS, Aleppo University; Marketing

E-mail: hhilal@dbq.edu 

David Hudson
David Hudson
Adjunct Business Faculty

MBA, University of Dubuque
BS, DeVry University

Office Phone: 563.589.3709
E-mail: dhudson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Alan Jirkovsky
Alan Jirkovsky
Adjunct Business Faculty


Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: ajirkovsky@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 114 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184

Liza Johnson
Liza Johnson
Director of Personal Empowerment; Business Faculty Adjunct

MAOM, Ashford University
MA, St. Xavier University
BA, Loras College

Office Phone: 563.589.3332
E-mail: ldjohnson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 205 Charles C. Myers Library
Fax: 563.589.3419


David J. Kapler
David J. Kapler
Adjunct Business Faculty

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


Paula Kueter
Paula Kueter
Adjunct Business Faculty

PhD, Iowa State University
MS, Iowa State University
BS, Iowa State University

Office Phone: 563.589.3677
E-mail: pkueter@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Charles & Romona Myers Center - Business Admin Offices

Nancy Lewis
Adjunct Business Faculty
MAPA, University of Iowa
BS, Western Illinois University

Office Phone: 563.589.3624
E-mail: nlewis@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 101 Charles & Romona Myers Center
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Nancy Lewis and her husband have been business owners for over 25 years, employing at one time, 13 people for three businesses.  Mrs. Lewis has also taught for the College of Eastern Utah and the Northwest Iowa Community College.


Craig Marty
Craig Marty
Associate Professor of Business

MBA, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Office Phone: 563.589.3250
E-mail: cmarty@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 119 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322
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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.


Linda McKeag
Linda McKeag
Assistant Professor

CPA, State of Minnesota
MBA, St. Thomas University
BS, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Office Phone: 563.589.3256
E-mail: lmckeag@dbq.edu 
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Linda McKeag teaches courses in accounting.  She earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas & her BS in Accounting  from the University of Wisconsin -  LaC rosse. She has taught various accounting courses at St. Norbert College, Lakeland College, Concordia College, Augsburg College, the University of St. Thomas, & Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis.  She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has held positions in Internal Audit & Financial Accounting in both the retail & banking industries and as  a Financial Analyst in the banking industry.


Aleta Mullikin
Adjunct Business Faculty
MBA, University of Dubuque
BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Office Phone: 563.589.3709
E-mail: amullikin@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Eric J. Munshower
Eric J. Munshower
Professor of Business & Accounting

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

Office Phone: 563.589.3194
E-mail: emunshow@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 109 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322
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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.


Ngamboko (Lawrence) Muzinga
Ngamboko (Lawrence) Muzinga
Associate Professor of Business

PhD, University of Illinois @ Champaign-Urbana

Office Phone: 563.589.3309
E-mail: lmuzinga@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 107 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322
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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.


Lisa Nachtman
Adjunct Business Faculty

E-mail: lnachtman@dbq.edu 

Erica Scheidecker
Erica Scheidecker
Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting

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

Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: escheidecker@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184
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Erica teaches courses in accounting. She earned her Masters of Accounting Science (M.A.S.) from Northern Illinois and a B.S. in psychology from Iowa State. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has extensive work experience in public accounting focused primarily on income tax.


Rafic Sinno
Rafic Sinno
Assistant Professor of Business

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

Office Phone: 563.589.3193
E-mail: rsinno@dbq.edu 
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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.


Jim Sullivan
Jim Sullivan

MAC,University of Dubuque
BS, Loras College

Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: jsulliva@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322


Beverly J. VanDerZyl
Beverly J. VanDerZyl
Adjunct Business Faculty

MAC, University of Dubuque
BS, Iowa State University

Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: bvanderz@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184