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Master of Business Adminstration Faculty

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, BA, Xavier University


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
MGA, 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
Sara Ellert-Beck
Sara Ellert-Beck
Adjunct Business Faculty
Email: sellert@dbq.edu 
Off Campus Email: tldgr@yahoo.com 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-3184
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Peter Fricano
Peter Fricano
Adjunct Business Faculty

MBA, Keller Graduate; MFMA, School of Management


Email: pfricano@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-3184
Office Location: 121 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; BA Accounting, Loras College


Email: dgeorge@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3192
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 108 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Gail Hodge
Gail Hodge
Associate Dean of the College

PhD Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University; MA, Clarke College; BS, University of Iowa


Email: ghodge@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3349
Fax: (563) 589-3416
Office Location: 318 Van Vliet Hall
Janet Jamieson
Janet Jamieson
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Janet teaches courses in accounting. She earned her MS in accounting from Bentley College and a BA in secondary education from Asbury College. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has taught as a part-time instructor at Tiffin University. Janet’s extensive work experience in public accounting has focused on small business development, income tax, and consulting. Janet has been selected by UD students as the “Teacher of the Year.”

Associate Professor of Accounting/Business and Director of Summer School Program

CPA,MS,Bentley College; BA, Asbury College


Email: jjamieso@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3256
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 111 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
Ian Keith
Ian Keith
Adjunct Business Faculty
Email: ikeith@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-3184
Office Location: 114 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Jana Livesay
Jana Livesay
Adjunct Business Faculty
Certified Community Banking Internal Auditor, 9/10, ICBA, MBA, University of Dubuque; BS, Abilene Christian University
Email: jlivesay@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-3184
Office Location: 121 Charles & Comona Myers Center
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
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; BS, Saint John's University


Email: emunshow@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3194
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 109 Charles & Romona Myers Center
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
Robert Reid
Robert Reid
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“My Scholarly project explores the communicative intersection between faith, identity, and voice. Some of my published works have looked at the rhetoric of religion expressed in ancient religious writings. Some of my work has explored the question of voice in contemporary religious discourse. And, as the director of a graduate education program in organizational leadership and communication, some of my work has explored how communities of faith engage questions of organizational leadership in congregations. In all of this my thought has always been shaped by the fundamental COM 101 question, “What do I want to have happen as a result of someone having heard what I have prepared to say?” The answer to that question I believe is at the heart of issues of voice, identity, and effectiveness.”

 

Professor Reid has served at the University of Dubuque since 2000. He is Head of the Communication Department and Director of the Master of Communication degree program in Organizational Communication & Leadership. He is ordained to the American Baptist Ministry (ABC/USA) and has served as the convener of the Rhetoric Working Group for the Academy of Homiletics since 2000.

 

His most recent books are The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching: Becoming Responsible for the Faith We Proclaim with Lucy Lind Hogan (Abingdon, 2012), Slow of Speech and Unclean Lips: Contemporary Images of Preaching (Cascade, 2010) and Connecting with Your Audience: Making Public Speaking Matter with Jenn Supple and Anne Marie Gruber (Kendall Hunt, 2010).Some of his recently published scholarly essays include, “Responding to Resistance during a Change Process,” in Transitions: Leading Churches through Change, Westminster John Knox: 2011; “Solzhenitsyn’s Christian Civilization Rhetoric: The Other ‘Prophetic’ Speech 30 Years Later” in And the Word Became Flesh: Studies in Scripture, Communication, and History in Memory of Michael W. Casey, Pickwick Publishers: 2009; and “A Rhetoric of Contemporary Christian Discourse.” The Journal of Communication and Religion, 31 (Fall 2008): 109-142.

Communication Department Head; Director of the MAC Program

PhD, MA: University of Washington; MDiv: Fuller Theological Seminary; BA: Cal State - Fullerton


Email: rreid@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3188
Fax: (563) 589-3690
Office Location: 310 Van Vliet Hall
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; BA, Clarke University


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
Hank Suverkrup
Hank Suverkrup
Adjunct Business Faculty
MA; Northern Arizona University; BS, University of Dubuque
Email: hsuverkrup@dbq.edu 
Off Campus Email: hanksuverkrup@gmail.com 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3191
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Elizabeth Swift
Elizabeth Swift
Adjunct MBA Faculty

BA, Clarke College; MPA, Upper Iowa University;


Email: eswift@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3300
Fax: (563) 589-3184
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