Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences

Area Director

Steve Hillmer
Professor, Director of Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences
785-864-7549
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3113

Academic Area

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin- Madison, 1976
Master's University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974
Bachelor's Drake University, 1971

Administrative Associate
785-864-2191
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3112

Academic Area

Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences

Finance

Christopher W. Anderson
Professor, Anderson Chandler Fellow, Director of Undergraduate Programs
785-864-7340
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3114

Academic Areas

Finance and International Business

Education

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 1998
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh 1995
M.A. Economics University of Iowa 1990
M.A. Business University of Iowa 1989
B.B.A. University of Iowa 1987

Todd Banks
Lecturer
913-451-7770
Edwards Campus

Academic Area

Finance

Education

BS, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (1986)
MBA, University of Houston (1991)

William (Bill) L. Beedles
785-864-7530
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3104

Academic Area

Finance

Education

PhD Finance, The University of Texas at Austin (1975)
Master's M.S. in Business, Kansas State University (1971)
Bachelor's B.S. in Business, Kansas State University (1970)

George Bittlingmayer
Professor Emeritus
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3141

Academic Areas

Economics and Finance

Education

PhD University of Chicago, Economics, 1981
AM University of Chicago, Economics, 1977
BA Lehigh University, Economics & German, 1975

 

Boone Bradley
Lecturer
785-864-9402
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2158

Academic Areas

Applied Portfolio Management

Lecturer
913-709-9229
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4178

Academic Areas

Finance
International Business

Education

MBA, Finance and International Business
University of Kansas
B.A., M.A. Education, Russia

Robert (Bob) DeYoung
Harold Otto Chair of Economics, Capitol Federal Distinguished Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions
785-864-1806
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2185

Academic Areas

Finance and Banking

Education

Ph.D. — University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. — Rutgers University-Camden

Paige Fields
Dean, Henry D. Price Professor
Capitol Federal Hall

Academic Areas

Finance

Education

Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance), University of South Carolina

Master of Science in Finance, Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Science in Finance, Louisiana State University

John I. Hense Jr.
785-864-6741
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3137

Academic Area

Finance

Education

BS, Business Administration, University of Kansas – 1984
Master of Business Administration, University of Kansas – 1988

Paul Koch
Professor, O. Maurice Joy Professor of Business, Ph.D. Program Director
785-864-7503
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4185

Academic Areas

Finance

Education

Ph.D. Economics, Michigan State University (1980)
Bachelor's Economics, Mathematics, Wartburg College (1977)

William E. Lewis
Executive in Residence/Distinguished Lecturer
785-864-7514
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3107

Academic Areas

Finance

Education

M.S. University of Kansas 1969 - Finance
B.S. University of Kansas 1968 - Business Administration
B.A. University of Kansas 1966 - Mathematics

Lei Li
Assistant Professor
785-864-8934
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4136

Academic Area

Finance

Education

Ph.D. — Boston College
M.A. (Economics) — Brown University
M.S. (Mathematics) — Brown University
B.S. — University of Science and Technology of China

Lecturer
785-864-6740
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2158

Academic Areas

Finance

Education

BS, Business Administration, University of Kansas – 1973
Master of Business Administration, University of Kansas – 1980

 

Laurian Casson Lytle
785-864-4033
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3132

Academic Area

Finance

Felix Meschke
Associate Professor
347-433-5495
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4106

Academic Area

Finance

Education

Ph.D. in Finance, Arizona State University
Diploma in Economics, Witten University, Germany

Lecturer
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2177

Academic Area

Finance

Lecturer
785-864-2591
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2158

Academic Area

Finance

Education

  • M.A., University of Kansas
  • B.A., University of Kansas
Lawrence Morriss, Jr.
785-864-7694
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4108

Academic Areas

Accounting and Finance

Education

MSF, University of Missouri Kansas City

BSBA Accounting, University of Missouri Columbia

Catherine Shenoy
Senior Lecturer, Director of the Center for Business Analytics Research, Director of Applied Portfolio Management
785-864-7519
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3185

Academic Area

Finance

Education

Ph.D. Finance, University of Kansas
Master of Business Administration, University of Kansas
B.S., Accounting, University of Kansas

Peter M. Tavlin
Lecturer
785-864-6995
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3128

Academic Area

Finance

Education

MBA in Finance, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
B.A. in Economics, State University of New York at Binghamton

 

Kevin Tseng
Assistant Professor
785-864-1683
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4135

Academic Area

Finance

Education

Ph.D. in Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2015 
M.S. in Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2015
Master of Financial Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2008
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, 2006

Kelly D. Welch
Multi-Term Lecturer, School of Business Teaching Fellow
785-864-7614
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4164

Academic Area

Finance

Education

BS in Economics, Kansas State University, 1987
BS in Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 1987
Honours BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Oxford, 1989
PhD in Finance and Economics, University of Chicago, 1999

Modupe (Jide) Wintoki
Associate Professor
785-864-7515
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4126

Academic Area

Finance

Education

Ph.D. in Finance, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
B.S., University of Lagos

 

Economics

George Bittlingmayer
Professor Emeritus
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3141

Academic Areas

Economics and Finance

Education

PhD University of Chicago, Economics, 1981
AM University of Chicago, Economics, 1977
BA Lehigh University, Economics & German, 1975

 

Keith Chauvin
Associate Professor
785-864-7567
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4105

Academic Areas

Economics
Finance
Human Resources

Education

PhD University of Illinois, 1988
Master's University of Illinois, 1985
Bachelor's Rockhurst College, 1980

 

Art Hall
Lecturer, Director, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics
785-864-5134
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 1030J

Academic Areas

Economics

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Georgia, 1991
BA, Economics, Emory University, 1985

Associate Researcher, Lecturer
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 1030Q

Academic Area

Economics

Douglas A. Houston
Professor Emeritus

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences
Economics
Finance

Education

Ph.D., Indiana University, School of Business
Master's Indiana University, School of Business
Bachelor's BA, Economics, Union College (Schenectady, NY)

Professor
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2187

Academic Area

Economics

Associate Researcher, Lecturer
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 1030K

Academic Area

Economics

Dieter Schrader
Lecturer & Director, Finance Scholars Program
785-864-3999
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2164

Academic Areas

Economics

Education

University of Kansas

M.S. in Business-Finance
M.A. in Economics
B.S. in Economics

 

Decision Sciences

Mazhar Arikan
Associate Professor
785-864-8011
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3134

Academic Areas

Supply Chain Management and Operations Management

Education

Ph.D. in Operations Management, Purdue University, 2011
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Miami, 2005
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002

Wei Chen
Assistant Professor
785-864-7536
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3116

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. in Operations Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2015
M.S. in Supply Chain Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2014
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2010
B.S. in Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 2004

Mark G. Haug
School of Business Teaching Fellow
785-864-7570
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2154

Academic Areas

Business Law
Decision Sciences

Education

JD University of Kansas, 1997
PhD University of Colorado, 1994
MS Kansas State University, 1986
BS Kansas State University, 1984

Steve Hillmer
Professor, Director of Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences
785-864-7549
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3113

Academic Area

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin- Madison, 1976
Master's University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974
Bachelor's Drake University, 1971

Suman Mallik
Associate Professor, Frank Pinet Teaching Excellence Fellow
785-864-7591
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3164

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph. D. (Operations Management), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M. A. (Mgmt. Sc. & Applied Economics), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1990

Thomas E. Patton
Lecturer
785-864-6752
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3137

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

BS in Business and Mathematics, St. Cloud State University

Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University

Prakash P. Shenoy
Ronald G. Harper Distinguished Professor of Artificial Intelligence
785-864-7551
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3187

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

PhD Cornell University, 1977
Master's Cornell University, 1975
Bachelor's Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1973

Ben Sherwood
Assistant Professor
785-864-6960
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3143

Academic Area

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2014
B.A. Macalester College, 2003

Joe Walden
Lecturer
785-864-1804
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4111

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Motorola University: Six Sigma
B.S., Rural Sociology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
MBA - Logistics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
M.S.- Systems Management, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
M.A. - Operational Planning, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
M.S. – Engineering Management, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Diana (Yan) Wu
Associate Professor
785-864-7580
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3166

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentration on Supply Chain Management, Penn State University, 2006
M.B.A., Penn State University, 2004
B.E. in Management Information Systems, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 2001

Supply Chain Management

Mazhar Arikan
Associate Professor
785-864-8011
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3134

Academic Areas

Supply Chain Management and Operations Management

Education

Ph.D. in Operations Management, Purdue University, 2011
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Miami, 2005
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002

Wei Chen
Assistant Professor
785-864-7536
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3116

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. in Operations Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2015
M.S. in Supply Chain Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2014
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2010
B.S. in Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 2004

Mark G. Haug
School of Business Teaching Fellow
785-864-7570
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2154

Academic Areas

Business Law
Decision Sciences

Education

JD University of Kansas, 1997
PhD University of Colorado, 1994
MS Kansas State University, 1986
BS Kansas State University, 1984

Steve Hillmer
Professor, Director of Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences
785-864-7549
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3113

Academic Area

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin- Madison, 1976
Master's University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974
Bachelor's Drake University, 1971

Tom Jindra
Lecturer, Director, Center for Business, Industry and National Security
Edwards Campus Administration

Academic Area

Center for Business, Industry and National Security

Suman Mallik
Associate Professor, Frank Pinet Teaching Excellence Fellow
785-864-7591
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3164

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph. D. (Operations Management), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M. A. (Mgmt. Sc. & Applied Economics), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1990

Thomas E. Patton
Lecturer
785-864-6752
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3137

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

BS in Business and Mathematics, St. Cloud State University

Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University

Lecturer in Supply Chain Management

Academic Area

Supply Chain Management

Education

B.A., Architecture and Industrial Design, California State University, Long Beach

Prakash P. Shenoy
Ronald G. Harper Distinguished Professor of Artificial Intelligence
785-864-7551
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3187

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

PhD Cornell University, 1977
Master's Cornell University, 1975
Bachelor's Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1973

Ben Sherwood
Assistant Professor
785-864-6960
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3143

Academic Area

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2014
B.A. Macalester College, 2003

Joe Walden
Lecturer
785-864-1804
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4111

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Motorola University: Six Sigma
B.S., Rural Sociology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
MBA - Logistics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
M.S.- Systems Management, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
M.A. - Operational Planning, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
M.S. – Engineering Management, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Roger Woody
Executive Lecturer, Director SCM External Development
785-864-7579
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 1030M

Academic Area

Supply Chain Management

Education

Keller Graduate School of Management - Masters in Business Administration

Baylor University - Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

 

Diana (Yan) Wu
Associate Professor
785-864-7580
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3166

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentration on Supply Chain Management, Penn State University, 2006
M.B.A., Penn State University, 2004
B.E. in Management Information Systems, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 2001


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