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EIU Lumpkin College of Business and Technology

Faculty Research Interests

School of Business | Hospitality | School of Technology

School of Business

Gurkan Akalin

  • Financial Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Curriculum Development

Mark Bayer

  • Group emergent states, processes, and effectiveness
  • Group cognition (e.g., shared mental models, transactive memory, cross-understanding, etc.)
  • Group creativity and innovation

David Boggs

  • International Experience and Expatriates
  • Global Collaborative Strategies
  • Internationalization and Performance
  • Managing Ethics and Cultural Differences
  • Timing and Order-of-Entry Effects
  • Emerging and Developing Markets
  • ​Information Technology and Strategy

Chuck Chahyadi

  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Financial Education
  • Financial Capability
  • Financial Inclusion

Ayse Costello

  • Property Rights
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Coordination and Control in Multinational Corporations
  • International Business
  • Franchising
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Governance Relationships in Publicly Held Corporations​

Thomas Costello

  • Property Rights
  • Globalization and Multinational Corporations
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Franchising
  • Corporate Governance

Michael Dobbs

  • Strategic Management
  • Small Business Strategy
  • Coopetition
  • Complementary Relationships
  • Sports Management

Marko Grünhagen

  • Franchising
  • Retailing
  • International Marketing
  • Small Business Marketing

Abdou Illia

  • Information systems security
  • Information technology adoption and continuance
  • Information quality and organizational performance
  • eCommerce and mobile technology
  • ICT and socio economic development

Menghistu (Stu) Sallehu

  • The role of financial reporting and disclosure in valuations
  • Effect of operational restructurings on subsequent performance
  • Audit service pricing
  • The relationship between product market competition and earnings informativeness
  • Cost behavior
  • Earnings misstatements

Jay Shinde

  • Stress in Public Accounting
  • Turnover in Public Accounting
  • Depression & Anxiety in Public Accounting, University Employees, and Students
  • Pressures during tax season
  • Techniques to alleviating the high levels of stress in CPAs
  • Worklife Balance for Public Accountants
  • Applying Nicomachean Ethics to Public Accounting

Jeffrey Snell

  • OB
  • HR
  • Strategy

Chao Wen

  • Service Quality: Measurement and influence of quality in different industries, quality management
  • Consumer Behavior: Consumer decision-making processes, factors affecting consumer behavior
  • Information Systems: Adoption of information systems, e-commerce/e-business, social network sites
  • Sustainable supply chain: green/closed-loop supply chain, triple bottom line analysis, life cycle assessment

Larry White

  • Quantitative analysis & modeling for business, healthcare, and public policy
  • Hierarchical production planning
  • Regulatory Effects on Business Processes
  • Regulatory effects on mortgage processing operations
  • Regulatory effects on foreclosure sales processes
  • Supply chain security and counterfeit good prevention
  • Supply Chain Metrics
  • Healthcare at all levels: basic research, clinical trials, system design and operation, and public policy
  • Ethics and Leadership



Richard Wilkinson

  • Restaurant Manager Leadership Styles
  • Restaurant Manager Work Environment
  • Hospitality Student Work Aspect Preferences Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Boards


School of Technology

Austin Cheney

  • Industry-level technology roadmaps
  • Effectiveness of bio-gasification ash by-product as an additive in cement-based applications
  • Use of business marketing principles in higher education

Bruce Barnard

  • Applications of strength-based approaches to leadership, coaching, and supervision.
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based criminal justice and prisoner reentry programs to enhance public safety and reduce recidivism.
  • Implementation of employee training and development programs in government and social service organizations

Kelly Best

  • Instructional design
  • Training and development
  • Adult learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Career development
  • Competency development
  • Expertise development

Wutthigrai Boonsuk

  • Rapid prototyping
  • Manufacturing systems
  • User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design
  • Virtual reality
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

John Cabage

  • Concrete and bridge material studies
  • Engineering student enrichment studies
  • Computerized techniques to undergraduate education

Rigoberto Chinchilla

  • Cyber security
  • Biometrics
  • Data Telecommunications
  • Applied Statistics
  • System Simulation and Quality Design

Jerry Cloward

  • Biomass gasification
  • Pelletizing biomass

Karen Drage

  • Secondary business education curriculum
  • Out-of-field teaching
  • Perceptions of business education

Gabriel Grant

  • Impact of learning with dynamic graphics
  • Authentic learning pedagogy
  • Cross media development
  • Analytics and 1-to-1 Marketing strategies
  • Gaming, Animation, and Simulation

R. Lance Hogan

  • DACUM (Occupational Training)
  • Human  Performance Improvement
  • Occupational Analysis
  • Training Program Evaluation
  • Training Transfer
  • Statistics

Toqeer Israr

  • Software Engineering – Modeling and analyzing systems with various software paradigms such as UML, UCM, etc.
  • Modeling and analyzing the behaviour of a composite distributed system with several inputs and outputs
  • Analyzing the distributed systems to calculate the performance of a global collaboration in terms of the performance of its sub-collaborations
  • Developed a methodology to realize dependencies and measure delays between inputs and outputs of black-box systems
  • Analyzing Web Services for the use of traditional/deep web-crawlers
  • Developing methodologies for web crawling for Rich Internet Applications

Peter Ping Liu

  • Renewable Energy
  • Materials Recycling
  • Failure Analysis
  • Biomedical Materials and Devices
  • Enterprise Computer Systems
  • Database Development

David Melton

  • History of technological development in yesteryear, today, and the future
  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing
  • Rapidprotytping
  • Manufacturing systems (including Lean, DFMA, System Simulation, etc.)
  • Quality and operations management with statistical process control

Sean Roberts

  • 3D Printing/Rapid prototyping
  • 3D scanning
  • Virtual and augmented reality with CAD 

Isaac Slaven

  • Strength degradation of life safety equipment and materials
  • Energy efficiency

Luke Steinke

  • Developing curriculum connected to the workplace
  • Occupational and job analysis
  • Mentoring instructors and teacher quality


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Lumpkin College of Business and Technology

4800 Lumpkin Hall
Charleston, IL 61920

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