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New Faculty

September 10, 2019 - -
New Faculty 2019

Great people make for great institutions. Our success is reflected in the faces of those who pass through the College of Business and impact the world around us. 

The pursuit of excellence begins and ends with ensuring our students have the tools they need to face the ever-challenging professional landscape. Students are our number one resource. This commitment to producing leaders with principled ambitions means seeking out classroom leaders who have been tempered by real-world experience and inspired by those who have guided their careers. Each of these educators has exhibited a passion for knowledge and a dedication to mentorship. We are proud to welcome the following faculty members to our community and look forward as they LEAP into their duties at the College of Business. 

Dereck Barr-Pulliam, PhD
Assistant Professor, Accounting

Dereck will be an Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy. For the past five years, he has been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin. He also has five years of experience working as an internal auditor. His areas of expertise are auditing and financial reporting. 

Highlights: Media interviews with the Wall Street Journal and NPR; KPMG Doctoral Fellow

Kathy Gosser, PhD
Assistant Professor, Management

Kathy will be an Assistant Professor in the Management Department and the Director of the Franchise Management Program. Kathy has 35 years of experience working in the franchise industry, with a focus on e-learning, organizational development, and leading and engaging people. 

Highlights: Former director of learning and organizational development for KFC Corp.

Abigail Koenig, PhD 

Assistant Professor, Management

Abby will be an Assistant Professor of Business Communication in the Management Department. For the past seven years, Abby has taught at the University of Houston-Downtown. She also has ten years of experience working in television and media. Her areas of expertise are technical communication and online learning.

Highlights: 2018 Outstanding Lecturer of the Year, University of Houston-Downtown; former on-air personality Houston PBS/KUHT (Houston, TX)

Carl Maertz, PhD
Professor and Chair, Management

Carl will be a Professor and Chair of the Management Department. Most recently, he has been the Mary Louise Murray Endowed Professor of Management at St. Louis University. He has published more than 40 journal articles in many of the top journals in the discipline: Journal of Management, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and more. His area of expertise is human resources, with a focus on employee turnover. 

Highlights: Knapp Distinguished Faculty Award (Saint Louis University); 2016 Best Paper Research Award, Psychological Bulletin

Rui Sundrup, PhD
Assistant Professor, CIS

Rui (pronounced “ray”) will be an Assistant Professor in the Computer Information Systems Department. She is currently finishing her dissertation, “Extending IT Identity to a Social Environment: Implications for User Well-Being.”  She has five years of professional experience working for IBM in Beijing. Her areas of expertise are behavioral IT and data analytics. 

Highlights: University of Cincinnati Graduate Fellows Award (2019); Dean’s List of Teaching Excellence, University of Cincinnati (2016-18)

Russell Williamson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Accountancy

Russell will be an Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy. He is currently finishing his dissertation, “Wages, Debt, and Quality in the Production of Accounting Information.”  He has three years of experience working at EY. His areas of expertise are accounting information systems and accounting analytics.  

Highlights: Selected as one of 48 business graduate students to participate in KAKEASHI Project:  a diplomatic exchange program between Japan and the US to “promote mutual trust and understanding among the peoples of Japan, the US, and Canada, and to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation.”

Vaughan Scott, MBA
Instructor, Management 

Vaughan will be a part-time Instructor in the Management Department. He is employed full-time as a financial and investment advisor for Axiom Financial Strategies Group. His area of specialization is in consulting entrepreneurs and family businesses.  

Highlights: Family Business Center Advisory Board (2008-16); One Southern Indiana Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board, Chairman-Business Resource Council Committee, Chairman – CEO Search Committee (2008-14)

Mary Tapolsky, PhD
Instructor and Assistant Director of External Programs, Entrepreneurship

Mary will be an Instructor in the Entrepreneurship Department and will be Assistant Director for External Programs in the Forcht Center. Her specialization is in the commercialization of technological and scientific innovations.   

Highlights: Award for Outstanding Leadership [GLI] Enterprise Corp, 2017; EPSCoR Statewide Committee Member since 2011