DR. TSEHAI ALEMAYEHU
Location: Hathaway Hall 311
Phone: (502) 597-5937
Fax: (502) 597-6179
Dean, College of Business and Computer Science; B.A., Berea College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.
Dr. Alemayehu joined the KSU family in October, 2011. He spent much of his earlier career at Savannah State University where he served in a number of different capacities and at the National Bank of Ethiopia where he served as the Chief Economicst and Director of Research. He has also served as professor at Transylvania University and University of Pikeville.
Dr. Alemayehu's primary research interest is the understanding of the causes of poverty in Africa so he may contribute towards its eradication.
He hopes to make significant contributions to the transformation of the College of Business and Computer Science at KSU into a highly respected institution of higher education where graduates have a reputation for comptence and professionalism.
TIBEBE A. ASSEFA, Ph.D.
Location: Bradford Hall 134
Phone: (502) 597-6912
Fax: (502) 597-6404
Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business; B.Sc., Addis Ababa University; M.A., University of Ghana; M.B.A., University of Texas Pan American; Ph.D., University of Texas Pan American. Resume
Dr. Tibebe A. Assefa completed his doctoral studies in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance at The University of Texas Pan American in August 2012. He has published in professional peer-reviewed Journals that include: Journal of Economics and Finance, International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Global Business and Finance Review, and Journal of Financial and Economic Practice. He has also presented in several academic professional conferences such as the Southern Economic Association, the Southern Finance Association, Southwestern Finance Association and the Academy of Economics and Finance. Since August 2012, Dr. Assefa works as an assistant professor of Finance at Kentucky State University - School of Business.
Dr. Assefa graduated from Addis Ababa University with a Bachelor Degree in Statistics in 1988. Then he worked as a statistician at Central Statistical Authority in Ethiopia until he left for Ghana, where he studies Demography at University of Ghana in 1997and he received M.A. Degree in Demography in 1998. Subsequently in the year 2000 and 2002 he received MBA and M.Sc. in international business and computer science degrees respectively from the University of Texas Pan American. After completing his masters’ degree he worked as Program Coordinator/Data Analyst at Center on Aging and Health at the University of Texas Pan American until he joined the PhD program at the College of Business – University of Texas Pan American in 2007.
ALBERT O. ASSIBEY-MENSAH
Bradford Hall G19Phone:
(502) 597-6944Professor, School of Business (1994); B.S., Kentucky State University; M.P.A., Kentucky State University; M.B.A., Xavier University; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Assibey-Mensah has been teaching at Kentucky State University since 1994. He was the recipient of the 2005 Raymond Malcolm Burse Outstanding Faculty Award. He selected as a member of “Who’s Who Among America’s Best Teachers” in 1998 and 2002. He was an associate instructor in the Department of Economics, University of Cincinnati from 1989 to 1993 and an instructor at Xavier University in 1990 and 1992.
Previously, he was a Senior Administrative Officer in the Department of Education, Commonwealth of Kentucky from 1986 to 1989. He served as a Programmer Analyst with Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company (1985-86), and with the Department of Information Systems (1982-86), Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was a Planning Analyst (1979-82) and a Title VI Coordinator (1978-80) with the Dept. of Transportation. He served as a Fiscal Officer (1977) with the Cooperative State Research Service (CSRS) at Kentucky State University.
Dr. Assibey-Mensah has published a number of scholarly papers in referred journals and made numerous paper presentations at professional conferences, workshops and seminars. He was a Co-Track Chair and editor for the International Academy of African Business & Development conference held in London (April 2003). He was a past member of Kentucky Economic Association Board, Journal of Indiana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Certified Public Manager Advisory Board, and Commonwealth of Kentucky, Government Service Center (KSU). At KSU, he has taught Economics of labor, Public Sector or Governmental Economics, Finance, Quantitative Methods, Money and Banking, and Industrial Economics.
Location: Bradford Hall G22
Phone: (502) 597-6921
Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business (2003). B.B.A. Baruch College, C.U.N.Y., M.B.A., Baruch College, C.U.N.Y., M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D., The Union Institute and University.
Dr. Brown is the Sam Walton Fellow Faculty Advisor of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at KSU. He published The American Steel Industry: Its History, Strategies, and Market Control in 1995. At KSU, he teaches Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, and Survey of Economics.
Location: Bradford Hall G19
Phone: (502) 597-6907
Associate Professor, School of Business (1998); B.A., Western Catholic University; M.B.A., California State University; Ph.D., Florida State University.
Dr. Desborde has been teaching at Kentucky State University since 1998. He has made several paper presentations at professional conferences. Prior to joining KSU, he taught at California State University in Bakersfield, the University of Mississippi and Grambling State University.
At KSU, he has taught Consumer Behavior, Human Behavior in Organizations, Marketing Communications, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Small Business Management, Production Management, Principles of Economics 1 (Microeconomics), and Survey of Economics.
DR. RANDALL HAHN Location:
Bradford Hall 125Phone:
(502) 597-6255Fax: (502) 597-6404
Associate Professor, School of Business (2007); B.S., Murray State University; M.B.A., Murray State University; D.B.A., University of Kentucky. Curriculum Vita
Dr. Hahn has been teaching at Kentucky State University since 2007. He served as Interim Chair of the School of Business (2008-2009) and the Interim Coordinator of the MBA Program (2007-2008 and 2009-2010).
Previously, Dr. Hahn taught accounting at Southern Illinois University (2004-2007).
DR. STEPHEN GRAHAM-HILL Location:
Bradford Hall 129Phone:
(502) 597-6919E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Stephen Graham-Hill’s (Ph.D., Business) was the Interim Chair of the School of Business (2009-2011) and the Interim Coordinator of the MBA Program (2008-2009). He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Logistics, Operations Management, and "Lean Green, Sigma." Before joining our faculty, Steve taught at the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Guilford College in North Carolina. Prior to his academic career, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Dr. Graham-Hill’s research has been cited in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Organizational Change Management, and Geoforum; he has published articles and has presented papers on organizational change, inertia, and rigidity. Steve regularly serves as a reviewer for The Academy of Management and The Southern Management Association.
Dr. Graham-Hill is Six Sigma certified. He is a member of the Southern Management Association, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society of Quality, Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society of Transportation and Logistics, and the Naval Institute.
JAMES B. OBIELODAN, Ph.D.
Bradford Hall 135Phone:
(502) 597-6915E-mail: email@example.comProfessor, School of Business (2001); Director of Graduate Studies; B.Th., Igbaja Theological Seminary; B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton College; M.A. Michigan State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University; M.B.A., Michigan State University.
Dr. Obielodan has been teaching at Kentucky State University (KSU) since 2001. He has served as the MBA Program Coordinator (Summer 2005, Summer 2007, and 2011-present). He also served as the Interim Chair of the School of Business (2005-2008). He was a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Innovation in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CITLA), KSU (2001-2002). He is the School of Business website and information resources coordinator.
Previously, he was an adjunct faculty at Western Michigan University (1998), William Tyndale College (1994-1998), and Lansing Community College (1986-87; 1999). Dr. Obielodan had over 12 years combined experience in academic computing, faculty training, instructional design, multimedia programming, and web development at Michigan State University. He was the Manager of the Faculty Facility for Creative Computing (FFCC, 1993 – 2001) and the Manager of Instructional and Technology Support Services (1997- July 2001) group in the Computer Laboratory at Michigan State University.
Dr. Obielodan has made several paper presentations at professional conferences, workshops and seminars. His research interests include: strategic uses of technology for competitive advantage, management of organizational knowledge and learning, impact of information technologies on entrepreneurship in emerging economies, and enterprise systems (ERP).
At KSU, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Management Information Systems. He has also taught Quantitative Methods, Business Statistics, Business Databases, Computer Applications in Business, Survey of Management and Marketing, Information Processing, and Introduction to Business.
RICHARD A. RIVERS
Location: Bradford Hall 134
Phone: (502) 597-6910
Visiting Professor, School of Business (2012); B.B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.B.A., Kent State University; D.B.A., Kent State University.
Previously, Dr. Rivers taught accounting at Southern Illinois University (1978-2007).
Location: Bradford Hall 102
Phone: (502) 597-5808
Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Business (2000); B.S., University of Kentucky, M.S., University of Kentucky, M.A. University of Kentucky, C.P.A.
Professor Sipes is the lead person for the College for all activities dealing with the pursuit of AACSB accreditation for Business programs and ABET accreditation for Computer Science programs. Her responsibilities include guiding the faculty to develop effective assessment plans for each academic program offered in the College and developing a manual of policies and procedures for the College of Business and Computer Science.
She began her accounting career working in Public Accounting for McGladrey and Pullen in Des Moines, Iowa. She spent several years working in industry as a controller for a savings and loan in Dallas Texas, and controller for a hospital in Moscow, Idaho.
Her teaching experience includes 4 years as an accounting instructor at the University of Idaho and one year teaching business in the Fayette County Public Schools.
At KSU, she has taught Principles of Accounting I and II, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Federal Income Tax, Auditing, and Advanced Accounting.
DR. JEAN SMITH Location:
Bradford Hall 136Phone:
(502) 597-6404E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor, School of Business (1988); B.S., Husson College; M.B.A., University of Maine; Ed.D., University of Kentucky. Resume
Dr. Jean Smith combines a passion for teaching with expertise in Business Communication, Human Relations, and Human Resources. She and her students study the how and why of individual and organizational effectiveness. She has a bachelors degree in Business Education and Business Administration, a MBA in management and a doctorate in Business Communication Education with a focus on human and organizational behavior. Much of her 24 years of teaching at Kentucky State University has been focused on helping students clarify their goals and develop a strategy for achieving personal success.
DR. ABDUL M. TURAY Location:
Bradford Hall 105Phone:
(502) 597-6404E-mail: email@example.comProfessor/Chair, School of Business (2012). B.A., Morehouse College; M.A., Atlanta University; Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Turay is professor of Economics.
PAUL WILHELM Location:
Bradford Hall 128Phone:
(502) 597-6976Associate Professor of Management, School of Business (2006); Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Paul Wilhelm has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He has published 24 refereed journal articles (four in 2011-12) and presented several dozen papers and proceedings, primarily in the areas of global competitiveness, corruption, culture, economic freedom, ethics, entrepreneurship, climate change, religion and international business. Paul has sought to include 20 other faculty and graduate students in his research. He has taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including Strategic Management, Contemporary Topics in Management, Operations Management, Human Behavior in Organizations, Survey of Management and Marketing, Research Methods and Policy Analysis, Quantitative Methods of Decision Making, Management Internship, International Business Management, International Marketing, and Management of Operations, Strategic Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship.
Paul has served as a Coordinator twice at other universities and has been an award winning Sam M. Walton Fellow Free Enterprise Fellow. He has won several grants and his graduate students have won a grant from the 2009 Idea State U Business Concept Competition. Paul's students in Free Enterprise won Rookie of the Year at the 2011 regional competition. He has served as a judge for the Future Business Leaders of America. Paul is an active paper reviewer, discussant, chair of sessions, and presenter with the Academy of Management and the American Society for Competitiveness. He has also been active with the Association for Private Enterprise Education. He has presented numerous papers in the last five years at the Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies and the American Society for Competitiveness.
Paul has several years of small business experience and has been active in community events, winning eight medals over the past three years in two different sports in the Blue Grass State Games. He and his wife Jana won two ribbons in the 2009 Franklin County Fair for their craftsmanship. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and a faculty moderator for the Thorobred Knights International Strategy Games Club. Paul is a Certified Coach, Tournament Director and Lifetime Member of the United Chess Federation. His two sons are both officers in the United States military.