Dr. Gina Harden
Dr. Gina Harden received her bachelor’s degree from SFA, her master’s degree at the University of Texas at Tyler and her doctoral degree at the University of North Texas. She has taught for more than 20 years and joined the SFA faculty in 2013 to teach management productivity systems and management information systems at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She serves as the faculty advisor for the Society for Advancement of Management. In this role, Harden has provided transformational-learning experiences for students by traveling with them to area businesses, bringing guest speakers from industry into the classroom and supervising students’ participation in national competitions. Her research interests include enterprise social software and knowledge management.
Dr. Nathan Kirkpatrick
Throughout his career, Dr. Nathan Kirkpatrick has worked at six colleges and universities in various roles, including as men's basketball head coach, athletic administrator, director of basketball operations and professor. He received his bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and his master’s degree and doctoral degree in philosophy in sport management and policy from The University of Georgia.
Dr. Wenjing Li
Dr. Wenjing Li earned her doctoral degree in marketing from the University of Kentucky. She has experience in teaching various marketing courses, including marketing principles, consumer behavior, marketing research and business-to-business marketing. Li’s research interests include consumer behavior, mainly in the areas of behavioral pricing and visual display. Her research has appeared in many different journals and conferences.
Dr. Rajat Mishra
After years of experience in the industry where he worked nationally and internationally, primarily in manufacturing and consulting, Dr. Rajat Mishra joined the SFA faculty in 2014. Mishra earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in Nepal and his Master of Science in industrial engineering and doctoral degree in operations management from the University of Texas at Arlington. At SFA, he teaches several courses in operations, project and supply chain management. He is an active scholar and has published several articles in reputable and peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include supply chain and operations management, corporate social responsibility, management theories and econometrics.
Dr. Jason Reese
With varied experience in the sport and marketing industries, Dr. Jason Reese continues to spearhead SFA’s sports business program. Prior to joining the SFA faculty in 2014, Reese worked as an intercollegiate and interscholastic sports official, sales and marketing specialist at Round Rock Express — a Triple A affiliate of the Houston Astros at the time — and a consultant with Tejas Trails Running, Red Dirt Mud Run and more. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and his master’s and doctoral degrees in sport management from Texas A&M University. His research interests include pricing, marketing, consumer behavior and business cases.
Dr. Charlotte Allen
Dr. Charlotte Allen received her Bachelor of Science in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University and doctoral degree from the University of North Texas. Her research interests include information technology, online consumer behavior and retail issues, which mirror her work experience in the technology and computer field. She teaches various marketing and technology courses for undergraduate and graduate students and supervises the Rusche College of Business’ social media interns.
Dr. Elton Scifres
Dr. Elton Scifres received a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College, a master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a doctoral degree from Louisiana State University. He has taught at SFA for 25 years and worked in the banking industry prior to entering academia. Scifres teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic management. His current research interests are primarily oriented toward business pedagogy.
Dr. Marlene Kahla
Dr. Marlene Kahla has been a staple of the SFA community for nearly 48 years. Before joining the university, Kahla worked for more than 20 years for her small, family owned ranch that sold Brahman cattle domestically and internationally to countries such as Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Bangladesh. She also served on the GoTexan marketing committee for the State of Texas for five years. Kahla received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University and her doctoral degree from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on case writing about marketing and small businesses. Many of her students participate in advertising and marketing competitions for clients such as Ocean Spray, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Academy Sports + Outdoors.
Dr. Matthew Lindsey
Dr. Matthew Lindsey received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University, his Master of Business Administration from SFA and his doctoral degree from the University of North Texas. He joined the SFA faculty in 2009 after working in the foundry industry for more than a dozen years in a variety of management positions. Lindsey is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute and the Southwest Decision Sciences Institute. He has been involved with a number of study-abroad trips to Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland and Italy. Lindsey teaches operations management and business analytics for the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Dr. Robert McDermand
Dr. Robert McDermand has an extensive background in sport business and higher education administration. He has spent nearly two decades working in student-athlete academic services at four universities throughout the U.S. and Canada. McDermand received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Public Administration from Ohio State University. He completed a Master of Business Administration and a doctoral degree in educational leadership at SFA. McDermand is the Region IV director for the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes and a member of the N4A Board of Directors. His research interests include intercollegiate athletics, sociology of sports, sports business and the use of data in sports.
G.W. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University. Before coming to SFA, he performed consulting, sales and data management work in the oil and gas industry in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. For the 10 years before his move to SFA in 2017, Scott conducted land and pipeline negotiations work in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.
Dr. Marcus Cox
Dr. Marcus Cox earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SFA, a certificate of advanced management from Babson College and his doctoral degree from the University of North Texas. He has taught at the university level for 18 years and joined the SFA faculty in 2013 to teach human resource management and strategic management. Cox serves as the coordinator for the human resource management program at SFA. His research interests include corporate environmental performance and industry regulation, organizational misconduct, executive compensation in the nonprofit sector, and training effectiveness.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Antoine Busby received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He is currently working on his doctoral degree in management and organizational studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He will complete and earn his doctoral degree in fall 2018. Currently, Busby teaches human resource management and principles of entrepreneurship as a visiting assistant professor at SFA. Busby has gained nearly eight years of management experience through his work as a patrol sergeant at Louisiana State University Police Department and as an assistant safety director at Knight Transportation.
Cathy Henderson received her bachelor’s degree from SFA and her master’s degree from Texas A&M University. She has taught undergraduate management and marketing courses at SFA for more than 30 years and is a business consultant and business speaker. Prior to joining SFA, she worked in the banking industry in systems planning and forecasting. Henderson focuses on active learning and transformational learning experiences for her students, both in and out of the classroom. She serves as the faculty advisor for Beta Gamma Sigma and works closely with the Society for Advancement of Management, which she previously served as faculty advisor of for several years.
Dr. Pamela Rogers
Dr. Pamela Rogers earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and economics from Midwestern State University and a Master of Science in computer education and cognitive systems and a doctoral degree in operations and supply chain management from the University of North Texas. She joined SFA in 2017 with more than 20 years of combined teaching experience in higher education and for the U.S. Air Force. Her professional experience includes inventory control, corporate training, advertising, project management and website design. With publications in journals such as the International Journal of Production Research and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Rogers’ research includes manufacturing, supply chain management, quality and business education. She is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute, Southwest Decision Sciences Institute, Institute for Supply Chain Management and a board member of Alpha Iota Delta.
Dr. Robert Culpepper
Dr. Robert Culpepper received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University and a doctoral degree in organizational behavior with a minor in international business from the University of Alabama. Culpepper has taught courses in organizational behavior, leadership and international management for more than 20 years. His research interests include organizational turnover, work-related attitudes and cross-cultural differences in survey-related response bias.
Dr. Robert Mitchell Crocker
Dr. Robert Mitchell Crocker is Associate Dean and MBA Director in the Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He received his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of South Alabama, and earned his Ph.D. from Auburn University. His research interests vary from managerial behaviors to employee performance outcomes. He looks for practical solutions to everyday problems.
Crocker, who enjoys travelling to tropical islands with his wife, is an avid scuba diver and PADI certified scuba instructor. His favorite dive destination is Roatan, Honduras. He has his own YouTube channel with many dive videos. He enjoys playing guitar, song writing, watching college football and college softball.
Dr. Joe Ballenger
Dr. Joe Ballenger graduated from North Texas State University in 1983 with a Ph.D. in Marketing with an emphasis on Management and Economics. His teaching interests are in principles of marketing, retailing, marketing research, and international marketing. He has been an associate professor at SFA since 2018. His research interests include case studies focusing on retail stores and people with disabilities. Ballenger’s latest research is on Hispanic-owned businesses in East Texas. He lived in South Korea and taught at Chungnam National University in Daejeon in the fall of 1990, and in the academic year of 2004-2005. While there Ballenger taught graduate and undergraduate classes in marketing, as well as English and American culture. He has worked with Lamp-Lite Theatre in Nacogdoches since 1987.
Dr. Raymond Jones
Dr. Raymond J. Jones, III has a Ph.D. in Management from the University of North Texas, an MBA from St. Bonaventure University, and a BA in Political Science from Mercyhurst College. Before arriving at SFA in 2019, Jones was a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. His expertise is in entrepreneurship and strategic management. Jones has extensive experience in the private sector, including starting his own businesses, serving as a board member and consultant for entrepreneurial companies, and several years working in the finance sector.