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Dr. Gina Harden
Assistant Professor

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
Sports Business Program Administrator

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
Assistant Professor

Dr. Wenjing Li earned her doctoral degree in marketing from the University of Kentucky. For the past few years, she has taught various marketing courses at SFA, 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
Assistant Professor

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
Sports Business Program Director and Assistant Professor

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.


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