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Executive MBA
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Adrian Wong-BorenAdrian Wong-Boren
Ph.D. Virginia Tech
MBA Monterrey Institute of Technology
BBA Universidad de Coahuila

Adrian Wong-Boren has successfully combined academics with applied practice.  Before coming to UTSA, Adrian was CFO for 19 years at one of the largest Coca Cola Bottlers in the world. 

He has also served as a full professor of accounting at San Diego State University and Monterrey Institute of Technology in México.  

Besides his teaching obligations at UTSA, he is a member of the Board of Directors of several Mexican companies and does consulting mainly in corporate finance and corporate governance mechanisms for public and privately-held companies.

Gary LarsenGary Larsen
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Ohio State University
MBA The University of Texas at San Antonio
M.S.W. in Social Work, University of Minnesota
Ph.B. in Social Work, University of North Dakota

Gary Larsen brings a wide breadth of experience in private business and government service to the Executive MBA program. A retired colonel, he spent 25 years as a mental health provider, aviation psychology consultant, physician educator, management consultant and senior leader of medical programs in the Air Force.

Subsequent to his Air Force career he was the senior vice president of operations for a nationwide medical company for 13 years.  He has been part of the EMBA faculty since 2000.

Robert LengelRobert Lengel
Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management, Texas A&M University
M.S. in Engineering Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MBA Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Robert Lengel has built a reputation for his intellectual creativity and his ability to communicate these new ideas effectively. He has addressed many groups, taught thousands of students, and helped managers of more than 100 companies understand the scientific and philosophical basis for change in corporate America.

Robert has developed and led corporate training programs and has consulted and conducted research for many clients, including the military, public and private schools, energy companies, theme parks, retailers, and telecommunications companies.

He has also published numerous articles, including nationally recognized work on information richness. He is the co-author of Fusion Leadership with Richard Daft, a colleague at Vanderbilt University. The book explains how dialogue can help address the challenge of today’s leadership and organizational change.

Cheryl LinthicumCheryl Linthicum, CPA, CMA
Ph.D. Business Administration, Oklahoma State University
MBA Pittsburg State University
B.S. Colorado State University

Cheryl Linthicum is professor of accounting at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

She served as Academic Fellow with the SEC in 2005-2006 and in 2007-2008. During her first tour at the SEC, she served in the Office of the Chief Accountant. During 2007-2008, she served in the Office of the Chief Accountant in the Division of Corporation Finance, where she participated in IFRS filing reviews and led staff training. Following her work in Washington, she worked with the New York office of KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice.

Professor Linthicum earned a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and holds CPA and CMA designations. Her research interests include the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and SEC Reporting. Her publications appear in Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Accounting Horizons, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, CPA Journal and Strategic Finance.

She is a past president of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. In addition, Cheryl is a workshop leader for The SEC Institute, a division of the Practicing Law Institute.  Cheryl served as board member and treasurer for the Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children in San Antonio, Texas.

Matthew McCarterMatthew McCarter
Ph.D. Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana
B.S. Management, Brigham Young University at Provo

Matthew McCarter is an assistant professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio and a research affiliate at Nobel Prize Laureate Vernon L. Smith’s Economic Science Institute in Orange, California.  He is the recipient of the 2012 Ascendant Scholar Award of the Western Academy of Management.  Prior to coming to Texas, Matthew was Wang-Fradkin Assistant Professor of Management at Chapman University where he taught MBA courses and EMBA sessions about negotiation and team dynamics. 

Matthew’s primary research interest is managerial decision making with a focus on collaboration problems in organizational settings.  As a bridge builder, Matthew partners with scholars in organizational behavior, operations management, managerial economics, strategic management, experimental economics, quantitative psychology, social psychology and geography to study strategies that organizations may employ to increase effective decision making, trust, and pro-social behavior in a variety of business ventures such as alliances, supply chains, public–private partnerships, work teams, and communities. 

Matthew employs field survey, case study, archival data, simulations, and experimental research methods to capture a fuller picture of how managerial decisions can be effectively made and collaboration achieved.  He has published articles in such scholarly outlets as Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Business Logistics.


Stewart MillerStewart Miller
Ph.D. Indiana University
MBA Northwestern University (Kellogg)
B.A. Northwestern University

Dr. Stewart Miller is an associate professor of management in the Department of Management at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He joined the UTSA faculty in 2007. He is the Ph.D. Advisor for the Management Department. He has held faculty appointments as an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University. His Ph.D. is from Indiana University, and his undergraduate and master’s degrees are from Northwestern University.  He was the local arrangements co-chair for the 2011 Academy of Management annual meeting in San Antonio.

Dr. Miller has teaching and research interests in international strategy, liability of foreignness, international strategic alliances, internationalization and emerging markets.

He has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Management International Review and Long-Range Planning, among others. He is a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of International Business Studies.

Bill MitchellWilliam Mitchell
Ph.D. in Marketing, Arizona State University
MBA University of Chicago

Bill Mitchell has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. In addition to his academic background, he has an extensive business background in both marketing and management situations. He was a senior vice president with a major retail department store chain, marketing vice president for an advertising agency, executive vice president of a direct marketing insurance company and most recently served as the director of marketing for a Texas-based auto-parts retail/wholesale organization.

Additionally, he has had extensive consulting experience over a range of business projects. He has taught a wide range of business courses and served as the College of Business Executive Education Director and the university’s Director of Continuing Education.

Keith PhillipsKeith Phillips
Ph.D. in Economics, Southern Methodist University 
B.A. & M.A. in Economics,  University of Missouri at Columbia
Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri at Columbia

Keith Phillips is the senior economist and research officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio branch. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank in January 1984.  He joined the San Antonio branch in 1996 in order to improve the regional economic coverage of the Federal Reserve and to better serve the needs of the South Texas community.

His areas of concentration include regional economics and economic forecasting.  Phillips has published numerous articles on economic topics in Dallas Fed publications and academic journals.  Research Papers in Economics, which tracks publications in economics, ranks Phillips in the top five percent of economists across the world in terms of the number of distinct publications. 

He is a contributing member of the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecasting Group, where he has been the most accurate out of eight Texas forecasters for nine out of the past 16 years.  His research and analysis have been covered in CNN, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, USA Today, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, MSNBC and in media throughout Texas.  

Mark Phillips
Ph.D. Union Institute/Wright State University
M.S. Webster University
B.S. Miami University-Ohio

Mark Phillips is the director of core competency development/process engineering practice lead at United Services Automobile Association (USAA), where he has worked since 1998. He has been on faculty at UTSA since 1997 teaching courses in organizational behavior, strategy and leadership.

Bruce Rudy

Bruce Rudy
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
M.S. University of Texas at Austin
M.S. University of Michigan
B.B.A. University of Texas at Austin

Bruce Rudy is an assistant professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio.  His research in strategy covers innovation, international business, corporate political activity and corporate social responsibility. 

Prior to receiving his Ph.D. in management from the University of Texas at Austin, Bruce worked in a variety of positions in the energy industry.  Beginning his career at Enron Corporation, Bruce spent six years in business development and corporate finance executing over $200 million in transactions.  

After receiving his M.S. in natural resources from the University of Michigan, Bruce joined Green Mountain Energy as manager of environmental affairs.  In this role, Bruce was responsible for integrating the firm’s strategic direction with evolving environmental regulations that were shaping the competitive environment. 

Bruce combines his strong theoretical understanding of management with his practical business experiences to teach management strategy courses at UTSA.

Ron SweetRon Sweet
MBA The University of Texas at San Antonio
B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Texas at Austin
B.A. in Music Theory, University of Texas at Austin
CFA, CPA and several other finance-related designations

Ron Sweet brings a practitioner’s expertise to finance, having worked over 23 years in several corporate finance and accounting departments, where he was responsible for developing and implementing investment, capital management and risk management strategies for insurance, bank, real estate, and retail enterprises.

Additionally, he was responsible for the investments backing several employment benefit plans. In those capacities, he was responsible for coordinating strategies for over $35 billion in investments for a Fortune 1,000 financial services enterprise, retiring in 2009 to focus on his charitable work. 

For the past 11 years, he has combined his practical business experiences with the latest financial theories to teach finance and risk management courses at UTSA.

 

 

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