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Ann McPherren
Professor of Business and Economics | Assistant to the President for Program Development

While finding her joy teaching students, Dr. Ann McPherren has served the university in various academic and administrative endeavors serving as department and Division head, Vice President for Strategy, Vice President for Graduate and…

Troy Irick
Assistant Professor of Business / Director of Lilly Grant for Educational Collaboration

A nearly life-long resident of Huntington County, Troy Irick graduated from Huntington College with a BS in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and Economics. In addition, Irick holds the CPA and CGMA designations; a MA in…

Anita Wickersham
Associate Professor of Accounting and Business

Anita J. Wickersham received her Bachelor of Science degree from Huntington College and her Master of Business Administration from Ball State University. Professor Wickersham is a certified public accountant and worked for several years as a…

Brock Zehr
Acting Director of the MBA Program and Assistant Professor of Business

From 1986 to 2009, Dr. Brock Zehr worked in the banking and financial services industries in a variety of positions ranging from management trainee to president. During his career, he worked for two publicly-traded banks, a credit union, the…

James O'Donnell
Executive-in Residence / Emeritus Standing

James M. O’Donnell received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MBA from Columbia University. Professor O’Donnell is a certified public accountant and spent many years as an executive in the financial services industry…