College of Business Directory

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Trent Batchelor

Trent Batchelor
Instructor - Accounting
310F Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2707

  • M.T., University of Denver
  • B.A., Bethany College

Anette Brown

Annette Brown
Assistant to the Dean

304 Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2947



Gary Brunswick
Professor - Marketing

310E Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1261

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Arizona State University
  • M.B.A., Marquette University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Northern Michigan University (Summa Cum Laude)

Dr. Gary J. Brunswick holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Arizona State University, and currently holds the rank of Professor of Marketing at Northern Michigan University.To read Dr. Brunswick's full biography click here.


Julio Canedo
Assistant Professor - Management

309D Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1243

  • Ph.D., Business, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • M.B.A., Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterrey, Mexico
  • B.S., Electronic Systems, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterry, Mexico

Julio Canedo is an assistant professor at the Walker L. Cisler College of Business of Northern
Michigan University. He earned a PhD degree in Organization and Management Studies
from the University of Texas at San Antonio. To read Dr. Canedo's full biography click here.

Michael Crum
Assistant Professor - Management

310L Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2895

  • Ph.D., Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville
  • M.B.A., Indiana University Southeast
  • M.S., Strategic Finance, Indiana University Southeast
  • B.S., Accounting and Finance, Indiana University Southeast
Dr. Michael D. Crum is an Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University. He has a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville. He also holds an MBA, a Master’s in Strategic Finance, and a Bachelor’s degree with majors in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University Southeast.To read Dr. Crum's full biography click here.

Julie Downs
Assistant to the Associate Dean

301 Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2960
FAX: 906-227-2930



James Drosen

James Drosen
Associate Professor - Management

310I Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1247

  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University
  • M.A., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brian Gnauck

Brian Gnauck
Professor - Management

310A Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2938

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota
  • M.S., Economics, Penn State University
  • B.S., Economics, University of Minnesota


David Gomillion
Assistant Professor - Computer Information Systems

303C Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1805

  • Ph.D., Management Information Systems, The Florida State University
  • M.S., Management Information Systems, The Florida State University
  • B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University

Samuel Graci
Professor - Accounting

309C Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2604

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Arkansas
  • M.S., Accounting, Northern Illinois University
  • B.S., Accounting, Northern Michigan University

Claudia Hart
Professor - Management

310AA Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1496

  • Ph.D., Education, University of Minnesota
  • M.S., Northern Michigan University
  • B.S., Business Education, Northern Michigan University

David Helton

David Helton
Associate Professor - Computer Information Systems

303B Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2969

  • Ph.D., Management Information Systems, Texas Tech University
  • M.B.A., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona
  • M.A., Spanish, Temple University
  • B.A., History, California Baptist College

Kenneth Janson

Kenneth Janson
Professor - Accounting

202A Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2682

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S., Economics, Michigan Technological University

Carol W. Johnson
Instructor - Office Information Systems

202E Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2966

  • M.B.A., Northern Michigan University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Northern Michigan University

Daniel Konku
Associate Professor - Finance

303E Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1816

  • Ph.D., Finance, Florida Atlantic University
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Alcorn State University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Science & Technology

Jody Lindberg
Assistant Dean

304B Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1894

  • M.A., Administrative Service, Northern Michigan University
  • B.S., Office Administration, Northern Michigan University

Michael Nelson
Development Officer

603 Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1152

  • M.S., Sports Administration, Eastern Illinois University
  • B.A., Journalism, Eastern Illinois University


Madison Ngafeeson
Assistant Professor - Computer Information Systems

309A Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2699

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Texas-Pan American
  • M.S., Management Information Systems, Southern University at New Orleans
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Buea, Cameroon
Madison is a passionate teacher and researcher. His general teaching and research interests are in the areas of the adoption, implementation, diffusion and use of information systems in organizations. To read Dr. Ngafeeson's full biography click here.

Charles Rayhorn

Charles Rayhorn
Professor - Finance

310K Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1839

  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • M.B.A., Quantitative Methods, University Missouri-Kansas City
  • B.S., Zoology, Idaho State University
  • A.B., Biology, College of Southwestern Idaho

David Rayome
Dean and Professor - College of Business

304C Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2947

  • Ph.D., Finance and International Economics, Kent State University
  • M.B.A., University of Akron
  • B.S., University of Akron

Gary Stark
Associate Professor - Management

310J Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1244

  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, University of Nebraska
  • M.B.A., Kansas State University
  • B.S., Accounting, Kansas State University

Carol Steinhaus

Carol Steinhaus
Associate Professor - Management

303H Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1849

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.P.H., University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Music Education, Bethany College

Karin Stulz

Karin Stulz
Assistant Professor - Office Information Systems

303F Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1500

  • M.A., Business Education, Northern Michigan University
  • B.S., Office Administration, Northern Michigan University

Joel Thompson

Joel Thompson
Professor - Accounting

310G Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1803

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Michigan State University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Ohio State University

Margaret Vroman
Assistant Professor - Business Law
310D Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1865

  • J.D., University of Toledo College of Law
  • M.A., Political Science, Western Michigan University
  • B.S., History and Political Science, Western Michigan University


George Wilson
Assistant Professor - Accounting

310H Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2597

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Georgia
  • B.B.A., Accounting, The University of Memphis

Haibo (Stephen) Yao
Assistant Professor- Finance and Risk Management

  • Ph.D., Finance, Mississippi State University
  • M.S., Finance and Actuarial Science, Central University of Finance and Economics
  • B.S., Statistics, Hebei University of Economics and Business

Irvin Zaenglein

Irvin Zaenglein
Professor - Marketing

309E Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2607

  • Ph.D., Consumer Science, Purdue University
  • M.B.A., Drexel University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Indiana University

Adjunct and Contingent Faculty


Dan Kill
309B Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2900

  • M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronational University
  • B.S., Finance, University of Maryland College Park

Michael Kolasa
Adjunct Instructor

Phone: 906-227-2900

  • LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation from Wayne State University Law School
  • J.D., Thomas Cooley Law School
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University

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Matthew Songer
Adjunct Professor

Phone: 906-227-2900

  • M.B.A., Northwestern University
  • M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • B.S., Michigan Technological University