Faculty and Staff

Gregory Delemeester

Greg Delemeester

Title: Milton Friedman Professor of Economics

Department: Business & Economics

Education: Ph.D. in Economics, Texas A&M University, 1989; Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Michigan State University, 1981

Research Interests: Experimental Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Courses (Fall 2015): Economics of Sports, Principles of Microeconomics, Comparative Economic Systems

Courses (Spring 2016): Principles of Microeconomics, Law & Economics

Phone: (740) 376-4630

Email: greg.delemeester@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

A student can expect to work on applying the economic way of thinking to a variety of current policy issues. Students can also expect to participate — both as “lab rat” and “mad scientist” — in classroom experiments designed to illustrate various economic principles.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy attending MC sporting events, lectures, theatre shows and participating in various sporting activities — including volleyball, wallyball, softball, and golf.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Either format is fine depending on the circumstances.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

Aside from the various classrooms that I teach in, I am partial to Court 2 in the bottom of Dyson Baudo where a group of faculty play a mean game of wallyball every Friday afternoon.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Graduation!

 


 

David Freeman

John Fazio

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Business and Economics

Education: Doctor of Business Administration in Management, Nova Southeastern University

Research Interests: Perceived Organizational Support, Followership, and Multi-Level Organizational Theory

Recent Publications: Putting it in Writing: Examining the Link between Higher Education Institution Performance Rankings, Best Places to Work, and Emphasis on Human Resources in Mission Statements. Journal of the North American Management Society, Spring, 2014.

Fazio, J., Gong, B., Sims, R. L., & Yurova, Y. (submitted December 2015). The impact of organizational and supervisor support on turnover intentions in hospital employees, paper submitted to the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management for possible presentation in August 2016.

Fazio, J., Gong, B., Sims, R. L., & Yurova, Y. The role of affective commitment in the relationship between social support and turnover intention. Submitted for review with Journal of Vocational Behavior (submitted January 2016).

Courses (Fall 2015): Managing Organizations, Human Resource Management, and Business Policies and Practices.

Courses (Spring 2016): Managing Organizations, Business Consulting, Foundations of American Leadership.

Phone: (740) 376-4637

Email: jjf004@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

The opportunity to engage themselves with challenging learning experiences that are facilitated by clear expectations.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

The close community culture.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Outdoors and Sports

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Definitely a traditional book.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

I am inspired walking the brick walkway (The Christy Mall) in the center of campus.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Seeing my students present at Scholar’s Day and compete in athletic events.

 


 

Julie Harding

Julie Harding

Title: Assistant Professor of Marketing

Department: Business & Economics

Education: MBA, University of Louisville, 1998; Bachelor of Science in Journalism, West Virginia University, 1988

Courses (Fall 2015):

Principles of Marketing, Marketing Research, Marketing Management

Courses (Spring 2016):

Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, International Marketing, Marketing Planning and Consulting

Phone: 740-376-4634

Email: jch005@marietta.edu

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/julie-harding/52/5b2/850/

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Students in my classes will feel challenged and have unlimited opportunities to think critically and to engage in “real life” application of their learning. As a former executive who understands the needs of business, I feel strongly about adequately preparing students to enter the workforce. I want to share my wealth of “real life” experiences, but I also want students to have the opportunity to independently discover and consider new ideas and concepts. In my classroom, students will experience a great deal of discussion and engagement, as well as humor.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

The students! I am constantly amazed by my students . . . how they think, their aspirations, their spirit and their commitment to excellence. Many things excite me about Marietta College, but it always comes back to the students.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I generally enjoy any type of activity that will take me outdoors. Running, hiking and biking are among my favorites, but now that I once again live in a “river town,” I am also anxious to hit the water with my kayak. I also love to bake . . . when I need a bit of a mental break, there’s nothing quite like heating up the oven and throwing around some sugar and flour!

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Carrying an e-reader in a briefcase is a much simpler endeavor than lugging around a 500-page book. So, when I used to travel as part of my career, I preferred e-books. Now having retired from work travel, I find myself turning solely to “hard copies” . . . I love the feel of a book in my hands.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

The classroom! To me, nothing brings quite as much joy as interacting with students, helping them learn new concepts and also learning from them. The classroom is just a special place.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Commencement! Having the opportunity to watch students conclude one chapter of their lives and commence another, all the while knowing that I played some small part in it, is nothing short of amazing.

 


 

Grace Johnson

Grace F. Johnson

Title: McCoy Professor of Management & Accounting

Department: Business & Economics

Education: Master of Accountancy, University of South Florida, 1988; Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of South Florida, 1986

Research Interests: Accounting — internal control, financial reporting disclosures; International Business — rural development, migration, corporate social responsibility

Recent Publications: IFRS Principles of Accounting With Key Words in Korean, 3/e, coauthored with Yoon Soon-Suk and Kim Hyo-jin, Shin Publishing, Seoul, July 2015.

Courses (Fall 2015): Introduction to Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, Business in Global Contexts

Courses (Spring 2016): Introduction to Financial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Accounting Research

Phone: (740) 376-4631

Email: johnsong@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Doing a lot of reading, engaging in a lot of class discussion, and making strong connections between the world of the textbook and the business world.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

Small classes allow me to work with students as individuals.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I am an avid kayaker. Hiking, walking, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing, taking photographs, bowling, swimming, reading, and working in my garden are also enjoyable pastimes.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

No doubt about it: a paper book. Reading is a kinesthetic activity; I have to touch, see, and smell the pages of a book, journal, or newspaper to get the full impact of the words on a page.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

There’s a line of tall pine trees in between Erwin and Irvine Halls. I like to stand under them at all seasons of the year and smell the pine scent, look for hawks building nests in the treetops, and touch the bark of the trees.

 


 

Jacqueline Khorassani

Jacqueline Khorassani

Professor of Economics and Chair of Business & Economics

Dept: Business & Economics

740-376-4621

khorassj@marietta.edu

jackie.khorassani@marietta.edu

Office: THMS 122

Degrees: Ph.D. in Economics (West Virginia University), 1997; Master's in Economics (University of Oregon), 1982; Bachelor's in Public Relations and Social Affairs (College of Mass Communication, Tehran, Iran), 1975

Year appointed: 1994

With a specialization in Money and Banking, Econometrics, the Economics of Gender, and International Economics, in addition to teaching at Marietta College, Dr. Khorassani has conducted classes and seminars at various domestic and foreign universities such as National University of Ireland –Galway, Ohio University, West Virginia University, University of International Relations in Beijing, China, South West University of Economics & Finance in Chengdu, China, Methodist University in Piracicaba, Brazil, and Centro Universitario Metodista Izabela Hendrix in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Dr. Khorassani has presented in regional and international meetings such as the Midwest Economic Association in the U.S., The Symposium on The Reform of Curriculum for Academic Finance Programs and Bilingual Teaching in Finance at South West University of Economics & Finance in Chengdu – China, and the Department of Economics Seminar Series at the National University of Ireland - Galway. She has published in the Journal of Economic and Finance

Dr. Khorassani is the recipient of the Innovative Teaching Award (2001), Community Service Recognition Award (2009), and the Edward G. Harness Outstanding Educator Award (2014) at Marietta College. She is also a two-time finalist (2003 & 2011) for the McCoy Award for Teaching Excellence at Marietta College.

Dr. Khorassani is the Chair of the Department of Business and Economics and the Initiator and Lead Organizer of the PioPitch program (Marietta College’s newest program focusing on the development of entrepreneurial mindset).

 


 

 


 

Duong Le

Duong Le

Title: Assistant Professor of Finance

Department: Business and Economics

Education: Ph.D. in Finance, University of Oklahoma, 2009; Master of Business Administration (concentration in Finance), University of Oklahoma, 2004; Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Foreign Trade University, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2000

Research Interests: Derivatives and Risk Management in Energy Markets, Investments, International Finance

Recent Publications: Ex-ante Determinants of Volatility in the Crude Oil Market, International Journal of Financial Research, 6(1), 2015

Courses (Fall 2015): Business Finance, Investments, International Finance, Personal Finance

Courses (Spring 2016): Business Finance, Banking Management and Financial Services, Portfolio Management

Phone: (740) 376-4769

Email: dtl001@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

In a finance course, it is important to understand the intuition behind the formula rather than memorizing it. The important focus of my teaching is on application and real-life examples that help students appreciate the practical importance and relevance of the theoretical concepts studied.

I subscribe to the philosophy that people learn by doing and therefore students can expect to have weekly homework and quizzes to practice the skills we learn in class. I strongly believe that students learn not only from my lectures but also from their own mistakes. My goal is that most students complete my courses with a feeling that they have learned something valuable and useful and I fervently desire to see them succeed.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

I greatly value the supportive and caring environment that Marietta College provides between professors and students. I also appreciate Marietta College’s strong liberal arts foundation and our students’ academic accomplishments.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I love hiking on national and state parks’ trails and biking with my family around Marietta. On snowy days, I enjoy reading books at home.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Although there are advantages of using an e-book, I still prefer flipping through the pages of a book. I guess a book’s cover design, the weight and smell, the thickness of the paper, and the font choice really strengthen my reading experience.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

I love the benches in the shade of the trees between Thomas Hall and Erwin Hall. It is such a serene place to “smile, breathe, and go slowly”.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

I am very much impressed with Marietta College’s Matriculation ceremony, especially when all faculty, staff, and students lined up outside the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center cheering for new students. It was at that moment I realized how honored I am to become a part of Marietta College family.

 


 

Paula Lewis

Paula Lewis

Administrative Coordinator

Dept: Department of Business & Economics Department, Department of History, Philosophy & Religion, the Department of Political Science

740-376-4633

lewisp@marietta.edu

paula.lewis@marietta.edu

Facebook: Paula Miller Lewis

Twitter: @lewisp_paula

Instagram: PLewis2015

Office: THMS 122

Degrees: BA. Management, Marietta College 2010, Associates of Business Administration, Marietta College

Year appointed: 1996

What activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy camping, boating, flea markets and traveling.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

I have a Kindle and enjoy reading from it.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

The Mall is my favorite location. It doesn’t matter what season it is there is always something beautiful about the Mall.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

May Graduation is one of my favorite events. Everyone is dressed up and happy and the campus look lovely with the blooming of Spring.

Bio:

Ms. Lewis serves as secretary to the Department of Business & Economics as well as the History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion Department.

She joined the College in 1996 as secretary for the Counseling and Career Center. Ms. Lewis has also worked as the Special Events Coordinator and the Coordinator of Conferences Services. Prior to joining Marietta she served as the Insurance and Risk Manager for The Pizza People. Ms. Lewis graduated from Marietta College in May 2010 with a Bachelor's in Management. She also has an associates in Business administration from Marietta College.

Ms. Lewis resides outside of Marietta with her husband, Jeff, and son, Nick.