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Business Administration Faculty

Anne Murphy Brown, J.D.
Director and Associate Professor, Legal Studies
440 449 5403
amurphyBrown@ursuline.edu


Anne Murphy Brown, J.D. is Associate Professor and the Director of Legal Studies at Ursuline College and author of Legally Mom, Real Women’s Stories Balancing Motherhood and Law Practice.  She teaches courses in the Legal Studies, Business Management, and Masters of Business Administration programs, with her primary focus on classes related to business law and ethics.  In addition, she has developed courses in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Employment Law, Public Interest Law and Law on Film.  Anne’s academic experience includes teaching at Lakeland Community College and the University of Illinois.



Marilynn Butler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Business
440 449 5426
mbutler@ursuline.edu

Marilynn Butler, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Business at Ursuline College.  She earned her Ph.D., M.S., and B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.





Tony Cafarelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair, Health Services Management
440 646 8134
acafarel@ursuline.edu

Tony Cafarelli, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Business and Chair of Health Care Administration at Ursuline College.  He earned his Ph.D. and M.P.A. at Cleveland State University and his B.S.S.W. at Ohio State University. Dr. Cafarelli has completed qualitative research and co-authored "A Developmental Constructivist Approach to Pre-Service Teachers’ Ways of Knowing,” in which he applied the concepts and principles of the book “Women’s Ways of Knowing” through the assessment of senior education majors at a major urban, academic institution. His current research interest is in the study and examination of the topic of “Spiritual Intelligence” as it applies to the best clinical practices of nurses in various health care settings.


Dr. Debra L. Fleming, MBA, CPA
Executive Director, MBA Program
Professor, Accounting and Management
440 684 6041
dfleming@ursuline.edu


Dr. Debra L. Fleming is Professor of Accounting and Management at Ursuline College. She also serves as Executive Director of Business Programs. Dr. Fleming earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University; a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University; a Doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.  She has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1987. 

Dr. Fleming has twenty-eight years of teaching experience, fourteen years of service in upper level administration positions and ten years of experience as a national consultant on technology. Prior to her faculty and administrative appointments in higher education, she served as a Chief Financial Officer for a manufacturing company. She also owned and operated several businesses, one of which was a financial consulting business to assist small business owners with the integration of technology to support financial management and accounting processes.


Barbara Good, E.D.M.
Associate Professor, Business
440 684 6075
bgood@ursuline.edu

Barbara A. Good, D.M. is Associate Professor of Business and Sport Management at Ursuline College.  She possesses more than thirty years of finance, economics and strategic planning experience working with banking and other financial organizations.  She holds a Doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University.  Her doctoral work centered on emerging electronic payments, with an emphasis on the diffusion of innovations and marketing strategies that would be required for the acceptance of at smart cards and electronic money systems.  Dr. Good is the author of “The Changing Face of Money:  Will Electronic Money be Adopted in the United States?”  published by Garland, a division of Thomson Financial Co.   She is also a consultant for strategic and marketing planning for innovative companies.

Laura Hammel, Ph.D, M.A, A.P.R.
Associate Professor, Public Relations Chair
440 646 8141
lhammel@ursuline.edu

Laura Hammel, PhD, APR, is Director and Associate Professor of the Public Relations and Marketing Communications degree program. For 26 years, she worked in nonprofit and corporate marketing, public relations, development and communications positions at major arts and nonprofit organizations, the utility and banking industries, in healthcare and in higher education in northeast Ohio. A 2013 recipient of the Davis Young Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Public Relations Society of America, Dr. Hammel’s area of research interests are the impact of electronic media on relationally aggressive behaviors of adolescent girls and moral reasoning in decision making in business students and professionals. Her published work can be found in a variety of educational and professional journals.

Inge Schmidt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Management Information Systems
440 646 8383
ischmidt@ursuline.edu

Dr. Inge Schmidt is Program Director for Management Information Systems and Health Care Informatics and Co-Director with Dr. Laura Hammel for Social Media.  She earned her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Case Western University and her B.A. from Cleveland State University.  Dr. Schmidt is an educator with broad experience in academic and corporate environments, including marketing and market research; customer, order, product and inventory information systems; as well as applications development. She teaches fundamentals of IS, systems analysis, database development, social media, and IS management courses in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.  In addition she has developed curriculum for several diverse specialties such as multimedia applications and educational technology.  She has served as Coordinator for the Assessment of Student Learning and Self-Study Director for college accreditation.  She's a longtime advocate of technology for the classroom, always focused on the potential of each digital tool for concrete improvements in learning. Her experience includes managing faculty technology grants and presenting on various uses of technology. She is currently developing a social media application for her programs to promote a closer sense of community for students, instructors, alumni, advisory board members and selected experts from the fields. 

Rob Verner, Ph.D., Undergraduate Business Department Chair
Assistant Professor, Business
440 449 4081
rverner@ursuilne.edu

Rob Verner, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Business Department and has served Ursuline College in many roles since his 1995 including Dean of Saturday School and several terms as Chair of the Business Department. He has degrees from Ohio University, Case Western Reserve University, and Kent State University. He is interested in the areas of healthcare policy, the economics of poverty, and the behavioral finance.  He has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in both the MBA program and the Graduate Nursing program.