Our faculty are academically and professionally accomplished in the business world, and they are particularly focused on faith integration and why it’s crucial in business. Great teaching takes top priority with their considerable expertise in current research and practices serving to enhance their instruction. The entire business curriculum is built around the idea of learning by doing, and they constantly develop unique ways to teach through this method. Most of all, they love working with college students. These caring professionals trust students with difficult material because they are there in the process, believing in the student’s ability to overcome challenge and achieve mastery.


Michaelia Black

Michaelia Black, EdD, CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Specialty: Managerial Accounting and Analytics
School of Business | Location: SOB 306A
Phone: (423) 473-1175
Guy Deloach

Guy Deloach, DBA

Associate Professor of Business
Specialty: Operations Management/Strategic Management
School of Business | Location: SOB 305
Phone: (423) 614-8169
Amy Russin

Amy Dummer, MBA, CPA

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor of Accounting
Specialty: Auditing
School of Business | Location: SOB 203B
Phone: (423) 614-8667
Kathy Estes

Kathy Estes, PhD

Associate Professor of Finance
Specialty: Finance
School of Business | Location: SOB203C
Phone: (423) 614-1177

Genesis Itzep

Executive Secretary to the Dean of the School of Business
School of Business | Location: SOB 306
Phone: (423) 614-8160
Hermilo Jasso

Hermilo Jasso, PhD

Professor of Economics
Specialty: Economics
School of Business | Location: SOB 203E
Phone: (423) 614-8161
Randal Miedaner

Randall Miedaner, JD, CPA

Assistant Professor of Business
Specialty: Accounting, Tax, & Business Law
School of Business | Location: SOB 306C
Phone: (423) 614-1176
Holly Perleoni

Holly Perleoni, MBA

Lecturer in Business Administration and Interim MBA Director
Specialty: Marketing
School of Business | Location: SOB 306J
Phone: (423) 614-8165
Allison Pierce

Allison Pierce, PhD

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Specialty: Healthcare Administration & Human Resources
School of Business | Location: SOB203D
Phone: (423) 614-8164
Beth Seymour

Beth Seymour, CPA, DBA

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Specialty: Non-Profit and Governmental Accounting
School of Business | Location: SOB 306D
Phone: (423) 614-8224
David Smartt

David Smartt, PhD

Associate Professor of Business
Specialty: Management / Business Ethics
School of Business | Location: SOB 203G
Phone: (423) 614-8622
Steven Smartt

Steven Smartt, PhD

Instructor for Lee Online
Lee Online
DeWayne Thompson

Dewayne Thompson, DBA

Dean, School of Business
Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
Specialty: Strategic Management/Business Ethics
School of Business | Location: SOB 306F
Phone: (423) 614-8160
Mava Wilson

Mava Wilson, PhD

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Specialty: Information Systems/Data Management
School of Business | Location: SOB 306B
Phone: (423) 614-8196