Faculty and staff

AACSB Accredited

Heath Keller
Heath Keller
Associate Professor of Management
Chair
409E Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6207
Bio

Heath Keller, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration at Murray State University. He currently teaches courses in management fundamentals and strategic management. Heath earned both his bachelor’s (B.S.B. Marketing) and master’s (MBA) at Murray State. His Ph.D. was earned at Southern Illinois University in Business Administration with major areas in organizational theory/strategy and management information systems. His primary research interests are institutional legitimacy and resource dependence, especially in the context of higher education. Heath’s most recent research has focused on the perceived legitimacy of online business degree programs. Prior to pursuing the Ph.D. at SIU, Heath was the first Online Programs Director in the College of Business at Murray State where he was responsible for the development and implementation of online programs in business administration and telecommunications systems management.

 
Yana Andonova
Yana Andonova
Assistant Professor of Marketing
413D Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.4766
Bio

Yana Andonova joined the Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration in 2015. She teaches the principles of marketing and emerging technologies in marketing courses, and has also taught marketing research. Prior to pursuing her PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she received an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a BA from the American University in Bulgaria. Her research interests include customer engagement, brand loyalty, and public policy issues.

 
Teresa Betts
Teresa Betts
Assistant Professor of Management
553H Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6039
Bio

A member of the College of Business faculty since 2009, Dr. Betts teaches classes in Introduction to Operations Management, Advanced Operations Management with a process focus, and Fundamentals of Management.    

A native of Iowa, Dr. Betts earned her bachelor’s degree in Transportation and Logistics from Iowa State University.  Upon graduation she worked for a national electronics and high value product transportation company in a variety of managerial positions for approximately nine years.  An additional nine years with Pella Corporation included roles in cost management, scheduling management, and supply chain management.  In 2007, Dr. Betts completed her master’s degree in business from Murray State University and in 2012, completed her doctorate in Production Operations Management from Southern Illinois University.  

Dr. Betts’ experience and research interests have primarily been focused in the area where supply chain management links to production operations.  She believes improving the successful link of supply chain management and production operations has the potential to significantly impact business success and growth opportunities.  Throughout her courses, she tries to associate her real world experience with the course material and emphasize the practical application of the lessons under discussion.

 
Steve Dublin
Steve Dublin
Senior Lecturer of Management
451B Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6570
Bio

Steve Dublin has been a lecturer at Murray State University for over 15 years. He has taught a variety of courses in marketing and management over the years. His present emphasis is in the area of Entrepreneurship. In addition to being a Senior Lecturer, Steve also is the owner and operator of Steve Dublin Construction and Dublin Properties, LLC.

 
Terry Holmes
Terence L. Holmes
Professor of Marketing
451C Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.4108
Bio

Terry Holmes, a member of the faculty since 2000, teaches the MBA core course in marketing and undergraduate courses in e-commerce, and sports business. Dr. Holmes earned a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Cincinnati in 1997, MBA from the University of Kentucky (1984), and BSBA in marketing from the University of Louisville (1982). He has published articles, cases, and proceedings in several areas of research, including relationship marketing, marketing education, and business communication. His private sector experience includes business ownership of a software training firm, free-lance software training, training and development specialist for an insurance company home office, and retail management.

 
Yundong Huang
Yundong Huang
Assistant Professor
409D Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6205
Bio

Yundong Huang, a member of the faculty since 2014, teaches international management and fundamentals of management in college of business. He also has teaching experience in industrial relations and organizational behavior. His research interest includes international organizational behavior, international business, and internal risk analysis.

Originally from China, Yundong earned his BA from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, MBA from Texas A&M International University, and conduct Ph.D. study in international business w/ concentration in management at Texas A&M International University.

 
Tim Johnston
Timothy Johnston
Professor of Marketing
409A Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6200
Bio

Timothy C. Johnston currently serves as a Professor of Marketing at Murray State University. He teaches Global Marketing and Principles of Marketing. He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration (marketing) from the University of California at Berkeley, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and B. S. degrees in Engineering from the University of Illinois and History from the University of Tennessee. His professional experience includes working with three Fortune 500 companies: American Hospital Supply (now Cardinal Health), 3M (as a dealer representative), and Caterpillar. Dr. Johnston’s research interests include marketing and society, e-commerce promotion, and the use of technology in teaching. He advises International Business majors and directs a business study abroad program to France.

 
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Sarah Lefebvre
Assistant Professor of Marketing
553C Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6202
Bio

 

 
Stefan Linnhoff
Stefan Linnhoff
Associate Professor of Marketing
413D Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6208
Bio

Dr. Linnhoff teaches courses in marketing research, retailing management, selling and sales management, and principles of marketing. A member of the department since 2010, he holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Mississippi (2011) and MBA from Berry College (Rome, Ga., 2005). In his native Germany, Dr. Linnhoff holds the Assessor luris (second state exam in law, equivalent to the bar exam in the U.S.) (2000), and the First State Exam in Law (equivalent to the Juris Doctor in the U.S.), University of Münster, Germany (1997).

 
Sandy Miles
Sandra Miles
Hutchens Distinguished Professor of Management
413E Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6038
Bio

Dr. Sandy Jeanquart Miles is the Hutchens Distinguished Professor. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, and her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), and Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute. She has earned the distinction of Academic Fellow, through Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) in London, U.K., based on her professional impact to the local, national, and global communities. In addition to teaching and research in the area of Human Resource Management, her responsibilities include overseeing the Human Resource program. Under her guidance the program evolved into a degree program and has since been certified as aligning with the SHRM Educational Guidelines (2009, 2011, 2014).

Dr. Miles has conducted substantial research in the human resource management area. Current research is in the area of organizational capital, recruitment, employee branding and employee voice. Requests for this research emanate from global scholars including Canada, Germany, England, India, Australia, China, Iran, Pakistan, and Sweden, and is available for purchase on the Harvard Business website. This stream of research was a key to her invitations for speaking engagements across the globe, as well as being invited to serve on the Editorial Review Board for Business Horizons, published by Indiana University and a board position (2012-1014) for EIP Council (Council of Entertainment Industry Professionals) dedicated to elevating the ethical standards in the entertainment industry. She has also given numerous presentations and has consulted with many companies throughout her career.

Her research along with the recognition for building a quality HR program resulted in her being invited to serve on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for International Organization for standardization (ISO), Technical Committee (TC) 260. ISO TC 260 is commissioned with setting global standards in the human resource management area with over 40 countries involved. She has been an elected delegate for the U.S. since 2011, and convened the work group of global recruitment experts representing 20 different countries to publish one of the first global standards (ISO 30405: Recruitment). Dr. Miles also played a key role in the development of the human governance standard, hosting the final editing committee of global experts at the Paducah campus. She was selected as one of nine global experts to serve on the ISO/TC 260 Chairman’s Advisory Group (CAG), and also serves as the Convener/Secretary Support team to the HR metrics group. Her global expertise and experience, resulted in her being nominated and elected to serve as Vice Chair to the U.S. Technical Advisory group for ISO TC 260.

Earlier in her career, she held several positions with Kentucky’s Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) state council for 10 years, including state director, district director and newsletter editor. She also served on the SHRM Area II Board of Directors, covering nine states, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Bermuda. She is past president of Four Rivers Society of Human Resource Management (FRSHRM) and a charter member of the executive team earning the SHRM charter for the FRSHRM.

 
Gerry Muuka
Gerry N. Muuka
Professor of Management
AACSB Director
109 Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.4190
Bio

Dr. Gerry Nkombo Muuka is Professor of Management and AACSB Director of the College. He teaches the capstone Strategic Management course in both the undergraduate and MBA programs. Dr. Muuka holds the BBA degree from Copperbelt University in Zambia, MBA from Murray State University, and Ph.D. in Business from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has published 34 journal articles, two books and over 20 book chapters and proceedings. He won the 1998 Presidential Fellowship Award, one of Murray State’s most prestigious academic awards and was 2006 Sandra Flynn Professor of the Year. Dr. Muuka served as President of the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) from 2004 to 2007.

 
Dr. Jeremy North
Jeremy North
Assistant Professor
451C Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.1657
Bio

Dr. Jeremy North has been a member of Murray State University's College of Business faculty since 2014. He teaches Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management courses. His research interests include facility location, vehicle routing, and heuristic algorithm development.

Dr. North earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. Additionally, he earned a BBA and an MBA at Pittsburg State University.

Jeremy is also a veteran of the US Army. He was a paratrooper and a non-commissioned officer serving in the Military Intelligence Corp. Sgt. North participated in numerous operations and deployments during in his military career, and currently serves as the faculty advisor for the student veterans association at Murray State University.

 
Teri Ray
Teri Ray
Lecturer of Management
207E Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.4199
Bio

Teri Ray, Lecturer, is faculty advisor for the Murray State student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She holds the SPHR certification and is MSU liaison for the Four Rivers Chapter of SHRM (Paducah). She earned a Bachelor of Business degree from Campbellsville University (1987) and Master of Business Administration degree from Morehead State University (2001). She teaches courses in Business Communication, Human Resource Selection, Compensation Management, and Labor/Management Relations.

 
Joy Roach Humphreys
Joy Roach Humphreys
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Assistant Dean and MBA Director
452 Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.4259
Bio

Joy Roach Humphreys, Ph.D., associate professor, teaches courses in foundations of business, business communications, and technology for marketing. Roach is a proud MSU alumna, and also earned a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in 2006, specializing in the fields of workforce development and business education. She has recent publications in Business Communication Quarterly, Journal for Global Business Education, Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, and others. She joined MSU in 2008 after four years of service at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Also in 2008, Roach won the Delta Pi Epsilon Dissertation Award, an honor bestowed on the author of the top-rated dissertation of those nominated and blind reviewed in the United States and Canada in the fields of business education and business communication.  In 2011, Roach also won MSU’s Sandra Flynn Professor of the Year Award for her teaching service.

 
Jeff Seaton
Jeff Seaton
Associate Professor of Management
200B Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6025
Bio

Dr. L. Jeff Seaton has been a member of the Murray State University department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration since 2007. At Murray State he primarily teaches Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at the graduate level. Before coming to Murray State he taught at the University of Tennessee at Martin and the University of Memphis. Dr. Seaton’s educational credentials consist of a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and a PhD. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Memphis.

Dr. Seaton’s areas of research are ethics, organizational aggression, whistle-blowing, individual perceptions/rationalities and emotional labor. He has several publications in business journals and made numerous presentations at business conferences throughout the United States. Dr. Seaton has provided research/consulting and/or training for the Federal Aviation Administration, M.S. Carriers Trucking Company, Kroger Food Stores, Inc., Office of Naval Research, Kentucky Emergency Medical Services, Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Paris-Henry County TN Arts Council, Weakley County, TN General Sessions Court System, Peel and Holland Financial Group, various Chamber of Commences, numerous law enforcement departments throughout Tennessee and Kentucky, and many other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Before going into academics, Dr. Seaton worked as a manager in manufacturing, owner/manager of an electrical services business and served 11 years as a law enforcement officer where he ended his law enforcement career at the rank of Chief Investigator and POST certified Training Officer. Currently, Dr. Seaton is the owner of Seaton’s Electrical Service in Paris, TN., is a Friends of Paris Landing board member, is a Henry Co. Tourism executive board member, and serves the Paris/Henry Co. Chamber of Commerce as an executive board member and 2012/13 chamber president.

 
Janice Super
Janice Super
Assistant Professor
413A Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.3009
Bio

Jan Super, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration. A member of the faculty since 2014, Dr. Super teaches Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management and Fundamentals of Management. Her research interests include compensation and rewards, information sharing, and strategic human resource management.

Dr. Super earned her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. She spent several years working in the Kansas City area, both for a defense contractor and for a major greeting card company. Dr. Super completed her master’s degree, as well as her doctorate, at the University of Kansas.

 
Brenda Sheets
Brenda Sheets
Associate Professor of Business Administration
200A Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.5450
Bio

Brenda Hayden Sheets earned a B.A., M.A., and M.S. degrees from Murray State University in 1972, 1976, and 1979 respectively. In 1981, she received an A.A. degree in Computer Programming/Information Technology from Nashville State Technical Institute. Adding to her educational background, Dr. Sheets earned a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1983. She has been an educator in Kentucky public schools and community colleges for more than 10 years. Dr. Sheets has also served as an educational/software trainer and corporate manager in organizations, including Hospital Corporation of America, Service Merchandise, and General Tire. Presently, Dr. Sheets is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State, where she has taught for more than 15 years. Her current research interests are plagiarism and business management in the golf industry. Dr. Sheets is married and has two children.

 
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Dayna Hutchinson
Administrative Assistant
451 Business Building
E-Mail
270.809.6196