Bunnell, Sheena
Professor of Business Economics and Director of MHRI
Degrees
1995 PhD Florida State University; 1991 MS Florida State University; 1988 MBA Plymouth State College; 1985 BSc Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi
Areas of Expertise
Business Economics: Consumer Behavior, Health Economics, Macroeconomics, Mangerial Economics, Money and Banking

Sheena Bunnell teaches courses in Business Economics with an emphasis on application in applied quantitative research, healthcare, consumer trends, and current economic events. Her classes are interactive and engage students in real world business applications that focus on international and domestic markets. Business goes beyond borders and understanding global interdependence is vital for future enterepreneurs and financiers whether they are working for their own small business or a Fortune 500 company . For example, in Consumer Behavior students learn the importance of business to consumer relations and engage in the understanding of the U.S. consumer as they navigate the $16 Trillion U.S. economy.  She works collaboratively with students on healthcare research projects and supervises student internships. Her passion for teaching is like her passion for gardening where it is very fulfilling to watch a student grow and blossom.


Dalpour, Shahrokh
Professor of Business
Degrees
1996 Post Doctorate University of Northern Colorado; 1991 Post Doctorate Idaho State University; 1987 EdD University of Northern Colorado; 1974 BS National University of Iran; 1979 MBA Business Administartion, University of Northen Colorado
Areas of Expertise
Business Economics: Human Resource Management, International Business & Strategy, Management & Organizational Behavior, National and International Consulting, Strategic Management

Dr Dalpour  teaches courses in Business  with an emphasis on strategy nationally and internationally  in business management, marketing, human resources managment and development  . Waleck  has traveled and worked worldwide, and is a local and international consultant in business and management. He conducts lecture courses nearly every year at the Universite du Maine at Lemans, France. As well as cooperating with Fatih University Selcuk University in Turkey, and Tarto university in Estonia. Waleck is currentley member of international and global studies committee. He has been involved as an advisor for International Studies and International Students. Waleck was appointed as Ambassador of International Trade for Governor Angus King and teaching as Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Business M.B.A program at Southern New Hampshire University.   


Engert, Frank
Professor of Business
Degrees
1995 PhD State University of New York at Buffalo; 1989 MSc Niagara University; 1975 MBA McMaster University; 1973 BSc McMaster University
Areas of Expertise
Business Economics: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Operations Management

Frank Engert's academic interests include entrepreneurship and innovation management for SMEs, as well as various aspects of service operations management; in both cases he is particularly interested in the recreation tourism and hospitality sectors. He teaches in the Outdoor Recreation Business Administration (ORBA), Business-Economics and other business-related programs at UMF. More importantly, Frank enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, snowshoeing, xc-skiing, and just 'hanging out' outdoors.


Harper, Wendy
Associate Professor of Economics
Degrees
2000 PhD University of New Hampshire; 1995 MA University of New Hampshire; 1990 BA Bates College
Areas of Expertise
Business Economics: Environmental Economics, International Trade, Non Market Valuation

Maroney, Thomas
Associate Professor of Business
Degrees
1982 MBA Western New England College; 1981 JD Western New England College; 1977 MA Syracuse University; 1966 AB Fordham University; 1971 MPA Syracuse University
Areas of Expertise
Business Economics: Business Law, International Business Law, Management, Marketing, Marketing Management

Tom Maroney holds two graduate social science degrees: M.A. Political Science (Syracuse University) and an M.P.A. also from Syracuse U. In addition, he holds two professional graduate degrees: a law degree (J.D., Western New England University) and an M.B.A., also from Western New England U. This postgraduate study uniquely prepares him to teach business as an applied social science. He is able convey theory and its application in a practical accessible way, the discipline of marketing is taught as applied microeconomics. This integration is in keeping with the UMF’s mission as Maine's  public liberal arts college. His research interests include: neuromarketing, brain-scan technology (f MRI; SST) as applied to consumer choice, business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR), and Michael E. Porter’s five force model as a vehicle to understand strategic management policy formulation and execution as “coping with competition. “


Messier, John
Associate Professor of Economics
Degrees
2005 PhD American University; 1998 BA Economics, Richard Stockton College
Areas of Expertise
Business Economics: Behavioral Economics, Economics of Developing Countries, Fair Trade, Quantitative Methods

John is an economist and advocate for social justice.   He has worked with informal vendors in Quito Ecuador and coffee growers in Mexico and Nicaragua.  He led a student group to Chiapas Mexico on a research project investigating the impact of fair trade participation on childhood nutrition and education.  Most recently he spent time in Matagalpa Nicaragua working with fair trade and traditional coffee growers and plans on returning with a student group.  His course offerings include International Economic Development, International Trade and Finance and Behavioral Economics.  When not in the classroom, John enjoys hiking, travelling and gardening.


Mitchell, Clyde
Professor of Business
Degrees
2007 PhD University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2001 MS University of Natal; 1988 BS University of Cape Town
Areas of Expertise
Business Economics: Accounting, Business Ethics, Corporate Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting

Dr. Mitchell has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He trained as an accountant and auditor with Ernst and Young in South Africa, after which he worked as a management consultant before joining academia. Prior to UMF he taught at two major South African Universities, where he taught both graduate and undergraduate Accounting and Finance. His PhD and primary research interests are in the field of Corporate Social and Environmental Reporting. He currently teaches on the Business Economics Program and the Outdoor Recreation Business Administration interdisciplinary programs at UMF.