Department of Business Economics
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.
Dr. Dalpour teaches courses in Business with an emphasis on strategy in business management, marketing, Human Resource Management and development. Waleck has traveled and worked worldwide as a business and management consultant. In addition to conducting lecture courses, Dr. Dalpour runs an annual seminar at the Universite du Maine at Lemans and Sorbonne University in France. He has also been cooperating with many universities in Turkey for a number of years. Waleck is currently a member of an international studies committee and has been involved as an advisor for International Studies and International Students. Dr. Dalpour was appointed as the Ambassador of International Trade for Governor Angus King and has been an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Business M.B.A program at Southern New Hampshire University since 1992. Waleck’s area of interests for research fall within the realm of international business strategy.
My academic interests include management, marketing and entrepreneurship, particularly in the tourism and hospitality sector. I teach in the Outdoor Recreation Business Administration (ORBA), Business-Economics and other business-related programs at UMF. My courses include marketing principles, social media maarketing, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, resort managment, hospitality management and tourism / service operations management. I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, snowshoeing, xc-skiing, and just being outdoors.
Wendy Harper teaches courses in environmental economics and finance. Her research interests include local sustainable development and local agriculture. She is involved students in her research in the Rangeley Lakes region investigating the impact of tourism and land use change. This work was funded by a National Science Foundation grant. Students in her classes have presented work that investigates food insecurity on campus, in the community and in the state and nation. She is currently engaged with other interested scholars to increase financial literacy on campus. In her free time, she is a long-distance runner.
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.
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.