Faculty

Faculty

 

Full Time  
Peggy Houghton, PhD
Professor, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Houghton most recently has served as the Chair of Leadership Studies in the Center for Graduate Studies and is the former Dean of Business Administration for the Auburn Hills Campus of Baker College. On September 01, 2007, she was appointed as a full-time faculty member to the new Doctor of Business Administration program. Dr. Houghton received her bachelor's degree from Oakland University in Marketing, a master's degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, and her Ph.D. in Management from Walden University.
James A. Stahley, PhD
Professor, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Stahley has proven leadership and accomplishments in academia, business, international business, engineering, and defense and commercial systems. As senior Quality Official and Vice President, he held key executive, profit and loss, and engineering positions including Vice President of Engineering for a $6 billion computer company. Dr. Stahley is an acknowledged expert in total quality, business excellence, leadership, and organizational change. He is a past senior examiner and judge for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, certified internal auditor for ISO 9000, and Master Black Belt in Six Sigma. Dr. Stahley is an experienced speaker and presenter to audiences, worldwide. Dr. Stahley has also held academic leadership positions at Walden University, where he served as the Associate Dean and Chair of Doctoral Programs for the School of Management.

Dr. Stahley received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, an MS degree in Engineering from the University of Alabama - Huntsville, and a PhD degree in Management from Walden University.
John Vinton, PhD
Dean, Doctoral Studies
Over a thirty-year academic career, Dr. Vinton has held leadership and teaching positions at the University of Southern California, Hamline University, Metropolitan State University, Walden University and Baker College. Recently, he has been interested in creating new programs for mid-career working adults who seek graduate and undergraduate degrees in Management and Business through distance education, and creating learning networks and virtual communities. He has also created several international partnerships with institutions in Mexico, Latin America, and Europe.

Dr. Vinton received his BA degree in Economics from Carleton College, an MA degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD degree in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.
Return to Top  
Part Time & Adjunct  
Danielle Babb, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Babb has extensive experience as an online educator and practitioner in Information Technology. Her areas of competency include: Cisco Internetworking, Network Design, Server Administration, Data Communications Theories and Practice, Strategic Management, Computer Network Administration, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Use of Computers in Organizations, Operating Systems, TCP/IP and Networking, Quantitative Analysis and Statistics, Project Planning and Project Leadership, Technology Analysis, Business and Technology Management, Strategic Planning, Economics, Statistics in Business, Human Resources (Compensation, Recruiting, Retention), Communication, Healthcare Information Systems, Real Estate Technology, Micro and Macro Economics.

Helen Bojarczyk, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies

Dr. Helen Bojarczyk has over 20 years of teaching experience in the corporate environment as well as within academia at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her areas of concentration and expertise include courses within Business Administration and Human Resources Management areas. The combination of practical business knowledge and higher education experience provides the foundation for her teaching strategies. Dr. Bojarczyk has been teaching for Baker College for approximately 14 years. Recently, her teaching assignments included presenting Professional Development sessions to newly hired adjunct faculty in order to share her real-world classroom expertise.

Dr. Bojarczyk received her BS degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University, an MA degree in Education, with a concentration in Instruction, also from Central Michigan University, and a PhD degree in Education: Educational Leadership, Higher Education cognate, from Oakland University.

Susan Cathcart, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Susan Cathcart currently holds the position of Vice President of Academics at Baker College in Auburn Hills, MI. She has been in the position since June 2008. Prior to that position, she was Vice President of Academics at Baker College of Allen Park, the Dean of Business Administration at the Auburn Hills campus and an adjunct faculty member at the Auburn Hills campus. For seventeen years and prior to joining Baker College as a full time employee in 1999, she was an Administrator of a Psychiatric Clinic. Dr. Cathcart earned a Bachelor degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. She received her Master's degree in Management from Walsh College and her PhD from Capella University in Organization and Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management.
John L. Craddock, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Craddock has over 35 years of international business experience in the areas of hospitality, international and national tourism industry development and soft drink bottling and distribution.He has served as a senior corporate officer in both domestic and international lodging companies and worked in over 70 nations including a many-year stint in the former USSR, now the Russian Federation, and China. He served as the co-owner, President and C.O.O. of the largest Pepsi Cola franchise in Eastern Europe. In that role he successfully negotiated 4 joint venture bottling plant acquisitions, and 16 distribution locations in a territory of 23 million customers spanning a 2.5 million square kilometer market area. In addition to his considerable business experience, Dr. Craddock has held full and part-time teaching positions at several universities, and has over 15 years of experience in online education. He earned his MBA from the Presidential/Key Executive program at Pepperdine University and his doctorate from Walden University.
Mary Dereshiwsky, DBA
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Dereshiwsky has been developing and teaching graduate-level online courses in research methods, quantitative and qualitative analysis since 1994. She has authored or co-authored over 50 publications and presentations in various aspects of online instruction and learning. Dr. Dereshiwsky also serves as Chair of the international Faculty Club, a consortium of higher education faculty, for the Learning Resources Network (LERN). She holds the Certified Online Instructor (COI) certification through LERN. In addition, she is associate editor of the eJournal for the eLearning Institute. Dr. Dereshiwsky received her bachelor's degree from Southern Connecticut State University in education with mathematics concentration; her master's degree in accounting from the University of New Haven; and her doctorate in Business Administration with concentrations in quantitative methods and accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
John Hannon , DBA
Faculty, Doctoral Studies

Through his over forty year professional academic career, Dr. Hannon has held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. In his professional career Dr. Hannon served as Project Engineer, designing and monitoring installation of materials handling systems/contracts worldwide for the US Air Force Logistics Command Headquarters at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.

During his three decade plus academic career he has worked as teacher and administrator at both the graduate and undergraduate management levels for South University, Nova Southeastern University, Florida Institute of Technology, and Towson University. While serving as professor at these institutions he developed Internet-based content, DOD and commerce partnerships, created new programs for working adults seeking graduate and undergraduate degrees in Management and Business.

Recently, Dr. Hannon served on the Board of Advisors of Cooper College and sits on the Board of Directors at Florida's Bayhill Estates. He is also an active partner in the corporate consulting firm of BH&H, which focuses on promoting efficiency, quality, and corporate innovation in operations management through the use of computer mediated communication, electronic group support systems, and executive information systems.

Dr. John Hannon earned his Doctor of Business Administration, D.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration, M.B.A. and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, B.I.E. from the University of Dayton.

Lilburn Hoehn, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Hoehn is Professor Emeritus at Wright State University where he served as Director of Advanced Graduate Studies and Director of Faculty Development among other roles. He is an expert in research design and curriculum development and has consulted extensively in areas such as team building and performance appraisal. He has chaired over 75 dissertation committees.
Bernice "Bernie" Folz, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Folz recently retired as the Director of Graduate Programs in Software at St. Thomas University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has extensive academic and professional experience in software development having taught at several institutions in addition to St. Thomas and having worked as a software development manager for Unisys. She has chaired over 25 completed dissertations and has expertise in quantitative research design and scientific methodology.
Mitchell Franklin, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies

Dr. Franklin currently holds an academic appointment in Accounting at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University where he has received recognition for his teaching including the Whitman School of Management Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year (2005-2006). His research interests include Corporate Finance and Financial Planning.

Dr. Franklin received his BS degree in Accounting from the, Syracuse University, an MS degree in Accounting from the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, and a PhD degree in Accounting from Walden University. Dr. Franklin is also a certified public accountant in the State of New York.

Charles W. Johnston, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Johnston currently serves as Chair of the Economics and Finance Department and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in economics and finance at several other institutions including the University of Michigan - Flint and the University of Texas - Austin.
Matt Keogh, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
 
Dr. Keogh has worked for several Fortune 500 companies including most recently United Technologies Corporation where he serves as Strategic Supply Chain Project Manager. He is an expert in total quality and Six Sigma. In addition to his corporate experience Dr. Keogh has taught extensively online including courses in supply chain management, operations management, and project management.
Ray T. Kest, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
 
Dr. Kest served as an elected official for almost thirty years in Ohio including as a city councilman, county commissioner and county treasurer.  As a county commissioner, he supervised directly and indirectly 3000 employees.  As treasurer his duties included collecting a billion dollars of taxes each year with an investment portfolio that averaged 300 million dollars a day.  In addition to his elected duties, Dr. Krell maintained a CPA practice that specialized in small business.  He was a member of the Accountancy Board of Ohio and was elected President of the Accountancy Board of Ohio for the term 1993-1994 by his peers, which regulated the 25,000 CPA’s in Ohio. Dr. Krell currently serves as Professor in the MBA/MPA program at Hodges University in Ft. Myers Florida.
Robert Krell, DBA
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
 
Dr. Krell has over 26 years of experience in the Federal Government most of which was spent as a Senior Program Manager for the Department of Defense in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  He worked on Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Systems including the Global Positioning System (GPS).  Dr. Krell also has worked in private industry in the telecommunications sector and information systems integration including positions at CSC, AT&T, and Mitre.  He served in the Air Force both as an active duty officer and reserve officer for 32 years.  In 2000, he retired as a General officer with specialties in command, control and communications.  Dr. Krell has taught extensively in finance and information systems both online and on campus.
Freddy Lee, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
 
Dr. Lee currently serves as Assistant Professor of Marketing at California State University Los Angeles.  His research interests include models of market competition and strategy, competitive positioning, empirical studies of competition and market structure, behavioral economics research.
Stephanie Lyncheski, DM
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Lyncheski has owned and managed her own communications business, Blue Gecko Communications. She has worked for advertising and public relations agencies, done editing and proofreading for publishers, and has written several magazine articles. She has extensive teaching experience in subjects including Career Development, Media and Business Writing, English Composition and Research, Interpersonal Communications, Speech Communications, Ethics, Critical Thinking, Psychology, and Leadership.
Ruth Maurer, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
Dr. Maurer is Professor Emerita of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines. She has supervised over 100 dissertations and has expertise in research design and statistical methods. She has consulted extensively in energy economics and has taught at a number of institutions other than the Colorado School of Mines, including the United States Military Academy.
Branford J. McAllister, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies

Dr. McAllister has 35 years of leadership and management experience in the military, in business, and in education. He is currently the director of the Developmental Test Support Department for Jacobs Engineering at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, providing engineering support to the Air Force in their weapons test mission. He spent a full career in the Air Force, as an F-15 pilot in a number of operational, command, and staff assignments in a variety of stateside and overseas locations. He also served as the Air Force Chief of Staff chair on the faculty at the National War College in Washington, DC, and has several years of experience instructing and mentoring doctoral students in the field of management.

Dr. McAllister earned a BS in mathematics/operations research from the US Air Force Academy; an MA in history from the University of Alabama; an MEA in engineering administration from George Washington University; and a PhD in management from Walden University.

Donald Mclellan, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
 
Dr. Mclellan retired from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (Michigan) in April of 2005 after 30 years of service. He served as captain and division commander for the Emergency Response and Preparedness Division. In this capacity he was also responsible for homeland security and terrorism. He currently teaches the NIMS compliance courses to first responder agencies as well as teaching at several colleges and universities.  He taught for FEMA since 1988 and for the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police (IACP) from 1992 to 2004. He has also taught leadership and related courses.
James Skertich, DBA
Faculty, Doctoral Studies

Dr. Jim Skertich has over 15 years of teaching experience in academia at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His areas of concentration and expertise include courses within Business Administration, International Business and International Marketing. The combination of practical business knowledge and higher education experience provides the foundation for his teaching strategies. Dr. Skertich has been teaching for Baker College for approximately 15 years. He has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. He has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate marketing courses for several universities. Dr. Skertich spent over 16 years in the retail jewelry industry supervising up to 52 stores with the Zale Corporation and 14 years as president and owner of Penasquitos Jewelers.

Dr. Skertich received his BS degree in Business Administration from Indiana University - Northwest Campus, an MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, and a DBA degree in Business Administration with concentration in International Business/International Marketing from United States International University (now known as Alliant University).
John D. Theodore, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies
 
Dr. Theodore has four decades of teaching, administrative, and consulting experience. He is a certified management consultant by the Institute of Management Consultants, and the founder / president of JDT Management Consultants, established in 1969. In addition to English, he is fluent in French, Greek, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Theodore holds doctorates from the University of Kansas in Education and Latin American Affairs; the Aristotelian University in Greece , European Union, in Management; and the University of South Africa, Republic of South Africa, in International Business Economics. He has published several books and articles on a national and international basis.
Ann Voorheis, PhD
Faculty, Doctoral Studies

Ann Voorheis, Dean of Developmental Education for the Online campus, has worked for Baker College for over 15 years with a variety of roles like counselor, instructor, and Associate Dean of General Education. Ann has a Bachelor degree in Education from Michigan State University and two Masters Degrees one in Counseling from Oakland University and the other in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University. Ann received her PhD in Educational Leadership from Oakland University with a dual cognate in Higher Education and Counseling. In addition to her experience in higher education, she worked for 10 years in business and industry for Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

As Dean of Developmental Education, Ann manages the pre college level courses and works with students to assist them in their college success. She also oversees the new student online orientations and the online tutoring program for undergraduate college students.

Return to Top  

 

The Baker College System
Share