College Welcomes New Faculty and Staff for 2016-17 Academic Year

College Welcomes New Faculty and Staff for 2016-17 Academic Year

BGSU’s College of Business has highly dedicated faculty who have been recognized internationally for their excellence in teaching and scholarly accomplishments. As the 2016-2017 academic year begins, the College is excited to welcome new faculty members who will continue to give students personalized attention and bring their expertise to the classrooms.

The following educators join the College as Assistant Professors:

Finance Department

Dr. Stephen RushDr. Stephen Rush, Certified Financial Analyst


  • Ph.D. Finance, The University of Connecticut School of Business, 2016
    Dissertation: Essays of Information Diffusion and Adverse Selection
  • MBA and M.S. Finance, Boston College, 2011
  • Bachelor’s, Business Administration, Bryant University, 2007


  • Best Paper Award - IABR and TLC Conferences, 2008
  • Best Honors Thesis - Bryant University, 2007
  • Humanitarian Service Award - U.S. Marine Corps Flood Relief in Albany, GA
  • Distinguished Graduate - Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center

His experience outside of teaching includes serving as an investment analyst for Amica Mutual Insurance, as well as a political and military analyst in the U.S. Army Reserve

Economics Department

Dr. Rachel ShaferDr. Rachel Shafer

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Illinois-Champaign, 2016
    Dissertation:  Robustness of Information Revelation Under Knightian Uncertainty
  • University of Tulsa
    B.S. in Economics and Mathematics, 2009


  • Robert E. Demarest Memorial Teaching Award 2012, 2013
  • Listed among Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students 2011-2012, 2014
  • Paul W. Boltz Fellowship 2015
  • Summer Student Fellow, AIER 2009, 2010
  • Prize for Student Paper, Southwestern Economics Association, 2009
  • University of Tulsa Outstanding Senior in Economics, 2008


Dr. Amanda CookDr. Amanda Cook


Ph.D. in Economics, Purdue University, 2016
Dissertation “Essays on Health and Industrial Organization”

  • M.S. in Economics - Graduate Program in Economic Development, Vanderbilt University, 2011
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Grinnell College, 2003


  • Purdue’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Ph.D. Student Service Award - Krannert Dean’s Office, 2014
  • Purdue’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2014
  • 2014 Purdue University Graduate School Summer Research Grant

Her teaching experience includes Purdue University and Vanderbilt University, and secondary mathematics in Massachusetts and Haiti.

Management Department

Dr. Ho Wook ShinDr. Ho Wook Shin


  • Ph.D., Major: Strategic Management, minor in international business, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2016
  • MHRLR, Michigan State University, 2012
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Korea University Business School, 2003


  • Participant, IM division Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2015

Besides teaching international business and strategic management and publishing research, Shin has industry experience as a researcher for the Korea Small Business Institute and the Korea Labor Institute New Paradigm Center.

Accounting and MIS Department

Alisa SuelzerAlisa Suelzer is a new accounting instructor and is a Certified Public Accountant.


  • MBA, Bowling Green State University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting, Bowling Green State University, 1992

Professional Experience

She has served in a variety of accounting positions at Owens Corning and at Arthur Andersen in Chicago and Toledo.

Dean’s Office

Joining the dean’s office as his administrative assist is Teri Sass who served as a senior secretary for the Chair of the BGSU English Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 05/13/2019 03:48PM