Management Faculty


Nathan_SteeleSept.2012Dr. Nathan Steele, Management Program chair
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University

Phone: (217) 206-7928Email:
Office: UHB-4063

Areas of Specialization: Power & Negotiation, Managing Organizational Behavior, Group Processes, Teamwork, Game Theory and Game Theoretic Paradigms (more)

Laurel NewmanDr. Laurel Newman
Director of CBM Online Programs
Associate Professor, Business Administration
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Phone: (217) 206-7931
Office: UHB 4072

Dr. KarriDr. Ranjan Karri
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Washington State University

Phone: (217) 206-7917
Office: UHB-4068

Areas of Specialization: Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics, and Strategic Management (more)  


Dr. O'NealDr. Donald E. O’Neal
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Phone: (217) 206-7932
Office: UHB-4062

Areas of Specialization: Strategic Management & Leadership, Organization Theory, Human Resource Management, Business Ethics and Managing Change (more)

Rigsbee6Dr. Carolee M. Rigsbee
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio

Phone: (217) 206-8254
Office: UHB 407

Area of Specialization: Strategic Management (more)

Donna Rogers SkowronskiDonna Rogers Skowronski, MEd., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Master of Education in Human Resources Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Phone: (217) 206-8264
Office: UHB-4073

Areas of Specialization: Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior (more)

Dr. Sudeep SharmaSudeep Sharma6

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Phone: (217) 206-8275
Office: UHB-4070

 Area of Specialization: Organizational Behavior, Conflict Management, and Human Resource Management

Research Interests: Negotiation, Personality and individual differences, Emotions in the work place, Power & status, and Psychometric test development and validation. (more)

Bruce Sommer Bruce Sommer
Visiting Instructor
Master of Business Administration, Whittemore School of Business and Economics at University of New Hampshire

Phone: (217) 206-6712
Office: UHB-4043

Areas of Specialization: Entrepreneurship, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Quantitative Methods, Emerging Business Start-ups and Early-Stage Venture Investing (more)

Dr. Benjamin Walsh Walsh Ben 2014 (4)
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Phone: (217) 206-8566
Office: UHB-4066

Areas of Specialization: Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior – Research Interests: Workplace mistreatment, training effectiveness, and organizational climate (more)