Business and Accounting Faculty


Ricardo Cunningham
Ricardo Cunningham
Director of Master in Management/Domestic and International MBA Programs
Department Head, Business & Accounting

DBA, Anderson University
MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University
BA, Anderson University



Office Phone: 563.589.3728
E-mail: rcunning@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 111 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322
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Ricardo serves as the Department Head of the Business and Accounting Department and teaches courses in management. He brings over ten years of practical business experience with the majority in the realm of real estate finance; and has most recently worked for the United States Air Force as a technical trainer. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Anderson University, an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and his BA from Anderson University. His research areas include organizational culture and human resources.


David Birkett
David Birkett
Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting

MBA, Xavier University, Industrial Relations
BA, Xavier University, French

Office Phone: 563.589.3241
E-mail: dbirkett@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 110 Charles and Romona Myers Center
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David went to Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he received his BA in French and MBA in Industrial Relations. David worked for the Bemis Company for 30 years as a Plant Manager for six different packaging, converting and graphics plants before being promoted to President of MacKay Inc., a wholly owned division of Bemis in 2002.  At the University of Dubuque, David is involved with the Enactus program (formerly Students in Free Enterprise.)


Carolyn Bonifas Kelly
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly
Adjunct Professor

MA - Public Communications, American University BA - Political Science/Communication Studies, University of Iowa

E-mail: CBonifas@dbq.edu 

S. Joie Brooks
S. Joie Brooks
Graduate Assistant


E-mail: Sbrooks@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Sam Deaver
Sam Deaver
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Business

MBA, University of Dubuque
BS, Peru State College



Office Phone: 563.589.3709
E-mail: sdeaver@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Linda Flannery
Linda Flannery
Adjunct Business Faculty

MBA, University of Dubuque



E-mail: lflannery@dbq.edu 

Dalton Garst
Dalton Garst
Graduate Assistant


E-mail: dgarst@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Dennis George
Dennis George
Associate Professor of Accounting
Director of Summer School Program

MBA, University of Dubuque; Business Administration
BA, Loras College; Accounting

Office Phone: 563.589.3192
E-mail: dgeorge@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 108 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322
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Dennis teaches courses in accounting and finance. He has 20 years of applied industry experiences in various financial and management positions including CFO of a publicly traded technology company. Dennis has special interest in leveraging his vast financial and technological experience by incorporating technology into the class room.  He earned his MBA at the University of Dubuque and BA in accounting from Loras College.


Benjamin Hamel
Benjamin Hamel
Adjunct Business Faculty

JD, Drake University
BA, Luther College

Office Phone: 563.589.3709
E-mail: bhamel@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Molly Hein
Molly Hein
Adjunct Business Faculty

Ed.D, University of Phoenix MS, Western Illinois University BA, Loras College

Office Phone: 563.589.3709
E-mail: mhein@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Hala Hilal
Hala Hilal
Business and Math Tutor
Saudi Arabian Student Counselor

Master Degree in Financial Markets, The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences
BS, Aleppo University; Marketing



E-mail: hhilal@dbq.edu 

David Hudson
David Hudson
Adjunct Business Faculty

MBA, University of Dubuque
BS, DeVry University

Office Phone: 563.589.3709
E-mail: dhudson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center

Alan Jirkovsky
Alan Jirkovsky
Adjunct Business Faculty

MBA, University of Illinois
BS, University of Illinois

Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: ajirkovsky@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 114 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184

Liza Johnson
Liza Johnson
Assistant Director to the President for Diamond

MAOM, Ashford University
MA, St. Xavier University
BA, Loras College

Office Phone: 563.589.3332
E-mail: ldjohnson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 309 Van Vliet Hall
Fax: 563.589.3419

Craig Marty
Craig Marty
Associate Professor of Business

MBA, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Office Phone: 563.589.3250
E-mail: cmarty@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 119 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322
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Craig teaches courses in marketing and marketing communication.  Prior to coming to the University of Dubuque in 2007, Craig had twenty-plus years of experience in various marketing and sales management positions for a Fortune 100 company.  He earned his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a triple major in political science, history and geography.


Linda McKeag
Linda McKeag
Assistant Professor of Accounting

CPA, State of Minnesota
MBA, St. Thomas University
BS, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse



Office Phone: 563.589.3256
E-mail: lmckeag@dbq.edu 
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Linda McKeag teaches courses in accounting.  She earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas & her BS in Accounting  from the University of Wisconsin -  LaC rosse. She has taught various accounting courses at St. Norbert College, Lakeland College, Concordia College, Augsburg College, the University of St. Thomas, & Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis.  She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has held positions in Internal Audit & Financial Accounting in both the retail & banking industries and as  a Financial Analyst in the banking industry.


Maria O. Morris
Maria O. Morris
Adjunct Professor

MBA, University of Colorado-Denver
BS, Metropolitan State University-Denver



E-mail: Momorris@dbq.edu 

Jean Nachtman
Jean Nachtman
Adjunct Business Faculty

MBA, CPA, CPFO

E-mail: jnachtman@dbq.edu 

Erica Scheidecker
Erica Scheidecker
Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting

CPA, State of Iowa & Illinois
MAS, Northern Illinois University
BS, Iowa State University

Office Phone: 563.589.3729
E-mail: escheidecker@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 107 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184
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Erica teaches courses in accounting. She earned her Masters of Accounting Science (M.A.S.) from Northern Illinois and a B.S. in psychology from Iowa State. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has extensive work experience in public accounting focused primarily on income tax.


Rafic Sinno
Rafic Sinno
Assistant Professor of Business

MBA, University of Dubuque, Business Administration
BA, Clarke University, Communications

Office Phone: 563.589.3193
E-mail: rsinno@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 106 Charles & Romona Myers Center
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Rafic is an experienced entrepreneur, author, teacher, motivational speaker, consultant and marketing professional.  Rafic established Sinno Communication, a family based business serving the Tri-State region with visual communication products and services.  As a teacher, Sinno teaches a variety of courses at the intersection of business and communication.  His passion for integrated marketing communication has led him to develop courses in web content and design, social media marketing, and web search and promotion.  He earned his MBA at the University of Dubuque and BA in communications from Clarke University.


Deepa (May) Sukumaran
Deepa (May) Sukumaran
Teaching Specialist in Business
Graduate Program Coordinator - MBA and MAC

MBA, University of Dubuque



Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: Dsukumaran@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 113 Charles & Romona Myers Center

James Sullivan
James Sullivan
Adjunct Business Faculty

MAC,University of Dubuque
BS, Loras College

Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: jsulliva@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322