Master of Business Administration Faculty

Richard Birkenbeuel
Richard Birkenbeuel
Director of MBA Programs and Associate Professor of Business

MS, Illinois State BS, Illinois State



Office Phone: 563.589.3417
E-mail: rbirkenb@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 113 Charles & Romona Myers Center

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.)


Ricardo Cunningham
Ricardo Cunningham
Business & Accounting Department Head
Associate Professor of 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 Curry
David Curry
Adjunct Professor

Master of Arts in Communication



E-mail: dcurry@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Charles & Romona Myers Center
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15 years of Human Resources experience; 25 years in Marketing and Management.


Frederick Davis
Frederick Davis
Adjunct Faculty

Juris Doctor degree (J.D.)



Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: fdavis@dbq.edu 

Sara Ellert-Beck
Sara Ellert-Beck
Adjunct Faculty


Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: sellert@dbq.edu 

Linda Flannery
Linda Flannery
Adjunct Professor

MBA, University of Dubuque



E-mail: lflannery@dbq.edu 

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.


Gail Hayes
Gail Hayes
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

PhD, Nova Southeastern University; Computer & Information Systems
MA, Clarke College; Computer Applications in Education
BS, University of Iowa; Physical Education



Office Phone: 563.589.3349
E-mail: ghayes@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120 Severance Hall
Fax: 563.589.3416

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

David J. Kapler
David J. Kapler
Adjunct Business Faculty

JD, Rutgers University
MA, Marquette University
BA, Loras College


Kenneth LeGrand
Kenneth LeGrand
Adjunct Faculty

CPA MBA

Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: klegrand@dbq.edu 

Jana Livesay
Jana Livesay
Adjunct Business Faculty

Certified Community Banking Internal Auditor, 9/10, ICBA,
MBA, University of Dubuque
BS, Abilene Christian University

Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: jlivesay@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Comona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184

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.


Eric J. Munshower
Eric J. Munshower
Professor of Business & Accounting

PhD, Purdue University; Economics
BS, Saint John's University (MN); Biology

Office Phone: 563.589.3194
E-mail: emunshow@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 109 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3322
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Eric teaches courses in economics and techniques used in knowledge management. He holds a PhD in economics from Purdue University and a BS in biology from Saint John’s University in Minnesota. His research interests are in the general sphere of bio-business. More specifically, he is actively investigating issues related to organ donors and the allocation of organs in all economic levels of society. Eric received a Dean’s Teaching Award and was voted the Outstanding Graduate Instructor while completing his doctorate at Purdue University.


Beth Parkin
Beth Parkin
Business Administration and Graduate Program Coordinator

BA, Golden Gate University



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

Robert Reid
Robert Reid
Director of Master of Arts in Communication

PhD, University of Washington
MA, University of Washington
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
BA, Cal State - Fullerton

Office Phone: 563.589.3188
E-mail: rreid@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 310 Van Vliet Hall
Fax: 563.589.3690

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“My Scholarly project explores the communicative intersection between faith, identity, and voice. Some of my published works have looked at the rhetoric of religion expressed in ancient religious writings. Some of my work has explored the question of voice in contemporary religious discourse. And, as the director of a graduate education program in organizational leadership and communication, some of my work has explored how communities of faith engage questions of organizational leadership in congregations. In all of this my thought has always been shaped by the fundamental COM 101 question, “What do I want to have happen as a result of someone having heard what I have prepared to say?” The answer to that question I believe is at the heart of issues of voice, identity, and effectiveness.”

Professor Reid has served at the University of Dubuque since 2000. He is Head of the Communication Department and Director of the Master of Communication degree program in Organizational Communication & Leadership. He is ordained to the American Baptist Ministry (ABC/USA) and has served as the convener of the Rhetoric Working Group for the Academy of Homiletics since 2000.

His most recent books are The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching: Becoming Responsible for the Faith We Proclaim with Lucy Lind Hogan (Abingdon, 2012), Slow of Speech and Unclean Lips: Contemporary Images of Preaching (Cascade, 2010) and Connecting with Your Audience: Making Public Speaking Matter with Jenn Supple and Anne Marie Gruber (Kendall Hunt, 2010).Some of his recently published scholarly essays include, “Responding to Resistance during a Change Process,” in Transitions: Leading Churches through Change, Westminster John Knox: 2011; “Solzhenitsyn’s Christian Civilization Rhetoric: The Other ‘Prophetic’ Speech 30 Years Later” in And the Word Became Flesh: Studies in Scripture, Communication, and History in Memory of Michael W. Casey, Pickwick Publishers: 2009; and “A Rhetoric of Contemporary Christian Discourse.” The Journal of Communication and Religion, 31 (Fall 2008): 109-142.


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.


James Sullivan
James Sullivan
Adjunct Professor of Business

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

Beverly J. VanDerZyl
Beverly J. VanDerZyl
Adjunct Business Faculty

MAC, University of Dubuque
BS, Iowa State University

Office Phone: 563.589.3300
E-mail: bvanderz@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184