Business: Faculty and Staff

Business: Faculty and Staff


Wendy Bailey. 2021. B.A., Washington University St Louis; M.B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; and Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (Accounting)

Dee Birnbaum. 1991. B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.B.A., Baruch College; M. Phil. and Ph.D., City University of New York. (General management, human resource management)
Kayla D. Booker. 2015. Co-Director, M.S. in Accounting Program. B.B.A., M.P.A., and Ph.D., Jackson State University. CPA. (Accountancy)
Sujan M. Dan. 2013. B.Tech, Kerala University, India; M.S. and Ph.D., Texas A&M University. (Marketing)

Denis Khantimirov. 2015. B.A., North Ossetian State University, Russia; M.B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Old Dominion University. (Marketing) 
Kelly P. Weeks. 2015. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A. and Ph.D., The University of Memphis. (Management)
Andrey Zagorchev. 2013. Co-Director, M.S. in Accounting Program. B.S., M.S., Plovdiv University, Bulgaria; M.B.A., Wright State University; Ph.D., Lehigh University. (Finance)



Jade O. Planchon. 2012. B.A., Rhodes College; M.B.A., Columbia University; 2018. Ph.D., University of Memphis. (Finance)


Milton L. Lovell. 2003. B.S. and J.D., University of Mississippi. LL.M., New York University School of Law. CFO and General Counsel, NexAir, LLC. (Accountancy, taxation)



Margaret O. Lovell. 2017. B.A., Spring Hill College; M.S., Mississippi State University. CPA. (Accountancy)


BJ Barr. B. and M., University of Mississippi; Manager Financial Analysis, nexAir, LLC. (Accountancy)
Sarah A. Cate. B.A., Hendrix College; M.S. University of Memphis. (Accountancy)
Heather Jamerson. 2008. B.S., Montreat College; M.T.S. and Ph.D., Emory University. (Entrepreneurship)
Steve Zatechka. 2018. B.S. and M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.B.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center; Chief Science Officer, US Biologic. (Entrepreneurship)


Hannah Guess. 2020. Departmental Assistant. B.A. and M.A., University of Memphis.



The Department of Business offers a major in Business. There are two tracks within the Business major: General Business and International Business. In addition, an Interdisciplinary major is offered in Economics/Business.

Master of Science in Accounting. A more concentrated study of accounting may be undertaken in the M.S. in Accounting Program offered by the Department of Business. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in the Department of Business and/or have taken the appropriate accounting courses can finish the requirements of the M.S. in Accounting degree in two additional semesters of study.