Lubar EMBA


Lubar Executive MBA students are engaged and challenged in the classroom by Lubar faculty with significant experience working with an executive audience.  Top scholars in their fields, our EMBA faculty are adept at drawing out the managerial experiences and expertise of classmates to provide depth and texture to classroom discussions.

Layth C. Alwan, Associate Professor of Production & Operations Management
PhD, University of Chicago

With expertise in quality manageme.t issues, statistical quality control, and forecasting, Dr. Alwan teaches Data Analysis.

Paul Fischer, Leer Professor of Accounting
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Fischer’s specializes in in financial reporting issues and teaches Accounting Analysis and Control and Managerial Accounting courses.

Sarah Freeman, Associate Professor of Management

PhD, University of Michigan
As an expert in organization change and redesign, Dr. Freeman leads the course in Managing in a Dynamic Environment.

Richard Marcus, Associate Professor of Managerial Economics
PhD, University of Chicago

Dr. Marcus focuses on corporate economics, especially in the areas of international diversification, the impact of product recalls, and labor supply issues.  His course is Corporate Economics.

Michael McBain. Senior Lecturer in Finance

PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Dr. McBain’s expertise is in investments and portfolio management, as well as asset price and allocation decision research.  He leads the course in Corporate Finance.

Mark Mone, Professor of Management
PhD, Washington State University

Dr. Mone teaches the course in Managing People.  He specializes in performance management, goal-setting, leadership, creating positive organizational cultures, organizational decline, downsizing, retrenchment and turnaround, and research methods.

Purushottam Papatla, Associate Professor of Marketing

PhD, Northwestern University
With expertise in consumer satisfaction, online retailing, online reputation and consumer reviews, online promotions, and pricing, Dr. Papatla teaches the Marketing Strategy course and Digital Marketing elective.

Jude Rathburn, Lecturer in Management

PhD, Arizona State University
Dr. Rathburn leads the Executive MBA Integrative Management Projects and teaches the Strategy Formulation course.  She specializes in managerial cognition and its role in strategic leadership and executive succession, as well as the impact of cognition on organizational success and failure.

Margaret Shaffer, Richard C. Notebaert Distinguished Chair of International Business and Global Studies
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Shaffer is an expert in the understanding of cross-cultural experiences, especially in the areas of expatriate adjustment, performance, and life balance.  She teaches the International Business Management course and leads the International Residency.