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Alex Bolinger, Ph.D.

Professor of Management Idaho Central Credit Union Endowed Professor

Office: BA 433

(208) 282-6242

Ph.D., University of Utah
MBA, Idaho State University
MA, Idaho State University
BBA, Idaho State University

Dr. Bolinger’s research interests focus on groups and teams, negotiation, entrepreneurship, and employment in service professions. He is an advocate of active learning and student engagement with the community. He also created the “Make-a-Wish Challenge” at ISU and initiated an honors class where students work in teams to write a local history book that is published by Arcadia Publishing. Bolinger was voted by the Associated Students of ISU as the school’s “Professor of the Year” for the 2015-2016 school year.

Tyler Burch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Office: BA 444

(208) 282-3455

Ph.D., University of Washington
MS, University of Washington
MAcc, Brigham Young University
BS, Brigham Young University

Dr. Burch’s primary research interests include individual psychological withdrawal and embeddedness in and organization, the work-family interface, employee voice and pedagogical techniques. Dr. Burch is passionate about teaching courses related to organizational behavior, loves the outdoors, and is enamored with his wife Erin and their three children.

Yan Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Office: BA 440

(208) 282-2155

Ph.D., Rutgers University

MS, University of Illinois

BS, Renmin University of China

Yan Chen received her Ph.D in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from Rutgers University. Her research areas include compensation and benefits, workplace diversity, and strategic human resource management.

Dan Cravens, JD, DBA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management, Bengal Solutions Director

Office: BA 334

(208) 282-4694

DBA, Argosy University- Salt Lake City

JD, Gonzaga University School of Law

MA, Regent University

BA, Quincy University

Dr. Cravens is a native of Quincy, Illinois.  He graduated from Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.  He continued his education at Gonzaga University School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate.  After law school, he served as an executive for several years with a successful educational start-up company located in the Purdue University Research Park in West Lafayette, Indiana.  While serving as an executive he continued his education and received a Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in political management from Regent University.  After leaving the educational startup company Dr. Cravens served as an economist for the Idaho Department of Labor.  While at the Idaho Department of Labor pursued a Doctor of Business Administration from Argosy University - Salt Lake City.  He completed that degree in 2016, and has been with the College of Business since 2015.  In addition to his duties as the director of Bengal Solutions, Dr. Cravens teaches management courses related to organizational behavior, the legal environment of business, and entrepreneurship.

Dennis Krumwiede, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

Office: BA 429

(208) 282-3506

Ph.D., Kansas State University
MS, University of Colorado
BS, University of Nebraska

Dr. Krumwiede’s research focuses on Operations Management topics including Quality Management, Project Management, Theory of Constraints, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Supply Chain Management / logistics. His publications can be found in Operations and Case related peer reviewed Journals.

Greg Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

Office: BA 443

(208) 282-2856

Ph.D., University of Houston
MBA, University of Houston
MS, University of Central Texas
BA, Weber State University

Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on strategic management and entrepreneurship. Examples of recent
research include a study of diversification in small firms and a study of factors related to interest in
taking a course in entrepreneurship. Dr. Murphy has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in
strategic management, as well as undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship and business ethics.

Teri Peterson, Ed.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management

Office: BA 536

(208) 282-4861

Ed.D., Idaho State University
MS, Utah State University
MS, San Diego State University
BA, University of California

Dr. Peterson has been involved in independent consulting for other industries and has participated as an author in multiple papers and presentations addressing the statistical methods and results of the information theoretic approach to model selection. In working with researchers she has managed and guided the design of data files, construction of scales, and other aspects of data modeling. Dr. Peterson has worked extensively with researchers in the areas of marketing, economics, management, nursing, dental hygiene, pharmacy, physical therapy, health care administration and health education.

Jeff Street, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management, Director of CEED

Office: BA 335

(208) 282-3162

Ph.D., University of Georgia
MBA, University of Tennessee
BSME, East Tennessee State University

Dr. Street holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia. His areas of research and teaching bridge his dual interests in strategic management and operations management, particularly where processes and systems germane where operations management can be leveraged to achieve competitive advantage.

Neil Tocher, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Management and Marketing | Professor of Management

Office: BA 441

(208) 282-3588

Ph.D., Auburn University
MS, Auburn University
BS, Gonzaga University

Dr. Tocher’s primary research interests focus on the influence of social resources on entrepreneurial outcomes, the influence of human resource management practices on the performance of small and emerging firms, and case writing. Tocher has taught courses at the undergraduate and masters levels in entrepreneurship, venture consulting, strategic management, and organizational behavior.