Five new faculty members joined the UNL College of Business Administration this fall.
Dr. Scott Seavey, assistant professor in the School of Accountancy, is a CPA who practiced accounting and will bring real world applications to the classroom. His research focus is in auditing and he is a member of the auditing section of the American Accounting Association. He received his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia, his master’s degree in professional accountancy from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and his bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Paul Tanyi, assistant professor in the School of Accountancy, is originally from Cameroon and received his Ph.D. from Florida International University. He brings a unique international perspective that is critical for accounting education with the pending implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards. Teaching specializations include financial and international accounting and auditing. He earned his MBA and a master’s degrees from Illinois State University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Buea in Cameroon.
Dr. Paul Savory, professor of operations and supply chain management, has a strong background in industrial engineering, supply chain integration and management, and quantitative data analysis. He has published in the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, Computers and Industrial Engineering and many others. Savory received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and his masters and bachelor’s degrees in operations research/statistics from Oregon State University.
Dr. Demet Batur, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management, received her Ph.D. and master’s degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include computer simulations and applications, and ranking and selecting procedures. Her research has appeared in the European Journal of Operations Research, Operations Research Letters and others. She earned her bachelor’s degrees from Marmara University in Istabul, Turkey.
Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne is FirsTier Banks Distinguished Professor of Business and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. She has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology and many others. Her research has been featured in Inc. Magazine, The Financial Times, Businessweek, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Welbourne has taught at Cornell University, University of Michigan and University of Southern California. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Colorado-Boulder.