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WSU Tri-Cities is a campus of Washington State University, which shares one central administration and one faculty. The campus strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. As a campus of a land-grant institution, WSU Tri-Cities is committed to excellence in research, learning, and outreach to all constituents.
Faculty
Tim Baker
Tim BakerCollege of Business, Associate Professor, Decision ScienceFloyd 207P509-372-7277Tim Baker (1994), Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Ohio State University. Baker came to WSU Tri-Cities in 1999 from Bass Hotels and Resorts, where he was the revenue management research head. His key areas of research interest are service operations, especially pricing strategies; reverse logistics decision support systems.
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Jesus BravoClinical Associate Professor, Management and Faculty Coordinator for Mentorship ProgramFloyd 207J509-372-7331Jesus Bravo (2006), Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Illinois in Chicago. Bravo came to WSU Tri-Cities in 2011 from Arizona State University. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.
Rhonda Hammond
Rhonda HammondCollege of Business, Assistant Professor, Hospitality BusinessFloyd 207B509-372-7033Rhonda Hammond (2016) was most recently an Assistant Professor of Hospitality Innovation Management at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She earned her Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration from Texas Tech University and her research focus is in wine innovation diffusion. She has participated in the Academic of Wine Business Research Conference in Adelaide, South Australia and contributed to Dr. Harrington’s book Food and Wine Pairing: A Sensory Experience.
Robert Harrington
Robert HarringtonCarson College of Business, Professor, Hospitality Business ManagementFloyd 207R509-372-7487Bob Harrington (2001), Professor, received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Washington State University, Pullman. Harrington came to WSU Tri-Cities in 2015 from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where he was the 21st Century Endowed Chair in Hospitality. Given his background as an executive chef, his research and teaching interests are food and drink pairing relationships, innovation management in the hospitality field, co-creation of hospitality experiences and culinary & wine tourism strategies.
Kraig Jones
Kraig JonesInstructor, AccountingFloyd 207F509-372-7311Kraig Jones (1996), Instructor, received his Master of Accounting degree from Washington State University and is also a licensed CPA in the state of Washington. He joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2008 as an Adjunct Instructor while working as a Supervisor at LeMaster Daniels in Kennewick.
Byron Marlowe
Byron MarloweCarson College of Business, Instructor, Hospitality Business ManagementFloyd 207E509-372-7436Byron Marlowe (2011), Instructor, received his Master of Business Administration with concentration in Hospitality Management from Colorado Technical University – Denver. Byron’s teaching background from Southern Oregon University where he was recently Sr. Instructor and Hospitality and Tourism Coordinator in their School of Business. Byron is developing his own academic literature on wine hospitality and tourism as a researcher. Byron is currently enrolled as a PhD. student in Lodging and Foodservice Management at Iowa State University.
Donna Paul
Donna PaulAcademic DirectorFloyd 207N509-372-7233Donna L. Paul (2001), Associate Professor, received her Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Oregon. Dr. Paul came to WSU Tri-Cities in 2014 after spending 10 years as a faculty member on the WSU Pullman campus. Her research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, corporate investments, and dividend policy. She has received awards from both undergraduate and graduate students for excellence in teaching.
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Paul SkiltonAssociate Professor, ManagementFloyd 207G509-372-7240 Paul Skilton (1999), Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Arizona State University, Tempe. Skilton came to WSU Tri-Cities from the Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus in 2010. His research interests are concerned with relationships between creative project performance and team composition, and with project based careers in organizations like technology intensive firms.
Staff
Leah Drexler
Leah DrexlerAdministrative Assistant, College of BusinessFloyd 207A509-372-7132
Kristen Wilson
Kristen WilsonAcademic AdvisorFloyd 207D509-372-7614
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