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WSU Tri-Cities Business Faculty and Staff

WSU Tri-Cities is a campus of Washington State University, which shares one central administration and one faculty. The business faculty and staff and 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.

Tim Baker
Tim BakerAssociate 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 Assistant Professor, ManagementFloyd 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 HammondAssistant Professor, Hospitality Business ManagementFloyd 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 HarringtonProfessor, 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 MarloweClinical Assistant Professor, Hospitality Business ManagementFloyd 207E509-372-7436Byron Marlowe, Ph.D. received his Doctorate in Philosophy with a concentration in Hospitality Management from Iowa State University. Byron coordinates Washington State University’s Wine Beverage Business Management program and is faculty in the Carson College of Business, School of Hospitality Business Management. Byron also holds visiting lecturer/professor positions at University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Harz, Institut Paul Bocuse and Castello Sonnino Field Study. Byron’s teaching background is from Southern Oregon University where he was previously Sr. Instructor and Hospitality and Tourism Coordinator in their School of Business. Byron is developing his own academic literature on hospitality and tourism as a researcher with multiple peer reviewed academic contributions to the science.
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Paul SkiltonAssociate Professor, ManagementFloyd 207G509-372-7240Paul 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.
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Maria Luisa RodriguezAcademic Support Staff, Carson College of BusinessCIC 201C509-372-7132
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