Southeastern Campus

Dr. Cyndi Baldi

Cyndi Baldi, Ph.D.

Title:  Assistant Professor

Location:  Garrett 43

Phone:  985/549-3078

Email:  Cindi.Baldi@selu.edu



Management, University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D., MBA); area of specialization is understanding how people come to identify with organizations; one pending book chapter on the topic of anticipatory organizational identification; consults in the area of organizational behavior in both private and public organizations of various sizes; on the advisory board of several businesses; started and operated a business in the motorcycle industry for 10 years prior to graduate education; teaches negotiation and management.


Dr. David Bowes


David Bowes, Ph.D.
Title:  Associate Professor

Location:   Garrett 53

Phone: 985/549-3098

Email:  dbowes@selu.edu



Economics, Georgia State University; primary fields in urban economics and environmental economics; prior to teaching full time worked as a research consultant in regional economic development in Cincinnati, Ohio; holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Trinity University and an M.B.A. from Tulane University; teaches economics.

Dr. Robert Braun


Robert Braun, Ph.D.

Title:  Professor

Location:  Garrett 04

Phone: 985/549-3599

Email: bbraun@selu.edu




Accounting, Louisiana State University; published numerous articles in leading academic, practitioner, and pedagogical journals; serves on the editorial board of a leading journal in accounting education; provides consulting and training services in ethics and decision-making; more than 20 years of university teaching experience; teaches auditing, ethics, and accounting.


Dr. Michael Budden

Michael Budden, Ph.D.

Title:  Professor

Location:  Garrett 064

Phone: 985/549-5155

Email: Michael.Budden@selu.edu



Marketing; University of Arkansas. Dr. Mike Budden teaches the graduate marketing course. Budden is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Southeastern and LSU. He brings 20 years of academic administration experience - 14 years as a Dean of Business – and 30 years of teaching to the classroom. His consulting includes work in banking, health care, professional associations, education and marketing research firms. Dr. Budden has over 200 publications including two books and he has made academic presentations in more than a dozen countries.



Samuel Cappel, D.B.A. 

Title:  Professor

Location:  Garrett 50

Phone:  985/549-3604

Email: scappel@selu.edu



Management; University of Memphis; Professor; consults in the areas of business management/strategy; has provided training programs for both public and private employers of various sizes; three years of full time experience in manufacturing; eight years of administrative experience in health care; qualified in Federal District court to offer expert testimony in the area of business management; teaches health care management.


Dr. Paul Carruth

Paul Carruth, Ph.D.

Title:  Professor

Location:  Garrett 44

Phone: 985/549-3598

Email: pcarruth@selu.edu



Accounting; Louisiana State University; Licensed CPA, State of Louisiana; Professor of Accounting; primary area of teaching and research is Cost/Managerial Accounting; member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.


Dr. Robert Cope

Robert Cope III, Ph.D.

Title:  Professor

Location:  Garrett 046

Phone: 985/549-3697

Email:  Robert.Cope@selu.edu



Information Systems and Decision Sciences; Louisiana State University. Teaches project management. His doctorate is in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from Louisiana State University, and he has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. Dr. Cope has published many articles in several peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.  Industry experience includes employment as an Underground Zone Technical Engineer with Houston Lighting & Power Company, Field Engineer with General Electric, consultant for Louisiana State University's Center for Energy Studies, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, and Acadian Consulting. Dr. Cope holds Professional Engineering Licenses in Electrical Engineering with the states of Texas and Louisiana.


Dr. John Cresson

John Cresson, Ph.D.

Title:  Associate Professor

Location:  Garrett 94D

Phone: 985/549-2146

Email: jcresson@selu.edu


Finance, Texas A&M University; B.S., Physics, Loyola University; Associate Professor; Director of the Executive MBA program; served as a consultant to various businesses, individuals, and organizations, including the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Oklahoma Society of Financial Analysts, and American Express Financial Advisors; published or presented more than twenty five papers; research interests in the areas of corporate and portfolio diversification, index mutual funds, and measures of risk; awarded most outstanding MBA faculty member by MBA students; taught Finance, MBA, and EMBA classes for seven years in Oklahoma before joining the faculty at Southeastern; teaches finance.


Dr. Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson, Ph.D.

Title:  Associate Professor

Location:  Garrett 94D

Phone: 985/549-2146

Email:  jay.johnson@selu.edu


Economics; University of Houston. Dr. Johnson teaches graduate Managerial Economics and Energy Economics.  His doctorate in Economics is from the University of Houston.  He also has an MBA from the University of Houston and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Mississippi.  Dr. Johnson studies energy and environmental economics, industrial organization, and applied microeconomics.  He has published several articles on these subjects and articles on teaching economic principles.  He has ten years of experience teaching economics as well as 15 years of experience in research, sales, and management in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries.


Dr. Rusty Juban

Rusty Juban, Ph.D.

Title:  Associate Professor

Location:  Garrett 09

Phone: 985/549-5930

Email: rjuban@selu.edu



Management; University of Texas at Arlington; Associate Professor; Department Head of Management; executive trainer for six years with the United States Department of Agriculture and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; consultant to various businesses and organizations including government and nonprofit agencies; specialized research and publication in employee behavior, human resources, and new workplace technologies; teaches management.


Dr. Mario Krenn

Mario Krenn, Ph.D.

Title:  Assistant Professor

Location:  Garrett 19

Phone: 985/549-3728

Email: Mario.Krenn@selu.edu



Management; Louisiana State University; Assistant Professor of Management; Dr. Krenn holds an MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University and an MS in Socio Economics from Johannes Kepler University (Austria). He has international consulting experience with private and public enterprises in the areas of logistics management (Czech Republic), health care management (Hungary), and industry experience as a business analyst for a multinational consumer electronics company (Central and Eastern European Markets). Dr. Krenn's research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, institutional theory, and management history. He regularly presents his research at the Academy of Management Meetings and received an outstanding paper award by the Academy of Management. He teaches Strategic Management.


Dr. Randall Setton

Randall Settoon, Ph.D.

Title:  Professor

Location:  Garrett 45

Phone: 985/549-3075




Management; Louisiana State University; Professor; former Dean of the College of Business; management consultant to various businesses and organizations, including hospitals and parish school boards; conducted workshops on the use of technology in distance education; work experience as computer programmer and consultant; designed a premier distance learning course in management principles; recipient of research awards, including the Outstanding Paper Award of the Southern Management Association.  



Dr. Waikar

Avinash Waikar, Ph.D.

Title:  Professor

Location:  Garrett 020

Phone: 985/549-3077

Email: awaiker@selu.edu


Statistics; University of Oklahoma; Professor; registered professional engineer with the Louisiana State Board of Professional Engineers; has approximately nine years of industrial/manufacturing experience in operations management; served as a consultant in the areas of operations management and statistics to businesses; published numerous journal articles in operations management and business; recipient of an Outstanding Paper Award; teaches statistics.




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