Meet the Management Faculty

Oregon Tech management courses are taught by former corporate executives, industry managers, and CPAs who stay connected with workforce demands to give students a competitive advantage. They are also dedicated teachers with impressive academic credentials who give students plenty of individual attention.

 
 

Klamath Falls


Mark Ahalt

Mark Ahalt, Assistant Professor

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Mark Ahalt joined the Oregon Tech Management department in 2008. He contributes his experience in education and business start-ups to the Oregon Tech small business and entrepreneurship program. His entrepreneurial experience is in the hospitality and retail sectors in Klamath Falls and Ashland, OR. Mark serves the campus and community in a number of advisory and board roles. He has served on both the city and county planning commission, was a charter member of Friends of Moore Park and instrumental in the start-up, design and funding for Eagle Ridge Charter High School.

After 18 years as a secondary business, marketing and economics instructor, Mark found an encore career at Oregon Tech that has been an asset to our connection with the business community in Klamath Falls. He is currently licensed as a real estate broker in the State of Oregon. His degrees and certifications are in public administration, business management, economics and educational leadership. His previous schools attended are IUP, CSU-EB, SOU, and PSU. When he isn’t working on a community development project or building trails, he is most likely hunting or playing baseball with his son and their weimaraner, Disco.

Richard Bailey

Richard Bailey, Professor

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Richard Bailey, is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He enjoys teaching tax and financial accounting courses. This is where he feels the students gain valuable, relevant education for their futures in the accounting profession. Richard's interest in teaching comes from teaching an undergraduate accounting course while he was in graduate school. His professional work experience is in public accounting with the firms of KPMG and Peat Marwick.

Having grown up in Canada, Richard loves the outdoors, backpacking, fishing, and travel, especially to Alaska. He and his wife Sandra have four grown children and two grandchildren.

Sandra Bailey

Sandra Bailey, Director of Academic Excellence

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Sandra Bailey has taught a variety of courses at Oregon Tech. Sandra's favorite courses are Accounting courses but she also teaches Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, and Business Presentations to name a few. She is particularly skilled at presentation design. It was her father who encouraged Sandra to teach. Helping students "write their story" is the thing she likes best about teaching.

Having once lived in Hawaii, Guatemala, and Canada, Sandra loves to travel. Sandra holds a BS in Accounting from Utah State University with a minor is Business Administration. She has a Master's in Education from Oregon State University.

Sharon Beaudry

Sharon Beaudry, Assistant Professor

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Sharon Beaudry brings two decades of human resource experience to the Management Department at Oregon Tech. She previously held the position of Director of Human Resources at Colby-Sawyer College in NH and Philharmonic Center for the Arts in FL, and also worked in HR specialist roles in the areas of risk management, benefits and corporate training.

Sharon has been teaching since 2008 and her teaching and research interests include business and employment law, human resources, human capital efficiency, compensation and benefit design, data-driven decision-making and gamification. She also enjoys curriculum design and was the co-creator of the Leadership and HR Certificate programs at her prior institution. She has a B.S. degree from College of New Rochelle, a M.B.A. with a concentration in HR from Northcentral University, a Law degree from Northwestern CA University and is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional.

When not teaching, Sharon enjoys working around her home and spending time with her family.

Don DaSaro

Don DaSaro, Assistant Professor

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Don DaSaro; Graduated from the Missouri School of Mines at Rolla with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and completed an MBA (Finance) at Marymount University in Virginia. Retired from a 41-year career with Caterpillar in marketing, sales operations, various management levels and human resources in Asia (28 years), Latin America and Washington DC. Foreign languages include Indonesian, Malaysian and some Spanish.

While in Washington, D.C., Don was an advisor on trade to various committees and business councils, including the U.S.-China Business Council, U.S.-Vietnam Business Council, Sustainability Forest Committee of the Smithsonian Organization (now called the Tropical Forest Foundation), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on lifting the Vietnam Embargo and was part of the U.N.'s mine clearing effort on the ground in Cambodia.

Jeff Dickson

Jeff Dickson, Associate Professor

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Jeff Dickson comes to the Management Department with a background in Health Informatics. After graduating from Oregon Tech with a B.S. in Management Information Systems and an M.B.A. from Southern Oregon University, Jeff worked as a Chief Information Officer in a medical practice. Jeff brings his industry experience back to Oregon Tech where he enjoys teaching students how the concepts learned in the classroom have practical applications in the workplace.

Fishing, hunting, and gardening are among the list of things Jeff loves doing.

Margaret Huntley

Margaret Huntley, Emeritus Professor

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Maggie Huntley started teaching 38 years ago and now holds the honor of Faculty Emeritus. Although "retired," Maggie continues to teach in the Management Department covering the principles of management as well as database management and software applications. What started Maggie teaching was an exceptional experience during her own education with teachers who were inspirational mentors to her. What keeps Maggie teaching is the interaction with students. With every interaction Maggie says she learns something herself.

Lately Maggie has taken on the personal challenge of walking marathons. She has finished the Portland Marathon four years in a row. Add to that her 37 years of marriage and two grown children and you can appreciate what Maggie brings to the classroom.

John Jackson

John Jackson, Assistant Professor

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John Jackson joined Oregon Tech with 19 years of high-tech and entrepreneurial experience. His industry specialization is research, development, and design of original software and systems for plant automation, digital communications, machinery controls and systems integration. John has traveled nationally and internationally developing and implementing complex OEM systems. He was a regular guest speaker and panel member at industry trade shows and conventions. After his industry stint, John started a successful consulting business and co-founded a successful small business.

John holds an MS in Statistics and Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and a BBA in Computer Science and Quantitative Analysis from Baylor University. He taught Statistics, Computer Science, and Information Technology at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, and Maricopa Community Colleges before joining Oregon Tech.

Marla Miller

Marla Miller, Emeritus Faculty

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Marla Miller holds a M.S. degree in Managerial Communication from the University of Portland and a B.S. in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University. Before teaching, Marla worked in health care administration for nearly 20 years. She brings her health care management experience to the classroom where she teaches courses in health care management, and total quality management. As a certified professional in human resources management (PHRM), Marla also teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership, and controversial issues in management.

When not teaching, Marla enjoys camping with her husband, reading, hiking, and hanging out with her four cats.

Carmen Morgan

Carmen Morgan, Associate Professor

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Carmen has taught at Oregon Tech since 1989 in the areas of accounting and finance. Prior to that and during summers, she has worked in public accounting and in industry. Most recently, she has pursued training in the personal financial planning area and has recently taken and passed the Personal Financial Specialist (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) exam. She has an A.A.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Industrial Management from Oregon Tech. She also has an MBA from Portland State University.

Carmen is an Oregon licensed Certified Public Accountant and also holds the Certified Management Accountant and Certified in Financial Management certifications. When not teaching, Carmen enjoys being outside, traveling with family and friends, and sports.

Hallie Neupert

Hallie Neupert, Professor, Department Chair

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A native Coloradan, Hallie Neupert brings her experience in economics to the Management Department at Oregon Tech. Hallie joined the faculty at Oregon Tech in 1999 by way of North Carolina State University where she partnered with USDA to analyze the cost effectiveness of corporate farming practices and their environmental impacts on local communities. Her graduate research included a similar study of the impacts of dairy farming practices on the Florida Everglades.

Hallie’s current teaching interests include social and behavioral economics, current issues in macroeconomic theory and policy, organizational behavior, and cross-cultural management. Hallie holds a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College and a M.S. in agricultural and natural resource economics from the University of Arizona. She also recently spent a year in Leiden, the Netherlands, studying leadership theory and strategy and competition at Webster University. In addition to her faculty position in the Management Department at Oregon Tech, Hallie is passionate about assessment. She currently chairs Oregon Tech’s Assessment Commission and serves on IACBE’s Board of Directors, the Management Department’s accrediting agency.

When not teaching, Hallie enjoys spending time with her family in the garden or preparing a home cooked meal.

Pat Schaeffer

Pat Schaeffer, Associate Professor

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Pat Schaeffer joins the Management Department at Oregon Tech with 22 years of leadership and consulting in high-tech, health insurance and health care industries. He has most recently held the positions of Global Materials Director and Director of Lean Six Sigma at Seagate Technology, Business Process Director at UnitedHealth, and Lean Six Sigma Consultant for Sutter Health. His diverse professional background formerly includes consulting to Sony, DuPont, Apple, PeaceHealth, Oregon Medical Labs and Sutter Health.

His career includes experience internationally in Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and with European affiliates. He holds BS and MS degrees, and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with teaching interests in operations management, business performance improvement and business research methods. He has taught adjunct in the California and Oregon state university systems, and is currently a full-time Professor in the Department of Management at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls.

When not teaching, Pat enjoys playing guitar and guitar performance in all genres of music.

Kristy Weidman

Kristy Weidman, Assistant Professor

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Kristy Weidman has worked for Oregon Tech since 2007, first starting as an adjunct professor and then advancing to assistant professor. Kristy teaches marketing and management courses and brings years of experience working in both non-profit and for-profit sectors. Kristy has worked in advertising, sales, media coordinator/buyer, event planner, volunteer coordinator, video production, public affairs, and graphic design. She holds a Master of Arts from Thomas Edison State College, a Bachelor of Science from Oregon Tech, a journalism and broadcast rating from the Defense Information School (DINFOS), and recently completed a Marketing Strategy Certification program through Cornell University. It’s not uncommon to see Kristy taking classes on campus—she continually audits at least one class a quarter. She feels it is important to remain relevant and to continually learn new things.

Kristy serves on two active boards, numerous committees, and volunteers throughout the community. Currently, she is a board member with Discover Klamath (where she also serves on the marketing committee); serves as the newly appointed Secretary for Klamath Basin Youth Without Borders (KBYWB); serves on the Oregon Tech management marketing sub-committee, and the Klamath County Tourism Grant committee.

Kristy has traveled on two humanitarian trips abroad—one to Tanzania Africa with Oregon Tech’s Engineers Without Borders and the other with Habitat for Humanity to Trinidad. Kristy has been happily married for over 15 years to a corporate pilot, has two children, and thoroughly enjoys the outdoors. Her favorite activity is to take her rambunctious Jack Russell, Mogley, on Hogsback for their daily hikes.

 

Wilsonville


Grant Kirby

Grant Kirby, Associate Professor

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Grant Kirby, a 1987 Computer Science graduate of Oregon Tech, joined the Management faculty after 16 years working in the high-tech industry. His industry career included working as a Systems Engineer and a Product Marketing Engineer at Intel. Grant brings his expertise to the classroom and functions as Program Director for Information Technology and Operations Management degrees in Portland.

Grant loves teaching classes that engage the students in active participation. He says he enjoys seeing that "breakthrough" moment in the classroom. When not teaching, you can find Grant doing woodwork, landscaping or backpacking in the woods near his home. Grant holds an MBA from University of Oregon and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Systems Science at Portland State University.

Mike Pierce

Mike Pierce, Associate Professor

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Mike Pierce has professional experience spanning a variety of areas that include engineering consulting; project, operations and maintenance management; Rocky Mountain coal mining; and Alaskan oil. Dr. Pierce’s experience includes both the strategic perspective and day-to-day involvement with operational, maintenance, and project-focused initiatives. Mike's interdisciplinary approaches are derived from a breadth of role perspectives, such as working with: large corporations and small companies; start-up organizations and established corporations; the private sector, governmental institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. The development of problem solving and innovation skills has been supported by academic research to inform and balance the lessons learned through experience and practice. Dr. Pierce earned the rank of Professor as a tenured faculty member at Eastern Oregon University teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate level Business courses, offering learning opportunities within on-campus, hybrid and on-line modalities.

Mike holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, an MBA from Alaska Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. He is excited to be a full time faculty member at Oregon Tech working with top-notch folks including faculty, staff, community members and especially students.

Kris Rosenberg

Kris Rosenberg, Emeritus Professor

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Kristopher Rosenberg is an Assistant Professor and serves as the Program Director for the Information Technology and Cybersecurity Programs. He teaches courses in information security, networking, system administration and computer forensics. Prof. Rosenberg also oversees the university’s Enterprise Technology Lab which provides a private cloud infrastructure used to give students hands-on access to a wide range of enterprise class hardware and software and experience working in a real data center environment.

Prof. Rosenberg joined Oregon Tech in 2014 after working for over 15 years as a senior IT executive (CIO, CTO, CISO) in a variety of industries. His main areas of expertise include information security, network engineering, and IT service management. He holds a B.S. in Information Technology, an M.S. in Information Technology Management along with a wide variety of industry certifications in networking, security and systems administration.

Maureen Sevigny

Maureen Sevigny, Distance Ed Program Director

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Maureen Sevigny joined the Management Department at Oregon Tech in 1995 after completing her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Maryland. Maureen was instrumental in developing Oregon Tech’s BAS in Technology and Management degree which helps students with technical associate degrees complete a bachelor's degree. She holds a BA in history from Barnard College, an MBA from New York University and she also completed a year of graduate coursework in city and regional planning at Clemson University. Following her MBA, Maureen worked as a management trainee at Citibank and as a commodity research manager for M&M/Mars candies forecasting commodity prices. She has also worked in transportation consulting for Cambridge Systematics in Washington, DC and as a consultant in home performance upgrades for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

An avid long-distance bicyclist, Maureen served as a member of the Governor-appointed Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee from 2005-2013. When not teaching, enjoys cycling, cooking, and helping local communities improve their bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

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