Oregon State University's College of Business MBA faculty are dedicated to providing students with the best educational experience possible while preparing them for the post-diploma world. Faculty in the business analytics MBA program include:
Amy Bourne, Ph.D., M.S.
Dr. Bourne is a senior instructor of accounting in the College of Business. She is a licensed CPA in Texas and was a university educator there before joining the faculty at Oregon State in 2007. Her research focus is on teaching and teaching styles. She teaches on campus and online for OSU and incorporates what she learns from each format and applies it to the other, with a keen eye for new technologies and ideas on pedagogy. Read more about Amy Bourne.
Byron Marshall, Ph.D., MBA
Byron's research interests emphasize the reuse of organizational data in informal node-link knowledge representations to support analysis tasks. Previous work includes applications in bioinformatics, business intelligence, digital library, law enforcement and education. Byron has 13 years of dynamic industry experience designing, creating and using computer systems in the cotton industry.
V.T. Raja, Ph.D.
Dr. Raja is an instructor of business information systems in the College of Business. His current research interests include the areas of virtual collaboration and legal aspects of cloud computing.
Inara Scott, J.D., M.S.
Inara practiced law for over a decade before joining the faculty at Oregon State. In private practice, she represented clients on matters including general corporate, environmental and business law before specializing in energy law and utility regulation. Her research at OSU centers on clean energy, the electric power system, legal and policy implications of climate change and sustainability in business.
Bin Zhu, Ph.D., M.S.
Dr. Zhu is an associate professor of business information systems in the College of Business. Her research interests include business intelligence, information analysis, social network, human-computer interaction, information visualization, computer-mediated communication and knowledge management systems. Some of her teaching interests include database analysis and design, telecommunication, web technology, business programming and data structure and algorithms.
Not only do College of Business faculty teach, but they also conduct research, which has real-world implications that helps the economy thrive in Oregon and beyond. Visit the college's faculty research page to see work published in recent years.