The biggest source of professional pride and fulfillment for our faculty is their opportunity to play a key role in the development of students. Our professors’ doors are always open, and they work diligently to know every student in a meaningful way. They understand fully that the Greehey School of Business exists purely to serve our students to the best of our abilities. Our faculty work hard to transform our students’ lives and empower them to build a better world. As a result, they provide our students with a welcoming and challenging environment that combines excellence in business education with a focus on faith, values and service.

We invite you to reach out to our professors who teach in areas of interest to you.

Valerie Ballesteros, D.B.A.
Cody Cox, Ph.D.
Violeta Díaz, Ph.D.
Diane Dowdell
Klavdia Ballard Evans, Ph.D.
K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D.
Jeremy Grace
Teri Grimmer, D.B.A.
Denada Ibrushi, Ph.D.
Barclay James, Ph.D.
Donna James-Spruce
Jeffrey E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Mathew Joseph, Ph.D.
Sung-Tae (Daniel) Kim, Ph.D.
Hong-Hee Lee, Ph.D.
Seongbae Lim, Ph.D.
Zecong Ma, Ph.D.
Thomas Madison, Ph.D., CPA
Guillermo Martinez, J.D.
Rod Monger, Ph.D.
Eileen Wall Mullen, Ph.D.
Suzanne Oliva, LL.M., CPA
Rowena Ortiz-Walters, Ph.D.
Prasad Padmanabhan, Ph.D.
Sergio Palacios, Ph.D.
Mark B. Persellin, Ph.D.
Gregory Pool, Ph.D.
H. Richard Priesmeyer, Ph.D.
Gail Ribalta
Kent W. Royalty, LL.M.
Michael James Schaub, CPA
Gianfranco Semino
David W. Sommer, Ph.D.
Ajaya K. Swain, Ph.D.
Sharmistha Swain, Ph.D.
Stephanie G. Ward, Ph.D.
Jialin (Jolene) Zhao, Ph.D.

Meet our Professors

At the Greehey School of Business, we provide the best of the best for our students. Not only are our faculty members exceptional in the classroom, many of them have received awards, published articles in prestigious journals and received funding to further their scholarly research. Meet the 2021 Business Week outstanding faculty award winners.


2021 Outstanding Faculty in Teaching

David W. Sommer, Ph.D.

Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management
Professor of Finance

Jeremy M. Grace

Greehey MBA Programs Director

Guillermo Martinez, J.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing


1923 Commemorative Award For Outstanding Research

Sung-Tae (Daniel) Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance and Quantitative Management


Greehey School of Business Mission Award

Thomas Madison, Ph.D., CPA

Chair of the Department of Accounting
Ed Boyle Professor of Accounting

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