Meet School of Business Faculty


Michelle Reiss, DBA, MBA

Chair, School of Business; Professor of Marketing

Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, Dr. Michelle Reiss has served as the Chair of the School of Business since 2005. Passionate about bringing real-world application to the classroom, Reiss’s diverse marketing expertise includes consumer behavior, the promotion of products and services utilizing both traditional and new technologies and the implementation of consumer research. Dr. Reiss provides expertise in higher education accreditation through her current and former roles as an IACBE Board of Commissioner and site visitor, and SACSCOC site visitor. Reiss also possesses private-sector experience in training and education with the American Red Cross and as a market research analyst and has been published in journals including Psychology and Marketing, the Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Accounting and Finance and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Robin Hinkle, PhD, MBA, MS

Director; Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Robin Hinkle is the director and assistant professor of the Master of Science in Business Communication (MSBC) program. In addition to teaching, Hinkle supervises day-to-day operations, including planning and implementing course curriculum for classroom and virtual environments, advising students, managing adjunct faculty and regulating program design and compliance with the university’s accrediting bodies. Hinkle previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville. Over the course of her career, Hinkle has acquired business, marketing, consulting and human resource experience with organizations including Humana, US Army Research Institute, SHPS, Inc. and ACS Healthcare Provider Solutions.


Regina Martin, EdD, MBA, MAC, CPA, CGMA

Assistant Professor of Accounting

A passionate educator, Dr. Regina Martin serves as assistant professor, teaching business computer applications and accounting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Regina’s professional background includes working as a systems development specialist and a paralegal. Additionally, as a practicing CPA, Martin brings real-world application to the classroom.  As a former intelligence operations specialist with the Air National Guard, Regina maintains professional memberships with the Institute of Management Accountants, the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, and she serves on a committee at the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Dishant Pandya, DBA, MBA, MA

Assistant Professor of Economics & Financial Planning

Dishant Pandya brings an expansive resume to the business faculty. With a doctorate degree in finance as well as an MBA in management and master’s degree in economics, Dr. Pandya is well prepared for the classroom. He believes in teaching theory with mathematical and practical applications. Dr. Pandya uses many current and relevant examples as possible and his research interests include corporate finance, personal finance, and teaching methodologies. In addition, Dr. Pandya is currently pursuing his CFP and AFC certificates in financial planning.

Ian A. Van Deventer, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Van Deventer teaches accounting and finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  He possesses nearly 20 years of experience working as an accountant and manager.  Much of his experience was gained in the lodging industry where he developed an aptitude for financial management and improving operations.  Dr. Van Deventer possesses an undergraduate degree in German, an MBA in finance, a second MBA in accounting and a Ph.D. in advanced accounting.  He pursues research interests in education, accounting and finance topics.  Dr. Van Deventer enjoys sharing his experiences in accounting and finance with students.  He strives to make complex topics easy for students to understand.

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