HOW WE ARE GOVERNED
The National Business and Economics Society is operated via a board of directors and set of corporate officers. We invite you to take some time to learn about our team and who they are.
Our goal is to broaden the expertise of business school academics and practitioners by promoting access to research and ideas in all disciplines.
Board of Directors
Dr. William Bommer, Chair
University of California – Fresno
William (Bill) Bommer (Chairman of the Board at NBES) is Professor of Management and Director of International Business Programs at the Craig School of Business, California State University at Fresno. Bill has published widely in the management and applied psychology with multiple articles appearing in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Bill is also an author for McGraw Hill Publishing having published multiple textbooks for the management and organizational behavior markets.
Dr. Charles Butler
Colorado State University
Charles Butler is a Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Butler teaches and conducts research in information technology (IT) and collaborates with information technology managers in developing improved IT management strategies and processes, software development methodologies, and metrics and quality assurance for traditional and object software. For fifteen years, he served in the role of Chief Software Scientist for McCabe & Associates in Columbia, Maryland and completed consulting engagements in over fifty Fortune 500 companies.
Dr. Dan Condon
Daniel Condon is Professor of Economics at Dominican University. Dan is widely viewed as both a teacher and a scholar. He has received teaching awards from the Brennan School of Business as well as the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the only professor in the history of Dominican University so honored. He has published several instructor’s manuals, a book and numerous journal articles. Condon’s peers have recognized his scholarly contributions, naming him to the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Economics Association.
Dr. Bridget Lyons
Sacred Heart University
Dr. Bridget Lyons, Professor of Finance at Sacred Heart University, integrates financial theory with over twenty years of experience in corporate finance, credit, financial modeling and valuation. In addition to her university responsibilities, she provides consulting and training services to the World Bank Group and a number of investment banks and hedge funds.
University of Southern California
Daniel O’Leary is a Professor at the University of Southern California, focusing on emerging technologies (e.g., Social Media and the Internet of Things), artificial intelligence, enterprise resource planning systems and knowledge management systems. Dan received his Ph. D. from Case Western Reserve University and his master’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is the former editor of IEEE Intelligent Systems and current editor of John Wiley’s Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management.
President – Kenneth Thorpe
Ken is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. He also directs the Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995.
Vice-President – James Dulebohn
Michigan State University
Jim is an associate professor and the associate director of Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations (SHRLR). His research interests include decision-making, teams, compensation, leadership, and social influence in organizations.
Secretary – Teri Butler
Colorado State University
Teri is an instructor with the College of Business at Colorado State University in the Computer Information Systems Department. Teri is responsible for the Microsoft training of all in-coming MBA students. In addition, she is an active consultant on various corporate software issues.
Treasurer – Michael Bond
University of Arizona
Mike is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance at the University of Arizona where he teaches a wide range of finance courses. He directs the Health Research Center at the James Madison Institute. He is also an active consultant and has advised numerous state governments on Medicaid reform.