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Faculty Profiles

Business Administration department faculty contact and bio information


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Dr. John H. Batchelor
Position: Chair and Associate Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 308

Dr. John H. Batchelor's research looks at entrepreneurship, leadership, methods and organizational behavior as well as ethics, motivation and opportunity recognition. He examines aspects of gender, creativity, emotional intelligence, likelihood of success, and emotional labor.

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Dr. Gayle Baugh
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 315

Dr. Gayle Baugh has conducted in-depth research on careers, mentoring and gender and diversity in the workplace. Baugh has examined factors that go into careers – ways to establish authenticity, developmental relationships, and the impact of mentoring on both mentor and protégé.

Dr. Justin L. Davis
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 326

Dr. Justin L. Davis teaches and conducts research in several fields. His work at UWF has examined factors tying sports gambling markets to management, organizational ethics, social capital, and various aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation processes.

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Dr. Yong (Andy) Lu
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 313

Dr. Andy Lu teaches courses in cybersecurity and information systems. He conducts research in social networks, FinTech, and cybersecurity.

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Dr. Esmail Mohebbi
Position: Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Pensacola - Building 76A, Room 308

Dr. Esmail Mohebbi teaches courses in operations management and e-Business systems. His research interests fall within the realm of mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis of problems related to supply chain management and operations management of logistics systems.

Dr. Robert Perkins
Dr. Robert Perkins
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 323

Dr. Robert Perkins has both academic and industry experience. His current research investigates the growth of start-up firms, behavioral perspectives on fraud, leadership at different organizational stages, entrepreneurial branding, organizational change and leadership.

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Dr. Randall Craig Reid
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 321

Dr. Randall Craig Reid teaches data communication, data security, management science, decision support systems, and the introductory information systems course.

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Dr. Lauren L. Rich
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Building 74 Office 311

Dr. Lauren L. Rich teaches courses in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. She has developed a measure of organizational culture and proposed a multi-level framework for studying the indirect influence of organizational culture on individual work behavior.

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Dr. Marian Schultz
Position: Professor - 4/464
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  FWB - Building 4, Room 464

Dr. Marian Schultz has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers on numerous subjects. Recent research examined “Career Management of Fire Service Personnel” and women in a traditionally male field, “Does the Fire Station have a Glass Ceiling? Perceptions of Female Firefighters.”

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Dr. Steven (LT) Snyder
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 317

Dr. Steven J. Snyder conducts research in Ethics and Decision Making; Business Strategy, and War-Gaming Simulation; and Multimedia and Student Learning. Snyder, a longtime military officer, has made frequent presentations at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Dr. Shelby Solomon
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 327

Dr. Shelby Solomon is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of West Florida. He earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Louisiana State University in 2017. Prior to teaching at UWF, Shelby taught courses at LSU and Roger Williams University.

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Helen Soter
Position: Instructor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 311

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Dr. June (Jun) Wei
Position: Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 325

Dr. June (Jun) Wei's research covers information security and human behavior on Internet commerce, enterprise information systems development, and human information processing for cognitive tasks analysis. 

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Dr. Julie Ann Stuart Williams
Position: Professor
  • Department: Business Administration
  • Office Location:  Bldg 76A Room 328

Dr. Julie Ann Stuart Williams has conducted research on recycling, open-access scheduling systems and ways to assess and improve student learning. Her research includes studies of bulk recycling, “reverse production” and electronics recycling.

Adjunct Faculty

Management and MIS department adjunct faculty contact and bio information


Dan Cavanaugh

Kenny O'Connor

Jerry York

  • Faculty Associate
  • Department: Business Administration
  • phone8504742316
  • emailjyork@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Bldg 76A Room 316