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MBL Faculty & Staff

Our faculty publish in premier journals, have spent decades practicing business in the real world and uniquely value the human connections. They will take the time to learn your name, advocate for you and be an invaluable resource throughout your academic and professional career. Our instructors are evaluated not only on the richness of their knowledge and teaching, but also on the content of their character. Along with full-time faculty, the Whitworth MBL also proudly employs a select group of Instructional Practitioners, business professionals who bring a wealth of experiential knowledge, industry connections and professional resources to your classroom.


Robert Buckham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Richard Cloutier, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Todd Friends, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
International Business

Robin Henager, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Dean

Dawn Keig, DBA

Associate Professor
Strategic Management

Doug Laher, DBA

Senior Lecturer

Economics, Finance

Michelle Li-Kuehne, DBA, CPA

Assistant Professor

J. Scott Miller, J.D.

Senior Lecturer

Business Law

Vange Ocasio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Kevin Parker, MBA

Visiting Instructor


David Sloan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department Chair

Zach Sun

Assistant Professor
Business Analytics, Management

Adjunct Faculty

Heather Graham

Senior HR Business Partner
Premera Blue Cross

Nicolle Hansen

Women’s Business Center Manager
SNAP Financial Access

Kevin Hopper

Director of Learning and Development
Dutch Bros Coffee

Josh King

Managing Member
Tinderbox Marketing

Daniel Mahoney

Executive Coach
Former CEO, Hitachi Semiconductor America, Inc.

Robert Siddoway

Vice President, Retired
U.S. Bank


Jeff Sloan

Va-Tran Systems

Michael Truex

Manager, GPSS Project Management



Sinéad Voorhees, M.S.

Assistant Dean
Graduate Studies in Business
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Kimberly Ortiz, MBA

Associate Director,
Graduate Studies in Business
U-District Campus