Instructor of Finance & Director of Undergraduate Business Programs
Ms. Black joined the College of Business in 2014. She spent 10 years working in the banking industry before coming to West Texas A&M University. Her teaching areas include Introduction to Personal Finance and Real Estate Finance.
Dr. Sharon Burnett
Associate Professor & Edwards Professor of Accounting
Dr. Burnett returned to WT in 2013. She originally served as an assistant and was promoted to associate professor from 2000-2007. Dr. Burnett teaches Accounting for Decision Making, Cost Accounting, and Accounting Information Systems courses.
Instructor of Accounting and Healthcare Management
"Education should be thought of as a life-long trust fund in which, over the years, you should always strive to make more deposits than withdrawals!."
Dr. De'Arno De'Armond
Associate Professor of Finance& Edwards Professor of Financial Planning
"It has been said, 'People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.' I love walking into a classroom. It is an honor to share ideas and concepts in the learning environment with tomorrow's leaders."
Adjunct Instructor of Economics
“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” - Theodore Roosevelt
Dr. Neil Meredith
Assistant Professor of Economics
"By pursuing his own interest [man] frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it." –Adam Smith
Dr. J. Patrick O'Brien
University President, CEO, Professor of Economics
Dr. Jim Owens
Professor of Finance & Hodges Professor of Corporate Governance
"Teaching finance is enjoyable because it impacts virtually every facet of every student's life. While the specific topic may involve corporate finance, the student is involved since they can quickly see how the concepts apply to their own lives. To quote Will Durant: 'People who manage people manage people who manage things; people who manage money manage everything.'"
Dr. Rex Pjesky
Associate Dean of the Graduate School & Associate Professor of Economics
"...And very often the influence exerted on a person's character by the amount of his income is hardly less, if it is less, than that exerted by the way in which it is earned."--Alfred Marshall
Dr. Darlene Pulliam
Professor of Accounting, McCray Professor of Business, and Regents Professor
"Success in life is the result of hard work and persistance. If you are not working hard and maybe even struggling at whatever you are doing, you are not reaching your potential. Coasting is not acceptable."
Part-time Instructor of Finance & Economics
“Economics surrounds us and guides our daily existence in a constantly changing environment.My goal is to provide students with a practical business perspective of economics, and to encourage them to appreciate the everyday applications of its principles.”
Dr. Duane Rosa
Professor of Economics
"Students that enroll in one of my classes can expect to be actively involved in the subject matter of the course. It is my hope that students acquire not only essential course content, but hopefully will adopt an appreciation for learning that will stay with them a lifetime."
Dr. Ian Strachan
Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr. Strachan joined the College of Business in 2014. His teaching areas include International Economics, Industrial Organization, and Law & Economics. His research includes "Breaking Up is Hard to Do: The Resilience of the Rock Group as an Organizational Form for Creating Music" published in Journal of Cultural Economics.
Dr. Anne Macy Terry
Edwards Professor of Finance
"I chose finance and economics because I love that it is a mixture of the practical and the theoretical. The central theme is "how do people and firms make optimal decisions?" The decisions exist in a world with competing goals and constraints. The answer is different every day and with every group of decision-makers. "
Dr. Neil Terry
Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Economics
"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability"---Henry Ford
E. Jean Walker
Instructor of Finance, SIFE Sam Walton Fellow and Miller Professor of Entrepreneurship
"College is an exciting, life-changing experience for students, and seeing that growth first-hand is the best part of teaching at WTAMU."