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Davenport University Experts List

Donald W. Maine College of Business

Dr. Frank Novakowski 

Associate Dean, College of Business

  • New Program Development 
  • MBA & EMBA 
  • Risk Management/Insurance Education 
  • Management/Marketing 
  • International Education 
  • Operations in Management 

Michael Carey 
Department Chair, Marketing

  • American Marketing Association 
  • Marketing/Branding 

Dr. Marjolijn van der Velde 
Department Chair, Management

  • Human Resources 
  • Leadership 
  • Organizational Culture 
  • Organizational Behavior 

Deb Kiss 
Department Chair, Accounting & Finance

  • Accounting/Finance 
  • Forensic Accounting 
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program 
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA) 

Barb Craft 
Department Chair, Legal Studies

  • American Bar Association & Paralegal Program 
  • Estate Planning Services 
  • Civil Law & Personal Legal Services 
  • Courts & Court Jurisdiction 
  • Study Abroad 
  • Experiential and Service Learning 

Steven Prawdzik 
Associate Department Chair, Management

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Business Competition 
  • Sports Management Degree Programs 

Mike Kolacz 
Associate Department Chair, Management

  • Supply Chain 
  • Operations Management 

Tom Price 
Associate Department Chair, Finance

  • Financial Planning 
  • Retirement Planning 

Grant Lee 
Associate Chair, Accounting

  • Accounting 
  • Management Accounting 

Judy Knapp 
Accounting Honors Program Coordinator

  • Accounting 
  • Payroll Accounting 
  • Tax Expert 
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program 

Tim Bergsma 
Accounting Faculty

  • Accounting 
  • Management Accounting
  • Forensic Accounting 

Jack Cichy 
Faculty, College of Business

  • Leadership 
  • Corporate Responsibility 
  • Sustainability 

Dan Wilijanen 
Faculty, College of Business

  • Human Resources Programs 

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