MSBA Faculty

Profile image Dr. Uma Gupta

Director, M.Sc. in Business Analytics & Associate Professor

Academic Background: Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and MBA, University of Central Florida
MSBA Courses: Visualization, Principles of Business Analytics, Predictive, Prescriptive, Analytics Capstone, Data Governance, Business Processes
Work/Research Experience: Data Governance, Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence.


Profile image Dr. Frank Rudisill

Ph.D., Professor Management

Academic Background - Ph.D., Clemson University in Management Science/Operations Research
MSBA Courses: Prescriptive Analytics
Work Experience: 25 years of industry experience as a statistician and operations research manager at Duke Energy and Milliken & Company


Profile image Dr. Xiao Tang

Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Academic Background - Ph.D. in Management Science, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.
MSBA Courses: Introduction to Quantitative Methods and Optimization
Research Interests: information security, user acceptance, and knowledge management
Work Experience: Academic - teaching statistics and data analytics courses.


Profile image Dr. Sirajul Shibly

Assistant Professor, Marketing

Academic Background: Ph.D. in Management, Binghamton University, the State University of New York
MSBA Courses: Marketing Analytics
Work Experience: IDCOL (the largest financier of green infrastructure and renewable energy programs in Bangladesh) and Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.


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Dr. Thanh Nguyen

Assistant Professor, Finance

Academic Background: Ph.D. in Finance, University of South Florida Work Experience: Banking industry


Profile image Justin Travis

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Academic Background: Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, North Carolina State University
MSBA Courses: Big Data Analytics
Work Experience: Statistical & Research Analysts II, University of South Carolina Upstate, and Research Associate, The Occupational Information Network. Other experience includes teaching psychology and management.



Profile image Eric Hayler

Adjunct Instructor

Academic Background: Ph.D. in Solid State Inorganic Chemistry, Rutgers University
MSBA Courses: Predictive Analytics
Work Experience: Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, 20 years of Continuous Improvement and Quality experience at BMW Manufacturing and Amazon.


Profile image Shaun Wagner

Adjunct Instructor

Academic Background: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology
MSBA Courses: Database Management and Mining, and Programming Analytics
Work Experience: School of Medicine, University of South Carolina. Health Data, Database Design, Computer Security and Big Data Storage