Ten new faculty members joined the ranks at the College of Business and Economics at Boise State fall 2017. Spread across departments, these new faculty members bring a wealth of teaching and industry experience to the college.
Cristina Bailey, Assistant Professor, Department of Accountancy
Cristina received her PhD in accounting from Texas Tech University. Her teaching includes cost accounting and accounting information systems. Cristina’s research focuses on human capital and management decision making in the context of accounting performance. Before coming to Boise State, she spent two years at the University of New Hampshire as an assistant professor. She is a Certified Public Accountant (New Mexico) and worked six years as a systems accountant for a large Department of Energy contractor.
Jared Egginton, Assistant Professor, Department of Finance
Guido Giuntini, Lecturer, Department of Economics
Guido Giuntini is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at Boise State University. He has a master of science degree in applied economics from the University of North Dakota and has taught economics at Shady Side Academy, a college preparatory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for 12 years. During his tenure at Shady Side Academy, he created two new courses, one in behavioral economics and game theory, and one on the economics of poverty and discrimination, with a focus on gentrification.
His main areas of interests are microeconomics and the effects of economic factors in human behavior. His master thesis analyzed the factors affecting the demand for abortions in Pennsylvania between 2000 and 2010.
Some of his students’ work has been published in specialized publications including Earthtalk.org.
Nicholas Jones, Lecturer, Department of Management
Nicholas Jones received his MBA in entrepreneurship and marketing from the University of Notre Dame and his BBA in general business and human resource management from Boise State University.
Prior to joining Boise State University, Nicholas pursued his entrepreneurial passion full-time and built a number of companies here in Boise. His first post-MBA company was Bacon on a Stick, which currently operates in over 40 events across the northwest. Other business interests include event-based business Oriental Express, three game stores (All About Games), The Shave Shack at the corner of Brumback and 13th Street and a digital media company, Swift Impressions.
Nicholas is passionate about building entrepreneurship and leadership here in Boise, and he is excited to dedicate himself to Boise State University full-time. He teaches upper-division undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship, leadership and design thinking.
After all is said and done, Nicholas’ most enjoyable pastimes include playing board games with his friends and family, reading to/with his daughter and taking long hikes with his wife.
Najmeh Kamyabi, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Najmeh Kamyabi received her PhD in economics from Texas Tech University in 2017. Her research interests lie at the intersection of energy and environmental economics, industrial organization, and urban and regional economics. More specifically, she is interested in how consumers respond to nonlinear and dynamic pricing, firm pricing strategy, spatial correlations and clustering, and policy implications in energy and environmental economics.
Brian Knox, Assistant Professor, Department of Accountancy
Dan Rush, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management
Daniel Rush joined Boise State from the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado, where he was an assistant professor of computer information systems. Daniel’s PhD in business administration is from the University of Michigan, where he studied business information technology and was part of the Technology & Operations Department at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Research interests include the application of information systems to challenging interdisciplinary problems, with two recent emphasis areas including environmental sustainability and health IT. Prior to joining academia, Daniel worked for seven years in the health care, real estate, telecommunications, and high tech industries. A native of Idaho, Daniel’s undergraduate business degree is from the University of Idaho in management information systems and finance.
Anne Walker, Lecturer, Department of Economics
Anne received her PhD in economics from West Virginia University in May 2013, and her MBA from the University of Kansas in 2003. Anne’s research has examined the effects of resource dependence on long-run economic growth across counties in the Appalachian region, and how this relationship is influenced by educational attainment. Her research has been published in the Review of Regional Studies, Contemporary Economic Policy, and the Journal of Regional Science, and discussed in the Washington Post.
Before coming to Boise State, Anne was a visiting assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Colorado Denver for four years. She has also worked extensively in private industry as a project manager and business consultant. She currently teaches courses in both macroeconomics and microeconomics and will teach global economics in Boise State’s Professional MBA program.
Joann Wood, Lecturer, Department of Accountancy
JoAnn Wood is a lecturer of accountancy in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. She received her undergraduate degree in business/marketing education from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and a master of accountancy from Boise State University.
Previously, she has worked in several areas of the private sector, such as manufacturing, real estate, law, service and communication.
JoAnn currently teaches financial and cost accounting classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. She serves as a lead of the Professional Mentorship Program which introduces students to careers available in the accounting industry. She is looking forward to developing case studies that will help students have more real-life accounting experiences during their education.
JoAnn serves as the treasurer for the Idaho Suzuki Association, a local non-profit organization that teaches kids to play the piano and strings instruments through listening, repetition and encouragement. She is also active in her church community and leads children in their weekly services.
JoAnn was raised in Rockland, Idaho, a farm community that cultivated her strong work ethic. Her husband, Nathan, was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia. They feel Boise offers the right mix of city and country to call home. In her spare time, JoAnn enjoys spending time with her family, running, and reading.
William Wynne, Lecturer, Department of Marketing
Bill Wynne is a seasoned Fortune 500 executive with an extensive global background in marketing, sales and customer service. Prior to joining Boise State University, Bill worked in a variety of marketing and sales positions at the Ford Motor Company. He also served on the leadership team at Con-way Freight, Inc. and led the re-branding of the company upon purchase by XPO Logistics.
Bill is extremely passionate about education. His teaching experience dates back to 2006 at Eastern Michigan University where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of marketing and sales topics. He brings his unique combination of professional and academic experience to Boise State students, both as an educator and mentor.
Mr. Wynne holds a master of business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor of business administration from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.