In-Depth Look at Faculty

 

 


RajuChennaRaju Chenna

Associate Professor of Accounting
[email protected]
(270) 852-3191
Administration Building 411

Education

  • MBA – Western New Mexico University, 1981
  • CPA – Passed all parts of the exam first time (1987)
  • BS, Science – Osmania University (India)

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Income Taxation
  • Principles of Financial Management
  • Partnerships and Not-for- Profit Organizations Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Concepts of Business Administration

Professional Experience

  • 1987-1988 — Senior Auditor, Founders Bank, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1982-1987 — Local Federal Savings & Loans, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1974-1980 — Indian Overseas Bank, India

Recent Conferences and Workshops

  • September 30, 2014 – Learning How to Maximize Social Security by Hilliard Lyons (1)
  • September 24, 2014 – Professional Issues Update for CPAs – by Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. (4.5)
  • September 24, 2014 – Ethics Update for CPAs – by Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. (2)
  • May 15th & 16th – 2014 – Kentucky Accounting Educators Conference – by Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. (15)
  • May 7, 2014 – Yellow Book Audit, and the risk and existence of fraud and methods of prevention and detection, Myriad CPA Group – Presenter Dennis Dycus – KWC Email 4-28-2014. (8)
  • January 8th and 9th, 2014 – Federal Tax Update for the year – 2011: Individual and Business – by Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. (16)
  • November 19, 2013 – Creative 401(k) Plan Design, New ERISA Fiduciary Governance Landscape, Estate Planning, and Employer Retirement Plans: Reducing Risk Through A Systematic Process – Hilliard Lyons (4)

Community Service

  • Federal Taxation Committee – Kentucky Society of CPAs, Louisville, KY
  • Education Committee – Kentucky Society of CPAs, Louisville, KY
  • Chairman, Finance Committee – OPS Federal Credit Union
  • Audit Committee – Hindu Cultural Center, Nashville, TN

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Accountants
  • Kentucky Society of CPAs, Louisville, KY
  • Tennessee Society of CPAs, Nashville, TN
  • National Association of Tax Professionals

 


AgnesChurchAgnes Church

Assistant Professor of Accounting & Business
[email protected]
(270) 852-3192
Administration Building 406

 

Education

  • MBA – Murray State University 1999
  • CPA Certification 1997
  • BA in Accounting – Kentucky Wesleyan College 1990

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Consultancy
  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Management

Prior Experience not in Education

  • Staff Accountant, OASIS, 2000 – 2004
  • Accountant, Miles Enterprises, 1996 – 2000
  • Accounting Clerk, City of Owensboro, 1992 – 1996

Professional Meetings Attended

  • New faculty orientation August 2012
  • Faculty Professional Development August 2012
  • Faculty Professional Development January 2013
  • Faculty Professional Development  August 2013
  • Faculty Professional Development January 2014
  • Faculty Professional Development August 2014

Professional Growth Activities

Completed the required continuing education to maintain CPA license

Institutional Services Performed

  • Advising students
  • Representing the business department at open houses
  • Interviewing students for Brown’s scholarship

Professionally Related Community Activities

Marlins Finance sub-committee

 


head-shot-cropJohn Narcum

Assistant Professor of Marketing & Business
[email protected]
(270) 852-3194
Administration Building 409

Education

  • Ph.D. Marketing – University of Memphis
  • MBA – University of Central Arkansas 2011
  • BS Accounting – Arkansas Tech University 2010

Courses Taught

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • International Business

Conferences and Presentations

  • Peasley, Michael, Joshua T. Coleman, and John A. Narcum (2016), “Leveraging Cause-Marketing as an Organizational Strategy: Exploring the Impact on Job Seekers,” Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, May 18-20.
  • Coleman, Joshua T., Michael C. Peasley, and John A. Narcum (2015), “Donating to the Underdog: The Impact of Persuasion Knowledge on Strategic Decisions in a Cause-Related Marketing Context,” 2015 Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference (Summer AMA).
  • Coleman, Joshua T. and John A. Narcum (2014), “Paying More to Help the Poor: Can Cause-Related Marketing Mitigate Perceptions of Price Unfairness?,” ADVANCES IN MARKETING, 303.
  • Amini, Mehdi, Carol Bienstock, and John A. Narcum, “Status of Corporate Sustainability: A Content Analysis of Fortune 500 Companies,” Preliminary Research findings presented by lead author at Sustainable Supply Chain Management: CSCMP Mid-South Regional Roundtable, Memphis, Tennessee, April, 2014 (non refereed).
  • Narcum, John A. and Cody T. Havard, “Twitter Transgressions and their Impact on an Athlete’s Brand,” Sport Psychology Forum, Bowling Green, Kentucky, February, 2014 (non refereed).

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Narcum, John A. and Joshua T. Coleman (2015), “You Can’t Fool Me! Or Can You? Assimilation and Contrast Effects on Consumers’ Evaluations of Product Authenticity in the Online Environment,” Journal of Asian Business Strategy, 5(9), 200-207.
  • Narcum, John A., Cody T. Havard, Kevin H. Mason (2016), “The Impacts of Twitter Transgressions on an Athlete’s Brand,” Journal of Business Administration Online (JBAO), Fall 2016.

 

Awards & Services

  • Outstanding M.B.A. Student (University of Central Arkansas)
  • Garry K. Burris Outstanding Accounting Graduate (Arkansas Tech University)
  • Summer Research Grant (2012)
  • The University of Memphis MSCM Department’s representative at the SMA Doctoral Consortium (November, 2014)
  • U of M Ph.D. Student Liaison for the Southeast Doctoral Marketing Symposium (Spring 2013)
  • SMA Article Reviewer (2015)

Memberships

Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society