Meet the Faculty

Management Faculty

Our management courses are taught by former corporate executives, industry managers and CPAs who stay connected with workforce demands to give our students a competitive advantage. They also are dedicated teachers with impressive academic credentials who give students plenty of individual attention.

Full List of Faculty

Mark Ahalt

Mark Ahalt, Assistant Professor


Mark Ahalt joins the Management Faculty after years of teaching a variety of Business courses in secondary education. Prior to teaching, Mark was an entrepreneur and local business owner. His practical business experience on a local and regional level brings a relevant and realistic dimension to his classes. It is watching students grow in self-confidence and succeed after graduation that keeps Mark invigorated by teaching. In everything he does, Mark exhibits a contagious enthusiasm. Currently, Mark is the Faculty Advisor for the Oregon Tech Student Management Association (OTSMA). Mark holds a BS in Business Management and a Masters in Public Administration.

Richard Bailey

Richard Bailey, Professor


Richard Bailey, is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He enjoys teaching tax and financial accounting courses. This is where he feels the students gain valuable, relevant education for their futures in the accounting profession. Richard's interest in teaching comes from teaching an undergraduate accounting course while he was in graduate school. His professional work experience is in public accounting with the firms of KPMG and Peat Marwick. Having grown up in Canada, Richard loves the outdoors, backpacking, fishing, and travel, especially to Alaska. He and his wife Sandra have four grown children and two grandchildren.

Sandra Bailey

Sandra Bailey, Director of Assessment


Sandra Bailey has taught a variety of courses at Oregon Tech. Sandra's favorite courses are Accounting courses but she also teaches Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, and Business Presentations to name a few. She is particularly skilled at presentation design. It was her father who encouraged Sandra to teach. Helping students "write their story" is the thing she likes best about teaching. Having once lived in Hawaii, Guatemala, and Canada, Sandra loves to travel. Sandra holds a BS in Accounting from Utah State University with a minor is Business Administration. She has a Master's in Education from Oregon State University.

Don DaSaro

Don DaSaro, Assistant Professor


Don DaSaro; Graduated from the Missouri School of Mines at Rolla with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and completed an MBA (Finance) at Marymount University in Virginia. Retired from a 41-year career with Caterpillar in marketing, sales operations, various management levels and human resources in Asia (28 years), Latin America and Washington DC. Foreign languages include Indonesian, Malaysian and some Spanish. While in Washington, D.C. was an advisor on trade to various committees and business councils, including the U.S.-China Business Council, U.S.-Vietnam Business Council, Sustainability Forest Committee of the Smithsonian Organization (now called the Tropical Forest Foundation), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on lifting the Vietnam Embargo and was part of the U.N.'s mine clearing effort on the ground in Cambodia.

Jeff Dickson

Jeff Dickson, Assistant Professor


Jeff Dickson comes to the Management Department with a background in Health Informatics. After graduating from Oregon Tech in 2006 with a B.S. in Management Information Systems and an M.B.A. from Southern Oregon University, Jeff worked as a Chief Information Officer in a medical practice. Jeff brings his industry experience back to Oregon Tech where he enjoys teaching students how the concepts learned in the classroom have practical applications in the workplace. Jeff’s desire to teach started in high school. The inspiration came from his grandfather who is a psychologist, educator and consultant. Fishing, hunting, photography, and gardening are among the list of things Jeff loves doing.

Margaret Huntley

Margaret Huntley, Emeritus Professor


Maggie Huntley started teaching 38 years ago and now holds the honor of Faculty Emeritus. Although "retired," Maggie continues to teach in the Management Department covering the principles of management as well as database management and software applications. What started Maggie teaching was an exceptional experience during her own education with teachers who were inspirational mentors to her. What keeps Maggie teaching is the interaction with students. With every interaction Maggie says she learns something herself. Lately Maggie has taken on the personal challenge of walking marathons. She has finished the Portland Marathon four years in a row. Add to that her 37 years of marriage and two grown children and you can appreciate what Maggie brings to the classroom.

John Jackson

John Jackson, Assistant Professor


John Jackson joined Oregon Tech with 19 years of high-tech and entrepreneurial experience. His industry specialization is research, development, and design of original software and systems for plant automation, digital communications, machinery controls and systems integration. John has traveled nationally and internationally developing and implementing complex OEM systems. He was a regular guest speaker and panel member at industry trade shows and conventions. After his industry stint, John started a successful consulting business and co-founded a successful small business. John holds an MS in Statistics and Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and a BBA in Computer Science and Quantitative Analysis from Baylor University. He taught Statistics, Computer Science, and Information Technology at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, and Maricopa Community Colleges before joining Oregon Tech.

Charlie Jones

Charlie Jones, Emeritus Professor


Charlie Jones is the Dean for the College of Engineering, Technology and Management. He spent more than 20 years as an industrial engineer and manager, primarily at Weyerhaeuser Co. Jones, a registered Professional Engineer, holds an MBA from University of Puget Sound and a Ph.D. from Utah State University. In addition to his duties as dean, he continues to teach distance education courses for the Management Department.

Grant Kirby

Grant Kirby, Associate Professor


Grant Kirby, a 1987 Computer Science graduate of Oregon Tech, joined the Management faculty after 16 years working in the high-tech industry. His industry career included working as a Systems Engineer and a Product Marketing Engineer at Intel. Grant brings his expertise to the classroom and functions as Program Director for Information Technology and Operations Management degrees in Portland. Grant loves teaching classes that engage the students in active participation. He says he enjoys seeing that "breakthrough" moment in the classroom. When not teaching, you can find Grant doing woodwork, landscaping or backpacking in the woods near his home. Grant holds an MBA from University of Oregon and is currently a PhD candidate in Systems Science at Portland State University.

Marla Miller

Marla Miller, Emeritus Professor

Marla Miller holds a M.S. degree in Managerial Communication from the University of Portland and a BS in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University. Before teaching, Marla worked in health care administration for nearly 20 years. She brings her health care management experience to the classroom where she teaches courses in health care management, and total quality management. As a certified professional in human resource management (PHRM), Marla also teaches courses in, organizational behavior, leadership, and controversial issues in management. When not teaching, Marla enjoys camping with her husband, reading, hiking, and hanging out with her four cats.
Carmen Morgan

Carmen Morgan, Associate Professor


Carmen Morgan is a graduate of Portland State University where she earned her MBA. Her areas of expertise are in accounting and finance. Carmen says the accounting is easier to learn when someone takes the time to explain the concepts and how it's done. This is something she's always done to help students learn. Teaching was always in the picture for Carmen, but she expected to be teaching high school math. It was through a set of circumstances that led her to be teaching at Oregon Tech and she has been here ever since, some twenty plus years. Carmen has a history of athletics. She once played college volleyball and basketball for Oregon Tech and is now the Faculty Athletic Representative for Oregon Tech. All of her four children picked up the athleticism and play multiple sports. You can guess how Carmen spends her spare time.

Hallie Neupert

Hallie Neupert, Professor, Department Chair


Hallie Neupert enjoys teaching economics and research methods. She says since the economy changes daily there is always something new to discuss in class. In research methods Hallie watches as the students make the connection between the classroom and real life. They get to see statistics in action. Hallie earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Wellesley College and a Master's degree is in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from University of Arizona. It was through Hallie's perseverance that the Management Department was able to complete accreditation activities and become an accredited department through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) in 2007. When not working, you are likely to find Hallie enjoying the company of friends and family over a home cooked meal.

Pat Schaeffer

Pat Schaeffer, Associate Professor


Pat Schaeffer joins Oregon Tech's Management department with experience in Industrial and Systems Engineering. As a business professional, Pat worked as Business Process Director for UnitedHealth Group and Six Sigma Director at Seagate Technology responsible for a global group in Asia, Europe, and North America. Pat has worked as a consultant in Lean Six Sigma and process performance improvement to such companies as Sony, Apple Computer, DuPont and Sutter Health. In addition to his Masters in Industrial Systems and Engineering, Pat is a certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma. He teaches courses in Operations Management, Lean Management, Business Research and Decision Support Systems. Pat is happily married for over 20 years, is an accomplished guitarist and enjoys skeet shooting.

Maureen Sevigny

Maureen Sevigny, Distance Ed Program Director


Maureen Sevigny holds an MBA from New York University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland. Teaching has been something Maureen has always wanted to do, but after graduate school she got a job working in the snack food industry. The opportunity to teach as an adjunct at Florida Institute of Technology presented itself and she was hooked! Projects-oriented classes are her favorite. She says "You never know where the project will lead so it's a voyage of discovery for me as well as for each student." It's not uncommon to see Maureen bicycling to and from school. She once cycled cross-country from Seattle to New Jersey. Her love of cycling led to successful grant writing to fund much needed improvements on the OC&E Woods Line State Trail including four miles of paving and trailhead development.

Kristy Weidman

Kristy Weidman, Assistant Professor


Since 2007 Kristy Weidman has worked for Oregon Tech, first starting as an adjunct professor and then advancing to assistant professor. Kristy teaches marketing and management courses and brings years of experience working in both non-profit and for-profit sectors. Kristy has worked in advertising, sales, media coordinator/buyer, event planner, volunteer coordinator, video production, public affairs, and graphic design. She holds a Master of Arts from Thomas Edison State College, a Bachelor of Science from Oregon Tech, a journalism and broadcast rating from the Defense Information School (DINFOS), and recently completed a Marketing Strategy Certification program through Cornell University. It’s not uncommon to see Kristy taking classes on campus—she continually audits at least one class a quarter. She feels it is important to remain relevant and to continually learn new things.

Kristy serves on two active boards, numerous committees, and volunteers throughout the community. Currently, she is a board member with Discover Klamath where she also serves on the marketing committee; serves as the newly appointed Secretary for Klamath Basin Youth Without Borders (KBYWB); serves on the Oregon Tech marketing committee and the Oregon Tech management marketing sub-committee and the Klamath County Tourism Grant committee.

Kristy has traveled on two humanitarian trips abroad—one to Tanzania Africa with Oregon Tech’s Engineers Without Borders and the other with Habitat for Humanity to Trinidad. Kristy has been happily married for over 15 years to a corporate pilot, has two children, and thoroughly enjoys the outdoors. Her favorite activity is to take her rambunctious Jack Russell, Mogley, on Hogsback for their daily hikes.