“The new faculty add expertise across multiple disciplines,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., dean of the USD Beacom School of Business. “These educators have both industry and collegiate level experience, providing our students with new perspectives that include real-world applications in their area of study.”

Meiying Hua is an assistant professor of accounting and finance. She has her master’s degree from Pace University in accounting, as well as a Ph.D. from Kent State in business administration. Her primary teaching interests are in financial accounting and managerial accounting.

Eric Kinnamon is an assistant professor of management. He received his M.B.A. from Texas Tech University and his Ph.D. in management from the University of Memphis. Prior to joining the Beacom School of Business, Kinnamon taught at the University of North Alabama, the University of Memphis, Texas A&M and Alabama A&M.

Tammy Loos is an instructor of human resource management. She is a USD alumna, where she received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s degree in administrative studies. Tammy served as human resource director for many companies, including Capital Expansion Group, Dakotabilities and Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota.

Elizabeth Manser Payne is an assistant professor of marketing. Elizabeth received her M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management and her Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She brings both industry experience and over 14 years of collegiate level teaching experience at Marian University in Wisconsin.

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