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MBA Faculty

The online Master of Business Administration programs are designed to give you the relevant skills and professional knowledge you need to become a successful business leader. Our doctorally qualified faculty have experience at the forefront of their domain and are committed to providing you with personalized attention throughout your online business program.


A Message from the Dean

Dr. Catherine (Cathy) Carey

Dean, Romain College of Business

"The Romain College of Business at USI is proud to offer an AACSB-accredited MBA Program that is affordable, convenient for working professionals, and at the forefront of today’s dynamic business environments. Our program prepares innovative business leaders to strategically engage in modern issues where business and society intersect, including the ethics of business administration, globalization challenges, and fast-moving changes in technology. Find your distinction through one of our six focused concentrations."

Dr. Jack Smothers

Associate Professor of Management and MBA Program Director

"The best investment you will ever make is in your education."

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Dr. Jason Fertig

Associate Professor of Management

"Learn to follow before you learn to lead."

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Dr. Tim Schibik

Assistant Dean and Professor of Economics

"I love economics and trying to help people become better decision makers which is the primary emphasis of economics. The best way to help anyone is to teach."

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Dr. Chad Milewicz

Associate Professor of Marketing

"Develop habits that lead you to become the best version of yourself."

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Dr. Curtis R. Price

Associate Professor of Economics

"Learning is like an athletic endeavor. Your coach cannot play the game for you. As a student you must follow directions and practice on your own or you will get very little from your education."

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Nursing Faculty

The online RN to BSN program offers you a solid professional foundation to excel in your nursing career. Our nursing faculty have extensive clinical and nursing experience and are committed to equipping you to meet the challenges of a changing health care delivery system.


Dr. Dawn Worman


"I chose to complete my master's degree in nursing education (as opposed to other specialty areas), because I had a passion to teach. The opportunity to teach full time presented itself in 2013 and it has been a great career change for me."

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Dr. Jeri Burger

Chair of RN Completion Program

"The BSN degree gives you a broader understanding of nursing and your patients. It provides you more career flexibility as it will allow you to move into leadership roles and positions outside of acute care."

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Susan Bonhotal


"BSN nurses have been shown to increase patient safety and better patient outcomes. BSN will allow you to continue your education."

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