Indiana University East is pleased to welcome new faculty members to the School of Business and Economics.
Mohammad Abdel-Rahman, assistant professor of informatics and computer information systems, received his Doctor of Science in Information Systems and his Master of Science in Information Systems from Dakota State University. He received a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Yarmouk University in Jordan.
Previously, he was a graduate teaching assistant at Dakota State University. He has also been an instructor in the MIS Department at Yarmouk University. He has published research articles in the Journal of Information Science and ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.
Abdel-Rahman has presented most recently at the Twenty-second Americas Conference on Information Systems and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
He is a member of the Association for Information Systems.
Feler Bose, associate professor of economics and finance, received his Ph.D. in Economics and a Master of Science in Economics from George Mason University. He received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, and his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Engineering Physics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
His research interests include applied microeconomics, political economy, law and economics, and economics of religion. He completed field work in India to investigate the role belief systems play in Economic Development in India.
Previously, Bose was an associate professor of economics and business at Anderson University. He has also previously taught as an adjunct faculty of economics for Regent University Online and he was an assistant professor of economics at Alma College in Alma, Michigan. He has also been assistant engineer at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech and an analytical chemist for Parke-Davis.
Bose has published papers in journals including the Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, Constitutional Political Economy and Public Choice. He has co-written book chapters including for the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion.
Bose is a member of several professional organizations including the American Economic Association, the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, Southern Economic Association, Public Choice, Mises Institute, and the Association of Private Enterprise Education.
Arkadiusz Mironko, assistant professor of management, received his Ph.D. in International Business and his Master of Science in Global Affairs with a Concentration in Economy from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He also received his Bachelor of Arts in Management and Marketing with a Concentration in Organization Development from Felician College in Rutherford, New Jersey. His Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Education was completed at the Christian Academy of Theology in Warsaw, Poland.
Mironko’s research interests include international business strategy, entrepreneurship, corporate knowledge flows, innovation, and economies in transition, foreign direct investment, research methods, economic globalization and quantitative methods.
Previously, he was a visiting professor at Rutgers University. He has also been a lecturer for the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University and an adjunct professor for Felician College. Formerly, he was the executive director for the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California Riverside in Riverside, California.
His most recent publication is a book titled, Determinants of FDI Flows within Emerging Economies: A Case Study of Poland. He has published articles in Press Enterprise and his recent works are forthcoming. He is an invited book reviewer for the Business, Economics, and Finance at Palgrave Macmillan.
Mironko has also presented at several conferences, the most recent at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference.
He is a member of the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, the European Foundation for Management Development, National Association of Securities Dealers, and Foreign Policy Association.
Jaynne Rivas, assistant professor of management, received her Ph.D. in Business Administration and her Master of Science in Management from Tulane University. She has a Master of Science in Public Policies from IESA Business School in Caracas, Venezuela, and her Bachelor of Science in Agronomic Engineering from the Central University of Venezuela.
Her research interests include institutional theory, partnership approaches, business strategy, international business, and teaching methodologies.
Previously, Rivas was a visiting professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. While in Oklahoma, she served as a business advisor for the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Formerly, she was an assistant professor and an invited professor at the IESA Business School.
She has published articles, most recently in the Journal of Management and Economics for Iberoamerica. She has presented at conferences including the Strategic Management Latin America Conference and Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference.
Rivas is a member of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management Divisions in Business Policy and Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and International Business.
Sondra Smith, assistant professor of accounting, received her Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting from Kennesaw State University. She received her Master of Professional Accounting and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of West Georgia.
Previously, Smith was a lecturer in accounting for the University of North Georgia and Mercer University.
Formerly she was a lecturer in accounting at Kennesaw State University, an assistant professor at Shorter University and a lecturer an adjunct faculty member at the University of West Georgia. She has also been an instructor at West Georgia Technical College.
She has published articles in Review of Business Research and the Journal of College Teaching and Learning. She co-authored a textbook, College Accounting.
Smith has presented at academic conferences for the International Academy of Business and Education, the Clute Institute for Academic Research and the American Academy of Accounting and Finance.
She is a member of American Accounting Association, Georgia Association of Accounting Educators, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountant, Georgia Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.