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Info for Media

Get the information you need to complete your story.

Let’s Turn Media Relations into a Media Relationship

Faculty and staff experts are available to talk with the media on a variety of topics. Journalists may work with the Media Relations staff to find the best possible Opus College of Business source. 

If you would like to speak to a specific faculty expert, contact our Media Relations team.

Contact

Andy Ybarra

Associate VP, Public Relations
Phone Number
(651) 962-6407

Talk to Faculty Experts About Business

Our faculty and community of scholars can provide insight, analysis and expertise on a wide variety of business-related issues and topics, including: principled leadership, the business of health care, entrepreneurship and more.

Need a source? Browse our Faculty Directory to learn about their expertise.

Faculty Contacts

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Alec Johnson

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship 

Phone: (651) 962-4121  

Areas of expertise include:

  • Entrepreneurial strategy, management and finance
  • Opportunity identification
  • Business models
  • Competition
  • E-commerce
  • Emerging business
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AnneMarie Thomas

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship

Phone: (651) 962-5509 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Women in technology
  • Creativity
  • Playful learning
  • Product design for an aging population
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Design thinking and innovation process
  • Engaging learning environments for learners and educators
  • The next generation of STEM innovators
  • Familiarity with engineering in K-12 schools 
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Christopher Michaelson

Professor, Ethics and Business Law

Phone: (651) 962-4349 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Business ethics
  • Principled leadership
  • Meaningful work
  • The value of literature, arts, history to business
  • Growth of the compliance and ethics management profession
  • Businesses creating enduring value for society
  • Strategic sustainability (environmental, social) 
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Daniel McLaughlin

Adjunct Faculty, Operations and Supply Chain Management 

Phone: (651) 962-4143 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Health care policy
  • Innovation in the business of health care
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Implications of health care reform for hospitals
  • Why physicians need business skills
  • Health care operations management
  • Health care leadership
  • Blockchain technology and health care
  • Hospitals making money on Medicare 
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Jay Ebben

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship

Phone (651) 962-4118 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Entrepreneurial finance and strategy
  • Business development
  • Small business management 
  • Small firm growth
  • Operational strategy
  • Study of entrepreneurship and employers
  • Our “big umbrella” approach to entrepreneurship and the local economy
  • St. Thomas alumni as an economic engine 
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John Spry

Associate Professor, Finance

Phone: (651) 962-4689 

Areas of expertise include:

  • The economy
  • State and local public finance
  • Economics of state lotteries and casinos
  • Effects of tax rates on tax bases
  • International financial management
  • Managerial economics
  • Governance
  • Economic markets – domestic
  • Competition 
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Katherina Pattit 

Associate Professor, Ethics and Business Law

Phone: (651) 962-4283 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Business ethics
  • Principled leadership
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Investor decision making
  • Privacy in social networking
  • The growth imperative
  • Strategic growth
  • Corporate governance
  • Socially responsible investing
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Ritch Sorenson

Professor, Entrepreneurship

Phone: (651) 962-4252 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Family business governance
  • Leadership
  • Conflict management
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Organizational communication
  • Emerging business
  • Moral and social values in family firms and businesses
  • Family social capital
  • Business success through collaborative relationships 
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Stefanie Lenway

Professor, Management

Phone: (651) 962-4201 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate strategy
  • International business
  • The politics of international trade strategy
  • Multinational competitive strategy
  • Global technology innovation
  • Competitive dynamics of strategic alliances for operational growth
  • The strategic importance of innovation in the global supply chain
  • The need for global knowledge creation in the development and commercialization of new technologies
  • How governments matter to new industry creation