Business Experts

The University of Oregon's business experts know a lot about marketing, finance, the economy, labor unions, immigrant workers, and workplace issues. Below find the full list of experts in business. To refine, click on one of the sub-topics listed in the menu at the left.

To talk to an expert, contact Molly Blancett at blancett@uoregon.edu | 541-346-9134 (this number rings to her mobile phone).

Bob Bussell, Director of the Labor Education Research Center and Associate Professor of History

Bob Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center

Bob Bussel is an expert in labor unions and related politics, especially income inequality, immigrant workers, and topics related to paid sick leave, the work-family divide, labor standards, and labor relations.

Troy Campbell, Department of Marketing

Troy Campbell is an expert in consumer behavior, marketing social psychology, political psychology, and scientific communication. His research focuses on what makes people happy, how social movements can be effective, the power of advertising, what makes a good experience (like a music festival) and consumerism. 

Bettina Cornwell

T. Bettina Cornwell, Department of Marketing

Bettina Cornwell is an expert in advertising and marketing. Her primary research interest is in difficult and high context communications where many things are left unsaid and meaning is derived from actors, symbols, logos, and the social milieu.

Tim Duy, Department of Economics

Tim Duy is an expert in the Federal Reserve, unemployment, and the currency market. A frequent contributor to national economic news stories, Tim writes commentary about the economy on his blog, Economist's View.

Ben Hansen, University of Oregon Department of Economics

Benjamin Hansen, Department of Economics

Ben Hansen is an expert in risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol abuse, and policies to reduce risk. His research has explored policies related to marijuana, school bullying, DUIs, and law enforcement, and he is a fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

Michele Henney, Department of Accounting

Michele Henney is an expert in accounting, especially for new industries like legalized marijuana. She knows the tax and accounting issues surrounding marijuana and its support industries, including the ethical challenges facing CPAs offering services to those industries.

Renee Irvin, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Renee Irvin is an expert in nonprofit management and the economics of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Her research examines fundraising, philanthropy and foundation grant making, regulation of nonprofit organizations, and US policies affecting asset-building and wealth distribution.

Darren Johnson

Darren Johnson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Darren Johnson is an expert in environmental sustainability through green chemistry. He tackles water pollution and purification, especially related to agriculture and industrial waste water. His research has found ways to filter and capture rare earth minerals from waste water, giving us clean water for everyone and highly valuable metals for industrial use.

Nathan Lillegard, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

Nathan Lillegard is an expert in entrepreneurship, particularly innovative and scientific business start-ups and investment. The University of Oregon fosters the development of dozens of start-up firms every year to support the transition of groundbreaking research into real-time market use.

Mohsen Manesh, School of Law

Mohsen Manesh is an expert in corporate, contract, and LLC law. At the University of Oregon, he is an associate professor of law and the faculty director of the law school’s Portland Program. His scholarly work has been cited in leading casebooks as well as by the nation’s top business law courts.

Roberta Mann, School of Law

Roberta Mann is an expert in tax law. At the University of Oregon, she is the Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Stewart Professor of Business Law. Mann teaches and writes about tax law, with a particular emphasis on how the tax system affects the environment. She is active with the ABA Tax Section, the National Tax Association, and the Portland Tax Forum, and regularly speaks at the annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation. Before beginning her teaching career, Mann served on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation and worked for the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C.

Kelli Matthews, Public Relations Program

Kelli Matthews is an expert in social media use among teens and young adults, and trains individuals and organizations on the art of social media. Among her many university and community endeavors, she trains incoming athletes how to build a brand and effectively represent themselves and the University of Oregon through social media.

Stephen McKeon, Department of Finance

Stephen McKeon is an expert in topics related to cryptocurrency, corporate finance, including venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurial finance,and mergers and acquisitions.

Andrew Nelson, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

Andrew Nelson is a widely-published expert in entrepreneurship, innovation, and new technology-based fields. As associate vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation, he leads the University of Oregon’s cross-campus entrepreneurship initiatives.

Sarah E. Nutter, Edward Maletis Dean and Professor of Accounting, Lundquist College of Business

An award-winning educator and researcher, Sarah E. Nutter has taught courses in accounting and taxation and has developed executive education courses for Oracle Corporation, General Dynamics, Time Warner, Sallie Mae, and Lee Technologies. Nutter’s research focuses primarily on the impact of taxes and tax structures on individuals and businesses.

Philip J. Romero, Department of Finance

Philip J. Romero is an economist, policy analyst, and applied mathematician. He is an expert in cost-benefit analysis, economic policy, national security, state and local taxation, and strategy in deregulated industries.

Gerardo Sandoval, expert in the roles of immigrants in community regeneration

Gerardo Sandoval, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Gerardo Sandoval is an expert in immigration, urban planning and undocumented workers, especially related to the Latino/a immigrant community. He also studies the effects of urban redevelopment on immigrant neighborhoods. 

Ellen Schmidt-Devlin, Sports Product Management Program

Ellen Schmidt-Devlin is an expert in the sports product industry, including the women’s sports product business and women in sports; the sports product life cycle; and Asian manufacturing. Ellen spent nearly three decades working for Nike after competing for legendary coach, Bill Bowerman.

Ellen Scott, Department of Sociology

Ellen Scott is an expert in welfare, minimum wage, and income inequality especially in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Aparna Sundar, Department of Marketing, Sports Product Management

Aparna Sundar is an expert in marketing, consumer behavior, product design and package design. Her research explores ways businesses can leverage consumer inferences about product and brand design elements, such as packaging and logo color.

Mark Thoma, Professor of Economics

Mark Thoma, Department of Economics

Mark Thoma is an expert in debt, unemployment, interest rates, monetary policy and U.S. economic policy. His blog, Economists View, is considered one of the best sources for economic trends and news by journalists who cover the economy.

Elizabeth Tippett, School of Law

Elizabeth Tippett studies behavioral ethics, employment law and decision-making. Her recent research examined how employee timekeeping software can erode compliance with wage and hour laws, and she has studied how contract terms may predict a company’s litigation risk. Tippett also studies drug injury ads, through which attorneys recruit consumers for lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies.

David Tyler, expert in the life cycles of everyday items and Charles J. and M. Monteith Jacobs Professor of Inorganic, Organometallic & Polymer Chemistry

David Tyler, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

David Tyler is an expert in sustainable materials, plastics, and natural gas. He studies the life cycles and environmental impacts of everyday items, like Keurig cups, and also studies light-sensitive materials that can transform sustainable production.

Whitney Wagoner, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center

Whitney Wagoner is an expert in sports marketing, fan engagement, fan experience, corporate sponsorships, athlete endorsements, collegiate sports and sustainability in sports.

Woan Foong Wong, Department of Economics

Woan Foong Wong is an expert in international trade, trade costs and trade and transport. Her recent research explores the round trip effect of transport costs and international trade. Past papers look at the free rider effect and market power in trade agreements and preferential trade agreements.