Faculty

Dr. Thomas Cooper
Dr. Thomas Cooper • Professor of Economics, Department Chair

Office Location: AH 153
Phone: 502-863-7957
Email: Thomas_Cooper@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Tom Cooper joined the Business Administration and Economics Department as Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department in the fall of 1999. After growing up in South Carolina, Cooper obtained an A.B. in Economics from Davidson College in 1977 and subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1984.  Before coming to Georgetown College, he taught at the University of Florida and at Lyon College (located in Arkansas).  He also served as department chair for several years at Lyon.  Cooper has conducted research in the areas of antitrust economics and strategic firm behavior. For six years he served as an Associate Editor for the Southern Economic Journal.  Cooper and his wife have two children.

Courses Taught

  • BUA 336 Quantitative Business Methods
  • ECO 221 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 313 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 405 Government Regulation of Business
  • ECO 410 International Economics
  • ECO 425 Financial Institutions and Monetary Economics

Previous Employment

1981-1987 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1987-1999 Lyon College, Batesville, AR (founded as Arkansas College)
1999- Georgetown College

Selected Publications

“Most-Favored-Customer Pricing and Tacit Collusion,” The RAND Journal of Economics, 17, Autumn 1986, pp. 377-388.

“Indirect Competition with Spatial Product Differentiation,” Journal of Industrial Economics, 37, March 1989, pp. 241-257.

“The Most-Favored-Nation Pricing Policy and Negotiated Prices,” (with Tim Fries). International Journal of Industrial Organization, 9, June 1991, pp. 209-223.

Areas of Interest

  1. Antitrust policy
  2. Microeconomic theory

Ms. Cathy Buckman
Ms. Cathy Buckman • Assistant Professor, Accounting

Office Location: AH 148
Phone: 502-863-8159
Email: Catheryn_Buckman@georgetowncollege.edu

Ms. Buckman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown College. While in college, she was a member of Phi Beta Lambda and Alpha Lambda Delta honorary. She was also a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority and the Women’s Athletic Association. She majored in Accounting and minored in French.

After graduating from Georgetown College, Ms. Buckman worked one year for a local CPA firm. She prepared tax returns and worked on audits.

Upon receiving the M.S. in Accountancy degree from the University of Kentucky, Ms. Buckman taught accounting at Brescia College in Owensboro, Kentucky for two years. She then came back to her alma mater, Georgetown College, to teach accounting.

Although she has an interest in various areas of accounting, cost and managerial accounting are her favorites. She pursued the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification and became a CMA in 1998.

Courses Taught

  • BUA 210 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUA 211 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUA 318 Cost Accounting
  • BUA 415 Income Tax Accounting

Dr. Zahi Haddad
Dr. Zahi Haddad • Professor of International Business

Office Location: AH 147
Phone: 502-863-8166
Email: Zahi_Haddad@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Zahi Haddad is Professor of International Business and Management.  He has taught at Georgetown College since 1992, including a six-year term as Chair of the Business Administration and Economics Department.

In addition, for several years he served as advisor to the student Investment Team, helping students learn about the stock market while they managed a large portfolio.

Dr. Haddad’s research interests focus on the multinational corporation.  He is a member of various professional organizations.

Courses Taught

  • BUA 353 International Business Operations
  • BUA 357 Current Issues in Management
  • BUA 367 Human Resources Management
  • BUA 377 Organizational Behavior
  • BUA 443 International Management

Previous Employment

1980 – 92 • Holy Names University, Oakland, California

  • Director of the MBA Program
  • Associate Professor of Business Administration

Education

1986 • Ph.D. in Business Administration, specializing in Management, from Golden Gate University

1979 • Masters in Business Administration, specializing in International Business, Golden Gate University

1977 • Masters of Public Administration, specializing in Management, California State University at Hayward

1974 • B.S. in Accounting, California State University at Hayward

1973 •A.A. in Business Administration, Napa College


Dr. Nancy Lumpkin
Dr. Nancy Lumpkin, CFA • Professor of Economics and Finance

Office Location: AH 151
Phone: 502-863-8393
Email: Nancy_Lumpkin@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Nancy Lumpkin joined the Business and Administration Department faculty in the fall of 2000 and was awarded tenure in the Spring 2005. Dr. Lumpkin specializes in industrial organization, economic history, and finance, teaches classes in Managerial Decision Making, Finance,  Economic History, and Investments. Her Ph.D. in Economics is from the Claremont Graduate University, where her dissertation examined the relationship between profitability and organizational structure for large railroads at the end of the 19th century. Dr. Lumpkin’s current research concentrates on the tobacco market during the Black Patch War at the turn of the 20th century.

Dr. Lumpkin grew up in California. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sweet Briar College, after attending St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, her junior year. Dr. Lumpkin was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and earned the Wall Street Journal Prize in Economics her senior year. Upon completing her dissertation in August, 1999, she spent the first year of her career as a Visiting Professor at Vanguard University, in Costa Mesa, California.

Courses Taught

  • BUA 335 Principles of Finance
  • BUA 340 Corporate Finance
  • BUA 342 Investments
  • BUA 363 International Finance
  • ECO 317 Economic History of the United States
  • ECO 324 Economics and Managerial Decision Making
  • ECO 355 Public Finance

Ms. Deborah B. Madden
Ms. Deborah B. Madden • Associate Professor of Accounting

Office Location: AH 149
Phone: 502-863-8068
Email: Deborah_Madden@georgetowncollege.edu

Mrs. Madden is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Department of Business Administration and Economics.  Prior to teaching at Georgetown she taught accounting and finance at Morehead State University (MSU) for nine years.  As a Sam Walton Fellow she was co-sponsor of the Students in Free Enterprise team at MSU which advanced to National Competition in May 2007.  She was included in the 2004 edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Mrs. Madden’s professional career includes nine years of public accounting in Hazard, KY, and Lexington, KY, three years as accounting manager for the nation’s largest independent computer dealer in Lexington, KY, and five years as the comptroller of Midway College, a private women’s college located in Midway, KY.

Mrs. Madden received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and her Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, graduating with high distinction.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA.

Courses Taught

  • BUA 210 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUA 211 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUA 300 Accounting Information Systems
  • BUA 310 Intermediate Accounting I
  • BUA 311 Intermediate Accounting II
  • BUA 413 Auditing
  • BUA 470 Advanced Topics in Accounting

Dr. Scott Takacs
Dr. Scott Takacs • Associate Professor of Marketing

Office Location: AH 146
Phone: 502-863-8167
Email: Scott_Takacs@georgetowncollege.edu

Scott Takacs is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Management, and has been with Georgetown College since 1997.   His research interests include the marketing of information and consumer behavior toward technology and information use, especially medical technology. His research has been published in The Journal of Consumer Marketing, Marketing Intelligence and Planning. In addition to his publications, he has served as Vice-President of the American Marketing Association Doctoral Students Group, and Administrative Coordinator and Communications Coordinator of The American Marketing Association Technology, Marketing, and Innovation Special Interest Group (TechSIG). He has also served the college, including serving on numerous committees, working with the Effective Marketing Implementation Team, helping to develop the Equine Scholars Program. His teaching interests are varied, and include developing and teaching classes in the United Kingdom (4 times) and teaching in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.

Dr. Takacs earned his Ph.D. in marketing from Florida State University, his MBA from Miami University (Ohio), and his B.S. B.A. from Ohio State. He also has work experience including restaurant management and marketing.

Dr. Takacs has been married to his wife Kathryn for just under ten years, and in his spare time he enjoys woodworking, teaching a high school CCD class, and reading science fiction, and looks forward to the next adventures life has to offer.

Courses Taught

  • BUA 326 Contemporary Marketing
  • BUA 346 Marketing Research
  • BUA 355 Retain and Industrial Marketing
  • BUA 423 International Marketing
  • BUA 450 Business Policy

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Dr. Daniel Vazzana
Dr. Daniel Vazzana • Associate Professor of Economics

Office Location: AH 150
Phone: 502-863-8184
Email: Daniel_Vazzana@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Daniel Vazzana joined the Business Administration and Economics Department in 2006.  Prior to joining the department, Dan taught in the Economics and Business Department at Berea College for seven years.  While teaching at Berea, he completed his doctorate at Purdue University in 2004.  His dissertation examined the use of exclusive territories in the malt beverage industry.  His current interests include the structure of the malt beverage industry, multiple proposer ultimatum games in experimental economics and service learning in economics.

Dan is a native of Baltimore, where he attended Loyola College of Maryland as an undergraduate.  He still loves Maryland blue crab and often misses seeing the ocean although he does enjoy the mountains of Kentucky.  He currently resides with his family in Berea.

Courses Taught

  • BEC 223 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 304 Regression Analysis in Business and Economics
  • ECO 311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 337 Environmental Economics
  • ECO 470 Experimental Economics
  • ECO 470 Labor Economics

Mr. Glenn Williams
Mr. Glenn Williams • Instructor - Business Law - BUA 330

Phone: 502-863-1100
Email: will751@aol.com

Courses Taught

  • BUA 330 Business Law