Current Students


Tippie faculty members are highly ranked for an important reason: they combine exemplary teaching with academic research and consulting practices. You receive a business education that is both tested and up-to-date. Professional MBA faculty work hard to integrate classroom studies with business practices to make the educational experience relevant and timely for students. They look forward to interactions with students to discuss the latest events on Wall Street, last week's lecture, or your future career plans. Faculty connections provide opportunities to collaborate with the business community on real-world projects.

Here is just a sampling of the expertise that Tippie MBA faculty bring to the program:

Barry ThomasBarry Thomas
Associate Professor and Leonard A. Hadley Research Fellow in Management Sciences
Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002

Barry Thomas's expertise includes finite horizon stochastic dynamic programming, heuristic search, logistics, and vehicle routing. He is a member of the Lean Advancement Initiative Ednet Lean in Healthcare Curriculum Development Team.

Tom RietzTom Rietz
Professor and Leonard A. Hadley Research Fellow in Finance
Ph.D., Economics, University of Iowa, 1988

Tom Rietz's expertise includes behavioral finance, experimental economics and finance, and experimental markets and game theory. He is a member of the Iowa Electronic Markets Steering Committee.

Mark PennoMark Penno
Professor and Soumyo Sarkar Research Fellow in Accounting, Director, McGladrey Institute of Accounting Education and Research
Ph.D., Accounting and Information Systems, Northwestern University, 1983

Mark Penno recently received the Best Paper Award from the American Accounting Association's Accounting Horizons journal. He publishes frequently in the Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, and The Accounting Review, among others. He currently serves on the Ph.D. Committee in accounting.