University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business

About The UCCS College of Business

December 12, 2012

The College of Business has 6 new reasons to celebrate!

This holiday season, we are celebrating with six new faculty members who joined the College of Business in the fall. While they wrap up their first semester at UCCS, we are looking forward to their contributions to our students, campus, and community in the coming years.

Dustin Bluhm, PhD

Dr. Dustin Bluhm, Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Bluhm received his PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Washington. His research and teaching focus on ethics, leadership, and the relationships between business, government & society.
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Babak Hayati, PhD


Dr. Babak Hayati, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Dr. Hayati holds a PhD in Marketing from the CT Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. His research falls into two main categories: 1- Internal marketing and strategy implementation from a social network perspective, 2- Relationship marketing with an emphasis on social identity theory.
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Matthew Metzger


Matthew Metzger, ABD, Instructor, Bachelor of Innovation™

Mr. Metzger is a PhD candidate in Management from the University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business (expected fall 2012). Mr. Metzger received his MBA with an Entrepreneurship concentration from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests incorporate organizational identity phenomena, especially in entrepreneurial contexts.
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Blaise Sonnier, PhD

Dr. Blaise Sonnier, JD, CPA

Assistant Professor of Tax Accounting, Kirk Wilcox Professor of Accounting

Dr. Sonnier holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from Grenoble School of Management in Grenoble, France. Dr. Sonnier's research interests are federal and state taxation of individuals and business entities. He has also conducted research on factors that influence the decision of jurors in audit malpractice suits and that influence whistleblowers to report acts of financial accounting fraud.
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Yang Xu, PhD

Dr. Yang Xu, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Xu received her PhD in Accounting from the University of Kansas. Her research interests are CEO, CFO and board member financial expertise, IPOs, restatements, financial reporting, fair value accounting and corporate governance.
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Kimberly Zahller, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Zahller, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Zahller holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Miami University (Oxford, OH). Her research interests include managerial accounting, corporate social and environmental reporting, judgement and decision making, trust, legitimacy, accountability and stewardship, organizational learning and decision support systems.
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