Why Dr. Muller


B.S. Mathematics, 1994, Hardin-Simmons University

M.S. Mathematics, 1997, University of North Texas

Ph.D Mathematics, 2004, University of North Texas

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As Dean of the College of Innovation and Solutions, Dr. Kimberly Muller leads LSSU’s Lukenda School of Business, the School of Engineering & Technology, the school of Mathematics & Computer Science, the Business Engagement Center, and the Product Development Center.

Janine Murray

Academic Assistant
Lukenda School of Business

Phone: (906) 635-2426
Fax: (906) 635-2821

Office: CON 126

Why Janine?


A.S. Secretarial Science, 1984, Bay de Noc Community College.

Professional Experience

Janine has done administrative work for a multitude of companies including: Cloverland Paper Company; Northern Michigan Bank; Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds Office; Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Office; Schneider, Larche, Haapala & Co.; LSSU Counseling/Testing Center, School of Nursing, School of Criminal Justice, Fire Science & Emergency Medical Services/Institute for  Public Safety & Lukenda School of Business.

“I’m not saying she’s superwoman but I’ve never seen her and superwoman in the same room at the same time.” – LSB Students

Why Professor McCready?


Master of Business Administration, 2005, Lawrence Technological University.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy, 2000, Western Michigan University.

Professional Experience

Before teaching at the Lukenda School of Business, Professor McCready gained significant experience in the public accounting field. She worked for SMART Business Advisory and Consulting, LLC in Chicago, IL from 2008 – 2009 where she was a Tax Senior Accountant. She was also an Audit and Tax Senior Accountant at Dennis, Gartland, & Niergarth in Traverse City, MI from 2000 – 2006.

“Not only is she a master in Accounting, she also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.”

Why Professor Boston?


M.S. 1982, University of Arizona

Professional Experience

After graduating with a Master of Science in Finance, Bob joined a family enterprise that included automobile dealerships, a leasing company and commercial and residential real estate holdings. During this time he also became an adjunct instructor at Sault College and Lake Superior State. He has delivered training programs in Performance Management, Professional Selling Skills and Customer Service for clients including Holiday Inn, Ramada Inn, Water Tower Inn and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. He has served as President of Hospitality and Travel Sault Ste. Marie and a member of the Board of Governors for Sault College. He is a Wendy Kennedy Certified Entrepreneurship coach and has conducted Entrepreneurship coaching sessions on behalf of the Product Development Center.

“I don’t know what I like seeing more coming to his class, his big smile he has everyday or his really nice ties he wears.”

Why Dr. Saluja?


Ph.D., Educational Administration, 1977, University of Minnesota.

M.A., Labor-Management Relations, 1975, University of Minnesota.

M.A., Public Administration, 1966, University of Minnesota.

B.A., Economics, 1964, Macalester College.

L.L.B., 1962, University of Delhi.

B.A., Liberal Arts, 1959, University of Delhi.

Professional Experience

We are honored to have had the pleasure of having Dr. Saluja teach at our campus for over 50 years! His past experience before coming to LSSU includes.
Owner, M.K. Imports, 1983-1987: a retail and wholesale import business in Sault Ste Marie, MI.
Lecturer, 1975-1976: Algoma University.
Lecturer, 1972: MBA Program, Central Michigan University.
Research Assistant, 1966-1969: for Municipal Reference Bureau & Industrial Relations Center; Teaching Assistant, 1967-1968, Industrial Relations Department, The University of Minnesota.

Professor of the Year, 2012-2013

Why Professor Diaz?


M.S. Finance, 2017, University of Michigan.

M.S. Accountancy, 2012, Auburn University.

M.B.A., 1994, University of Michigan.

B.S. Mathematics, 1987, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professional Experience

Marta is extremely qualified in many different areas, in the past she has done work in: Government and Business Operations Consulting; Accounting; Grant Writing and Administration; Project Management and Financing; Business Analysis and Management; Sales and Market Analysis. She even has her Real Estate License, for the state of Florida! She has also won many grant proposals in excess of $4 million!

“Marta is the type of business woman I strive to be like.” – LSB Student

Why Professor Philips?


MBA 1984, McGill University; B.A. 1980, McGill University

Professional Experience

As owner and manager, Professor Philips developed and administered market research to create a unique women’s fashion footwear store, Heels. She oversaw and directed all buying, pricing, advertising/promotion, display and merchandising decisions, as well as hiring, training and supervision of full-time and part-time staff. Professor Phillips got her start as Product Director for McNeil Consumer Products Company/Johnson and Johnson Baby Products Company. She conducted and analyzed research and development strategies, prepared annual marketing plans and engaged in new product launches.

Why Professor Fritz?


Juris Doctor, Masters in Food and Agriculture Law and Policy, 2017, Vermont Law School

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish, 2014, University of Michigan

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the Lake Superior State faculty, Koral worked as a business litigation attorney downstate in Holland and Grand Rapids. In that role, she worked with many businesses, including cannabis and CBD clients facing licensing and compliance issues.

Why Professor Root?


B.S. Finance, Washington State.

M.S. Business Administration, University of Michigan.

Chartered Financial Analyst.

Professional Experience

In the past Professor Root has worked in the Finance field for companies such as Ford, Detroit Bank & Trust (15 years managing pension funds),  and Institutional Sale Securities.

Fun fact! This Finance professor actually started off going to college majoring in education for Biology.

Why Dr. Wilhelms?


D.B.A International Marketing, 2008, Alliant International University.

M.S. International Business Administration, 1990, Alliant International University.

Professional Experience

Dr. Wilhelms originally comes from Germany. He brings excitement to the classroom everyday with his big personality! As an International Marketing Guru he still travels very often as a visiting professor at Shaoxing University in Zhejiang, China. He currently is also the Principal/Senior Consultant at E-Strategy Net. In the past he taken part as: Senior Consultant at Game Time LLC; Executive Vice President/General Manager of Brento Corp where he led the process of corporate change and restructuring of a major league professional sports franchise in Southern California; Founder/Chief Financial Officer of Let’s Play Sports Inc. the number one owner and operator of Indoor Sports Facilities in the United States.

“I hope one day to have as many passport stamps as he does.”

Why Professor Beckon?


Master of Business Administration, Accounting Information Systems, 1996, Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, 1985, Michigan State University

Professional Experience

Before teaching for the Lukenda School of Business at LSSU’s regional center in Escanaba, Professor Beckon had a decade of accounting and finance experience at multiple firms.  She also served as a Supervisory Accountant, a senior Financial Accountant, and manager.