Dean- College of Innovation and Solutions
Phone: EXT 2170 ; EXT 2320
Office: CAS 206 & CON 127
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
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.
Lukenda School of Business
Phone: (906) 635-2426
Fax: (906) 635-2821
Office: CON 126
A.S. Secretarial Science, 1984, Bay de Noc Community College.
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
Accounting & Management Information Systems
Why Professor McCready?
Master of Business Administration, 2005, Lawrence Technological University.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy, 2000, Western Michigan University.
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.”
Finance & Economics
Why Professor Boston?
M.S. 1982, University of Arizona
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.”
Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship
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.
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
Marketing, Management & Entrepreneurship
Why Professor Philips?
MBA 1984, McGill University; B.A. 1980, McGill University
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
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.
Strategic Management and International Business
Phone: (906) 635-2108
Office: CON 221
Why Dr. Wilhelms?
D.B.A International Marketing, 2008, Alliant International University.
M.S. International Business Administration, 1990, Alliant International University.
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.