Joseph Scott Gladstone is an assistant professor (career track) in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship at WSU Everett. Gladstone’s research explores management development and education for Indigenous people. He previously taught at the University of New Haven and New Mexico State University, and he founded the Native and Indigenous Peoples Caucus in the Academy of Management. Gladstone earned his doctorate in business management at New Mexico State University. Prior to his academic career, he managed tribal public health programs. He is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana and a recognized descendent of the Nez Perce Tribe.
Michael Gotch is the college’s development coordinator for annual giving. In this role, he focuses on strengthening the Carson College’s annual giving program and supporting the development team. Gotch previously worked for the University of Idaho, where he was the direct mail and digital engagement coordinator for the annual giving team. Gotch and his family are excited to be new members of the Cougar family.
Khan Haque is an assistant professor (career track) in the Department of Finance and Management Science. He received his doctorate in industrial engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 2018. He worked at UTA from 2019 to 2021 as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, and Statistics and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering. His research interests include discrete-event simulation, statistical modeling, and data analytics. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and experiencing nature.
Elora Irby (’21 Mktg., Int. Busi., Honors) is a student engagement coordinator for the Carson Center for Student Success. During her senior year, she worked as a student engagement assistant for the Amplifier Program, which transitioned to a full-time position. A first-generation college student, Irby studied abroad in South Korea and took part in the Carson EDGE program. She enjoys exploring the area with her border collie during her free time and tending to her collection of houseplants.
Alec Pappas is an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and International Business. Pappas grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University with his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees. Before pursuing his doctorate, Pappas lived in Philadelphia, where he worked as a mortgage closer, and he later moved back to Florida for an account manager position at a tech firm managing websites for international companies. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and photography.
Victoria Reibenspiess is an assistant professor in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics and her master’s degree in business informatics from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She earned her PhD in management information systems at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Her research interests include digital innovation, IT identity, actors in innovation management, user adaptations, and platform design.
Hans Schnabel is the undergraduate enrollment manager in the Office of the Dean. He previously worked as an academic and student success advisor at the Carson Center for Student Success. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Eastern Washington University, and a master’s degree in human rights and international politics from the University of Glasgow.
Ryan Sommerfeldt is an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting, where he teaches data analytics and managerial accounting. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University, and his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to earning his doctoral degree, Sommerfeldt worked on the advisory team at Squire and Company, PC, and owned a landscaping company. His research lies at the intersection of managerial accounting and audit and has been published in top-tier accounting journals. In his free time, he enjoys sports and spending time with his family.
Tracey Spencer is an academic advisor in the Carson Center for Student Success. Her goal is to help students grow as professionals and individuals through strategic academic planning and participation in high-impact experiences. As a first-generation college student, Spencer is excited to bring experience in student services as well as a passion for educational access and retention to the Carson College team. When not in the office, she likes to escape into the mountains, where she enjoys hiking, backpacking, and photography.
Tony Thompson (’09 Social Sci.) is an assistant professor (career track) for the School of Hospitality Business Management. Since January 2015, he has taught professional development courses (HBM 101 and 401) and has mentored students in professional development. Thompson’s background includes event planning, customer service, sales, and business development. He was a three-year letter winner (tight-end and long snapper) for the WSU football team from 2006 to 2009. He received his online MBA from Western Governors University.
Ao Wang (’21 PhD) is a visiting assistant professor of finance at WSU Vancouver. She enjoys research and is passionate about teaching. Her research focuses on mutual fund managerial skills and performance. She taught Introduction to Financial Management and Intermediate Financial Management before joining WSU Vancouver.