Dr. D. Larry Crumbley
Dr. Crumbley has written more than 325 articles and 65 books, including 13 educational novels. He was named as one of the only 24 Pioneers of the Profession in their Industry Titans Financial Consultants by NACVA in 2016; AAA Forensic Accounting Section Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015; Distinguished Contribution to the Development of Forensic Accounting, April 2018, University of Toronto; the 2010 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award; and the Society of Louisiana CPA Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award in 2007. He founded both the American Taxation Association and Forensic Accounting Sections of the American Accounting Association, served as President for 4 American Accounting Association sections, and has served on the AAA council for 5 years.
Dr. John De Leon
Dr. De Leon earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to coming to RELLIS, Dr. De Leon was an Assistant Professor of Management at Tarleton State University. His research interests include innovation, legitimacy, and strategic human resource management.
Dr. Swint Friday
Dr. Friday completed a degree in Mathematics with teacher certification at Texas State University and went on to teach middle school math prior to pursuing his Masters in Economics and Doctorate in Finance at Florida State University. From there he served as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of South Alabama for four years and then in 2000 had the opportunity to return to Texas as an Associate Professor of Finance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Currently, he teaches finance with primary teaching interests in personal finance, investments and security analysis and portfolio management.
Dr. Yu-Shan (Sandy) Huang
Dr. Huang enjoys teaching and interacting with students and she strives to create interactive learning experiences that help students achieve their goals. Her research focuses on the management of interfaces between frontline employees and customers and her work has been published in different peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Services Marketing.
Dr. Dimitrios Koutmos
Dr. Dimitrios Koutmos specializes in asset pricing, banking, blockchain technologies, data analytics, derivatives and risk management. He has taught on a range of subjects in China, Europe, and the United States where he is privileged to have worked with a diverse student body over the years. Dimitrios’ passion is in teaching and research, and the interplay between the two. He regularly involves students with his research. In recent years, he has served as an adviser to undergraduate students that have ultimately published their manuscripts in peer-reviewed academic journals pertaining to topics such as artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. Dimitrios’ recent research on blockchain-based cryptocurrencies has featured in news outlets such as Business Insider and Yahoo! Finance. In recent years, he has also been awarded as a recognized reviewer by the European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Research in International Business and Finance, and Economics Letters, respectively.
Marketing & Management
Adjunct faculty member that focuses on Entrepreneurship, Marketing, & other related fields. Professor Sellers career is dedicated to US sales in the Healthcare Industry.
Dr. Kathy Smith
Previously, Dr. Smith taught at TAMU, the University of Mississippi and Murray State University before joining the A&M-Corpus Christi Department of Management and Marketing faculty. Her teaching and research interest include digital marketing, mobile marketing and corporate social responsibility.
Dr. Lawrence Murphy Smith
Dr. Lawrence Murphy Smith’s academic record includes over 200 journal articles, 23 books and monographs, 175 academic conference presentations, 37 research grants, and 28 awards and special recognitions for teaching and research, such as the Outstanding Educator Award from the Texas Society of CPAs. His work has been reported in various news media, including National Public Radio, Fortune, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.