Education: BA University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D. - University of California, Davis.
Scott Chambers joined Linfield College in 1990. He teaches investments, financial institutions, and a seminar in securities markets including ten days of field study in New York City. Scott speaks frequently on economics and investments at national and international conferences. Recently, he addressed the Western and Midwestern State Treasurers in Jackson, Wyoming, the Bank of New York's Higher Education Investment Officers Forum in New York City, and groups of pension executives in Tokyo and Shanghai. He regularly discusses the outlook for investment markets and investment approaches in higher education endowment management. Scott is a recipient of Linfield's Edith Green Faculty Award for excellence in teaching and research, has served as the College's Vice President for Finance and Administration, and was a Visiting Fellow at the Nottingham Business School in the United Kingdom. Since 2000, he has served on the Board of Directors of First Federal Savings and Loan of McMinnville.
Education: B.S. in Management from Linfield College; Masters of Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College; ABD (All but dissertation) in Doctor of Business Administration-George Fox University
Virlena Crosley joined the faculty of Linfield College in 2011, where she teaches courses in strategic management and human resource management. Her experience includes five years of teaching college management, leadership, and other business courses in the U.S. and China, and two years as an adjunct instructor with Linfield. Her academic interests include Workforce Development, Human Resources Management Accounting, in particular managerial and tax accounting,and employment laws. Virlena is in the dissertation phase of her Doctorate in Business Administration program at George Fox University. Previously, Virlena held management positions with the State of Oregon, the last of which was Director for the Employment Department. During her six years as director, she was responsible for 47 field offices across Oregon and over 1500 employees. Virlena has also worked under contract with firms and organizations such as Accenture and the National Association of Workforce Agencies on projects such as the establishment of one-stop job and career centers in the Caribbean.
Education: Education: B.A. Lewis and Clark College; MBA Eastern New Mexico University; and MBA Golden Gate University; CPA
Rich Emery came to Linfield in 1986 from California State University, San Bernardino. He is a CPA in California and Oregon with 15 years of public accounting experience. Prior to entering academe, he was a partner in a four-partner CPA firm in southern California. His research interests include the European Union and individual taxation. He regularly presents at the University of Nebraska, Omaha's European Studies Conference. His academic interests include individual income taxation, income tax policy and the European Union.
Rich is active in college governance. In recent years he has served as chair of Linfield's Curriculum and Faculty Benefits & Budget Committees as well as Moderator of the Faculty Assembly. Professionally, he served on the Oregon Board of Accountancy's Qualifications Committee for six years, three years as chair. He has also served on the Lincoln City Planning Commission for eight years, four as chair.
Education: Linfield College, B.S. Accounting, magna cum laude; Willamette University College of Law, J.D.
Denise Farag began teaching on the Linfield campus in 2008. She currently teaches Business Law I, Business Law II, International Business Law, and Sport Management courses. Her academic interests include tax law, laws impacting small businesses and non-profit/exempt organizations, and sports law. Denise serves as the faculty coordinator for the newly developed Sport Management minor. Previously, Denise was a practicing business law, tax, and estate planning attorney. She also helped found and continues to provide legal and accounting oversight to American Banking Equipment Company, which wholesales used banking related equipment throughout the U.S. and Canada. Denise is an active volunteer in the local community, and serves on numerous boards and committees.
Education: B. of Commerce, University of Alberta; M.B.A., Ph.D. University of Washington
Malcolm Greenlees is the Glenn and Helen Jackson Professor of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Professor Greenlees joined Linfield in 1984, where he teaches courses in managerial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, entrepreneurship, and related topics. Previously, Malcolm held faculty positions at the University of Nevada-Reno and Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Malcolm is the author of several books and articles dealing with economics and financial management. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Educator for Oregon Award granted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Linfield College International Ambassador Award. Malcolm has substantial experience in management consulting, taxation and auditing for a wide variety of business and not-for-profit organizations.
Education: BA, MBA University of Oregon; CPA
Michael Jones is the Harold C. Elkinton Professor of Accounting. A member of the Linfield Business Department faculty since 1977, he specializes in financial reporting and teaches courses in financial accounting, advanced accounting, intermediate accounting, and related topics.
Michael has extensive experience in international financial reporting and the consolidation of foreign investments by U.S. companies. His career in public accounting includes working in Switzerland, Germany, and China, as well as the U.S. Aside from his teaching responsibilities at Linfield, Michael travels to China several times each year to teach U.S. financial reporting standards to Chinese accountants seeking CPA licensure.
Education: B.A., Marylhurst University M.A., University of Portland DBA, George Fox University
Tyler Laird-Magee joined Linfield College in 2007. She teaches courses in management, organizational behavior, sales management, promotions management, international marketing, and consumer behavior. Previously, Tyler taught for over a decade as a Visiting Instructor at the University of Portland, and an adjunct instructor at the University of Portland; George Fox University; Marylhurst University; Saint Martin's University; City University of Seattle, Beijing Campus; and Wuhan University of Technology, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China.
Tyler brings over 25 years' experience in marketing and management to her role at Linfield, having held senior-level positions in Fortune 500 corporations as well as venture-capital start ups in technology, software, and financial services. Her research focus includes the nexus between marketing's "5th P" and employee empowerment, management and cultural intelligence, and cross-cultural teaching effectiveness.
Education: B.A. University of Bonn, Germany; M.B.A., Ph.D. Washington State University
Michelle Nelson joined the faculty of Linfield College in 2000. She teaches courses in marketing, marketing research, social entrepreneurship, and related topics. She also serves as internship supervisor for the Business Department. Michelle holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Washington State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
Her research interests include advertising effects, entrepreneurial behavior and direct marketing by entrepreneurs.
Education: University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., Economics, Magna Cum Laude; University of Southern California, M.B.A., Finance
Madeleine Romero has a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Southern California. She began at Linfield in 2010 and teaches Financial Management, Financial Theory, and Topics in Finance.
Prior to joining Linfield Madeleine was a faculty member at the College of Business at Oregon State University (OSU) and the University Honors College at OSU, where she taught courses in corporate finance, personal finance, and accounting. She additionally has held management positions in corporate acquisitions and development in the health care industry. Madeleine has received national recognition for exceptional teaching and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards while at OSU and California State University at Fullerton.
Education: B.A. Psychology and English, Michigan State University; Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Tennessee.
Sharon Wagner joined Linfield College in 2010, where she serves as Chair of the Business Department. She teaches courses in leadership, organizational behavior, and business ethics. Her research is focused on corporate altruism, corporate reputation, performance measurement, and the business impact of organization development. Sharon formerly held faculty, program director, and associate dean roles at the University of San Francisco, Golden Gate University, and Middle Tennessee State University, where she was honored for excellence in teaching and research. She has provided strategic business consulting to a variety of industries, and built and led the workforce analytics practice for Genentech, an international biotechnology corporation.
Education: B.A. English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.Ed. Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Rachel Parker joined the staff at Linfield College in June of 2011. She comes from western Massachusetts where she has been living, working and attending the University Massachusetts in Amherst. Rachel has been a teacher and department head for Special Education at the Amherst Regional High School. She also has worked with the University of Massachusetts; her experience includes assisting the Editor of the Journal of Special Education Leadership and has been an adjunct lecturer for Special Education.
Along with her assistance to the Business Department, Rachel is also supporting the work of the Linfield Center for the Northwest, located in T J Day Hall.