College Leadership

College Leadership

Executive Education Program: Women as Leaders and Negotiators SRAM Welcome Reception with Director Dr. Larry Williams 2016 CBA Faculty and Staff Awards Dean's Advisory Board Awards Luncheon Honorees for 2016 Dr. Donde Plowman with Clifton family at Husker football game Dr. Donde Plowman helps celebrate 200 days of construction of new CBA building being erected at 14th and Vine Governor Pete Ricketts, Dr. Donde Plowman, Angie Klein and Tonn Ostergard at Partnership Summit Dr. Donde Plowman surveys wall to be placed in new CBA building Dr. Donde Plowman toured Midwest Steel of Lincoln to see first-hand the work going into the new CBA building Dr. Donde Plowman greets management students who helped the Lincoln community by awarding $10,000 in grant money through the Strive to Thrive class project Executive Insights panel facilitated by Dr. Donde Plowman and featuring Bill Gerber, Andrea Gronenthal '91, David Graff '05 and Kevin Yost '89 New masters students at CBA are welcomed by Dr. Donde Plowman Dr. Donde Plowman with alumni and friends at the Back to School Bash The new Freshmen Leadership Council meets with Dr. Donde Plowman Undergraduate Women in Business perform 2015 Advisory Board Awards Luncheon Honorees Groundbreaking ceremony for the new CBA building Dr. Donde Plowman speaking at Chamber Women in Business Event Presenting to more than 200 Partnership Summit Luncheon attendees Back to School Bash UNL administrators on the Big Red Express Whistle Stop Tour across Nebraska Head Basketball Coach Tim Miles and College of Engineering Dean Tim Wei The third annual DREAM BIG Academy for high school juniors UNL Parent's Weekend Oxford 25th Reunion with Dr. Martin Holmes and Dr. Nicholas Horsewood from England UNL athletic director Shawn Eichorst at the CBA Advisory Board Summit 2013 Dean's Advisory Board Awards The 2013 Dean's Advisory Board Awards were presented at the UNL Champion's Club in April CBA Faculty and Staff Award recipients 2013 Employer Partners Day CBA alumni and friends in Naples, Florida Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Awards Banquet 2012 CBA Women in Business Breakfast Dr. Jim Thomas, former dean of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Omaha high school teachers and counselors at a CBA Tailgate CBA Tailgate for Wisconsin football game Dr. Donde Plowman with her CBA sunglasses and a photo of her sons Del Lienemann, Sr., and his family on football Saturday Publishing magnate and former U.S. presidential candidate Steve Forbes 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Duane Acklie

Donde Plowman

Donde Plowman

Dr. Donde Ashmos Plowman is the James Jr. and Susan Stuart Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She came to CBA in 2010 as the ninth dean in the history of the school, and guided the college through a transitionary period, which included joining the Big Ten Conference in 2011.

Under Dean Plowman’s leadership, the college has experienced rapid growth, including construction of a new $84 million, 240,000-square-foot building due to open in August 2017. It is the largest academic project in recent history at UNL and exclusively built through private donations from alumni for future alumni.

In October 2016, the University of Nebraska Foundation awarded Dean Plowman the Harlan J. Noddle Award for Distinguished Development Service for her efforts in raising $150 million for the college, including more than $80 million for the new building. She was also instrumental in forming the Dr. Don O. Clifton Strengths Institute made possible by a $30 million gift from the Clifton Family and Gallup organization.

Her efforts to bolster CBA’s mission of molding the next generation of ethical business leaders for Nebraska and the world, have shown immediate benefits with the initiation of many new programs. They include the CBA Honors Academy, Career Services at CBA, a certificate program in Sales Excellence, a new master’s program in intercollegiate athletics administration that partners with Husker Athletics and a new Department of Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management.

With the additional programs, enrollment has also increased the last six years by 22 percent with a 14 percent increase in graduate students in the fall of 2016. Additionally, 70 new faculty members joined CBA under Dean Plowman’s tenure to support the increasing student population.

A well-known scholar in the area of leadership and organizational change, Dean Plowman’s research was featured in The Wall Street Journal in April 2012. Her publications have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Science, Leadership Quarterly, Decision Sciences and several others. She was awarded one of the most highly coveted awards in her field – the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper award for her paper, “Radical Change Accidentally: The Emergence and Amplification of Small Change” in 2008.

Prior to coming to Nebraska, she was head of the Management Department at University of Tennessee. Previously, she was a member of the faculty and associate dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio for nine years. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University.

Dean Donde Plowman with CBA Management Team

CBA Management Team

Shoemaker, Paul A

Paul Shoemaker

Dr. Paul A. Shoemaker is the senior associate dean for faculty and research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. Shoemaker joined CBA in 1989 and served as director of the School of Accountancy for 10 years prior to accepting the new position.

Shoemaker received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, and his areas of expertise include taxation and tax law. His research has been published in top journals such as Advances in Taxation, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Literature and National Tax Journal.

Shoemaker, who holds the BKD, LLP Professorship of Accountancy, was named Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants' Outstanding Accounting Educator in 2000. He also received UNL and CBA Distinguished Teaching Awards during his tenure.

He is a member of the Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, Lincoln Estate Planning Council, UNL Estate and Tax Planning Conference, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Beck, Tammy

Tammy Beck

Dr. Tammy E. Beck joined the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration in 2014 and is currently associate dean for graduate programs and external engagement and associate professor of management. She formerly worked at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she was an assistant professor of management and organization science.

Beck received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at San Antonio and M.B.A. from the University of Houston. Her research interests include

macro-level strategic management, inter-organizational collaboration and organizational resilience. Her research has been published in top journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management and Organization Science.

She has previously held management positions in publicly-traded firms in roles related to strategic, financial and tax planning. Beck also has more than 20 years of professional experience as a CPA.

Dudney, Donna

Donna Dudney

Dr. Donna Dudney is the associate dean for undergraduate programs at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. She earned her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Nebraska in interdepartmental area of business and her MBA from UNL. Her teaching interests include financial institutions and markets, project analysis and investments. Her research interests include asset pricing, market efficiency/market anomalies, fixed income, corporate governance and valuation. Her areas of expertise are financial institutions, financial markets and investing, and managerial economics.

Dudney's publications include “Does the Quality of Financial Advice Affect Prices?” Financial Review; Management Use of Image Restoration Strategies to Address SOX 404 Material Weakness” Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal; and “Should More Local Governments Purchase a Bond Rating?” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

Barrera, Rik

Rik Barrera

Rik Barrera is the assistant dean for business and chief operating officer of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. He oversees all business operations, financial reporting, budget preparation, human resources, facility/plant management, IT operations and staff development.

Barrera joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994 as the chair of the Military Science Department and following

retirement from the U.S. Army in 1998, took the position of business manager of the Beadle Business Center at UNL. Barrera joined the College of Business Administration in October of 2011. Before coming to UNL, he taught leadership, ethics and military law at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He earned a master’s degree in management and human relations from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.

Buss, D'vee K

D'vee Buss

D'vee Buss is an assistant dean for undergraduate programs of the University Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. Buss administers student programming for the college, including recruitment, academic advising, study abroad, learning communities, and academic success. She also supervises the development and delivery of BSAD 101, Business Leadership Development, a

course required for all new freshmen in the College. Buss originally joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975. She received her Ph.D. in education-administration, specializing interests in higher education and college student development. Her doctorate, along with her M.A. in educational psychology, and a B.S. in business administration are from UNL.