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

Donde Ashmos Plowman is the James Jr. and Susan Stuart Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Plowman is the 9th dean of the college and with her arrival in the summer of 2010, also came the news that UNL would join the Big Ten Conference, home to some of the most prestigious public business schools in the country.

Plowman quickly developed a strategic focus for the college to (1) deliver programs with national distinction, (2) conduct high impact research that informs important business questions and (3) deepens the college’s engagement with the larger community.

As dean, Plowman has brought a new focus to the college believing that the world needs leaders who will step up, be courageous, and start something – whether it is a new way of thinking, a new business, an innovation or simply a new way of relating to someone else.

Plowman has led a number of academic innovations including the CBA Honors Academy for high achieving students, a new minor in business for non-business majors, new programs and a new department in supply chain management and analytics, the Center of Sales Excellence, and a new master of business in intercollegiate athletic administration in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Athletics. In five years, the first-time freshmen enrollment has also increased by 66%.

Under her leadership the college created Career Services at CBA and requires a four 1-hour sequence of courses for professional enhancement, readying students for the world of work. Her efforts to grow the faculty of CBA has resulted in 50 new faculty members in five years and the budget of the college has increased by 32%.

Plowman provided the vision for a new CBA building which is funded by alumni for future alumni and located at 14th and Vine streets. Designed by Robert Stern Architects of New York and Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture of Nebraska and built by Hausmann Construction, the new building is scheduled for completion in summer 2017. During her tenure she has raised over $150 million in private funds, including $84 million for the building.

Plowman is a well-known scholar in the area of leadership and organizational change. In 2008 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.”

Prior to joining UNL, Plowman was Head of the Management Department at University of Tennessee. From 1988-2007 Plowman was a member of the faculty and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University. Plowman is married to Dennis Duchon and has two sons.

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.