About

Dr. Attila Cseh

Department Head And Associate Professor of Economics

Dr. Cseh joined the Marketing and Economics faculty of the Langdale College of Business at Valdosta State University in the fall of 2006. He has a B.A. (Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary), an MA (Central Missouri State University), and a Ph.D. (University of Kentucky) in Economics. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Cseh worked for the Hungarian Debt Management Agency. At VSU, Dr. Cseh teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Health Economics, and International Economics courses. His research focuses on the labor market consequences of mental health and on public policy aimed at mental health.

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Dr. Ralph C. Allen

Professor Emeritus of Economics

 Dr. Allen has served as Dean of the Langdale College of Business since July 2005. Prior to being selected as Dean, Dr. Allen was the Head of Langdale College's Department of Marketing and Economics and Director of the MBA Program. As a Professor of Economics, he taught economics courses at Valdosta State University since 1982.

Dr. Ralph C. Allen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Emory University, a Masters of Science in Mathematical Statistics from Georgia State University, and a Doctorate degree in Economics from Georgia State University in Atlanta. As the author of over forty research journal articles and papers, Dr. Allen has received research awards from the Langdale College of Business. His primary research interests are in the fields of applied micro theory, economics of crime, and macro-foundations.

Dr. Allen is married with three children.  

Dr. David Campbell

Associate Professor Emeritus of Marketing

Dave Campbell received his BA in Environmental Sciences from Tahoe College, CA (1971) and MS in Management from Troy State University, AL (1982). After retiring from the US Air Force in 1982, he received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas (1987) Before coming to VSU, he taught at Old Dominion University and University of Alabama, Huntsville. He published a number of articles in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing ScienceJournal of Healthcare Marketing and other leading journals. COBA students twice made him a finalist for Best Teacher. He was twice named a Fulbright Scholar, serving in P.R. China and, after retirement from VSU, Portugal. Dr. Campbell has remained active since retirement from VSU in 1999. Among other activities, he taught for a year in Korea and Japan; completed his second Fulbright assignment; and served a semester with Semester At Sea, visiting and teaching in ten countries in 103 days. He and his wife, Kathleen, have lived in Carson City, NV since 2000.

Dr. Zulal Denaux

Professor of Economics

Dr. Zulal Sogutlu Denaux joined the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration faculty in 2002. She received her BA in economics from the Political Science Faculty, Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey. In 1994, she came to the USA to pursue her graduate studies. She received her MBA (1995) from New Hampshire College, a M.E. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) in economics with a minor in statistics from North Carolina State University. After graduating, she worked at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina where she received 2001-2002 MBA professor of the year. Her research and teaching interests are macroeconomics, economic growth and development, econometrics, and international trade. 

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Dr. Aubrey Fowler

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Aubrey R. Fowler III is an assistant professor of marketing at Valdosta State University where he frequently regales students with his various and varied consumption stories, including—but certainly not limited to—tales of his trip to China with his wife, his interests in sundry popular culture phenomenon, and classically training his cat.  In his spare time, he listens to music, watches movies, and realizes his heavy metal dreams and nurtures his inner rock star playing Guitar Hero.  But his spare time is limited these days because he is actively researching a variety of topics including consumer transformation, interaction rituals, and the emotional aspects of consumer behavior.

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Dr. Jie Fowler

Assistant Professor of Marketing

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Dr. Gary Futrell

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Gary Daniel Futrell studied fashion design at Middlesex University (London, England) before completing his undergraduate degree in fashion merchandising at Radford University (Radford, VA). He received his master’s degree in Global Marketing Management from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) in 2006. Prior to pursuing his PhD at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), Gary served over eight years as an officer in the U.S. Army and gained over 15 years experience in the services and retail industries. He last served as the vice president of marketing for one of the oldest continually operated construction and project management firms in the country.

His research interests focus on services marketing and consumer behavior; and his teaching interest include healthcare marketing, sales management, and principles of marketing.

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez

Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Luis J. Gonzalez joined the Langdale College of Business Administration in the fall of 2011 as a tenure-track assistant professor of economics. Dr. Gonzalez had been a visiting assistant professor at Valdosta State University the previous year. Prior to his arrival in Valdosta, Dr. Gonzalez worked in Dallas, Texas for the economic, financial, and strategy consulting firm Analysis Group. Dr. Gonzalez received a BA from Georgetown College (Georgetown, Kentucky, 2003) and an MS and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky (2005 and 2009). His current research focuses on the wealth and health of elderly households and interactions between parents and their children. At Valdosta State University Dr. Gonzalez primarily teaches courses in applied microeconomics and microeconomic theory at both the principles and intermediate levels. He also teaches managerial economics in the Langdale College MBA program.

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Dr. Ellis Heath

Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Ellis Heath is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Langdale College of Business. He joined the faculty in the fall of 2009. Dr. Heath completed his MA in Economics at Youngstown State University in the fall of 2003 and in the spring of 2009 at West Virginia University he finished his PhD in Economics. His fields are monetary economics and international economics. His research empirically investigates financial linkages in the macroeconomy. At Valdosta State University, he teaches Principles of Macroeconomics and Money and Banking.

Dr. Heath is married and has a son and an Australian Cattle dog. He enjoys hiking with his family, mountain biking and scuba diving.

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Dr. Luke Jones

Assistant Professor of Economics

Luke Jones is an Assistant Professor of Economics. He joined the Langdale College of Business in the fall of 2011. His research areas are environmental economics, experimental economics, public economics, and transportation economics. He is currently teaching Principles of Microeconomics.

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Dr. Tim Komarek

Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Komarek joined the Marketing and Economics faculty of the Langdale College of Business at Valdosta State University in the fall of 2012. He has a B.A. (Calvin College, 2006), an MS (Michigan State University, 2010), and a PhD. (Michigan State University, 2012). While finishing his PhD Dr. Komarek taught at Alma College. At VSU, Dr. Komarek teaches Principles of Microeconomics and Urban and Regional Economics. His research interests include local labor markets, applied and spatial econometrics and forecasting.

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Dr. David B. Kulmeier

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Dr. Kuhlmeier first joined the Langdale College of Business in Fall 2006 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing.  He became a full-time, tenure-track faculty member starting in Fall 2007 and is a faculty participant in the 2008 Study Abroad Program in Karlsruhe, Germany, a member of the University Web Editorial Board, and a member of the University Minority and Diversity Committee.  Originally from Iowa, Dr. Kuhlmeier received his B.A. in Public Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, IA.  He received his Master of Arts in International Affairs from Florida State University and a Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, AZ.  Dr. Kuhlmeier has worked as an international freight forwarder in New York City; as the Director of the European Office in London, England for the Florida Department of Commerce, and as the Director of the Charleston, SC Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.  Dr. Kuhlmeier earned his Ph.D. in Marketing from Florida State University where he was awarded the University’s prestigious Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.  His areas of emphasis are international business, business-to business marketing, and electronic commerce.  His dissertation dealt with the effect of Internet technology on the exporter – intermediary relationship, especially the role of trust.  Dr. Kuhlmeier is a proud, single parent of three children with whom he enjoys spending time.  He is a former college-level baseball umpire, enjoys various outdoor pursuits, and teaches religious education classes in his church. 

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Dr. James A. Muncy

Professor of Marketing

Jim Muncy is Professor of Marketing.  Primarily he teaches in the areas of buyer behavior and sales.  He received his BA (with honors) in psychology from Texas Tech in 1978 and his Ph.D. in marketing from Texas Tech in 1983.  Dr. Muncy has also taught at the University of Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Clemson University.  He came to Valdosta State University in 1993.  Dr. Muncy has published numerous articles that have appeared in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing and Public Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Marketing Education, Advances in Consumer Research, and other marketing related journals.  Dr. Muncy spent five years as the Executive Director for the Association for Consumer Research, the largest consumer research association in the world.  He is also a frequent speaker to many business firms, civic groups, and religious organizations.  Dr. Muncy and his wife Lisa served for six years as Co-Presidents of the Valdosta Area Homeschooling Association.  

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Dr. Timothy Reisenwitz

Associate Professor of Marketing

Timothy H. Reisenwitz received two BA degrees from East Stroudsburg University and an MBA from the University of Scranton, both in Pennsylvania.  He received his doctoral degree from Cleveland State University in 2002.  He has been at VSU since the Fall of 2002. 

Dr. Reisenwitz is published in several journals, including Marketing Management Journal, Marketing Education Review, and Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, among others.  His research interests include nostalgia advertising, tourism, and health care marketing, to name a few.  He has taught many marketing courses in the past, but here at VSU his focus is on the senior capstone course in Marketing, Strategic Planning, Retail Marketing, as well as the classroom and web MBA Marketing course, and Strategic Marketing.

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Dr. Cynthia Royal Tori

Professor of Economics

Dr. Cynthia Royal Tori is a professor of economics at the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business at Valdosta State University.   Dr. Tori's primary research interests center on financial services, central banking, international trade, and returns to education.  Her research has been published in several journals including the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Atlantic Economic Journal, and the International Journal of Economics and Finance.   Dr. Tori is the writer and editor of the South Georgia Business Outlook, a quarterly on-line publication that discusses and forecasts the expected economic conditions for the thirty-two counties that comprise the South Georgia region.  A summary of Greater-Valdosta forecast may also be read in the Progress magazine.  As a member of the Center for Business and Economics Research, Dr. Tori has completed several impact studies and has worked closely with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce on several projects including the Chamber’s IMPACT 2012 project.  Dr. Tori's greatest professional joy is working with and preparing her students for their chosen careers and expanding their understanding of the macro-economy and policy decisions.  Dr. Tori received her BS in finance from the University of Florida. After four years of working in the banking industry, she entered graduate school at University Kentucky where she received her Ph.D. in economics.

Dr. Tori is married with three children. Her hobbies include boating, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.