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Management and Marketing


  • Jan Owens

    Chair, Management and Marketing Department; Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

    Professor Owens enjoys teaching courses in Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, and Marketing Communications, and supervising senior thesis projects. Her research interests focus on marketing strategy; branding and private label development; retail and pricing strategy; and database and interactive marketing. 

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  • Thomas Groleau

    Professor of Management and Marketing

    Professor Groleau’s teaching focuses on statistics, analytics, and operations. In addition to teaching, he has worked with businesses including Kentucky Utilities, Greentree Applied Systems, AptarGroup, and Press-Ganey Associates.

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  • Greg Barron

    Senior Lecturer

    Greg Barron joined the Carthage Collage faculty in 2017 from SC Johnson, headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin where he most recently held the title of Senior Vice President — New Business Development. Mr. Barron has extensive experience in marketing, sales, finance, and general management. He has spent more than half of his career working outside the United States.

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  • Jennifer Madden

    Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing

    Jennifer Madden has a wealth of experience in capacity building, strategic planning, facilitation, training, and providing technical assistance to the nonprofit sector, the private sector, and government agencies. In addition to an extensive background in real estate development and project finance, Prof. Madden has expertise in economic development strategy, project management, research, and fund development.

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  • Mark Miller

    Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

    Professor Mark Miller joined the Carthage faculty in 2004 after 31 years of business experience with one of the world’s largest agricultural and construction companies, CNH in Racine, Wis. He is known nationally for his expertise in supply chain management functions, including purchasing, inventory management, and logistics.

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  • Colleen O’Brien

    Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing

    Professor Colleen O’Brien teaches courses in management and business and technology. She has more than 22 years of experience in corporate finance at SC Johnson and IIT Research Institute (Chicago). She has extensive experience in process improvement, strategic planning, and team leadership/management.

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  • Michael Phegley

    Director, Mock Trial Program; Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

    Director, Mock Trial Program; Associate Professor of Management and Marketing Professor Michael Phegley is a practicing attorney with Phegley Law Offices LLC, a three attorney firm which concentrates on family, criminal, labor and employment law, as well as alternative dispute resolution. He is the municipal judge for the Village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County and serves as a judicial court commissioner for Racine County. He is the director and faculty advisor for the Carthage Mock Trial Program.

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  • Julio Rivera

    Professor of Management, Marketing, and Geospatial Science

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    Julio Rivera is concerned with helping students understand and research “Big Data” problems and applying different methodologies to their work.  The area of data analytics he focuses on is “Location Intelligence and Business Geographics” as he integrates a variety of analytic tools in his teaching including Geographic Information Science (GIS), visualization techniques, statistical packages, and spreadsheet programs.  He brings the Business Geographics approach to his courses in Marketing, Statistics, GIS, Data Analytics, and Visualization and challenges students to solve problems rather than memorize answers.

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  • Joseph Shields

    Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing

    Professor Joseph (J.J.) Shields teaches courses in marketing and sales management.  He has worked for several major corporations, including Miller Brewing Co., ABB Robotics, and Snap-on. Prof. Shields is the founder (and a board member) of Velocity Consulting, the first student-run, full-service consulting agency in the country.

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Additional Faculty

Lisa Franklin
Adjunct Faculty, Management and Marketing
Clausen Center 213

Asa Kraning
Adjunct Faculty, Management and Marketing
Clausen Center 213

Terry Morrison
Adjunct Faculty, Management and Marketing
Clausen Center 213

Theodore Ruffalo
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing
Clausen Center 213

Benjamin Taft
Adjunct Faculty, Economics, Management and Marketing
Clausen Center 213

Paul Volbrecht
Adjunct Faculty, Management and Marketing
Clausen Center 213

  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2018), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • Scheduled to open in fall 2018, a new residential tower will offer suite-style housing and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about The Tower

    • You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wings, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • 96% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

    • Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. 95% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more

    • In the course Business to Business Marketing, Carthage students brainstorm an original product or service, study its feasibility, and carry out a marketing plan. Like on TV, the entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of experts led by marketing professor J.J. Shields, who cut his shark teeth at Miller Brewing and ABB Robotics. 

    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • As a freshman in the highly selective Honors Program, learn how to gain expertise in anything from music to forest ecology. After that, tackle a contemporary social, economic, or political problem. If you like, you can live on an Honors-only floor of a Carthage residence hall. 

    • Carthage accounting, finance, management, and marketing professors regularly lead J-Term study tours to such destinations as Sweden, England, Ireland, and China, where students meet with executives and learn first-hand how global businesses operate.

    • Located in the heart of the Chicago-Milwaukee business corridor, you will have plenty of options for internships and jobs.

    • Taking you past just studying the theories of business, Carthage’s READY™ Curriculum Design, a proprietary student-centered philosophy, helps develop the best-prepared business students.

    • Carthage’s Velocity Consulting was the first 100% student-run full-service consulting agency in the country. Students gain incredible experience while providing marketing, branding, accounting, finance, and other support to regional clients. Other schools have since copied the Velocity model, including Harvard University.

    • In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our athletic and recreation center, student union, computer labs, audiovisual production suite, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 10 years. Our new science center caps it off.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to athletic training, neuroscience to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid, a hefty chunk of which is scholarships and grants — including $1.25 million annually from the Presidential Scholarship Competition and numerous Merit Scholarships. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” says biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 30 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from 75% tuition up to full tuition, room, and board. Learn more.

    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about the Carthage core.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Chemistry Club, to Frisbee and Latin Belly Dancing. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • Imagine presenting your original research at an international conference — as an undergraduate. Carthage is dedicated to undergraduate research. Learn more about current opportunities.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked No. 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …