College of Business Faculty

Ryan Tipton, DBA

Dean for the College of Business Administration
Professor

E: rtipton@usw.edu
P: 575-492-2137
B: Tucker Business Building

Education:
DBA--Walden University
MBA--University of Texas, Permian Basin
BBA--University of Texas, Permian Basin

Professional Highlights:
Energy Industry Consultant
Petroleum Industry executive and board member
Private owner of oil and gas production company
Former private owner of petroleum pipeline company
Former private owner of drilling and exploration company
Former private owner of purchasing and transportation company
Former private owner of restaurant



David Arnold, DM

Associate Professor
Campus Steward

E:
darnold@usw.edu
P: 575-492-2124 OR 1-800-530-4400, Ext. 2124
B: Tucker Business Building, Room 123

Education:
DM--Colorado Technical University
MBA--Baylor University
MBA--University of Texas, Permian Basin
BBA--College of the Southwest

Professional Highlights

Former owner of oil-field construction business
Memberships in New Mexico Association of Financial Aid Administrators, Southwest Association of Financial Aid Administrators, National Association of Student Affairs Administrators, and the Academy of Management.

Over twenty years of experience in Higher Ed in areas of executive leadership, enrollment management, financial aid, athletics, residence life, campus security, food service, mail service, facilities management, design and build, and academic leadership.
Fifteen years of teaching responsibility at the Undergraduate level and six years of experience teaching at the Graduate level. Subject areas include: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Business Law, and Economics.


Daniel Castillo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

E: dcastillo@usw.edu
P: 575-492-2135
B: Tucker Business Building, Room 115

Education:
Ph.D--ULACIT, Costa Rica
MBA--National University
BA--UNADECA, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Professional Highlights:
Business Consultant
Owner of an Accounting service firm
Former Finance Executive at Dole Fresh Fruit Corporation
Former President of Valle de Angeles Hospital in Honduras C.A




Jazmine Brantley, DED

Assistant Professor

E: jbrantley@usw.edu

P: 575-492-2196

Education:
DED--New Mexico State University
MBA--Harding University
BS in Agribusiness Management--Alabama A&M University

Professional Highlights:
USDA 1890 National Scholar Recipient
Farm Loan Officer with the USDA's Farm Service Agency
Online Content Developer 
Economic Development Specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System 





Laura Hunt, DBA
Assistant Professor
DBA Research Chair

E: lhunt@usw.edu
P: 575-492-2161
B: Tucker Business Building, Room 123A



Education:
D.B.A., University of the Southwest
M.B.A., Baker College
B.A., Texas Tech University

Professional Highlights:
Small Business Management

  • Petroleum Industry
  • Sporting and Outdoor Goods and Services
Higher Education Administration, Marketing, and Fiscal Management
College of Business Administration Assistant Professor
Doctor of Business Administration - Research Chair




Sandy Wilkinson, MBA

Director of Graduate Admissions & Student Support for the College of Business Administration DBA Program
Graduate Center Director
Colleague Implementation Director

E: swilkinson@usw.edu
P: 1-833-879-4723 ext 701

Education:
MBA in Marketing--University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM
MBA--Southern Wesleyan University, Greenville, SC
BA in Marketing & Graphic Design--Defiance College, Defiance, OH

Professional Highlights:
14 years of professional experience in customer service,management, office administration, marketing, graphic design, accounting & account management.
Former Marketing Manager



Amanda Guzman
Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Support for the College of Business Administration

E: aguzman@usw.edu
P: 575-492-2176
B: Tucker Business Building, Room 120
 
Education:
BA in Communications--Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX











Brianna Lopez, MBA
Operations Director - College of Business Administration
MBA Admissions and Student Support Director

E: blopez@usw.edu
P: 575-492-2163
B: Tucker Business Building, Room 101

Education:
MBA in Marketing--University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM
MBA in Strategic Management--University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM
BS in Kinesiology & Exercise Science--University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM