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

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

E: lhunt@usw.edu
P: 
B: 

Education:
DBA in Strategy and Innovation--University of the Southwest
MBA in Finance--Baker College
BA in Psychology/Sociology--Texas Tech University

Professional Highlights:
First doctoral graduate from USW
First DBA graduate offered by a primary university campus in the State of New Mexico
Small Business Management - Entrepreneurial experience in family-owned small business operations within Petroleum Industry and Sporting/Outdoor Goods and Services
Higher Education Administration and Fiscal Management – 15 years experience within governmental programs that serve students
Qualitative Research - expertise in data-driven decision making through application of strategic planning and qualitative research toward best practices for student success in higher education setting
Coordinator of Higher Learning Commission Accreditation at a community college capacity
Marketing and Communications - experience with various media advertising including collaborative videography for higher education television commercials within multilingual capacities
YogaFit Worldwide Instructor


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