Leadership Team

Meet the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Leadership Team:

Dean Brett J.L. Landry, Ph.D., CISSP

Brett Landry, Ph.D., CISSPBrett J. L. Landry is the college's dean and professor of cybersecurity. For more than 20 years, he has worked in information security in the public and private sectors. Landry has been instrumental in the college's AACSB accreditation efforts, the implementation of M.S. in technology programs, and university technology initiatives; additionally, he is responsible for the University of Dallas' certification as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Landry earned his doctorate from Mississippi State University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Email: cobdean@udallas.edu

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs Greg Bell, Ph.D.

Greg Bell, Ph.D.Greg Bell received his doctorate in strategic management from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is serving as the associate dean of faculty affairs and associate professor of management. He teaches courses in global entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility and sustainability. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in economics (1991) and MBA in finance (1992) at the University of North Texas, he joined Fidelity Investments, where he served for over 12 years. He later taught courses in international finance and corporate finance at Dallas Baptist University (2001-2005) and corporate strategy at the University of Texas at Arlington (2005-2008).

Bell’s research on corporate governance and international business has been published in leading management and entrepreneurship journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and others. Since joining the University of Dallas he has helped develop the Sustainable Business Network, Entrepreneurship Society, and the Executives on Campus programs.

Email: gbell@udallas.edu

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs Sheila Howard

Sheila HowardSheila Howard joined the University of Dallas in 1990 and held numerous positions before assuming her current role of assistant dean for undergraduate business programs in August 2016. Howard oversees all operations for the undergraduate business program in addition to teaching undergraduates in the college of business. She graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in recreation and parks administration and an M.Ed. in higher education administration. Howard has one son, Cody, who is an avid traveler. When she isn’t following her son’s travels online, you can find her planning her next trip to the beach or cheering for the Dallas Stars.

Email: showard@udallas.edu

Marketing & Communications Manager Chris Petrawski

Chris PetrawskiChris Petrawski joined the Marketing & Communications Department in September 2015 as the marketing and communications manager for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. Petrawski manages the marketing and communications activities related to the college of business focusing on enrollment growth and advancing the reputation of the college and the university. He graduated in 2009 from the University of Arkansas with a B.S.B.A. in marketing management and in 2017 from the University of Texas at Dallas with an M.S. in marketing. Petrawski has been married to his wife, Amy, since 2014; they have a son, Harrison, and a puggle, Harvey.

Email: cpetrawski@udallas.edu

Graduate Admissions Director Breonna Collins

Breonna CollinsBreonna Collins has been working in higher education for over a decade. She joined the University of Dallas in 2013 and is currently the graduate admissions director for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, where she oversees the recruitment and admissions process for prospective students. Collins received a bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M University and an M.Ed. in higher education administration from Abilene Christian University. She is currently a doctoral student at Abilene Christian University working on her Ed.D. in organizational leadership with an emphasis in higher education. Collins is passionate about adult education, international diversity initiatives, enrollment management and student engagement.

Email: bcollins@udallas.edu

Associate Director of Corporate Relations & Partnerships Ben Gibbs

Ben GibbsBenjamin Gibbs holds a B.A. in History with an international studies concentration and MBA from the University of Dallas. Gibbs currently serves as the associate director of corporate relations and partnerships and major initiatives where he builds relationships with large and small corporations and nonprofits focusing on talent development, education, consulting and research, recruiting, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to this role, he served in fundraising, research, and program development capacities at various government and nonprofit organizations. Gibbs is an active member of the Dallas Regional Chamber, Business Council for the Arts, and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Email: bgibbs@udallas.edu

Center for Executive Education Jenn Howard

Jennifer HowardJennifer Howard has over 18 years of experience in scheduling, coordinating, tracking and managing long- and short-term projects from inception to completion. She has worked for the University of Dallas for the past eight years as the main point of contact for professional development students and instructors. Howard and her partner, Bryan, live in Little Elm, spending their time gardening and caring for their rescue animals.

Email: jlhoward@udallas.ed 

Academic Operations Manager Joan Martin

Joan MartinJoan Martin joined the University of Dallas in August 2012.

Email: jmartin@udallas.edu


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