Professors Rhame, Bell Promoted to Lead Students, Faculty
Date published: April 13, 2016
The University of Dallas’ Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business has announced
the appointment of two associate deans: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Susan
Rhame and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Greg Bell.
“Dr. Rhame and Dr. Bell have been outstanding professors, scholars and colleagues,
and the college will benefit greatly from their leadership and vision,” Interim Dean
and Associate Professor Brett J. L. Landry said. “Both embody the scholar-practitioner
concept and contribute significantly to our efforts of becoming a first-choice institution
for practice-oriented business education.”
In 2008, Rhame joined the college of business accounting faculty. She was promoted
to associate professor in 2015.
Rhame earned a doctorate in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington (UT
Arlington), her master’s degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) and her undergraduate
degree from Mississippi State University. After completing her degree at LSU and becoming
a certified public accountant, Rhame worked at Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young)
in its Dallas office tax department.
In addition to the University of Dallas, Rhame has taught accounting at several other
institutions, including LSU, UT Arlington, Collin College and Austin College. For
the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, Rhame teaches accounting research methods,
financial statement analysis and intermediate financial accounting. Her research interests
include tax equity, ethics, online pedagogy and retirement planning.
Rhame is a member of both the American Accounting Association and the Texas Society
of CPAs. She also serves on the board of directors for the Institute for Management
Bell earned a doctorate in strategic management from UT Arlington. He serves as associate
professor in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, teaching courses in sustainability
and corporate strategy.
After obtaining a master of business administration (MBA) in finance from the University
of North Texas in 1992, he joined Fidelity Investments, where he stayed for over 12
years. After working in the financial sector, Bell transitioned into teaching. In
addition to the University of Dallas, he’s taught courses in international and corporate
finance at Dallas Baptist University and corporate strategy at UT Arlington.
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 and Practice and more.
Since joining the University of Dallas, Bell has also helped develop the Sustainable
Business Network, the Entrepreneurship Society and the Executives on Campus programs.