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Meet The Business Administration Faculty

Larry Audler

Lawrence S. Audler, DBA
Business Department Chair

"Call or email me if you have any questions about the Business Administration program or its concentrations."

laudler@olhcc.edu 504-398-2304

Education
Doctor of Business Administration, Grenoble Ecole De Management
MBA Tulane University
BA History, UNO

Professional Experience
Fifteen years as senior consultant and owner of a Human Resource and Management consulting firm in New Orleans area. Major clients were Exxon Mobil, Mobil, Whitney Bank, Sunshine Pages, Marriott Hotels, Les Meridian Hotels. Minor clients were all types of retail, service and manufacturing concerns from the New Orleans area.

Twenty five years in corporate life as a senior Human Resource official.

Responsible for all areas of human resources, from recruiting to labor negotiations.

Academic Experience
Adjunct, full time instructor and business department chair at OLHCC since 2005

Adjunct instructor in Marketing and Management at UNO from 1985 - 2006

Adjunct instructor in Marketing and Management at University of Phoenix from 1996 - 2006

Professional Associations
Past president of HRMA, Human Resource Management Association of New Orleans
Past board member of ASTD, American Society of Training Directors of New Orleans
Past member of New Orleans and Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

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Lillian Grose

Lillian S. Grose, CPA
Assistant  Instructor

Education
BS, Accounting, University of New Orleans
MBA, Tulane University
Fielding Graduate University, Post Graduate “Teaching in the Virtual Classroom” Certificate Program

Professional Experience
Professor Grose has over 35 years of experience in private industry as a Controller and co-owner of an accounting software development company, in public accounting specializing in taxation, and in government working with the Internal Revenue Service.

Academic Experience
Assistant Instructor – Our Lady of Holy Cross College, since 2009
Assistant Professor – Delgado Community College, since 2007
Adjunct Instructor – Concordia College, Mequon, WI, (New Orleans Campus), since 2001
Instructor – Delgado Community College, 2003-2006
Adjunct Instructor – Dowling College, Memphis, Tn. 2005 (Katrina Evacuation)
Adjunct Instructor – Delgado Community College, 2000-2003

Certifications
CPA, Louisiana, 1978, Certificate currently active with continuing education hours up to date
CCM, 1992, certificate not currently active
Online Managerial Accounting Course Certified by Quality Matters, 2009

Professional Associations
Louisiana Society of CPAs

Service Learning Article
Lagniappe Magazine, La CPA publication, See page 7.

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Armine Shahoyan

Armine Shahoyan, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Economics

Education

Ph.D in Economics - Higher Certifying Committee of Russian Federation

BS and MS in Engineering Management, State Engineering University of Armenia, USSR

Academic Experience
Assistant Professor of Economics at OLHCC

Director of Organizational Management Program at Wiley College, Marshall, TX

Associate Professor of Economics at Russian-Armenian State University

Visiting Professor of Economics, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at SUBR, Baton Rouge, LA

Founding Chair of the “Communication Industry Economics and Management ”Department at State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA)

Associate Professor of Economics at “Machine Building Industry Economics and Management”,SEUA

Assistant Professor of Economics at “Machine Building Industry Economics and Management”, SEUA

International Educational Projects Leadership

  • Co-Director of the American-Armenian joint Project “Academic Exchange Program between State Engineering University of Armenia, Grambling State University and Southern University at New Orleans ”
  •  Coordinator of the American-Armenian Educational Project “Establishing a Business Curriculum for the SEUA in partnership with Grambling State University, Southern University at New Orleans and Southern University at Baton Rouge”
  • Core Consultant to the TEMPUS-TACIS project “University- Industry Liaison Center” conducted with Higher Engineering School of Marseille, France, and Polytechnic University of Athens, Greece

Non-Academic Experience
National Expert/Consultant to the Study Team of Japan International Cooperation Agency for the Intergovernmental program “The study On Master Plan for development of the private sector in Armenia “

Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Armenia on Industrial Policy Issues

Professional Associations

  • Fulbright Alumni Association
  •  American Economic Association
  • Advisory Board member of the College of Industrial Engineering at American University in Armenia
  • Member of Fellowship Selection Committee Board of Caucasus Research Resource Center of Eurasia Foundation – Armenia.
 

Professional Field of Interests
International Aspects of Higher Education, International Economics and International Business, Industrial Management.

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Lesli Fumar

Lesli Fumar
Adjunct Business Instructor

Education
MA, University of Phoenix
BA, Nicholls State University

Professional Experience
Professor Fumar has worked as a writer, editor, and photographer for area publications and national websites. She has sales and marketing experience in print, online and broadcast with a premier bridal magazine, WWL TV and wwltv.com, while her management experience is with trade organizations. Professor Fumar's client base for marketing consulting ranges from horticulture to education.

Academic Experience
Delgado Community College January 2005 to present - Classes include Principles of Management, Business Communications, Introduction to Business, Personal Finance, and Human Relations in Business.

Our Lady of Holy Cross College - April 2005 to present - Classes include Executive Development in Tourism, Oral Communications in Business, Principles of Marketing, Marketing Research, and Introduction to Business.

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Jason Rabalais

Jason A. Rabalais, Sr.

Adjunct Business Instructor

 

Education
M.B.A. Loyola University New Orleans
B.A. Loyola University New Orleans

Professional Experience
Professor Rabalais is the former Chief Operating Officer for the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency. With over 30 years of diverse managerial experience, he is currently the Chief Financial Officer at MAC-RE, LLC. After receiving his Accounting degrees, Professor Rabalais undertook the management of the state of Louisiana's largest private employer's Credit and Contracts directorship while also performing lobbying activities in support of the Avondale Shipyards' construction operations. With the passage of the Louisiana Gaming and Economic Development Act, he held the unique distinction as the only Louisiana resident to become a casino General Manager in 1993 for the highly successful Boomtown Casino-New Orleans.

Academic Experience
Professor Rabalais recognizes the importance of education which has led him to serve as the Director of Executive Education for the University of New Orleans, administering to the University Masters of Business programs in New Orleans and Jamaica in addition to a Masters of Health Care Management. He has spent many years in the college classroom teaching undergraduate courses such as Business Policy, Accounting, Finance, Casino Management and Industrial Marketing.

 

Professional Associations
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse-served as Board of Director
Former member of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Political Action Committee

 

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George Simno III

George Simno, JD, Ph.D.
Adjunct Business Instructor

 

Education
Ph.D Urban and Public Affairs, University of New Orleans
LL.M., Energy and Environment, Tulane University Law School
J.D. Loyola University Law School
B.B.A. Loyola University of the South

Professional Experience
Thirty-seven years as a Litigation Attorney practicing in the field of governmental, civil, criminal and environmental law.
General Counsel, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans 1988 - present.
Former Deputy City Attorney;
Assistant United States Attorney;
Assistant District Attorney;
Conflict Panel Attorney Office of the Federal Public Defender, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1977 - present.
Admitted to practice before all courts in the state of Louisiana, United States District Court, Eastern & Middle Districts of Louisiana and United States Court of Appeal Fifth Circuit.

Military Education/Experience
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserve.
Served as Staff Judge Advocate - 1191st U.S. Army Transportation Terminal, 27th U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Detachment and 2nd Military Law Center.
Former Commander 27th Judge Advocate General Detachment.
Graduate, National Defense University
United States Army Command and General Staff College
United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School
United States Army Transportation School
United States Army Armor School

Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar Association;
Past President, Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers
Past Member, American Bar Association, Assn. Trial Lawyers of America
Charter Member, Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Ronald Jung, JD, MBA
Adjunct Business Instructor

 

Ronald has been in the banking business for 42 years. Currently, he is the Vice President of Whitney Bank New Orleans. Ronald has been an OLHCC Adjunct Instructor for 13+ years.

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