Faculty and Staff

Gregory Delemeester

Greg Delemeester

Title: Milton Friedman Professor of Economics

Department: Business & Economics

Education: Ph.D. in Economics, Texas A&M University, 1989; Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Michigan State University, 1981

Research Interests: Experimental Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Courses (Fall 2014): Economics of Sports, Principles of Microeconomics

Courses (Spring 2015): Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Law & Economics

Phone: (740) 376-4630

Email: greg.delemeester@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

A student can expect to work on applying the economic way of thinking to a variety of current policy issues. Students can also expect to participate — both as “lab rat” and “mad scientist” — in classroom experiments designed to illustrate various economic principles.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy attending MC sporting events, lectures, theatre shows and participating in various sporting activities — including volleyball, wallyball, softball, and golf.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Either format is fine depending on the circumstances.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

Aside from the various classrooms that I teach in, I am partial to Court 2 in the bottom of Dyson Baudo where a group of faculty play a mean game of wallyball every Friday afternoon.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?




Grace Johnson

Grace F. Johnson

Title: McCoy Professor of Management & Accounting

Department: Business & Economics

Education: Master of Accountancy, University of South Florida, 1988; Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of South Florida, 1986

Research Interests: Accounting — internal control, financial reporting disclosures; International Business — rural development, migration

Courses (Fall 2014): Introduction to Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, Business in Global Contexts

Courses (Spring 2015): Introduction to Financial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Accounting Research

Phone: (740) 376-4631

Email: johnsong@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Doing a lot of reading, engaging in a lot of class discussion, and making strong connections between the world of the textbook and the business world.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

Small classes allow me to work with students as individuals.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I am an avid kayaker. Hiking, walking, taking photographs, bowling, swimming, reading, and working in my garden are also enjoyable pastimes.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

No doubt about it: a paper book. Reading is a kinesthetic activity; I have to touch, see, and smell the pages of a book, journal, or newspaper to get the full impact of the words on a page.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

There’s a line of tall pine trees in between Erwin and Irvine Halls. I like to stand under them at all seasons of the year and smell the pine scent, look for hawks building nests in the treetops, and touch the bark of the trees.



Jacqueline Khorassani

Jacqueline Khorassani

Professor of Economics

Dept: Business & Economics




Office: THMS 104

Degrees: Ph.D. in Economics (West Virginia University), 1997; Master's in Economics (University of Oregon), 1982; Bachelor's in Public Relations and Social Affairs (College of Mass Communication, Tehran, Iran), 1975

Year appointed: 1994

Dr. Khorassani’s current research focuses on the inverted classroom pedagogy. She also has conducted research on the causes and effects of the shadow economy as well as the moral hazard effects of deposit insurance.

Dr. Khorassani is the recipient of the “Innovative Teaching Award” at Marietta College. She has also been recognized twice as a finalist for the McCoy Teaching Award. In addition to Marietta College, Dr. Khorassani has conducted classes and seminars at various domestic and foreign universities such as Ohio University, West Virginia University, University of International Relations in Beijing, China, South West University of Economics & Finance in Chengdu, China, Methodist University in Piraciaba, Brazil, and Centro Universitario Metodista Izabela Hendrix in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Dr. Khorassani has presented in the international meetings such as “The Symposium on The Reform of Curriculum for Academic Finance Programs and Bilingual Teaching in Finance” in China. She has published in the Journal of Economic and Finance.



Debora Lazorik

Debora Lazorik

Associate Professor of Business & Economics

Dept: Business & Economics




Office: Thomas 122A

Degrees: B.A. College of St. Francis, M.S. George Williams College

Year appointed: 1980

Ms. Lazorik has more than 30 years of experience in higher education. She currently serves as the coordinator of the sports management major, teaching many sport-related courses and overseeing the internship program. Lazorik spent more than 25 years as a coach, teacher and administrator at Marietta. She has served on several NCAA committees and had a leadership role in the Ohio Athletic Conference by bringing women's athletics in as members in 1985.

She was the College's full-time athletics director from 1991-2007. She worked tirelessly at helping Marietta focus on equity and fundraising in the athletic department. She is the winningest women's basketball coach at Marietta with 131 victories in 12 seasons. She also coached volleyball for six seasons.

In 1988, she received the Professional Achievement Award from the St. Francis Alumni Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the College of St. Francis in 1977 and her Master of Arts in Recreation Administration from George Williams College in 1984.



David Mead

David Mead

Associate Professor

Dept: Business & Economics




Office: THMS 109


Year appointed: 2011

Mead earned his MBA from Xavier University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in business from Otterbein College. He has had an extensive career in public accounting, banking and not-for-profit organizations, and was an associate with a large international accounting firm. Mead also spent over 25 years in senior accounting and finance roles in large regional and community banks and was Chief Financial Officer for two publicly traded financial institutions. In addition, he served as an interim Chief Executive Officer at a publicly traded financial institution and continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for that institution. Professor Mead's field of interest is the interplay of accounting and finance in the broader business perspective, particularly in large, complex organizations.



Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

McCoy Professor of Management Leadership,

Dept: Business & Economics




Office: Thomas, 102

Degrees: Master of Business Administration (Ohio University), 1984; Ph.D. (Harvard University), 1976; Bachelor of Theological Studies (Harvard Divinity School), 1969; Bachelor's (Carleton College), 1966

Year appointed: 1977

Dr. Taylor spent two years co-authoring Spinning Wheels and Accessories, which came out in February 2004. He has been involved with Marietta College's China Program since 1986 when he spent 1986-87 teaching marketing at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. In the fall of 1996 he taught Comparative Leadership Studies at The Foreign Affairs College in Beijing. He has been listed in Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in the World.



Paula Lewis

Paula Lewis

Academic Secretary

Dept: Business & EconomicsHistory, Philosophy, Political Science & Religion




Office: THMS 122

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Management (Marietta College), Associate Degree in Business Administration (Marietta College).

Year appointed: 1996

Ms. Lewis serves as secretary to the Department of Business & Economics as well as the History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion Department.

She joined the College in 1996 as secretary for the Counseling and Career Center. Ms. Lewis has also worked as the Special Events Coordinator and the Coordinator of Conferences Services. Prior to joining Marietta she served as the Insurance and Risk Manager for The Pizza People. Ms. Lewis graduated from Marietta College in May 2010 with a Bachelor's in Management. She also has an associates in Business administration from Marietta College.

Ms. Lewis resides outside of Marietta with her husband, Jeff, and son, Nick.