The University of Tulsa is home to many strong, experienced instructors who have dedicated their lives and careers to academic excellence. Because of the University’s historical ties to the energy industry, many of these individuals also have direct industry experience and/or maintain very close relationships with energy companies through collaborative research, industry consulting, and professional activities.
Beyond the University, the City of Tulsa is home to many veteran industry practitioners who are well known, have exceptional academic qualifications, and are experienced instructors. Tulsa is also home to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), two of the world’s largest industry professional organizations. This strong instructional resource base provides an uncommon opportunity for students in the Master of Energy Business program to learn from some of the industry’s best and brightest.
Guided by the desire to appropriately balance theory and practice, and to deliver a curriculum that is highly interdisciplinary, the faculty for the Master of Energy Business purposely consists of representatives from industry and from various academic components across the University. While the Collins College of Business supplies the core faculty group, courses are also taught by instructors from the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Law, as well as by adjuncts and industry practitioners from the local community and elsewhere.
The faculty pool expands and contracts depending on demand. Currently, the faculty consists of:
Brad Carson, J.D.
Director, National Energy Policy Institute (NEPI)
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Law
Former US Representative, 2nd Oklahoma District
Currently serving as General Counsel for the US Department of the Army
Specialties: Energy law, energy policy, and the regulatory environment of energy business
Timothy Coburn, Ph.D.
Director, Master of Energy Business
Professor of Energy and Operations Management
Formerly: Phillips Petroleum Company, Marathon Oil Company, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Abilene Christian University
Specialties: Energy statistics, computational and quantitative tools for energy business management, petroleum resource estimation, reservoir studies and geoscience investigations, alternative fuels and energy resources, energy policy, energy business management, technology management
J. Markham Collins, Ph.D.
Coordinator of International Business Programs
Bartlett Foundation Professor of Business
Visiting Professor, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, and other locations
Specialty: International financial management
Linda Nichols, Ph.D., CPA
Associate Dean, Collins College of Business
Collins Professor of Accounting
Formerly: Texas Tech University, Columbia Gas Development Corporation, Arthur Anderson & Company
Specialty: Energy accounting and reporting, economics
Roger Stern, Ph.D.
NEPI Research Assistant Professor of Energy
Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Princeton Oil, Energy & the Middle East Program
Specialty: Energy policy, history and economics of the energy industry, structure and influence of international energy companies
Dan Crunkleton, Ph.D., J.D.
Director, Tulsa Alternative Fuels Institute
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Specialty: Alternative energy sources, fuel cells, hybrid electric vehicles
Mohan Kelkar, Ph.D., J.D.
Chairman, McDougal School of Petroleum Engineering
Williams Endowed Chair of Petroleum Engineering
Specialties: Petroleum engineering studies, reservoir characterization, oil and gas production optimization, geostatistics, energy economics
Orneita Burton, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Abilene Christian University
Formerly: Mobil Chemical Company, Phillips Petroleum Company
Specialty: Energy information systems, enterprise resource planning systems, management science
Kris Reynolds, MBA
The Persimmon Group, Management consulting firm with extensive energy clientele
Specialty: Project management
Tom Seng, MBA
Manager, Product Marketing, Superior Pipeline Company
Specialty: Commodity markets and energy trading
Other Industry Contributors, 2012-2013
Lon Winton - Retired Senior Vice President and CIO, Sandridge Energy
Lars Crotwell - CIO, Laredo Petroleum
Ben Williams - CIO, Devon Energy
Morris Helbach - Retired CIO, Anadarko Petroleum
Dieter Hotz - Project Management & Business Development, Chesapeake Energy
Robert Parks - President, Superior Pipeline
Loren Leiker - Retired Senior Vice President, Exploration, EOG Resources