Advisory Panel

Accounting & Taxation

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMADavid George Vequist IV, Ph.D.

Business Fundamentals

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFEThomas Coe

Business Strategy

James Richardson, Ph.D.

Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Bob Cohen, MBA


Brian Kench, Ph.D.Derek Abrams


Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.


Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.

Information Technology

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D.

International Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.

Operations Management

James J. Stewart, DScPedro M. Reyes, Ph.D.

Org Behavior & HR

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.

Derek Abrams

Derek Abrams is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Area of Energy, Economics, and Law. He currently teaches applied business economics to undergraduate students. Prior to coming to Texas Tech University, he held various roles in engineering and business operations in industry. He also served in the United States Army. Derek earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

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Tickets Aren't Selling for the 2018 Winter Olympics

An escalation in military tension is scaring away tourists, and corporate scandals are diverting attention from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, which start on February 9. As a result, its organizers are only about 30 percent toward their goal of selling 1.1 million tickets.

Why Saudi Arabia Can't Change Too Quickly

The crown prince must balance his desire for change with a public reticent to adapt. Instituting change too fast could stir up dangerous opposition to his social and economic reforms from Saudis sympathetic to militant Islamic groups and a royal family that fears his policies will lead to their marginalization.

The U.S. Opioid Crisis Hits Tasmania’s Poppy Farmers

Australia provides half of the world’s legal supply of raw opiate, but demand and prices are tumbling. Tasmanian farmers will plant about 12,000 hectares of poppies this season, less than half the 2013 harvest, in response to U.S. efforts to restrict consumption of opioid drugs.

The Limits of Abenomics

Fukui's economic growth and tight labor market bely wage concerns. The Fukui region has twice as many job openings as applicants and the highest level of female employment in Japan. But factory owners aren't raising pay.

Dover Port Braces for 17-Mile Brexit Backup

The UK’s impending divorce from Europe could clog ports across the country, including the crucial Port of Dover. Every day, as many as 10,000 trucks rumble through the Port of Dover, whose towering white cliffs face continental Europe across the narrowest stretch of the English Channel. A failure to resolve the issues of Britain’s exit from the European Union could cost businesses that depend on the Port of Dover at least 1 billion pounds in a year.