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Leadership Team

Meet the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Leadership Team:

Dean Brett J. L. Landry, Ph.D., CISSP

Brett Landry, Ph.D., CISSPBrett J. L. Landry is the college's dean and professor of cybersecurity. For more than 20 years, he has worked in information security in the public and private sectors. Landry has been instrumental in the college's AACSB accreditation efforts, the implementation of M.S. in technology programs, and university technology initiatives; additionally, he is responsible for the University of Dallas' certification as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Landry earned his doctorate from Mississippi State University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Email: cobdean@udallas.edu

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs Greg Bell, Ph.D.

Greg Bell, Ph.D.Greg Bell received his doctorate in strategic management from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is serving as the associate dean of faculty affairs and associate professor of management. He teaches courses in global entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility and sustainability. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in economics (1991) and MBA in finance (1992) at the University of North Texas, he joined Fidelity Investments, where he served for over 12 years. He later taught courses in international finance and corporate finance at Dallas Baptist University (2001-2005) and corporate strategy at the University of Texas at Arlington (2005-2008).

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 & Practice and others. Since joining the University of Dallas he has helped develop the Sustainable Business Network, Entrepreneurship Society, and the Executives on Campus programs.

Email: gbell@udallas.edu

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Sri Beldona, Ph.D.

Sri BeldonaSri Beldona is a Professor of Management, and also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Prior to his appointment at the University of Dallas, he worked as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Marketing Management, Inc. in Fort Worth.

Dr. Beldona received his doctorate in Business Administration from Temple University, where he concentrated on International Business and Strategic Management. His areas of expertise include product and brand management, consumer behavior, international marketing and Business Analytics. He teaches courses in International Business, Business Analytics, Import/Export, Intercultural Management, and the Capstone Experience. 

Manager of Graduate Academic Services Sharon Gibbs

Sharon Gibbs joined the University of Dallas in 2013 working in the Provost Office where she was responsible for academic success. In March 2018, Sharon made the transition to the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business as Manager, Graduate Academic Services. Before coming to UD, Sharon worked at several other institutions in advising and career services. Sharon has a master's degree from Grand Valley State University in Adult, Secondary and Higher Education and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Animal & Plant Systems. Sharon enjoys traveling, reading, movies, hockey and spending time with her husband and cats.

Email: sgibbs@udallas.edu

Director of Graduate Admissions Breonna Collins

Breonna CollinsBreonna Collins has been working in higher education for over a decade. She joined the University of Dallas in 2013 and is currently the graduate admissions director for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, where she oversees the recruitment and admissions process for prospective students. Collins received a bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M University and an M.Ed. in higher education administration from Abilene Christian University. She is currently a doctoral student at Abilene Christian University working on her Ed.D. in organizational leadership with an emphasis in higher education. Collins is passionate about adult education, international diversity initiatives, enrollment management and student engagement.

Email: bcollins@udallas.edu

Director of Corporate & Community Partnerships Rebecca Almanza

Rebecca AlmanzaRebecca Almanza is an experienced professional in higher education and the non-profit sectors, skilled in event and volunteer management, partnership development, communication and marketing strategy with a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Prior to coming to the University of Dallas in 2015, Rebecca taught underrepresented youth as a student teacher and worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. She obtained her MBA in Marketing in 2016 from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Arizona. Currently, Rebecca works to develop and steward meaningful partnerships with corporations and community organizations at the University of Dallas. In her spare time, Rebecca volunteers within the community, her church and serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of Dallas.

Email: ralmanza@udallas.edu 

Manager of Executive Education Jenn Howard

Jennifer HowardJennifer (Jenn) Howard has been at the University of Dallas for the past eleven years, and manages the Center for Executive Education which houses all of the non-credit offerings for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. She has over 20 years of experience in tracking and managing long- and short-term projects from inception to completion. The Center’s non-credit offerings include certification preparation courses in the fields of cybersecurity, finance, human resources, and project management; custom corporate training; and skills focused certificate programs.  

Email: jlhoward@udallas.edu 

Administrative Assistant of the Dean Jacquelyn Lyons

Jacquelyn LyonsJacquelyn (JacQue) Lyons is the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Gupta College of Business. She joined the University of Dallas in 2018, with over 30 years of experience in the Transit, Transportation, Communication, and nonprofit Industries. JacQue coordinates and performs a variety of administrative support activities for the Dean, such as, appointments,  schedules, coordinates travel arrangements, and manages the Dean and Associate Dean’s calendars. 

Email: jmlyons@udallas.edu

 

Manager of Administrative Operations Joan Copeland

Joan MartinJoan Copeland joined the University of Dallas in 2014 with many years of experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Copeland received a B.A. in Spanish from Rutgers University and a M.Div. from TCU’s Brite Divinity School. Prior to joining UD, Joan held several pastoral roles at churches in Maryland and Texas. She also worked as administrative assistant to the dean of Gettysburg College in the Office of International Advancement where she mentored students in the Philadelphia Futures program, an organization that provides scholarship opportunities for students from inner cities. A native of New Jersey, Joan has spent much of her adult life accompanying her military husband around the world contributing to an exciting 30 moves! She enjoys international travel, sewing textile art, and spending time with her two children and grandson.

Email: jhcopeland@udallas.edu

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