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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. 

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs Sheila Howard

Sheila HowardSheila Howard joined the University of Dallas in 1990 and held numerous positions before assuming her current role of assistant dean for undergraduate business programs in August 2016. Howard oversees all operations for the undergraduate business program in addition to teaching undergraduates in the college of business. She graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in recreation and parks administration and an M.Ed. in higher education administration. Howard has one son, Cody, who is an avid traveler. When she isn’t following her son’s travels online, you can find her planning her next trip to the beach or cheering for the Dallas Stars.

Email: showard@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 joined the University of Dallas in August of 2015 under the graduate enrollment team for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. Almanza currently manages the corporate relations and partnership activities related to the college of business and University, with a focus on creating meaningful relationships to fulfill the mission of the college and University. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies related to business, music, and Spanish, and in 2016 from the University of Phoenix with an MBA in marketing. Almanza and her husband, Alex, are avid travelers and love giving of their time at their church. When they are not exploring the world, you can find them working on new projects at home with their two fur kids.

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 

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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