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Dr. Jim Welch

Professor of Business Administration and Management
Dr. Jim Welch received his B.S. from St. Cloud State University, his M.B.A. from Mankato State University, his M.A. from the University of Iowa, and his Ed. D. from Vanderbilt University.
Office: Administration Building
Phone: (270) 852-3193
E-mail: jimwe@kwc.edu


Dr. Sally Asefa

Professor of Economics
Dr. Asefa earned a MS and a PhD in Economics from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BS in Mathematics and Economics. Before joining the faculty at Kentucky Wesleyan College, she was on the faculty of the University of Saint Francis and Brescia University.
Office: Administration Building 410
Phone: (270)852-3198
E-mail: sasefa@kwc.edu



Professor Raju Chenna

Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Professor Raju Chenna received his B.S. and M.B.A. from Western New Mexico University. He became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1990 (Kentucky State Board of Accountancy). Chenna has worked as a senior internal auditor at Founders Bank in Oklahoma City, OK, and as an accounting supervisor at Local Federal Savings & Loans, also in Oklahoma City. He is a member of the American Institute of CPA's, Kentucky Society of CPA's, and the Cultural Society of India.
Office: Administration Building
Phone: (270)852-3191
E-mail: rajuch@kwc.edu
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Professor Ashford Chea

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Business
Dr. Ashford C. Chea came to Kentucky Wesleyan College in the fall of 2008 as an assistant professor of accounting and business. Dr. Chea earned a BSc from California State University, an MBA from The City University of Seattle, and a Ph.D from The Union Institute & University. He also earned a post-MBA diploma from The University of North Carolina and an advanced diploma from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Previously he was an assistant professor of business at Stillman College and a lecturer in business at the University College of Management Studies in Ghana. Dr. Chea has published in both national and international refereed journals. He has also presented papers at both national and international academic conferences.
Office: Administration Building 406
Phone: (270)852-3192
E-mail: achea@kwc.edu


Professor Bill LaFief

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Bill LaFief holds an M.B.A. from Indiana University, a Ph.D. in social psychology from Indiana University, and a D.B.A. in marketing from Southern Illinois University. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of consumer behavior, promotions, marketing management, organizational behavior and human resources.
Office: Administration Building 409
Phone: (270)852-3194
E-mail: wlafief@kwc.edu


Professor Joe Elliott

Instructor of Computer Information Systems
Joe Elliott began his teaching career in the Fall of '08 at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Previously he worked as a software developer for YUM! Brands Inc. He earned his B.S. and M.Eng. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Louisville and is currently also working on earning his Ph.D. from the same University.
Office: Administration Building 402
Phone: (270)852-3195
E-mail: jpelliott@kwc.edu