Welcome NEW COB Faculty and Staff

The College of Business welcomes the following faculty and staff

Center for Advising, Development & Enrichment (CADE)

Tiffany Weiss, B.S.
Adviser and Career Development Specialist, CADE

Tiffany WeissMs. Tiffany Weiss is the career development specialist in the Center for Advising, Development and Enrichment. She also is the adviser for freshmen accounting and finance majors.

Ms. Weiss, who has worked most of her adult life in some area of business, will help business students explore career opportunities and discover the value of participating in internships and other high impact practices. She also will work with businesses to strengthen existing internship opportunities and develop new ones.

Career Services

Alyssa Slaby, M.A.E.
Career and Employment Manager, UW-Eau Claire Career Services

Alyssa SlabyAs the college's liaison in Career Services, Ms. Slaby will help students find internship and career opportunities, provide tips for creating their resumes and other application materials, and assist them with the interview process. She will work closely with COB faculty and staff.

Previously, Ms. Slaby worked for the State of Iowa as a workforce advisor where she assisted displaced workers, and underemployed and unemployed individuals develop work-related skills and job search strategies. She also assisted with the Workforce Investment Act Youth program that helped youth with barriers to employment develop career goals and gain work experience in the community.

Ms. Slaby is originally from Independence, WI.

Business Communication (BCOM)

Marcy Leasum Orwig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, BCOM

Marcy Leasum OrwigDr. Marcy Leasum Orwig comes to UW-Eau Claire from Ames, Iowa, where she graduated from the rhetoric and professional communication program at Iowa State University. She completed her undergraduate degree at UW-Eau Claire so she is very excited to return to her Blugold roots.

Dr. Leasum Orwig will be teaching business writing and the technology for business communication courses. She has held a wide variety of writing positions including working as copyright acquisitions assistant and as a technical writer.

Tonya Simpson
Academic Department Assistant

Tonya SimpsonMs. Tonya Simpson will provide administrative support for faculty and staff in both the BCOM and IS departments. Her responsibilities include paying bills, processing paperwork, scheduling classrooms and completing other tasks critical to running an effective and efficient office.


Information Systems (IS)

Liqiang Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, IS

Liqiang ChenDr. Liqiang Chen has a master's of science degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in business administration (with specialization in management information systems) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will teach business software engineering, distributed systems development and the introductory IS course.

Dr. Chen comes to Eau Claire from Black Hills State University (BHSH) in Spearfish, South Dakota where he was an assistant professor of information systems. Prior to working at BHSU, he was an information systems professional at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 16 years.

Thomas Sulzer, M.S.
Associate Lecturer, IS

Thomas SulzerMr. Tom Sulzer is an associate lecturer in the Department of Information Systems. He will teach business programming and the introductory IS course.

Previously, Mr. Sulzer as a software engineer in the EDI group at Ashley Furniture in Arcadia. In this position, he was responsible for improving data communication between Ashley and its customers.

Management & Marketing

Jitendra Singh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Health Care Administration

Jitendra SinghDr. Jitendra Singh will teach health care administration courses in the Department of Management and Marketing. He comes to Eau Claire from the University of Kentucky, Lexington where he earned a master's degree and Ph.D. in gerontology. He also completed a Certificate in Lean Systems from the University of Kentucky HealthCare. Dr. Singh’s undergraduate degree is in dentistry from India.

Technology Support

Julia Lehman Caldwell, M.A.
Instructional Design Specialist, iDocs

Julia Lehman CaldwellMs. Julia Lehman Caldwell is an instructional design specialist in iDocs, the College of Business unit that provides instructional design and online course support for the college's online programs. She will work primarily with D2L, UW System's online course management system. 

Ms. Lehman Caldwell comes to the College of Business from the College of Nursing & Health Sciences where she was the media and technology specialist. She also has held several IT-related positions in the university's Learning and Technology Services. Prior to coming to UW-Eau Claire, she worked as a technical writer for several software companies, including SPSS.

David Nesvacil, B.B.A.
Technical Services Coordinator, College of Business

David NesvacilMr. Dave Nesvacil is responsible for the IT needs of the faculty, staff and academic programs. Prior to coming to the business college, Mr. Nesvacil worked in the university's Learning and Technology Services (LTS) where he helped install network switches and UPS units, terminated Ethernet cords, hung access points and worked with configuration management on campus.

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