School of Business
Maranda Abitz, 2008 graduate with BA in Communication and Public Relations. Currently work part time at Marian as the Secretary for the School of Business. Full time graduate student at UW Oshkosh for Professional Counseling. I’ve been on the board since May 2012. Golf Outing committee chair and also involved on the Alumni Awards committee and Scholarship committee. Email:
Angela Blamey earned a Master of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Scott Dell has served in the navy and is an experienced accountant (CPA), educator, entrepreneur, manager, learner, salesperson, technologist and business professional. Dell began his professional career in Boston with the Big 8 (now called the Big 4, the 4 largest accounting firms in the world) and brings a global perspective to his teaching, especially having traveled to four continents. His background includes teaching accounting, business and technology-related courses, as well as motorcycle safety (MSF) for Harley Davidson. He has experience owning, operating and growing businesses as well as educating many, helping students and peers learn and grow. With more than 20 years of college level teaching and 20 years of business experience, Dell helps his students to not only learn the content, but also to understand how the knowledge gained fits into the real world.
Dr. DePaoli earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management from California Coast University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Notre Dame University, a Bachelor of Science in Humanistic Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. He achieved certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Accredited Purchasing Professional (A.P.P.), Certified E-commerce Consultant (CEC) and Certified Strategy and Change Consultant. DePaoli served for more than thirty years is the United States Navy Reserve reaching the rank of Captain. From 2005-2007, when on active duty, he led a Lean Six Sigma transformation at the Military Sealift Command. He is a qualified DOD instructor. He taught as an Adjunct Professor at Cardinal Stritch University since 1995. Additionally he has taught online courses at Phoenix and Walden University. Prior to joining Marian University Tom spent over ten years as an IT consultant-partner with companies such as IBM, Oracle and Commerce One. Tom held numerous positions at Kimberly Clark (Scott Paper) and Proctor and Gamble for 15 years. He is currently serving as a Sheboygan Falls YMCA Board member and has been heavily involved in coaching youth sports. He has authored several articles and delivered seminars for the Institute for Supply Management, among other organizations. He is a guest blogger on mypurchasingcenter.com. He is the author of Common Sense Purchasing, Common Sense Supply Management and Growing up Italian in the 50s. He is also the principal of his own management consulting firm, Apollo Solutions.
Prior to his current role as Dean of the School of Business, Dr. Jeffrey Reed served as Marian’s Director of the Management Program, Director of the Honors Program, Interim Director of Institutional Research, Faculty Senate President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Spirituality and Leadership. He received the Underkofler Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and was a visiting professor at Harlaxton College in 2006.
Dr. Reed has served as Region IV Secretary of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), President of the Fond du Lac Area Human Resources Association, State Diversity Director for the Wisconsin State Council of SHRM, President of the Board of Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Small Group Facilitator, Treasurer and Registrar for the Mid-West Leadership School, President of Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club and Assistant District Governor for District 6270 Area B of Rotary International.
Before moving to Wisconsin in 1998, Dr. Reed served as human resources and training consultant in Rochester, NY; as a software engineer, project manager and planner for digital products and product upgrades at Xerox Corporation; as Assistant Professor of Psychology at SUNY-Geneseo; and as a budget analyst for Kansas State University. Dr. Reed received training in Quality Processes, project management and teamwork at Xerox. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from Kansas State University, a certificate in business from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a certificate in program evaluation from the Social & Demographic Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
Schuessler earned her Master of Business Administration in Finance, Investments and banking and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Schuessler began her career in investments with a large financial corporation and then took an instructor position in finance at Marquette University prior to coming to Marian University. In addition, Schuessler is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in public accounting for many years.
Currently, Schuessler teaches economics and finance courses at Marian in the traditional undergraduate and the accelerated adult program, and serves as the Program Director for the Economics and Finance Department.
Away from work, Schuessler enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband and six children.