Meet the Faculty

Dusty Anderson

Professor of Information Technology

Education

Ed.D., Computer Education, West Virginia University, ‘95
M.A., Computer Education, Virginia Tech, ‘84
B.S., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Virginia Tech, ‘82

Bio

Professor Anderson joined the Bluefield College family in 1998. His background includes 25 years of academic computing experience. This includes a mixture of faculty and administrative technology roles. He also has practical work experience in computer engineering, systems administration, industrial engineering, and systems analysis. Dr. Anderson strives to keep the College and his classes current and responsive to emerging technologies by continually monitoring discipline developments and engaging in professional development opportunities. As a part of his personal investment in the global IT industry, Professor Anderson has participated in symposiums and work assignments in Europe and the Middle East. He also endeavors to work personally with students interested in the ever changing world of information technology by offering a variety of special topics courses in Information Technology.

Robert English

Instructor of Business Communication

Bio

Mr. English has M.L.M. and M.A. degrees, in addition to graduate training and courses in computer education and course design. He has done studies and readings in adult education online programs. Mr. English is also a community college peer educator recipient.

Allan MacQuarrie

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Business

Education/Certifications

Ph.D., Accounting, Pennsylvania State University, ‘89
M.B.A., Duquesne University, ‘81
Certificate in Accounting, Bentley University, ‘78
B.S., Business Administration, Salem State University, ‘74

Chartered Global Management Accountant, ‘14
Certified Management Accountant, ‘96
Certified Public Accountant, ‘80

Bio

Dr. MacQuarrie has taught a variety of accounting and finance courses. In addition to his duties at Bluefield College, he teaches graduate nursing classes at LaRoche College. He is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and has earned accounting and finance certification, as well as physician practice financial management certification in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Dr. MacQuarrie's research includes case studies, survey work, and publications in healthcare financial management. His consulting work includes work in tax, accounting information systems, and healthcare financial management.

Professor MacQuarrie has taught at Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Wheeling Jesuit University, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He also has had considerable experience working with the accounting and finance concerns of manufacturing companies, such as Joy Global, Rockwell International, and Incom International. He has coached championship student teams in intercollegiate accounting tournaments. He also received awards for his classroom teaching and mentorship activities, and received a professional service award for his service in healthcare financial management.

Sharon Perot

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Business; Dean, College of Professional Programs

Education

Ed.D., Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University, ‘99
M.B.A., Systems Management, DePaul University, ‘86
B.A., English and Education, Lake Forest College, ‘77

Bio

Dr. Perot joined the Bluefield College family in 2014 as the Dean of Professional Programs and Associate Professor of Business. In her current position, she teaches courses in Management, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior. Her academic interests include leadership, student assessment, and organizational behavior. Professor Perot has been an international speaker on Distance Education and eLearning in Central America and Scandinavia. Dr. Perot has been a college professor for over a decade and Associate Dean of a regional Chicago graduate business school.

Her professional career outside of academia includes senior leadership in organizational development and training for a large academic healthcare system in Portland, Oregon, and a multi-state large healthcare system where she served as the Chief Learning Officer. Her professional expertise is in succession planning, leadership development, online education, and change management.

As the Dean of Bluefield College’s Professional Programs, she is committed to driving innovation and continuous improvement to improve student outcomes and nurture a desire for life-long learning and transformational leadership.

Jianfeng (Eric) Yao

Assistant Professor of Economics

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ‘13
M.A., Economics, Central Michigan University, ‘07
B.S., Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Nantong University, China, ‘05

Bio

Professor Yao joined the Bluefield College family in 2013. His primary research interests are Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Health Economics, and Labor Economics, with a teaching and research focus on the structural modeling, empirical analysis, and development of various health systems. He has also taught several management courses, including Business Policy and Strategy, Quantitative Methods, Human Resources, and Organizational Theory. In the big picture, his mission is to use research and teaching to help inspire and create policies for a better and healthier world. His recent academic activity involves the Conference of the CEA (Canadian Economics Association), ASHEcon (American Society for Health Care Engineering), SEA (Southern Economics Association), AEA (American Economic Association), and the International Economic Journal.