Meet Our Faculty
Experience and Knowledge
Faculty in the Business Administration area of study have rich backgrounds in higher education and possess real-world work experience with marketing agencies, tourism, retail business, large corporations, and international industries.
See the Business Department Directory for a full listing of staff and faculty.
Meet just a few of the highly qualified Business Administration faculty members at COCC.
Business Department Chair
Assistant Professor II of Business
From Microsoft to First Interstate Bank to Gary Fisher Bicycle Company, Vaughan has done it all in the business world. For the companies he's worked for, Vaughan has served in positions such as chief financial officer, executive manager, general manager, divisional controller, and SBA loan regional director. Vaughan is an experienced entrepreneur, founding and operating his own companies. With an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of California at Los Angeles and a master's degree in teaching from Eastern Oregon University, Vaughan's heart is with helping students. He teaches classes such as Personal Finance, Business Finance, and Co-op Work Experience.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Wayne began his professional career in the hospitality industry, gaining experience in a variety of sectors including hotels, restaurants, contract food service, broad line distribution, healthcare, and retail grocery. After two decades in the industry, Wayne decided to use his expertise in a new way - becoming an educator in 2002. “I loved the transition into education,” shared Wayne. “One of my favorite parts is helping students discover all the career options open to them after they complete their certificate or degree.” Wayne holds an associate degree in Culinary Arts from Newbury College, a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas State University. He has also earned the Certified Hospitality Education (CHE) credential from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
Professor of Business Administration
Scott combines the exacting mind of an accountant with the creative heart of an entrepreneur to bring a fresh perspective to his students. In addition to founding several companies, Scott has been a CPA for over 30 years and was an auditor/accountant at the international firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Scott has utilized his accounting experience in a variety of ways, including a stint as a supply sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. With this varied background, along with an MBA from California State University-Bakersfield and Ph.D. in education from the University of Idaho, Scott has found a home in the classroom and teaches a variety of courses including Financial and Managerial Accounting and Computer Accounting Applications.
Assistant Professor II of Business
After completing his MBA from California State University-Sacramento, Michael was hired by the Sacramento Kings. During his 10 years with the professional basketball franchise, Michael served in a variety of roles including marketing director, broadcasting director, and creative services director. After moving to Bend 25 years ago, Michael used the graphic design skills learned while with the Kings and applied them to a job with The Printing Post in Redmond. He was then hired by Brooks Resources, a Bend-based real estate developer, where he spent 12 years in the marketing department promoting residential communities in Bend, Prineville, and Madras. Michael began teaching at COCC in 2010 and loves seeing students thrive in courses such as Marketing Principles, Business Communications, Branding, and Consumer Behavior.