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Faculty and Staff - DMHP


Davidson Management Honors Program

Matt Polze

Matt Polze

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Director, Davidson Management Honors Program

Experience

The University of Texas at Dallas (2006 – Present)
Arthur Andersen, LLP (1999 – 2000)
Baker Botts, LLP (2003 – 2006)

Education

JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 2003
MPA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999
BBA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Why I enjoy teaching in DMHP

I enjoy teaching in DMHP because it allows me to work with students who have great potential. One of the most rewarding parts of being a teacher is seeing students realize the potential they possess and then working with them to turn that potential into the achievement of their goals. I also greatly enjoy seeing the meaningful relationships that students create through their involvement in DMHP.

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Rita Egeland

Adjunct Professor, Marketing

Experience

The University of Texas at Dallas (2015 – Present)
Athena & Associates (2011-Present)
Rent-A-Center (2012-2014)
7-Eleven (2005-2011)
Greyhound Lines (1994-2004)
Nestle’ Purina (1987-1994)
Price Waterhouse (1980-1985)

Education

MBA, University of Chicago, 1987
BA, Long Island University, 1980

Why I enjoy teaching in DMHP

The energy of the DMHP students is invigorating. Their level of engagement makes the class that much more interesting; their questions are thoughtful and challenging. I have learned much from the DMHP students and expect they will continue to help me in becoming a better teacher.

Classes Taught

MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing

Rebecca Files

Rebecca Files

Associate Professor, Accounting
Associate Director of Research, Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance

Experience

The University of Texas at Dallas (2009 – Present)

Education

PhD, Texas A&M University, 2009
MS, Texas A&M University, 2004
BBA, Texas A&M University, 2004

Why I enjoy teaching in DMHP

I could not be more thrilled to teach in the DMHP program. The students have amazed me with their courage, determination, and humility. Their insightful comments during class make the class so much fun. Outside of class, though, is where DMHP students really shine. I love getting to hear their dreams and goals and see how motivated they are to achieve them. Above all, though, I love getting to build relationships with these amazing students!

Classes Taught

ACCT 2301 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Charles Hazzard

Charles Hazzard

Clinical Professor, Organizations, Strategy and International Management
Director, Center for International Accounting Development: Oil and Gas

Experience

The University of Texas at Dallas
OxyChem

Education

MBA, University of Pennsylvania, 1967
BA, University of Notre Dame, 1965

Classes Taught

OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior
IMS 3310 International Business

Matt Polze

Matt Polze, JD

Matt is the associate dean of Undergraduate Programs and the director of the Davidson Management Honors Program. Prior to joining UT Dallas in 2006, he worked as an auditor with a public accounting firm and practiced as a corporate and securities lawyer. Matt has earned Doctor of Jurisprudence, Master in Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. His teaching interest is in the area of business law, and he is a recipient of The University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. He has been a licensed attorney in the state of Texas since November 2003.

polze@utdallas.edu(972)-883-4742JSOM 4.233
Brittney Kwan

Brittney Kwan

Brittney Kwan is the Associate Director for the Davidson Management Honors Program. Prior to joining UT Dallas in September 2019, Brittney worked as the coordinator for student engagement in the Honors College at UT Arlington. Brittney earned a Master of Education from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Tennessee.

brittney.kwan@utdallas.edu(972)-883-5870JSOM 12.506A
Krystyna Swindle

Krystyna Swindle

Krystyna Swindle is the program specialist for the Davidson Management Honors Program. Prior to joining UT Dallas in March 2019, Krystyna worked as an assistant residential community director at Southern Methodist University. Krystyna earned her Master of Education Leadership degree from Southern Methodist University in May 2019. Before working and attending Southern Methodist University, Krystyna lived in Philadelphia and attended Chestnut Hill College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature degree and certification to teach secondary and special education.

khs190001@utdallas.edu(972)-883-5865JSOM 12.506B
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