Professional Education Administration

David Shows

my_project_ccexpress.pngProfessor Shows received his Doctor of Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Analysis from Louisiana Tech University. He also received his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Shows has held faculty positions at Auburn University at Montgomery, Spring Hill College and Appalachian State University and has taught undergraduate and graduate classes.

His teaching areas include Sales Management, Marketing Principles, and Marketing Strategy, among others. He has taught overseas as a visiting scholar, teaching graduate Marketing Strategy for Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea. Dr. Shows is a member of the Academy of Marketing Science and the Society of Marketing Advances. He has presented yearly at conferences and will Chair the SEM session at the Society of Marketing Advances annual conference.

Donna Lindabury


In addition to serving as Assistant to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, Ms. Donna Lindabury manages the assistantship and scholarship programs for the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics, supports various research initiatives, and is the administrator of Appalachian's professional education program. Lindabury holds a degree in business management from Appalachian State University.




Lakshmi Iyer

iyerls-new_2_ccexpress_2.jpegAs (Acting) Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, Dr. Lakshmi Iyer oversees the Walker College's professional education program, graduate programs, and several research initiatives. Iyer was named acting associate dean for graduate programs and research in January 2021. She served as the program director of Applied Data Analytics in the Walker College of Business since July 2017. As program director, Iyer led the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics degree program that Appalachian launched in 2016 to help bridge the gap between industry demand and skills in the area of big data. Iyer is a professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in management science and information technology and a minor in computer science from the University of Georgia, and she most recently served as director of graduate programs in the department of information systems and supply chain management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.