Faculty & Staff

Meet the Team

Administrative Faculty and Staff

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Allison Miller

Dr. Allison Miller

Interim Chair, Professor of Management
431 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2572
Education

PhD
Georgia State University, Business/Operations Management, 1997

MS
Georgia State University, Management/Organization Behavior, 1990

BA
University Of Buffalo, English, 1979

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samantha haisten

Samantha Haisten

Administrative Assistant
432 Atkinson Hall
478-445-8734
Education

BA
Georgia College, Spanish, 2018,

Management Faculty

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Dr. Sina Amiri

Dr. Sina Amiri

Assistant Professor of Management
426 Atkinson Hall
478-445-1805
Education

PhD
Iowa State University, Business and Technology, 2019

MS
The University of Texas at Dallas, Finance, 2012

MBA
Multimedia University, Malaysia, Management, 2009

BBA
Shahid Behesti University, Iran, Management, 2006

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Dr. Nicholas Beadles

Dr. Nicholas Beadles

Professor of Management
430 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2575
Education

PhD
University of Alabama, Human Resources Management, 1995

MDIV
Columbia Bible College, Divinity/Ministry, 1986

BA
University of Georgia, Economics, 1979

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Dr. Bob Duesing

Dr. Bob Duesing

Professor of Management
425 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2571
Education

PhD
Oklahoma State University, Strategic Management, 2009

MS
University Of Southern California, Systems Management, 1993

BBA
University Of Cincinnati, Management And Marketing, 1978

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Mehrnaz Khalaj Hedayati - Department of Management

Dr. Mehrnaz Khalaj Hedayati

Assistant Professor of Management
205C Atkinson Hall
478-445-2592
Education

PhD
University of Rhode Island, Business Administration, 2020

MS
University of Rhode Island, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2018

MBA
Payame Noor University (PNU), Executive Master of Business Administration, 2012

BS
Polytechnic University, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1999

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juan ling

Dr. Juan Ling

Professor of Management
427 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2573
Education

PhD
University of Kentucky, Business Administration, 2008

MS
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences - Guangdong, Labor Economics, 2003

BBA
Wuhan University of Science And Technology, Business Administration, 2000

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Dr. Chris Lowery

Dr. Chris Lowery

Interim Assistant Dean, Professor of Management
429 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2576
Education

PhD
University Of Alabama, Management, 1992

BS
Georgia Institute Of Technology, Management, 1987

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Dr. Aric Wilhau - Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics

Dr. Aric Wilhau

Assistant Professor of Management
428 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2574
Education

PhD
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Business Administration - Management, 2020

MBA
Western Illinois University, Business Administration Concentration, 2015

BS
Iowa State University, Finance, second major in Management, 2013

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Dr. Jiaqin Yang

Dr. Jiaqin Yang

Professor of Management
424 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2570
Education

PhD
Georgia State University, Operations Management, 1990

MBA
Eastern China Institute Of Technology, Business Administration

BS
Eastern China Institute Of Technology

Marketing Faculty

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Kendra Evans - Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics

Kendra Evans

Lecturer of Marketing
205D Atkinson Hall
478-445-2599
Education

MBA
Mississippi State University, Business Administration, 2012

BA
Georgia College & State University, Spanish, 2008

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Dr. Renee Fontenot

Dr. Renee Fontenot

Professor of Marketing
318 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2593
Education

PhD
New Mexico State University, Marketing, 2001

MBA
Gonzaga University, Business Administration, 1993

BS
University of Montana, Management, 1984

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whitney ginder

Dr. Whitney Ginder

Assistant Professor of Marketing
423 Atkinson Hall
478-445-8661
Education

PhD
Auburn University, Consumer Science, 2016

MS
Florida State University, Retal Merchandising, 2007

BA
Flagler College, Psychology, 2005

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Mary Kay (Mimi) Rickard

Dr. Mary Rickard

Assistant Professor of Marketing
205B Atkinson Hall
478-445-2566
Education

DBA
Kennesaw State University, Marketing, 2014

MBA
University of West Georgia, Business Administration, 1998

BBA
University of West Georgia, Marketing, 1997

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Doreen Sams

Dr. Doreen Sams

Professor of Marketing
212 Atkinson Hall
478-445-0966
Education

PhD
University Of South Florida, Marketing, 2005

MBA
University of South Florida, Marketing, 1999

BA
University of South Florida, Marketing, 1998

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Dr. Joanna Schwartz

Dr. Joanna Schwartz

Professor of Marketing
214 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2596
Education

PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology, Management, Marketing Concentration, 1995

MS
Georgia Institute of Technology, Management, 1991

BS
University of Georgia, Psychology, 1985

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Ron Smith

Ron Smith

Lecturer of Marketing
478-445-4075

Logistics Faculty

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Dr. Scott Cox

Dr. Scott Cox

Assistant Professor of Logistics
205A Atkinson Hall
478-445-2569
Education

PhD
Georgia Southern University, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, 2015

MBA
Georgia College And State University, Business Administration, 2008

MMIS
Georgia College And State University, Information Systems And Communications, 2005

BS
Macon State College, Information Technology, 2002

BS
Georgia Southern University, Manufacturing Technology, 1989

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Dr. Karl Manrodt

Dr. Karl Manrodt

Professor of Logistics
321 Atkinson Hall
478-445-1312
Education

PhD
University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Logistics and Transportation, 1993

MS
Wright State University, Logistics, 1989

BA
Wartburg College, Philosophy and Psychology, 1979

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Dr. Stephen Rutner

Dr. Stephen Rutner

Assistant Professor of Logistics
213 Atkinson Hall
478-445-4075
Education

PhD
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Business: Logistics and Transportation, 1995

MBA
University of Alabama, Logistics and Marketing, 1992

Emeritus

Thomas Krilowicz | Management

Lucretia Coleman | Management | 2004

Gordon Long | Marketing