Faculty & Staff

Meet the Team

Administrative Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Bill Donoher

Dr. Bill Donoher

Chair
216 Atkinson Hall
478-445-4324
Education

PhD
University of Missouri, Strategic Management, 2000

JD
Washington University (St. Louis), Corporate Law, 1990 

BS
California Polytechnic St. Univ., Finance, 1983

Research Areas

Corporate governance, corporate bankruptcy & reorganization, stakeholder theory and corporate social responsibility, legal and institutional change, decision-making under uncertainty.

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Leigh MacLeod

Leigh MacLeod

Administrative Assistant
402 Atkinson Hall
478-445-4324
Education

BBA
Georgia College & State University, Public Health, 2020

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

Research Areas

Strategic Restructuring, Corporate divestiture, Mergers and Acquisitions

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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

Research Areas

Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Professionalism, Mindfulness/Spirituality/Ethics, Scale Development

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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

Research Areas

Stakeholder Orientation, Entrepreneurship, Family Businesses

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Mehrnaz Khalaj Hedayati - Department of Management

Dr. Mehrnaz Khalaj Hedayati

Assistant Professor of Management
210 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

Research Areas

Digitization, Knowledge Management, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability in Supply Chains

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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

Research Areas

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Dr. Chris Lowery

Dr. Chris Lowery

Professor of Management
429 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2576
Education

PhD
University Of Alabama, Management, 1992

BS
Georgia Institute Of Technology, Management, 1987

Research Areas

Labor relations, Human resources management, Quality management, and Business ethics

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Dr. Allison Miller

Dr. Allison Miller

Professor of Management
209 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

Research Areas

Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ in Business Education, Operations and Quality Management, Quantitative Methods

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Dr. Mohsen Mosayebi

Dr. Mohsen Mosayebi

Assistant Professor of Management
428 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2570
Education

PhD
University of Rhode Island, 2020

MS
Polytechnic University, Tehran, IR, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2012

BS
Polytechnic University, Tehran, IR, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1999

Research Areas

Operations research, statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, Python coding, and multi-processing data analysis techniques

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

Dr. Aric Wilhau

Assistant Professor of Management
213 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

Research Areas

Motivation, Deviant workplace behavior, Individual differences (personality, values)

Marketing Faculty

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Dr. Dianna Akin

Dr. Dianna Akin

Lecturer of Marketing
205D Atkinson Hall
478-445-8659
Education

DBA
DePaul University Kellstadt,  Management and Marketing, 2022

MBA
Keller Graduate School of Management, Project Management, 2006

BA
Northwood University, International Business

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Kendra Evans - Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics

Kendra Evans

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

MBA
Mississippi State University, Business Administration, 2012

BA
Georgia College & State University, Spanish, 2008

Research Areas

Event marketing, Career Advising/ Professional Development for students, Downtown Development

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Dr. Whitney Ginder

Dr. Whitney Ginder

Associate Professor of Marketing
215A Atkinson Hall
478-445-8661
Education

PhD
Auburn University, Consumer Science, 2016

MS
Florida State University, Retail Merchandising, 2007

BA
Flagler College, Psychology, 2005

Research Areas

Corporate social responsibility, Consumer behavior, Social media marketing 

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Dr. Heather Patterson

Dr. Heather Patterson

Assistant Professor of Marketing
209A Atkinson Hall
478-445-2593
Education

PhD
Iowa State University, Marketing, 2022

MS
University of Wyoming, Sociology, 2017

BA
College of Idaho, Chemistry, 1997

Research Areas

Psychological & Social Psychological Influences on Consumer Behavior, Resource Constraints, Variety Seeking, Banking and Financial Constraints, ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, employed) Consumers, Sustainable Consumption, Experimental, and Qualitative Methods

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Dr. Mary Rickard

Dr. Mary Rickard

Associate 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

Research Areas

 Franchising, Sales

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Dr. Ania Rynarzewska

Dr. Ania Rynarzewska

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

PhD
The Florida State University, Communication with Emphasis in Marketing and quantitative tools, 2012 

MS
The Florida State University, Integrated Marketing and Management Communications, 2010

BB
The Florida State University, Public Relations and International Affairs, 2008

Research Areas

Small Business

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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

Research Areas

Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, LGBTQ+ Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion

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 & 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

Research Areas

Supply chain digitalization , Supply chain risk and resilience, Supply chain talent, Supply chain change, Behavioral aspects of supply chain management, Student evaluation of teaching

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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

Research Areas

Sourcing, Procurement, Logistics, Transportation

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Dr. Stephen Rutner

Dr. Stephen Rutner

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

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

MBA
University of Alabama, Logistics and Marketing, 1992

Research Areas

Air Cargo, Military Logistics, Relief Supply Chain Management

Emeritus

Thomas Krilowicz | Management

Lucretia Coleman | Management | 2004

Gordon Long | Marketing