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Donna Mayo, Ph.D.

Donna Mayo
Title: Dean - Mike Cottrell College of Business
Phone: 706-864-1620

Office: NOC 127, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Marketing, Leadership


Dr. Donna Mayo serves as the dean of the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. Prior to joining UNG in 2012, Dr. Mayo served as dean of the school of business at Dalton State College.

Dr. Mayo has served in a variety of roles for AACSB International including committee chair of peer review teams, initial accreditation committees and the AACSB Small School Network and as a member of the AACSB Women Administrators in Management Education as well as other peer review teams and initial accreditation committees..

In service to the community, Dr. Mayo currently serves on the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce and North Georgia Community Foundation board of directors.

Courses Taught

BUSA 3930: Leadership in Business, MGMT 6600: Leadership and Motivation


  • Ph.D., Marketing, University of Alabama, 1993
  • M.B.A., Marketing, University of Southern Mississippi, 1987
  • B.S., Sociology, Mississippi College, 1978


Boling, J. R., Mayo, D. T., Norman, M. (in press). Formal Business Planning and Performance: The Effect of Gender. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal.

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