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Administration & Staff

Administration

Mary Gowan
Mary Gowan, Ph.D., Dean
706-864-1620
Newton Oakes Center, 127, Dahlonega
Katie Simmons
Katie Simmons, Associate Dean - Students & Undergraduate Programs
678-717-3683
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5118, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Consumer Economics
Ruben Boling
Ruben Boling, D.B.A., Director - Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
706-864-1614
Downtown Office Building, 301, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Strategic Planning
Rose Procter
Rose Procter, Director - BB&T Center for Ethical Business Leadership
706-867-2966
Downtown Office Building, 301, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Business Ethics
Steven Kronenberg
Steven Kronenberg, Director Mike Cottrell College of Business Graduate Program
470-239-3123
City Hall, 417, Cumming

Staff

Melissa Adams
Melissa Adams, Administrative Assistant III
706-864-1610
Newton Oakes Center, 125, Dahlonega
Cari Barrett
Cari Barrett, BB&T & CEL Program Coordinator
706-867-4489
Downtown Office Building, 301E, Dahlonega
Jaythan Burrell
Jaythan Burrell, Professional Advisor
678-696-2672
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5119, Gainesville
Elaine Fitzpatrick
Elaine Fitzpatrick, Internship Coordinator
706-867-2505
Newton Oakes Center, 132, Dahlonega
Stephanie Gericke
Stephanie Gericke, Administrative Manager
706-864-1459
Newton Oakes Center, 124A, Dahlonega
Tiffany Jones
Tiffany Jones, Office Administrator
470-239-3030
City Hall, 415, Cumming
Christy Marr
Christy Marr, Office Administrator
678-717-3634
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5120, Gainesville
Michael McCaffrey
Michael McCaffrey, Academic Advisor for Mike Cottrell College of Business
678-717-3681
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5122, Gainesville
Denise McWilliams
Denise McWilliams, Lecturer
706-867-4484
Newton Oakes Center, 132, Dahlonega
Tonya Perry
Tonya Perry, Academic Advisor
706-867-2968
Newton Oakes Center, 012, Dahlonega
April Ross
April Ross, PROS Program Director
706-867-2568
Newton Oakes Center, 131, Dahlonega
Faculty

Accounting & Law

Ellen Best
Ellen Best, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Accounting
706-864-1597
Barnes Hall, 125, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Taxation, Managerial Accounting
William Black
William Black, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
678-717-3680
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5126, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation, Business Ethics
Marni Brown
Marni Brown, J.D., Assistant Professor - Law
678-717-3481
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5138, Gainesville
Siew Chan
Siew Chan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting
706-867-2151
Barnes Hall, 110, Dahlonega
Anne Duke
Anne Duke, Ph.D., Department Head, Accounting & Law
Barnes Hall, 221, Dahlonega
Christine Jonick
Christine Jonick, Ed.D., Professor - Accounting
678-717-3685
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5134, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Accounting Principles, Online Accounting Instruction
Mike Lavender
Mike Lavender, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Paralegal Program
678-717-4925
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5115, Gainesville
Penelope Lyman
Penelope Lyman, Assistant Professor - Accounting
706-310-6211
Student Resource Center, 592, Oconee
Martha Merritt
Martha Merritt, Assistant Professor - Accounting
706-864-1486
Newton Oakes Center, 121, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Financial Accounting
David Morris
David Morris, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Accounting
706-864-1611
Newton Oakes Center, 115, Dahlonega
Lisa Nash
Lisa Nash, Lecturer - Accounting
706-867-3082
Newton Oakes Center, 110, Dahlonega
Victor Parker
Victor Parker, J.D., Assistant Professor - Law
706-867-2584
Barnes Hall, 121, Dahlonega
Sangshin Pae
Sangshin Pae, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Accounting
678-717-3501
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5104, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Financial Accounting, International Accounting
J. Kent Poff
J. Kent Poff, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Accounting
678-717-3838
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5108, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Tax
Tad Ransopher
Tad Ransopher, J.D., Limited Term Faculty
Jennifer Schneider
Jennifer Schneider, Assistant Professor - Accounting
678-717-3470
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5132, Gainesville
Kurt Schulzke
Kurt Schulzke, J.D., Associate Professor of Accounting
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5115, Gainesville

Computer Science and Information Systems

Kimberly Bruner
Kimberly Bruner, Administrative Assistant III
706-867-2189
Newton Oakes Center, 123, Dahlonega
Ash Mady
Ash Mady, Ph.D., Department Head - Computer Science & Information Systems
706-867-3014
Newton Oakes Center, 133, Dahlonega
Tamirat Abegaz
Tamirat Abegaz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Computer Science
706-867-4599
Barnes Hall, 104, Dahlonega
Luis Cueva Parra
Luis Cueva Parra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
706-864-1806
Barnes Hall, 127, Dahlonega
Ahmad Ghafarian
Ahmad Ghafarian, Ph.D, Professor - Computer Science
706-864-1498
Barnes Hall, 123, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Information Security, Computer Forensics
Juan Guo
Juan Guo, Lecturer - Computer Science
Newton Oakes Center, 134, Dahlonega
Angkul Kongmunvattana
Angkul Kongmunvattana, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Paul Murray
Paul Murray, Senior Lecturer - Computer Science
678-717-3823
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5110, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Computer Programming, Algorithms, Database Design
Bethany Niese
Bethany Niese, Limited Term Faculty
Barnes Hall, 108, Dahlonega
Richelle Oakley
Richelle Oakley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Information Systems
678-717-3525
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5110, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Business Analytics, Programming, Databases
Bryson Payne
Bryson Payne, Ph.D., Professor - Computer Science
706-864-1694
Barnes Hall, 129, Dahlonega
Jason Porter
Jason Porter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Science
706-864-1806
Barnes Hall, 127, Dahlonega
Renee Pratt
Renee Pratt, Assistant Professor
706-867-4473
Barnes Hall, 108, Dahlonega
Abi Salimi
Abi Salimi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
706-867-3224
Barnes Hall, 221, Dahlonega
Sara Sartoli
Sara Sartoli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Science
706-864-1822
Newton Oakes Center, 120, Dahlonega
Cindi Smatt
Cindi Smatt, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Information Systems
706-867-3291
Barnes Hall, 107, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Information Systems, Database Management
Diane Stephens
Diane Stephens, Lecturer - Computer Science & Information Systems
678-717-3986
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5111, Gainesville
Yong Wei
Yong Wei, Ph.D., Professor - Computer Science
706-864-1677
Newton Oakes Center, 008, Dahlonega
Mingyuan Yan
Mingyuan Yan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Computer Science
706-867-4579
Barnes Hall, 103, Dahlonega
Jianjun Yang
Jianjun Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Computer Science
678-717-3513
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5130, Gainesville

Economics & Finance

Mike Ryan
Mike Ryan, Department Head - Economics & Finance
678-717-3682
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5140, Gainesville
Donna Danns
Donna Danns, Ph.D., Professor - Economics
678-717-3684
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5136, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Economics
Michael Gove
Michael Gove, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Economics
678-717-3977
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5142, Gainesville
Yongseung Han
Yongseung Han, Ph.D., Professor - Economics
706-310-6321
Faculty Center, 712, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Economics
Kelly Manley
Kelly Manley, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Economics
706-310-6203
Faculty Center, 716, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Consumer Economics, Personal Finance
Maryna Murdock
Maryna Murdock, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Finance
706-864-1615
Newton Oakes Center, 117, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions
Pete Oppenheimer
Pete Oppenheimer, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Finance
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5128, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Finance, Real Estate, Tax, Cost Accounting
Joel Potter
Joel Potter, Ph.D., Professor - Economics
706-864-1612
Barnes Hall, 105, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Behavioral Economics, Sports Economics
John Scott
John Scott, Ph.D., Professor - Economics
706-864-1618
Newton Oakes Center, 111, Dahlonega
Ning Wang
Ning Wang, Assistant Professor - Finance
706-867-3048
Newton Oakes Center, 117, Dahlonega
Ruohan Wu
Ruohan Wu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
706-864-1621
Newton Oakes Center, 120, Dahlonega
Lifei Xue
Lifei Xue, Limited Term Faculty
John Yeoman
John Yeoman, Ph.D., Professor - Finance
706-864-1680
Newton Oakes Center, 110, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Finance

Management & Marketing

Tracy Nichols
Tracy Nichols, Administrative Assistant III
706-867-2190
Newton Oakes Center, 123, Dahlonega
Mohan Menon
Mohan Menon, D.B.A., Department Head - Management & Marketing
706-867-4535
Newton Oakes Center, 118, Dahlonega
Suzanne Anthony
Suzanne Anthony, Associate Professor - Management
678-717-3477
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5114, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Business Communication
Shawn Athanasios
Shawn Athanasios, Limited Term Faculty of Business Communication
Downtown Office Building, 301E, Dahlonega
Cesar Ayala
Cesar Ayala, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Management
706-867-4590
Newton Oakes Center, 108B, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management & Statistics
Kelli Crickey
Kelli Crickey, Lecturer - Management
706-867-4585
Newton Oakes Center, 116, Dahlonega
Mitra Devkota
Mitra Devkota, Assistant Professor - Management
706-867-3092
Newton Oakes Center, 113, Dahlonega
TJ Gabriel
TJ Gabriel, Ph.D., Professor - Management
706-867-3240
Newton Oakes Center, 122, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Operations Management, Supply Chain Management
Benjamin Garner
Benjamin Garner, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Management
706-867-2769
Barnes Hall, 101, Dahlonega
Lina George
Lina George, Part Time Faculty
706-867-2152
Newton Oakes Center, 113, Dahlonega
Wenxin Guo
Wenxin Guo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Management
678-717-3979
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5109, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Strategic Management, International Business
Warren King
Warren King, Lecturer - Management
Newton Oakes Center, 134, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: International Business, Business Strategy
Zuoming Liu
Zuoming Liu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5112, Gainesville
Caroline Munoz
Caroline Munoz, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Marketing
678-717-3892
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5112, Gainesville
Waros Ngamsiriudom
Waros Ngamsiriudom, Ph.D., Associate Professor- Marketing
706-864-1609
Newton Oakes Center, 119, Dahlonega
Mary Norman
Mary Norman, Lecturer - Marketing
706-867-4527
Newton Oakes Center, 116, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Marketing
Bob Orwig
Bob Orwig, D.B.A., Associate Professor - Management
706-867-2723
Newton Oakes Center, 112, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Operations Management
Vinita Sangtani
Vinita Sangtani, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Marketing
Newton Oakes Center, 119, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Marketing
Hugh Scott
Hugh Scott, Lecturer
Russell Teasley
Russell Teasley, Ph.D., Professor - Management
706-864-1616
Newton Oakes Center, 114, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Strategic Management, International Strategy, Project Management
Elisabeth Teal
Elisabeth Teal, Ph.D., Professor - Management
706-864-1619
Newton Oakes Center, 135A, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship
Mariangela Vecchiarini-Piazza
Mariangela Vecchiarini-Piazza, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Barnes Hall, 228, Dahlonega
Wendy Walker
Wendy Walker, Ph.D., Interim Associate Department Head
706-867-2583
Barnes Hall, 109, Dahlonega
Juanita Woods
Juanita Woods, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5109, Gainesville
Lu Xu
Lu Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Business Statistics and Quantitative Methods
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5113, Gainesville

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