Faculty: Elon University’s Professional Schools:

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

Full-Time Faculty

Kevin S. Agnew – Assistant Professor of Accounting

• B.S., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., University of South Florida; CPA, CISA
• Joins us from the Doctoral Program at the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy, University of South Florida
• Scholarly Interests:  Accounting information systems, internal controls, decision aids, enterprise risk management, internal and external auditing

Jongwan (John) Bae – Assistant Professor of Finance

• B.S., American University; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California at Irvine
• Joins us from teaching at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valle
• Scholarly Interests: Empirical Asset Pricing, Investments, Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, and Corporate Social Responsibility

Nawar N. Chaker – Assistant Professor of Marketing

• B.S., University of Colorado Boulder; M.B.A., University of Colorado Denver; Ph.D., University of Tennessee
• Joins us from the Ph.D. program at the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee
• Scholarly Interests:  personal selling, sales management, and cross-functional sales relationships

Joseph Green – Lecturer in Management Information Systems

• B.S.B.A. and M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Masters of Management of Information Technology, University of Virginia  
• Joins us from Hobsons, Inc. where he served as Product Manager for Career and College Readiness and formerly a Senior VP, Senior Treasury Sales Officer at Wells Fargo
• Certified Treasury Professional and Accredited ACH Professional

Elena Kennedy – Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

• B.S.B.A., College of Charleston; M.Ed., Delta State University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston
• Joins us from the Ph.D. program at the College of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston
• Scholarly Interests:  Social value creation in entrepreneurship and mission driven organizations, strategic decision making in socially driven organizations

Mostafa Mesgari – Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

• B.S. and M.S., University of Tehran; Ph.D., Concordia University
• Joins us from the Ph.D. program at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
• Scholarly Interests:  User behavior analytics

Brandon Sheridan – Assistant Professor of Economics

• B.S., Centre College; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Kentucky
• Joins us from teaching at North Central College
• Scholarly Interests:  Economic Growth and Development, International Trade, Economic Education and Pedagogy, Public Economics, Applied Time Series and Panel Econometrics

Pieter Swanepoel – Lecturer in Accounting

• Baccalaureus Procurationis and Advanced Diploma in Labor Law, University of Johannesburg; M.B.A., Elon University; M.S. in Accounting, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
• Joins us full-time from teaching as an adjunct and limited term for Elon University since 2005; also serves as Business Counselor for the Small Business and Technology Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Adjunct Faculty

Debra Bingham – Assistant Professor of Business Law

• B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law
• Former Director of Business Development at Blue Sentry, Inc. and Attorney of Counsel for Tuggle Duggins, P.A.

Manoj Chari – Assistant Professor of Management

• B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• Serves as Senior Director, Advanced Analytics Research and Development at SAS Institute
• Previously an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Louisiana State University

David Diaz – Instructor in Economics

• B.S. and B.S.B.A., Appalachian State University
• Currently pursuing an M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Moon Kim – Instructor in Economics

• B.A., Yonsei University; M.E., North Carolina State University
• Currently in the Ph.D. program in Environmental and Health Economics at North Carolina State University

Jennifer Ledford – Assistant Professor of Business Law

• B.A., Davidson College; J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law
• Serves as a member of Higgins Benjamin, PLLC
• Has taught as an adjunct for Guilford College and Winston Salem State University

Robert Martin – Assistant Professor of Business Law

• B.S., Pratt Institute; MSW, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; J.D., Nova SE University Law School
• Serves at sole practitioner for the Law Office of RH Martin in Alamance County

Full-time Staff

Alyssa Martina – Director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Alyssa will lead the Love School of Business’ Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.  She comes to us from teaching at the University of Michigan Law School.  Alyssa has extensive entrepreneurial experience as Founder and CEO of Memloom, Inc. and Founder, President and Publisher of Metro Parent Publishing Group/B.L.A.C. Magazine. She holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.