Full-Time Faculty

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Zahra Akbari

Lecturer in Economics:

  • B.A., Bu-Ali Sina University; M.A., Islamic Azad University; M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • Joins us from the University of South Florida’s Ph.D. program
  • Scholarly interest in health economics, behavioral economics, drug abuse, racial/gender disparities, mental health, income inequality, labor economics

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Mustafa Akben

Instructor in Management:

  • B.A., Marmara University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D. in progress from Temple University
  • Scholarly interest in proactivity, creativity, social network analysis, biohacking, machine learning

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Su Dong

Visiting Associate Professor of Management:

  • B.S., University of Shanghai for Science and Technology; Ph.D., UNC-Charlotte
  • Joins us from Fayetteville State University
  • Scholarly interest in management information systems, operations management, database management systems, electronic health policy

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Jim Fatzinger

Visiting Associate Professor of Management:

  • B.B.A., University of Miami; MBA, University of Miami; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University; D.B.A. University of Florida
  • Joins us from Eastern Kentucky University
  • Scholarly interest in operations management, global supply chain operations, backward design for learning

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Alessandro Perri

Visiting Assistant Professor of Management:

  • MBA, New York University; Master of Global Management, Thunderbird School of Management; Ph.D., University of South Carolina; M.Ed., Winthrop University
  • Joins us from Winthrop University
  • Scholarly interest in international sales, marketing, supply chain management, sourcing and trade of industrial commodities

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Lana Waschka

Instructor in Marketing:

  • B.S., Business Administration and Statistics, N.C. State University
  • Ph.D. in progress from University of Georgia
  • Scholarly interest in pro-social behavior, cognitive processing, digital marketing, consumer perception

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Cora Wigger

Instructor in Economics:

  • B.A., The College of Wooster; MPP, Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D. in progress from Northwestern University
  • Scholarly interest in education policy and labor economics

Part-Time Faculty

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Bruce Chase

Assistant Professor of Accounting:

  • B.A., MBA, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Joins us from Radford University
  • Expertise in governmental and nonprofit accounting

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Josh Moore

Instructor in Economics:

  • B.S., East Carolina University; M.S.A., UNC-Greensboro
  • Serves as Lecturer in Accounting at UNC-Greensboro and Sales Tax Accountant at Entrematic
  • Expertise in financial and managerial accounting