Experts List

Experts for: Business & Industry

Moses Acquaah

Professor, Management
Director of Graduate Programs & MBA Program, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics
PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(336) 334-5305, acquaah@uncg.edu

  • Strategic Management
  • Family Business
  • Management in Transition Economies
  • Doing Business in Africa

Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah

Professor, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
PhD University of Cincinnati
(336) 334-5739, kwasi_amoako@uncg.edu

  • Outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and manufacturing jobs
  • Preparing students for information technology and manufacturing jobs in the future- what types of skills will be needed
  • Manufacturing and information technology job trends in the Triad
  • Why do so many projects run over budgets and fall behind schedule?

McRae C (Mac) Banks

Dean, Bryan School of Business & Economics
Virginia Batte Phillips Professor of Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism
PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
(336) 334-5338, mcbanks@uncg.edu

  • Current and Future State of Business Education
  • Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development
  • Discontinuous Innovation and the Future of Higher Education
  • Educating Students to Become Exceptional Problem Solvers

Beth Barba

Professor, Community Practice Nursing
Director of PhD Program, School of Nursing
PhD New York University
(336) 334-4785, beth_barba@uncg.edu

  • Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes
  • Geriatric Health Care Workforce
  • Non-pharmacological strategies to prevent or treat anxiety, agitation, apathy and depression in people with dementia

James M. Benshoff

Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD American University
(336) 334-3423, benshoff@uncg.edu

  • Groups & Group Work
  • College Student Development
  • Nontraditional (Adult) College Students
  • Adolescent & Adult Development
  • Career Counseling, Planning, & Management
  • Counseling Adolescents, Adults, & Couples

Joy Bhadury

Professor, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
PhD University of Texas at Dallas
(336) 334-5666, joy_bhadury@uncg.edu

  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economic Development Role of Universities
  • Industry-University Collaborations in Teaching and Research

James Boles

Professor & Department Chair, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism
PhD Louisiana State University
(336) 334-4413, jsboles@uncg.edu

  • Sales
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Management

Andrew Brod

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Business & Economic Research
PhD University of Minnesota
(336) 707-6439, AndrewBrod@uncg.edu

  • UNCG and the Triad Economy
  • State of the U.S. & N.C. Economies
  • Regional Economic Development
  • Home Furnishings Industry
  • Manufacturing and the New Economy
  • International Trade, Trade Barriers, Dumping, Trade Agreements
  • Using the Dixon Hughes Goodman Triad Business Index
  • The Economics of Economic-Development Incentives
  • The Global Economy

Eleanor "Holly" Buttner

Professor, Management
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4529, ehbuttne@uncg.edu

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
  • Women's Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Assessment

Erick T. Byrd

Assistant Professor, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
PhD North Carolina State University
(336) 334-4471, etbyrd@uncg.edu

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism management
  • Community participation
  • Wine Tourism

Bonnie Canziani

Associate Professor, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
PhD Cornell University
(336) 334-4471, bonnie_canziani@uncg.edu

  • Quality Management or Assessment

David Carlone

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD University of Colorado at Boulder
(336) 334-3836, david_carlone@uncg.edu

  • New Economy
  • Service work
  • Creativity, culture, and economy
  • Organizational communication and culture

Duane Cyrus

Associate Professor, Dance
MFA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 256-1486, dacyrus@uncg.edu

  • Entrepreneurship in the Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Arts Education

Sarah Daynes

Assistant Professor, Sociology
PhD Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
(336) 334-3688, scdaynes@uncg.edu

  • Memory and Commemoration
  • Wine and the wine industry (in N.C. and around the world)

Keith Debbage

Professor, Geography
PhD The University of Georgia
(336) 334-3911, kdebb@hotmail.com

  • Economic & Urban Development
  • City & Regional Planning
  • The Airline Industry
  • Tourism

Jessica Delk McCall

Basic Course Director and Lecturer, Communication Studies
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5297, jedelk@uncg.edu

  • Presentation Skills for the Business World
  • Experiential Education in the Classroom
  • Relationship Development & Maintenance
  • Group Communication & Team Building
  • Expectations & Preparation for College
  • Communication Education (Pedagogy)

Joseph Erba

Lecturer/Professor of Practice, Management
MBA Babson College
(336) 256-8592, jrerba@uncg.edu

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Business Policy & Strategy
  • Arts & Business
  • Organizational Leadership

Karae L. Foddrell

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
MS Radford University
(336) 256-1317, klfoddre@uncg.edu

  • Gender Communication
  • Professional Job Skills
  • Culture Communication

Eric Ford

Professor, Management
PhD The University of Alabama at Birmingham
(336) 334-4524, ewford@uncg.edu

  • Electronic Health Records: Adoption & Diffusion
  • Health Policy
  • Hospitals & Insurance
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Online Education

Denise Gabriel

Assistant Professor, Theatre
MA The Ohio State University, University of Nebraska
(336) 334-5789, dlgabri2@uncg.edu

  • The Values of Mindfulness Practice in Daily Living
  • Embodying Performance in the Workplace

Vidyaranya Gargeya

Professor, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
Director of the MBA Program, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics
PhD Georgia State University
(336) 334-4990, vbgargey@uncg.edu

  • Global Operations Strategy/Operations Strategy
  • Supply Chain/Network Management
  • Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Performance Measurement

Tim George

Associate Athletics Director for External Operations, Intercollegiate Athletics
BS University of Missouri
(336) 256-1138, tbgeorge@uncg.edu

  • Trademarks and Licensing
  • Ticket Sales and Marketing

Dora Gicheva

Assistant Professor, Economics
PhD Yale University
(336) 334-4865, d_gichev@uncg.edu

  • Gender Discrimination in the Labor Market
  • Financing of Higher Education
  • Student Loans

Nancy Gladwell

Associate Professor, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
ReD Indiana University
(336) 334-3261, nancy_gladwell@uncg.edu

  • Recreation and Parks

G. Jason Goddard

Lecturer, Accounting & Finance
MBA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 732-8584, GJGoddar@uncg.edu

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • International Finance
  • Globalization
  • Customer Relationship Management

Daniel J. C. Herr

Professor & Department Chair, Nanoscience
Director, The JSNN-Gateway Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium
PhD University of California, Santa Cruz
(336) 285-2862, djherr@uncg.edu

  • Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Nanomaterials
  • Sustainable Manufacturing and Nanomanufacturing
  • Advanced Semiconductor Technologies
  • The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Travis L. Hicks

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture
Director, Center for Community-Engaged Design
M.Arch. Princeton University
(336) 256-0306, tlhicks@uncg.edu

  • Trends in the Workplace: The Affect of Social Networks on the American Office
  • Community Engagement: How Architects and Designers Impact Their Communities Through Design
  • Sustainable Design: Architects and Designers Moving Beyond the Status-Quo
  • Integrated Design Process: How Buildings Become More Cost-Effective Through Collaborative Design

Nancy Hodges

Professor, Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies
PhD University of Minnesota
(336) 256-0291, nancy_hodges@uncg.edu

  • Employment in the N.C. Textile and Apparel Industries
  • Dress in history and society
  • Cross cultural issues in dress

Christopher Hodgkins

Professor, English
PhD The University of Chicago
(336) 334-4691, cthodgki@uncg.edu

  • Race and Religion in Colonial Jamestown
  • Why the Bible Matters
  • Teaching the Bible in the Public University
  • Empire & the Religious Imagination
  • The Foodways of the Atlantic World

Channelle D. James

Lecturer, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4473, cdjames2@uncg.edu

  • Cultural Studies, Popular Culture & Business
  • Diversity & Cross Cultural Relationships
  • Women at Work
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Byoungho Jin

Professor, Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies
PhD Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
(336) 256-0251, b_jin@uncg.edu

  • Apparel Industries in Emerging Markets Such as China and India
  • Retail Consumers in Korea, China, India.
  • Global Sourcing Strategies in the Apparel Industry
  • Retail Internationalization/Going Global

Peter Kellett

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(336) 334-5297, pmkellet@uncg.edu

  • Conflict and Conflict Management in Relationships, Families, Workplaces and Communities

Chesley Kennedy

Director of Development, University Advancement
Master of Divinity Duke Divinity School
(336) 334-5386, ches.kennedy@uncg.edu

  • Fund Raising 101
  • Non-Profit Fund Raising
  • Building Community Relationships

Terry L. Kennedy

Lecturer, English
Associate Director, MFA Writing Program
MFA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5459, terry_kennedy@uncg.edu

  • Entrepreneurship and Independent Press Publishing
  • Graduate Programs in Creative Writing

Nir Kshetri

Professor, Management
PhD The University of Rhode Island
(336) 334-4530, nbkshetr@uncg.edu

  • Cybercrime
  • E-commerce
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Asia Pacific Economies
  • Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing

Susan Letvak

Professor & Department Chair, Nursing
PhD Adelphi University
(336) 256-1024, susan_letvak@uncg.edu

  • Aging Workforce Issues & Trends
  • Nursing Workforce Issues
  • Quality of Care Issues
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Maurie Lockley

Lecturer, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
MA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4983, maurie@uncg.edu

  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access

Patrick Madsen

Director, Career Services Center
EdD Nova Southeastern University
(336) 334-4174, pomadsen@uncg.edu

  • Career Development
  • Changing Careers

MaryK McGinley

Director of Development for the School of Nursing, University Advancement
MBA Temple University
(336) 256-1054, maryk_mcginley@uncg.edu

  • Health care community networking
  • Fundraising/marketing and communications in non-profits
  • Professional/career growth

Esra Memili

Assistant Professor, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
PhD Mississippi State University
(662) 617-1459, e_memili@uncg.edu

  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurship

James Milanese

Lecturer, Accounting & Finance
MA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4864, jamilane@uncg.edu

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Real Estate Investments

Hamid R. Nemati

Associate Professor, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
PhD The University of Georgia
(336) 334-4993, nemati@uncg.edu

  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Data Mining
  • Information Technology for Electronic Medical Records
  • Social Networking Technologies
  • Business Analytics
  • Big Data

John Neufeld

Professor, Economics
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-4869, john_neufeld@uncg.edu

  • Electric Power Industry, Including History
  • Energy Policy

Prashant Palvia

Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
PhD University of Minnesota
(336) 334-4818, pcpalvia@uncg.edu

  • Global Information Technology Issues
  • International IT Outsourcing
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Information Systems Research Methods
  • Information Technology in Healthcare

Douglas G. (Doug) Parkes

Lecturer, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
MBA Wake Forest University
(336) 643-7632, dgparkessr@triad.rr.com

  • The Importance of Supply Chain Management to the Local Economy and Lives of Citizens

Mike Perko

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of Alabama
(336) 256-8505, mike.perko@uncg.edu

  • Performance Enhancers and Athletes
  • Wellness at Work

Riikka Sarala

Assistant Professor, Management
PhD Swedish School of Economics
(336) 334-5457, rmsarala@uncg.edu

  • International Business & Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Cultural Differences

Rahul Singh

Associate Professor, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
PhD Virginia commonwealth university
(336) 256-0260, Rahul@uncg.edu

  • Accessibility and usability of systems
  • Information and Systems Security
  • Web 2.0 & social networks
  • knowledge management and systems design
  • Social Media Strategy

Justin Streuli

Director, North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center
MBA University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 908-0178, jtstreul@uncg.edu

  • Early stage startup businesses
  • Teaching entrepreneurship through experiential learning
  • The entrepreneurial community in the Triad

Vas Taras

Assistant Professor, Management
PhD University of Calgary, Canada
(336) 256-8611, v_taras@uncg.edu

  • Immigration
  • Cross-cultural Managment
  • International Teams in Domestic Organizations
  • Culture
  • Evaluation of Effectiveness of Corporate Personnel Training and Development Programs

Larry Taube

Associate Professor, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
Undergraduate Program Director, Bryan School of Business and Economics
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4987, lrtaube@uncg.edu

  • Manufacturing

Aaron Terranova

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
EdD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3563, abterran@uncg.edu

  • Job Satisfaction
  • Injury Assessment

Bryan Toney

Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development and Corporate Engagement, Office of Research and Economic Development
MS Georgia Institute of Technology
(336) 256-1298, bctoney@uncg.edu

  • Role of UNCG in regional economic development
  • Growing the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Leveraging international talent from local colleges and universities

Susan M. Walcott

Professor, Geography
PhD Indiana University
(336) 334-5382, smwalcot@uncg.edu

  • Furniture Industry
  • East Asia
  • Regional Economic Development

Janice I. Wassel

Director, Gerontology
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-1020, jiwassel@uncg.edu

  • Demography and Aging
  • Business and Aging, Silver Industries
  • Senior Sandwich, Boomers, Ageism
  • Family Caregiving and Aging

Bob Wineburg

Professor, Social work
Director of Community Engaged Scholarship, School of Health and Human Sciences
PhD University of Pittsburgh
(336) 708-3435, bobwineburg@gmail.com

  • Faith Based Social Services
  • Town Grown Partnerships
  • Social Entrepeneurism
  • Social Service Program and Organizational Development
  • Grant Writing

David Wyrick

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4501, dlwyrick@uncg.edu

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention with High School and College Students and Student-Athletes
  • Prevention of High-Risk Drinking with College Students
  • Protecting and Promoting Health through Entrepreneurship