Experts List

Experts for: Business & Industry

Moses Acquaah

Associate Professor, Management
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?

Beth Barba

Professor, Community Practice Nursing
Director of PhD Program, School of Nursing
Ph.D. 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

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

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, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
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

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
  • Tourism

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

Ronnie S. Grabon

Professor of Practice, Management
MBA Rutgers University
(336) 334-3065, rsgrabon@uncg.edu

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Being a Strategic Human Resources Partner
  • Coaching - What is it and Why Do I Want It?
  • Life (and Career) Transitions

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
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

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

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

  • Cybercrime
  • E-commerce
  • Global entrepreneurship
  • Asia Pacific economies

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

Kevin Lowe

Professor & Department Head, Management
PhD Florida International University
(336) 334-3055, kblowe@uncg.edu

  • Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Cross Cultural Management Issues

Patrick Madsen

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

  • Career Development
  • Changing Careers

Jerry McGuire

Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, Office of Research & Economic Development
MBA University of Pittsburgh
(336) 256-1298, mcguirej@uncg.edu

  • Economic Development Initiatives at UNCG
  • Entrepreneurship at UNCG
  • The Commercialization of Innovations at UNCG

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
  • Worksite Wellness

David C. Ribar

Professor, Economics
PhD Brown University
(336) 334-3904, dcribar@uncg.edu

  • Poverty
  • Public Assistance Programs
  • Time Use
  • Food Assistance
  • Employment/Labor Markets

Riikka Sarala

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

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

Debbie Schallock

Director of Marketing, University Relations
MA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4042, drschall@uncg.edu

  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Organizational Communication
  • Strategic Communication
  • Social Media

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

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

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

Dianne H.B. Welsh

Hayes Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
Director, North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center
PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(336) 256-8648, dhwelsh@uncg.edu

  • Entrepreneurship Growth, Global Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship at UNCG
  • Family Businesses: Their Survival and Success
  • Franchising: 40% of all Retail Trade

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