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Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies

Faculty and Research Interests

Amy Diduch (Harvard University, PhD), associate professor of economics: labor economics and public finance

Bruce Dorries (University of Missouri, PhD), assistant professor of communications: media coverage of people with disabilities and community service learning/civic engagement

Janet Ewing (Emory University, MBA), associate professor of business administration

Cara Jones (University of Florida, PhD) assistant professor of political science: African politics, international relations, civil wars, and terrorism

Claire Kent (James Madison University, MBA), associate professor of business administration: women in management, business strategy, organizational behavior, and human resource management

Laura VanAssendelft

Dr. Laura van Assendelft, professor of political science, helps students prepare for advanced academic study and meaningful careers by inviting them to participate in her research on women and politics, giving them the opportunity to delve into a topic and put their mark on published works. “We know just how to challenge our students to help them exceed even their own expectations of what they think they can accomplish.”

Judy Klein (London Guildhall University, PhD), professor of economics: history of economic statistics

Robert Klonoski (University of Connecticut, MBA; Brooklyn Law School, JD), assistant professor of business administration: business strategies and business law

Kathy McCleaf (University of Phoenix, EdD), associate professor of health and studies of gender and sexuality: understanding of the with-in group status and structures that affect learning and academic success for sexual minorities

Catherine McPherson (Marshall University, MBA), associate professor of business administration and marketing communication: marketing principles and strategy, advertising, integrated marketing communication, and business strategy

Daniel Métraux (Columbia University, PhD), professor of Asian Studies: modern Japan and China

Allan Moye (University of New Orleans, MFA), assistant professor of communication, director of communication studios: video production, film studies, screenwriting, and broadcasting

Lallon Pond (Florida State University, MBA), associate professor of business administration

Jane Pietrowski (University of South Carolina, PhD), associate professor of economics: industrial organization and labor economics

Joseph Sprangel Jr. (Lawrence Technological University, DBA), assistant professor of business administration: sustainable development practices

Daniel Stuhlsatz (University of Virginia, PhD), associate professor of sociology: educational attainment, race, religion, and environmental issues

Carey Usher (University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD), associate professor of sociology, associate dean of the college, faculty director of First Year Experience: medical sociology, community and urban sociology, and research methodology

Laura van Assendelft (Emory University, PhD), professor of political science: state and local politics and women and politics

Abigail Wightman (University of Oklahoma, PhD), visiting assistant professor of anthropology: regional American identities, the relationship between gender ideologies and cultural/national identities, and history of anthropology