Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates


“Thankful” – such a simple, everyday word. But in my experience, it’s also one of the most potent words. I’m thankful we have a holiday that reminds us to be grateful. When we focus on being thankful, things seem to go better. We are mentally in a better place. Hopefully, we each take a few…

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2024 EXPO is scheduled for April 18

The 2024 EXPO is scheduled for April 18, 2024. If you are new to the College, or have never attended the EXPO, the purpose is to provide a space where students present their major research, creative activities, or community service projects. If you are supervising a Bachelor Essay project or similar independent work, we encourage…

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MGMT 301 Students Visit the Ronald McDonald House

Alexis Carrico brought 100+ MGMT 301 students to the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) on November 14th to learn about how leaders use their business skills toward impact-related work. Speakers covered topics in Marketing, Management, Development, Strategy and Operations. Thus far, Carrico’s MGMT 301 students have also contributed 4.5 gallons of “pop tabs” (or 13.5 lbs!)…

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Bully Pulpit Series: Cenk Uygur

The Bully Pulpit Series will host Cenk Uygur on Monday, 11/27. Event details are below. Conversation with Presidential Candidate Cenk Uygur, Monday, Nov. 27 @ 4:00pm (doors open at 3:45pm) in Alumni Center, School of Education building There will be a student meet-and-greet immediately following the event.    

Here’s to 22 Years!

One of our colleagues reached a huge milestone this week! Sabrina Holloway, administrative assistant for the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management, is celebrating her 22nd work anniversary with the School of Business. Thank you for all you do!

OpenSAP transitions to the SAP Learning Site

SAP is transitioning OpenSAP to the SAP learning site. Those interested in pursuing SAP certifications at various levels and exploring topics such as artificial intelligence, analytics, sales and customer relations, purchasing and vendor relations, integration with accounting, etc., can visit the site at SAP will discontinue the openSAP platform in July 2024. Learn more about integrating SAP…

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Anderson Awarded Best Paper at the Society for Marketing Advances Conference

At the recent Society for Marketing Advances Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Kelley Cours Anderson, assistant professor of marketing, was awarded the Society for Marketing Advances Best Paper in Track Award in Consumer Behavior! Kelley and her co-researchers Karen Anne Wallach, Pia Albinsson and Ryann Tracy won for their paper Affective Aesthetic Atmospheres: Redefining Beauty…

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Entrepreneurship students compete in SC Innovates Competition

Our students Zoe Willis, Evan Villamor and Savana Kate Schwanda had a great time at the SC Innovates state competition and the SC Growth Summit! They did a wonderful job representing the College. We look forward to our students competing again next year.    

Collaboration Abounds

This week, I found myself thinking a lot about collaboration. How do we leverage collaboration that makes us all better without creating more work? I spent Sunday – Tuesday with about 90 other deans from the south (SBAA). It’s great to have a network that supports each other. Worthy rivals, not competition. There are several…

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Kelley Anderson publishes two articles on social media wellness, peer-to-peer community

Congratulations to our colleague Kelley Cours Anderson, assistant professor of marketing, on her latest research publications! Peer-to-peer community on social media: An exploratory cross-cultural study Kelley Cours Anderson, Pia A. Albinsson and Caroline Ducarroz Journal of Consumer Behavior This exploratory research utilizes the lens of uses and gratifications theory (UGT) to examine cross-cultural differences in…

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SB Events: 11/17-12/1

Here are School of Business events we’ve been made aware of for the next two weeks: Tuesday, 11/21 Founders Club Elevator Internal Pitch Competition at 5:30pm (Billy Barlia – Tuesday, 11/28 Founders Club Networking Session at 6pm (Billy Barlia – Thursday, 11/30 Wall Street Wonderland Holiday Party!

Garth Cook Joins the School of Business as new Director of Business Engagement

Garth Cook, Ed.D., has joined the School of Business as our new director of business engagement. In this role, he will be pivotal in fostering strategic partnerships between the academic community and the business world. Garth will also be responsible for enhancing the School’s relationships with local, regional, and national businesses, promoting collaboration, experiential learning…

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You’re Invited! Continuing & Professional Education Open House

The School of Business Continuing and Professional Education team is excited to welcome you to their new location! Come enjoy refreshments and socialize with colleagues. Thursday, Nov. 16 11AM-1PM JC Long, Rooms 315 and 316

338: What’s the significance?

To support students through spring registration, Student Success Center advisors (Robin Bradley, Kenndal Rote, and Drew Newton) provided a blend of expanded drop-in hours and appointments for students. Expanded drop-in hours ran from Monday, October 30-Tuesday, November 14. The results are in on how many students were supported! 211 sign-ins for drop-in support 127 advising…

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Upcoming Virtual Bystander Intervention Trainings

** from Courtney Howard, Chief Diversity Officer & Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ** There are two upcoming virtual trainings that are important and timely. These interactive trainings will be facilitated by Right To Be and are open to students, faculty, and staff. Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Antisemitic Harassment (November 16, 7pm)…

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Accepting Nominations – Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award

Each year, the Black History Intercollegiate Consortium (BHIC) hosts a program celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. During this event, five deserving individuals (one from each participating college/university) receives the MLK, Jr. Humanitarian Award. Faculty, staff, and community members who have demonstrated a commitment to racial equity and/or social justice on…

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School of Business Honors Veterans Among its Staff and Faculty

Thank you for your service to our country. Clarence M. Condon Kent N. Gourdin Michael S. Greene Sabrina P. Holloway Stephen W. Litvin Rene D. Mueller Cory Werkheiser Eric S. Villafranca *This list is from this year’s College Today article spotlighting full-time college faculty and staff. If you are a veteran SB faculty or staff…

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Words Matter

Cultured Confidence – have you heard those words before? How about these: There is a depth and balance to life’s experiences that you get from learning in a place that approaches business a little differently. A thoughtful polish, personality, and a true appreciation for relationships. It’s the embedding of a personal responsibility and power into…

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SB Events: 11/10-11/24

Here are School of Business events we’ve been made aware of for the next two weeks: Tuesday, 11/14 Founders Club Meeting with guest speaker Mackenzie Cruz at 5:30pm (Billy Barlia – Tuesday & Wednesday, 11/14 & 15 School of Business Holiday Marketing in Beatty Atrium from 9am – 4pm (Hayden Smith – Wednesday…

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Holiday Party

The School of Business Student Ambassadors are excited to host School of Business faculty, staff and students at the Wall Street Wonderland held under the lights of Cistern Yard. Attendees can tackle the Charging Bull of Wall Street by riding a mechanical bull or take photos in the inflatable igloo. The first 75 students will…

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