Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

Maroon Memories: Steve Swanson ’89

From Lancie Affonso Maroon Memories and Mentoring: A special thanks to CofC Board Of Trustee, Steve Swanson ’89 who spoke to our honors entrepreneurship theory and practice students last semester and returned again in January for a student led “Fireside Chat” followed by a First-Gen Maroon Mentoring Lunch with students in Liberty Café. Bio: Steve…

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Join The Conversation

From Ron Menchaca, Vice President of Communications I’m writing to ask for your participation in a new strategic initiative intended to highlight the academic expertise of our faculty and to increase national visibility for the College and its programs. In January 2023, the College began a one-year pilot membership with the non-profit news organization The…

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Study Abroad in Egypt

From Timothy Johnson, Dean, School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs It is a pleasure to alert you to this exciting opportunity to study at the American University of Cairo. This program is supported by a generous scholarship from the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, and I strongly encourage you to consider it…

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TLTCon 2023

From Victor Ruiz, SB Instructional Technologist School of Business, You’ve probably seen our new yard signs (above) around campus. We’re very excited to announce that registration for the 7th Annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference (TLTCon) is now open! Like past conferences, TLTCon 2023 (May 16-17) is FREE and fully online (via Zoom). Please register…

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Lia Colabello featured on the Entrepreneur Minute in LowcountrybizSC

In addition to our full-time faculty, our students in the School of Business are fortunate to also learn from industry professionals who serve as adjuncts. Kudos to Lia Colabello who teaches ENTR 406 Social Entrepreneurship and was featured on the Entrepreneur Minute in LowcountrybizSC. Also see Lia’s TEDXCharleston Talk from Nov 15, 2016:

Are you interested in teaching in the DBA?

The DBA Committee is ready to take a step towards curriculum development. To do so, they are hoping to get the names of faculty willing to teach content and/or methods courses in the DBA committee. The goal is to work with those faculty to crystalize the curriculum map and draft the syllabi to be used…

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MBA Program hosts BeTheMatch Registry Drive

A big thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s BeTheMatch registry drive! Nearly 50 participants joined the registry with a cheek swab. BeTheMatch is a national registry that helps facilitate identifying matches of possible donors and patients of blood cancers. Those cancers include various types of lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, sickle cell disease, and…

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Epicenter of Societal Impact

This week I am at the AACSB Deans Conference and attended the Societal Impact Seminar. I enjoy these events because I learn that our challenges are not unique, but we also have one incredible business school. This week is no exception. At the CofC, we do so much that positively impacts society. I think it…

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NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program

Thanks to a recent gift to the College in support of faculty development, the College is sponsoring one faculty member from each school and the libraries to participate in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s Faculty Success Program that runs from May 14-August 5, 2023. If interested, check the School of Business Teams…

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Invitation to SCBIO 2023 Life Sciences conference session

From Dr. Sebastian van Delden, Dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering The big SCBIO 2023 Life Sciences Conference is being held right here in Charleston (at the Gaillard Center just down the Street) from Feb 21-23. Student tickets are $30; Faculty $150. You can register for the whole event by going to…

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Call for Nominations: 2023 Distinguished SB Faculty Awards

Howard F. Rudd, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award for Service Leadership This is the official call for nominations for the Howard F. Rudd, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award for Service Leadership. Please note that this largest award given and is open only to Business school professors that received “exceeds expectations” in all categories of their most recent annual…

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Invitation to Participate in AOL Workshops

YOU ARE INVITED! The Dean’s office has worked with our colleagues Marcia Snyder and Gia Quesada to host to workshops to help us hone (and streamline) our skills for Assurance of Learning. Whether a new instructor or a seasoned full professor, we think these workshops will help us all calibrate our expectations regarding assurance of…

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New Publication on VR and Consumer Wellbeing in Tourism Management Perspectives

From Jennifer Barhorst, Assistant Professor of Marketing My co-authors and I are delighted to share our newly published article “Examining the influence of virtual reality tourism on consumers’ wellbeing” in Tourism Management Perspectives (A in ABDC, SJR Q1). Inspired to understand more about consumers and their wellbeing during the pandemic, our study sought to understand…

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Bank of America Teaching Professorship

From Bob Pitts Colleagues –  the BA Teaching Professorship announcement is in the School of Business Team. Key dates February 16  – Nominations must be received. Send nominations to repitts@cofc.edu. March 16  – All material for review must be received by , 2023. May 4  – Honoree will be announced at the final School faculty meeting July 1 –  Appointment Begins If nominated the materials…

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CofC Sophomore Heads Up Successful Local Honey Business

Check out Holy City Sinner’s feature on William Helfgott (Honors Finance/Spanish)’s local business, River Bluff Honey!

School of Business Distinguished Faculty Awards

Be on the look out for an upcoming email calling for nominations for the School of Business Distinguished Faculty Awards. In addition to our traditional School of Business Distinguished Faculty Awards , we will also be making the call for nominations for the Bank Of America Teaching Professorship.  

Documentation of Outside Employment

We’ve recently had a few queries regarding outside employment of faculty. Take a second to read through the policy regarding outside employment to determine if you need to complete the form. If you’re unsure, initiate a conversation with your Chair. 7.1.10 Outside Employment of Faculty (FAM V.G)  

Weniger Aber Besser

I am continually impressed by the excellent teaching, research, and service prevalent in the School of Business and across the College. As we have conversations about our future and build out our strategic plan, I am aware that we often talk about new classes, programs, ideas, and even new newer ideas. It’s easy. We are…

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What’s in the water?!

The Supply Chain and Information Management Department was triple blessed in 2022 when it came to new additions to the family! PL Meena’s Kenisha born 6/3/22 Rafael Teixeira’s Lucas born 10/11/22 Olga Biedova’s Maximilian born 12/12/22 Will 2023 bring even more adorable little ones?!

Bank of America Teaching Professorship

From the School of Business Faculty Development Committee via Bob Pitts Colleagues – the Faculty Development Committee has completed the workup for the Bank of America Teaching Professorship.   The Bank of America Teaching Professorship will be awarded to a roster faculty member designated by their colleagues as embodying the highest standards and commitment to teaching excellence…

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