Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

2023 Student Entrepreneurship of the Year

by Kennedy Robinson ’24 Ideas can be sparked anywhere, and for sophomore Tamarin Graham, it happened to be in an animal shelter. After seeing how kittens struggle without a nursing mother and how tough it can be to bottle-feed multiple kittens at a time, the Surro-Kitty® was born. This invention has led Tamarin Graham to…

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Cougars Win CAA Championship

Congratulations to our women’s golf team for winning the CAA Championship for the second straight year! Several members of the team are School of Business students: Emily Dunlap, future MBA Smith Knauffle, current ACCT and future MSA Viktoria Hund, BADM Reagan Propes, BADM The Cougars now turn to the NCAA Regional from May 8-10, 2023….

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MBA Program Rises in U.S. News & World Report Ranking

The College’s one-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) program came in at 81 on this year’s 2023-2024 Best Business Schools list by U.S. News & World Report, an impressive 17-point improvement from last year. The 149 full-time MBA programs on this year’s list were ranked based on career placement success, student excellence and qualitative assessments…

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Guttentag Selected as Fulbright U.S. Scholar

Assistant professor of hospitality Daniel Guttentag has been named a Fulbright U.S. scholar for 2023-24, one of the most esteemed academic accolades in the world. Guttentag’s research project will investigate how effectively Panamanian indigenous tourism enterprises harness technology (websites, social media, reservation software, etc.) and identify potential barriers hindering their effective use of technology. While…

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Leadership Opportunities

I am excited to share with you three graduate program leadership opportunities. The positions are Director of MS in Accountancy, Director of MBA, and Director of EDBA. As leaders, we are responsible for ensuring that our students receive the best education and are prepared for the professional world. The directors of these programs play a…

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Opportunity to chat with students in line for graduation!

In Fall 2022, the College started a new process to ask Graduation Marshalls to serve from each school. I tried to find someone else to serve for the honor, but did not find an enthusiastic volunteer. Since I never miss graduation, in the end I accepted the responsibility myself for this year. The best part…

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REMINDER: Stick to the finals schedule

Don’t forget! There is a schedule for final exams, and a policy that requires we stick to the schedule. The policy is posted below. My exam is scheduled for 8:30 PM. I am an early bird and not a night owl. It is tempting to choose a different date or time to offer that exam….

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Class of 2024 Schottland Scholars

Please take a moment to recognize and congratulate the following rising seniors who have recently been selected as the Class of 2024 Schottland Scholars! Cameron Akers (Majors: INTB | SPAN) Billy Barlia (Majors: BADM | ENTR | Minors: FREN | FRAN) Tyler Bauereis (Major: MKTG | Minor: BADM) Nate Brej (Majors: BADM | ECON, Minor:…

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U.S. Tax Court Judges Visit

** By William VanDenburgh, Associate Professor of Accounting ** The graduate Research in Taxation class (ACCT 540) in the Spring of 2023 had the honor of having two U.S. Tax Court judges attend classes through Zoom. Judge Cary Douglas Pugh was appointed by President Obama in 2014. Senior Judge Mark V. Holmes was appointed in…

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Fulbright – MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® Visiting Professorship

We are pleased to announce the Fulbright – MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® Visiting Professorship for 2024-2025 and await eagerly your applications by September 15, 2023. The Fulbright – MCI Visiting Professorship is open to faculty members at US universities with distinguished scholarly accomplishments and interdisciplinary interests to work in one or more of the…

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Call for The College Today Graduation Profiles

Do you know a graduating student who has a moving personal story, has been successful academically, made a difference at the College, or has an exciting job lined up? Recommend them for consideration for this year’s TCT Graduation Profiles! Here are a few from previous years that were possible because of you getting to know…

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From day one, you’ve welcomed me to the School of Business and made me feel like I belong here. You’ve been patient, explained things, and simply let me be me. But, unfortunately, that’s not everyone’s experience. As the academic year comes to a close, it’s natural to reflect on the previous 9+ months. We’ve progressed…

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Annual Celebration of Faculty – April 27

Please join us for the Annual Celebration of Faculty next Thursday, April 27 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in SSME’s Atrium. RSVPs are requested. We look forward to seeing you there.

MBA Graduate Assistants Deadline

Just a reminder that this Friday is the deadline for roster faculty to submit proposal/job descriptions to Chairs requesting a graduate assistant for the 2023-2024 academic year. You may want to follow up with your colleagues and share the below slide. For all Chair-approved proposals, please email them directly to assistantship_slide.pptx

Market Process Scholar Wins Top Award at Student Research Conference

The research awards keep racking up for our students! Market Process Scholar Lucas Moyon walked away with second place for Best Paper at this year’s William V. Moore Student Research Conference. His paper, “Monetary Contraction in the Presence of Fiscal Stimulus,” was a part of the political economies panel and his work was mentored by…

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EXPO 2023: Celebration and Thank You!

The 2023 EXPO represented a successful celebration of research, scholarship, creative inquiry, and community service. Over 250 student projects were presented. Of those, 44 requested to make an oral presentation; 14 were selected. Awards were given, and the recipient of the 3rd place award for oral presentation was delivered by Andrea Kimpson,  titled An Evaluation…

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Beta Alpha Psi Induction

** By Karrie Saboe, Instructor in Accounting ** The BAP induction meeting was a nice celebration to cap off a great year. We inducted the new members, celebrated the seniors by “cording” them, and the outgoing officers passed the baton to the incoming officers. We finished off the evening with a toast (sparkling rosé… grape…

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Helping Students in Distress – Finals Edition

** From Alicia D. Caudill, Executive Vice President for Student Affairs ** Dear Colleagues, As we move closer to the Final Exam period, our team in the Office of the Dean of Students put together the attached resource to help guide you if any connections or support are needed for students with whom you work….

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Join me at the 2023 EXPO!

Colleagues – Today is the day of the 2023 EXPO. Join me, the Dean, and many of your colleagues and students in TD Arena for a celebration of research, scholarship, creative inquiry, and community service. The EXPO is active until 1PM. Join us!


What a powerful word and one that is very important to me – and my leadership model (CARE). But, it’s also a word that, when practiced, makes the academic environment unbeatable. As a leader, this quote from Michael Hyatt is something I take seriously: “It’s the leader’s job to guard the line between disagreement and…

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