Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

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Year in Rearview

Here we are at the end of 2023 – another year of impact, thanks to you. We started working on a 2022/23 annual report in August, but it took a bit longer than anticipated due to the website redesign and other more pressing priorities. But we are pleased to share it with you now: School…

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Good Hope

What a difference a week makes. Two weeks ago, I had the unfortunate experience of being interviewed by the FBI about the UNLV shooter. It’s still surreal to think that a former colleague is capable of that, and my heart goes out to the UNLV community. It was unforgettable, and a dark time. But I…

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New publication acceptance for Chris Mothorpe

Chris Mothorpe, associate professor and chair of the department of economics, recently received good news of a publication acceptance. “The Impact of Property Clustering on REIT Operational Efficiency and Firm Value” has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. His coauthor is our former finance colleague Daniel Huerta, Ph.D….

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Early Holiday Gift…

… of new copiers/printers! Here’s the information for the new copiers/printers in the 3rd and 4th floor suites. 3rd Floor –  MGMT-E62665 on wp-printserve-01 (black & white) and HTMT-X57945 on wp-printserve-01 (color) 4th Floor – ACLS-E82650 on wp-printserv-01 (black & white) and ACLS-X67755 on wp-printserv-01 (color) Adjunct Office Beatty 420 – SBUS-X57945 on wp-printserv-01 (black…

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Report on Industry Engagement for Fall 2023

Our tally of speakers for the fall is nearly finalized. During the Fall 2023 semester, your successful efforts resulted in hosting over 200 speakers and events. The extensive list of speakers and guests showcases a remarkable diversity across industries, positions, and regions. This accomplishment stands out as a significant highlight, and we are actively devising…

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Grades are in, and that’s a wrap on Fall 2023

Our goal is 100% grade submission. I am thrilled to share that, following a final collaborative effort, an impressive 99.28% of grades were submitted across the entire campus by noon yesterday. The School of Business excelled even further, concluding with an outstanding 99.61% of grades submitted. Not perfect, but very, very good. I want to…

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First Phase of New Website Launches Monday, Dec. 18

On Monday, Dec. 18, you will see a drastic difference in the College of Charleston website, which is moving to a new address at charleston.edu. Read the official announcement on The College Today. As most of you know, the College made a significant investment in completely rethinking, restructuring and redesigning the website. We worked closely…

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Pause

Early in my academic career, I didn’t appreciate graduation as much as I do now. For me, it has become a moment to pause and reflect on the impact we make. At graduation, our students transition from their student life to the next stage of their lives. For many, it’s a career. For others, it’s…

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James Malm Earns CGBP Certification

Congratulations to James Malm, associate professor of finance, for passing the Certified Global Business Professional exam. The exam encompasses global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and global finance. Those who have taken the exam can tell you that it is not an easy exam to pass. The national pass rate is only 78%. Roxane…

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Entrepreneurship Instructor Selected for Battle on the Bricks 2024

Sarah Castle, instructor of entrepreneurship, was selected to be one of the female boxers for the 2024 Battle on the Bricks event. Sarah will train until April to fight in her first amateur boxing match where she and the other fighters are fundraising for MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, Warrior Surf Foundation, and our very…

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2024 German-American Business Summit

Consider putting the date of our 8th German-American Business Summit held on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, on your syllabi. We are excited to announce that the Job and Internship Expo will be held in the School of Business Atrium from 11:00-1:00, followed by the summit portion introduced by President Hsu in the Wells Fargo Auditorium…

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Ready to Rumble?

“Let’s get ready to rumble!!!” Did you ever imagine I would start a post with that phrase? I didn’t. Did it make you smile? I did. It’s also a good summary of the last few days and many of our meetings this semester. And guess what? This post includes a podcast, or better yet, a…

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2nd Year!

The entire Finance department showed up to make the champion gingerbread house the second year in a row! Supply Chain and Information Systems were in a close second. Thanks to all the departments for their inventive, hysterical, and tasty holiday homes. They’re in the atrium until tomorrow for everyone to view. I can’t wait to…

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Wall Street Wonderland

Hats off to Hayden Smith, the Student Ambassadors, and the SB Student Success Team for a great event last Thursday in the Cistern! Games were played, food was eaten, a mechanical bull was ridden, and lots of fun and conversation was had. Students proposed and planned this event to interact with other students, faculty, and…

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Fall 2023 Center for Entrepreneurship Shark Tank Winner

Congratulations to William Helfgott for winning the Fall 2023 Shark Tank competition with River Bluff Honey! William is a finance major from North Augusta, SC, and serves as a School of Business Student Ambassador. He was featured in the summer 2023 edition of the CofC Magazine in a story written by the late Dan Dickison,…

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Hyman’s Multigenerational relationship with the College of Charleston

In the mid-2000’s, Victor Hyman was a student in the Hospitality and Tourism program. His dad Eli, General Manager of Hyman’s Seafood, was invited to conduct a live-case in a Hospitality class by Dr. Steve Litvin. Dr. Litvin hosted the live-case scenario again this month, only this time, Victor Hyman attended class as the Guest…

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2023 Biz-eWerk Stats

Congratulations to Cory Werkheiser on a phenomenal year of growth for the Biz-eWerk podcast! +120% listeners +39% streams +42% followers +36% minutes created Have you listened to the latest episode? It features Honors COMM alumna Catherine Woods, Director of Communications and Special Programming at the Charleston Place Hotel. Give it a listen. Get ready for…

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Two New Publication Acceptances for Pete Calcagno

Congratulations to Pete Calcagno, professor of economics and director of the Center for Public Choice and Market Process, on having two articles accepted; one was with Beatriz Maldonado, associate professor of economics. Calcagno, Peter T., Alexander Marsella, and Yang Zhou “Income Inequality and Party Alternation: State-Level Evidence from the United States” Contemporary Economic Policy –…

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PhD Project Application Open to Students

The PhD project is an initiative that encourages Black/African Americans, Latinx/Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans to pursue their PhDs in business to serve as role models and mentors for underrepresented business students. The PhD Project conference is March 21-22, 2024 in Chicago; Students can apply to attend the conference. The PhD Project covers the cost…

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Did you know a CofC trustee is the namesake of the Poinsetta flower?

Yes! The popular holiday flower is named after Joel Poinsett. Dr. Joel Poinsett (1779–1851) served as a trustee of the College. A physician, botanist and lover of languages, Poinsett was appointed by President James Madison as consul in general to Chile and Argentina, where he investigated the prospects of revolutionists. He went on to be elected to…

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