Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

Leading with Lollipops

You’re busy, but can I ask you to take 6.5 minutes to watch a Ted Talk? TEDxToronto – Drew Dudley “Leading with Lollipops” – YouTube The video is a great reminder that even in all this busyness, we can have an impact – and sometimes we don’t realize it. It doesn’t have to be something…

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Hurricane Thoughts

First and most importantly, I hope you and your loved ones are well and were minimally impacted by the storm. Many people have asked me if this was my first hurricane – forgetting that I’ve lost count, having lived in Florida and Eastern NC. Despite my familiarity, each storm is a new experience and gives…

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ROI & Student Success

Seeing all the movement on campus and hearing the engagement is extraordinary. I am continually amazed at how you do what you do. We are a school of business at a public institution, and we’ve learned to leverage our resources. Then, when we think we can’t leverage them anymore, we do. And still, we provide…

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Kicking Off the New Academic Year: We’ve Got This!

Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? Beatty is buzzing, students are moving in, and we’re about to embark on another incredible academic journey at OUR Charleston School of Business. A Quick Trip Down Memory Lane Okay, quick throwback – remember all those successes from last year? The challenges that turned into…

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Launch Sequence

It’s hard to believe that there are only 12 days until the start of the semester. This time next week, we will be kicking off the semester together in Wells Fargo. Often, we view the start of a new semester as a launch. This semester is no exception, and we are watching closely with a…

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Journey of Belonging

Last week at the Charleston Metro Chamber’s 4th Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference, we had a table representing the Charleston School of Business. It was a good day for numerous reasons. It reinforced that we are blessed to work with great people looking for ways to make us better. None of us were required…

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Why?

Why do you do what you do? Why do you invest in your research? Your teaching? Your service? Over a decade ago, in his Ted Talk, Simon Sinek asked the “why?” question, and I’ve been pondering it ever since. In relation to my academic career, I found myself asking these very questions as I wrote…

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Future Thinking (AI)

“Stop educating for their past and start educating for their future.” In a recent Fireside Chat with Boston College: Generative AI in Education, hosted by Grammarly, the above statement resonated with me, because it’s true. In between all the “stuff” that summer brings to the Dean’s Office, I’ve been thinking a lot about our future,…

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Fall Kick Off

Save the date – August 17th from 10:00 – 12:00 with lunch to follow. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year, we are well into the summer, and the fall semester is right around the corner. Where did the time go? One of our goals is to start each year with a review…

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Stepping Up

Please join me in thanking Robert (MSA), Alexis (MBA), and Angie (EDBA) for stepping up to graduate leadership positions in the School of Business. While the overall Higher Education landscape changes quickly, change has remained constant in Graduate Business Education. Think about it. The Centre for Innovative Management at Athabasca University launched the first fully…

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Center Stage

We are blessed with excellent centers doing meaningful work that makes an impact across the region. When was the last time you checked out what they are doing? I’d like to encourage you to take a look at their annual reports: Center for Public Choice and Market Process Office of Tourism Analysis Certiport Authorized Testing…

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Summer Reading

Last week, Christine and I took a trip out west with some friends. It was good to get away and spend time in nature. Amazing what a hike in the woods can do for the soul. It was also good to be a bit more intentional and catch up on some reading. We all need…

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Summer Productivity (EMBA Update)

As my earlier post mentioned, despite what some outside academia might think, we are not on summer “vacation.” A lot happens over our “breaks.”  For example, our EMBA proposal cleared significant hurdles recently. The BOT approved the program proposal on April 20th, then the proposal was approved by the CHE ACAP committee on June 8th,…

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Embracing the Ted Lasso Spirit

Today, let’s tap into the spirit of Ted Lasso. If you haven’t watched the series, it quickly became one of my all-time favorites and the last episode just aired. So, with a little help from ChatGPT, I’d like to offer some thoughts on a character who has warmed our hearts and inspired millions. As we…

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Summer Tasks

Every time I see this Ph.D. comic, I can’t help but smile. A picture paints a thousand words, and these two frames explain a lot. Summer is different in academia. Not everyone understands what happens over the summer, but you sure do. Academia never stops. Sure, we try to catch up from the busyness of…

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AACSB 2024

Summer is a busy time of year for the leadership team. This summer is jam-packed as we prepare for our “year of record” for our upcoming Fall 2024 AACSB Peer Review Visit. We will use data from the forthcoming academic year in our report. I’ve always said that if we were to build a world-class…

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Time to Sharpen Your Axe

Last week’s graduation on the Cistern was a memorable experience. What a great tradition. Tradition and transformation are two attributes that describe us well. There are significant signs of progress all across campus. All the positive signs are good, but we must remember to balance things. As the semester wound down, Covey’s Seventh Habit –…

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Celebrate!

One thing I learned quickly; Charleston knows how to celebrate. It was great to see everyone at last week’s EOY Business Bash, to celebrate the completion of another year and our incredible colleagues. If you couldn’t attend, check out this post recognizing our award recipients. I am always impressed by the work you do and…

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Good News!

Can you say, “Bonus!” Yes, that’s right. Last week, the BOT approved a $1,500 bonus for all permanent CofC employees as of December 2022, which will appear in our May paychecks. And it still looks like there will be another COLA increase and a merit pool. What a difference compared to just a few years…

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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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