Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

Belonging in Business Efforts Taking Off!

Photo Caption: Event hosts and Members of the Belonging in Business Student Advisory Council  Pictured Left to Right – Bhoomi Gohil (International Business, Senior), Destiny Humphrey (Marketing, Senior), Amelia Friday (Business Admin, Junior), and Benjamine Cordova (Accounting, Junior) ** Submitted by Josette Pelzer, associate professor of Accounting ** Belonging in Business had its first Bingo…

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New Concentration in Advanced Manufacturing added to BPS

Effective Fall 2024, Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) will add a new concentration in Advanced Manufacturing. The concentration, created in partnership with the School of Science, Math and Engineering, will provide students with innovative, industry-relevant curriculum that provides a degree completion pathway for working adults in the manufacturing sector. This unique curriculum provides fundamental computer…

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Learn more about Generative AI from one of our very own

Did you know that our colleague Calvin Blackwell teaches a class on Generative AI (GAI)? If you’ve been interested in learning more about tools like ChatGPT and Microsoft Copilot, curious faculty and staff are invited to sit in on his class this fall. MGMT 260 will meet Mondays at 1 p.m. in the Wells Fargo…

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Gia Quesada to speak at Spring Commencement Ceremony

Congratulations to our colleague Gia Quesada, assistant provost for assessment and professor of Supply Chain and Information Management, on being selected to speak at the College’s spring 2024 commencement. She will give the commencement address to graduates of the School of Business, School of Education and School of Health Sciences at 10 a.m. on May 11, 2024. Faculty members…

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The Center for Public Choice & Market Process Hosts Another Successful Adam Smith Week

The Center for Public Choice & Market Process hosted a success-filled 16th Annual Adam Smith Week (ASW) March 18th – 21st. This year’s ASW revolved around a theme of Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE). The week kicked off with an opening reception at Alumni Memorial Hall. Acting CPM Director Jordan Ragusa, CPM Director Peter Calcagno,…

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Business faculty in the news

Faculty have had a busy week in the news. Check out some recent articles below. Ask the Experts Jennifer Brannon Barhorst, associate professor of marketing, provided expert commentary to WalletHub on the impending use of AI digital humans for insurance company service encounters. Deadline approaching for over $12.5 million of unclaimed tax refunds Accounting instructor Thomas…

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Reminder: Applications Due 4/22

TLT is now accepting applications for the (seven-week) Summer 2024 Online Education (OE) Readiness Course (June 19 – August 16). “Faculty planning to teach online beginning Fall 2022 and in all future semesters must complete, or have already completed, the seven-week OE Readiness course” (Policy on Alternative Online Education Certification, 2022). To apply today, please visit: bit.ly/oercapp. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2024. Applicants will…

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SCIM 2024 Summer Research Support

** from Chen-Huei Chou, Chair, Department of Supply Chain & Information Management ** The Department of Supply Chain & Information Management will be offering summer research stipends for projects related to supply chain management, global logistics, and/or transportation. The funding would be available to all School of Business faculty to promote research collaboration with our…

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Reminder: Chris Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide Visit

Join us in Wells Fargo Auditorium on Friday, March 29 at 2 p.m. for an exclusive speaking engagement featuring Chris Nassetta, the visionary President and CEO of Hilton Worldwide. In this session, Mr. Nassetta will share his insights on leading a global hospitality giant and navigating the ever-changing landscape of the international business scene. Don’t…

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Battle on the Bricks: Faculty, students, alumni box for Charity

Get your tickets now for Battle on the Bricks, taking place in TD Arena on April 12, 2024! The College of Charleston will be in the ring for Round Two of Battle on the Bricks. The event will take place from 6–11 p.m. on April 12, 2024, in TD Arena, where the CofC community will be…

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Upcoming Workshop: Microcredentialing in courses using Coursera

Please come and learn how to embed microcredentialing using Coursera’s Career Academy into your courses: Monday, April 1 3:30-5:00 OR Tues., Apr. 2 9:25-10:50 This workshop, led by Dr. Elizabeth Hornsby– an expert in online education and in alignment of coursework with microcredentialing — will explore various options across various disciplines. If you’re curious about…

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Recent research publications by Anderson, Wang, and Hefner

Congratulations to our business faculty on their latest research achievements: Technology has Agency too! Disentangling Technology’s Causal and Structural Agency in a Service System Kelley Cours Anderson, Hans Hansen, and Debra Laverie Journal of Macromarketing (ranked A on the ABDC list, impact factor 3.1) The article argues that technology has agency and highlights the impact…

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Welcoming Chris Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide

Join us in Wells Fargo Auditorium for an exclusive speaking engagement featuring Chris Nassetta, the visionary President and CEO of Hilton Worldwide. In this session, Mr. Nassetta will share his insights on leading a global hospitality giant and navigating the ever-changing landscape of the international business scene. Gain invaluable leadership lessons you can apply to…

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Student Success Insights Training

** from Jessica Zuber, Director, Center for Academic Performance and Persistence ** I’m excited to invite you to a training on Student Success Insights! The objective of this new platform is to allow for cross campus collaboration to drive persistence and graduation. Join us on April 9th at 3pm (on Zoom) to learn more about…

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The Business of Literature

** From Irina Erman, Associate Professor of Russian Studies; Chair, German and Russian Studies ** Please share with students! The Business of Literature: The Inside Story of an Entrepreneur’s Success With Translation Publishing: A talk and Q&A with Will Evans, Founder and CEO of Deep Vellum Thursday, March 28th at 3:30pm in the Alumni Center,…

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Professional Clothing Drive

The Center for Civic Engagement is partnering with the Center for Sustainable Development and Career Center to host a professional clothing drive for a Cougar Free Store Pop-up Event that will be held on 4/1. We are asking you to donate your gently used professional clothing now through March 29th. The Professional Clothing Pop-up is…

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Upcoming events on generative AI, generational differences in the workplace

The Department of Communication is organizing two events that may be of interest to business students – a panel on generational and cultural differences in the workplace and a workshop on how to use (and how not to use) generative AI in the workplace. Please share with your students! Questions? Contact Ryan Milner, department chair,…

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Happy CofC Day!

Today marks our fifth annual day of giving, CofC Day. This year, we are making sure we give back to our future. So, throw on your acid-washed jeans and take a moment to make a gift to the part of the business school that means the most to you. In the last 18 hours, the School of…

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Rene Mueller Reappointed to SC District Export Council

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has reappointed Rene Dentiste Mueller to the SC District Export Council through 2027. The SC DEC’s mission is “to contribute leadership and business experience in support of the Nation’s joint industry/government export expansion effort.” Appointments are based on leadership and knowledge of and expertise in international business. Members are called…

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New Publication Acceptance for John McGrath

Congratulations to John McGrath, Ph.D., instructor of marketing and management, on his recent article acceptance: Measuring Resident Quality of Life in Appalachian Mountain Towns: A Case Study and Proposed Methodology JM McGrath, S Glenn Journal of Appalachian Studies 29 (1), 88-108 Abstract Quality of Life (QoL) for residents of a community is explored in the…

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