School of Business Welcomes New Faculty, Administrative Changes

As the School of Business at the College of Charleston begins its fall 2015 semester, it welcomes new faculty, as well as some familiar faces to new administrative positions.

Joshua Davis, chair and associate professor, Department of Supply Chain and Information Management, has been named associate dean of the School of Business. Davis, who joined the College of Charleston School of Business in 2009, holds a Ph.D. in business administration (management information systems) from the University of South Carolina and a master of science degree in computer information systems from Missouri State University. He will continue to chair the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management as he assumes his new role in the Office of the Dean.

Elaine Worzala, professor of real estate, is continuing in her role as executive director of the Carter Real Estate Center.

Wayne Smith, associate professor, assumed the role of department chair for the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Smith received his Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, and his master of arts degree from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo, both in Waterloo, Ontario. Smith has been a member of the College of Charleston School of Business faculty since 2006.

Sandy Krezmien-Funk was named interim director, Student Success Center and external relations, for the School of Business.  Krezmien-Funk, who served as the School’s director of marketing and external relations for 5 years, now leads a professional team that serves the academic, professional development and engagement needs of business students as well as builds new employer relations for undergraduate students. Previously, she taught business communication and advanced public relations for the College of Charleston, bringing industry knowledge from her 10 years in the corporate marketing, investor relations, and communications field.

Marcia Snyder, who previously served as the director of the Student Success Center, will continue in her role as assistant dean of student learning and accreditation and senior instructor for the Department of Finance.

P. George Benson, professor of decision science, is teaching in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management after a one-year sabbatical. Benson served as the president of the College of Charleston from 2007 to 2014. Previously, he was the dean of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Benson holds his Ph.D. in decision sciences from the University of Florida.

Additionally, Deepti Agrawal and Luis A. J. Borges joined the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management. Agrawal, assistant professor, holds a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Memphis. Her teaching interests include business analytics and big data, database management, IT infrastructure, application development and programming. Borges, visiting assistant professor, received his Ph.D. from Marquette University in industrial engineering. He joins us from Hasan School of Business, Colorado State University.

David L. Coss, associate professor, and Timothy S. Doupnik, assistant professor, joined the Department of Accounting and Legal Studies. Coss, previously an assistant professor at Virginia Tech University, holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MBA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Doupnik joins us from the University of South Carolina. His degrees include a Ph.D. in accountancy and a master of science in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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