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Reeves School of Business Faculty

ACCOUNTING

 

Ms. Dena Breece (2013), Assistant Professor of Accounting

Education:

B.S., Methodist College; M.B.A., Campbell University; CPA
Teaching Philosophy:

"My primary objective of teaching is to make a difference in the lives of our students. I challenge students to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities to be the best that they can be both in and out of the classroom. I encourage students to find value and meaning in their academic experience. My philosophy of teaching focuses on a diversity of instructional applications. To provide interest and methods for everyone, I utilize a variety of teaching techniques from lecture to individual and team assignments to use of technology and even off-site audit simulations. With over 20 years of practical work experience, I enjoy sharing real-life situations in the classroom to enhance accounting discussions. With hard work and commitment to excellence, each student has as an opportunity to succeed at learning and applying accounting in their personal and professional life."

Research:

Business Ethics - How Corporate Social Responsibility influences stakeholders.

Personal Interests:

Traveling with my husband, volunteering at my church and in the community, watching all sports – major football fan, coastal fishing, and an appreciation of art, music and theatre.
Contact:

Office: C-111; Phone: (910) 630-7275; E-Mail:

Dr. Mary Kirchner (1996), Professor of Accounting (2006); Nimocks International Professor of Business (2013)

Education:

B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Iowa; M.Acc., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; CPA.

Teaching Philosophy:

"I honestly believe that every student can learn and use accounting. I love to teach. Different styles of teaching are integrated into my courses to meet the needs of my students. If a student puts forth a reasonable effort, I want that effort to pay off in spades. Learning accounting is an individual accomplishment but requires a team effort."

Research:

Her primary research interest is strategic behavior by individuals in response to social change.

Personal Interests:

Die-hard sports fan, avid cook, swimmer, camper, and international traveler. Leads annual study abroad trip to Guatemala over Spring Break.

Contact:

Office: C-116; Phone: (910) 630-7048; E-Mail:

 

Ms. Pamela Lauchengco (2011), Instructor of Accounting

Education:

B.S., Appalachian State University; M.B.A., University of Florida; CMA, CPA.

Teaching Philosophy:

"Encourage students to reach their full potential by guiding their self-discovery in a safe environment that promotes open sharing of ideas and respect for all people. To inspire a desire for professional competency and high ethical standards."

Research:

Professional accounting

Personal Interests:

Fitness, healthy lifestyles, creating a humane world for all living creatures.

Contact

Office: T-227; Phone: (910) 630-7586; E-Mail:

 

Ms. Donna Pelham (2008), Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration; Chair, Accounting, Business Administration, and Management

Education:

B.A., Texas Lutheran College; J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, CPA.

Teaching Philosophy:

"My goal in the classroom is to offer a lively, open, interactive environment where students can appreciate the relevancy of the subject in their lives as they master the concepts.   I strive to make my classes participatory and enjoyable, focusing on real-world applications while holding students to a high level of performance.   I have succeeded if my students finish one of my courses certain that I care about them, their education and have given each course my best effort - and provided the opportunity and encouragement for each person to do the same."

Research:

Business fraud, employment law.

Personal Interests:

Reading, writing, yoga, running, hiking, wine making.

Contact:

Office: C-104; Phone: (910) 630-7423; E-Mail:

 

Dr. Pamela J. Strickland (2002), Professor of Accounting (2012); Director, The Professional MBA Program

Education:

B.S., Methodist College; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University; CPA.

Teaching Philosophy:

"Teaching is active (just like learning is active). Teaching means asking questions and expecting answers. Can you do this? Do you understand? Or saying, I challenge you, I understand you, and I am available to help you, seven days a week, most hours of the day. Learning is not limited to a specific classroom or a time slot – and teaching is not limited to a specific classroom or a time slot. Teaching means conveying a passion for each student’s success, and then seeing it through, both in and out of the classroom."

Research:

 Investigating the effectiveness of governmental audit committees and understand the relationship between governance and financial decision making in municipal government. Results thus far suggest that municipalities with audit committees have higher incidents of reported internal control weaknesses but not internal control deficiencies. There is also partial support for an association between the presence of an audit committee and form of governance, but those results are not conclusive and suggest that the political climate beyond form of governance influences decisions with regard to having audit committees.  

Personal Interests:

Family, faculty advisor to Delta Mu Delta chapter.

Contact:

Office: C-108; Phone: (910) 630-7064; E-Mail:

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

Ms. Pam Biermann (2014), Assistant Director, Center for Entrepreneurship; Instructor of Business Administration

Education:

B.S., Ball State University; M.S., Purdue University

Contact:

Office: Center for Entrepreneurship (T-101); Phone: (910) 630-7642; Fax (CFE Office): (910) 630-7657 E-Mail:

Mr. Marty V. Cayton (2012), Director of the Center For Entrepreneurship; Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Education:

B.A., Methodist College; MBA, Taylor University

Teaching Philosophy:

"I do not lecture.  I believe in interactive learning.  I hope to engage my students in meaningful conversation and dialogue.  I hope to enable my students to learn from my mistakes.  I want my students to realize that one of life’s most rewarding endeavors is in helping others accomplish what they could not or would not do without you and/or your business’ involvement."

Research:

Generational business transfers and succession planning; privatization of government-run programs

Personal Interests:

Traveling, reading, fishing, golf, church music ministry, and family.

Contact:

Office: Center for Entrepreneurship (T-101); Phone: (910) 630-7616; Fax (CFE Office): (910) 630-7657 E-Mail:

 

Dr. Kimberly Scruton (2010), Dean, Reeves School of Business; Assistant Professor of Management

Education:

B.S., West Liberty University; M.S., Central Michigan University; Ed.D., Shenandoah University

Teaching Philosophy:

My philosophy of teaching evolved from a combination of my years of professional and teaching experience. My mission as a teacher is to promote a positive cooperative learning environment. I strive to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning that combines both theory and real world experiences.

Research:

My current research activities include management, leadership, motivation, gender studies, town and gown relationships, non-profit and for profit organizational dynamics, organizational culture, job satisfaction, decision-making, higher education, cooperative and intentional learning communities, intercollegiate cross-gendered coaching and athlete perceptions.

Personal Interests:

Spending time with my family, tennis, golf, running, playing most sports and traveling.

Contact:

Office: C-126; Phone: (910) 630-7461; E-Mail:

 

 

 

Mr. Michael Wayland (2007), Assistant Professor of Management

Education:

B.A., Providence College; M.A., Wayne State University.

Teaching Philosophy:

I strive to bridge the theory of business with the practice of business drawing upon my  20 years experience in the business world.

Research:

Negotiation, Mediation, Business Strategy

Contact:

Office: C-109; Phone: (910) 630-7331; E-Mail:

 

 

FINANCIAL ECONOMICS

 

Dr. Josiah R. Baker (2011), Associate Professor of Financial Economics (2013); Nimocks Professor of Business (2013)

Education:

B.A., M.A.A.E., University of Central Florida; M.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America.

Teaching Philosophy

"To correct American financial illiteracy"

Personal Interests:

International travel and foreign politics

Research:

Economic development, impact of culture/religion in economics, taxes, defense spending, welfare spending

Contact:

Office: T-207; Phone: (910) 630-7477; E-Mail:

 

Dr. Daniel Chin (2012), Assistant Professor of Financial Economics

Education:

B.A., University of Rochester; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D., University of South Florida

Teaching Philosophy:

"I'd like to think that students come to class for two reasons.  The first is to learn about the subject matter itself.  The second is to practice skills such as clearly communicating ideas, working in teams, and acting professionally.  All of these put together is what makes for a successful career after graduation, and I am here to help make that happen."

Research:

Economics of sport, corruption, and applied microeconomics

Contact:

Office: T-112; Phone: (910) 630-7462; Email:

 

Dr. Spencer Davis (2001), Associate Professor of Financial Economics (2003)

Education:

B.S., M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Teaching Philosophy:

"My teaching philosophy is a strategy of application and critical thinking.  I work to make economics relevant for students."

Research Interests:

Neuro-economics

Peronal Interests:

International travel, bicycling, playing ultimate frisbee

Contact:

Office: C-107; Phone: (910) 630-7688; E-Mail:

 

Dr. Matthew Dobra  (2012), Associate Professor of Financial Economics; Chair, Financial Economics and Marketing

Education:

B.A., Loyola University - New Orleans; M.A., Ph.D, George Mason University

Teaching Philosophy:

"The First Law of College Teaching: Any professor who, subject to the restraints of common sense and common decency, does not seize every opportunity to offend the sensibilities of his students is insulting and cheating them, and is no college professor at all" -- Eugene Genovese

Research:

Public Choice, Public Finance, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics.

Contact:

Office: C-117; Phone: (910) 480-8455 ; Email:
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/mattdobra

 

Dr. Jen-Hsiang Lin (1988), Professor of Business Administration and Economics (1997)

Education:

B.S., Chinese Culture University; M.S., National Chung-Hsing University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

Teaching Philosophy:

"Students learn economic and statistical theory best when they see how it can be applied in real life. Instructors improve teaching from regular feedback from students and other instructors. It is learning, not teaching that matters. Academicians are trained to expound ideas. But, good teaching requires an altogether different mind-set, to focus on the students' growth and struggle to acquire those ideas."

Research:

His areas of specialty include economic theory, applied economics, statistical analysis, quantitative methods for management, and microcomputer applications.

Contact:

Office: C-113; Phone: (910) 630-7080; E-Mail:

 

 

 

MARKETING

 

Dr. Mark Kendrick (2007), Assistant Professor of Marketing (2010)

Education:

B.S., Methodist College; M.S., Thomas Edison State College; M.B.A., Ph.D., Northcentral University.

Research: Consumer buying trends, developing Marketing Plans for local businesses, public relations and developing student engagement projects

Personal Interests: golf, motorcycle touring, scuba diving, drums, Executive Committee Fayetteville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fayetteville Kiwanis, United Way of Cumberland County

Contact:

Office: Mallet-Rogers House Annex; Phone: (910) 630-7046; E-Mail:

Dr. Jon-David Knode (2008), Associate Professor of Marketing (2012)

Education:

B.S., M.B.A., Salisbury University; Ph.D., University of Baltimore.

Research:

Applications of emerging technolgies

Contact:

Office: C-106; Phone: (910) 630-7095; E-Mail:

 

Dr. James Marcin (2006), Assistant Professor of Marketing (2010)

Education:

B.S., Mansfield University; M.S., Indiana Wesleyan University; D.B.A., Argosy University.

Research:

His interests include consumer behavior, market research, and management.

Personal Interests:

Sam Walton Fellow (S.I.F.E.), coordinates annual student trip to Orlando for the Disney Companies experience course.

Contact:

Office: C-105; Phone: (910) 630-7624; E-Mail:

 

PGA GOLF MANAGEMENT

 

Mr. Robert Bruns (2006), Assistant Professor of PGA Golf Management; Associate Director of PGA Golf Management, PGA Golf Management Education

Education:

B.S.S., Cornell College; M.B.A., University of Iowa; PGA member.

Teaching Philosophy:

"I strive to create an interactive classroom based on developing critical thinking skills for the students use in the future."

Research:

His specialties include facility management, golf shop operations, junior golf, marketing and small business and entrepreneurship.

Personal Interests:

Reading, bicycling, watching/playing golf, family activities, travel

Contact:

Office: Player Center; Phone: (910) 630-7180; E-Mail:

 

Mr. Steven A. A. Conley (1986), Assistant Professor of PGA Golf Management (1996); Men's Golf Coach; Assistant Director of PGA Golf Management

Education:

B.S., Murray State University; M.Ed., Campbell University; PGA member.

Teaching Philosophy:

"I believe in assisting students in their pursuit of earning a college degree and obtaining a position in the golf industry by being the best teacher, advisor, coach and mentor that I can be. I encourage students to engage in goal setting, spiritual development and lifelong learning."

Research:

Golf swing methodology, technology, and instruction; player development

Personal Interests:

All Sports, Fishing, Outdoors, Fitness;

Contact:

Office: Player Center; Phone: (910) 630-7146; E-Mail:

 

Mr. Robbie Fritz (2011), Head Golf Professional; Instructor of PGA Golf Management.

Education:

B.S., Methodist University; PGA Certified Professional

Contact:

Office: Player Center; Phone: (910) 630-7689; E-Mail:

 

Mr. T. Jerry Hogge (1987), Director, Institute for Golf and Tennis Management; Associate Professor of Business Administration (1996); Director of PGA Golf Management

Education:

B.A., Elon College; M.S., University of Tennessee; PGA member.

Research:

Major areas of study are golf shop operations, teaching theory and techniques, agronomy, and facilities management.

Personal Interests:

Gardening, bicycling

Contact:

Office: Player Center; Phone: (910) 630-7144; E-Mail:

 

Mr. Tom Inczauskis (2005), Women's Golf Coach; Assistant Professor of PGA Golf Management.

Education:

B.A., Governors State University; M.B.A., Methodist University. PGA member; Master PGA Professional - Instruction.

Teaching Philosophy:

Teachers must have a fundamental concern for students and a strong desire to help them succeed. A teacher must be an effective communicator and look to each interaction as a chance for both the student and the instructor to learn. Learning is a lifelong process.

Research:

Business administration, sports organizational management, and the golf industry.

Personal Interests:

Golf, travel, music, theatre, and sporting events.

Contact:

Office: Player Center; Phone: (910) 630-7608; E-Mail:

 

Mr. Charles E. Koonce (1998), Associate Director of PGA Golf Management; Internship Director, PGA Golf Management

Education

B.S. Campbell College; M.Ed. North Carolina State University.

Personal Interests:

Director of Small Business Center, Fayetteville Technical Community College (Retired)

Contact:

Office: Player Center; Phone: (910) 630-7145; E-Mail:

 

 

PROFESSIONAL TENNIS MANAGEMENT

 

Mr. Tom Daglis (2012), Director, Professional Tennis Management Program; Assistant Professor of Professional Tennis Management

Education:

B.S., Columbus State University; M.S., Ferris State University; USPTA Certified Master Professional.

Teaching Philosophy:

My teaching philosophy is synonymous to engagement.  “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. – Author Unknown.

Research:

Leadership within Trade Associations, Volunteer Committee Synergies and Dynamics.

Personal Interests:

USPTA National President

Contact:

Office: Player Center; Phone: (910) 630-7147; E-Mail:

 

 

Ms. Kaitlin Flaherty (2012), Assistant Director, Professional Tennis Management Program

Education:

B.S., MBA, Methodist University; USPTA P-1 Professional

Teaching Philosophy:

A comfortable classroom environment that allows for students to actively participate in discussions and that nurtures a hands-on learning experience for all students.

Personal Interests:

USPTA North Carolina Secretary

Contact:

Office: Player Center; Phone: (910) 630-7484; E-Mail:

 

RESORT AND CLUB MANAGEMENT

 

Mr. O. Z. Hamzah (2014), Director, Resort and Club Management; Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Education

B.S., Shaw University; M.S., M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Teaching Philosophy:

Professor Hamzah's teaching philosophy focuses on engaging the students and empowering them to be active participants in the design of his course content and delivery

Research:

Operations management, systems modeling and business technology assessment

Contact:

Office: C-125; Phone: (910) 630-7557; E-Mail:

 

Dr. Sharon Kendrick (2007), Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Education

B.S., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Phoenix; Ph.D., Touro University International.

Teaching Philosophy:

"Successful higher education programs consistently blend classroom theory with real world application. Our business students will soon become leaders in our local community, nation, and world, and I believe a university must continually work in partnership with the community and employers to whom its graduates will ultimately look for careers."

Research:

Aging workforce; retirement; bridge employment; retaining institutional knowledge from pre-retirees and ensuring knowledge is transferred to newer employees; second careers; working after retirement; retaining experienced workers who are approaching retirement.

Personal Interests:

Rock climbing, motorcycling, scuba diving, and painting.

Contact:

Office: C-125; Phone: (910) 630-7309; E-Mail:

 

 

SPORT MANAGEMENT

 

Dr. Gregory Combs (2005), Professor of Sport Management (2011); Coordinator, Sport Management

Education:

B.S., Eastern Illinois University; M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Teaching Philosophy:

I embrace the active, cooperative, and inductive learning models in lieu of traditional lecture teaching to help my students become experienced and qualified in the business of sport management.  It is critical that my students gain as much real world experience as possible before they graduate in order to enable them to qualify and compete for more prestigious and lucrative positions.

Research:

My research interests are in the areas of sport marketing, sport tourism, and management of sport related non-profit organizations. I specialize and volunteer in economic impact studies of mass participation events.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy competing in triathlons and cycling events. I also enjoy crossfit workouts for an additional challenge. I spend many hours operating my personal business a bicycle shop/studio and performance lab. As a consultant I work with elite military personnel and Ironman athletes in designing training and

performance strategies.

Contact:

Office: C-112; Phone: (910) 630-7660; E-Mail:

 

Dr. William Kuchler (2012), Associate Professor of Sport Management

Education:

B.S., Carroll College; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ed.D., United States Sports Academy

Teaching Philosphy:

"My goal is to open windows of awareness into the sport industry, allowing students to choose a career path.

Help each student realize how they can best use their skills and attributes to succeed in the area of the sport industry for which they have developed a passion. And, create awareness in students about the importance of professional behaviors as they transition from being a college student to sport business professional."

Research:

Sociology of sport, history of sports in America.

Personal Interests:

Reading political espionage novels (Vince Flynn).

Avoiding yard work.

Walking the golf course while smelling the grass, listening to wildlife and watching the sunrise.

Exploring new places, people & traditions with my wife, Luanne.

Contact:

Office: C-110; Phone: (910) 480-8453; Email:

 

 

 

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