Module I - Instructor Bios


INSTRUCTOR BIOS: LEAN SIX SIGMA SESSIONS

Sessions I, II, III, and IV: Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt

Eric R. Kushins, Assistant Professor of Management, Campbell School of Business, Berry College
PhD, Rutgers University

Eric teaches, researches, and consults in the areas of management, entrepreneurial businesses, team cultures and leadership. He is certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has conducted team building, leadership, and process improvement workshops and certificate programs for companies ranging from healthcare to agriculture to energy. He teaches undergraduates and MBA students in a variety of courses including Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Team Dynamics and Operations Management.

Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Associate Professor of Economics, Mercer University PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

INSTRUCTOR BIOS: LEADERSHIP SESSIONS

Session I: Data Analytics: The What, The Why and the How (Part 1);
Session II: Data Analytics (Part 2)

Thema Monroe-White, Campbell School of Business, Berry College
MS, Howard University; PhD, Georgia Tech

Thema teaches Management Information Systems and Data Analytics at Berry College. She brings nearly ten years of evaluation, research and data analytics expertise from her years as a consultant, nonprofit leader, and instructor. In her consultative and nonprofit leadership roles, she has solved critical programmatic and organizational issues through the use of advanced statistical modeling techniques and data visualization. She has also worked for companies within or leading their Research and Evaluation departments. Her academic experience spans over a decade with a strong emphasis on hands-on and experiential learning approaches. Thema regularly presents at professional and academic conferences.

Session III: Creating a High-Performance Culture        
Jason Marion, Vice President, Human Resources, Southeastern Mills, Inc.
BS, University of GA

Jason has been a practicing HPWP advocate for the past 22 years and has taught this philosophy during orientation for new employees. He has also shared this philosophy as a guest speaker in a variety of ways, including SHRM and APICS conventions, several colleges and universities, and other leadership forums. Jason has co-authored multiple culture and performance improvement case studies for professional development and MBA programs. In 2004, Jason joined Southeastern Mills, Inc as a Process Manager responsible for the mixing and packing operations. He led the production teams to a 15% production efficiency improvement in 6 months through training, effective communication, planning, and employee involvement. In 2006 he accepted an assignment into the position of Human Resources Manager and was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2007. In 2013 he was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources.

Session IV: The Case for Customer Experience
Khalilah Cooper, Service Innovation, Marketing, Chick-fil-A
MBA, Harvard Business School

Khalilah is an experienced Senior Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Consumer and Packaged Goods and Restaurant industry. Skilled in strategy creation and implementation, innovation management, product development, e-commerce, and experience design. People focused leader with engineering foundation from Cornell University and an MBA focused in Marketing, Strategy, and Entrepreneurial Management .

Session V: Developing Effective Leadership Skills;
Session VI: Effecting Change as a Leader

Joyce T. Heames, Dean and Professor of Management, Campbell School of Business, Berry College
MBA, Samford University; PhD, University of Mississippi

Joyce has over 30 years of experience in business and education as a trainer, teacher, facilitator, and college administrator. She has delivered executive education and professional development programs for organizations such as Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Steptoe Johnson Attorneys at Law, Mercedes-Benz, Davis Memorial Health Systems, WV Department of Environmental Protection, and the Forensic Management Academy.