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Campbell School of Business Faculty & Staff

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Dean of The Campbell School of Business
Green 212 B

Dr. Heames is the Dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College in Rome, GA. She came to Berry from West Virginia University where she served as Associate Dean of Innovation, Outreach, and Engagement for the College of Business & Economics. Prior to that appointment, she was Chair of the Department of Management with programs in Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism, International Business, and Business Administration. Her academic career started at a private college, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Marketing and Admissions
Green 205B
Professor of Accounting
Green 219

Before Tommy Carnes became a professor, he spent 13 years as a newspaper reporter and editor in Virginia and Florida, where he won numerous awards for spot news writing, sports column writing, general writing excellence, and as the executive sports editor of one of the top 10 mid-sized sports sections in the United States. He also thinks he is the only person in the CSOB to have been struck by lightning (literally).

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Assistant Professor of Marketing
Green Hall 316
Clinical Assistant Professor of Creative Technologies
Hackberry Lab

As a clinical assistant professor of creative technologies, Zane teaches a variety of prototyping and design thinking topics within the Creative Technologies program at Berry College. His research focuses on maker-oriented learning and embedded electronics in wearable technology, and actively consults with primary and secondary schools in developing STEM-based makerspaces.

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Richard Edgerton Professor of Marketing; Chair, Department of Management and Marketing
Green Hall 221B

Dr. Basil G. Englis, Ph.D. is the Richard Edgerton Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Management and Marketing Department. He is a psychologist who has taught consumer behavior, marketing and related subjects in business schools in the U.S., Europe and India. His research and scholarly work have appeared in more than 85 publications.

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Professor of Management
Green 226

Dr. Paula Danskin Englis, Ph.D. is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and is also the Academic Director of the Berry College Entrepreneurship Program. Her research has appeared in more than 78 publications and Dr. Englis has taught entrepreneurship, strategy and international business in business schools across three continents (North America, Europe and Asia).

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Assistant Professor of Accounting
Green Hall 413

Dr. Geng’s research focuses on the behavioral aspect of accounting, particularly judgment and decision making of accountants and auditors. Since his arrival at Berry College, Dr. Geng has taught Principles of Managerial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems and Cost Accounting. Dr. Geng is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia.

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David C. Garrett Jr. Professor of Business Administration; Chair, Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Data Analytics
Green 414

John Grout is the David C. Garrett Jr. Professor, former dean, and award-winning teacher in the Campbell School of Business. John helped found Berry’s Creative Technologies program and HackBerry Lab. He is a Shingo Prize winner for research in mistake-proofing, having published numerous articles on the topic.

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Associate Professor of Economics; Director Honors Program
Green 325B

Lauren Heller teaches economics in the Campbell School and directs the Berry College Honors Program. She also enjoys collaborating with students on research in a wide variety of policy topics in applied microeconomics and using discussion and multimedia clips to illustrate economic concepts in her classes.

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Associate Professor of Finance
Green 214

Dr. Ken P. Johnston, Ph.D., CFA, is an Associate Professor of Finance. He wants his students to: critically think, do their own work, read with comprehension, ask questions, and use their imagination. His research has been cited in many journals including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Risk, and Quantitative Finance.

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Assistant Professor of Management
Green Hall 313

Manos Kalargiros is passionate about stimulating discourse as well as independent, divergent and critical thinking in Berry students using Socratic questioning. Since his arrival at Berry College, he has taught courses both at the undergraduate and graduate (M.B.A.) level that include Ethical Issues in Business, Organizational Behavior, Leadership & Change Management, Organizational Creativity, and Strategic Management. His research interests center on the intrinsic value of human dignity, ethical moral reasoning and cognitive barriers relating thereto.

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Assistant Professor of Management
Green 302

Dr. Kang’s research interests center on firm strategy and the performance implications of R&D decisions. He is the recipient of several teaching and research awards, including Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year, Coller Senior Awards from Tel Aviv University, and Outstanding Scholar Awards from the Campbell School of Business.

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Associate Professor of Finance
Green 216

Dr. Kosedag has been teaching Principles of Finance, Intermediate Corporate Finance, and Models & Cases in Managerial Finance and MBA -Corporate Finance classes at Berry College since August 2005. His research, like his teaching interest, focuses on corporate finance as well.

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Assistant Professor of Management
Green Hall 215

A teacher, researcher and consultant, Dr. Kushins examines organizational cultures, family businesses, HR practices, and organizational routines. He has published on topics ranging from race and discrimination in hiring to R&D development in Chinese family business.

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Assistant Professor of Economics
Green 214

Dr. Larsen specializes in the development of the Southern economy, with a focus on discrimination, corruption, and other barriers to economic participation. He also studies similar issues in Latin America, Africa, and early modern Europe.

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Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting
Green Hall 202

Dr. Matthew H. Levin teaches accounting and tax courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs. Prior to joining Berry College, he worked 30+ years as a CPA and Principal in an Atlanta-based firm and as Vice President of Corporate Tax for a global hotel company. He is passionate about engaging students in business concepts and his goal is “to bring the real-world of business into the classroom.”

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Associate Professor of Economics
Green Hall 312

Dr. Meehan teaches in the areas of law and economics, public economics and environmental economics. His published research focuses on the economics of crime, occupational regulation and public choice economics. He also serves as a research affiliate with the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at St. Francis University.

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Assistant Professor of Management
Green Hall 409

Dr. White is an evaluator, data scientist, and science, technology and innovation policy (STIP) researcher. She is particularly interested in the relationship between STEM education, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and the economic empowerment of marginalized groups. She publishes regularly in STEM education, information systems, social enterprise and entrepreneurship education outlets.

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Associate Professor of Business Communication
Green Hall 410

Samantha Nazione teaches public relations courses, as well as a special rhetoric and public address section for future health care providers in the Communication Department at Berry College. Her research focuses on persuasion in the context of health.

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Director, Center for Student Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Development
Green 422
Assistant Professor of Economics
Green Hall 311

Dr. Sharpe teaches a wide range of courses, including Principles of Managerial Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, and Econometrics. His research interests lie in labor economics and urban economics, with a particular focus in the economic impact of immigration.

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Henry Gund Professor of Economics; Department Chair of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Green 218

Prof. Stephenson is the Henry Gund Professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance. His research and teaching interests lie in sports economics and public policy, and he has published in journals including Economic Inquiry, Public Choice, Journal of Sports Economics, and Journal of Monetary Economics. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Economics and Finance Education.

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Assistant Professor of Marketing
Green Hall 315

Dr. Anna Vredeveld is an Assistant Professor of Marketing. Her research is focused on consumer behavior, with particular emphasis on brand consumption. At Berry, she teaches a wide range of marketing courses, including Principles of Marketing, Brand and Product Management, Qualitative Research Methods, and Experiential Marketing.

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