David Britt, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was named 2013 Online College Professor of the Year by Best Colleges Online in May. He is an assistant professor of management at Charleston Southern University in North Charleston, S.C. In this role, he has also served as a faculty trainer for online programs and the assistant dean in charge of online program expansion, has overseen the development of more than 50 online courses, and developed and implemented a faculty training certification program for online instruction.
Teresa Long, a Ph.D. in Management student, was formally installed as the postmaster of Roxboro Post Office in North Carolina during a ceremony at the Roxboro Police Department in March. She joined the U.S. Postal Service in 1994, rising from a mail carrier to a supervisor of customer services before becoming acting postmaster in Gibsonville and acting manager of customer services in two Raleigh stations. In her current role, Long oversees 30 employees who deliver mail to more than 10,800 delivery locations and 1,500 post office boxes.
Gilda Oliver, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student and clay artist, was featured in the article “The Power of Art” in International Alternative Investment Review (Vol. 13, Issue 1). In the profile, she talks about the community art projects she has recently coordinated.
Amber R. Phipps, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, became the vice president and chief operations officer of American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL), a division of Sonic Healthcare USA, this spring. In her new role, Phipps will oversee all operations for AEL, which includes nine laboratories and more than 800 employees in six states. A captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, Phipps most recently served as a medical operations officer stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Paul Satryb ’11, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate and an M.S. in Management student, was promoted to quality manager for Hydra-Power Systems, Inc. in Portland, Ore., recently. In this role, he will develop a quality management system for the organization to improve profits and positively affect both the community and the environment. Satryb has worked at Hydra-Power for more than 18 years, where he previously served as a manufacturing manger.
Melvin Sinclair, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, recently accepted a full-time position as an associate professor of business at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C.
Justin Bateh, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, co-authored “Areas of Cross-Cultural Difference in the Workplace” in the Journal of International Education Research (Vol. 9, No. 2). Bateh is an assistant professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville and a managing principle for Paramount Strategy Firm.
Jennifer D. Collins, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, recently launched www.mylittlesonline.com, a website where parents can swap gently used clothing. Collins is a human resources director in Le Claire, Iowa.
Monique Sidaross, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, published Positive Social Change? (Xlibris, 2013) about her experiences as an immigrant living and working in America. Sidaross is a licensed civil and structural engineer.
Jeffrey Trapp, a Ph.D. in Management student, became a full-time faculty member at the Utica School of Commerce’s campus in Canastota, N.Y., in February.
Jason Wilhelmsen, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) student, was recognized in January at the eighth annual Tucson Police Foundation Unsung Heroes Celebration Banquet. Wilhelmsen, a Tucson police officer, was honored for his work with runaway juveniles, specifically working with Amparo Group Home residents on a program offering life skills training and on a rewards system that included outings based on good behavior. As a result of the project, calls for runaway juveniles decreased to 40 in 2012 from 69 in 2011.
Justin Bateh, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, co-authored “Strategies for Multicultural Management: Communication and a Common Set of Values” in the Journal of International Education Research (Vol. 9, No. 1).
Monique Sidaross, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, was featured on “Close-Up Talk Radio” on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 5, where she talked about her experiences as a female engineer and equality in the workplace.
Mohamead Al-Mazeedi, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, presented “Collaboration Based Paradigm Shift of Competition: The Competing Global Supply Chains” at the Kuwait Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in December in Salwa. He is the vice president of the Middle East region for the United Arab Shipping Company in Safat, Kuwait.
Jeannette Bryant ’09, a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) graduate and a Ph.D. in Public Health student, earned formal 501(c)(3) status for Kids Be Aware (KBA) in August. Founded in 2009, the nonprofit publishes books and conducts seminars that educate parents and children about infectious and chronic diseases. Bryant has partnered with colleagues to create a board of directors, which includes Teressa Godley-Chase, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, and Susan Ruiz and Renee Sullivan, Ph.D. in Psychology students. Godley-Chase is an administrative officer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md.
Abiola Inniss, a Ph.D. in Management student, published the article “International Intellectual Property Law and Policy: Can the Caribbean Region Capitalize on Current Global Developmental Trends in Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation Policies?” in WIPO Journal (Vol. 3, Issue 2). She is also the author of Copying, Copyright and the Internet: The Issue of Internet Regulation With Regard to Copying and Copyright (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011). In addition to publishing her research, Inniss is a law consultant, mediator, and arbitrator.
Emily Knowles, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, presented a paper at the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management’s IBAM 20 conference in Nashville, Tenn., in October, for which she received the best paper award in the student papers division. Knowles is the coordinator of academic operations for undergraduate programs at Liberty University near Forest, Va.
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