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Accounting/Economics

Calvin Blackwell
Associate Professor, Economics and Finance
843.953.7836

  • Economics of taxation
  • Tax evasion
  • Public spending
  • Environmental economics

Lisa Covert
Assistant Professor, History
843.953.5711

  • Economic history (specifically in Latin America)
  • Public history (specifically in Latin America)
  • Tourism (specifically in Latin America)

Jocelyn Evans
Professor, Economics and Finance
843.953.6668

  • Bankruptcy
  • Financial management
  • Banking

Frank Hefner
Professor, Economics and Finance
843.953.8111

  • Current economic conditions

Ben R. Lever III
Adjunct Faculty, Management and Entrepreneurship
Executive in Residence, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
843.953.7273

  • International business
  • International marketing
  • Trade
  • Globalization
  • Automotive industry
  • Marketing research

Todd Nesbit
Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance
843.953.5192

  • Public economics, including tax policy, excise taxation, tax induced smuggling, school choice, economic freedom and optimal voting rules
  • Sports Economics

Mark Pyles
Associate Professor, Economics and Finance
843.953.7991

  • Investment (IPOs, venture capital, options)
  • Corporate (capital budgeting, capital structure)
  • Economic effects of tobacco smoking bans
  • Banking (syndicated loans)

Doug Walker
Associate Professor, Economics and Finance
843.953.8192

  • Economic and social impacts of legalized gambling
  • Public Finance
  • International economies

Mark Witte
Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance
843.953.3986

  • International trade and finance
  • Macroeconomics

Entrepreneurship

Tom Kent
Associate Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship
843.953.2658

  • Leadership
  • Teams
  • Motivation
  • Productivity

David Hansen
Assistant Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship
843.953.6447

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Opportunity recognition
  • Business ideas
  • Ecopreneurship
  • Environmental entrepreneurship

Hospitality/Tourism

Andrea Canberg
Instructor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
843.953-8043

  • Ecotourism and sustainable tourism development
  • Event management
  • Tourism in national parks and public lands

Lisa Covert 
Assistant Professor, History
843.953.5711

  • Tourism (specifically in Latin America)
  • U.S.-Latin American relations
  • Expatriation (specifically in Latin America)

John C. Crotts
Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
843.953.6916

  • Tourism marketing
  • Crime on visitors
  • Consumer behavior

Robert Frash
Chair/Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
843.953.0827

  • Training and development
  • Restaurant management
  • Business plans

Stephen Litvin
Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
843.953.7317

  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Cruise ship industry

Brumby McLeod
Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
843.953.0735

  • Commercial lodging
  • Hotel reservation systems
  • Online travel agencies

Bing Pan
Director/Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
843.953-2025

  • Tourism information technologies
  • Destination marketing
  • Tourist behavior

Wayne W. Smith
Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
843.953-6663

  • Festivals (economic impact and social conditions)
  • Consumer behavior
  • Community development and tourism issues

Marketing

Kent Gourdin
Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
843.953.5327

  • Transportation issues
  • Logistics
  • Service quality

Alan Shao
Dean, School of Business
843.953.5627

  • Marketing research
  • Competitive strategies and managerial ties to China

Other

Jennifer Baker
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
843.953.7272

  • Business ethics

Denny Ciganovic
Director, Career Center
843.953.5692

  • Company recruiting of college students
  • Experiential education (internships, cooperative education, volunteering)

Stephen Della Lana
Senior Instructor, German and Slavic Studies
843.953.5774

  • German business
  • German business ties with South Carolina

Rachel Graefe-Anderson
Assistant Professor, Economics/Finance
843.953.5181

  • Corporate governance
  • Executive compensation
  • Corporate finance

Ben R. Lever III
Adjunct/Executive-in-Residence, Management and Entrepreneurship
843.953.7273

  • International business
  • International marketing
  • Trade
  • Globalization
  • Automotive industry
  • Marketing research

Richard Nunan
Professor, Philosophy
843.953.6522

  • Political philosophy/philosophy of law/legal ethics
  • Business ethics

Martin Perlmutter
Professor, Philosophy
843.953.5682

  • Ethics and medicine

Godwin O. Uwah
Chair/Professor, French, Francophone and Italian Studies
843.953.5723

  • Business opportunities in West Africa
  • French for business and marketing