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Membership in the society is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate program in business.
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Rebecca GoesselInstructor, AccountingBecky Goessel earned both her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her
Master of Professional Accounting from Clemson University. She is a certified
public accountant (CPA) as well as a chartered global management accountant
(CGMA).With more than 19 years of experience, Becky Goessel has a strong
background in big four accounting, auditing, financial analysis, month-end
closing, financial reporting, corporate budgeting and management reporting. She remains active
in the business community serving on a board of directors as well as promoting
financial literacy education.
Dr. Elise HarveyAssistant Professor, MarketingDr. Harvey earned both her master's degree and her doctoral degree at
the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She also earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in marketing and a Honors Bachelor of Science in finance at Oklahoma
State University. Her primary research interests include nontraditional
families, consumer socialization, advertising to children, children's use of
new media and socio-cultural events. She recently published work in Social
Science Quarterly. Her teaching experience includes Introduction to
Marketing, Marketing Communications Strategy and Contemporary Marketing. Prior
to joining academia, Dr. Harvey worked in the Corporate Treasury at Koch
Dr. Frank RudisillDean, Associate Professor, Management Dr. Rudisill received a doctorate in management science from Clemson University. He joined the USC Upstate faculty in fall 2002. He teaches in the areas of management, operations management and statistics. He has 20 years experience in industry as a statistician, operations research manager and statistical quality control consultant. His research interests focus upon applying quality tools and techniques in solving industrial problems. He has published in Production and Inventory Management and Quality Engineering. He is the co-author of a book, Quality Management and Measurement Systems. Dr. Rudisill is a member of the American Society of Quality and holds APICS certification.
Dr. Kyle TurnerAssistant Professor, ManagementDr. Turner joined the JCBE faculty in August 2015. Prior to joining the
faculty at USC Upstate, he earned his doctorate in Organizations and Strategy
from the University of Tennessee. His research interests are primarily in the
strategic management domain. Specifically, his research focuses on competitive
dynamics, coopetition and how organizations leverage non-market strategies such
as corporate social responsibility. He has taught, and continues to teach,
courses in the areas of strategic management and international management.
Dr. Elnora StuartProfessor, MarketingDr. Stuart joined the faculty in 2008. She earned her doctorate in Marketing from the University of South Carolina. Before coming to USC Upstate, Dr. Stuart was a visiting professor of marketing at the Instituto de Empressa in Madrid, Spain. She has also served as professor of marketing, BP Egypt Oil Professor of Management Studies, marketing unit head and AACSB Accreditation Coordinator for the Department of Management at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Dr. Julie WadeAssistant Professor, ManagementDr. Julie Wade completed
both her master’s degree in marketing and her doctoral degree in management
information systems at Clemson University. Her research interests include
virtual communities, post-adoptive IT usage and using social media for human
resources activities. Julie's research has been featured in the Upstate
Business Journal, GSA Business Journal, the Greenville Journal, the Clemson
Newsstand and many other outlets.
Michael WootenInstructor, AccountingMichael Wooten earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management from Erskine College and his Masters of Accountancy from Western Carolina University. His areas of interest include governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Before joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina Upstate, Mr. Wooten had the pleasure of being one of its students. His love of the Johnson College of Business and Economics, and its student body, lead him to this position at the college. He is active in the local community by serving on the board of directors of a Spartanburg non-profit organization and the Spartanburg chapter of the Institute of Managerial Accountants.
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