Reeves School of Business Faculty & Staff

Dr. Hamid Abbassi

Hamid Abbassi, MBA

Instructor of Marketing
(910) 630-7642
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Dr. Hamid Abbassi
Hamid Abbassi, MBA

Instructor of Marketing

B.S., Ferdowsi University of Mashhad; M.B.A., University of Tehran
(910) 630-7642
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Dr. Josiah Baker

Josiah Baker, Ph.D.

Nimocks Professor of International Business; Professor of Finance & Economics
(910) 630-7477
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Dr. Josiah Baker
Josiah Baker, Ph.D.

Nimocks Professor of International Business; Professor of Finance & Economics

B.A., M.A.A.E., University of Central Florida; M.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Teaching Philosophy

My objective is to correct American financial illiteracy.

Personal Interests:

International travel and foreign politics

Research:

Economic development, impact of culture/religion in economics, taxes, defense spending, welfare spending

(910) 630-7477
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Dr. Hem Basnet

Hem Basnet, Ph.D.

Chair, Financial Economics & Marketing; Associate Professor of Financial Economics
(910) 630-7089
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Dr. Hem Basnet
Hem Basnet, Ph.D.

Chair, Financial Economics & Marketing; Associate Professor of Financial Economics

M.A., City College of New York; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Bio:

Dr. Hem C. Basnet is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University. Dr. Basnet teaches both the undergraduate and graduate level Economics and Finance courses. Dr. Basnet's research areas are Consumer Finance, International Finance, Time Series Analysis, Economic/Monetary Integration and Economic Development. He has published his research in some of the leading Economics journals such as World Development, Journal of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics etc. His research has been widely cited in academic community.

Recent Publications:

Regional Economic Integration in Mercosur: The Role of Real and Financial Sectors, (2017), Review of Development Finance, forthcoming (with Gyan Pradhan).

International Migration, Workers' Remittances and Permanent Income Hypothesis, (2017), World Development, 96, p438-450 (with Sokchea Lim).

Internet, consumer spending and credit card balance: Evidence from U.S. Consumers (2016), Review of Financial Economics, 30, p11-22 (with Ficawoyi Donou-Adonsou)

Impact of oil price shocks on output, inflation, and the real exchange rate: evidence from selected ASEAN Countries (2015), Applied Economics, 47(29), p3078-3091 (with Kamal Upadhyaya).

Exchange rate movements and policy coordination in Latin America (2015), Journal of Economics and Finance, 39(4), p679-696 (with Subhash Sharma).

Monetary policy synchronization in the ASEAN-5 region: an exchange rate perspective (2015), Applied Economics, 47(1), p100-112 (with Subhash Sharma and Puneet Vatsa).

Do remittances attract foreign direct investment? An empirical investigation (2014), Global Economy Journal; 14 (1), p1-9 (with Kamal Upadhyaya).

Economic integration in Latin America (2013), Journal of Economic Integration, Vol. 28 (4), p551-579 (with Subhash Sharma).

(910) 630-7089
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Dr. Dena Breece

Dena Breece, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA

Associate Dean, Reeves School of Business; Assistant Professor of Accounting
(910) 630-7275
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Dr. Dena Breece
Dena Breece, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA

Associate Dean, Reeves School of Business; Assistant Professor of Accounting

B.S., Methodist College; M.B.A., Campbell University; Ph.D., Trident University International; CPA, CGMA

Teaching Philosophy:

My primary objective of teaching is to make a difference in the lives of our students. I challenge students to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities to be the best that they can be both in and out of the classroom. I encourage students to find value and meaning in their academic experience. My philosophy of teaching focuses on a diversity of instructional applications. To provide interest and methods for everyone, I utilize a variety of teaching techniques from lecture to individual and team assignments to use of technology and even off-site audit simulations. With over 20 years of practical work experience, I enjoy sharing real-life situations in the classroom to enhance accounting discussions. With hard work and commitment to excellence, each student has as an opportunity to succeed at learning and applying accounting in their personal and professional life.

Research:

Business Administration, Accounting, & Finance - The Determinants of Firm Growth in U.S. Economic Sectors.

Personal Interests:

Traveling with my husband, volunteering at my church and in the community, watching all sports – major football fan, coastal fishing, and an appreciation of art, music and theatre.

(910) 630-7275
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Bob Bruns

Bob Bruns, MBA

Director, PGA Golf Management; Chair, PGM, PTM, RMT, SMA Programs; Associate Professor of PGA Golf Management
(910) 630-7180
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Bob Bruns
Bob Bruns, MBA

Director, PGA Golf Management; Chair, PGM, PTM, RMT, SMA Programs; Associate Professor of PGA Golf Management

B.S.S., Cornell College; M.B.A., University of Iowa; PGA member.

Bio:

Bob received a Bachelor of Special Studies in Business and Economics from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1981, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 1986. Bob’s first job in golf was as the Men’s Golf Coach at Central College, a nationally ranked Division III program, where he coached and taught from 1986-1994. Bob’s teams won nine straight conference championships, competed for the national championship each year, and had multiple All-Americans. Bob was selected the IIAC Conference Coach of the Year seven times and served as the Chair of Division III Men’s Golf for three years.

Bob left coaching and joined the PGA, becoming a member in May 1997. Since then, he has served as an assistant professional, Head professional, General Manager/Director of Golf and General Manger/Managing Partner. Bob has worked for clubs in Iowa, Illinois, and Texas. He hosted three PGA Tour events while General Manager and Director of Golf at TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Bob served on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Section of the PGA and was voted Section Merchandiser of the Year for Resort Properties in 2003.

Personal Statement:

I have been blessed during my time in golf – it has allowed me to travel to some of the most beautiful places, but more importantly introduced me to many of the special people within our industry. Golf truly is a game based on honesty and integrity, and the players, employees, coaches and fellow PGA Professionals I call friends are those who have, and will, serve our industry well into the future. My job here in the Methodist University PGA/PGM Program simply provides me a chance to give back to a game that has provided so much to my

(910) 630-7180
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Dr. Hassan Butt

Hassan Butt, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Financial Economics
(910) 630-7062
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Dr. Hassan Butt
Hassan Butt, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Financial Economics

B.Com., M.Com., University of Punjab; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Bio:

Dr. Hassan Anjum Butt is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Financial Economics in the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University. He teaches the undergraduate level Economics and Finance courses. His research interests are Financial Econometrics, Energy Economics, Time Series Analysis, Volatility and Risk Management. He has published his research in Economics and Finance journals such as Review of Financial Economics and Journal of Economics and Finance.

Publications:

Working Paper(s):

  • “Forecasting Risk in the US Dollar Exchange Rate under Volatility Shifts”, with Farooq Malik (under review)
  • “Effect of Asymmetric Volatility in Oil Prices on Trilateral Trade among US, Canada and Mexico”

Teaching:

Fall 2019

  • BUS 2160: Statistics for Business and Economics
  • BUS 3000: Personal Finance
  • BUS 3320: Managerial Finance
  • BUS 4150: Investment and Portfolio Management
(910) 630-7062
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Steve Conley

Steve Conley, M.Ed.

Head Men's Golf Coach; Assistant Professor of PGA Golf Management; Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program
(910) 630-7146
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Steve Conley
Steve Conley, M.Ed.

Head Men's Golf Coach; Assistant Professor of PGA Golf Management; Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program

B.S., Murray State University; M.Ed., Campbell University

Bio:

Serving as an Assistant Professor and the Advising Coordinator for the PGA/PGM program, Conley is in his 34th year at Methodist University (32nd as the Head Men’s Golf Coach). He earned a Master of Education degree from Campbell University (NC) in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Murray State University (KY) in 1986.

Conley has been a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) since 1996. He has achieved the highest level of rating at the PGA-USGA Rules of Golf Workshop. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor and teaches courses in the PGA Golf Management Program-Intro to PGM 1 and 2.

In 2006, Conley was inducted into the Golf Coaches’ Association of America (GCAA) Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the USA South Athletic Conference Hall of Fame (2010) and the Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame (2012).

During his tenure as the men’s coach, his teams have won 12 NCAA Division III National Championships and 23 of the Monarchs’ 31 USA-South Athletic Conference Championships. His players have won nine individual NCAA Division III National Titles, 96 All-America Honors and 22 All-America Scholar Honors. Representing the GCAA, he coached the USA team to victory in the USA-Japan Matches in Tochigi-Ken, Japan in 1998. He has been awarded Coach of the Year honors by the GCAA seven times nationally in Division III, 16 times in the South Region, and 21 times in the USA-South Athletic Conference.

(910) 630-7146
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Dr. Matt Dobra

Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Nimocks Professor of Business; Professor of Financial Economics
(910) 480-8455
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Dr. Matt Dobra
Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Nimocks Professor of Business; Professor of Financial Economics

B.A., Loyola University of New Orleans; Ph.D., George Mason University

Bio:

Matt Dobra holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from George Mason University, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Monash University, and a B.A. in History from Loyola University, New Orleans.  He is currently Associate Professor of Economics in the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  His primary research interests lie in the fields of resource economics, public economics, and political economy.

Teaching Philosophy:

“The First Law of College Teaching: Any professor who, subject to the restraints of common sense and common decency, does not seize every opportunity to offend the sensibilities of his students is insulting and cheating them, and is no college professor at all” -- Eugene Genovese

Web Site:

https://sites.google.com/site/mattdobra

 

(910) 480-8455
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Connor Evers

Connor Evers

Recruiter, PGA Golf Management
(910) 630-7278
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Connor Evers
Connor Evers

Recruiter, PGA Golf Management

(910) 630-7278
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O. Z. Hamzah

O. Z. Hamzah, M.S., MBA, CCM

Director, Resort & Club Management; Assistant Professor of Business Administration
(910) 630-7557
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O. Z. Hamzah
O. Z. Hamzah, M.S., MBA, CCM

Director, Resort & Club Management; Assistant Professor of Business Administration

B.S., Shaw University; M.S., M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Teaching Philosophy:

Professor Hamzah’s teaching philosophy focuses on engaging the students and empowering them to be active participants in the design of his course content and delivery

Research:

Operations management, systems modeling and business technology assessment

(910) 630-7557
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Scott Handback

Scott Handback, M.Ed.

Director, PTM Program; Assistant Professor of Professional Tennis Management
(910) 630-7147
Clayton Tennis Center
Scott Handback
Scott Handback, M.Ed.

Director, PTM Program; Assistant Professor of Professional Tennis Management

B.A., Queens University of Charlotte; M.Ed., American Intercontinental University; Member of the USPTA & PTR, USTA High Performance Coach

Bio:

Certified by the USPTA and PTR, Scott has over 30 years of experience in the tennis and private club industry as a tennis director, general manager, and club owner.

Scott has passed all levels of the USTA Sport Science Program and has earned the RacquetFit Certification for Tennis Physiological Connection and Etcheberry Certified for Strength, Conditioning and Movement in Sports. He served as a USTA National Zonals Coach and USTA National Clinician for many years and was the 2004 & 2005 USTA/Southern Junior Davis Cup coach.

Selected as the 1999 South Carolina USPTA Professional off the Year, Scott served as the Director of the Western North Carolina USTA High Performance Competitive Training Center for eight years. He has coached 71 players who have gone on to play collegiate tennis, including 19 players ranked #1 in the state in their age division. Scott also coached two future NCAA Division I Singles Champions: Thai Kwiatkowski (Virginia) in 2017 and Mallory Cecil (Duke) in 2009.

Honored as the USTA/ITA Community Service Award in 2004, Scott has served in various capacities in the tennis industry including the USTA/North Carolina Board of Directors, numerous USTA/North Carolina and USTA/South Carolina committees and president of three community tennis associations (Charlotte Tennis Association, Beaufort Tennis Association and Sea Island Tennis Association).

With a background in strategic planning, Scott is one of the few tennis professionals to transition to serving as a general manager of private clubs. He spent over 15 years in strategic management of private clubs and has served as a consultant for several golf and country clubs. Scott is the owner of Deer Valley Athletic Club in Boone, N.C. with over 450 members offering tennis, pool, golf and fitness programs.

(910) 630-7147
Clayton Tennis Center
Jerry Hogge

Jerry Hogge, M.S.

Director Emeritus, PGA Golf Management Program; Associate Professor of Business Administration
(910) 630-7144
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Jerry Hogge
Jerry Hogge, M.S.

Director Emeritus, PGA Golf Management Program; Associate Professor of Business Administration

B.A., Elon College; M.S., University of Tennessee; PGA member

Bio:

A native of Poquoson, Va., Jerry Hogge earned his B.A. from Elon University his M.S. from the University of Tennessee. After graduation, Jerry became a faculty member at Kennesaw College in Kennesaw, Ga.

Introduced to golf at 26 by the late Bill Strausbaugh, Jerry became hooked on the game and decided to make it into his career. Earning his PGA Class A Membership in 1977, Jerry first took a position as Assistant Golf Professional at Argyle Country Club in Silver Springs, Md., then Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, Md. a few years later. He became Vice President and Director of Golf at Canaan Valley Resorts in Davis, W. Va., where he directed retail golf and ski operations and managed three full-time food and beverage operations.

In 1987, Jerry became the Director of the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist College. Under his direction, the Program has graduated over 1,000 graduates and has a 100% job placement since 1989. The Program was accredited by the PGA of America in 1999. Program graduates are the most outstanding and highly sought prospects in the golf industry job market.

Jerry has been recognized by the PGA of America and the Carolinas PGA Section:

  • 1999 Horton Smith Award Recipient – Carolina’s PGA Section
  • 2001 Bill Strausbaugh Carolina’s Section Award Recipient
  • 2002 Bill Strausbaugh National Award Recipient

Teaching Philosophy:

Education is a lifelong progress that allows one to apply principles learned in the classroom to everyday practical application. I attempt to make the classroom an exciting place by applying academic principles through real life stories and situations. The more I facilitate discussion, the more everyone learns and participates. My goal for students is for them to be able to use their education and have a position in the golf industry upon graduation.

(910) 630-7144
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Ryan Hull

Ryan Hull, B.S.

Golf Course Superintendent
(910) 630-7688
Golf Maintenance Shop
Ryan Hull
Ryan Hull, B.S.

Golf Course Superintendent

B.S., Methodist University

Bio:

Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management from Methodist University in 2011 and Professional Golf Turf Management Certification from Rutgers University in 2013. He is a PGA Class A Member, and a GCSAA Superintendent Class B Member.

(910) 630-7688
Golf Maintenance Shop
Tom Inczauskis

Tom Inczauskis, MBA

Head Women’s Golf Coach; Associate Professor of PGA Golf Management; Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program
(910) 630-7608
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Tom Inczauskis
Tom Inczauskis, MBA

Head Women’s Golf Coach; Associate Professor of PGA Golf Management; Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program

B.A., Governor’s State University; M.B.A., Methodist University

Bio:

Tom Inczauskis enters his sixth year as the Head Women’s Golf Coach and Assistant Director of the PGA Golf Management Program.  He was selected the WGCA GolfPride Division III East Region Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013.  He also received the McLean Foundation Methodist University Athletics Coach of the Year award in 2012.

Inczauskis continues to lead a team with historic success in NCAA Division III women’s golf and has kept the dynasty alive with National Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012.  The Methodist women’s golf program has won 25 National Championships including a stretch of 15 consecutive national titles.  This past season, the Monarchs finished 5th at the National Championship and featured two All-Americans including Kelsie Carralero and Loretta Giovannettone.

Over the past 20 years, Inczauskis has had extensive teaching, coaching, and tournament experience with a wide variety of students and events, from amateur to professional.  He has been a Head Professional at three different facilities and is a PGA Master Professional in Instruction.  He served as the Director of Instruction and Head Professional for the University’s PGA Golf Management Program from 2005-2009.

Inczauskis has attained the All But Dissertation (ABD) designation from Northcentral University (2013) and is completing a doctorate in Sports Organizational Management and Leadership. As a member of the University faculty, he completed a Master of Business Administration degree at Methodist (2007).  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Governor’s State University (1992) as well as an Associate of Science degree from Moraine Valley Community College (1989).

(910) 630-7608
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Alexander Jones

Alexander Jones, MBA

Head Golf Professional; Director of Instruction
(910) 630-7689
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Alexander Jones
Alexander Jones, MBA

Head Golf Professional; Director of Instruction

B.S., Methodist University; M.B.A., University of Cincinnati

Bio:

The MU PGA Golf Management Program is excited to announce the hiring of 2014 alumnus, Alexander Jones, as our new Head Professional and Director of Instruction. Alex recently earned his MBA from the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Prior to that, Alex was on the golf staff at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. where he instructed over 250 lessons per season. He is also TPI Level I certified.

Alex also took a year away from golf to participate in The World Race, an 11-month missionary project traveling to 11 countries in 11 months aiding local churches, schools, or civic groups and spreading the gospel.  During this time, Alex served as the team leader and financial manager of a seven-person team, arranging all of their travel and administering the necessary funds while moving from country to country.

Prior to his year of Christian service, he also worked at the Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Md. as an assistant professional.  Alex completed his internships at Shinnecock Hills GC, Bethpage, and Hidden Creek Golf Clubs in New Jersey.

(910) 630-7689
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Dr. Mary Kirchner

Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting
(910) 630-7048
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Dr. Mary Kirchner
Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting

B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Iowa; M.Acc., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; CPA.

Teaching Philosophy:

I honestly believe that every student can learn and use accounting. I love to teach. Different styles of teaching are integrated into my courses to meet the needs of my students. If a student puts forth a reasonable effort, I want that effort to pay off in spades. Learning accounting is an individual accomplishment but requires a team effort.

Research:

Her primary research interest is strategic behavior by individuals in response to social change.

Personal Interests:

Die-hard sports fan, avid cook, swimmer, camper, and international traveler. Leads annual study abroad trip to Guatemala over Spring Break.

(910) 630-7048
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Dr. J-D Knode

J-D Knode, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing
(910) 630-7095
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Dr. J-D Knode
J-D Knode, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

B.S., M.B.A., Salisbury University; Ph.D., University of Baltimore.

Research:

Applications of emerging technologies

(910) 630-7095
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Krista Lee

Krista Lee, B.S.

PGA Golf Management Office Manager & Admissions
(910) 630-7148
Player Center
Krista Lee
Krista Lee, B.S.

PGA Golf Management Office Manager & Admissions

B.S., Methodist University

Bio:

Mrs. Lee became employed by Methodist University in 2004 and joined the PGA Golf Management team in 2014. She graduated with her associate’s degree in 1995 from Northland International University and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Methodist University in 2013. Mrs. Lee is responsible for maintaining all PGA records, daily Program operations, oversees the golf shop, and is available to help students with everyday needs.

As a native of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Lee likes the warmer temperatures in the south and has made North Carolina her home. She assists the staff and students in all aspects of the Program and maintains the ever-growing alumni network.

(910) 630-7148
Player Center
Dr. Jen-Hsiang Lin

Jen-Hsiang Lin, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Administration & Economics
(910) 630-7080
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Dr. Jen-Hsiang Lin
Jen-Hsiang Lin, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Administration & Economics

B.S., Chinese Culture University; M.S., National Chung-Hsing University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

Teaching Philosophy:

Students learn economic and statistical theory best when they see how it can be applied in real life. Instructors improve teaching from regular feedback from students and other instructors. It is learning, not teaching that matters. Academicians are trained to expound ideas. But, good teaching requires an altogether different mind-set, to focus on the students' growth and struggle to acquire those ideas.

Research:

His areas of specialty include economic theory, applied economics, statistical analysis, quantitative methods for management, and microcomputer applications.

(910) 630-7080
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Randy McKinzie

Randy D. McKinzie, M.S., CPA

Instructor of Accounting
(910) 630-7046
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Randy McKinzie
Randy D. McKinzie, M.S., CPA

Instructor of Accounting

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Teaching Philosophy:

My primary objective is to help students achieve their educational goals. This is accomplished by a hands-on approach to teaching and includes a combination of new technology formats in the classroom and practical experience as a controller. With hard work and a commitment to the university, each student has an opportunity for success and applying accounting in their personal and professional life.

Research:

Statutory Accounting, Regulatory issues for Business, and Financial Reporting.

Personal Interests:

Boating, hiking, and travels to N.C. Beaches

(910) 630-7046
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Donna Pelham

Donna Pelham, J.D., CFE, CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting & Business
(910) 630-7423
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Donna Pelham
Donna Pelham, J.D., CFE, CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting & Business

B.A., Texas Lutheran College; J.D. University of North Carolina School of Law, CPA, CFE

Teaching Philosophy:

My goal in the classroom is to offer a lively, open, and interactive environment where students can appreciate the relevancy of the subject in their lives as they master the concepts.  I strive to make my classes participatory and enjoyable, focusing on real-world applications while holding students to a high level of performance.  I have succeeded if my students finish one of my courses certain that I care about them and their education. I give each course my best effort and provide the opportunity and encouragement for each student to do the same.

Research:

Business Law, Employment Law, and Fraud.

Personal Interests:

Reading, writing, yoga, hiking, motorcycle riding and instruction

(910) 630-7423
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Mark Regensburger

Mark Regensburger, MBA, M.Phil.

Assistant Professor of Management
(910) 482-5424
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Mark Regensburger
Mark Regensburger, MBA, M.Phil.

Assistant Professor of Management

B.A., Alma College; M.B.A., Lake Forest Graduate School of Management; M.Phil., Walden University

Bio

Professor Regensburger has more than two decades of management experience in for-profit, not-for-profit, and military leadership roles, including CEO positions with arts management and community development organizations. He served in the U.S. Army music program as both a clarinetist and group leader, including assignment as a Jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division, and combat experience in Afghanistan. Regensburger taught for nine years at Fayetteville Technical Community College, then served as the founding President and CEO of the Cool Spring Downtown District in Fayetteville, immediately prior to joining Methodist University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Walden University.

Research Interests

Organizational Learning and Performance; Leadership Development; Faith and Work

(910) 482-5424
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Dr. Denny Scruton

Denny Scruton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sport Management
(910) 480-8453
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Dr. Denny Scruton
Denny Scruton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sport Management

B.A., West Liberty University; M.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Bio:

Dr. Denny Scruton is the Director of the Sport Management program at Methodist University. Prior to coming to Methodist, Dr. Scruton has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Shenandoah University, and Northern Virginia Community College. Denny received his bachelor’s degree at West Liberty University, his master’s degree at Central Michigan University, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Denny’s teaching interests include Sport Administration, Sport History, and Event management. His research focuses on preparation of Sport Management majors, and  the connection between athletic participation and academic success.

Denny resides in Pinehurst, N.C. with his wife Kimberly and his two sons, Kiden and Kolby. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, golfing with friends, and coaching baseball for the local parks and recreation leagues.

(910) 480-8453
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Dr. Kimberly Scruton

Kimberly Scruton, Ed.D.

Dean, Reeves School of Business; Associate Professor of Management
(910) 630-7461
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Dr. Kimberly Scruton
Kimberly Scruton, Ed.D.

Dean, Reeves School of Business; Associate Professor of Management

B.S., West Liberty University; M.S., Central Michigan University; Ed.D., Shenandoah University

Teaching Philosophy:

My philosophy of teaching evolved from a combination of my years of professional and teaching experience. My mission as a teacher is to promote a positive cooperative learning environment. I strive to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning that combines both theory and real world experiences.

Research:

My current research activities include management, leadership, motivation, gender studies, town and gown relationships, non-profit and for profit organizational dynamics, organizational culture, job satisfaction, decision-making, higher education, cooperative and intentional learning communities, intercollegiate cross-gendered coaching and athlete perceptions.

Personal Interests:

Spending time with my family, tennis, golf, running, playing most sports and traveling.

(910) 630-7461
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Michael Wayland

Michael Wayland, M.A.

Associate Professor of Management
(910) 630-7331
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Michael Wayland
Michael Wayland, M.A.

Associate Professor of Management

B.A., Providence College; M.A., Wayne State University.

Teaching Philosophy:

I strive to bridge the theory of business with the practice of business drawing upon my 20 years experience in the business world.

Research:

Negotiation, Mediation, Business Strategy

(910) 630-7331
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Brittany Westbrook

Brittany Westbrook, A.S.

Administrative Assistant, Reeves School of Business
(910) 630-7047
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Brittany Westbrook
Brittany Westbrook, A.S.

Administrative Assistant, Reeves School of Business

A.S., Piedmont Virginia Community College

Bio:

Brittany was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia and moved to Fayetteville in July 2019. She received her Associate of Science degree in 2017 from Piedmont Virginia Community College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree online at the University of Virginia.

(910) 630-7047
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Brock White

Brock White, MBA

PGA Golf Management Internship Director; Instructor of Business Administration
(910) 630-7145
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Brock White
Brock White, MBA

PGA Golf Management Internship Director; Instructor of Business Administration

B.S., M.B.A., Methodist University; Class A PGA Member

Bio:

Brock is originally from Winton, N.C. and is a 2007 graduate from the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist University, where he also received his MBA in May 2014.

Brock’s main passion in golf is golf club fitting, repair, design, and tournament operations. He has been able to learn and study directly from some of the top professionals in the industry. After Graduation, Brock became an Assistant Golf Professional at Carolina Trace Country Club and stayed there for three and a half years before taking his next step as Head Golf Professional at King’s Grant Golf and Country Club. Brock was at King’s Grant for a year and a half before joining the staff at Methodist as the recruiter in November 2011.

Brock is heavily involved in creating, designing, and implementing marketing ideas for our PGA Program. He strives to make every recruit’s visit to Methodist run smoothly and efficiently so all of their questions can be answered. Brock’s next step is to start the PGA Certification Program in Player Development and Executive Management.

(910) 630-7145
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