|John McDermott, Interim Dean, Darla Moore School of Business |
John McDermott serves as interim dean of the Darla Moore School of Business. Prior to assume the role of interim dean for the school, Dr. McDermott served as Chair and Professor in the Economics Department at the Moore School. He has published several articles in the areas of economic growth and development and international monetary theory. His papers “Early Development” and “Industrial Development and the Convergence Question” appeared recently in the American Economic Review. His paper “Development Dynamics: Economic Integration and the Demographic Transition” was in the Journal of Economic Growth. Dr. McDermott has served as chairman on numerous Ph.D. and M.A. thesis committees, has taught for several years in the International Master of Business Administration (formerly MIBS) program, earning five Outstanding Professor awards, and has also taught International Monetary Theory and Growth Theory at the Ph.D. level and undergraduate level. In 1990, Dr. McDermott taught for a semester at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and spent six months at the Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil on a Fulbright Award. He served on the University Budget Committee, the University Tenure and Promotion Committee, and the Faculty Senate. He was Graduate Director of the Economics Department from 1991-1999. McDermott received his Ph.D. and Master's degree from Brown University, and his B.S. and F.S. degrees from Georgetown University.
| || |Brian Klaas, Senior Associate Dean, Academics and Research
Brian S. Klaas is senior associate dean for academics and research at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. He also serves as the Director of the Riegel & Emory Human Resource Center at USC. He received his Ph.D. from the Industrial Relations Research Institute at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Klaas teaches, conducts research, and consults in such areas as compensation, workplace dispute resolution, employee relations and HR outsourcing. He has published in such journals as Personnel Psychology, Industrial Relations, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management. His research has been funded by grants from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, the Riegel & Emory HR Center and the Society of Human Resource Management.
| ||Carolyn S. Jones, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Division |
Carolyn S. Jones served as the director of the Moore School’s Undergraduate Division from 1989 until being named assistant dean in 2003. She is responsible for leadership of the Undergraduate Division, ensuring access to competitive and challenging academic experiences, providing student services for nearly 4,000 students, and promoting a range of international opportunities and co-curricular programming. In the summer of 2004, Dr. Jones led the school’s first international service learning program to Romania, which represented a collaboration between the Moore School, the Columbia World Affairs Council and the City of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She spearheaded and established the Moore School's Emerging Leaders Program, which recognizes the top 50 business student leaders and provides additional leadership training. Dr. Jones was instrumental in establishing the high-performance undergraduate Case Competition Team that participates in world-class competitions that highlight strategic challenges and managerial dilemmas. She has initiated numerous study abroad programs and strongly supports the school’s faculty-led overseas study programs to Africa, China and Eastern Europe. Dr. Jones is an experienced administrator and a recipient of the NADA Ambassador of Global Learning Award. As a co-recipient of the Freshman Advocate Award, she was recognized for her "extraordinary and profound" influence on the experiences of first-year students at USC.
| ||Brad Stratton, Director, Center for Business Communication |
Brad Stratton is director of the Center for Business Communication and a Lecturer in Management at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business where he has taught since 1999. He has worked as a professional and technical writer and trainer for business, non-profit, and government entities since 1998, and has served as an editorial assistant on several college textbooks. He also teaches professional writing and public speaking courses for the Moore School’s Daniel Management Center. Brad has developed executive education programs for the Moore School, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and the Texas City Management Association. His other published work includes two multicultural history booklets funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and professional education materials for the University of North Texas, the American Lung Association and others. Brad holds master's and bachelor degrees from the University of Oklahoma.
| ||La Trice Ratcliff-Small, Director, Assessment |
La Trice Ratcliff-Small is director of assessment at the Darla Moore School of Business, responsible for managing the school’s assessment processes in compliance with the Assurance of Learning standards for the school and the University and also for the dissemination and reporting accuracy of the school’s data for submission to various rankings entities including BusinessWeek, U.S.News & World Report and Financial Times. Previously, she worked in marketing research and as a client services manager. After receiving her MBA, she was a graduate research assistant in the Office of Planning, Assessment and Research at Clark-Atlanta University. Since joining the Moore School in 2005, Ratcliff-Small has served on the school’s Staff Advisory Council and was treasurer for the 2008-2009 academic year. In 2010, she received the school’s Susie Van Huss Staff Award. Ratcliff-Small has an MBA (2003) from St. Mary’s University and a BBA in Human Resources Management (1997) from Our Lady of the Lake University, both located in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina.
| ||Kendall Roth, Senior Associate Dean, International Programs and Partnerships |
Kendall Roth is senior associate dean for international programs and partnerships, holds the J. Willis Cantey Chair of International Business and Economics. He received his Ph.D. in international business from the University of South Carolina in 1986 and has been on the faculty of the Moore School since that time. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and a recipient of the USC Educational Foundation Award for Research in Professional Schools. Dr. Roth’s research has been published in the tier academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of International Business Studies. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal and Global Strategy Journal.
| ||W.R. "Randy" Folks, Executive Director, Center for International Research & Development (CIBER) |
Dr. William R. "Randy" Folks, Jr., is executive director for the Center for International Research and Development (CIBER). He develops international activities and programs for the Darla Moore School of Business and works to further the Moore School’s presence and reputation worldwide. For his contributions to the development of the field of international business Dr. Folks was named International Business Educator of the Year and an Honorary Fellow by the Academy of International Business and in 2008. His primary area of teaching and research has been international finance and currency risk management.
| ||Jane Barghothi, Senior Director of Development |
Jane Barghothi is the senior director of development for the Darla Moore School of Business. In this role Jane oversees all advancement initiatives within the Moore School, including alumni programs, annual giving and major giving. Prior to joining the Moore School, Jane was a major gift officer with the University of Wyoming in Laramie from 2008-2011. She served as the director of development for student affairs and academic support at the University of South Carolina from 2006-2008. Jane’s experience also includes nonprofit board training and volunteer engagement. Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a native of Charlotte, NC.
| ||Gabriele Koebler Clark, Director, Alumni Relations |
Alumna Gabriele (Koebler) Clark is director of alumni relations at the Darla Moore School of Business. Clark is focusing on “further strengthening the partnership between the alumni community and the Moore School through value-added programs.” Prior to joining the Moore, Clark served in Mexico for PPG Industries as global director of business process improvement in the Automotive Coatings area. She was responsible for leading change to a more quality-driven organization by establishing an infrastructure to support increased utilization of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to deliver improved business results. Clark began her career with PPG—a Fortune 500 company that manufactures coatings, chemicals and glass—as an internal auditor and advanced through a series of finance positions in Birmingham, England; Paris, France; and Detroit, Michigan. She was then named global product manager for Automotive Clearcoat and was responsible for new product development. She transitioned to Mexico as project manager for Automotive Coatings before assuming her most recent role.
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Georgia Doran, Director, Office of Career Management
Phone: 803.404.1009 • SKYPE: georgia.holmes.doran
Georgia Holmes Doran is the director of the Office of Career Management at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, where she manages career education and employer outreach for over 500 graduate students and over 2000 undergraduate students of the Moore School. Her background includes more than 20 years of recruitment, teaching and marketing experience. Doran is certified in the Birkman Method, EQ-I (Emotional Intelligence), LIFEPLAN (Tom Paterson Life Plan Process) and is also a certified expert in Business Etiquette and International Protocol from the Protocol School of Washington. To date, she has worked with over 5000 professionals and students in this area. Doran earned a M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services/Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina and a B.S in Education from the University of Georgia. She continues to pursue additional educational experiences to more fully develop her passion for training students in the area of Professional Development.
| ||Robert Appel, Director of Marketing |
Robert Appel is director of marketing for the Darla Moore School of Business. In that role, he is responsible for the strategic marketing planning and communications for the school’s entire portfolio of programs and activities. Appel has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and communications, publishing, public relations, writing and editing, multimedia production and new media. In addition to serving as a marketing, public relations and communications consultant to a wide variety of clients, Appel has more than 20 years of experience in health care communications and marketing. He also has experience in advocacy communications in business, public policy and animal welfare. Appel has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Maryland.
| ||Debbie Brumbaugh, Chief Financial Officer & Director of Administrative Services |
Debbie Brumbaugh currently serves as the chief financial officer and director of administrative services for the Darla Moore School of Business. In addition to serving in her financial capacity, Brumbaugh has taught accounting courses for the Moore School since 1993 as an adjunct instructor. She has over 33 years of state government and higher education experience as a director of accounting, budget officer, controller and financial officer. Throughout her professional career, she has presented at numerous seminars throughout the Southeast on various accounting topics. Brumbaugh has taught fund accounting seminars to college and university business officers throughout the Southeast region for the National Association of Colleges and Universities Business Officers (NACUBO). She has taught professional staff development courses for the USC Human Resources Division on Financial Reporting, Management Reporting, Accounts Payable, and Accounting Concepts. She has served on the GASB 34 Advisory Committee for the South Carolina State Comptroller’s General Office and is a current member of the South Carolina Governmental Finance Officers Association. Brumbaugh received both her undergraduate (magna cum laude) and graduate degrees from the Moore School (1986, BS, Accounting; 1992, MACC).
| ||Pam Young, Director, Human Resources |
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Michael Dollar, CTO - Information Technology
Michael Dollar is a visionary learning technology expert who operates at the intersection between pedagogy and technology; he works to understand the learning strategy and then enables it by the creative use of learning and related technologies.
To that end, he has worked as part of a team which partnered with Cisco and Polycom to create the nation’s first distributed learning model using Immersive TelePresence and associated multi-modal technologies at eight sites scattered across the State of South Carolina. This environment is being used for the school’s professional MBA program as well as executive education programs delivered at multiple sites internationally.
He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where he is responsible for designing and implementing a school wide strategic plan for technology for the existing school as well as a new start of the art business school to open in 2014. Michael has also served at a senior level at the University wide level as a Senior Technology Architect.