EMB630 Accounting for Decision Making and Control  Lecturer - Carnes, Dr. Gregory A. 



Dean, College of Business at University of North Alabama
Area of Expertise: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accounting for Decision Making and Control 
More than 15 years of teaching experience, has a professional accountant's license and more than 20 years of experience.
 
Dr. Gregory Carnes serves as Dean of the College of Business at UNA.  He came to UNA in 2007 as the Raburn Eminent Scholar of Accounting.  Dr. Carnes previously served as chair of the Department of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University and as Dean of the College of Business at Lipscomb University.  Dr. Carnes is well known as an academic leader at the national level, having served as President of the Accounting Program Leadership Group, President-Elect of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, and Secretary of the American Taxation Association.  He currently serves as Chair of the Education Committee of the Alabama Society of CPAs and as President of the North Alabama ASCPA chapter. 
 
He is a contributing author on the South-Western Federal Taxation textbook series. He also authors material for Wiley/CPA Excel, one of the nation’s leading CPA Review courses. He has also provided tax training for national accounting firms and the AICPA. 
Dr. Carnes has published approximately 30 articles in journals such as The Journal of Economic PsychologyJournal of the American Taxation AssociationAdvances in Taxation, The Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and TaxationThe Tax AdviserTaxation for AccountantsTaxation for Lawyers, and The CPA Journal.
 
His Ph.D. degree is from Georgia State University and he began his academic career at Louisiana State University. Dr. Carnes is married (Jan), and has two adult children.   He has completed seven half-marathons and also enjoys golf and boating.  

 



EMB620 Organizational Management Leadership Lecturer – Gatlin, Dr. Kerry P.
 


 
 
Experience
 
Former Dean of Business College at University of North Alabama, 2001-2013 (He has served at UNA as a professor and afterwards the chairman of Department of Marketing and Management since 1980.)
Executive Chairman of the Asia-Pacific EMBA program at UNA, leading the establishment of MBA programs in both China and Taiwan campus a decade ago
Initiated the UNA College of Business Student Ambassadors Program in 2011
Former Director of Small Business Development Center at UNA
President for Alabama Association for Higher Education in Business
Member of the Southern Dean’s Association, branch of the Southern Business Administration Association
Member of the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Served on eleven UNA committees, including the Chair of the College of Business Administrative and Curriculum Committee and also as the Chair of the College of Business Strategic Planning Committee
Board of Directors for the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center since 2001
Management Training Instructor/ Consultant for Organizations throughout the Southeast
More than 25 years of teaching experience at University level
 
Education
 
Ph.D. in Business, University of Oklahoma
MBA, Samford University
B.B.A. in economics and accounting, Southern Arkansas University
 
Research Interest and Expertise
 
Bank Management, Enterprise Policy Management, Human Resources Management, Organization Development, Managerial Decision-making and Marketing Strategy
 

 



EMB651 Global Environment Commercial Law teacher - Sean Colin LLB
 



Executive Director of Administration and Legal Affairs at Institute of Export Research and Technology Transfer at UNA.
 
Area of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Social, Ethical Environment of Global Business
Sean Collin is a co-executive director of the Institute of Export Research and Technology Transfer at UNA.
He is also the President and Co-Founder of Suthún International Corporation and IPWatch Corporation.
For more than two decades Mr. Collin has specialized in advising companies and individuals on maximizing revenue
and asset value from intellectual property.
He has represented Fortune 50 companies, Inc. 500 companies, financial institutions,
public and private technology and brand focused companies, non-profit organizations, and countries.
Dr. Collin's expertise is in assisting a global array of clients to nationally
and internationally protect and commercially leverage intellectual property and technology.
He also advises such clients in all aspects of their corporate development, commercial exploitation, and international trade.

 



EMB610 Information Systems and Management Lecturer – Nickels, Dr. David W.
 



Ph.D. in Business Administration, Concentration in Information Systems Management,
The University of Memphis, 2005.
Mississippi State University, Master of Computer Science, 1983
Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Arts,
General Liberal Arts (Concentration in Chemistry, English, and History), 1975
2010-2012 UNA Best State University Professor teacher evaluation
 
Dr. Nickels has been teaching in information systems programs
at four different universities in the U.S. over the last 28 years.

He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from Mississippi State University, USA,
and Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems

and a minor in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Memphis,USA.
He also currently holds the LaGrange Eminent Scholar professorship at UNA.


 



EMB660 Financial Management and Statistics teacher - Barrett J. Dr. Douglas teacher







Chair, Department of Economics and Finance, University of North Alabama
Ph.D., The University of Alabama, 1995, Major: Applied Statistics, Minor: Management Science
 
Dr. Barrett has not only served as a full-time professor at the university,
but is quite well-known and active in the field of corporate management.

Manager of the Quality Management Department, American Nonwovens Corporation, USA
Corporate Management Consultant at The OMNI Group, USA
Loan Department Manager at Sunshine Bank, Florida, USA
Human Resources Department Manager at First Bank, Alabama, USA



 



Marketing Strategy in a Global Economy Lecturer - Armstrong Dr. Robert B.
 




Dr. Armstrong has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration / Marketing from Kent State University, 1988.
He has served as a faculty member for UNA and taught Marketing since 2001
and is involved as a Senior Research Fellow.
Dr. Armstrong has worked with PreDimension as a Property Appraisal Software
and Services Consultant and worked with EB Robbins on a marketing study of Crocodile Ed's.
He is currently a member of the American Marketing Association,
UNA’s MBA Goals Committee, and UNA’s Annual Leave Committee.
Dr. Armstrong also served as the Chair for the College of Business China Travel for Students Committee in 2011.
Robert has published more than 50 articles and co-authored two books.
Robert provides an invaluable depth of experience in international marketing and corporate strategic planning.




Computer Information System - Dr. Xihui Paul Zhang
 



Professor
Computer Information System

Ph.D.
BA, MIS, Memphis University
BBA & Master
Earth Science, Nanjing University
 

Specialities & Experiences
* social and organizational aspects of 
  Information Systems
* software development and testing
  business intelligence and data 
  warehousing
* Editorial Review Board, Journal of CIS, Journal of Information Systems Education, and Journal of Information Technology Management.



 

Labor Economics & Managerial Economics - Dr. Tanja Frances Blackstone

 



Professor
Director, Economic Dept.
 
Master & Ph.D.
Master of  Arts, Economics
Mississippi University
B.A Economic
University of Southern Maine, Portland

Specialities & Experiences
* Labor Economics
* Managerial Economics.
* Experimental Economics
* Public Policy
* Navy Personnel, Research, Studies, and 
  Technology




Management Information System Dr. Barry Cumbie
 


Professor
Accounting & Business Law
Colleges of Business

B.A., Master, & Ph.D.
Management Information System
Auburn University 

Current or Recent Research
*  Projects in Information System
*  Enterprise Systems Analyst and Design

Specialities & Experiences
* Assistant Professor, Southern        
  Mississippi University
* Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn
  University  
* System Analyst, Superior Countant Inc.  

 



Managerial and Intermediate Finance - Dr. Brett Alexander King
 



Associate Dean & Professor
Director of Information System
College of Business

Master & Ph.D.
 Corporate Finance, Economics
University of Alabama

Current or Recent Research
* Managerial and Intermediate Finance
* Bank Management
* Risk Management
* Corporate Finance
* Performance Assessment
* Consultant, Community Banking School,
  Samford University
* CEO, Derivative Valuation Associates,  
  LLC.  Valuation consulting firm




Strategic Management&International Business - Dr. Santtanu Borah
 


Professor
Director, Management Dept.

DBA of Business
Southern Illinois University
MBA
North Dakota State University
B.A Mathematical & Statistic
Hindu College

Specialities & Experiences
*  Strategic Management
* International Business
* Leadership
* Marketing
* Business Management 

 



Instructional Leadership with Emphasis in Technology  - Dr. Jana Beaver
 


Associate Professor
Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing
Colleges of Business

B.A., Master, & Ph.D.
Instructional Leadership
With Emphasis in Technology
The University of Alabama
M.S.E.D. in Business Education
University of North Alabama 

Specialities & Experiences
 
*  Management
*  Leadership
* Consultant, Global Products Inc.   

 



Real Estate Brokerage-related Topics - Dr. Bruce Golden.
 


Professor
Finance
College of Business

Master & Ph.D.
 Corporate Finance, Economics
University of North Texas

Research Activities
* Real Estate Brokerage-related Topics
* Especially Agency Representation Topics.

Specialities & Experiences
* College Educator & Real Estate Entrepreneur
* Real Estate & MBA Level Finance courses
* CEO, Gordon Group, Inc. & Gordon Group
  Properties
* President, Gordon Group Properties




Business Management & Entrepreneurship  Dr. Shirley Chen
 




Director of UNA EMBA, Asia
Interpreter / Assistant Professor

Ph.D.
in Engineering Business Management Warwick  University
MBA
Baylor-Mary Harding University 

Experiences
*  Marketing, Business Management
* Entrepreneurship 
* CEO, IUC Global Corporation
* CEO, Taipei Center of Kainan University
* GM, 2020 Trading Inc. (USA)




ESL Business English - Drew Gregorydre Wrichard
 


UNA Taiwan Adjunct

ESL Teacher
BA, Anthropology
Humboidt State University

Experiences
* Teacher, English as Second Language
* Bilingual  both in English & Chinese
* Student Teacher, K-12 and Grade 12
* Private Tutor, Adults
* Extensive Teaching Experience
* Corporate Training, Presentation and
  Business Communication
* TOEFL & TOEIC