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D. Abbott Turner College of Business

Our mission is to create better futures for our diverse student body by producing a career-ready workforce. Our programs are in business and technology -- and where the two meet.

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Faculty and Staff

Office of the Dean

Dr. Deborah Kidder

Dr. Deborah Kidder

Position: Dean, College of Business/Bill Heard Endowed Chair of Business Administration/Professor of Management
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 226
Phone: 706-507-8153
Email: kidder_deborah@columbusstate.edu

Mrs. Danielle Navarrete

Mrs. Danielle Navarrete

Position: Data Analyst
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 224
Phone: 706-507-8151
Email: navarrete_danielle@columbusstate.edu

Ms. Sonya Boadu

Ms. Sonya Boadu

Position: Director of Student Services & Graduate Programs Coordinator
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 233B
Phone: 706-507-8079
Email: boadu_sonya@columbusstate.edu

 Laurie Aiken

Laurie Aiken

Position: Student Recruitment & Engagement Specialist
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology
Phone: 706-507-8850
Email: aiken_laurie@columbusstate.edu

Mrs. Brynn Dillon

Mrs. Brynn Dillon

Position: Administrative Assistant
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 224
Phone: 706-507-8152
Email: dillon_brynn@columbusstate.edu

Mrs. Shunta Walls

Mrs. Shunta Walls

Position: Academic Support Assistant
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology
Phone: 706-507-8150
Email: walls_cherrese@columbusstate.edu

 Elizabeth Chess

Elizabeth Chess

Position: Coordinator
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 225
Phone: 706-507-8157
Email: chess_elizabeth@columbusstate.edu

 Michael Anselm

Michael Anselm

Position: Lecturer and Internship Coordinator
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 232A
Phone: 706-507-8668
Email: anselm_michael@columbusstate.edu


Accounting & Finance

Dr. Leslie Adah

Dr. Leslie Adah

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 331
Phone: 706-507-8168
Email: adah_leslie@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Jasmine Bordere

Dr. Jasmine Bordere

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 333
Phone: 706-507-8597
Email: bordere_jasmine@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Joshua Brooks

Dr. Joshua Brooks

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 323
Phone: 706-507-8160
Email: brooks_joshua1@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Fonda Carter

Dr. Fonda Carter

Position: Associate Dean & Interim Department Chair
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 231
Phone: 706-507-8077
Email: carter_fonda@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Accounting
Bio

Mr. James Cook

Mr. James Cook

Position: lecturer
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 330
Phone: 706-507-8167
Email: cook_james11@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Brett Cotten

Dr. Brett Cotten

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 325
Phone: 706-507-8315
Email: cotten_brett@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Tesa Leonce

Dr. Tesa Leonce

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 327
Phone: 706-507-8164
Email: leonce_tesa@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Fady Mansour

Dr. Fady Mansour

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 428
Phone: 706-507-8596
Email: mansour_fady@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Franklin Mixon

Dr. Franklin Mixon

Position: Professor
Endowed Title: Violet and Thomas Buck Jr. Professor of Economics
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 337
Phone: 706-507-8052
Email: mixon_franklin@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Economics
Bio

Dr. Gisung Moon

Dr. Gisung Moon

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 322
Phone: 706-507-8159
Email: moon_gisung@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Finance
Bio

Dr. Wen Shi

Dr. Wen Shi

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 324
Phone: 706-507-8155
Email: shi_wen@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Uma Sridharan

Dr. Uma Sridharan

Position: Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology CCT 423
Email: sridharan_uma@columbusstate.edu


Marketing & Management

Dr. Phillip Bryant

Dr. Phil Bryant

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 341
Phone: 706-507-8066
Email: bryant_phillip1@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Ms. Kimberly Cantrell

Ms. Kimberly Cantrell

Position: Part - Time Faculty
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology
Email: cantrell_kimberly@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Hyeran Choi

Dr. Hyeran Choi

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 338
Phone: 706-507-8049
Email: choi_hyeran2@columbusstate.edu

Dr. John Finley

Dr. John Finley

Position: Department Chair/Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 352D
Phone: 706-507-8169
Email: finley_john@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: General Business
Bio

Dr. Jong Ha

Dr. Jong Ha

Position: Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 340
Phone: 706-507-8161
Email: ha_jong@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Dr. Kirk Heriot

Dr. Kirk Heriot

Position: Professor
Endowed Title: Crowley Chair of Entrepreneurship
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 346
Phone: 706-507-8078
Email: heriot_kirk@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Dr. Johnny Ho

Dr. Johnny Ho

Position: Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 343
Phone: 706-507-8087
Email: ho_johnny@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

 Heather Hollstein

Heather Hollstein

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology
Email: hollstein_heather@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Alisha Horky

Dr. Alisha Horky

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology
Email: horky_alisha@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Kevin Hurt

Dr. Kevin Hurt

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 345
Phone: 706-507-8064
Email: hurt_kevin@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Mark James

Dr. Mark James

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 332
Phone: 706-507-8150
Email: james_mark1@columbusstate.edu

 Amy Jones

Amy Jones

Position: Lecturer
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology
Email: jones_amy11@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Sungwoo Jung

Dr. Sungwoo Jung

Position: Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 326
Phone: 706-507-8163
Email: jung_sungwoo@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Marketing
Bio

Dr. Yoon Lee

Dr. Yoon Lee

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 432
Phone: 706-507-8065
Email: lee_yoon@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Yaojie Li

Dr. Yaojie Li

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 427
Phone: 706-507-8076
Email: li_yaojie@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Laurence Marsh

Dr. Laurence Marsh

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 339
Phone: 706-507-8177
Email: marsh_laurence@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Mr. Rick Mattson

Mr. Rick Mattson

Position: Limited Term Faculty
Office: Unknown
Email: mattson_rick@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Edward O'Donnell

Dr. Ed O'Donnell

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 335
Phone: 706-507-8050
Email: odonnell_edward@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Marketing
Bio

Dr. Jennifer Pitts

Dr. Jennifer Pitts

Position: Professor
Endowed Title: Rothschild Chair of Business Leadership
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 352C
Phone: 706-507-8162
Email: pitts_jennifer@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management Information Systems
Bio

Dr. Robin Snipes

Dr. Robin Snipes

Position: Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 342
Phone: 706-507-8067
Email: snipes_robin@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Dr. Neal Thomson

Dr. Neal Thomson

Position: Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 344
Phone: 706-507-8156
Email: thomson_neal@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio


TSYS School of Computer Science

Dr. Shamim Khan

Dr. Shamim Khan

Position: Department Chair / Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 453
Phone: 706-507-8184
Email: khan_shamim@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     Bio

Dr. Rania Hodhod

Dr. Rania Hodhod

Position: Assistant Chair/Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 454
Phone: 706-507-8181
Email: hodhod_rania@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, serious games, interactive narrative and computational creativity
Personal Website     

Dr. Anastasia Angelopoulou

Dr. Anastasia Angelopoulou

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 433
Email: angelopoulou_anastasia@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Hyrum Carroll

Dr. Hyrum Carroll

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 442
Phone: 706-507-8182
Email: carroll_hyrum@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     

Dr. Linqiang Ge

Dr. Linqiang Ge

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 441
Phone: 706-507-8180
Email: ge_linqiang@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Suk Lee

Dr. Suk Lee

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 443
Phone: 706-507-8172
Email: lee_suk@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     Bio

Dr. Rodrigo Obando

Dr. Rodrigo Obando

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 426
Phone: 706-507-8185
Email: obando_rodrigo@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     Bio

Dr. Yesem Peker

Dr. Yesem Peker

Position: Graduate Programs Director / Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 422
Phone: 706-507-8187
Email: peker_yesem@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     Bio

Dr. Alfredo Perez

Dr. Alfredo Perez

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 424
Phone: 706-507-8194
Email: perez_alfredo@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     

Dr. Lydia Ray

Dr. Lydia Ray

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 429
Phone: 706-507-8174
Email: ray_lydia@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     Bio

Dr. Neal Rogers

Dr. Neal Rogers

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 425
Phone: 706-507-8171
Email: rogers_neal@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     Bio

Dr. Lixin Wang

Dr. Lixin Wang

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 434
Phone: 706-507-8190
Email: wang_lixin@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     Bio

Dr. Jianhua Yang

Dr. Jianhua Yang

Position: Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 440
Phone: 706-507-8180
Email: yang_jianhua@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     Bio

Dr. Yi Zhou

Dr. Yi Zhou

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 435
Email: zhou_yi@columbusstate.edu

Mr. Patrick Aiken

Mr. Patrick Aiken

Position: Lecturer
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 444
Phone: 706-507-8599
Email: aiken_john@columbusstate.edu

Dr. B. Bhagyavati

Dr. B. Bhagyavati

Position: Part-Time Faculty
Office: Unknown
Email: bhagyavati@columbusstate.edu

Ms. Elke Brumbaugh

Ms. Elke Brumbaugh

Position: Lecturer
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 436
Phone: 706-507-8197
Email: brumbaugh_elke@columbusstate.edu

Mr. Jose Canedo

Mr. Jose Canedo

Position: Part-Time Instructor
Office: Unknown
Email: canedo_jose@columbusstate.edu

Ms. Hillary Fleenor

Ms. Hillary Fleenor

Position: Part-Time Faculty
Office: Schwob Library 244
Email: fleenor_hillary@columbusstate.edu

Ms. Trang Nguyen

Ms. Trang Nguyen

Position: Part-time Instructor
Office: Unknown
Email: nguyen_trang@columbusstate.edu

Ms. Aurelia Smith

Ms. Aurelia Smith

Position: Part-Time Faculty
Office: Unknown
Phone: 706-507-8188
Email: smith_aurelia@columbusstate.edu
Personal Website     Bio

Ms. Yien Wang

Ms. Yien Wang

Position: Part-time Instructor
Office: Unknown
Email: wang_yien@columbusstate.edu

Mr. Ehab Bedir

Mr. Ehab Bedir

Position: Cyber Range Administrator
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 125
Phone: 706-507-8193
Email: bedir_ehab@columbusstate.edu

Mr. Nandor A. Domonkos

Mr. Nandor A. Domonkos

Position: IT Support Specialist
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 437
Phone: 706-507-8188
Email: domonkos_nandor@columbusstate.edu

Mrs. Jennifer Stone

Mrs. Jennifer Stone

Position: Administrative Assistant
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 400
Phone: 706-507-8170
Email: stone_jennifer2@columbusstate.edu


Butler Center for Business and Economic Research

Dr. Benjamin Blair

Dr. Benjamin Blair

Position: Associate Professor
Endowed Title: Butler Chair and Director of The Butler Center for Business and Economic Research
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 351
Phone: 706-507-8173
Email: blair_benjamin@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Economics
Bio


TSYS Center for Cybersecurity

Mr. Michael Barker

Mr. Michael Barker

Position: Director, TSYS Cybersecurity Center
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 124
Phone: 706-507-8198
Email: barker_michael1@columbusstate.edu