Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

14 new faculty join College of Business for 2020-21 academic year


Fourteen new faculty have been welcomed into the College of Business fold for the 2020-21 academic year.new faculty 2020 graphic

“Our new faculty join the College at an exciting time in the history of business education at Clemson,” said Dean Wendy York. “Attracting and retaining cutting-edge faculty will be crucial to the College becoming a national destination for the next generation of business leaders. The addition of these 14 highly qualified educators will complement our already strong cadre of 180 faculty who are advancing College’s goal of graduating mission-drive leaders capable of excelling in a dynamic global economy.”

The new faculty join the College at a time of record growth in enrollment, fundraising and infrastructure. The College of Business’ new home, a 176,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building, has been completed and will become a beehive of activity when pandemic conditions allow for its full occupancy.

Since arriving at Clemson, Dean York has propelled College of Business fundraising to record levels and mapped a strategy for business educational excellence aimed at elevating the program’s – and Clemson University’s – national stature. And, business school enrollment is at a record high, with more than 5,000 students enrolled in the College.

New faculty, by department, and their roles are:

Accounting – Marc Cussatt, assistant professor in accounting, formerly taught at Washington State University; received his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Finance – Arash Dayani, assistant professor of finance, Ph.D., Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon; Taufique Samdani, clinical assistant professor of finance, formerly visiting assistant professor of finance, University of Toledo, received Ph.D., Center of Economics at the Sorbonne, University of Paris 1.

Management – Sharon Sheridan, Management assistant professor and formerly assistant professor, University of North Dakota; received Ph.D., University of Central Florida; Lori Tribble, Management, assistant professor, Ph.D. from Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University.

Marketing – Cony Ho, clinical assistant professor of marketing, former visiting assistant professor of marketing, Barney College of Business, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn.; received Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati; Pravin Nath, Marketing assistant professor; formerly Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma.

Army ROTC – Maj. Christina Teagarden, Military Leadership; Capt. Michael Gibson, Military Leadership; SSG Christopher Jennings, Military Leadership; Capt. Joseph Velez, Military Leadership; Msg. Shawn Oates, Military Leadership.

Air Force ROTC – Col. Jason King, Aerospace Studies, department chair; Capt. Ryan Pierce, Aerospace Studies.

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