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Business: Faculty and Staff

Business: Faculty and Staff


Dee Birnbaum. 1991. B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.B.A., Baruch College; M.Phil. and Ph.D., City University of New York. (General management, human resource management.)
Pamela H. Church. 1988. Director, M.S. in Accounting Program. B.S. and M.S., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Houston. CPA. (Accountancy.)


Kayla D. Booker. 2015. B.B.A., M.P.A., Ph.D., Jackson State University. C.P.A. (Accountancy.)
Sujan M. Dan. 2013. B.Tech, Kerala University, India; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University. (Marketing.)
Denis Khantimirov. 2015. B.A., North Ossetian State University, Russia; M.B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Old Dominion University. (Marketing.) 
Jade O. Planchon. 2012. B.A., Rhodes College; M.B.A., Columbia University. 2018. Ph.D., University of Memphis. (Finance.)
Kelly P. Weeks. 2015. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A. and Ph.D., The University of Memphis. (Management.)
Andrey Zagorchev. 2013. B.S., M.S., Plovdiv University, Bulgaria; M.B.A., Wright State University; Ph.D., Lehigh University. (Finance.)


Jill P. Giles. 2014. B.S., Alfred University; M.B.A. and Ph.D. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. CPA. (Accountancy.)
Milton L. Lovell. 2003. B.S., J.D., University of Mississippi. LL.M., New York University School of Law. CFO and General Counsel, NexAir, LLC. (Accountancy, taxation.)


Margaret O. Lovell. 2017. B.A., Spring Hill College; M.S., Mississippi State University. C.P.A. (Accountancy.)


Joe M. Duncan. 1963  B.A. Rhodes College;  1966  LLB Vanderbilt School of Law;  Member of Burch, Porter & Johnson Law Firm since 1966. (Ethics.)
Andy Greer. 2007. B.A. Rhodes College, 2008. M.S. Accounting. 2010. Masters in International Business. The Grenoble Graduate School of Business. CPA.  Vice President, Mortgage Warehouse Lending Group - First Tennessee Bank. (Accountancy.)
Chris Nunn. 2010. B.A., M.S., Rhodes College. Chief Financial Officer, Security Bancorp of Tennessee, Inc. (Accountancy.)
Tread Thompson.  2016.  B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.S., Rhodes College.  Senior Associate, SouthernSun Asset Management.  (Finance.)
Steve Zatechka. 2018. B.S. and M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.B.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center; Chief Science Officer, US Biologic. (Entrepreneurship.)


Mary Gayle Wilkins. 2018. Departmental Assistant. FedEx, Senior Executive Assistant to Chairman/CEO: TASCO and Ring Container Technologies.


The Department of Business offers a major in Business. There are two tracks within the Business major: General Business and International Business. In addition, an Interdisciplinary major is offered in Economics/Business.

Master of Science in Accounting. A more concentrated study of accounting may be undertaken in the M.S. in Accounting Program offered by the Department of Business. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in the Department of Business and/or have taken the appropriate accounting courses can finish the requirements of the M.S. in Accounting degree in two additional semesters of study.

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