Dr. Mcrae “mac” banks, dean

Dean Banks joined the Bryan School of Business and Economics as Dean in July 2011 and is the Margaret and Harrell Hill Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. From 1995-2010, Dean Banks served in a dean-equivalent position as head of the Department of Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Under his leadership of the Bryan School, a new vision and mission were developed in 2011, spawning numerous changes. The Bryan School is now recognized as an up-and-coming business school and its faculty and administrators are having an increasing impact on national and international conversations in a number of ways.

Dr. mcrae “mac” Banks

Margaret & Harrell Hill Distinguished Professor

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Dr. William “Bill” Brown

Dr. Brown is a Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for Internal Affairs.  He previously served as the Head of the Accounting and Finance Department. He received his BA and PhD from Clemson University. Dr. Brown has published articles in professional journals including The American Economic Review, The Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Dr. William “Bill” Brown

Associate Dean and Professor

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Mr. Jaap-Jan van Duin

Mr. van Duin joined the Bryan School of Business and Economics as Assistant Dean of External Affairs in July 2020. He previously served as Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development at UNCG Online. Along with his time in higher education, Van Duin brings with him nearly 20 years of business experience with Nike, having served in two different regional director positions for Nike Europe as well as General Manager for Nike Netherlands.

mr. jaap-jan van duin

Assistant Dean

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Internal Bryan School Leadership

Dr. Randy Elder

Accounting & Finance Department Head
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Dr. anne royalty

Economics Department Head
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Dr. Nancy Hodges

Consumer, Apparel, & Retail Studies Department Head
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Dr. Merlyn GriffithS

Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism Department Head
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Dr. Lakshmi Iyer

Information Systems & Supply Chain Management Department Head

Dr. Vasyl Taras

Management Department Head
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Dr. maria di benedetto

Director of Assessment & Reporting
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Bryan School Advisory Board

Mr. Rob Almond, Jr.

CEO | NEST Integrated Facilities Management

Mr. Marc Ashley

President and Chief Operating Officer | Market America, Inc.

Mr. Pete Callahan

Executive Director, Market Executive | JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mr. Ray Crouse

President | Skyla Financial Solutions

Mr. Scott Henegar

Managing Director | Northwestern Mutual

Mr. Kevin Jessup

Managing Partner | Salem Investment Partners

Mr. Marcus T. Johnson

CEO | Johnson Automotive Group

Mr. David Jolley

Senior Managing Director | Allen C. Ewing & Co.

Mr. Jim Jumpe

Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer | Arch MI

Ms. Lory Kelley

Managing Partner | Bernard Robinson & Company

Mr. Otho Lyon, Jr.

VP of Delivery Transformation Strategy & Digital Experience | Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mr. Andrew Mehalko

Chief Investment Officer | Forbes Family Trust

Mr. Alan Overbey

CEO (retired) | Banyan Consulting Group

Ms. Jennifer Shoffner

Chief Human Resources Officer | TopBuild Corp.

Ms. Sherri Thomas

Chief Administrative Officer | Truliant Federal Credit Union

Mr. Randy Wadsworth

Partner | Hinshaw Holdings, LLC (dba Dame’s Chicken & Waffles)

Mr. Tom Waldron

EVP, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Global Brand President – Wrangler | Kontoor Brands

Mr. Rich Wilson

Co-Founder and President | Patricial Capital

Mr. J Berrye Worsham

President and CEO | Cotton Incorporated

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