May 22, 2018

/uploadedImages/cbt/faculty/BestEmma2018.jpg Emma Best, Business Law /uploadedImages/cbt/faculty/MoellmanNick2018.jpg Nicholas Moellman, Economics /uploadedImages/cbt/faculty/MuzatkoSteve2018.jpg Steve Muzatko, Accounting /uploadedImages/cbt/faculty/PerriAlex2018.jpg Alex Perri, International Business /uploadedImages/cbt/faculty/RandleCharles2018.jpg Charles Randle, Accounting

The College of Business Administration welcomes five new faculty members in Fall 2018. 

Emma Best-Assistant Professor of Business Law

Emma holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest University. She is currently working on a Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  She is teaching Business Law and Organizational Leadership and Communication. 

She has practiced as in house corporate counsel for Belk, a retail company, and Inmar, a technology company, for a total of ten years.  Her practice areas include commercial contracts, compliance, e-commerce, employment law, intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. She has also taught business law, directed a co-op program, and run an entrepreneurship clinic in a law school for six years.  Her research interests include entrepreneurship and women in leadership.

Nicholas Moellman,-Assistant Professor of Economics

Nick earned undergraduate degrees in economics and letters from the University of Oklahoma, a M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and, most recently, a M.S. and PhD in economics from the University of Kentucky.  Nicholas studies labor, public, and health economics, specializing in assessing the effects of program participation for low-income households participating in multiple safety-net programs.     Prior to earning his PhD, he worked as a health data analyst, and has significant experience with healthcare claims data, service evaluation and assessment, and physician contracting.  He also worked for the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research.  Nicholas was awarded multiple fellowships at the University of Kentucky and University of Wisconsin, including the McNair Scholars Fellowship and the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship.  His work has been published in the Journal of Socio-Economics. 

He won the outstanding graduate student teacher award at the University of Kentucky in 2018, the Mark Berger Best Paper Award for the 2017 Kentucky Economics Association Conference, and participated in the Graduate Student Award Session at the Southern Economic Association in 2016.   Nicholas is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and currently lives in Rock Hill with his wife, 7-month-old daughter, and two dogs.  Nicholas enjoys reading, attending concerts, drawn out conversations about the merits of various super-heroes, the occasional video game, and the few hours of sleep having a young child allows him.

Steven Muzatko-Assistant Professor of Accounting

Steve received his doctorate in accounting and information systems from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining Winthrop University, Steve was an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin — Green Bay. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPA's. His research interests include auditing, financial accounting, and assurance related to e-commerce, and he has published peer-reviewed articles in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Issues in Accounting Education, Banking and Finance Review, and others. Along with his wife Cheryl, Steve is looking forward to living in Rock Hill and enjoying area restaurants.

Alex Perri-Assistant Professor of International Business

Alessandro (Alex) Perri has almost 30 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience in international business, specializing in sourcing, and trading plastics resins. His experience living in Europe for over 20 years, and negotiating and concluding business in over 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas has shaped his research interests, which are focused on institutional effects on Global Value Chains, on the role of trade intermediaries and on the study of cognitive, normative and regulative barriers to communication and trust development in cross-border exchanges.

Prior to joining the faculty at Winthrop Rutgers Business School, he has taught at SUNY FIT, Rollins College and the University of South Carolina and Rutgers Business School.

Charles Randle-Assistant Professor of Accounting

Charles received his Ph.D. in Accounting from Jackson State University, and his dissertation focused on the decision usefulness of auditor communication to external stakeholders. He specifically looked at whether adding specified audit information to the auditor's report modified a lending decision. Also, he received his MBA from Jackson State University and his bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University.

Charles' research interests include stakeholder responses to auditor communication and exploration of demographic differences among institutions in higher ed. His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Finance, with works in progress that will be submitted to accounting education and auditing journals.  He spent nearly eight years as the Manager of Financial Reporting for the largest shell egg producer in the United States. He also worked for 3 years in public accounting and spent two years as a senior staff accountant for the third largest medical pathology company in the United States.



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