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Ross Roberts

Dr. Ross Roberts

MBA Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Accounting
rroberts@highpoint.edu

Organizations: Institute of Internal Auditors, American Accounting Association, Institute of Management Accounts

Research:  Online Tools in Accounting Classes, Escalation of Commitment phenomenon in Capital Budgeting,  Creativity in Problem Solving for Cost Accountants

Personal Quote: ”Give someone fish and feed them for a day; teach them how to fish and feed them for life.”


 

Shaun DavenportDr. Shaun (Wes) Davenport

Assistant Professor of Business Management

sdavenpo@highpoint.edu

Organizations: Academy of Management, Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Research: Personality, generational work groups

Personal Quote: ”My chief assets drive out the gate every day. My job is to make sure they come back.” -Jim Goodnight, SAS CEO

 

 


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Dr. Paul Forshey

Assistant Professor of Management

pforshey@highpoint.edu

Organizations: Academy of Management

Research: Strategic choice, firm performance issues, and organizational development

Personal Quote: ”Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.” ~ Aristotle

 


 

Gerald FoxDr. Gerald T. Fox

Associate Professor of Economics

jfox@highpoint.edu

Organizations: Academy of Economics and Finance, Midwest Political Science Association

Research: Political macroeconomy, regional economics, economic impact analysis

Personal Quote: ”Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” -Gary Ryan Blair

 


Steven LiflandDr. Steven A. Lifland

Professor of Finance

slifland@highpoint.edu

Organizations: Financial Services Institute, Academy of Business Research, International Academy of Business and Economics, Financial Management Association

Personal Quote: ”The search for Truth is more precious than its possession.”

 


 

DavidLittleDr. David W. Little

Associate Professor of Management

dlittle@highpoint.edu

Organizations: Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, Allied Academies

Research: Strategic business models, new product development decision making, and Hackman’s team management theories

Personal Quote: ”I don’t believe in just being out there and just grinding away.  Let’s do it intelligently, let’s do it quickly, let’s get it done.  And then move on.”  Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays Manager

 


Michael McCully

Dr. Michael J. McCully

Associate Professor of Economics

mmccully@highpoint.edu

Organizations: American Economic Association, Association for Social Economics, Missouri Valley Economic Association, and Association for Christian Economists

Research: Caribbean economic history; social capital and environmental behavior; economics of prisons

Personal Quote: “A day without graphs is like a day without sunshine.”


Richard ParkerDr. Richard D. Parker

Associate Professor of Business

rparker@highpoint.edu

Organization: Canadian Business Association of North Carolina, Association for Canadian Studies in the US

Research: US Naval Institute/Tourism Marketing, Leadership Communication

Personal Quote: ”Great moments are born from great opportunities.” Herb Brooks


Rodriguez, DavidDr. David Rodriguez

Assistant Professor of Finance

drodrigu@highpoint.edu

Organizations: Member of Urban Land Institute, Member of National Assoc of Realtors – Managing Broker,
Member of Institute for Real Estate Management, Member of Chicago Creative Investors Association

Research: Policy implications on the securities market, examination of efficiency in the real estate market, examination of spatial price movement in real estate market

Personal Quote: “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”  — Henry Ford

 


Roy SuryadiptaDr. Suradipta Roy

Assistant Professor of Economics

sroy@highpoint.edu

Organization: American Economic Association

Research: Institutions, International trade

Personal Quote: No time like the present!

 


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Dr. Patricia Swafford

Associate Professor of Management

pswaffor@highpoint.edu

Organization: Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and The Academy of Management (AOM)

Research: Supply chain management, service operations strategy, empirical research methods, and effective teaching methods

Personal Quote: ”There is little success where there is little laughter.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

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