Faculty

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Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Dr. Charles Everett Robinson

Dr. Charles Everett Robinson began working at the University of Mount Olive in June of 2010. He possesses a B.A. in African studies from Wesleyan University with a concentration in religion, an M.S. from the State University of New York at Albany School of Criminal Justice, and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Robinson has served as a trial and appellate lawyer with 25 years of experience litigating criminal and civil matters at the state and federal levels.  He is a former judge advocate, U.S. Marine Corps captain, and a former assistant attorney general with the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General. Presently, he serves as chair for the Faculty Senate and is the CJC lead professor for the UMO Washington campus.

In addition to teaching legal and system based courses at UMO, Dr. Robinson teaches theory and research based courses, along with the senior research project.  He has presented at annual conferences for the University of Mount Olive Social Science Research Symposium, North Carolina Criminal Justice Association, Southern Sociological Society, and the Black Sociologists Association. He is the 2015 recipient of the University of Mount Olive Professor of the Year Award. The award is given in appreciation to a full time faculty member who exemplifies devotion above and beyond the classroom.

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Dr. Glenn Coffey

Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology, Dr. Coffey served as a Senior Prosecuting Attorney for ten years where he engaged in criminal trials and the appellate process, appearing before two state supreme courts. He has taught at the university level for 17 years and continues to engage in research. Dr. Coffey is published in academic journals and presents at academic conferences annually. Versed in the law and systems analysis, Dr. Coffey presently serves as the department chair and specializes in teaching Theory and Methods courses, as well as, the Senior Thesis (curriculum capstone) Project.

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Mr. Aaron Carver

Mr. Carver is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology.  He pursued his Master’s and became an adjunct instructor for the university and was subsequently hired as full-time faculty in 2010. Prior to joining the department, Instructor Carver served as a shift supervisor for Wayne Memorial Hospital Police in Goldsboro, NC, and has a total of 23 years of law enforcement experience. He currently maintains active certification with the Sharpsburg Police Department and is a certified field and supervisor training officer. Mr. Carver specializes in Statistics and Terrorism/ Homeland Security, along with an increasing variety of courses. He is presently working on his dissertation on societal response to terrorist activity.

Student to faculty ratio for the online programs

1:30

200 level courses

1:25

300 level courses

1:20

400 level courses

RN to BSN

Kathleen A. Ennen, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Kathleen A. Ennen, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Dr. Kathleen A. Ennen, fulltime Associate Professor of Nursing, came to UMO in March 2013. She holds a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois in Chicago. As a professional registered nurse for over 45 years, she engaged in acute care nursing practice and nursing management in a variety of medical center and community settings. Her program of research is focused on stroke prevention in women, primarily older women, through a ten-week wellness program of regular walking to control hypertension, weight, and fatigue. She has been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Has presented her research at national and international conferences since 2004. She is involved in professional nursing associations dedicated to: advancing care of the older adult, nursing education, and nursing research. Dr. Ennen resides in Southport, NC with her husband of 45 years.

Joy Kieffer, Ph.D., RN, CCTN

Joy Kieffer, Ph.D., RN, CCTN

Dr. Joy Kieffer, Associate Professor in Nursing, is the original curriculum designer and developer for the online RN to BSN degree program, and has been with UMO since the program’s inception in January 2012. She holds a PhD in Adult Education Leadership from Walden University, an MSN in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration from the University of Phoenix, a BSN from the University of South Florida, an ASN from St. Petersburg Junior College, and a Certificate in Surgical Technology from Carolinas Medical Center School of Surgical Technology. She worked full-time through all of her degrees.

Her medical career began over 20 years ago as a Certified Surgical Technologist in all solid organ transplants. She worked over 15 years in intensive care units caring for organ transplant patients as a Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse, and has experience in nursing management. She is a new dean mentor in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing dean mentoring program, and mentors PhD in Nursing Education students as their dissertation chair.

Jennifer Sugg, Ed.D., RN, CCRN

Jennifer Sugg, Ed.D., RN, CCRN

Dr. Jennifer Sugg has been a resident of Wayne County for more than 20 years, and she is actively involved with the local community college, hospital, and the University.  She has been an acute care nurse for 18 years, in settings such as: cardiac, critical care, radiology, vascular access, skin and wound assessment, post-anesthesia care, clinical education, staff development, management, clinical administration, and nursing education.

She is a nationally Certified in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN).  She earned an EdD in Higher Education and Adult Learning and an MSN in Nursing Education from Walden University, a BSN from East Carolina University, and an ASN from Wayne Community College.  She has been with the University of Mount Olive’s RN to BSN program from its inception in 2012. Research interests include supplemental assessment in pre-licensure nursing programs, and student perceptions of BSN and MSN educational programs.

Carolyn H. Robinson, Ph.D, MPH, RN

Carolyn H. Robinson, Ph.D, MPH, RN

Dr. Carolyn H. Robinson, Professor in Nursing, came to UMO in August 2016. She received a PhD from the University of Tennessee, an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a BSN from Western Carolina University and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Robinson has taught in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs for more than 30 years and has served in multiple leadership positions over that time including Dean of Nursing, Director of Nursing and Chair of Graduate Nursing programs at various universities.

Dr. Robinson’s clinical and research focus revolves around public health issues and she has mentored doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students working on environmental/public health projects. Dr. Robinson recently served as Project Director and PI on a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) graduate nursing traineeship grant, and has maintained a program of funded interdisciplinary research and scholarship over the years. She has taken a team approach in her research and has served as PI or Co-PI on ten interdisciplinary grants. She has published these studies, as well as other scholarly research, in national peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at numerous national and international conferences.

Student to faculty ratio for the online programs

1:25

RN-BSN courses

1:15

Capstone Courses

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Dr. Khalid Dubas

Professor Khalid Dubas joined the University of Mount Olive as a Professor of Marketing in fall 2010. He has taught at: St. John’s University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Fayetteville State University, and DeVry University. He was a Drexel Fellow at Drexel University. He is a Nissan Fellow selected by the Educational Testing Service, the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, and Nissan Corporation. He received a Ph.D. degree in Business with a specialization in Marketing from Drexel University, an MBA degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and an MS degree in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University.

His areas of interest include marketing, statistics, analytics, management science, economics, and programming. He has extensive teaching, research, grant writing, and consulting experience. His research publications are available at: http://www.researchgate.net/. He speaks Urdu/Hindi, Punjabi, English, and Russian.

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Dr. Jerry Allison

Dr. Jerry Allison is an Associate Professor in the Tillman School of Business and teaches courses in business, management, and analytics. He has been with the University of Mount Olive for over two years.  He earned a BA in mathematics from Tennessee Temple University, an MS in mathematics from the University of Iowa, and a MBA and a DBA from St. Ambrose University.  Dr. Allison also passed the CPA exam in 1992.

Dr. Allison has taught business, mathematics, quality assurance, accounting, and human resources at five other institutions. He is employed as an adjunct for Northcentral University, mentoring masters and doctoral level students in business and management courses.  His organizational experience ranges from working as an accounting supervisor in an accounting firm, as a government contract audiovisual technician responsible for over $5M in equipment, as a computer programmer for the same contractor, and as a church financial administrator.

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Dr. Norman R. Crumpacker

Currently serving as Chair of the Business Solutions Division, Dr. Crumpacker graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Management. While employed fulltime, he earned: an MBA from Campbell University, a B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina Wesleyan College, and a Doctoral Degree from the University of Sarasota in Business Administration – Management. Dr. Crumpacker serves on two Boards: the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda Professional Division-Foundation and University of Mount Alumni Association Olive. He once served as the North Carolina Honors Association President, and received the Academy of Management “Best Reviewer Award” in 2013.

Dr. Crumpacker worked eight years in the private sector in roles that include: Industrial Engineer, Quality Control Supervisor, and Corporate Quality Control Manager. He has taught at the collegiate-level since 2003, and have been an assistant professor with the University of Mount Olive since 2007.

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Dr. Deborah Houston

Dr. Houston has over 14 years of teaching experience in an academic setting. After receiving her MBA from Webster University, she joined Mount Olive College as an Adjunct Professor in the Management and Organizational Development Program. Upon completing her doctorate in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, she joined the Tillman School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management. She currently serves as the Program Chair of Human Resource Management.

As a result of completing the MOD program, Dr. Houston brings a unique perspective to the challenges of working adults returning to college. Dr. Houston teaches management courses including: organization development, business ethics, management, human resource management, and organizational behavior. she also teaches research methods and the capstone course, senior research project. Dr. Houston avails herself as a speaker in both community and church organizations.

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Dr. Doug Ward

A Mount Olive College MOD Cohort 5 graduate, Dr. Ward obtained a MBA from Webster University and Doctorate of Business Administration from Argosy University in Sarasota Florida. Ward was award Professor of the Year at the University of Mount Olive in 2015-2016. He is a full-time faculty member of the Tillman School of Business, located at the Wilmington Campus. Previously, a Mount Olive College Adjunct Professor since 2005, he has taught at 5 of the campuses. He was born in Mount Olive and lived two blocks from the old MOC campus before relocating to LaGrange, NC. Dr. Ward is active in his local church, and has been praying for each one of his students, their families, and for a successful class.

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Dr. Ann-Marie Majeskey

Ann-Marie Majeskey earned her Ph.D. from Capella University in Business General with a focus on Human Resource Management. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from Troy State University. Her research focuses in the areas of teaching, mentoring, strategy, and leadership. She has a certification as an Armorer from Beretta U.S.A. Under the Department of Defense, she served as a Combat Small Arms Instructor. Experience includes: special operations, base weapons inspector, teaching and maintenance of small arms classification, and machine gun instructor.

She has been an interview specialist in the Human Resource Department for Fox Management. She also has experience as a teacher assistant, a paid Emergency Medical Technician, and a certified Basic Life Support and C.P.R. teacher. As a veteran who is also married to a veteran, she takes counseling courses, in order to help veterans with PTSD and issues dealing with the aftermath of injury and illness.

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Jackie Houser

Jackie Houser has enjoyed serving as an adjunct instructor in the Tillman School of Business at the University of Mount Olive since 2010, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate curricula. She earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration in from Mount Olive College, graduating summa cum laude.  In 2009, Ms. Houser graduated from Liberty University School of Law in the top 20% of her class

Ms. Houser’s prior teaching experience includes seven years in the business technology program at the local community college. While in law school, Ms. Houser served on Law Review and on the Board of Directors of the Alternative Dispute Resolution team. She completed a one-year internship with the U. S. Department of Justice. Ms. Houser passed the North Carolina bar examination in 2009, and she currently practices law, specializing in: insurance law, contracts, business law, civil litigation, trials, and client advocacy.

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Dr. Roselie McDevitt

Dr. Roselie McDevitt is the Chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance in the Tillman School of Business at the University of Mount Olive. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York, an MBA from Pace University in New York, and a ScD from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. Dr. McDevitt had a twenty-three-year career at Fairfield University in Connecticut. When her husband retired, they relocated to North Carolina where she joined the University of Mount Olive faculty. During her career, Dr. McDevitt made presentations at the American Accounting Association, The Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business, and The Eastern Academy of Management. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, The International Academy for Case Studies, Behavioral Research in Accounting, The Journal of Educational Management, and The Organization Management Journal.

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Dr. Curt W. Roney

Dr. Curtis W. Roney is a Professor of Management at The Tillman School of Business. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Management at North Carolina Wesleyan College and Managing Principal of Commercial Planning Consultants in Dayton, Ohio. His professional career of over 40 years has been devoted to business planning and corporate strategy. A recognized expert in strategic planning methods for cyclical industries, Dr. Roney has published two books entitled Strategic Management Methodology: Guidelines for Practitioners (Praeger, 2004) and Assessing the Business Environment: Guidelines for Strategists (Quorum, 1999), both of which may be found in business school libraries throughout the world. His most recent journal publications have dealt with long range futures and contingency planning. His research interests include inter-industry differences in strategic planning methodology and problems in long range planning. While still at Commercial Planning Corporation, he was an adjunct professor of strategic management in the Graduate Management Program at Antioch University’s McGregor School of Management.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Roney served as Corporate Vice President for Planning and Development at Philips Industries Inc. Previously, he served as Director of Corporate Planning at Holiday Inns, Inc., where he installed that company’s first corporate planning department. Earlier in his career, Curt served on the internal consulting staffs of two New York-based corporations: PepsiCo, Inc. and Cerro Corporation. He also served on the management consulting staff of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company, predecessor to KPMG, the global accounting and management advisory firm.

Dr. Roney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University; an MS degree in Administration from Central Michigan University; and a PhD degree in Strategic Management from the Union Institute. He is a member of the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, and the World Future Society.

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Dr. Curt W. Roney

Dr. Curtis W. Roney is a Professor of Management at The Tillman School of Business. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Management at North Carolina Wesleyan College and Managing Principal of Commercial Planning Consultants in Dayton, Ohio. His professional career of over 40 years has been devoted to business planning and corporate strategy. A recognized expert in strategic planning methods for cyclical industries, Dr. Roney has published two books entitled Strategic Management Methodology: Guidelines for Practitioners (Praeger, 2004) and Assessing the Business Environment: Guidelines for Strategists (Quorum, 1999), both of which may be found in business school libraries throughout the world. His most recent journal publications have dealt with long range futures and contingency planning. His research interests include inter-industry differences in strategic planning methodology and problems in long range planning. While still at Commercial Planning Corporation, he was an adjunct professor of strategic management in the Graduate Management Program at Antioch University’s McGregor School of Management.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Roney served as Corporate Vice President for Planning and Development at Philips Industries Inc. Previously, he served as Director of Corporate Planning at Holiday Inns, Inc., where he installed that company’s first corporate planning department. Earlier in his career, Curt served on the internal consulting staffs of two New York-based corporations: PepsiCo, Inc. and Cerro Corporation. He also served on the management consulting staff of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company, predecessor to KPMG, the global accounting and management advisory firm.

Dr. Roney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University; an MS degree in Administration from Central Michigan University; and a PhD degree in Strategic Management from the Union Institute. He is a member of the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, and the World Future Society.

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Dr. Khalid M. Dubas

Dr. Khalid M. Dubas joined the University of Mount Olive in fall 2010. He received a PhD degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from Drexel University, an MBA degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and an MS degree in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University.

He has also taught at St. John’s University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Fayetteville State University, and DeVry University. He was a Drexel Fellow at Drexel University. He is a Nissan Fellow selected by the Educational Testing Service, the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, and Nissan Corporation.

He has extensive teaching, research, grant writing, and consulting experience. His research primarily concerns with the theory and practice of marketing and related business issues and covers basic, applied, and pedagogical aspects. Some of his recent peer-reviewed journal articles are available at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Khalid_Dubas/contributions.

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Mr. Todd Hatley

Mr. Todd Hatley serves as full-time instructor for the Tillman School of Business at the University of Mount Olive where he teaches in Analytics, in Healthcare Management, and in the MBA program. Mr. Hatley’s formal education includes an Associate of Sciences degree, Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Master’s degrees in both Business and Healthcare Administration, and is working to complete a Doctorate in Organizational Systems. Additionally, Mr. Hatley is the CEO of Integral Performance Solutions (IPS), a management consulting, coaching, and training firm that bases its practices on Integral Theory and Practice. Before founding IPS, Mr. Hatley served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina. Also, he has over ten years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Western Carolina University and Lean Six Sigma for North Carolina State University.

As a Six Sigma Master Black Belt (SSMBB), Mr. Hatley has over 20 years of experience helping individuals, teams, and organizations conquer their toughest challenges and realize their most ambitious goals. He is an experienced Six Sigma Instructor and has taught Six Sigma workshops throughout both the United States and Canada.

Mr. Hatley has been involved in many national projects and organizations, including serving as the past President of the National EMS Management Association, Faculty Member for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Quality Management Initiative, and member of the recent NHTSA EMS Compass project. Mr. Hatley is a member of the Society for Research in Adult Development, the North Carolina Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, and is a senior member of the American Society for Quality. Finally, Mr. Hatley is a contributing author to the second edition of the National EMS Physician Association’s, “Improving Quality in EMS.”

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Dr. Mohammed Y. Talukdar

Dr. Mohammed Y. Talukdar is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Tillman School of Business. He has a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and a PhD in Accounting from the City University London. He did post-doctoral studies at the International Centre for Research in Accounting at the Lancaster University in England and the State University of New York. He has passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination of the AICPA.

Dr. Talukdar brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. His long teaching and research experience in various countries immensely benefits the students. Prior to joining the University of Mount Olive, he has taught at the Northeastern State University, University of Oklahoma, and Georgia Southwestern State University. He has made presentations in professional conferences and published in scholarly journals.

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Dr. Huong Nguyen

Dr. Huong Nguyen is Assistant Professor of Finance in Department of Accounting, which she joined in Fall 2013. She has been teaching courses in numerous subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels including financial market and corporate strategy, corporate finance, money and banking, economics for managers, microeconomics, principles of microeconomics, and statistics for behavioral sciences. She has presented her research at finance association conferences such as Midwest Finance Association and Southwestern Finance Association. Her research primarily focuses on corporate finance, derivatives and investment, and financial institutions. She has published in the Journal of Economics and Finance and American Journal of Management. She has served as program committee for Southwestern Finance Association. She is a member of finance associations including American Finance Association, Midwest Finance Association, and Southwestern Finance Association.

She graduated in December 2012, obtaining a PhD in Financial Economics at the University of New Orleans, and taught there for almost 5 years. She was recognized as the best PhD student in the Corporate Finance Field in 2009, and earned the full graduate assistantship 2007-2012 from University of New Orleans.

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Dr. Karl Reimers

Dr. Karl Reimers has served as Associate Professor of CIS at the University of Mount Olive since 2004. Prior to his service at UMO, Dr. Reimers worked in the hospitality industry and was part owner of a successful hotel franchise and restaurant. Connecting with the business world, he currently holds an active North Carolina Broker’s license. Dr. Reimers has published numerous articles concerning the perceived value of industry certifications and on the creation/implementation of web-based tutorials which help UMO students become certified. Lastly, Dr. Reimers places an emphasis on integrating experiential learning into the classroom whereby students participate in a vast array of real-world projects that benefit the local community.

Dr. Reimers holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Rowan University, and an MS, EdS, and PhD from Nova Southeastern University. His industry certifications include: A+, Network+, Project+, Security+, and Microsoft Office Master certified

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Dr. Leem S. Shim

Dr. Leem S. Shim serves as an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems in the Tillman School of Business. He earned a PhD and an MS in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University. He has taught various subjects including hardware, software, systems, and applications of computer science and information systems at universities and colleges for more than 20 years, and has served as a coach of programming contest teams at universities. He worked as a researcher at the private sectors in the IT industry, including IBM, for years. He has presented and published a number of academic papers in the fields of artificial intelligence, expert systems, multimedia applications, and the intelligent tutoring systems with private and state-granted research projects. His research interests are artificial intelligence, expert systems, multimedia applications, intelligent agent systems, and cognitive science.

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Dr. Miguel A. Bustamante

Dr. Miguel A. Bustamante completed a postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He worked on the Intelligence Community Research entitled: “Semantic Video Summarization.” Dr. Bustamante holds a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Computer Information Systems from Catholic University and California Polytechnic University.

His research interests focus on transforming data into knowledge management to improve business decision. In addition, Dr. Bustamante is interested in information systems security and cybersecurity.

Dr. Bustamante’s main goal is “to pair students with clients in industry to work on important practical problems in network cyber security or business analytics.” Dr. Bustamante and his students create the solutions to these practical problems. Prior to returning to academia, he was a programmer, consultant, programmer analyst, and project leader with companies located in California and Nebraska.

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Mrs. Tanya Smith

Mrs. Smith is a graduate of Belmont Abbey University and then obtained her Master of Accountancy from Gardner Web University. Mrs. Smith is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL. Ms. Smith joined the University of Mount Olive as an adjunct accounting professor in early 2016 and became a full-time member of the Tillman School of Business in the fall of 2016. She was born in Kannapolis, NC before relocating to North Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Dr. Randy D. Kearns

Dr. Randy D. Kearns serves as an Associate Professor and the Department Chair for the Healthcare Management program. Dr. Kearns holds a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration and Executive Leadership from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Thomas Edison State University.

Dr. Kearns has spent the past 35+ years in healthcare, emergency services, disaster response, and academia. Dr. Kearns began his career as a paramedic, later leading county and regional EMS agencies and teaching paramedic programs for multiple community colleges. His career includes hospital administration, local and state government service, as well as a FEMA reservist, before retiring as a Clinical Assistant Professor from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Kearns is a Certified Emergency Manager, a Fellow in the Royal Society for Public Health, and the advisor for the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society at UMO. Dr. Kearns has more than 50 publications and his research is indexed at http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Randy_Kearns

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Dr. Jeff Bolles

Dr. Jeff Bolles is an associate professor of healthcare management and the TSB Professional Training and Internship Coordinator in the Tillman School of Business. Dr. Bolles earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from SUNY College at Cortland, a Master of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science (Exercise Physiology Track) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Health Studies from Texas Woman’s University. He is also currently pursuing his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Dr. Bolles is also credentialed as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist, with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Additionally, Dr. Bolles is working toward a Lean/Six Sigma certification.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Mount Olive in 2016, Dr. Bolles was at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for almost fourteen years. Additionally, Dr. Bolles has taught and served as a course developer/lead faculty in Ohio University’s online MHA program since 2009. Dr. Bolles also serves as an editor for Frontiers journal, and is a member of several professional organizations, including NC SOPHE, NCAAHPERD-SM, SOPHE, ACHE, and NCHEC. In giving back to the profession, Dr. Bolles has also served in leadership capacities for both NC SOPHE and NCAAHPERD-SM.

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Dr. Ronald D. Pressley

Dr. Ronald D. Pressley has been employed by the University of Mount Olive since 2008. During that time, he has served the University in a number and variety of assignments. After a series of appointments to positions of increasing administrative responsibility, culminating in the position of dean of the Tillman School of Business from 2012-2015, Dr. Pressley now serves as Assistant Professor teaching primarily legal and human resource related content. He has extensive academic experience working in the area of accreditation, travelling both nationwide and abroad to evaluate other schools of business. Dr. Pressley earned his Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University, Master of Science in Human Resource Development, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Carolina University.

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Dr. Joey Long

Dr. Joey Long teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in law and ethics in the Tillman School of Business and in the University of Mount Olive’s agriculture program. He has been with the University of Mount Olive since 2012 and has been teaching at the university level since 2008. Prior to teaching, Dr. Long was an attorney in, first, Mississippi, and, second, North Carolina. He has trial experience in small business litigation and family court. He also completed a judicial clerkship in Mississippi trial courts after completing law school. Dr. Long attended the University of Mississippi for law school, Western Carolina University for a master’s degree in Business Administration, and Wingate University for degrees in both English and Philosophy.

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Dr. Ellen Jordan

Dr. Ellen Jordan earned a PhD in Operations Research from The Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1992. She earned a Master of Arts in Mathematics/Statistics in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics in 1974 from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

In 1985, she joined Tiffin University in Ohio as the Chair of the Mathematics Department. From 1992 until 2001 she was the Dean of Graduate Studies. Prior to 1985 she taught at Terra Community College. She began her career at Gibsonburg High School in 1974 teaching mathematics and coaching basketball.

She joined the University of Mount Olive in 2001 serving as the Vice President for Academic Affairs until 2015. Since then she has become a full-time faculty member for the Robert Tillman School of Business. She holds the earned rank of Professor of Quantitative Studies.

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Ms. Jackie Houser

Ms. Jackie Houser has enjoyed serving as an adjunct instructor in the Tillman School of Business at the University of Mount Olive since 2010, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate curricula. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Mount Olive College, graduating summa cum laude. In 2009, Ms. Houser graduated from Liberty University School of Law in the top 20% of her class

Houser’s prior teaching experience includes seven years in the business technology program at the local community college. While in law school, Ms. Houser served on Law Review and on the Board of Directors of the Alternative Dispute Resolution team. She completed a one-year internship with the U. S. Department of Justice. Ms. Houser is currently licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Virginia; her practice focuses on insurance law, contracts, business law, civil litigation, trials, and client advocacy, and she currently practices law, specializing in insurance law, contracts, business law, civil litigation, trials, and client advocacy.

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Dr. John Aulerich

Dr. Aulerich received his PhD from Syracuse University in Finance with a minor in Economics and a major in Business Administration in 2000. Previously, he received his MBA, also from Syracuse, with majors in Finance and Managerial Statistics, and his Bachelor of Arts in Financial Administration from Michigan State University in 1994 and 1992 respectively. He has taught at Syracuse University as a graduate student, at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he was promoted from assistant to associate professor, and then at West Liberty University. In addition to his teaching experience, he has worked for large banks, a Fortune 100 company as a financial manager, investment banking, and he currently manages investment portfolios.

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Dr. Guy B. Bradbury

Dr. Guy B. Bradbury has served as Assistant Professor of Business Management since January 2014. Prior, he served as the Director of the New Bern and Jacksonville locations for the University. He first started teaching as an adjunct in 2007 for UMO. Dr. Bradbury earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance from East Carolina University, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management from Capella University.

Dr. Bradbury brings a unique combination of educational and practical experience to the classroom. He has spent over 16 years in the behavioral health industry as well as 10 years in property management. He has developed over nine programs during his career. Over eight in the behavioral health, one in property management, and one in education. Areas of expertise include organizational development, management, and leadership.

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Dr. Paul Cwik

Dr. Paul Cwik is the Director of the Master of Business Administration program and BB&T Professor of Economics and Finance in the Division of Management Systems at the University of Mount Olive. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hillsdale College, a Master of Arts from Tulane University, and a PhD from Auburn University. He has taught at Auburn University, Campbell University, North Carolina State University, and Walsh College. He has presented academic papers in forums such as the Southern Economic Association and the Austrian Scholars Conferences. He has been published in academic journals including: Economic Affairs, The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, New Perspectives on Political Economy: A Bilingual Interdisciplinary Journal, and Business Ethics: A European Review. He is also a reviewer of Essays in Economic and Business History and The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He has also published in The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. His dissertation was cited by The Wall Street Journal, in February 2006.

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Dr. Amy Warmingham

Dr. Amy Warmingham is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Sociology. She began working for the University of Mount Olive as an adjunct instructor in January of 2014 and became full time August of 2015. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the State University of New York at Utica/Rome, a Master’s in Criminal Justice from University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Ph.D. in Human Services – Criminal Justice from Walden University. Dr. Warmingham also possesses two graduate certificates: one in Forensic Psychology and the other in Domestic Violence Prevention. Before coming to UMO, she worked for the Oneida County Department of Law and the Oneida County Youth Court in New York State for over 9 years and taught courses at Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNYIT, and Utica College.

Dr. Warmingham teaches Sociology and theory-based courses along with Juvenile Delinquency and Research Methods courses. She is also the advisor for the UMO Student Society, Law and Justice Association on campus.

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Dr. Jonathan Rundle

Dr. Jonathan Rundle is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Tillman School of Business. He earned his PhD in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA.

Dr Rundle’s professional experiences include consulting on actuarial and administrative issues of corporate defined benefit pension plans. His research interests include retirement issues, corporate and public pension plans, institutional issues in local governance and finance, and other issues from a public choice perspective.

Majeskey,-Ann-Marie

Dr. Ann Marie Majeskey

Student to faculty ratio for the online programs

1:19

MBA courses