MBA Faculty Profiles
The supportive, experienced online faculty at USC Aiken is committed to helping you advance your professional skills and career goals.
Dr. Mick Fekula, Dean of School of Business Administration
"My first MBA course was Organization Theory. The professor did a great job with the course. Discussing the behavior of organizations was very interesting to me. I discovered that I wanted to do what that professor was doing."
Dr. Richard Heiens, Professor of Marketing
"The increasing rate of change in the marketplace forces us to continue to learn and evolve right along with it. Driven by global influences and demographic shifts, these changes have impacted both consumers and competitors."
Dr. Kathy S. Mack, Assistant Professor
"The MBA can open new career avenues."
Dr. Sanela Porca, Professor
"[I started teaching] for the love of education."
Dr. Ravi Narayanaswamy, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
"This degree program equips students with real-time skills to succeed in a broad spectrum of occupations, including management information systems, operations management, marketing, accounting and finance."
Dr. Linda Rodriguez, Associate Professor
"I teach because I wanted to stay in school forever. I like students and teaching!"
Dr. Frank Tian Xie, Professor
"Teaching is the way in which humanity learns and grows."
Dr. Marouen Ben Jebara, Assistant Professor of Management
"I encourage you as an MBA candidate to always have a long-term perspective on your career and how you can apply the different topics in your future—how the different subjects integrate and connect together—with your personal career interest being the centerpiece."
Dr. Patsy Granger Lewellyn, Assistant Professor
"Stay ahead of the schedule and be prepared to devote sufficient time to study and practice."
Dr. Scott Droege, Assistant Professor
"Stay focused but flexible."
Nursing Faculty Profiles
Katy Mooney, Instructor
"Remember that self-care is a crucial component to successfully reaching your goals. Always strive to be the kind of nurse that you would want if you were a patient yourself."
Martha Kay Lawrence, Instructor
"As RNs returning for a BSN, our students are already successful nurses. I hope that attaining a BSN will broaden their horizons and opportunities as they move forward in their professional careers."
Carolyn Sue-Ling, Instructor
"I discovered my passion for teaching in 1988 and began teaching nursing as a clinical instructor. Later, I pursued a full-time position as a nursing faculty member in a BSN program. Most of my nursing career has involved various aspects of teaching."
Lisa H. Simmons, Senior Instructor
"I value education and love teaching."
Dr. Thayer McGahee, Dean of the School of Nursing
"This program is designed to help you increase your critical thinking skills, to build on your basic nursing knowledge, and to make more meaningful application of that knowledge."
Dr. Mary Gaffney, Assistant Professor
"Getting your BSN will expand your career opportunities!"
Dr. Joyce Pompey, Associate Professor
"Learning should be lifelong. You should always strive to be the best, and increasing one's knowledge in the field of nursing is one way to expand on the knowledge that is already possessed."