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MBA Faculty Profiles

The supportive, experienced online faculty at USC Aiken is committed to helping you advance your professional skills and career goals

Dr. Frank Tian Xie, Professor

"Teaching is the way in which humanity learns and grows."

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Dr. Julie Steen, Assistant Professor of Marketing

"Do your best work. The students who get the most out of this program are self-driven and strive to learn more than just the minimum."

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Dr. Linda Rodriguez, Associate Professor

"I teach because I wanted to stay in school forever. I like students and teaching!"

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Dr. Ravi Narayanaswamy, Professor

"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."

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Dr. Kathy S. Mack, Associate Professor

"The MBA can open new career avenues."

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Dr. Marouen Ben Jebara, Associate 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."

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Nursing Faculty Profiles

Lisa H. Simmons, Senior Instructor

"I value education and love teaching."

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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."

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Dr. Thayer McGahee, Interim Provost

"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."

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Dr. Katie A. Chargualaf, Interim Dean & Associate Professor

"I wanted to share my love of nursing with those who share the same passion."

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Ashley Greene Brittain, Instructor

"You can do it! So many working nurses cannot imagine how this program could fit into their life as a full time nurse, parent, spouse, etc. However, with the appropriate time-management skills, it can be done. Plan each week and do not procrastinate."

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Dr. Hannah Mottel, Assistant Professor

“I love being a nurse and had some wonderful professors throughout my nursing school career. I only hope that I can have a positive impact on the lives of my students just as my professors did.”

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Briana Aaron, Instructor

"Communication with faculty members is important because the instructors in this program are passionate about ensuring the success of each student.”

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Dr. Emily A. Nobles, Assistant Professor of Nursing

"I love the opportunity to watch students grow and develop professionally. I also love sharing the joy of learning with others.”

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Mary M. Kennedy, Instructor

"I embarked on a teaching journey to share my wealth of nursing experience and knowledge while hoping to inspire and empower a new generation of healthcare providers.”

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