Mktg, Ind Distr, & Econ

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Mike Wittmann, Department Chairperson

    Dr. Mike Wittmann is a Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics. he received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, MBA from The University of Alabama, and his Bachelor's degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Wittmann’s primary areas of expertise include marketing strategy, sales and sales management, strategic alliances, marketing relationships and healthcare marketing.

  • Faculty Position

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    Benjamin Meadows, Assistant Professor (P)

    Benjamin Meadows is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. His primary research interests are environmental economics and the economics of education. Within environmental economics, his research looks at the application of dynamic modeling to biological systems (such as creating markets for invasive species) in addition to energy issues. Within the economics of education, his research has focused on the intersection of immigration policy and classroom outcom...

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    Diane Crawley, Instructor (P)

    Diane is an Instructor in the Collat School of Business at UAB, and has practiced law in the Birmingham area for over 20 years, focusing on acquisition, licensing and protection of intellectual property rights including patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. As a registered patent attorney, she has prosecuted patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as international applications, and advised clients on invention patentability and...

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    Douglas Ayers, Associate Professor (P)

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    Elizabeth Turnbull, Instructor (P)

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    Griffin Edwards, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Griffin Edwards is an associate professor of economics in the Collat School of Business. Prior to UAB, he taught at Southern Utah University and Spelman College while studying law and economics at Emory University in Atlanta. His research focus includes studies on policing, mental health laws, discrimination and firearms and has published in law reviews such as Cornell Law Review, Texas Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review and Stanford Law Review, as well as economics outlets such as...

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    John Hansen, Professor (P)

    Dr. John D. Hansen serves as a Professor of Marketing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He previously served on the faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi and at Northern Illinois University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama.

    Dr. Hansen examines research issues related to salesperson and frontline employee performance in the business and consumer contexts. His research has been accepted for publication in Journal of Personal Selling and ...

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    Joshua Robinson, Associate Professor (P)

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    Karen Kennedy, Professor (P)

    Currently, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing in the Collat School of Business (CSOB) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Kennedy had over 10 years of marketing management experience prior to earning her PhD. from the University of South Florida, an M.B.A. from Georgia State University, and an M.S. from Florida State University (US). As Sr Associate Dean, Dr. Kennedy leads work in academic programs both at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as Professional E...

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    Kenneth Miller, Instructor - Clinical (P)

    Dr. Kenneth Miller is a clinical instructor in the department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution, Economics and also serves as Director of MBA Programs for the Collat School of Business. He earned his doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. He has thirty years of business experience as owner and president of a top tier regional food brokerage company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Miller currently teaches Strategic Management, ...

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    Manabendra Dasgupta, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Manabendra Dasgupta is an Associate Professor of Economics in department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics. He has a PhD. in Economics from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. His research interest includes Microeconomic Theory (both theory and application). At present, Dr. Dasgupta mainly teaches Microeconomics (Principle and Intermediate) and Macroeconomics (Principle). However, he has taught International Trade, Industrial Distribution, Public Finance, MBA Mi...

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    Mariana Neil, Instructor (P)

    25 years with a Fortune 50 manufacturer and distributor in the healthcare industry. Variety of management and leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and Operations. In addition to Instructing in the Charles & Patsy Collat Industrial Distribution Program, serve as the ID Program's Internship Coordinator and assist with Collat School of Business Professional Education.

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    Michael Pimentel, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Michele Bunn, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Mike Wittmann, Professor (P)

    Dr. Mike Wittmann is a Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics. he received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, MBA from The University of Alabama, and his Bachelor's degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Wittmann’s primary areas of expertise include marketing strategy, sales and sales management, strategic alliances, marketing relationships and healthcare marketing.

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    Nicole Beachum, Assistant Professor (P)

    Nicole Beachum is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of South Alabama. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Services Marketing and Go-To-Market Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs. Nicole has been in digital marketing for 13 years, starting out as a freelance writer and ultimately created and ran a digital marketing agency before going into academia. She has a sweet 5-year-old daughter who is ad...

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    Parker Woodroof, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Parker J. Woodroof is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from The University of Memphis. His research interests are digital marketing, cause- related marketing, and the marketing-finance interface . His research has appeared in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Product & Brand Management, and other quality journals. Dr. Woodroof recently joined UAB in 2021 ...

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    Sarah Culver, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Sarah Culver is an associate professor of economics in the UAB Collat School of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in 1993 at the University of Houston under dissertation advisor Dr. David H. Pappell.

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    Shibin Sheng, Professor (P)

    Shibin Sheng is Professor of Marketing at University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research interests include marketing strategy in emerging markets and institutional theory. He has published numerous papers in leading marketing and management journals such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Industrial Marketing Manageme...

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    Stephen Yoder, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Thomas DeCarlo, Professor (P)

    Thomas E. DeCarlo is the Ben S. Weil Endowed Chair of Industrial Distribution and Professor of Marketing and Industrial Distribution at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to teaching and conducting academic research, Dr. DeCarlo has also conducted many seminars and research projects dealing with sales and sales force management, new product development, market analysis and segmentation and brand management for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He earned his Ph.D. from the Univ...

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    Thomas Powers, Professor (P)

    Thomas L. Powers is Professor of Marketing in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and prior to his academic career he was a marketing manager with Ford Motor Company. He has published over 200 academic journal articles and conference proceedings and serves on a number of journal editorial boards. He has received several awards for teaching and research, and has been both an American Marketing Associati...

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    Yufei Zhang, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Yufei Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from Michigan State University. Her research interests are digital marketing, e-commerce, and brand management. Her research has been accepted/published in Marketing Science, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, and International Journal of Research in Marketing, among others.

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    David Becker, Associate Professor (S)

  • Non-faculty Academic Position

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    Cheryl Morrow, Credentialed Course Instructor 2013 -

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    David Pickard, Credentialed Course Instructor 2018 -

    David Pickard is a credentialed course instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He received a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA/Marketing), Master of Business Administration (MBA/General) from the University of South Florida MUMA college of business and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He teaches Management, Marketing, and Sales courses in the Marketing, Industrial Distribution, and Economics department of the Collat Sch...

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    David Wilson, Credentialed Course Instructor 2015 -

    - Adjunct Instructor
    - Sales & Marketing Professional
    - UAB Family! - 3/4 kids UAB Grads (and son-in law)
    - Past President of American Marketing Association Birmingham Chapter
    - Served on National AMA Prof. Council
    - Past President of Food Bank of Central AL
    - CEO of Bham Social Media
    - Speaker, Author, Startup Mentor

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    Gavin Hayden, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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    George Hayes, Credentialed Course Instructor 2018 -

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    Johnny Gilliland, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

    Johnny R. Gilliland, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -
    Johnny Gilliland is currently a credentialed instructor in the Department of Industrial Distribution, at the Collat School of Business. He received his MBA from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Alabama.
    For over four decades, Johnny has served in executive roles, primarily as a Director of Supply Chain in Healthcare or Vice President of Operations in Transportat...

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    Lisabeth Crute, Credentialed Course Instructor 2014 -

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    Lori Sullivan, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

    Lori Sullivan, M.S. is a Credentialed Course Instructor at UAB and Vice President of Marketing at Fleetio, a fast-growing technology company based in Birmingham. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Mississippi State University and Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. She also serves on the Collat School of Business Marketing and Sales Advisory Board.

    Bringing real life application into the classroom, Lori's expertise focus...

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    Mark Sims, Credentialed Course Instructor 2021 -

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    Samir Moussalli, Credentialed Course Instructor 2020 -

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    Vincent Graffeo, Credentialed Course Instructor 2016 -

    V. J. Graffeo serves adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he teaches Legal Environment of Business and Business Foundations courses in the UAB Collat School of Business. V. J. is a seasoned trial lawyer and trusted business advisor for his clients. He founded Graffeo Law in 2016 after practicing over a decade as counsel with the national AmLaw 200 firm Burr & Forman, LLP and as a member of the regional law firm Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC. V. J.’...

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