Faculty

  • Dr. Thaddeus McEwen, professor, coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Program and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and his B.S. from The University of Technology, Jamaica. He has published in such peer-reviewed publications as the Journal of Small Business Management, the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurial Executive, the Business and Professional Ethics Journal, the Journal of Education for Business, and the International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Science, among others.

    Teaching Interests: 
    Entrepreneurship, Management Concepts and Business Environment. 
    Research Interests: Ecopreneurship, STEM Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Teaching and Learning
  • Dr. Verona Edmond, assistant professor of management (entrepreneurship), received her Ph.D. in entrepreneurship from Syracuse University, her M.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her B.S. in social services from North Carolina A&T State University. She is a member of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the Academy of Management-Entrepreneurship Division, and the North Carolina Association of CPAs.

    Teaching Interests: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, Entrepreneurial Marketing.
    Research Interests: Trust, New Venture Teams, New Venture Creation.

  • Dr. Christina Tupper, assistant professor of management (entrepreneurship) has a B.S. in Management and Entrepreneurship, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Strategic Management and International Business.  She has experience working in numerous small businesses and with entrepreneur-led companies.