The UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business Presents the Distinguished Scholars of the Doctorate in Business Administration Program

Date Published: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program is proud to present the scholars of its inaugural cohort. Exclusively comprised of 16 doctoral candidates, each with a master’s degree and more than five years of business experience, UNC Charlotte’s DBA has fostered a concentrated network of powerful thought leaders.

“This inaugural class is nothing short of exceptional,” said Steve Ott, Dean of the Belk College of Business. “Each scholar is a motivated executive or professional and a trailblazer in his or her respective discipline, ranging from healthcare and banking to engineering, education and beyond. This truly is an elite group of leaders at the forefront of business.”

The first of its kind in the Carolinas, the DBA is a three-year program consisting of 18 three-credit courses taught over one weekend per month at UNC Charlotte Center City, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. The curriculum has three major components: Research Methodology, Seminars in Applied Research and Dissertation.

As the region’s only urban research university, UNC Charlotte and the Belk College of Business are a driving force and partner in the economic growth of the greater Charlotte region when it comes to research. The Belk College of Business helps address major business challenges by developing top-tier talent through our DBA and other nationally ranked academic programs.

DBA scholar Sharon Lewis noted, “The range of industries represented in the class, and the exchange of information between those industry leaders, is not just strengthening my dissertation. It is broadening my professional perspective.” The scholars participate in a cohort-based model that creates a network with fellow business leaders and award-winning Belk College faculty.

Congratulations on a strong first academic year to the distinguished scholars of the Doctorate in Business Administration Cohort:

Katrice Branner
PRESIDENT, BRANNER CONSULTING, LLC

Suzanne "Sue" M. Collins
LEAD PROGRAM MANAGER, TIAA

Sherry L. Fowler
LECTURER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Andrew P. Fraher
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, NA CT, XYLEM

John A. Gory
ROTC-MILITARY SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR, APEXTECH

Lawrence Haynes
PROJECT MANAGER, LEIDOS, INC.

Barbara Knight
OWNER, ENTREPRENEUR, RAGING HOME STAGING AND KNIGHT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Sharon Lewis
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER ARMA GLOBAL - GENERAL DYNAMICS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Kellie McCorvey
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER - CORPORATE OPERATIONAL RISK, BANK OF AMERICA

D. Blaine Nashold, Jr.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT; SR. SERVICE DELIVERY CONSULTANT – GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY & OPERATIONS, BANK OF AMERICA

Samantha A. Reeves
SENIOR DIRECTOR, CHIEF TRANSFORMATION OFFICE, AXA US

Lisa L. Rolan
SMALL BUSINESS CENTER DIRECTOR, SOUTH PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Adriana Ruiz
PLANT MANAGER, PILGRIMS - JBS

Al Turovlin
INTERIM EXECUTIVE & BUSINESS/SYSTEM CONSULTANT, AL TUROVLIN CONSULTING

Ben Wilhelm
PRESIDENT, SOUTHEAST REGION, SHIEL SEXTON COMPANY

Brad Williams
DIRECTOR, RISK ANALYSIS EXECUTIVE, BANK OF AMERICA

To learn more about the UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business Doctorate in Business Administration, please visit dba.uncc.edu.