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Senior Administrative Staff

Executive Team

Peter Brews, Dean, Darla Moore School of Business

Peter J. Brews, Ph.D., is the dean of the Darla Moore School of Business. Brews, a native of South Africa, brings more than 25 years of international business education experience to the position, having taught at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business before UNC. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, Brews taught global context to full-time and executive MBA students and global strategy to students in the OneMBA, a program he suggested to the school soon after joining in 2000. In 2006 he was named associate dean of OneMBA and served in this capacity for seven years. Prior to UNC he was assistant professor at Duke University for six years, teaching strategic management and global business strategy in Fuqua’s full-time and executive MBA programs.

Brews started his career in banking and finance before charting a course in academia. He started as lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was visiting professor at various U.S. universities before serving as an assistant professor at Babson College for a year prior to Duke. Brews earned his undergraduate degree in business and an LL.B and higher diploma in corporate law from the University of Witwatersrand. He went on to earn a master’s degree in industrial administration from Purdue University and two doctorates in business administration from the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Pittsburgh.

He has written extensively about strategic management for Internet-generation companies and over the past decade has developed a deep understanding of the struggle for productivity worldwide, focusing on how nations, firms and individuals are coping with the fast changing, complex, highly competitive global environment of the early 21st century. Companies often invite Brews to share his views on the structure and evolution of the global economy and how globalization and the Internet and information technology are altering business practice and corporate competitiveness. The companies span industries and include The Boeing Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Caterpillar, Inc., Progress Energy, Siemens AG, Lucent Technologies Asia/Pacific, The Mandarin Hotel Group of Hong Kong, Ford Motor Company, LG of South Korea and Barclays Bank PLC. He is an editorial board member for the Journal of Asia-Pacific Business and has earned numerous teaching awards for his graduate level instruction.
Brian Klaas, Senior Associate Dean, Academics and Research


Brian S. Klaas is senior associate dean for academics and research at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. He also serves as the Director of the Riegel & Emory Human Resource Center at USC. He received his Ph.D. from the Industrial Relations Research Institute at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Klaas teaches, conducts research, and consults in such areas as compensation, workplace dispute resolution, employee relations and HR outsourcing.

He has published in such journals as Personnel Psychology, Industrial Relations, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management. His research has been funded by grants from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, the Riegel & Emory HR Center and the Society of Human Resource Management.

Kendall Roth, Senior Associate Dean, International Programs and Partnerships

Kendall Roth is senior associate dean for international programs and partnerships, holds the J. Willis Cantey Chair of International Business and Economics. He received his Ph.D. in international business from the University of South Carolina in 1986 and has been on the faculty of the Moore School since that time. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and a recipient of the USC Educational Foundation Award for Research in Professional Schools.

Dr. Roth’s research has been published in the tier academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of International Business Studies. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal and Global Strategy Journal.

Nancy Buchan, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Nancy R. Buchan is an Associate Professor of International Business at the Moore School who combines the methodology of experimental economics with theory from psychology,
sociology and political science to understand the factors that influence the development of trust and cooperation in cross-cultural relationships. Of most interest are the impact of membership in groups and networks in trust building, and the effect of globalization on individual attitudes and behaviors towards others locally, nationally and globally.

Dr. Buchan’s work has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science as well as in the American Economic Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Psychological Science, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of International Business Studies, and others. She has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Business Studies and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

She received her doctorate in marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and a Masters in International Administration in 1996 from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, as an East Asian specialist in the Japanese language program. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison majoring in International Relations and Economics.

Tim Carroll, Associate Dean for Executive Development

Tim Carroll serves as Associate Dean, Executive Development and President of Corporate Solutions, LLC. In these roles, he works with Darla Moore School of Business corporate partners to improve their organizations through executive development, building their talent pipeline, and student experiential learning projects that address organizational needs.

Carroll works with partners to understand their business needs and help connect them to either custom or existing solutions to help grow their business.

Prior to his current role, Carroll served as director of the nationally ranked Professional MBA program. He is also a founding member of the Organizational Design Community, an international group of scholars, executives, and organizations dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of organization design. He serves on the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Finance Council, leading efforts to improve school operations and finances in K-12 education across the 35 Catholic schools in the state of South Carolina.

Carroll’s expertise focuses on competitive strategy formulation and strategy implementation. He has consulted and delivered Executive Development to companies in the aerospace, apparel, banking, computer, construction, energy, engineering services, media, mining, petroleum, pharmaceutical, railroad, restaurant, and telecommunication industries, as well as several government agencies. He is an award winning teacher, and has taught strategy, management, organization design, and organizational behavior at all levels – ranging from senior executives to doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students. His research has been published in a variety of academic journals and book chapters.

Prior to joining the faculty at USC, Carroll was on faculty at Georgia Tech.

 Debbie Brumbaugh Debbie Brumbaugh, Senior Director, Strategic Projects and New Initiatives

Debbie Brumbaugh currently serves as the senior director for strategic projects and new initiatives, and formerly as chief financial officer and director of administrative services for the Darla Moore School of Business. In addition to serving in financial and strategic development roles, Brumbaugh has taught accounting courses for the Moore School since 1993 as an adjunct instructor. She has over 30 years of state government and higher education experience as a director of accounting, budget officer, controller and financial officer. Throughout her professional career, she has presented at numerous seminars throughout the Southeast on various accounting topics.

Brumbaugh has taught fund accounting seminars to college and university business officers throughout the Southeast region for the National Association of Colleges and Universities Business Officers (NACUBO). She has taught professional staff development courses for the USC Human Resources Division on Financial Reporting, Management Reporting, Accounts Payable, and Accounting Concepts. She has served on the GASB 34 Advisory Committee for the South Carolina State Comptroller’s General Office and is a current member of the South Carolina Governmental Finance Officers Association. Brumbaugh received both her undergraduate (magna cum laude) and graduate degrees from the Moore School (1986, BS, Accounting; 1992, MACC).

Senior Administrative Staff

Brad Stratton, Director, Center for Business Communication

Brad Stratton is director of the Center for Business Communication and a Lecturer in Management at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business where he has taught since 1999. He has worked as a professional and technical writer and trainer for business, non-profit, and government entities since 1998, and has served as an editorial assistant on several college textbooks. He also teaches professional writing and public speaking courses for the Moore School’s Daniel Management Center. Brad has developed Executive Development programs for the Moore School, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and the Texas City Management Association. His other published work includes two multicultural history booklets funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and professional education materials for the University of North Texas, the American Lung Association and others. Brad holds master's and bachelor degrees from the University of Oklahoma.
La Trice Ratcliff-Small La Trice Ratcliff-Small, Director, Assessment

La Trice Ratcliff-Small is director of assessment at the Darla Moore School of Business, responsible for managing the school’s assessment processes in compliance with the Assurance of Learning standards for the school and the University and also for the dissemination and reporting accuracy of the school’s data for submission to various rankings entities including BusinessWeek, U.S.News & World Report and Financial Times. Previously, she worked in marketing research and as a client services manager. After receiving her MBA, she was a graduate research assistant in the Office of Planning, Assessment and Research at Clark-Atlanta University. Since joining the Moore School in 2005, Ratcliff-Small has served on the school’s Staff Advisory Council and was treasurer for the 2008-2009 academic year. In 2010, she received the school’s Susie Van Huss Staff Award. Ratcliff-Small has an MBA (2003) from St. Mary’s University and a BBA in Human Resources Management (1997) from Our Lady of the Lake University, both located in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina.

Georgia Doran, Director, Office of Career Management
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Georgia Holmes Doran is the director of the Office of Career Management at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, where she manages career education and employer outreach for over 500 graduate students and over 2000 undergraduate students of the Moore School. Her background includes more than 20 years of recruitment, teaching and marketing experience. Doran is certified in the Birkman Method, EQ-I (Emotional Intelligence), LIFEPLAN (Tom Paterson Life Plan Process) and is also a certified expert in Business Etiquette and International Protocol from the Protocol School of Washington. To date, she has worked with over 5000 professionals and students in this area. Doran earned a M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services/Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina and a B.S in Education from the University of Georgia. She continues to pursue additional educational experiences to more fully develop her passion for training students in the area of Professional Development.

Robert Appel, Director of Marketing

Robert Appel is director of marketing for the Darla Moore School of Business. In that role, he is responsible for the strategic marketing planning and communications for the school’s entire portfolio of programs and activities. Appel has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and communications, publishing, public relations, writing and editing, multimedia production and new media. In addition to serving as a marketing, public relations and communications consultant to a wide variety of clients, Appel has more than 20 years of experience in health care communications and marketing. He also has experience in advocacy communications in business, public policy and animal welfare. Appel has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Maryland.

Pam Young, Director, Human Resources

Michael Dollar, CTO - Information Technology

Michael Dollar is the Chief Technology Officer at the Moore School of Business. He is responsible for designing and implementing a school wide strategic plan for technology, emphasizing forward-facing strategies for opportunistic co-sourcing and outsourcing.  In his 8 years at the Moore School, Dollar has implemented technology designs to address virtualized and cloud services, location/time independent access to resources, curriculum delivery via TelePresence, and the overall technology design for the new Moore School of Business. Before coming to Moore , Dollar served in a senior level at the University as  Senior Systems Architect, College Liaison for strategic planning, and Subject Matter Expert for One Carolina.  Dollar holds his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina.