Our students and alumni consistently tell us that UNC Kenan-Flagler’s professors are accessible and responsive. We thought you would like some background information about the professors who will teach your first several core courses. For a complete listing of professors visit www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/programs/emba/faculty.
Analytical Tools for Decision Making
Alan teaches quantitative methods and operations methods in the Evening, Weekend, and OneMBA programs. His research addresses problems in facility location, production, planning, resource allocation, cargo loading and waste recycling. He has consulted for R. J. Reynolds and Progress Energy and earned his PhD from the University of Rochester.
Developing Managerial and Leadership Skills
Mabel’s areas of expertise are global career management and multicultural management and leadership skills. She says that MBA students often say they wish they had learned these skills earlier in their career. Born in Buenos Aires, she has lived in Venezuela, Barbados, France and Turkey, where she was a visiting professor at Koç University in Istanbul. Check out Mabel’s faculty profile on video.
Larry teaches strategic microeconomics in the Evening and Weekend programs. His research focuses on how weak institutions in developing countries pose challenges for new business formation. He is also studying how organizational design affects the delivery of development aid to rural communities and small-scale entrepreneurs in Indonesia. Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2005 summarized his research on the effect of social networks on firm bribe payments in transition economies.
As a member of the Lumbee Tribe and a North Carolina native, Dr. Chavis has a strong academic and personal interest in issues facing North Carolina. Future projects include work on minority entrepreneurship, North Carolina’s changing demographics and rural economic development.
Dr. Chavis received his PhD in economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MS in applied economics and management and an MA in Asian studies from Cornell University, and a BA in anthropology from Duke University.
Heidi Schultz is area chair of the management and corporate communication area at UNC Kenan-Flagler. She teaches oral and written business communication. She currently teaches in the Evening and Weekend MBA programs. Her current interests and research focus on the relationship between rhetorical patterns and writing quickly; storytelling in the corporate setting; and the impact of music intervention in high-stakes presentations.
Dr. Schultz started the Business Communication Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler in 1997. It has grown to serve the communication needs of all business students. She is the former director of the Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.
She received her PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill, MA from UNC-Charlotte and BA from Lenoir-Rhyne College.