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 three core courses. For a complete listing of professors visit www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/programs/emba/faculty.
Management and Corporate Communication
Heidi Schultz is area chair of the management and corporate communication area at UNC Kenan-Flagler. She teaches oral and written business communication. 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. She is the author of two books, Business Scenarios: A Context-Based Approach to Business Communication (McGraw-Hill, 2005) and The Elements of Electronic Communication (Allyn & Bacon, 2000). She is working on another book, Business Communication: Patterns for Effectiveness and Efficiency (McGraw-Hill, forthcoming in 2013). Her corporate and executive clients have included the American Financial Services Association, Cisco, Constella, Duke Energy, GlaxoSmithKline, the Environmental Protection Agency, Lowe's, Misys Health Care, Performance Food Group, Reynolds American, Syngenta, Talecris, the U.S. Postal Service, W.C. Bradley, Xerox, public health managers and sports managers. She received her PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill, MA from UNC-Charlotte and BA from Lenoir-Rhyne College. -
Analytical Tools for Decision Making
Adam teaches quantitative methods and operations methods in the day MBA and Weekend programs. Adam’s research interests are in data-driven dynamic optimization. Dr. Mersereau is particularly interested in settings where decisions are best made by integrating estimation and optimization, as opposed to the usual paradigm of estimating parameters first, then optimizing decisions based on the estimates. He addresses problems in retail operations management, revenue management, marketing optimization, and supply chain management. One of his recent research projects is to optimize the distribution of new articles at global fashion retailer Zara. Adam earned his PhD in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his BSE in electrical engineering, summa cum laude, from Princeton University.
Developing managerial and Leadership Skills
Mabel’s areas of expertise are global career management and multicultural management and leadership skills. She often says that MBA students 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.