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Nick Arena, MBA Lecturer

Nick Arena,
MBA Lecturer

Nick Arena is an MBA Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He teaches the marketing and management foundations course in the online MBA programs. Mr. Arena earned his MBA from UNCP in 2003. He has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and management experience.

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Dr. Jane Elizabeth Baird, Professor

Dr. Jane Elizabeth Baird,
Professor

Dr. Jane Elizabeth Baird is a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She teaches the Foundations of Financial and Managerial Accounting course in the online Master of Business Administration programs. Dr. Baird is also a CPA and a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).

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Dr. Yu-Ho Chi, Assistant Professor

Dr. Yu-Ho Chi,
Assistant Professor

Dr. Yu-Ho Chi is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She teaches the managerial accounting course in the online MBA programs. She began teaching to share her love of accounting with others.

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Dr. James R. Frederick, Associate Dean & Professor

Dr. James R. Frederick,
Associate Dean & Professor

Dr. James R. Frederick is an Associate Professor in Economics and Decision Sciences and the Associate Dean of the School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He teaches statistics and analytics courses in the online MBA programs.

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Dr. Rebecca Gonzalez-Ehnes, Associate Professor

Dr. Rebecca Gonzalez-Ehnes,
Associate Professor

Dr. Rebecca Gonzalez-Ehnes is an Associate Professor and Assurance of Learning Director at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She teaches the Behavioral Finance, Personal Financial Planning, and Managerial Finance courses in the online MBA programs.

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David Jacobson, Adjunct Professor

David Jacobson,
Adjunct Professor

David Jacobson is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He teaches the Legal Issues for Managers course in the online Master of Business Administration program. He also works as an attorney and a managing director of Advisors East.

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Dr. John (Jack) E. Spillan, Professor of Management

Dr. John (Jack) E. Spillan,
Professor

Dr. Jack Spillan is a Professor and the Director of International Affairs for the School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He teaches International Business, Supply Chain Management, International Management, and Business Strategy in the online MBA programs. He earned a Ph.D. from the Warsaw School of Economics.

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Dr. Edwin Clifford Mensah, Professor & Director of AACSB Accreditation

Dr. Edwin Clifford Mensah,
Professor & Director of AACSB Accreditation

Dr. Edwin Mensah is a Professor and the Director of AACSB Accreditation at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He teaches the economics foundations course in the online MBA program. Dr. Mensah earned a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University and has published a book and several peer-reviewed journal articles.

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Dr. John A. Parnell, Belk Chair of Management

Dr. John A. Parnell,
Belk Chair of Management

Dr. John A. Parnell is the Belk Chair of Management at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He teaches the strategic planning capstone course in the online MBA programs. Dr. Parnell is known for his work in competitive strategy, crisis management, business ethics and nonmarket strategy.

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Dr. Susan Peters, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Susan Peters,
Distinguished Professor

Dr. Susan Peters is a Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She teaches the Entrepreneurship course in the online MBA program. Dr. Peters earned her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University, her MBA from Kent State University and her BSIE from Millikin University.

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Dr. Zhixin 'Richard' Kang, Associate Professor

Dr. Zhixin "Richard" Kang,
Associate Professor

Dr. Zhixin "Richard" Kang is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He teaches the Quantitative Methods and Data Analytics for Business courses in the online MBA programs. His research has been published in a variety of academic journals.

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