Coles Faculty Speakers

The faculty in the Coles College of Business possess outstanding academic credentials and extensive industry experience in diverse areas of expertise.   Listed below are a few highlighted faculty who regularly speak at business functions. You can contact them directly via the contact information listed in their profile.  For information on other faculty who could possibly speak at your event, please contact Jenny Coleman at jcoleman42@kennesaw.edu  (470-578-3130).

  • ~ StrategyTim

    Prof. Tim Blumentritt  teaches, practices, and studies leadership and strategic management. His teaching centers on strategic management. Over 1,000 MBA students have taken his Strategic Management Capstone course. He has also taught Consulting Services, Leadership, and International Management. He practices these topics through international outreach programs and non-profit board activities, and in his role as the director of KSU's President's Emerging Global Scholars Program. His research focuses on strategic decision making within family businesses.

    Tim has degrees from the University of South Carolina, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. (CFA Institute). He lives in Roswell with his wife and three children.

  • Pamila Dembla ~Information Systems, Cultural Competence

  • ~Health Care, Regulations and Investment Behavior of Older Govind Hariharan Americans, Asian Economics,  

    Dr. Govind Hariharan is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis at Kennesaw State University. He is also the faculty advisor to the KSU Student Managed Investment Fund LLC. He was formerly the Executive Director of the India China America (ICA) Institute and Chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Quant. Analysis. He was previously a faculty at SUNY Buffalo and at West Virginia University.

    Dr. Govind Hariharan’s research is extensively cited. His papers are key citations in health care, regulation and investments especially of Older Americans. His research on risk tolerance and investment behavior of soon to be retirees was the recipient of the Ross award for best paper. His research on the health- wealth relationship of soon to be retirees is extensively cited. His work has been listed among the Classics in Risk. Management. He has taught a wide range of courses at universities across the globe including in India (where he is a visiting faculty at Great Lakes Institute among others), China (Motorola University, Renmin University) and Singapore and has received numerous awards for his research, teaching and leadership.

    Dr. Govind Hariharan has consulted for many organizations, public and private, such as the World Bank, Council for Quality Growth, and M&T Bank.  He has been a member of various state and local task forces on health care especially in the areas of health systems, information and transparency. He is a sought after speaker on topics ranging from health care, financial inclusion, emerging economies, skills and education, leadership and innovation at various global summits including Global Business Leaders Forum, the annual India and China Summits at Emory, and Wharton China Business Forum.

    Dr. Govind Hariharan currently serves on the advisory boards of the Georgia Department of Revenue and Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals and a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) on Forecasting Atlanta 2040. He was a member of advisory boards of the Wellstar Institute for Better Health, the American Diabetes Association- Atlanta, and a mentor for TIE-Atlanta.  He is actively involved in many academic and business organizations in India as well. He has been interviewed or quoted in many media outlets including the Financial Times, Investor’s Daily, Money Talks, National Public Radio, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Buffalo News, and the Weather Channel.

  • ~ Professionalization of Sales; Sales Performance; Sales Training and Sales Pedagogy

    Dr. Terry W. Loe is the Director of External Communications for the Center for Professional Selling and a tenured Full Professor at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Loe has more than 11 years of industry experience, primarily in sales in the financial services space. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Memphis in Marketing in 1996.

    Dr. Loe spent 11 years in industry in sales, marketing and management, primarily in financial services, and has over 20 years of experience in sales research, training and consulting.  His recent sales training and consulting clients include NCR, Arch Chemical, AIG, Dutch Oil, and WellStar Health Care Systems, among others. Dr. Loe is on the Board of Directors for PlayPro Media, an Entertainment and Promotions Marketing company.  Terry reviews for numerous journals and conferences and is also on the Editorial Review Boards for several international academic journals.

    Dr. Loe has published more than 45 research articles in numerous national and international academic conferences and academic journals and also authored The Instructor’s Role-Play Guide used by sales faculty and instructors around the country.  His research has won several awards including the “Journal of Business Ethics Citation Classics” award for publishing one of the top 12 cited articles in the JOBE over 30 years and over 100 volumes, the Coles College of Business’ Business Engagement Award, and the Marvin Jolson Award for Best Contribution to Selling and Sales Management Practice for the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, as well as other awards.

    Dr. Loe is quoted in numerous regional, national, and international newspapers and trade journals and spoken on sales and the professionalization of sales, sales ethics and sales management topics to organizations and conferences around the United States and globally.  Terry is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Collegiate Sales Competition, the longest running and largest university sales role-play competition in the world that includes the top university sales programs in the country, and has included universities from Mexico, Canada, Belgium and other European countries. Founded in 1999, the NCSC has contributed more than $6 million to university sales programs and sales education. Terry has also been recognized by the American Marketing Association for his contribution to the sales discipline and sales education for his development of the National Collegiate Sales Competition. He has consulted numerous universities in the U.S. and abroad in developing sales education programs, curriculum and sales role-play competitions and is past President of the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA), a consortium of the top University Sales Centers globally that assists in mentoring developing sales centers and sales faculty in the U.S. and abroad.

  •  ~ Family BusinessesGaia Marchisio
  • Gary SeldenDr. Selden is Professor of Marketing and Professional Sales at the Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, and Director of The Tenacity Center for Account Maintenance and Client Retention. He is also associated with the Center for Professional Selling at the Coles College. His teaching and research interests lie with the Human Side of Enterprises. This includes Marketing, Sales, Account Management, Client Retention, Creativity, Organizational Learning, and Team Development.

    He comes to that position with over 25 years of marketing, sales and training experience. He has worked for and consulted with fortune 200 companies including Syntex Pharmaceuticals, Shaw Industries, WorldSpan, Appollo MD, Post Properties, Dupont, Allied Chemical, Kroger, and many others. He has also worked with hundreds of small and emerging enterprises while working as Associate State Director of The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

    Gary has a doctorate from the University of Georgia. Dr. Selden also has a BA in Mathematics from Ithaca College and a Masters in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.

    Areas of Expertise: Business Development, Sales, Customer Retention, Account Management, Innovation, Creativity, Organizational Learning and Team Development.

  • Dan Stotz~Leadership Development, Innovation and Value Creation, Gamified Digital Badge Program Design

    Mr. Stotz is the Executive Director of Executive Education Programs and Lecturer in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department for the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. He holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Colorado State University and a B.B.A. degree in Marketing and Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. He earned the Certified Professional Innovator (CPI) designation in 2015.

    He has over 30 years of experience designing and delivering executive development programs in the areas of leadership, innovation and change management. During the past few years, Mr. Stotz has developed the reputation as a thought leader in the areas of leadership development, gamified micro-learning and digital badge programming. He has designed customized professional development programs for numerous organizations including GE Energy, NASA, the FBI Crime Labs, the Atlanta Falcons, Cox Communications, Piedmont Healthcare, Rollins Corporation, Regions Bank, and the WellStar Health System, to name just a few.

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  •  Sheb True~ Positioning Strategy, Leadership, Cultural Competence
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