Robin Cheramie Named Interim Dean of Coles College

 Dr. Robin Cheramie, Coles College of Business Interim Dean
Dr. Robin Cheramie, Coles College of Business Interim Dean

KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb 18, 2019) — The Michael J. Coles College of Business this week welcomed Dr. Robin Cheramie as its Interim Dean, following Dr. Kathy Schwaig’s departure to assume the role of Provost.

Cheramie is the Director of the Coles College’s Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality, a position she has held since 2014. She is also a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.

Cheramie says she is grateful that the University has given her this opportunity so serve as Interim Dean.

“I am excited to accept this new challenge,” she says. “I have enjoyed working with all my peers in Coles College as a department chair/director, and wanted to help during this transition. We have a great team here at Coles and I am happy to help during this next phase.”

Cheramie came to Kennesaw State University in 2004 as an assistant professor of management. Prior to that, she held teaching positions at Winthrop University and Louisiana State University, and worked for several years in the commercial real estate and human resources recruiting industries.

Since joining Coles College, Cheramie has made a name for herself as a dedicated educator and researcher. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate management classes, including courses in the College’s MBA, EMBA, and former DBA programs. Those efforts twice earned her the Georgia WebMBA Outstanding Faculty of the Cohort award – in 2008 and 2011 – as well as the Distinguished Graduate Teaching award in 2008 and the Coles College Distinguished Teaching award in 2009.

Meanwhile, Cheramie’s research on feedback-seeking behaviors, training and development, perceived accountability, and career management has been published in prominent academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Human Relations.

With Cheramie stepping away from direct oversight of the Leven School, Dr. Stacy Campbell, Executive Director of the Coles Scholars program, will serve as the School’s Interim Director. Campbell has been with the department since 2007.

As Cheramie assumes the role of Interim Dean, her plans are to focus on achieving many of the Coles College’s ongoing goals.

“Our primary goal this year is to complete our AACSB review and accreditation process,” she says. “It is imperative that we continue to highlight all of our successful programs at Coles. We are also working to help KSU with its goal of becoming the best R2 institution in the country.

“My hope is to continue building on the great work that has already been done here in the Coles College of Business.”

A native of Louisiana, Cheramie earned her undergraduate management degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, her MBA from the University of New Orleans, and her PhD in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.

-Patrick Harbin