PhD in Business Administration Leadership, Scholars, and Staff

Program Leadership

PhD in Business Administration Leadership

The PhD in Business Administration Program Leadership comprises faculty members from the Coles College of Business who are dedicated to ensuring the successful development of our PhD students. The leadership structure includes the Executive Program Director and Discipline Leads.

  • Saurabh Gupta

    Saurabh Gupta Executive Director

    Saurabh GuptaPosition:
    Executive Director

    Phone: (470) 578-4966
    Location: KC 418

  • Divesh Sharma

    Divesh Sharma Accounting Discipline Lead

    Divesh SharmaPosition:
    Accounting Discipline Lead

    Phone: (470) 578-3593
    Location: KC 421

  • Reza Vaezi

    Reza Vaezi Information Systems Discipline Lead

    Reza VaeziPosition:
    Information Systems Discipline Lead

    Phone: (470) 578-7775
    Location: BB 487

  • Susan Young

    Susan Young Management Discipline Lead

    Susan YoungPosition:
    Management Discipline Lead

    Phone: (470) 578-4536
    Location: KC 409

  • Scott Widmier

    Scott Widmier Marketing Discipline Lead

    Scott WidmierPosition:
    Marketing Discipline Lead

    Phone: (470) 578-3391
    Location: KC 413


Coles PhD Scholars

The PhD in Business Administration Program uses a number of scholars that are faculty members of the Coles College of Business. Coles PhD Scholars are highly respected scholars with a record of publishing in rigorous academic journals. Coles PhD Scholars engage in the Program through teaching and dissertation committee membership.

Global Scholars

The PhD in Business Administration Program uses a select number of scholars who are faculty members outside of the Coles College of Business. Global Scholars are highly respected scholars, oftentimes leaders within their field, with a record of publishing in top academic journals. Global Scholars enhance the Program through teaching specific topic areas. Global Scholars can also be used, on occasion, as dissertation committee members.

Program Staff

The PhD in Business Administration Program Staff focuses on aspects of the day-to-day operations and serve as a resource for student and faculty questions.

  • Molly First

    Molly First Program Coordinator

    Molly FirstPosition:
    Program Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-5094
    Location: KC 407

  • Linda Rowlette

    Linda Rowlette Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor

    Linda RowlettePosition:
    Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor

    Phone: (470) 578-4798
    Location: KC 410