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Dr. Jack Howard

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Dr. Scott Boyar

John Hansen


Dr. John Hansen

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Dr. James Worrell



Dr. Joe Van Matre



Dr. Steve Grice



Dr. Allen Johnston



Dr. Doug Ayers



Dr. Murat Tanju



Dr. Nell Adkins



Dr. Eric Jack



Dr. Bill Burg



Dr. Sarah Culver



Dr. Jack Duncan



Dr. Rick Turpen



Dr. Lance Nail



Dr. Woodrow Richardson



Dr. Frank Messina



Dr. Thomas Powers



Dr. Sanjay Singh



Dr. Michael Bowers



Dr. Thomas Edmonds



Dr. Deborah Tanju



Dr. Lowell Broom



Dr. Lynne Richardson



Dr. Ollie Powers

Charles Collat

Charles Collat
'09 (Honorary)
Chairman Emeritus,
Mayer Electric Supply Company Inc.
Birmingham, AL

Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Armstrong ‘01
President and CEO
O’Neal Steel, Inc.
Birmingham, AL

Sheila Benson

Shelia Benson
President and CEO
Employment Screening Services

Greg Canfield

Greg Canfield '83
Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce
Chairman, Alabama Economic Development Alliance

Hafiz Chandiwala

Hafiz Chandiwala '94
VP and CFO
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.
Birmingham, AL

Tommie Cummings

Tommie Cummings, CPA ‘75
Kassouf & Co
Birmingham, AL

Frank Davis

Frank Davis, MBA '89
President and CEO
The Horizon Group of Companies
Atlanta, GA

Alan Dean

Alan Dean '86
Co-founder and Sr. Managing Partner
Targeted Technology Funds
Birmingham, AL

Bob Dickerson

Bob Dickerson
Executive Director
Birmingham Business Resource Center
Birmingham, AL

Duncan Jack

Jack Duncan, Ph.D.
Professor and University Scholar Emeritus
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Nancy Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA

Nancy Dunlap
Professor of Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Nursing
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Kathryn “Kathy” Freeland

Kathryn “Kathy” Freeland '85
President and CEO
A-TEK, Inc.
Baltimore, MD


Larry Greer, DMD
Senior Managing Partner
Greer Capital
Birmingham, AL

David Kassouf

David Kassouf
L. Paul Kassouf & Co.
Birmingham, AL

King Greg

Greg King
Alabama Regional President
Birmingham, AL

Devon Laney

Devon Laney
President and CEO
Innovation Depot
Birmingham, AL

Avery Munnings

Avery Munnings
Partner, Audit & Enterprise Risk Services
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Atlanta, GA

David Northington

David Northington
Managing Director
Accenture Cloud First
Atlanta, GA

Charles F. Nowlin, Sr.

Charles "Charlie" Nowlin, Sr.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
McWane, Inc.
Birmingham, AL

John Owen

John Owen
Senior Executive Vice President
Regions Banking Group
Birmingham, AL

Brad Rollow

Brad Rollow
President and CEO
VIVA Health, Inc.
Birmingham, AL

Dan Sansone

Dan Sansone
Executive VP and CFO
Vulcan Materials Company
Birmingham, AL

Art Tipton

Art Tipton, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Southern Research Institute
Birmingham, AL




Eric Jack

Eric Jack, Ph.D.
(205) 934-8800
Fax: (205) 934-8886
Office: BEC 216
CV (Resume)

Victoria Long

Victoria Long
Executive Assistant
(205) 934-8800
Fax: (205) 934-8886
Office: BEC 216

Karen Kennedy

Karen N. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean
(205) 934-8849
Fax: (205) 934-8886
Office: BEC 218-B
CV (Resume)

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Molly Wasko, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Faculty Success
(205) 934-8806
Office: BEC 218-D
CV (Resume)


Julie Senter
Director of Communications
(205) 934-1639
Cell: (205) 532-5201
Office: BEC 217-F


Lori Y. Wood
Web Communications Manager
(205) 934-0019
Fax: (205) 934-8886
Office: BEC 217-A

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Melvin Eatmon
Business Officer II
(205) 934-5351
Fax: (205) 975-6575
Office: BEC 218-A


Kris Boyle
Project Manager & Building Administrator
(205) 975-3640
Fax: (205) 934-8886
Office: BEC 218-C

Phillip Cotton

Phillip Cotton
Information Systems
Specialist III
(205) 975-8918
Office: BEC 202-A

David Childers

David Childers
Information Systems
Specialist II
(205) 934-8872
Office: BEC 202-A

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Elizabeth Fisher
Director of Instructional Design
(205) 996-1391
Fax: (205) 934-8886
Office: BEC 208-A

Jonathan McNair

Jonathan McNair
Media Producer and Technologist
(205) 975-4246
Fax: (205) 934-8886
Office: BEC 302

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Deonte Wroten
Program Director
(205) 934-2453
Office: BEC 202-C

Jennifer Wycoff 16 125

Jennifer Wycoff
Program Manager
(205) 934-1651
Office: BEC 202-B

Joe Talty 16 125

Joe Talty
Online Programs Manager
Graduate Programs
(205) 934-8829
Office: BEC 210-A

Wendy England 16 125

Wendy England
Online Programs Director
Undergraduate Programs
(205) 934-5734
Office: BEC 208-A

Kelly Plyler 125

Kelly Plyler
Online Programs Advisor
Undergraduate Programs
(205) 934-8817
Office: BEC 208-D

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB as one of nation's "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" in its 2018 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges.

  • The Princeton Review reports UAB Collat School of Business as one of the nation's best in its 2018 edition of "Best Business Schools".

  • The UAB MBA program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018 Best Graduate Schools ranking in the top 15% of part-time MBA programs.  The highest ranked part-time program and the largest fully accredited MBA program in Alabama.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB Collat School of Business online undergraduate and graduate programs among the nation's best in the 2017 edition of "Best Online Programs".

  • UAB strengthens local innovation as an Innovative Corps Site for the National Science Foundation.

  • First business school in Alabama to require internship or similar experience as a part of the curricula.

  • Featured on CNBC Squawk Box and in Bloomberg Businessweek, the three-time international award-winning UAB Green and Gold Fund is a student investment fund that generates significant scholarship funding and has over $550K in assets.

  • In a joint initiative with Innovation Depot in 2014, established the UAB iLab to help students incubate creative ideas and build new businesses while in school.

  • The UAB Center for Sales Leadership is the second of its kind in the southeast to offer training beyond the classroom to business professionals from a range of companies throughout the region.

  • The UAB Professional Sales Certificate is named one of the top sales programs in the nation by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).

  • The UAB Charles & Patsy Collat Industrial Distribution (ID) Program is a highly unique degree program, one of only a handful in the U.S., that offers a variety of outstanding career opportunities with a long-standing recognition of student success in the industrial and medical industries.

  • UAB's accounting program has earned endorsement by the Institute of Management Accountants, one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.

  • Accreditation by AACSB was achieved in 1973 in record time of just two years – never accomplished before or since by any business school in the world.

  • The UAB accounting program was among the first 18 accounting programs to receive accreditation by AACSB the very first year the association began evaluating accounting programs in 1982.


Welcome to the Collat School of Business!

Dean JackLocated in the heart of Alabama's business center, UAB's Collat School of Business offers an engaging learning environment with classrooms extending well beyond the walls of the UAB campus. Our unique location allows our faculty to integrate the practical experiences of the State's leading companies - from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurial startups - into the programs we offer. Our students gain valuable, real-world experience through a wide variety of internships and other opportunities in the business community.

The Collat School of Business draws students from a variety of educational backgrounds with diverse life experiences, but as a group, they share a common drive. They are unafraid of sacrifice; they are willing to earn their success. Our students understand the practical application of education to their careers, and so they demand more of themselves, their professors, and their fellow students.  Our students go beyond the classroom and engage in real world business opportunities that prepare them for long-term career success. 

Our faculty's teaching skills complement our students' uncompromising efforts. Our professors are also accomplished researchers, publishing papers and textbooks that contribute to the ever-growing body of knowledge within the business disciplines. But, our faculty members are more than just skilled teacher-scholars. They are also deeply experienced professionals, having worked for some of the world's leading companies: Ford, Deloitte, United Airlines, Motorola, Procter & Gamble and U.S. Steel to name a few. It's this combination of faculty scholarship and professional experience that makes a UAB business degree both practical and relevant.

We also have highly dedicated and caring staff members who deliver a very personal approach to helping our students succeed through our dynamic programs.  We are growing our programs by becoming the preferred avenue for personal and professional growth supported by faculty scholarship, industry partnerships, high-quality instruction, experiential learning and meaningful employment for our graduates.

Thank you for this opportunity to introduce the UAB Collat School of Business.  Please explore our site and contact us anytime with questions or comments.

Eric P. Jack, PhD
UAB Collat School of Business, room 216
(205) 934-8800