Dr. Lary Cowart has been appointed assistant dean for accreditation at the Collat School of Business, effective July 1, 2015.
Dr. Cowart, assistant professor of real estate and finance, recently served as interim chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance. He earned his PhD in real estate from the University of Georgia after receiving his MBA from Samford University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Athens College.
In his new role, Dr. Cowart will oversee the school’s reaccreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Collat School of Business is one of only 179 universities in the world to be accredited separately in both business and in accounting.
Dr. Wittmann comes to UAB from the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business, where he serves as a tenured marketing professor and chair of the Department of Marketing and Merchandising. Dr. Wittmann also holds the Max and Susan Draughn Endowed Professorship in Healthcare Marketing and is responsible for the college’s Center for Healthcare Sales and Marketing.