College of Business Directory

Jeff Bruns

Jeff Bruns received his MS, MBA and Ph.D. from Illinois State University as well as a MS from Southeast Missouri State University. He has worked for the United States Department of Justice, Caterpillar Incorporated and has started two businesses. His higher education experiences including teaching for Illinois State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Bacone College…

Sandra Maughon

Sandra Maughon joined Piedmont as an adjunct professor in 2000, becoming full-time in 2015.  She enjoys teaching a variety of courses including management, project management, operations, logistics, and quality.  Her professional experience includes a broad background in management and education including professional positions at IBM and North Georgia Technical College as well as owning and…

Kris McWhite

Kris McWhite received his MA and PhD from Clemson University in Economics and his teaching experience includes time at DePaul University in Chicago, Bridgewater State University in the Boston area and the University of Georgia.  During that time he has taught a variety of courses in Urban Economics, Environmental Economics, Health Economics, and Sports Economics…

Keith Nelms

Prior to joining the Piedmont faculty, Dr. Nelms worked as a computer systems and logistics consultant with an international management consulting company, a consultant with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and an MIS department manager, programmer, and database designer with a state agency.  He is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of Georgia. Dr….

Margaret Ryder

Dr. Ryder is a licensed Georgia attorney. From 1994 to the present, she works as transactional attorney specialized in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, small business development, and contracts. She has written, presented, and published articles about the U.N. Global Compact, external evaluators on MBA Capstone projects, and international financial strategy. She…