College of Business Directory

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. ┬áHe 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…

Gerald Sullivan

I have a Doctor of Business Administration. I spent thirty-five years as a senior business executive. My background includes, but is not limited to, the following industries: commercial banking, mortgage banking, investment banking, home health care, software development and sales, and manufacturing. Most of my experience has involved either high growth situations or the salvage…

Kerry Waller

Dr. J. Kerry Waller has been Dean of the Walker College of Business since July 2020. Waller is a first-generation college graduate with a deep appreciation for the transformative power of education. The New Jersey native graduated from Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) with an economics degree and teaching certificate and completed requirements for his PhD…