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Faculty and Staff


Cheryl Adkins Photo Cheryl L. Adkins

 Professor of Management
 B.S., Longwood University; M.B.A. Salisbury
 State University; Ph.D., The University of 
 South Carolina
 (434) 395-2381


Frank BaconFrank W. Bacon

Professor of Finance
B.S., University of Richmond; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
(434) 395 2131


Ayse N. Balas

Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.Sc., Hacettepe University; MBA, Wright State University; Ph.D., Old Dominion University
(434) 395-2142


George Banks

Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., College of William & Mary; M.A., University of New Haven; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
(434) 395-4924


Paul T. Barrett

Dean, College of Business & Economics
B.A., University of Maryland at College Park; M.Ed., Towson University; Ph.D., Regent University; C.P.A.
(434) 395-2137


Xun Bian

Assistant Professor of Finance & Real Estate
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University- University Park
(434) 395-2231


Randy Boyle 

Associate Professor of Information Systems & Security
A.A., Weber State University; B.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Florida State University
(434) 395-4913


Ray Brastow Raymond T. Brastow

 Professor of Economics
 B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington
 (434) 395-2370


Robert J. Cochran

Associate Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., The College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; C.P.A.
(434) 395-2361


Ken Copeland P. Kenneth Copeland

Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Vice President of Administration & Finance, & Executive Director, Longwood Real Estate Foundation
B.S., Averett College; MBA, Virginia Commonwealth University; C.P.A.


Glenn S. Dardick

Associate Professor of Information Systems & Security, & Director, Longwood Center for Cyber Security
B.S.B.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
                       (434) 395-2377


Melinda I. Fowlkes

Assistant Dean
B.S., M.Ed., University of Georgia; M.B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
(434) 395-2379


John N. Gaskins

Associate Professor of Marketing
B.A., Ohio State University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Houston
(434) 395-2881


James C. Haug

Associate Professor of Management
B.S., Columbia University; M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley; D.B.A., George Washington University
Registered P.E., California (Manufacturing)
                       (434) 395-2881


                      Cherry Hedges
 Cherry Hedges

 Adjunct Professor of Personal Finance
 B.A., University of Virginia;
 M.A., University of Nebraska 


Penny HowardPenny G. Howard

Adjunct Professor of Accounting & Director, Internal Audit Department
B.S.B.A., Longwood University; M.B.A. Virginia Commonwealth University; C.P.A.
                       (434) 395-2034


Allen Huckabee

W. Allen Huckabee

Adjunct Professor of Management
B.S. & M.B.A, St. Leo University;
Ph.D., Capella University 


George Jackson George Jackson

 Associate Professor of Accounting
 B.S., East Carolina University;
 MBA, College of William & Mary; J.D., 
 University of North Carolina; LL.M., 
 Georgetown University Law Center
(434) 395-4928


Claire LaRocheClaire R. LaRoche

Associate Professor of Business Law
B.S., College of Charleston; J.D., University of South Carolina Law School; M.B.A., College of William & Mary
(434) 395-2366



 Linda Lau
 Linda K. Lau

 Associate Professor of Information Systems 
 & Security
 B.S., M.B.A., Illinois State University; Ph.D., 
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 (434) 395-2778


David LehrDavid L. Lehr

Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
(434) 395-2459


Melanie Marks PhotoMelanie B. Marks

Professor of Economics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A & M
(434) 395-2372


Sheri McGuire Sheri R. McGuire

Adjunct Professor of Management & Executive Director, Small Business Development Center
B.S.B.A., Longwood College; M.B.A., Virginia Polytechnic and State University


Christopher Metts

Christopher Metts

Adjunct Professor of Finance
B.S., George Mason University; M.B.A.,
James Madison University


Abbey O'Connor PhotoAbigail H. O'Connor

Assistant Dean for External Affairs & MBA Program Director
B.A., Roanoke College; M.B.A., Fordham University
(434) 395-2043


Tiffany Park

Adjunct Professor of Management
B.A., Longwood University; M.B.A., University of Georgia


Rebecca SturgillRebecca K. Sturgill

Adjunct Professor of Management
B.A., Oberlin College; M.B.A., College of William and Mary
(434) 395-2050


Jeffrey B. Suttle

Instructor of Military Science
(434) 395-2136


Bennie Waller Bennie D. Waller

 Chair, Department of Accounting,
 Economics, Finance, & Real Estate, and 
 Professor of Finance and Real Estate
 B.S.B.A., Longwood University; M.B.A., 
 University of North Carolina at 
 Wilmington; Ph.D., University of Mississippi
                      (434) 395-2046


Scott Wentland Scott A. Wentland

 Assistant Professor of Economics
 B.A., M.A., Miami University (Ohio); Ph.D., 
 George Mason University
 (434) 395-2160


Charles D. White

Chair, Department of CYBR, ISYS, Management, & Marketing
Associate Professor of Management
B.A., Baptist College of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama
                       (434) 395-2832


Linda Berns Wright

Associate Professor of Marketing & Retailing
B.G.S., M.B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Wayne State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee
(434) 395-2777


Ling Yang

Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.M. Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Nanjing, China; M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University;
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
                        (434) 395-4990



Diane T. Barrett

Office Manager, SNVC Institute for Leadership and Innovation
(434) 395-2145


William H. Baxter

Director, McGaughy Internship & Professional Development Center
(434) 395-2460


Janet C. Evans

Administrative Assistant to the Dean & Events Coordinator, College of Business and Economics
(434) 395-2045


April GodseyApril B. Godsey

Administrative Assistant to the Faculty, College of Business & Economics
(434) 395-2042


Alex Greene

Administrative Assistant,
Center for Cyber Security,
College of Business & Economics
(434) 395-2711

Desiree Lee

Administrative Assistant,
College of Business & Economics    leedn@longwood.edu
(434) 395-2248


 Nancy Postans
Nancy C. Postans

Internship Coordinator, McGaughy Internship & Professional Development Center
(434) 395-2878