Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty


Bringing years of business and consulting experience to the classroom, our faculty have the knowledge to help you succeed.

Through thought-provoking lectures, hands-on learning aspects and informal discussions, faculty emphasize the application of concepts and principles to the practical world of business.

Our faculty members keep pace with the latest trends in the world of business by serving on boards of corporations, nonprofits, and civic organizations; practicing as CPAs; operating their own businesses; and serving as consultants to regional, national and international companies.

All business faculty bring academic and practical experience into the classroom. They include a former chief marketing officer, vice president of human resources, attorney, chief financial officer, international business consultant, automotive executive, and the owner/operator of several Florida restaurants.

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Barney Barnett
School of Business & Free Enterprise

The Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise provides a high quality, student-oriented business educational experience to baccalaureate and master’s level students.

Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise

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Peter Bias

Professor of Business and Economics

Phone 863.680.4282

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Ryan Cahalan

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone 863.616.6459

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Lynn Clements

Professor of Accounting
Dorotha C. Tanner Chair in Ethics in Business and Economics

Phone 863.680.4288

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Joseph Connors

Assistant Professor of Economics


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Jeffrey Cox

Visiting Executive in Residence

Phone 863.680.4513

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Jennifer Dapko

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Phone 863.680.4352

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Bernard Davis

Executive in Residence

Phone 863.680.4270

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Antony Dnes

Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Free Enterprise

Phone 863.680.4291

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Chuck DuVal

Assistant Professor of Finance

Phone 863.680.4283

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Paul Eberle

Professor of Economics and Finance

Phone 863.680.4275

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Silviana Falcon

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Phone 863.680.5067

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James Farrell

Associate Professor of Finance and Economics

Phone 863.680.4441

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Joshua Hall

Visiting Assistant Professor of Business & Economics


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Cindy Hardin

Professor of Business Administration

Phone 863.680.4287

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Celina Jozsi

Instructor of Accounting


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Elizabeth Krause

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration

Phone 863.680.3774

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Nicholas Nugent

Assistant Professor of Business and Economics

Phone 863.680.4397

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Rebecca Oliphant

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Phone 863.680.4276

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Gary Oliphant

Associate Professor of Business Administration


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William Quilliam

Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone 863.680.4279

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Radney Redd

Instructor of Business Administration

Phone 863.680.4281

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Terry Redman

Instructor of Business Administration

Phone 863.680.4281

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Larry Ross

Professor of Business Administration

Phone 863.680.4285

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J. Michael Tracy

Executive in Residence

Phone 863.680.4278

Business Adjunct Faculty

Scott Beatrice



Gary M. Ralston




Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers for the Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise is a team of business leaders who provide a valuable source of counsel to the College's leadership, Dean, and Chair of the Business Department. The Board advises on community needs and preferences for programs, particularly as these relate to economic development and business functions.


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Ed Crenshaw
Chairman of the Board
Publix Super Markets Inc.


Board Members

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Joel Adams
Executive Vice President
Highland Homes

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Fred Boling
Vice President for External Affairs
Clear Springs Land Company

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Tony Coleman ’75
President & CEO

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Jeff Cox
Chairman, retired
Linder Industrial Machinery, Inc.

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Scott Crossman '84
Crossman and Company

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C. Scott Franklin
President & CEO
Lanier Upshaw, Inc.

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Dr. Ed Goodemote
Radiology Imaging Specialists

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Laura Hawley '83
Executive Vice President
Allen & Company of Florida, Inc.

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Martin E. Higgenbotham
Higgenbotham Auctioneers Int. LTD

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Fred Johnson
Fred's Market

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Cindy Launer ’93
Chief of Staff
AIG Property Casualty

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Harold M. McLeod III
Senior Vice President
and Commercial Banking Manager
SunTrust Bank

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Paul Noris
President & CEO
Bank of Central Florida

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Thomas S. Petcoff '70
Retail First Mutual Holdings

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Abel A. Putnam ’89
Putnam, Creighton & Airth, P.A.

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Joe P. Ruthven
Ruthven Real Estate Investments

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Clay Watkins
President, Transport Services
Watkins Associated Industries

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Ron Woodsby
President & Owner
Talk of the Town Restaurants

Ex-Officio Members

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Dr. Anne Kerr
Florida Southern College

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Dr. Robert Holmes
Dean, Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise
Florida Southern College

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Dr. Kyle D. Fedler
Florida Southern College

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Dr. Robert H. Tate
Vice President of External Relations
and Associate Dean, Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise
Florida Southern College