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karengaskill.jpgKaren B. Gaskill, MS, CPA, CGMA
Office: ADM 224A
Phone: (704) 637-4257

  • Chair, Department of Accounting
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Doctoral Candidate, Jacksonville University
  • M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Accounting with concentration in Information Systems)
  • B.A., Catawba College

stephenhiatt.jpgStephen R. (Steve) Hiatt, Ph.D.

Office: ADM 214

Phone: (704) 637-4103

  • Professor of Management
  • B.S., Brigham Young University
  • M.B.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University

- Management
- Operations Management
- Strategic Management
- Small Business Management
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reneejust.jpgDr. Renee A. Just

Office: Admin. Offices B
Phone: (704)637-4291

  • Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Experiential Development (CEED)
  • Assistant Professor of Business
  • B.B.S., Albertus Magnus College
  • M.A., University of New Haven
  • Ph.D., Capella University

JamieSlate.jpgJames Wesley (Jamie) Slate, Ph.D.

Office: MUS 210

Phone: (704) 637-4407

  • Associate Professor of Economics
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • B.A., Economics, Christopher Newport University VA

Dr. Slate teaches economics and statistics for Catawba College and joined the faculty in January of 2002. His research focus is on economic education. He is a member of the Academy of Economics & Finance and serves on the editorial board of the Business Education Innovation Journal.

- Microeconomics
- Business & Economics Statistics
- Environmental Economics
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PamThompson.jpgPamela L. (Pam) Thompson, Ph.D.

Office: Admin. Offices B
Phone: (704) 637-4323 


  • Associate Professor of Information Systems
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Information Systems
  • M.B.A., James Madison University
  • B.B.A., James Madison University, Management Information Systems

- Applications Programming
- Networks and Telecommunications
- Web Design
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jenniferyurchisin.jpgDr. Jennifer Yurchisin
Office: Admin. Offices B
Phone: (704) 637-4186


  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • M.A., B.S., University of Minnesota

Dr. Jennifer Yurchisin is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing at Catawba College. Prior to joining Catawba in 2017, she taught at Texas State University, the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and the University of Minnesota. In addition to teaching, Dr. Yurchisin conducts research on consumer behavior and the retail industry. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Consumer Studies, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management,Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Journal of Business & Psychology, and others. In 2010, she co-authored the textbook, Fashion and the Consumer for Berg Publishers. When she’s not at Catawba, Dr. Yurchisin may be volunteering at a thrift store or an animal shelter or just spending time with her dog, Morticia.