Professor Emeritus and BB&T Scholar of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M University
M.S., Economics, Clemson University
B.S., Economics, Clemson University
Robert McCormick earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Clemson and a doctorate in economics from Texas A&M University. Currently, he serves as senior fellow at the Property Environment Economy Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, and as associate editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance. McCormick does consulting in a number of areas of expertise, including corporate financial affairs, business planning and development, and environmental matters. He is also on the executive committee of Clemson’s “The Will to Lead” capital campaign.
As a faculty member in the Walker School of Economics at Clemson, McCormick earned numerous teaching awards, including the Prince Innovative Teacher of the Year, the Alumni Professor of the Year, Alumni Master Teacher, the MBA Professor of the Year and National Scholars Mentor Award.
Senior Associate Dean
Ph.D., Business Administration/Marketing, Oklahoma State University
MBA, Oklahoma State University
B.S., Marketing, Oklahoma State University
Gregory Pickett oversees all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, supervises the Office of Communications including marketing and PR activities, business affairs, human resources and special projects and oversees all of the institutes and centers housed under the college umbrella. Pickett will continue to serve as director for Clemson’s MBA programs and to oversee operations at Greenville ONE. Prior to his appointment, Pickett served as associate dean in charge of graduate business programs at Greenville ONE from 2011-2014. During this time Pickett was instrumental in repositioning the college’s continuing education and professional development programs around customized solutions for the workplace and succeeded in growing enrollments for MBA programs by nearly 50% over the same period. He also developed and directed the expansion of the MBA offerings to include full-time and part-time concentrations in entrepreneurship and innovation, positioning Clemson as a leader in this highly desirable field.
Prior to his associate dean roles, Pickett was a professor and chair of the Department of Marketing from 2001-2011. As chair, he developed a variety of innovative programs including the innovative iLead initiative which led Clemson students to recognize the marketing program three times as “best major on campus.” Pickett helped develop several challenging undergraduate research experiences funded by external sources that linked communities, nonprofit organizations and businesses to faculty and student talent. He also established the college’s first academic sport program.
Pickett’s research has been widely published in numerous marketing/business journals, including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Services Research, Journal of Services Marketing, Services Industry Journal, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Advertising, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly and Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.
He has won several recognitions for his research including a “Citation of Excellence” in the European Journal of Marketing, “Best Paper of the Year” in the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management and a “Special Recognition for Distinguished Career Contributions” for scientific understanding of sport business awarded by the American Marketing Association Sports Marketing Special Interest Group. His current research efforts are focused on services and sport marketing issues.
Douglas “Kinly” Sturkie
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Ph.D., Social Work (Family Therapy), University of Southern California
MSW, Social Work, University of South Carolina
B.A., Sociology, Newberry College
Kinly Sturkie joined the Clemson faculty in 1982. Currently, his principal responsibilities include providing college-level support for all undergraduate programs, the Undergraduate Advising Center, and the Office of Student Enrichment. He also handles many of the day to day issues that arise within the college and serves as a liaison to many university administrative units. Prior to his service as an associate dean, Sturkie served for nine years as the chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and two and a half years as interim chair of the Department of Political Science. He is also a former vice president and president of the Clemson University Faculty Senate and the 2003 recipient of the Clemson University Class of 1939 Award for Excellence.
Sturkie earned a Ph.D. at the University of Southern California and was first licensed as a marriage, family and child counselor in California 35 years ago. He practiced full-time as a child and family therapist for seven years before joining the Clemson faculty. His clinical work included three years as the treatment director in a research-demonstration project funded by the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Other activities have included service as the chair of the advisory committee for the National Examination in Marital and Family Therapy, president of the S.C. State Board of Examiners for MFTs & LPCs, and as an expert witness in numerous family court hearings relating to child maltreatment, termination of parental rights, child custody, and post-divorce visitation facilitation. From 1997 until 2002, he was also a member of the Children's Mental Health Alliance, a New York based group, that provided training in child therapy and child protective services to over 200 professionals from eighteen former Soviet bloc countries. These trainings occurred in Russia, Poland and Hungary.
Interim Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Psychology and Director of Human Factors Institute
Ph.D., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Psychology, Hartwick College
After completing his graduate studies, Eric Muth served as an aerospace experimental psychologist at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory in Pensacola, Florida, from 1997-2000, completing studies of naval significance related to night vision, motion sickness and the use of flight simulators in the shipboard environment. Eric came to Clemson in 2000 where his work focuses on developing solutions that improve human performance and lead to healthier lives. Eric is an expert in using the electrogastrogram, a non-invasive measure of stomach electrical activity, to study nausea and motion sickness and the electrocardiogram to index autonomic nervous system activity. He is the co-developer of the Bite Counter. Eric also serves as the academic adviser to Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Eric’s research areas include eating behavior and weight loss interventions; understanding the causes, symptoms, physiology and prevention of motion sickness; and stress in high workload environments — particularly the stress of motion and acceleration — and how it affects physiology and performance.