Interim Dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science
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 his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Clemson and 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.
Associate Dean, CBBS Greenville
Director, MBA Programs and Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Ph.D., Business Administration/Marketing, Oklahoma State University
MBA, Oklahoma State University
B.S., Marketing, Oklahoma State University
Gregory Pickett is associate dean for the Greenville campus. In this role, he serves as Director for Clemson’s MBA Programs and the Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and is responsible for the continued development and operation of the college’s location at Greenville ONE on Main Street in downtown Greenville.
Prior to this appointment, Pickett served as professor and chair of the University’s Department of Marketing for 10 years. In this role, Pickett was instrumental in developing a variety of innovative programs, which, in part, led to departmental recognition by Clemson students three times as “best major on campus.” Pickett helped develop a unique leadership program for its students and 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.
As associate dean, Pickett has been instrumental in repositioning the college’s continuing education and professional development programs around customized solutions for the workplace, in growing the enrollments for MBA programs while expanding the MBA offerings to include a new concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, now in its third year. Finally, Pickett has worked with industry to extend the Spiro Institute’s reach to include a new business accelerator program and business ideas competition.
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. He was recognized by Business Black Box Magazine as “Innovator of the Year” in 2014.
Douglas “Kinly” Sturkie
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Engagement & Assessment
Ph.D., Social Work (Family Therapy), University of Southern California
MSW, Social Work, University of South Carolina
B.A., Sociology, Newberry College
Douglas “Kinly” Sturkie was named interim associate dean for research and academic support during the fall 2012 semester. Sturkie previously served as professor and department chair for the college’s Sociology and Anthropology Department, and two and a half years as interim department chair of Political Science at Clemson.
Sturkie was first licensed as a marriage, family, and child counselor in California almost 35 years ago and practiced full-time as a child and family therapist before joining the Clemson faculty in 1982.
In addition to being a former president of the Clemson University Faculty Senate, Sturkie has received several major professional recognitions, including the Outstanding Contribution to Marital and Family Therapy Award presented by the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy (2000) and the Clemson University Class of 1939 Award for Faculty Excellence (2003). Other activities have included service as the Chair of the Advisory Committee for the National Examination in Marital and Family Therapy and as a member of the S.C. State Board of Examiners for MFTs & LPCs. He continues to be affiliated with the National Exam program in Marital and Family Therapy, and is working on a new role delineation study that should result in the exam being used by aspiring practitioners in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Additionally, from 1997 until 2002, Sturkie was a member of the Children's Mental Health Alliance, a New York based group, which provided training in child therapy and child protective services to over 200 professionals from 18 former Soviet bloc countries. These trainings occurred in Russia, Poland and Hungary.
Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Education, Research & Technology
Ph.D., Information and Management Science, Florida State University
MBA, Marketing, Georgia State University
B.S. Systems Analysis, University of Miami
Russell Purvis has been in the Department of Management at Clemson since 1999. Prior to entering academia he gained 12 years of business experience, with eight years in various management roles. He received his Ph.D. in information and management sciences from Florida State University and his M.B.A. from Georgia State University. He has served at numerous capacities at Clemson University including graduate coordinator of the management department, as well as multiple college and university committees. He teaches courses in the areas of information systems and technology management at the Ph.D., M.B.A., and undergraduate levels.
His current research interests focus on the development and implementation of information systems with an emphasis on managing projects. His articles have been published in MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, among others. He was recently awarded the Service Excellence Award (2012) and was previously awarded the Emerging Scholar Award (2002) within the College of Business and Behavioral Science. Prior to joining Clemson University, Dr. Purvis was on faculty at the University of Central Florida where he received awards from the Management Department and College of Business for outstanding research, teaching, and service as well as a teaching award from the State of Florida.