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.
Senior Associate Dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science
Ph.D., Business Administration/Marketing, Oklahoma State University
MBA, Oklahoma State University
B.S., Marketing, Oklahoma State University
Gregory Pickett is senior associate dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science (CBBS) at Clemson University. In this role, he oversees all CBBS 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 CBBS 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 University as a leader in this highly desirable field.
Prior to his associate dean roles, Pickett was a professor and chair of the University’s 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, 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.