We are excited to share that Dr. Deborah Hazzard, GSU Executive DBA Class of 2012, has become the Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion for Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. A native of Richland County, SC, Deborah holds a Doctorate in Business from Georgia State University, an Executive Master of Business Administration from Winthrop University, and a bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University. She also recently earned a ‘Diversity and Inclusion Professionals’ Certificate from Cornell.
Deborah currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management at the school, and teaches Upper Division courses in Strategic Management, Corporate Responsibility and Stakeholder Management (with a heavy emphasis on Business Ethics), and Principles of Management. She was also instrumental in curriculum development that led to the creation and launch of DMSB’s first Diversity and Inclusion course, MGMT 408, offered by her in Spring 2019.
Deborah transitioned into academia after a rich career in business and industry where she spent more than 20 years building and nurturing strategic business relationships, alliances and collaborations in both the public and private sectors. She is passionate about business ethics, corporate responsibility and diversity and inclusion, and actively seeks opportunities to engage others in meaningful conversations about these important topics.
Deborah’s dissertation, Social Network Theory in Inter-Organizational Alliances: An Exploratory Examination of Mobile Payments Engagement, research outcomes led to the development of a comprehensive model for mobile payment engagement, and strongly suggest that ties between and amongst firms in inter-organizational alliances help ensure the success of mobile payment engagement.
The Darla Moore School of Business is the business school of the University of South Carolina. Founded in 1919, the Moore School is located in Columbia, South Carolina and currently enrolls over 5,500 undergraduate and 800 graduate students in degree-seeking programs, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. The school is well known for its consistent high rankings in its program for international business.