Marketing Faculty

Mohan K. Menon, D.B.A
MCOB 354/104


Mohan Menon, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies , and Chair of the Department. Professor Menon served as an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota-TCD before joining MCOB in September 1991. He received a BBA from Madurai University, an MBA from University of Madras, and a Doctorate from University of Memphis.

His research interests include e-commerce, international business and marketing, ethics, and logistics. His teaching interests include e-commerce, Internet marketing, international business, international marketing, and marketing management. Professor Menon is a member of the International Academy of E-Business, Academy of International Business, and Academy of Business Administration. He has presented his research at international, national, and regional meetings of these and other organizations.

His research has been published in Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Applied Business Research, Sports Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Logistics Management, Journal of Global Business, Journal of EuroMarketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Teaching International Business, American Business Review, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Education for Business, Journal of International Consumer Marketing, etc.

Lynn Robinson, Ph.D.


Don Epley, Ph.D.
MCOB 232


Donald R. Epley, Ph.D., CCIM, MAI is Professor of Marketing and the current holder of the Distinguished Professorship in Real Estate. He is the current Director of the Center for Real Estate and Economic Development Studies..

He has held previous appointments at the University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, and Washington State University. He is a licensed real estate broker and a certified general appraiser. He holds the CCIM designation from the Commercial and Investment Real Estate Institute and the MAI designation from The Appraisal Institute.

He has published eight textbooks in Principles of Real Estate, Real Estate Finance and Investments, Income Property Appraisal, and Brokerage. The current edition of Real Estate Decisions was published by Southwestern in 2001.

His research received three faculty awards at The University of Arkansas. He received the 1999 Washington State University Faculty Teaching Award from the Disabled Students Association.

In 1999, he was awarded an honorary CCIM designation from the CCIM-Institute, Chicago, in recognition of his contributions to the commercial brokerage, investment, and real estate education fields. It was the first award given by the Institute.

Alvin Williams, Ph.D.
MCOB 232


Dr. Alvin Williams received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from USM in 1974, and his masters in marketing from the University of Alabama the following year. He completed his doctorate at the University of Arkansas in 1980.

Since 1980, Williams has served the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business as a faculty member, department chair and, since 2007, interim dean. Prior to his work at USM, Williams was an instructor in marketing and management at the University of Arkansas and an instructor in marketing at Alabama A&M University.

In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, Williams has devoted time to professional organizations and prestigious journals, including serving as editor of the Journal of Supply Chain Management from 2003-07. He has also served as associate editor and a peer reviewer for other academic journals. He led the Society for Marketing Advances as president from 2001-02 and has written and presented dozens of academic papers to conferences across the country.

He also has conducted more than 300 presentations and seminars for business organizations on such topics as supply management, sales management and marketing strategy.


Julie Sneath, Ph.D.
MCOB 359


Julie Sneath, Professor of Marketing. Professor Sneath earned her BSBA from the University of Arkansas, and holds an MS and a PhD in Marketing from Georgia State University. Prior to joining the USA faculty in 2003, she served on the faculty at Northeastern University.

Her teaching interests include Marketing Principles, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Strategic Marketing. She has also taught courses in Argentina and Germany.

Her research interests include services marketing and consumer behavior. She has written and presented papers at national and international conferences, and her research has been published in Marketing Letters, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Consumer Marketing, International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Marketing Health Services, and other academic publications. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for marketing journals and conferences.

Dr. Sneath has won several teaching and research awards, and received an Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence for Outstanding Paper in 2009.



Alex Sharland, Ph.D.
MCOB 308


Alex Sharland holds degrees from the University of Stirling (B.A Joint Honours), Virginia Polytechnic institute & State University (MBA), and The Florida State University (Ph.D.). He also attended the State University College at Brockport (NY) as an exchange student.

In addition to his academic career, Dr. Sharland spent several years in the financial services industries in London, England. Prior to coming to the University of South Alabama, he was a faculty member at Barry University and Hofstra University.

Dr. Sharland’s research interests in clued business to business marketing issues, marketing education, and ethics in marketing. He has written several cases on these and other topics. Dr. Sharland is also the President of the Southwest Case Research Association. Dr. Sharland has served on the Board of Directors of several companies, and has provided consulting advice to many others.


Zach Finney, Ph.D.
MCOB 356


R. Zachary Finney is Professor of Marketing at the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama. He earned his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Alabama in 2001.

Dr. Finney's research has been accepted for publication in numerous journals including the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Management Education, and Marketing Management Journal. In 2003, Dr. Finney and two colleagues won the Steven J. Shaw Award for the Outstanding Conference Paper at the Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference in New Orleans. Dr. Finney's primary area of scholarly research is marketing strategy.



Mrs. Amy Fleet

MCOB 359



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