Staff

Dr. Mosley has extensive experience as a consultant/facilitator for organizations in the public and private sectors, including the RSA Tower, Parsons Brinckerhoff, San Diego Padres, City of Fairhope, FEMA, Johnstone Adams Law Firm, University Hospital, Providence Hospital, Leadership Mississippi, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He and his team seek to positively impact the university and regional communities.

Dr. Thomas E. Nelson

Thomas E. Nelson, PhD
Director of Student Competitions

Dr. Nelson creates, supports, and teaches entrepreneurship at the University of South Alabama. His focuses include design & entrepreneurship, nontraditional entrepreneurship, and forgiving business models & processes. Proficient with traditional business plans, the business model canvas, and the Simplexity Problem Solving Process, Dr. Nelson consults with nascent entrepreneurs, small and mid-sized businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations on ideation, business formation, and validation, business planning, and creative problem-solving.

Rachel Backlin

Rachel Backlin
Programs Specialist,  Dean’s office

Ms. Rachel Backlin, Programs Specialist for the South Alabama Center for Business Analytics, Real Estate, and Economic Development (CREED) and the Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MCEI) received the Outstanding Staff Award. Before joining the MCOB, Ms. Backlin worked in medical research and administration. She is a native of the Gulf Coast.

Zane Patterson

Zane Patterson
Instructor

 

Cassidy Geeslin

Cassidy Geeslin
Marketing Graduate Assistant

Cassidy Geeslin is a current student in graduate school where she is working on receiving her Master of Business Administration. Cassidy is a graduate assistant who focuses on content development for digital marketing within the Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Ashley Ritter

Ashley Ritter
Entrepreneur Student Assistant

Ashley Ritter is a current student at the Mitchell College of Business where she is majoring in management with a concentration in entrepreneurship. Ashley is a student assistant who focuses on event coordination and digital marketing for the Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.