School of Business Faculty

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Dr. Ralph A. Mason III Dr. Ralph A. Mason III (1995) Dean of the School of Business
B.A., Duke University
M.Ed., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina
Dr. Geoff Goldsmith Dr. Geoffrey P. Goldsmith (1993) Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Accounting Department
B.A., Hillsdale College
M.B.A., Michigan State University
M.T.S., Wheaton College
Ph.D., Kent State University
Dr. Jinkiri Dr. Yusufu Jinkiri (1998) Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Ahmada Bello University (Nigeria)
M.A., Wheaton College
Ph. D., University of Connecticut
Dr. William M. Penn, Jr. Dr. William M. Penn, Jr. (1981) Professor of Economics and Business
A.B. Western Maryland College
Ph.D., Duke University
Dr. Marsha James, Business Faculty Dr. Marsha James (2010) Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
M.B.A., Millsaps College
Ph.D., The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
Susan Duett Dr. Susan Duett (2016) Associate Professor & Director for Health Administration
B.S., Mississippi State University
M.B.A, Mississippi State University
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Ying Lin

Dr. Ying Lin (2019) Assistant Professor of Business and Economics and Director of Chinese MBA Program
B.B.A, Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industry Management
M.B.A., Kansas State University
M.A., Economics, Kansas State University
Ph.D., Economics, Kansas State University

Eleanor Nabors Dr. Eleanor Nabors (2017) Associate Professor of Business Law
B.B.A., Mississippi State University
M.B.A., University of Mississippi
J.D., Mississippi College
Brenda Redfern Dr. Brenda Redfern (2019) Associate Professor and Director of Public Administration
B.B.A., University of Mississippi
MAcc, Stetson University
J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law

Dr. Sharrieffah Sharrieff-Bridges (2021) Assistant Professor in Business Administration and Marketing
A.A., Copiah Lincoln Community College
B.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
M.S.L., Belhaven University
Ph.D, University of Phoenix

Dr. Sharrieffah S. Bridges served over five years as an Adjunct professor and currently servers as Assistant Professor in Business Administration and Marketing for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses. She possesses 25+ years experience in Customer Service, Marketing, Leadership, Management and as a Dissertation Committee Member. She has served at AT&T, New Hope Christian School, Bridges Consulting & Associates, LLC, and numerous higher education institutions.

She earned a Doctoral from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Leadership from Belhaven University. Dr. Bridges believes in lifelong learning and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from California Coast University. She also earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administrations with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi and an Associate's degree in Business Administration from Copiah Lincoln Community College.

She has served as President, Vice President, Committee Chair, and many other capacities within education. Her research interests include leadership, education, health administration, and individual level difference variables. She is the founder and CEO of Bridges Consulting & Associates, LLC.  Dr. Bridges also assists doctoral students in completing their life-long journey in education.

Dr. Bridges has been married for over 16 years, and her husband has served in many capacities for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. She has two God-fearing, amazing, and handsome sons.

Dr. Antwon Woods Dr. Antwon Woods (2018) Assistant Dean & Assistant Professor of Sports Management & Business Administration & Chair of Sports Management & Assistant to President for Special Projects
B.B.A., Jackson State University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.B.A., Louisiana State University
Ph.D., Jackson State University
Candanise Courtney

Candanise Courtney (2021) Instructor of Business Management and Marketing
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
M.B.A., Belhaven University

Candanise Courtney has over eight years of business management, human resource, and entrepreneurship experience. She earned a Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Business Management from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a Belhaven alumna, earning her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources. Currently, she is an ABD, completing her coursework at Liberty University, where she is obtaining her Doctorate of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Marketing.

Candanise is a Certified Business Counselor, a designation earned through her years as a Business Counselor with the Small Business Development Centers network. She owns a consulting company specializing in helping small businesses access capital & manage their finances, create systems/ processes for better resource allocation, start-up, and expansion assistance. She has consulted with over 130 entrepreneurs, facilitated in opening over 42 new businesses startups, and assisted clients in generating over $5.2 Million in capital formation for the state of Mississippi.

Mrs. Courtney has been married over five years and has three amazing sons.

Jack Shi Jack Shi (2020) Instructor of Business
B.A. (English- Chinese) Translation, DaLian Translation College (China)
M.B.A., Finance, Mississippi College 
M.A. (TESOL), Mississippi College
Corky Wicks

Dr. Corky Wicks, (2020) Instructor and Director of the Computer Information Systems Program
B.S., Jackson State University
M.B.A., University of Memphis
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

In addition to teaching at Belhaven, Dr. Corky Wicks, Instructor and Director of Computer Information Systems Programs, also brings his corporate experience of nearly thirty years in computer information systems.