Dr. Charles W. Richardson, Jr., has been selected to lead the College of Business and Public Affairs effective May 15, 2022. Dr. Richardson has served as a faculty member and administrator at several institutions, including HBCUs Alcorn State University, Claflin University and Clark Atlanta University. His teaching duties included courses in consumer behavior, marketing strategy and multicultural marketing.
His research has been presented at an extensive array of conferences and has been published in numerous journals in the marketing and international business disciplines.
Before joining academia, Dr. Richardson spent significant time working in the corporate sector, primarily with AT&T. His experience includes 10 years of effort in the international business arena, providing extensive knowledge and experience in international strategy, global alliances and ventures, mergers and acquisitions, transition planning and change management. In addition, he has spent considerable time working in process evaluation, program assessment, and quality assurance and improvement for corporations, non-profits, and academic institutions.
His community involvement includes serving as the board chair of The Floral Project and the Greening Youth Foundation, as a board member and past board chair for AASHE, and on the advisory board of Planet Forward. He is also a member of NAFSA Trainer Corps and GUNi Group of Experts in Higher Education & Sustainable Development.
Richardson earned a doctorate degree in marketing and international business from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, an M.B.A. in marketing (New York University, Stern School of Business), an M. S. in operations research & statistics (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and a B. S. in mathematics (Pratt Institute). Additionally, Dr Richardson has earned master’s certificates in finance (Wharton School of Business) and project management (Stevens Institute of Technology).