Meet Our Faculty Furman University

Our faculty aren't here for just a few lectures each week. They're here to inspire you, inside and outside of the classroom. That means you don't have to seek guidance from a teaching assistant if you have a question. Our faculty teach all of our classes, relying on experiential exercises and integrated projects to help you understand the core principles of business management.

With nearly a dozen faculty members, our talented department will help you analyze the business world from every angle. Our professors have expertise in accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, organization behavior and other areas of study. Together, these educators will prepare you for your career.

Virginia Gerde Business and Accounting Furman University

Virginia Gerde

Robert E. Hughes Associate Professor
864.294.3649
virginia.gerde@furman.edu
Kirk Karwan Furman University

Kirk Karwan

J. D. Hollingsworth Professor of Business Administration
864.294.2285
kirk.karwan@furman.edu
Marion McHugh Furman University

Marion McHugh

Associate Professor
864.294.3648
marion.mchugh@furman.edu
Thomas Smythe Furman University

Thomas Smythe

Professor
864.294.3312
thomas.smythe@furman.edu
Jeanine Stratton Furman University

Jeanine Stratton​

Robert E. Hughes Associate Professor
864.294.2949
jeanine.stratton@furman.edu
Suzy Summers Furman University

Suzy Summers

James C. Self Professor of Business Administration
864.294.3313
suzy.summers@furman.edu
Robert Underwood Furman University

Robert Underwood

Associate Professor
864.294.3552
robert.underwood@furman.edu
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