College of Business - Shorter University

College of Business

Take your first steps towards becoming a Christian Leader in the world of business.

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Welcome to the College of Business (COB) at Shorter University. The COB and Shorter University are very excited about having you as the student on board as a part of our growing tradition of excellence. Our primary goal is to promote leadership, excellence, and most importantly enrich our student’s faith, education, and career opportunities.

The College of Business has a diverse and tight-knit student body who elect to major in one of our undergraduate degree programs: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Sport Management. We are also proud to offer online programs in Business Administration, Sport Management, Master of Accountancy, MBA, as well as an MBA with an emphasis in Sport Management and Healthcare Management.

We are proud of our heritage here at Shorter University and our long tradition of offering a rich educational experience in a Christian environment. As a Private University in Rome, GA we thrive to engage within the local community as well as the surrounding areas. We want to provide our students with every opportunity and resource possible in order to be successful.

The College of Business also boasts a large number of international students who lend their unique perspectives to an already multi-cultural classroom experience. We are proud of our low student to faculty ratio, our compassionate faculty who offer individualized attention, a challenging curriculum, experiential learning opportunities to prepare you for your career, (e.g., internships, service learning activities, and consulting projects), and student organizations.

Please let us know what additional information you need that will help you to make a decision to become a part of the College of Business at Shorter University. If you would like more information, please email the Dean, Dr. Heath Hooper, at I hope that you will visit us soon.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Heath Hooper


Heath Hooper, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business
Shorter University
Office Phone: 706-292-3906

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Heath Hooper
Dean of College of Business and Professor of Sport Management
Dr. Melissa Kirby
Chair, Business Administration and Assistant Professor of Accounting
Dr. Michael Ross, PhD
Chair of the Department of Sport Management and Associate Professor of Sport Management
Ms. Kimberly Byrd
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Dr. Kyle Conkle
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Dr. Deondre Earl
Assistant Professor of Finance
Dr. Amanda Gentry
Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Cathy Hill
Assistant Professor of Business
Dr. Kem King
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Miss Lindsey McLendon
Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Collins Mkandawire
Associate Professor of Management
Ms. Nancy E. Mount
Assistant Professor of Business (Online)
Dr. Stephen Patrick
Visiting Professor of Economics
Dr. Denel Pierre
Associate Professor of Accounting
Mr. Johnny Bunch
Visiting Professor of Computer Information Systems
Dr. Robert Darville III, CPA
Visiting Professor of Accounting
Dr. Marty Durden
Assistant Professor of Sports Management
Ms. Faith Forsyth
Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Ledbetter College of Business
Dr. Reginald Overton
Adjunct Professor of Sports Management