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2015 Faculty


Dawn Chandler  -  Relationships, Networks and Mentors

Associate Professor of Management at the McColl School of Business. Chandler's research interests are  in the areas of mentoring and career development, Dawn has numerous publications in leading academic journals, and her research has been featured in various popular media such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, AOL, CareerBuilder, and MSN.

Lou Solomon  -  Authenticity and Influence

CEO and founder of Interact, a firm that develops individuals into strong communicators.  Solomon is co-founder of the TWIST Conference and a member of the adjunct faculty at the McColl School of Business. In 2009 her first book, Say Something Real was released. Her insights appear in,, the American Management Association, Leadership Essentials, SUCCESS.  Her new book, The Influence FactorTM, is due for release in 2015.

 Jeff Serenius  -   Creating Connections through Communication

 Facilitator, senior faculty member at Interact and a consultant with the global firm Senn Delaney.  He is in demand with Fortune 100 companies, one of which named him its "Highest Rated Facilitator" in 2013.  His deep background in Human Resources, Information Services, Corporate Planning and Corporate Communications is invaluable when working with executives, managers and staff.  


Susan Harbage Page   -  Artistic Exploration of Borders and Assumptions

Three-time winner of the North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship. Her education includes: MFA with concentration in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, Bachelor and Master of Music with concentration in Saxophone Performance from Michigan State University. She teaches studio art and women's studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Carson Tate  - Powerful Productivity in the Workplace and at Home

Founder and Principal of Working Simply.  She consults with individuals and teams on moving beyond busy to meaningful, strategic and revenue-generating work.  She holds an MS in Organization Development from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. Her first book, Work Simply, will be released early in 2015. Tate is a co-founder of the TWIST Conference.


Betsy Polk and Maggie Chotas  -  Collaborating Effectively and Gracefully

Polk and Chotas have learned something powerful; when women work together they discover a level of support, flexibility, confidence, accountability and freedom to be themselves that they rarely find in other work relationships. Polk and Chotas demolish the myths that keep women from collaborating and offer advice for handling a host of potential challenges.

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