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Greg Berka , Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • McColl School of Business

Greg Berka earned a BS degree from Bucknell University, an MBA from the Belk School of Business at UNC Charlotte and completed his Ph.D. in the Organizational Science program at UNC Charlotte in December 2014.

Prior to earning his Ph.D., he worked for nine years at Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and First Union in an array of finance roles. He also worked for two years in public accounting, as a CPA, for McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. Last, he spent time working in real estate sales, investment, and property management. Greg returned to school in pursuit of a passion for teaching.

While earning his Ph.D., he taught eight undergraduate classes in management, organizational behavior, business communication, a freshman seminar and created a new elective class titled Individual, Social, and Organizational Creativity. In the Spring of 2013, Greg earned the Student-Teacher of the Year Award which is granted to one student across all master’s and Ph.D. programs.

Currently, Greg is an instructor and faculty member at the McColl School of Business. He teaches communications in business, principles of management, and creativity courses to undergraduates, as well as organizational behavior in the MBA program and introduction to organizational development in the MSOD program.

His research interests are primarily based around understanding how individuals experience feelings of inclusion and exclusion in their work group and organization. In addition, he seeks to understand how organizations can help foster creativity and intellectual curiosity across all employees. Last, he enjoys writing business case studies for small businesses that highlight the many interesting facets of small business owners. He and his wife, Heather, welcomed their first child, a boy, in June of 2014.


  • B.S.  - Accounting; Bucknell University
  • M.B.A.; Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte
  • Ph.D.  - Organizational Science; UNC Charlotte
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