Walker College of Business Associate Professor of Finance, Banking and Insurance, Director of the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center
January 26, 2016
Karen Epermanis – or, as her students call her, Dr. E – was nervous when she watched four mentees field questions from risk management professionals at the national Spencer Risk Management Challenge in spring 2015. It was the culmination of a semester’s worth of research. Their assigned task: Analyze company risks and make recommendations for The Walt Disney Corporation.
Dr. Ece Karatan, recently awarded her second National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, said her cholera research may not cure the disease – “that is ultimately a sanitation issue” – but it may introduce a new paradigm.
There are many early college opportunities on reservations across the country, but for the Gadugi Program – Gadugi is Cherokee for ‘working together’ – courses are designed specifically around Cherokee culture and history.
Dr. Lee Ball, the interim director of sustainability for Appalachian State University, has all the credentials: a doctorate in Sustainability Education, a master’s in Environmental Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science.