Georgia Gwinnett College hires first faculty member

Dr. Spero C. Peppas, professor of marketing and international business, has been selected as Georgia Gwinnett College’s first faculty member. Peppas was formerly the director for the Center for International Business Relations and professor of international business and marketing at Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga.

Lawrenceville, GA – Dr. Spero C. Peppas, professor of marketing and international business, has been selected as Georgia Gwinnett College’s first faculty member. Peppas was formerly the director for the Center for International Business Relations and professor of international business and marketing at Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga.

“GGC’s goal is to hire faculty who meet the highest standards of academic excellence, and it is a milestone for this new college to welcome its first faculty member,” says Dr. Victoria Johnson, dean of the school of business. “I can think of no one who embodies the vision of Georgia Gwinnett College more than Dr. Peppas.”

Peppas holds a doctorate of business administration in international business and a master of business administration in marketing from Georgia State University. He holds a bachelor of business administration in marketing from Emory University. He has served as a marketing specialist for the United Nations and the International Labor Organization, and was named researcher of the year in 2003 by Mercer’s Stetson School of Business and Economics.

“The world’s future leaders must be able to operate in a multi-cultural environment and adapt to changing social, political, legal and economic conditions,” says Peppas. “Teaching at GGC is a wonderful opportunity to shape tomorrow’s leaders and respond to the needs of business in the 21st century.”

Georgia Gwinnett College is now accepting applications for fall 2006, its inaugural class. Current college students with at least 45 college credit hours who are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in biology, psychology or business should apply online at www.ggc.usg.edu or www.gacollege411.org. Classes for freshman begin fall 2007.

For more information or to set up an interview with Dr. Peppas, please contact Jennifer Stephens, Director of Public Affairs, at 678-407-5425.

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