Leadership

Julie Petherbridge, Ph.D.

Julie PetherbridgeDr. Julie Petherbridge became interim dean of Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics on June 13, 2019. She also serves as associate professor of accountancy. Prior to her appointment as interim dean, she served as associate dean of graduate programs in the School of Business and Economics.

Dr. Petherbridge earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clayton State University in 1993 and has been a licensed Certified Personal Accountant in Georgia since 1995. She worked full-time in public accounting until 2001, when she decided to transition to academia while continuing to practice. She earned her M.P.A. in 2002 and Ph.D. in 2010, both from Georgia State University. Her dissertation topic involved auditor’s behavior in the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board inspection process.

Her current research interests focus on public policy of accounting regulations, internal auditing, nonprofit organizations and professional biases. She is published in the Journal of Accounting and Public PolicyThe Southern Business and Economic Journal, the Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal and others, and she has continued to stay connected with the accounting profession through several professional organizations.

Steven R. McClung, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Macon
Associate Professor of Marketing
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Jamie Thomas
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
678.547.6177
thomas_jd@mercer.edu

Kurstie Hemstreet
Administrative Assistant, Macon
478.301.2832
hemstreet_kl@mercer.edu

Karina Koplock-Belli
Director of Admissions
678.547.6147
belli_kk@mercer.edu


Brittny Myers
Admissions Counselor, Atlanta
678.547.6159
myers_bn@mercer.edu


Arthur Kent
Assistant Dean, Atlanta
Undergraduate Program Director, Atlanta and Regional Academic Centers
678.547.6173
kent_ap@mercer.edu


Dr. Nicholas Marudas
Director of Master of Accountancy Program, Atlanta
678.547.6297
marudas_np@mercer.edu


Dr. Laura Morrow
Director of Master of Business Administration Programs, Atlanta
678.547.6234
morrow_lw@mercer.edu


Dr. Jeff Gilbert
Director of Master of Science in Business Analytics Program, Atlanta
678.547.6112
gilbert_jd@mercer.edu


Carl Collins
Director of Graduate Admissions and Academic Advising Services, Macon
478.301.2835
collins_rc@mercer.edu


Donna Terrill
Director of Academic Advising Services, Macon
478.301.2140
terrill_dw@mercer.edu

Anne Kelly
Career Consultant, Atlanta
678.547.6405
ssbe_advisor@mercer.edu

Laura Connair
Career Consultant, Macon
478.301.2937
connair_lp@mercer.edu

Brian Greer
Director of Development - Stetson School of Business and Economics
678.547.6392
greer_jb@mercer.edu

Sharon Lim Harle
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Services and Special Events
678.547.6420
lim_s@mercer.edu