QUICK FACTS ABOUT OUR FACULTY
- 40%+ have terminal degrees
- 100% of faculty have 5+ years of experience in their field of expertise
- Faculty respond to students' questions via email in 24 hours
- Faculty return completed assignments to students within 1 week of the official due
David Britt has been with Charleston Southern in various capacities since 2008. He
is currently an assistant professor of management and was a former assistant dean
of the College of Adult and Professional Studies. He holds a bachelor's degree in
business administration from Southeast Missouri State University, an MBA from Charleston
Southern University, and is scheduled to complete a DBA from Walden University in
2015. In 2013, he received the National Online Professor of the Year award from Best
Britt also owns Inn Connections, LLC and Charleston Global, LLC. These management
consulting companies focus on process improvement strategies in hospitality, nonprofits,
small businesses and churches.
Britt has broad experience in corporate business management. He previously served
as Vice President of North American Sales for ConAgra Foods, as well as Director of
Trade Marketing for The Quaker Oats Company. Other career experiences include owning
and operating a small boutique hotel in Washington state, and serving as Executive
Pastor at two large churches in South Carolina and Texas.
His volunteer passion lies in helping business people in churches use their expertise
to advance the Lord's kingdom around the world. He has led business as mission projects
in Vietnam, Ethiopia, and Hungary, to name a few.
Dr. Melvin "Mel" Sinclair, Jr. has served as Chief Human Resources Officer reporting
to the CEO, successfully completed 20 acquisitions, completed the start-up for Hitachi
Electronics Devices (USA) as head of human resources (employee number 2), and built
scalable human resources systems for high growth organizations. His experience spans
the defense, manufacturing, and financial services industries.
His career and academic concentration is in human resource management, small business
management and entrepreneurship, business strategy, and organizational behavior. Sinclair
earned the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a Certified
Compensation Professional (CCP). He has served on several university advisory boards
and was a top finalist for the South Carolina Human Resource Management Award for
Professional Excellence (State SHRM and State Chamber of Commerce award). Sinclair
earned a doctorate in business administration, a master's degree in human resource
development, and a bachelor's degree in banking and finance.
Dianne Dinkel earned her bachelor of science in training and development from Grand
Canyon University, a master of business administration from Arizona State University
and a doctor of education degree in leadership from Northern Arizona University. She
joined the College of Adult and Professional Studies in 2012 as a full-time faculty
member. She previously taught courses at Grand Canyon University, Concordia University,
and Triton College (Chicago). Dinkel spent over 28 years as the senior fiscal officer
at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Concordia University in Chicago, and the Kohl
Children's Museum in Glenview, Ill. As the senior fiscal officer, she was responsible
for the accounting and finance department, human resources, physical plant, IT, and
auxiliary services of the organizations.
Additionally, she leads ATHENA International, an organization that supports, develops,
and honors women leaders through various leadership programs. She speaks nationally
on women's leadership issues on behalf of ATHENA.
Dinkel has received several awards, including distinction as one of 100 Women in Influence
and 100 Women Who Make a Difference by Today's Chicago Woman Magazine and as one of America's Top Women Mentoring Leaders. She has been the recipient of
the World of Difference Award by the International Alliance for Women. She was inducted
by her hometown into the Sand Springs Education Foundation Hall of Fame in April 2013.
Other awards include the Outstanding Service Award for Public Education by the American
Cancer Society and the Distinguished Alumnus of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.