Departments, Centers and Offices

Across Richards College’s four academic departments, all faculty and staff members work together to ensure students gain a comprehensive business education. In addition to teaching and administration, the cross-departmental faculty and staff team members do much more to enhance the learning experience: they conduct and disseminate research, oversee students clubs and activities, provide mentorship and career advice, and accompany students on international academic adventures. Take time to explore the departmental pages to find out more about how the Richards College team can help you make your mark.

Richards College also houses a Small Business Development Center (SBDC), one of only 17 in Georgia. At the UWG SBDC, local entrepreneurs receive expert advice and guidance on all things small business-related. Visit UWG SBDC to learn about all it has to offer.


Accounting & Finance
Chair: Dr. James R. Colley
Dept. contact: Becky Cole
Location: Adamson Hall 202A
Phone: (678) 839-6469
Fax: (678) 839-5040


Chair: Dr. William J. Smith
Dept. contact: Donna Joyner
Location: Miller Hall 1307
Phone: (678) 839-6477
Fax: (678) 839-5041


Chair: Dr. Thomas Gainey
Dept. contact: Liz Runyan
Location: Miller Hall 2216
Phone: (678) 839-6472
Fax: (678) 839-5041

Marketing & Real Estate
Chair: Dr. Salil M. Talpade
Dept. contact: Karen Larsen
Location: Miller Hall 2301
Phone: (678) 839-6318
Fax: (678) 839-5041


Small Business Development Center
Director: Mr. Todd Anduze
Dept. contact: Jane Smith
Location: Adamson Hall 105
Phone: (678) 839-5082
Fax: (678) 839-5083