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    [Section_Value3] => <p class="p1">Adrianne Browning has served WKU in multiple roles since April 1997, joining the Center for Career and Professional Development in 2008.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p1">She currently serves as the Center&rsquo;s Assistant Director and began her role as Professional Development Specialist for the Gordon Ford College of Business and WKU-Owensboro Regional Campus in the fall of 2013.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p1">As Professional Development Specialist, she assists students compose their r&eacute;sum&eacute; and cover letters, help them search for internships and jobs, challenge them to hone their interviewing skills, and educate them on the importance of professionalism throughout their college career.&nbsp;</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Professor Carey serves as Interim Dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business. She previously served as the Chair of the WKU Department of Economics and Director of the WKU Center for Applied Economics. She currently holds the Dugas Family Professorship.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Dr. Carey is a past president of the Kentucky Economic Association and still serves as an ex-officio member of its board. In addition, she has served as editor of the <em>Journal of Applied Economics and Policy</em>, an annual publication of the Kentucky Economic Association. Professor Carey's publications can be found in journals such as <em>Academy of Business Research Journal</em>,<em> Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Journal of International Business Research, Review of Industrial Organization</em>, and in multiple article in the<em> Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World</em>. Professor Carey has reviewed articles for many professional journals, including the <em>American Economic Review, Journal of Macroeconomics, Research in Marketing and Serials Review, Journal of Economic Psychology</em>, and she has reviewed text manuscripts for college publsihers, such as Addison-Wesley, South-Western College Publishing/Cengage, McGraw Hill, and Harcourt College Publishers. Professor Carey is member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Her awards include the Vitale Award for Initiative, Innovation, and Leaderhship, a Distinguished Research Award for Allied Academies, and WKU College of Business Faculty Excellence Awards in both Teaching and Public Service.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Dr. Carey&rsquo;s recent research interests have been in the areas of financial fraud, particularly with regard to Ponzi schemes and financial elder abuse, and innovative teaching styles involving students in projects for outside business clients. Through the Center, Dr. Carey consults on projects such as labor and economic impact studies for multiple counties and entities, and she presents on issues regarding local, regional and state economic growth to audiences such as Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and other legislative and public interests groups.</p>
<p>As Chair of the Economics Department, she presided over a 21.6% growth in enrollment, the creation of high school dual credit and joint undergraduate masters (JUMP) programs in Economics, two new program concentrations, and the creation of two new clubs, Actuarial Sciences and Women in Economics.</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p>Monica earned her marketing degree from WKU's Gordon Ford College of Business in 2005. Previously, she served as Marketing Manager for Reinhart Food Service and Southern Foods. In her role as the GFCB Internship Coordinator, Monica will serve&nbsp;<span>as a resource in developing, managing, implementing, and evaluating the internship program for students.&nbsp; She will collaborate with the College&rsquo;s six undergraduate disciplines to ensure students have opportunities for company visits and tours, job shadowing, internships, career-related service learning, and other experiential career exploration activities.</span></p>
<p>She is an active board member of the Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky and heavily involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bowling Green. Monica also serves as Recruitment Advisor for Chi Theta chapter of Chi Omega Sorority at WKU.</p>
<p>Personally, she is married to Brian and they have two children, Emory and Callie. Monica enjoys running, bootcamp, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Stacey completed a journalism degree at Northern Kentucky University before earning a Master's in Communication from Western in 1999. Professionally, she has worked in sports publishing, public relations, government, and training and development for a global manufacturing facility. She has taught communication courses at WKU since 1999 and on a full-time basis since 2005. Since 2012, she has served as the Communication Coordinator for the Gordon Ford College of Business. In this position, she assists students with communication and presentation skills as well as directs the marketing, communication, and public relations efforts for the College, including serving as the Editor of the College's publication, <em>The Ford Report.</em></p>
<p>Ms. Gish serves as the faculty adviser for Delta Zeta Sorority, the student chapter of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), and co-adviser for Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society.</p>
<p>Reading, golfing, cycling, and baseball are her passions. She lives in Bowling Green with her husband, Stan, and her children, Shelby, a WKU student, and Slade.</p>
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<p>Professional Associations:</p>
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<li>International Association of Business Communicators, Nashville chapter</li>
<li>Association for Business Communication</li>
<li>Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity</li>
<li>Professional Marketing Association of Bowling Green (Vice President of Membership)</li>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Trawick has spent over seven years immersed in administration, serving first as Chair of the Economics Department and now as the GFCB Associate Dean for Faculty and Administration.&nbsp; Dr. Trawick&rsquo;s current research interests include the determinants for student success in an applied college of business.&nbsp; More specifically, she is preparing a manuscript to aid other administrators promoting curricular change controlled by another academic college.&nbsp; Further, she and a colleague are testing the results of a multi-year study to determine the effectiveness of a theoretical math class in advancing an applied business curriculum.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Dr. Trawick has participated in several professional development opportunities to enhance her administrative skillset.&nbsp; She attended the Principles and Techniques of Fundraising course offered by The Fundraising School at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy to assist the dean in fundraising to advance the college.&nbsp; Further, she participated in the Management Development Program offered through Harvard University&rsquo;s Graduate School of Education.</p>
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Business Dean's Office


Jenna Aikins

Jenna Aikins
- Manager, Budgets & Resources

Adrianne Browning, MAE

Adrianne Browning, MAE
- Assistant Director, Professional Development Specialist

Dr. Catherine Carey

Dr. Catherine Carey
- Interim Dean and Professor - Economics

Monica Duvall

Monica Duvall
- Internship Coordinator; Director, PEAK

Stacey Gish

Stacey Gish
- Communication Coordinator

Wendi Kelley

Wendi Kelley
- Executive Assistant to the Dean

Nicola Sparks

Nicola Sparks
- Office Assistant - Dean's Office

Michelle Trawick

Michelle Trawick
- Associate Dean for Faculty and Administration; Professor - Economics

Jesse Willcut

Jesse Willcut
- Information Technology Consultant

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