Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Charles W. Richardson, Jr. currently serves as Dean of the School of Business and Associate Professor of Marketing, at Claflin University. He previously served as Associate Professor in the Marketing Department and Chair of the University Sustainability Council at Clark Atlanta University. He holds a doctorate in Marketing and International Business from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. His previous education includes a M.B.A. in Marketing (New York University, Stern School of Business), a M. S. in Operations Research & Statistics (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), a B. S. in Mathematics (Pratt Institute), and Masters Certificates in Finance (Wharton School of Business) and Project Management (Stevens Institute of Technology).
Dr. Richardson’s research interests include Consumer Social identity, Cross Cultural Consumer Purchasing Behavior, Green Business Models, Ecopreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cause Related Marketing and Marketing’s Role in Sustainability. His research has been presented at an extensive array of conferences, and published in numerous journals in the Marketing and International Business disciplines.
Prior to coming to academia, Dr. Richardson spent significant time working in the corporate sector, primarily with AT&T. His experience includes ten years of effort in the international business arena, providing extensive knowledge and experience in international strategy, global alliances and ventures, mergers and acquisitions; and transition planning and change management. Dr Richardson is also active in executive education, having taught and facilitated classes and workshops in Marketing, Organizational Theory and Design, Emerging Markets, Business Processes and Social Entrepreneurship, just to name a few. In 2014 through 2017, he served as Lead Instructor in Clark Atlanta University’s Institute for the Washington Mandela Young African Leaders Initiative
Dr. Richardson is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Societies. He holds certifications in Integrated Planning in Higher Education, Quality Assurance and Practice of MBTI Step I and Step II Instruments. He spent the 2013/2014 academic year as an ACE (American Council on Education) Fellow, assigned to New Jersey City University and its President, Dr. Sue Henderson. His community involvement includes serving on the board of directors (Board Chair in 2017) of the Association of Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and on the advisory board of Planet Forward.