CBER's Director Mike Beverly received both his BBA and MBA from Valdosta State University in 1974 and 1976, respectively. His undergraduate major was Accounting, while his graduate major was Finance. Upon completing undergraduate studies, he went to work for The Langdale Company in Valdosta, Ga. He progressed thru the Internal Audit, Controller-Subsidiaries, and Vice-President-Subsidiaries functions during his eighteen year tenure. Job duties included oversight of the annual budget preparation process, monthly financial statement reviews, annual audits of all subsidiary companies, and direct management oversight of some of the subsidiary companies. Mr. Beverly oversaw the development of ten wholly owned subsidiaries from the conception stage to the implementation and operational phases of their lives. New companies ranged in size from twenty employees to over two hundred personnel. During his time with The Langdale Company, he also passed the uniform certified public accountant exam and became licensed as a CPA in Georgia. It was also during this time that he began Adjunct teaching with Valdosta State University. He primarily taught Principals of Accounting courses at night over a thirty year time span for VSU. Mr. Beverly also spent twelve years as the Practice Administrator for a Valdosta medical practice. Besides day to day personnel and operational management oversight, he developed the marketing function and helped the practice expand into horizontally related areas. For the immediate prior eight years, Mr. Beverly has served as the Finance Director for The City of Adel. His role with the City included monthly financial statement review and the coordination / preparation of both the annual budget process and the annual audit. He has also prepared Community Development Block Grants and Employment Incentive Program applications resulting in federal / state funding of $1.5 million for new infrastructure and job creation for a new business locating in Lowndes County.
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Professor of Economics, is the author of CBER's South Georgia Business Outlook. Dr. Tori's primary research interests center on financial services, central banking, international trade, and returns to education. Her research has been published in several journals including the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Atlantic Economic Journal, and the International Journal of Economics and Finance. Additionally, Dr. Tori regularly completes privately-commissioned impact studies for CBER, and works closely with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce on projects such as their IMPACT 2012 project. Dr. Tori received her BS in finance from the University of Florida. After four years of working in the banking industry, she entered graduate school at University Kentucky where she received her Ph.D. in economics. Her greatest professional joy is working with and preparing her students for their chosen careers and expanding their understanding of the macro-economy and policy decisions. Dr. Tori is married with three children, and her hobbies include boating, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends
Professor of Economics, is the author of CBER's quarterly Cost of Living Index. Dr. Denaux received her Ph.D. in Economics, with a minor in Statistics, from North Carolina State University before joining the Langdale College faculty in 2002. She received her BA in Economics from the Political Science Faculty, Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey. In 1994, she came to the USA to pursue her graduate studies, receiving an MBA from New Hampshire College, as well as a Master's in Economics and Ph.D. from NC State. After graduating, she worked briefly at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina where she was recognized as 2001-2002 MBA Professor of the Year. Her research and teaching interests are macroeconomics, economic growth and development, econometrics, and international trade
Dr. Attila Cseh is an Associate Professor of Economics. Before coming to the United States to pursue his graduate studies, Dr. Cseh worked for the Hungarian Debt Management Agency. He has a B.A. from Budapest University of Economic Sciences, an M.A. from Central Missouri State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Cseh regularly completes privately-commissioned applied research projects for CBER, and formerly served as editor of the quarterly Cost of Living Index. In addition to his duties as department head, Dr. Cseh teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Health Economics, and International Economics courses. His research focuses on the labor market consequences of mental health and on public policy aimed at mental health.