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Deborah Hazzard

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Management
Darla Moore School of Business
Email: deborah.hazzard@moore.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5986
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 406E
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Background

Deborah Hazzard serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor, Management Department, at the Darla Moore School of Business. She earned a professional doctorate from Georgia State University, an Executive Master of Business Administration from Winthrop University, and a bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University. She is currently pursuing a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Professionals certificate at Cornell University in New York (completion date: November 2018).

Hazzard has more than 20 years of professional experience building and nurturing strategic business relationships, alliances and collaborations in both the private and public sector. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility; as such, she actively seeks opportunities to engage others in meaningful conversations about these very important topics. Her current research interests include adaptive learning technology, personalized learning, and diversity and inclusion. 

She is also the principal consultant and Chief Executive Officer of 2 Higher Heights, LLC, a global management consulting and training firm specializing in leadership development training, diversity and inclusion training, and online learning strategy.

Hazzard hopes her efforts will ultimately help address pervasive income, economic and social inequality that persists across the globe while leading to more ethical, socially responsible and competitive enterprises. When asked what inspires her about her current work, Dr. Hazzard says: “I want to make a difference in the lives of others and inspire them to make a difference in the lives of those who come behind them. As Maya Angelou eloquently penned, “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.”

Why should a student take your class? How does your class help students become employable?

My goal is to help students make the connection between theory and practice so they are better able to engage in a real-world business context. I want them to be successful in their career endeavors! That said, critical thinking and analysis activities (such as business case analyses) are heavily integrated into my courses in order to expose students to practical situations and scenarios. I also draw from my professional network to provide guest speakers that lead to richer, more meaningful learning and networking experiences for my students.

What do you research?

I am intrigued by strategic business collaborations, particularly in undeveloped and developing economies, in order to meet the needs of these underserved markets. I am particularly interested in the proliferation of emerging technologies (such as wireless mobile devices and mobile payments) in emerging and undeveloped markets and the far-reaching impact on consumers in these markets.

How do your research projects make a difference?

Ultimately, I hope my research will help address pervasive inequality issues (income, economic, social) that persist across the globe while leading to more ethical, socially responsible and competitive enterprises.

What inspires you about your work?

I became a professor to share my knowledge, insights and experiences with students in an effort to make a difference in their lives and careers. Along my academic and professional journey, people took the time to educate, empower and inspire me. Needless to say, it truly made a difference with respect to my personal and professional development and relative to my overall progression. I want to make a difference in the lives of others and inspire them to make a difference in the lives of those who come behind them. The quote shown below sums it all up for me:

“When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” –Maya Angelou

What are you doing when you're not working?

In my free time, I spend quality time with my immediate and extended family.