Suzanne Calvert is a visiting assistant professor that teaching Accounting I, Accounting II as well as Management and Human Resources. She received a BS in Education from Radford University, a BS in Accounting, a Masters in Business, a Masters in Educational Leadership and is ABD (all but dissertation) from Lynchburg College. In the past, she worked as a Loan Officer at Central Fidelity Bank. She has also previously taught as a high school teacher in business, accounting and finance. She has been a professor at Sweet Briar College since 2005 and loves getting to now students well in her small class settings. She says that “even though the content I teach is the same every year, it feels like a new experience with new students”.
Professor Tom Loftus received a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkley; a Master of Arts in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University. He has passed the bar and been admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts, New York and Virginia. After practicing corporate and securities law in Boston and Washington, D.C., Professor Loftus came to Sweet Briar College, where he worked on foundation and government grants, helping to raise more than $5 million for the College. He currently teaches courses in commercial law and business economics.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business
Catherine Chapman Mosley is a communications and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. She currently works as the Communications Officer/Program Manager for Virginia’s Region 2000 Partnership, teaches marketing and social media at Sweet Briar College and owns her own PR consulting business. She is a native of Salem, Virginia and put down roots ten years ago in Virginia’s Region 2000 by way of Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC. She is an avid child, education and teacher advocate. She was the captain of the equestrian team at Wake Forest University. She has also made an appearance on the Today Show.
Thomas Rogers completed his undergraduate degree at Liberty University where he majored in General studies and minored in both History and English. He received his Virginia Teacher Licensure upon graduation, with a certification in K-8 education as well as certifications for English and History through High School. He completed postgraduate work in Entrepreneurship at Western Carolina University. He began his first entrepreneurial venture during his sophomore year in college. He has maintained ownership of his business since then while developing other business ventures and having involvement in several partnerships. He says that “one of my key interests in business is the change that is brought about by innovation, whether that is related to a product or to the structure of the business, itself”. Thomas Rogers currently teaches Marketing Research, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility and Management and Human Resources. His grandmother was a 1935 graduate of Sweet Briar and he enjoys remembering when she would share her experiences at Sweet Briar with him when he was younger.
Thomas Scott, PhD
Chair and Assistant Professor
After completing his graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Tom Scott opted for an industrial career, rather than academia. In fact, he completed his dissertation while working full time at Mead Corporation and traveling extensively as a senior operations analyst. Following his work at Mead Corporation, Dr. Scott worked for nearly ten years in senior management and consulting with smaller corporations. He has served first as CFO and then Vice President and General Manager of a $50 million national paper and packaging company; as President and CEO of a $20 million packaging company, where he and two others patented the one-piece, 4-pack light bulb package. He was also co-founder and Managing Partner of Recycle Easy, prior to coming to Sweet Briar as its Business Department Chair in the Fall of 2008.
In addition to teaching and chairing the department, Dr. Scott is stays involved in consulting and entrepreneurial ventures. He consults (statistical and operations) in the health care industry and also in financial management. He strongly believes that students need a high degree of experiential learning in conjunction with business theory in order to enter the workforce well prepared. Dr. Scott is married with two boys, loves to play tennis and coach baseball.