|FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS|
|CONNECTING YOU TO THE FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS||DECEMBER 2013|
Catchin’ Up With … Christy Weer
A lot has changed in both my personal and professional life since graduating from the M.B.A. program in 1996. One thing is for sure – I had no idea that my career trajectory would lead me to the front of a Perdue School classroom.
I spent the first seven years of my career in the insurance industry starting as a customer service representative at the Avon-Dixon Agency in Easton, MD. From there, I moved to inside sales with a larger agency located in Wilmington, DE, and eventually landed at a large brokerage firm outside of Philadelphia selling lawyers’ professional liability insurance to large law firms. Although each of these positions provided unique and increasingly challenging opportunities, I knew that I had yet to find exactly what I was looking for in my career.
One day, as I was driving into the city, I saw a billboard highlighting Ph.D. programs in business. That was truly an “ah ha” moment. One thing led to another, and the next thing I knew I was saying goodbye to my insurance colleagues and entering the academic world. In fall 2000, I became a full time Ph.D. student at Drexel University. After graduating in 2006 with a Ph.D. in management with a concentration in organization and strategy, I landed my first teaching “gig” at Radford University in Southwestern VA. I spent two and a half years at RU, and although I absolutely loved it there, when the opportunity to come back to the Shore and teach at SU opened, we jumped on it.
Notice that I said “we” jumped at the opportunity to come back. “We” includes my husband George, also an SU alum (finance major, 1985), our 14-year old daughter Loryn and 10-year old son Landon. Together, we made a whirlwind tour of Delmarva over the last several years and couldn’t be happier to have landed back on the Shore with our family and friends.
Christy is currently the associate dean and associate professor of management in the Perdue School of Business.
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