Faculty Senators

The faculty senate is a representative body comprised of faculty members from each college that provides advice to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees. Each member will be a liaison between their college and the Senate and meet with the dean to report on deliberations.

The purpose of the faculty senate is to establish a sense of community among all faculty members throughout NC State. Poole College’s faculty senators are there to benefit faculty as a whole and act as the college’s voice in university-wide decision making.

Poole College Representatives

Neal Parker, teaching assistant professor in information technology

Neal Parker has over 10 years of experience in higher education and has taught at Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Parker has been with the Poole College of Management for the past four and a half years in the department of business management teaching numerous classes on information technology. He received his Ph.D. in computer and information systems from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. 


Troy Pinkins, director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

Troy Pinkins supports students, faculty, and corporate partners through services offered by the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) within the Poole College of Management. As the director of the SCRC, Pinkins leads the strategic development of programs and initiatives and partners with other NC State departments and other centers of excellence within the private sector industry and public-sector organizations. Pinkins also serves as a lecturer in strategic management within Poole College.  He earned his master of business administration from the Jack Welch Institute in 2015 and his bachelor of science in communications from NC State in 2009. 


Paul Williams, professor of accounting 

Paul Williams focuses on accounting ethics, accounting epistemology, and sociology of accounting knowledge throughout his research. His teaching responsibilities cover principles, intermediate financial accounting, cost accounting, and governmental/not-for-profit accounting. Williams has served on the faculty senate periodically since 1993 and was a member of the executive committee. His research has been featured in distinguished publications such as Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Accounting and the Public Interest, and The Accounting Review. Williams graduated with a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1977.