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Dr. Toney joined the faculty at Savannah State University's College of Business Administration as an Assistant Professor of Economics in August, 2012. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Toney received her Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Hampton University (1989), her MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and Decision Sciences from Clark Atlanta University (2000), and her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from Jackson State University (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at SSU, Dr. Toney was an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Hampton University. She has held positions in Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Wachovia, Toys R Us, and Hewlett-Packard.
Dr. Toney is a Sam Walton Fellow and faculty advisor to Enactus, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Thurgood Marshall /Opportunity Funding Corporation's Business Plan Challenge. She is a Duke University Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) fellow and member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma, American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, the Ph.D. Project, and the National Economics Association. She serves as Parliamentarian on the SSU University Senate. She served as President of the Southwestern Society of Economists from 2013-2014. Dr. Toney has received several research grants and frequently presents her research at national and regional conferences. She has published articles in the areas of economics and business. Her research interests include entrepreneurship, urban economics, migration, quality of life, and economic education.
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