DM, University of Phoenix; MBA, Syracuse University; BS, BA, The Citadel

Research Interests

Leadership; mentoring; ethics; virtual environments, both mixed methods and qualitative studies


Dr. Scharff was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army stationed in Ansbach, Germany; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Atlanta; and Fort Campbell, Ky. Following military service, he held several management positions with MCI in Atlanta. He left MCI in 2005 to teach full time at Limestone College, where he is currently chair of the business department. He has spoken at several Academy of Management conferences on ethics, mentoring, and leadership. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member in Walden’s DBA program.