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Bryan D. Burks

Bryan D. Burks, D.B.A, C.P.A.(inactive)
Dean

bburks@harding.edu

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“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
James 4:13-15

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • D.B.A. in Accounting, Nova Southeastern University, 2006
  • M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 1995
  • BBA in Accounting, Harding University, 1989

Academic Positions Held:

  • Dean of COBA, Harding University, 2002 to present
  • Associate Dean of COBA, Harding University, 2000-02
  • Director of Accounting, Harding University, 1999-2002
  • Associate Professor, Harding University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Webster University, 1998-2000

Other Positions:

  • Accounting Manager, Horace Small Apparel Company, 1992-95
  • Accountant in Audit Division, Ernst & Young, LLP Accounting Firm, 1989-1992

COBA and University Committees and Responsibilities:

  • COBA Executive Committee, Chair
  • COBA Assessment Committee, Chair
  • COBA Graduate Faculty Council
  • Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society Sponsor
  • University Executive Committee
  • University Dean’s Council
  • University Academic Leaders Committee
  • University Graduate Academic Affairs Committee
  • University Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee
  • University Information Technology Policy Committee
  • University Strategic Planning Committee
  • University Chapel Committee (2000-03)
  • McNair Program, Board of Directors

Courses Taught:

  • Accounting Principles
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting I and II
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Federal Tax
  • Federal Analysis
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Graduate Accounting and Theory

Professional Memberships:

  • American Accounting Association (AAA), 1998 to present
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA), 1996 to present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 1995 to present

Community Activities:

  • Member of Searcy Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, United Way of White County
  • Harding Academy Advisory Board
  • President, Harding Academy PFTA (2005-06)
  • Vice-President, Harding Academy PFTA (2004-05)
  • Deacon, College Church of Christ, 1997 to present
  • Chair of Finance Committee, College Church of Christ (2006-present)
  • Teacher of Sunday morning College student bible class
  • Coach of several youth athletic teams
Allen Frazier

Allen W. Frazier, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Chair of Management Department

afrazier@harding.edu

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“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:14-21

 

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • Ph.D. Capella University, 2006
  • M.B.A., University of Wisconsin, 2000
  • B.B.A., Harding University, 1983

Academic Positions Held:

  • Assistant Professor of Business, Harding University, 2001 to present

Other Positions:

  • Vice-President/Senior Loan Manager, The American National Bank, 1998-2001
  • Vice President/Manager/Senior Lender, Associated Bank, 1997-1998
  • Vice-President/Sales Manager/Marketing Director, Bank One, 1990-1997

COBA and University Committees and Responsibilities:

  • Harding University Chapel Committee
  • Sponsor, Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)
  • SA Faculty Sponsor
  • HU Spiritual Life Committee 

Recognition and Honors:

  • Sponsored two undergraduate team that received
    1st Place
    for the Governor’s Award in 2005 and
    1st Place
    for the Entrepreneurial Development Business Plan Competition in 2006
  • Sponsored two teams that placed in the top 6 undergraduate finalists for the Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Development Business Plan Competition, 2004

Courses Taught:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Small Business Management
  • Money & Banking
  • Human Resource Management
  • Personal Finance
  • Labor Relations

Areas of Interest:

  • Organization Management
  • Leadership and Power
  • Ethics

Publications and Presentations:

  • Presented paper:  “CRM in Financial Services” at the 2004 SAM International Conference
  • Presented paper:  “Transformational Leadership and the Use of Power” at the 2005 SAM International Conference
  • Presented paper:  “The Centrality of Leader Integrity, is Leader Integrity Important?” at the 2006 SAM International Conference

Community Activities:

  • Deacon, College Church of Christ

Professors

Phil Brown

Philip A. Brown, Ph.D., C.P.A.(inactive)
Professor

pbrown@harding.edu

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"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men"
Colossians 3:23

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • PhD, University of Mississippi, 1999
  • MBA, West Virginia University, 1984
  • BBA, Harding University, 1981
  • AA, Ohio Valley College, 1979

Academic Positions Held:

  • Director of Accounting Program, Harding University, 2002 to present
  • Associate Professor, Harding University, 1999 to present
  • Assistant Professor, Harding University, 1987-99

Other Positions:

  • Small Business Consultant

Recognition and Honors:

  • Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award – Alpha Chi, 2006
  • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004
  • United Who’s Who in America, 2003
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000 and 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1999
  • Doctoral Consortium Fellow, University of Mississippi, 1998
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Mississippi, 1998
  • College of Business Outstanding Faculty Award, 1995 and 2002
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1993, 2000, 2005

COBA and University Committees:

  • COBA Assessment Team
  • Served as Social Club Advisor, 1995, 1998-2005
  • Served on Student Appeals Committee, 1994-present
  • Served on Chapel Appeals Committee, 1995-present
  • Served on Rank and Promotion Committee, 2001-2003
  • Served on Liberal Arts Curriculum Review Committee, 1996
  • Served as College of Business High School Coordinator, Fall 2001
  • Coordinated COBA Business Plan Competition, 2003
  • Sponsored Student Teams in Governor’s Challenge Business Plan Competition, 2002-present
  • Coordinated COBA Business Plan Competition, 2003
  • Sponsored Student Teams in Governor’s Challenge Business Plan Competition, 2002-present
  • Served on Social Club Evaluation Committee, 2004
  • Served as Sponsor of the Accounting Society, 2004-present

Courses Taught:

  • Graduate Accounting Environment and Concepts, MBA
  • Graduate Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting, MBA
  • Graduate Research Statistics, MBA
  • Graduate Accounting Theory, MBA
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Internship
  • Advanced Accounting
  • CPA Review/Accounting Theory
  • Financial Analysis
  • Business Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Personal Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management Simulation

Professional Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 1989 to present
  • American Accounting Association, (AAA), 1995 to present
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1989 to present
  • Christian Business Faculty Association, 2004-present
  • Association of Private Enterprise Education, 2004-present

Areas of Interest:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Behavioral Accounting
  • Ethics
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Christian Stewardship

Publications and Presentations:

Papers Presented:

  • “Using Case Studies in the Intermediate Accounting Classroom: Tips and Techniques”, American Accounting Association National Convention, Washington DC, August 2006
  • “Public Perceptions of Accounting: The Accountant in Cinematography”, Society of Business, Industry and Economics Association, Natchez, MS, April 2006
  • Revisiting the Use of Case Studies: Practical Tips and Techniques for Our Classrooms”, Christian Business Faculty Association, San Diego, CA, October 2005
  • “Forensic Accountants: Individually and Collectively Serving the Public Good”, American Academy of Accounting and Finance, New Orleans, LA December, 2003.
  • “Ethical Exemplification and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct:  An Empirical Investigation of Auditor and Public Perceptions”, AAA National Convention, Honolulu, HI, August 2003.
  • “Cultures, Family Values, Trust and Economic Development”, Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV, April, 2003.
  • AThe Effect of an Accounting Tutoring Program On Students= Success in the First Principles Course@, American Academy of Accounting and Finance, New Orleans, December, 2001.
  • AIncome Level and Income Type as Determinants of Tax Return Preparation Fees: An Empirical Investigation@, AAA National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2000.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Published:

  • Dissertation - AThe AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and Exemplification: An Empirical Investigation of Auditor and Public Perceptions@.
  • “Ethical Exemplification and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct: An Empirical Investigation of Auditor and Public Perceptions” Journal of Business Ethics. (October 2006)
  • Revisiting the Use of Case Studies” Practical Tips and Techniques for Our Classrooms”, CBFA Journal, 2005
  • “The Effect of ‘Ability to Pay’ on Tax Preparation Fees” in Federation of Business Discipline, Volume 2, Spring 2004                              
  • “Income Level and Income Type as Determinants of Tax Return Preparation Fees: An Empirical Investigation@ in Advances in Accounting, Volume 19, pg 189-213, Spring 2002.
  • AThe Effect of An Accounting Tutoring Program on Students= Success in the First Principles Course@, The Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Vol 10, No.1, Spring 2002.

Community Activities:

  • CATS Week Presenter, Conducted Week Long Seminars to High School Students, 2000 to present
  • Presented Investment Program to International Students Society, 2002
  • Presented Program to Newport, AR Investment Club, 2000
  • Conducted Personal Finance Seminar for the Searcy Community through West Side church of Christ, 1998
  • Junior and Senior High Bible Class Teacher
  • Coordinated Katrina Disaster Relief, Downtown Church, 2005
  • Member of the Building Finance Committee, Downtown Church, 2005-present
  • Finance Committee Member, College Church, 1999-2004
  • Chaired Holiday Toy Store, Searcy Community, December 2004, 2005
  • Coordinated School Supply Drive, Searcy Community, August 2004, 2005
  • Served with Annual Day of Caring, Searcy Community, August 1999-present
  • Sponsored/Led Mission Trip to West Memphis, AR, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Sponsored/Led Mission Trip to New York City, September 2001
  • Sponsored/Led Mission Trip to Chicago, July 2001
  • Sponsored/Led Mission Trip to Northeast (New Hampshire, Vermont) July 2000
Rich Brown

Rich Brown, Ph.D., PCM
Professor

rbrown1@harding.edu

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"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets."
Matthew 7:12

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • Professional Certified Marketer, 2001
  • PhD, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1999
  • MS, Texas A&M University, 1992
  • BBA, Harding University, 1988

Academic Positions Held:

  • Associate Professor of Marketing, Harding University, 2008 to present
  • Associate Professor of Marketing, Freed-Hardeman University, 1996-2008
  • Visiting Faculty, Pepperdine University, 2004
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1992-1996
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, 1991-1992

Other Positions:

  • Sales Representative, Dillard's Department Stores (1989-1990)
  • Special Agent, Northwestern Mutual (1988-1989)
  • Head Sales Representative and Instructor, Nautilus Health Spa (1981-1985)

University Activities and Committees:

  • Faculty advisor for marketing students, Freed-Hardeman University, 1996-2008
  • Sponsor of SIFE, served as Sam Walton Fellow, Freed-Hardeman University, 1997-2005
  • Chapel Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 1998-2002
  • Athletics Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2000-2001
  • Academic Affairs Committee, Freed-Hardeman University,2001-2003
  • Brown-Kopel Business Building Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2001-2003
  • Faculty Advisory Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2003-2008.  Chairman, 2004-2005
  • Chair, Academic Support Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 1998-1999
  • Wellness Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2007-2008
  • Enrollment Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2007-2008
  • Ad hoc committee to evaluate university pricing strategy, Freed-Hardeman University, 2006-2007
  • Dissertation Committee at Touro University, 2005-2006

Courses Taught:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Personal Selling
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Services Marketing
  • Promotions Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Ethics
  • World of Business
  • Marketing Management (Graduate)
  • Strategic Decision Making (MBA capstone)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Marketing Association
  • Academy of Marketing Science
  • Society for Marketing Advances

Refereed Proceedings:

 Full Paper

  • Brown, R. T. (2001). Perhaps It's Time to Rethink the Way We Think About Sales Jobs.  Annual Conference of the Society for Marketing Advances.

Articles in Books of Readings

  • Brown, R. T. (2006).  An Assignment that Ties the Principles of Marketing Course Together.  In Charles Lamb, Joseph Hair, and Charles McDaniel (Ed.) Handbook for New Instructors: Getting Started with Great Ideas, 8th ed.  Southwestern Publishing.
  • Brown, R. T. (2002).  An Assignment that Ties the Principles of Marketing Course Together.  In Joseph F. Hair (Ed.) Great Ideas in Teaching Marketing, 6th ed.  Southwestern Publishing.

Community Activities:

  • Spring Break Campaign, Sponsor of mission trip during spring break, 2007
  • Mission trip to Port Au Prince, Haiti, 2005
  • Mission trip to Georgetown, Guyana, 2004
  • Spring break mission trip to Wisconsin, 2004
  • Volunteer labor for Chester County Barbeque Festival
David Burks

David B. Burks, Ph.D., C.P.A.
Chancellor

chancellor@harding.edu

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"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him."
2 Corinthians 2:14

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • Ph.D., Florida State University, 1974
  • CPA, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, 1974
  • M.B.A., University of Texas, Austin, 1966
  • B.A., Harding College, 1965

Academic Positions Held:

  • Chancellor, Harding University, 2013 to present
  • President, Harding University, 1987 to 2013
  • Dean of School of Business, Harding University, 1967-1987
  • Director of American Studies Program, Harding University, 1967-1987
  • Professor, Harding University, 1967-1987

Recognition and Honors:

  • Harding University Distinguished Alumni Award, 1999
  • School of Business Outstanding Alumnus Award, 1988
  • Harding University’s Distinguished Teacher Award, 1975 and 1986
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Personalities of the South
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

Courses Taught:

  • Christian Business Ethics; Business Policy; Organizational Behavior

Professional Memberships:

  • Member and past Chair of the Board of Trustees, Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Consultant/Evaluator for Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Universities, 1986 to present
  • Member of National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Community Activities:

  • Elder, College Church of Christ
  • Past President and current member of Searcy Industrial Development Corporation
  • Member of Board of Directors, First Security Bank
  • Member and Past President of Searcy Kiwanis Club
  • Past president and member of Searcy Chamber of Commerce

Publications:

  • General editor of Against the Grain, Harding University, 1998, Searcy, Arkansas
  • The Christian Alternative for Business, G. T. Press, Dallas, 1978
  • Strategic Management Simulation, a computerized business game, Harding University, 1973
Reet Cronk

Reet Cronk, Ph.D.
Professor
Chair of Management Information Systems Department

rcronk@harding.edu

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"but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • PhD, University of Southern Queensland, 2004
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, University of Southern Queensland, 1992
  • MSc, Australian National University, 1983
  • Bachelor of Applied Science(Medical Technology), University of Canberra, 1981

Academic Positions Held:

  • Chair of Management Information Systems Department, Harding University, 2000 to present
  • Associate Professor of Business, Harding University, 2004 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Business, Harding University, 1999 to 2004
  • Lecturer in Information Systems, University of Southern Queensland, 1992-99
  • Instructor in Biochemistry, University of Southern Queensland, 1988-90

Other Positions:

  • Consultant Biochemist, Agritech Laboratories, 1987
  • Research Officer, Australian National University, 1976-86
  • Research Assistant, CSIRO, 1979
  • Technical Officer, Commonwealth Pathology Laboratory, 1976-78
  • Laboratory Technologist, National Biological Standards Laboratory, 1975

COBA and University Committees and Responsiblities:

  • COBA Assessment Committee
  • COBA Graduate Faculty Council
  • International Program Committee
  • COBA Executive Committee
  • Environmental Stewardship Committee

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate

  • Web Concepts
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Data Analysis and Modelling
  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Systems Planning and Management

Graduate

  • Management Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Managing Technological Innovations
  • Corporate Information Systems Strategy

Professional Memberships:

  • Chairperson and executive committee member for the annual European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, 1999-present
  • Executive Committee and Chairperson:  European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (1999-present)
  • Conference Program Committee:  European Conference on Knowledge Management (2002-present)
  • Conference Program Committee:  European Conference on Business Research Methods (2003-present)
  • Conference Program Committee:  International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning (2002-present)

Publications and Presentations:

  • Cronk, R. (2012).  Using Non-interactive Games to Increase Student Engagement and Participation in Class Discussion.  Ed-Media 2012.  
  • Cronk, R. (2011).  Social Capital, Knowledge Sharing and Intellectual Capital in the Web 2 Enabled World.  Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Knowledge Management.  
  • Stone, J. & Cronk, R. (in press, 2010).  Ethics in the Virtual World: A case study of the suitability of second life to faith based education.  Society of Business, Industry and Economics Association.  
  • Wolhuter, B. & Cronk, R. (in press, 2010).  Perceptions of leadership amongst college students studying at a medium-sized private university.  Society of Business, Industry and Economics Association.  
  • Cronk, R. (2010).  Social Capital, Knowledge Sharing and Intellectual capital in the Web 2 enabled world.  Society of Business, Industry and Economics Association.  
  • Cronk, R. (2009).  Social Technologies and Student Faculty Relationships in the Online Learning Environment.  ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications.  
  • Cronk, R. (2009).  A Theoretical Framework for Evaluating Possible Threats and Opportunities of Web 2.  3rd European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
  • Cronk, M 2005, “Generic Management Principles for Maximizing ICT Value?”  Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Finland, September
  • Cronk, M. ‘Information System Business value: A Conceptual and Empirical Investigation’ PhD, University of Southern Queensland, 2004
  • Cronk, M. & Fitzgerald, E. 2002, ‘Constructing a Theory of ‘IS business Value from the Literature’ Electronic Journal Of Business Research Methods.Vol.1, Issue 1, November 2002
  • Cronk, M. & Fitzgerald, E. 2002, ‘Constructing a Theory of ‘IS business Value from the Literature’, Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Paris, France, July.
  • Cronk, M. & Fry, G. 2001, Information technology Evaluation: How far have we come?’, Southern African Business Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 17-20.
  • Fry,  G. & Cronk, M. 2001, ‘Evaluating Information Technology: Towards a Consequential Model’, Proceedings of the Eighth  European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Oxford, England, September.
  • Cronk, M. C. 2000, ‘Understanding Information System Evaluation through Holistic Construal’  Southern African Business Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 1-6.
  • Cronk, M. C. 2000, ‘Understanding Information System Evaluation through Holistic Construal’ Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Dublin, Ireland, October.

Community Activities:

  • Joint leadership of summer campaigns for Christ to Australia
  • Presentations to community groups such as White County Hospital
  • Mentoring of students and younger women in the church, through home Bible studies and personal relationships
Mark Davis

Mark A. Davis, D.B.A.
Professor

mdavis1@harding.edu

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"but those whose hope is in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Isaiah 40:31

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • DBA, University of Sarasota, 2003
  • MBA, Baker College, 1999
  • BSOE, Religion, Wayland Baptist University, 1987
  • BSOE, Business Administration and Technology, Wayland Baptist University, 1981

Academic Positions Held:

  • Associate Dean, College of Business, 2006-2010
  • Associate Professor and Chair of Marketing and Sales Department, Harding University, 1999 to present
  • Vice President, College of Extended Learning, Rochester College, 1998-1999
  • Vice President of Operations, Rochester College, 1993-1998
  • Associate Professor, Rochester College, 1998-1999
  • Previous Adjunct Faculty: Baker College, Webster University, University of Liverpool (England)

Other Positions:

  • Retired Officer, United States Air Force, 1973-93

Recognition and Honors:

  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2006, 2005, 2004
  • Who’s Who in the Midwest, 1998
  • Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Education, 2006

COBA and University Committees:

  • University Academic Affairs Committee
  • COBA Executive Committee
  • COBA Graduate Faculty Council
  • University/COBA Assessment Team
  • Business Core Review Committee, Chair
  • University Accreditation Writing Committee

Courses Taught:

Graduate:

  • Marketing Management
  • Negotiations
  • Conflict Management
  • Human Resource Management

Undergraduate:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Promotions and Advertising
  • Business Research
  • Negotiations
  • Professional Sales
  • Internet Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Collective Bargaining and Unions
  • International Marketing
  • International Business
  • Personal Finance

Professional Memberships:

  • American Marketing Association (AMA) (University chapter co-sponsor)
  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Don Diffine

Donald P. Diffine, Ph.D.
Professor
Director of the Belden Center for Private Enterprise Education
Director of Economics Department

ddiffine@harding.edu

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“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written: ‘For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.’ Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”

Romans 8:35-39

 

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • PhD, University of Mississippi, 1975
  • MA, St. Mary’s University, 1970
  • BA, California State University, 1966

Academic Positions Held:

  • Professor, Harding University, 1971 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, Southeaster School of Banking, Vanderbilt University, 1999-2000
  • Graduate Faculty, Harding University, 1999
  • Economics Institute for Teachers, 1997-99
  • Adjunct Professor, Midsouth School of Banking, 1989-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University, 1980-82
  • Adjunct Professor, Evening Division, Arkansas State University, 1972-84
  • Adjunct Professor, Webster University, 1982 - present

Other Positions:

  • United States Air Force
    • Squadron Commander
    • Senior Training Officer
    • Administrative Officer (Air Training Command), 1968-71
    • Squadron Section Commander (Strategic Air Command), 1966-68
    • Officer Training School (OTS), 1966
  • Accountant, Management Trainee, Southern California Edison Co.

Professional Activities

  • Congressional testimony provided on business problems, economic impact statements, inflation-recession dilemmas.
  • Economic Humorist—speaker for conventions, management clubs, chambers, stockholders meetings, commencements.

Recognition and Honors:

  • Inducted into Students In Free Enterprise Hall of Fame, Kansas City, MO
  • The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge presented the George Washington Honor Medal for ATo The Flag--Out Banner of Liberty@ (1991).F
  • First Annual Distinguished Scholar Award, Presented by the Association of  Private Enterprise Education, Cleveland, Ohio, 1988.
  • Free Enterprise program named Seventh in the nation foundation to a poll of college executives conducted by the John Templeton Foundation and the Foundation for Economic Education, Irving on the Hudson, NY, 1991.
  • The Freedoms Foundation Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education and a trip to Valley Forge to receive the award (1981).
  • Faculty award for sponsoring a First Place Winner in an essay contest judged by Nobel Economist Milton Friedman. (1983).
  • Fifteen Freedoms Foundation honor awards and George Washington medals in the categories of Economic Education, and Platform Address (1977-1990).
  • National Flag Foundation's New Constellation Award (1990) for a booklet entitled, "To the Flag--Our Banner of Liberty" (1989).
  • Designated as a Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellow by Wal-Mart Foundation (1992-present).
  • Six bronze award plaques from the Board of Directors of the Arkansas State as State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate Associate Industries, for bringing national Economics Team championships to Arkansas.
  • "Capitalism Corps" Economics Teams have won first place in national Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) competitions in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, and 1987. They were runners-up in 1979, 1983, 1988 and 1989.
  • Received positive reviews and commendations in the annual reports of  the United States Industrial Council and the National Federation for Independent Business.
  • "Certificate of Appreciation" for service to the Armed Forces of the United States by Richard M. Nixon, Commander in Chief, June 28, 1971.
  • Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service (1971).
  • Outstanding Unit Award, U.S. Air Force (1969).
  • National Defense Service Medal (1966). 

COBA and University Committees:

  • COBA Executive Committee
  • COBA Assessment Team
  • Sponsor of Economics Team
  • Sponsor of Phi Beta Lambda

Courses Taught:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Economic History of the United States
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Applied Economic Theory for Business
  • Intermediate Microeconomics

Professional Memberships:

  • Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, 1998 to present
  • Board of Directors for Arkansas Council on Economic Education, 1998 to present
  • Listed in Guide to Public Policy Experts, published by the Heritage Foundation, 1992 to present
  • Association of Private Enterprise Education (Charter Member, 1977)
  • International Platform Association, 1988
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society
  • Member of local, state and U.S. Chambers of Commerce

Community Activities:

  • Chairman, Senior Adults Ministry, College church of Christ
  • Deacon, College church of Christ, 1987 to present
  • Youth Services Committee, College church of Christ
  • Benevolence Committee, College church of Christ
  • Foster Care Committee, College church of Christ
  • Office and Records Committee, College church of Christ
Randall McLeod

Randall M. McLeod, J.D.
Professor
Director of Professional Sales Department

rmmcleod@harding.edu

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"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully."
Romans 12:4-8

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:
• J.D., Memphis State University, 1974
• B.A., Memphis State University, 1971

Academic Positions Held:
• Harding University, 1988 to present
• Memphis State University, 1984-88

Other Positions:
• Self-Employed Business Consultant, 1977-88
• Sales Representative, Paul Revere Insurance Company, 1982-84
• Political Consultant, 1977-82
• Manager, Commercial Lines Insurance Agency, 1978-82
• Regional Sales Manager/Assistant State Manager, Federal Kemper Insurance Company, 1975-78
• Clausel and Porter, Attorneys at Law, 1973-75

Recognition and Honors:
• President’s Council
• Outstanding Member Award, Sales and Marketing Association
• Paul Harris Fellow Award, Rotary International
• Outstanding Faculty Advisor Certificate, Pi Sigma Epsilon
• Outstanding Service Award, College of Business, 1994
• Faculty Member of the Year Award, College of Business, 2003

Professional Memberships:
• Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Interim Executive Director, 2002 to present
Vice President, 2001-02
Board of Directors, 1999 to present
Treasurer, 1999 to present
Liaison, Articulation Committee, Strategic Planning and Annual Conference Committee
• Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society
Board of Directors, 1995 to present
President, 1998-2001
Vice-President, 1997-98
Regional Director, 1995-97
• Sales and Marketing Executives Association of Arkansas
President, 1997
Board of Directors, 1995-98
• Faculty Sponsor, Pi Sigma Epsilon Business Fraternity
• Rotary Club of Searcy, Arkansas
President, 1998
• Federation of Business Honor Societies
Board of Directors, 1996-99
• Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society
Board of Directors, 2002 to present
Scholarship Committee, 2002 to present
• Searcy Airport Commission
Chair. Board of Directors, 2002 to present
Commissioner, 2000 to present
• Tri-County Drug Task Force, 2000 to present
• White County Tax Advisory Committee
• Member, American Marketing Association (AMA)
• Member, Society for Advancement of Management (SAM)
• Member, Educational Liaison, Criminal Justice Institute of Arkansas

Community Activities:
• Educational Liaison, Sales and Marketing Executives of Arkansas
• Coordinator, Internships for all Sales and Marketing Majors
• Liaison for Searcy High School Economics Class

George Oliver

George H. Oliver, M.S.A.
Professor

goliver@harding.edu

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"But just as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge... see that you also excel in this grace of giving."
2 Corinthians 8:7

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • MSA, Central Michigan University, 1985
  • BA, Harding College, 1957
  • AA, Florida College

Academic Positions Held:

  • Dean, School of Business, Harding University, 1988 - 1992
  • Chair of Management Department, Harding University, 2000 to present
  • Professor, Harding University, 1992 to present
  • Associate Professor, Harding University, 1985-92

Other Positions:

  • Chief, Training and Employee Development Division U.S. Army Tank-Auto Command, 1979-85
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1975-79
  • Defense Contract Administration Services Region, 1972-75
  • Vice-President, Giffin Floors, Inc., 1969-72
  • General Motors, Pontiac Motor Division, 1961-69
  • Midwestern United Life Insurance Company, 1960-61
  • U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1958-60

Recognition and Honors:

  • Harding University: Distinguished Teacher Award, 2000 - 2001
  • Lexington=s Who=s Who Registry of Executives & Professionals 1999-2000.
  • Harding University School of Business Distinguished Teacher                   Award, 1999.
  • "Who's Who in the South and Southwest" Silver 25th Edition, 1997-1998.
  • "Who's Who Among America's Teachers",fourth edition, 1996-1997
  • Chairman, Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners(1993 - 1994 Academic Year)
  • Silver Jubilee Appreciation Award, Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus, (June 1989)
  • Dedicated Government Service Award, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive
  • Command, (August 1985)   
  • Official Commendation for Meritorious Service, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, (July 1984)
  • Certificate of Merit, State of Michigan, (Michigan Senate) (June 1982)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Governor, State of Tennessee, (April 1982)
  • Official Commendation - Performance Excellence, Department of the Army, (December 1982)
  • Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp, Governor, State of Alabama, (August 1981)
  • Outstanding Performance Award, Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus, (June 1980)

COBA and University Committees:

  • University Faculty Welfare
  • University Assessment (Co-Director)
  • University Graduate Academic Affairs Council
  • COBA Executive Committee
  • COBA Graduate Faculty Council
  • COBA Assessment Team

Courses Taught:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Ethics, E-education, University of Liverpool, England
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
    • Past President, Board of Directors (1996 - 1997)
    • Chair, President's Advisory Council (1999 - 2001)
    • Member, Academic Hall of Fame Committee (1999 - 2001)                                        
    • Member & Chair, Board of Commissioners (1992 - 1994)
  • Academic Advisor, Certified Managers of Reporting Services Comm (NCRA, 1986-present)
  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) (1995-Present)
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)(1990-Present
  • Treasurer, Board. Of Dir., West Ghana Mission Foundation (WGMF)   (2003-2006)
  • Member, Board of Dir, International Health Care Foundation (IHCF) (formerly African Christian Hospital Foundation) (1995-2001)
  • Faculty Advisor, Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society. (1998 - 2005)
  • Coordinator, Business Ethics Program, Arthur Anderson & Co. Center for Professional Education  (1998 - 1999)
  • Musical Director, Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus (Ret)
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Luckett Christian Academy (Ret)

Areas of Interest:

  • Leadership in Development
  • Ethical Trends in the Workplace
  • Human Resource Practices
  • Association of Business Schools and Programs (Accreditation)

Publications and Presentations:

  • "What We Are Is Where We've Been," Nashville, TN, 1996
  • “Transitions to Work,” Cooperative Education, AR,1994

Community Activities:

  • Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Institute” Instructor
  • Board Member, Ghana West Africa Missions
  • Treasurer of Local Congregation
  • Consultant: Searcy Children’s Home (2006-present)
  • Consultant:  Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Children’s Home
Bob Reely

Bob Reely, Ed.D.
Professor
Associate Executive Director of the American Studies Institute

breely@harding.edu

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"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:
• Ed.D, Auburn University, 1976
• M.Ed., Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 1970
• B.M.E., Florida State University, 1960

Academic Positions Held:
• Professor, Harding University, 1980 to present

Other Positions:
• Career Military Officer, United States Air Force – Retired in 1980 with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel

Recognition and Honors:
• Air Force ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate
• Air Force Commendation Medal
• Joint Service Commendation Medal
• Meritorious Service Medal
• Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters
• Distinguished Flying Cross
• Air Force Outstanding Unit Citation
• Presidential Unit Citation
• Vietnamese Air Service Medal
• Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
• College of Business Administration Distinguished Teacher Award, Harding University, 1994

COBA and University Committees and Responsibilities:
• Chair, Lifelong Learning Committee
• American Studies Distinguished Speaker Sponsor

Courses Taught:
• Organizational Behavior
• Production/Operations Management

Professional Memberships:
• Phi Delta Kappa
• Order of the Dadelians
• Chamber of Commerce
• American Management Association

Areas of Interest:
• Leadership
• Motivation
• Management
• Administration

Community Activities:
• Elder, College church of Christ
• Member, Kiwanis Club

Jim Shelton

Jim Shelton, Ph.D.
Professor

jgshelton@harding.edu

Personal Web site

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"But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast."
Ephesians 2: 4-9

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • B.A., Harding University, 1982
  • M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1986
  • M.S., Harding University, 1989
  • CPA (inactive), State of Arkansas, 1991
  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1998

 Academic Positions Held:

  • Instructor of Business, Rochester College, 1986-88
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Harding University, 1988-89
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Freed-Hardeman University, 1991-99
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Freed-Hardeman University, 1999-2006
  • MBA Program Director, Freed-Hardeman University, 2005-06
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Harding University, 2006 to present

 Other Positions:

  • Machine Operator, Bryce Corporation, Searcy, Arkansas, 1980-83
  • Assistant Manager, Sedalia-Pettis County Development Corporation, Sedalia, Missouri, 1985-86
  • Accountant, Operating Budgets and Control, Arkansas Power and Light Company, Little Rock, Arkansas 1989-91

 Recognition and Honors:

·         Named Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Freed-Hardeman University, May 2004

 Courses Taught:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Theory
  • Business Ethics
  • Intermediate Accounting

 Areas of Interest:

  • Social Responsibility Accounting
  • Accounting History
  • Business Ethics
  • Cultural Influences on Accounting
Steve Williams

Steve Williams, D.B.A.
Professor

slwilliams@harding.edu

Personal Web site

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"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds."
Hebrews 10:23,24

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • DBA, Nova Southeastern University, 1992
  • BS, University of the State of New York, 1985
  • MAed, Central Michigan University, 1984
  • MSM, Houston Baptist University, 1983
  • BA, Eastern Illinois University, 1977
  • Arizona Community College Teaching Certificate (Lifetime Certification)

Academic Positions Held:

  • Professor, Harding University, 1997 to present
  • Director of MBA Program, Harding University, 1998-2003
  • President, Baker College Online, 1996-1997
  • President, Center for Graduate Studies, Baker College, 1995-1996
  • Dean, Graduate School, Baker College, 1993-1995
  • Adjunct Faculty, Baker College, 1993
  • Associate Professor, Michigan Christian College, 1992-93
  • Adjunct Faculty, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1984-1997
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of LaVerne, 1987-1991
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Alaska/Anchorage, 1990-91
  • Adjunct Faculty, Wayland Baptist University, 1987-89
  • Adjunct Faculty, Park College, 1984-87
  • Adjunct Faculty, Rio Salado Community College, 1984-87
  • Adjunct Faculty, Nipissing University, 1983-84

Other Positions:

  • Retired Major, United States Air Force, 1970-1991

Recognition and Honors:

  • President’s Council, Harding University, 1997-2004
  • College of Business Faculty Member of the Year, Harding University, 2000
  • COBA Free Market Hall of Fame Award, Harding University, 2002
  • The Century Club, Harding University, 2000-02
  • COBA Certificate of Achievement, Harding University, 2003

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Personal Finance
  • Christian Business Ethics
  • Human Resource Management
  • World of Business
  • Consumer Behavior

Graduate

  • Applied Theory for Business
  • Advanced International Marketing
  • Management Skills and Analysis
  • Multicultural Economic Development
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Marketing Management
  • Leadership Theory and Process

Professional Memberships:

  • American Marketing Association, 2005-prseent
  • Academy of Management, 1981 to present
  • Association of Leadership Educators, 1994-2001
  • Association for Supervision and Training Development, 1993-2002
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1994-2002

Community Activities:

  • Founding President, North American Tribal Council of Indians Without Status, 1995 to present
  • Advisor, Junior Achievement, 1992-2002
  • Participant, U.S. Special Olympics, 1987 to present
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1962 to present

Associate Professors

David Allen

David L. Allen, M.B.A., C.P.A.(inactive)
Associate Professor

allen@harding.edu

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"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
Philippians 4:13

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • CPA, State of Arkansas, 1991
  • MBA, University of Central Arkansas, 1981
  • BA, Harding College, 1973
  • AA, Freed Hardeman College, 1971

Academic Positions Held:

  • Associate Professor, Harding University, 1994 to present
  • Assistant Professor, Harding University, 1987-94

Other Positions:

  • President, David L. Allen, Inc., 1998 to present
  • Associate Minister, Robinson and Center Church of Christ, 1979-87
  • Private Accounting and Tax Practice, 1979-87
  • Youth Director, Westside Church of Christ, 1977-78
  • Chief Accountant, Medicenters of America, Inc., 1975-77
  • Accountant, Arthur Andersen & Co., 1973-75

Recognition and Honors:

  • Teacher of the Year in COBA, Harding University, 2006
  • Who’s Who in Teaching, 2004-05
  • Who’s Who in Teaching, 2000-02
  • Teacher of the Year in the College of Business Administration, Harding University, 1997
  • Who’s Who in Teaching, 1997

Courses Taught:

  • Accounting
  • Individual Taxation
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Partnership
  • Estates and Trust Taxation
  • Personal Finance

Professional Memberships:

  • Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy, 1991 to present

Areas of Interest:

  • Federal Taxation
  • Car Wash Industry
  • Espresso Coffee Industry

Community Activities:

  • Deacon, College Church of Christ, 1996 to present
  • Sponsor, Volunteers in Tax Assistance Program, 1987 to present
  • President, David L. Allen Inc.
Bob Churchman

Bob Churchman, D.B.A., CPA
Associate Professor

bchurchman@harding.edu

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"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
Ephesians 3:14-21

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:
• DBA, Anderson University, 2013
• MBA, University of Central Arkansas, 2004
   BA, Harding University, 1976 

Academic Positions Held:
• Assistant Professor, Harding University, 2004 to present

Other Positions:
• Director of Accounting, Harding University, 2003-04
• Controller, Whitaker Furniture Co., Inc., 1997-2003
• Controller, AK Industrial Contractors, 1996-97
• Treasurer and Co-owner, Churchman Building Center, 1991-96
• President, Robert J. Churchman, CPA, P.A., 1980-91
• Senior Accountant, Russell Brown and Co., 1978-80
• Staff Accountant, Price Waterhouse & Co., 1976-78

Recognition and Honors:
• Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 1990

Courses Taught:
• Principles of Accounting
• Principles of Management and Supervision
• Intermediate Accounting

Professional Memberships:
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 1979 to present
• Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1979-2003
• National Association of College and University Business Officers, 2003 to present

Community Activities:
• Small Group Facilitator, Downtown Church of Christ, 2003 to present
• Volunteer, Christian Health Ministry, 2002 to present
• Member, Youth Committee, Downtown Church of Christ, 1997-2003
• High School Bible Class Teacher, Downtown Church of Christ, 1997-2002
• Deacon, Holden Avenue Church of Christ, 1990-96
• Member, Newport Rotary Club, 1982-1995
• Director of Children’s Bible Hour, Holden Avenue Church of Christ, 1987-1996
• Served as Board Member, Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002

Keith Cronk

Keith A. Cronk, M.Litt.
Vice-President of Information Systems and Technology/CIO
Associate Professor

kcronk@harding.edu

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"Be still, and know that I am God."
Psalms 46:10

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • M.Litt., University of New England
  • Grad. Dip. Comp. Sci., University of Canberra
  • B.A., Australian National University

Academic Positions Held:

  • Associate Professor of Information Technology, Harding University, 2000 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Liverpool, 2002 to present
  • Manager, Corporate and International Services, University of Southern Queensland, 1995-99
  • Sub Dean, University of Southern Queensland, 1993-94
  • Associate Dean, University of Southern Queensland, 1989-92
  • Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, 1987-89

Other Positions:

  • Vice President of Information Systems & Technology/CIO, Harding University, 2000 to present
  • Assistant MIS Manager/Project Manager, Bulk Grains, 1986-87
  • Systems Consultant, Computer Sciences of Australia, 1985-86
  • Computer Systems Officer, Department of Defense Support, 1984-85
  • Computer Systems Officer, Australian Government Publishing Services, 1982-84
  • Computer Systems Officer, Department of Business and Consumer Affairs, 1979-81

COBA and University Committees and Responsibilities:

  • Cabinet Member
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Academic Leaders Committee
  • IT Policy Committee, Chair

Courses Taught:

Graduate:

  • Managing Change
  • Corporate Strategy
  • History of Management Thought
  • Information Architecture
  • Information Systems Development Methods

Undergraduate:

  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
Glen Metheny

Glen Metheny, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chair of Graduate School of Business

gmetheny@harding.edu

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"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • Ph.D, Regent University, 2013
  • MBA, Harding University, 2005
  • BBA, Harding University, 1994

Academic Positions Held:

  • Academic Chair, Graduate School of Business, Harding University, 2014-Present
  • Director, Center for Business Professional Studies, Harding University, 2008-2013
  • Associate Professor of Business, Harding University, 2014
  • Assistant Professor of Business, Harding University, 2008-2013

Other Positions:

  • Director-Center for Adult & Extended Education, Harding University, 2007-2008
  • Associate Director of Admissions, Harding University, 1996-2007
  • Staff Accountant, Miller, England & Co., 1996

COBA and University Committees:

  • COBA Executive Committee
  • COBA Assessment Committee
  • Financial Aid Committee

Courses Taught:

Graduate:

  • Management Skills & Analysis
  • Managing People & Organizations

Community Activities:

 

  • Deacon, College Church of Christ
  • Campaign Chair, United Way of White County, 2014-2015
  • Board, United Way of White County, 2012- Present

Articles:

  • Metheny, G.A. (2012).  Christian Stewardship.  Gospel Advocate, 154(8), 34-35.
  • Metheny, G.A. (2013).  The Value of Leading from the Middle.  Leadership Advance Online, XXIII, 1-7.
  • Metheny, G.A., Winston, B., West, B., & Woods, A. (2014).  Faculty Participation in Decision Making's Impact on Job Satisfaction in Faith Based Institutions.  Journal of Research on Higher Education.  In process.

Presentations:

  • Metheny, G.A. (June, 2013).  Ethics and the Millennial.  Presentation at the Christian Scholars Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, June 6-8, 2013.
  • Metheny, G.A. (March, 2012).  The Critical and Creative Thinking Process with an HRD Perspective. Presentation at the Autonomous Learning World Caucus, Oxford, England.
  • Metheny, G.A. (May, 2012).  Critical Thinking: An Empirical Examination? Presentation at the Conclave for Leadership Research and Analysis, Regent University, May 11-13, 2012.
Mike Oliver

Mike Oliver, D.B.A
Associate Professor

moliver1@harding.edu

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"Always be joyful.  Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:
• DBA in Management, Argosy University, 2004
• CPA (inactive), State of Tennessee, 1989
• MS in Accounting, Harding University, 1987
• BBA in Management, Harding University, 1982

Work Experience:
• Associate Professor in Management, Harding University, 2006 to present
• Assistant Professor in Accounting and Management, Freed-Hardeman University, 1989-2006
• Auditor and Tax Accountant, Frasier, Dean & Howard, CPA 1989
• Auditor, Arthur Andersen & Co., 1987-1989

Courses Taught:
• Financial Accounting
• Managerial Accounting
• Intermediate Accounting I & II
• Auditing I & II
• Marketing Research
• Principles of Management
• Management & Organizational Behavior
• Human Resources Management
• Employee Benefits & Compensation
• Strategic Policy

Jake Stewart

Jake Stewart
Associate Professor

jstewart@harding.edu

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"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:1-2

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • MBA, University of Houston, 1996
  • BS in Computer Science, Harding University, 1984
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Project Management Institute, 2000
  • Project Management Office Certificate of Added Qualification (PMO CAQ),Project Management Institute, 2002

Academic Positions Held:

  • Assistant Professor, Harding University, 2003 to present
  • Adjunct Faculty, LeTourneau University, 2003
  • Instructor, Southern Methodist University, 2002
  • Instructor, Project Management Institute Houston Chapter

Other Positions:

·        Information Technology Manager, Compaq Computer Corporation/Hewlett-Packard , 1988 -2006

 

·        Global Program Management Office Manager, 2002-06

·        eCommerce Development Manager, 2000-02

·        Supply Chain Systems Manager, 1999-2000

·        Manufacturing & Quality SAP Manager, 1998-99

·        SAP Manufacturing Project Management Office Manager, 1998

·        Project Manager for China and Singapore SAP Manufacturing implementations, 1997-98

·        Project Manager for Brazil SAP Manufacturing implementation, 1996-97

·        Data Warehouse Data Quality Manager, 1996

·        Data Warehouse Intransit Manager, 1995-96

·        Factory Operations Systems Manager, 1995

·        Brazil Manufacturing IM Project Manager, 1994-95 (based in Brazil)

·        Information Management Project Manager and Senior Systems Analyst, 1991-94

·        Materials Systems Project Manager, 1988-91

  • Systems Integrator, Stewart Industries, 1987
  • Systems Supervisor, Systems Analyst, Texas Instruments, 1984-87

     

Courses Taught:

  • Project Management
  • Information Technology Project
  • Management Information Systems
  • eCommerce
  • Business Applications Programming
  • Database Design
  • International Business
  • Information Economics

Professional Memberships:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI), 2000 to present

Publications and Presentations:

  • Cross Culture Project Management, PMI North America Global Congress, 2006
  • Promoting Project Management Maturity with an Enterprise Project Management Methodology, PMI North America Global Congress, 2004
  • Establishing a Global Program Management Office in a Corporate Enterprise, IT PMO Best Practices, 2004
  • Implementing a Global PMO (co-author) at PMI, North America Global Congress, 2003

Community Activities:

  • Former deacon, Church of Christ in Champions
  • Former deacon, West Houston Church of Christ
  • Cub scout pack committee, treasurer, den leader, and assistant cub master
  • Coach of youth sports teams

Assistant Professors

Mike Allen

Mike Allen, M.S.
Assistant Professor

mallen7@harding.edu

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“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.  However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name."

Ephesians 3:14-21

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:
• M.S.M., Sloan School of Management, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, 1986
• B.S.I.A., Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1984

Other Positions:
• Regional Planning Director, General Motors Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Japan
• Director Planning & Program Management, General Motors midsize, fullsize, sport and luxury
• Planning Director, GM international operations, Frankfurt, Germany
• Executive Planning Director, FHI-Subaru, Tokyo, Japan
• Vehicle Line Director, Global Compact SUV's, General Motors North America
• Executive in Charge, GM Daewoo North America
• President, Michigan Christian Youth Camp 

Courses Taught:
• International Business
• International Marketing
• Macroeconomics

Yessica Jones

Yessica Jones, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor

yjones1@harding.edu

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"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
Ephesians 3:14-21

Kenneth Moran

Kenneth O. Moran, M.B.A., CFP
Assistant Professor

kmoran1@harding.edu

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"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Philippians 4:8

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • MBA, College of William and Mary, 1986
  • MS, Northcentral University of Arizona, 2008
  • ABD, Northcentral University, 2007
  • BBA, Finance, Freed Hardeman,1984
  • University of Delaware Stonier Graduate School of Banking, 1999
  • CFP Educational Program, College for Financial Planning of Colorado, 1993

Academic Positions Held:

  • Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics, Harding University, 2008-present
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Freed Hardeman University, 2004-2008
  • Assistant Coordinator and Professor, Study Abroad Program, Freed Hardeman University, 2007

Other Positions:

  • Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Officer, Old Point Financial Corporation, 1993-2004
  • Vice President, SunTrust Bank, 1988-1993
  • Bank Officer, Bank of America, 1986-1988

Recognition and Honors:

  • Top 40 Under 40 award given by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 2002
  • Recipient of Wall Street Journal Award, 1984

Professional Memberships:

  • Financial Planning Association
  • Tennessee Bankers Association
  • Financial Management Association

 University Activities and Committees:

  • Faculty Advisor, FMA student chapter, Harding University, 2008-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Freed-Hardeman University, Clayton Investment Team, 2005-2008
  • Faculty Advisor in Finance, Freed-Hardeman University, 2004-2008
  • University Endowment and Investments Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2006-2008
  • Athletics Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2006-2008

Courses Taught:

Graduate:

  • Corporate Financial Management

Undergraduate:

  • Commercial Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Personal & Family Financial Planning
  • Global Business Environment
  • Business Ethics
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Investment Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Markets & Institutions
Zac Muncy

Zac Muncy, J.D.
Assistant Professor

zmuncy@harding.edu

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"Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:
• J.D., U.A.L.R. School of Law, 1986
• B.S., Harding University, 1983
• Licensed Arkansas Title Insurance Agent, 2002 to present
• Licensed Notary Public, 1988 to present
• Licensed Attorney in Arkansas, 1987 to 1995

Academic Positions Held:
• Assistant Professor, Harding University, 2010 to present
• Adjunct Instructor, ASU - Beebe, 1999 to present
• Adjunct Instructor, Harding University, 2006 to 2010

Other Positions:
• Manager, Dalco Closing & Title, 2002 to 2010
• Assistant Vice-President, Heber Springs Escrow and Title Company, Inc., 1995 to 2002
• Manager, Tropical Sno, 1995
• Independent contractor, Douglas W. Coy, P.A., 1994 to 1995
• Self-employed attorney, 1987 to 1994
• Law clerk, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1986 to 1987
• Law clerk, Overbey & Deininger, P.A., 1984 to 1986
• Assistant, Educational Media Center at Harding University, 1979 to 1983 and summer 1984
• Assistant Manager, Pizza Hut, 1977-1979

Recognition and Honors:
• Voted Best of the Best Title Insurance Company, 2010

Courses Taught:
• Legal Environment of Business
• Business Law
• Macroeconomics
• Microeconomics

Community Activities:
• Deacon, College Church of Christ
• Board of Directors, White County Group Homes, Inc., 1990 to present
• Board of Directors, Searcy Youth Soccer Association, 2000 to 2004
• Foothills Art Council, 1991 to 1994
• Searcy Kiwanis Club, 1988 to 1995
• Searcy Chamber of Commerce, 1987 to 1995

Gary Ross

Gary Ross, M.S., C.P.A.
Assistant Professor

gross@harding.edu

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"The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe."
Proverbs 18:10

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:
• MS, Texas Tech University, 1981
• BS, Lubbock Christian College, 1975

Academic Positions Held:
• Assistant Professor, Harding University, 1999 to present
• College of the Southwest, 1989-98
• Arkansas State University, 1998-99

Other Positions:
• Tax Return Preparer, Self-employed, 1989-98
• Vice-President and Cashier, First State Bank of Dimmitt, Texas, 1985-89
• Staff Accountant, Johnson-Miller/Norman Hale, 1981-85
• Cost Accountant, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc., 1978-79

Recognition and Honors:
• Distinguished Achievement Award, College of the Southwest, 1996,1997,1998
• Favorite Instructor Award, College of the Southwest, 1998
• Meritorious Service Award, College of the Southwest, 1998

Courses Taught:
• Principles of Accounting I and II
• Interm Accounting I and II
• Cost Accounting
• Government Accounting
• Tax Accounting I and II
• Advanced Accounting
• Auditing
• Quantitative Business Analysis
• Managerial Finance
• Investments
• Money and Banking
• Macroeconomics
• Microeconomics
• IT - Data Management
• Principles of Management
• Principles of Finance
• Labor Relations
• Small Business Management
• New Business Creation

Professional Memberships:
• Coordinator, Accounting Internship Program, College of the Southwest, 1991-98
• New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1991 to present

Areas of Interest:
• Accounting
• IT
• Economics

Community Activities:
• Member, Education Committee, Westside church of Christ, 1999
• Adult Bible Class Teacher, Westside church of Christ, 1999-2000
• Youth Bible Class Teacher, Westside church of Christ, 2000-03
• Youth Bible Class Teacher, Pine Springs Summer Youth Camp, 1993-96, 2001
• Deacon of Benevolence, Westside church of Christ, 2001-02
• Deacon of Accounting, Westside church of Christ, 2003

Ellis Sloan

Ellis Sloan, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.F.A.
Assistant Professor

esloan@harding.edu

Lori Sloan

Lori Sloan, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor

lsloan@harding.edu

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"just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Matthew 20:28

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:
• MBA, Webster University, 1992
• BA, Harding University, 1986

Academic Positions Held:
• Assistant Professor, Harding University, 1995 to present
• Adjunct Professor, Harding University, 1990-95

Other Positions:
• Major Account Manager, Entergy Integrated Solutions, Inc., 1993-97
• Sales and Promotions, KURB Radio Station, 1991-92
• Sales and Promotions, KKYK Radio Station, 1989-1991
• Catering Manager, The Little Rock Club, 1988-89
• Human Resources Personnel Assistant, First Commercial Bank, 1987-88

Recognition and Honors:
• Named Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1995-98
• Named Outstanding Teacher of America, 1998
• Entergy's Top 5 Sales Person of the Year, 1994
• Awarded Entergy's Presidents Trip, 1993

Courses Taught:
• Professional Sales
• Sales Internship
• Sales Management
• Principles of Marketing
• Consumer Behavior
• Retail Marketing
• Business Ethics for Women
• Marketing Research
• Promotional Strategies
Professional Memberships:
• Sponsor, American Marketing Association (AMA)
• Sales and Marketing Executives Association
• Arkansas Hospitality Association, 1997

Community Activities:
• Ladies Minister for Chenal Valley Church of Christ, 1997-2000
• Serve on Promotional Committee for St. Vincent's ProAm Tennis each year in Little Rock, Arkansas
• Play competitive tennis for Little Rock Athletic Club women's and mixed doubles teams at the 4.0 USTA level
• Volunteer at Little Rock's Chemical Addiction Center

John Stone

John Stone, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor

jstone@harding.edu

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • M.B.A, Harding University, 2006
  • B.B.A, Harding University, 2004 
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSE), 2005
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), 2002

Academic Positions Held:

  • Assistant Professor, Harding University, 2007 to Present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Harding University, 2005 to 2007

Other Positions:

  • Manager, Academic Technology, Harding University, 2006-2007
  • Lab Support Specialist & Systems Administrator, Harding University, 2003-2006
  • Network Analyst, Molecular Design Limited, 2001-2003

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Electronic Information Distribution 
  • Network Administration
  • Data Management 
  • Systems Administration

Community Activities:

  • Sr. High Bible Class Teacher at Cloverdale Church of Christ
  • Deacon at Cloverdale Church of Christ
Norm StoneNorm Stone, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor

nstone@harding.edu

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"What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who is against us?"
Romans 8:31

Degrees, Licenses, and Certificates:

  • M.B.A., Harding University, 2005
  • B.S., General Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1975
  • Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, 1987 to present
  • Certified Energy Auditor, California Energy Commission, 1986

Academic Positions Held:

  • Adjunct Instructor, Harding University, College of Business Administration, 2005-2014
  • Adjunct Instructor, Harding University, Department of Engineering and Physics, 2010-2014

Other Positions:

  • United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1975-1980
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company, 1980-2008
  • Chief Operating Officer, Future Energy Enterprises, LLC, 2009-2012
  • President and Owner, Clean Energy Horizons, LLC, 2012 to present
  • Board of Directors, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, Past President, Sacramento, CA, 1997-2004
  • Board of Directors, Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, Past Secretary, Washington, D.C., 1997-2004

Courses Taught:

  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • International Business
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Data Management
  • Organizational Behavior (MBA)
  • Human Resource Management (MBA)
  • Leadership Theory and Practice (MBA)

Community Activities:

  • Elder, College Church of Christ, Searcy, AR, 2012 to present
  • Elder, Lassen Street Church of Christ, Vallejo, CA, 1997-2004
  • Adult Bible class teacher, College Church of Christ
  • Caring and Sharing outreach ministry, College Church of Christ
Dan Summers

Dan Summers, M.B.A., C.P.A. (inactive)
Assistant Professor

dsummers@harding.edu

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"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."
John 1:1;14

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:
• M.B.A., University of Arkansas - Little Rock, 1990
• C.P.A., Arkansas Certificate 5618
• B.B.A., Harding University, 1981

Other Positions:
• Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute, 1995-2012
• Vice President of Finance; Controller; Budget Control Director, St. Vincent Health System, 1982-1995
• Staff Consultant, Ernst & Whinney, 1981-1982

Courses Taught:
• Survey of Health Information Systems
• Financial Management & Organizational Planning of Health Care Organizations
• Legal Environment of Healthcare

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