Dean and Kenneth R. Bartee Endowed Professor, College of Business

Year Started at JMU: 2013

Contact Info

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Georgia (with major in Human Resource Management)
Professional Interests
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Reputation
  • Career Transitions
Professional Background
  • In addition to Elon and GW, she has been on the faculty of the University of Central Florida, UNC Charlotte, UT El Paso, and Mercer University. 
  • She also has been a visiting professor at the University of Maryland, and the Helsinki School of Economics and Business with appointments in Finland and South Korea.  
  • Extensive consulting and executive education experience with private and public organizations in the areas of leadership, human resource management, and organizational behavior. 
  • Clients have included Lockheed Martin, Harris Teeter, BDO Seidman LLP, Marriott, Sears, BankofAmerica, Wachovia, and the cities of Charlotte, NC, and El Paso, TX
  • Taught in the executive MBA program at the LG Electronics Headquarters in South Korea, as well. 
Current Courses Taught
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management 
Positions Held
  • Professor of Management and Dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University (2007-2013).
  • Associate  Dean for Undergraduate Program, and Associate Professor of Human Resources Management, School of Business, George Washington University (-2007)
Awards and Recognitions
  • During her tenure as dean at Elon, the Love School of Business achieved reaccreditation by AACSB-International, completed a revisioning and strategic planning process, doubled its endowment, added new faculty and staff lines, and achieved two important national rankings:   Bloomberg Businessweek  ranked  the part-time MBA program #1 in the south and #6 in the nation, and ranked the undergraduate business program as #26 for academic quality, #36  private school program, and #60 overall.
  • Board member, Southern Business Association of Administrators
  • Associate editor of the International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • She has served on several journal editorial boards
  • Past board member of:
    • Society for Human Resource Management Foundation
    • the Institute for Sustainable Development
    • Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management
    • Southern Management Association
    • Christian Service Center of Central Florida
Key Publications
Co-author of Human Resource Management:  Managing Employees for Competitive Advantage.  

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