Liddle named assistant dean and department chair in College of Business

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Lipscomb University’s College of Business has appointed Bart Liddle chair of its Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing and assistant dean for health care programs.

liddle_bart_250An assistant professor of management, Liddle previously served as director of graduate business programs. Under his leadership, Liddle helped launch the college’s Master’s of Management program, designed to assist recent non-business graduates transition into the business world. Liddle joined the Lipscomb faculty in June 2012. As assistant dean for health care programs, Liddle will lead the college’s efforts to continue developing health care offerings. Currently the college offers a health care concentration in its MBA program and will be starting a new Master of Management in health care this fall.  

In his new role, Liddle will oversee the Lipscomb College of Business’s undergraduate management programs with concentrations in corporate management, entrepreneurship, international business, human resources and supply chain management, and undergraduate marketing programs with concentrations in corporate marketing, internet and social media, marketing for entrepreneurs, professional sales and graphic arts.

“Dr. Liddle brings tremendous enthusiasm and creativity to the classroom,” said Andy Borchers, professor of management and associate dean for undergraduate programs. “Students find him to be engaging, challenging, faithful and fun all at the same time. All of us in the College of Business are blessed to have Dr. Liddle as a colleague and friend.”

Liddle came to Lipscomb with two decades of industry experience. He started his career at professional services company KPMG, and subsequently spent nearly 15 years at HCA’s corporate offices in Nashville. During his tenure at HCA, Liddle served in roles in audit, information technology, finance and operations.

A Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Liddle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Lipscomb University, a Master of Business Administration from Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business and a Ph.D. in health services administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He serves on the board of The Well Coffeehouse and is on the finance committee for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. He formerly served on the board of Rocketown and Youth Encouragement Services.