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Turney Stevens
Dean of the College of Business

B.A. – Lipscomb University
M.B.A. – Vanderbilt University, Owen School of Management
Public company director certification from
UCLA’s Anderson School of Management Directors College
Professional Experience
Dean at Lipscomb since March 2008
Nashville investment banker since 1972
Founder of PlusMedia Inc., a Nashville publishing company
Co-founder of the City and Regional Magazine Association
President of Rodgers Capital Corporation, a global finance company
Chairman of Williams Printing Co.
Co-founder of Harpeth Companies, a health care investment firm
Professional Information
One of the Ethisphere Institute's 2009 100 Most Influential People on Business Ethics
Corporate ethics trainer for companies such as Bridgestone Americas
Serves on board of Kohlberg Capital Corp. in New York
Founder of the Hilton and Sallie Dean Institute of Corporate Governance and Integrity
Interesting Information
Former board member or chair at various Nashville non-profits including Inner City Ministry, Agape and Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Lipscomb University’s Alumnus of the Decade Award


Andy Borchers
Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

Academic Chair

-- D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
-- M.B.A., Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management
-- Bachelor of Industrial Administration, General Motors Institute

First honors, Owen School, Vanderbilt
Summa Cum Laude, General Motors Institute

Professional Experience
Associate Professor of Business, Department Head, Kettering University, 2001 – 2011
Director of IT Programs, Distance Learning and University Professor, Adjunct Instructor, Lawrence Technological University, 1997 – present
Account Manager, Buick City Assembly Center, 1996 – 1997
SE Manager, RSC/DRSC/Southfield SE Center, 1993 – 1996
SE Supervisor, Distributed Systems Engineering, 1989 – 1991
SE Supervisor, Demand Systems Division, Government Systems Group, 1987 – 1989
SE Supervisor, CPC Manhattan Project, 1985 – 1986
Senior Systems Analyst, Pontiac Motor Division, 1983 – 1985
Systems Analyst, GMISCA, 1982 – 1983

Professional Information
Board of Directors, Educational Foundation of the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals, 1998 – present
Program Evaluator in Information Systems and Information Technology – ABET (formerly Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology), 2004 – present
Editorial board member – Information Resource Management Journal, 2001 – present
Associate Editor – Journal of Cases in IT, 2003 – present

Research Information
Published in:
Dictionary of Information Science and Technology
ERP & Data Warehousing in Organizations: Issues and Challenges
Journal of STEM Education
Journal of Academy of Business and Economics
Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship
Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship
Journal of Manufacturing Systems
Journal of ECommerce in Organizations
Communications of the AIS
Cases on Information Technology Applications and Management in Organizations
EDS Systems Journal
Journal of Urban Research

Interesting Information
Elder at Lake Orion Church of Christ, 2003 – 2011
Frequent on-camera contributor to ABC12 TV in Flint Michigan as an industry analyst for the automotive industry, 2009 – 2011
President of Instrumental Music Association, Clarkston High School, 1998 – 2000

George Boulware
Professor of Management and Marketing

B.S. – University of North Carolina
M.B.A. – Emory University
Ph.D. – University of South Carolina
Outstanding Teaching Award, Lipscomb University – 1993
Lipscomb University Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, College of Business – 2005
Best Financial Planner, Consumer’s Research Council – 2005-06 
Professional Information
26 years of financial planning experience
Two professional certifications:
 • Financial planner
 • American Marketing Association
Marketing professor at LIpscomb for 41 years
Business experiences in:
 • Spain
 • Argentina
 • China
 • Germany

Interesting Information
Habitat for Humanity, Jimmy Carter Blitz Build – 2005

John Crawford
Professor of Management and Marketing

B.A ., M.B.A, Ph.D. – University of Alabama
Professional Information
Published various articles in journals and at conferences such as:
 • International Journal of Management
 • Conference proceedings of the Atlantic Marketing Association
 • Conference proceedings of the Society for Marketing Advances
Interesting Information
American Civil War, and Naval history enthusiast

Allison Duke
Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

B.S. – Murray State University
M.B.A. – Lipscomb University
Ph.D. – University of Mississippi
2009 Best Research Paper by the Academy of Management.
Paper titled “Performance Is Not Enough: Political Skill in the Longitudinal Performance-Power Relationship”
Professional Experience
Management Instructor, University of Mississippi – 3 years
Human Resources Manager, Progeny Marketing Innovations – 3 years
HR Systems and Operations Manager, Aspect Communications – 3 years
HR and Payroll Systems Trainer, PayMaxx Inc. – 3 years
Professional Information
Published several articles in various journals such as:
 • Journal of Applied Social Psychology
 • Leadership Quarterly
 • International Journal of Human Resource Management

Ray Eldridge
Professor of Management and Marketing

B.S. – The Citadel
M.B.A. – Golden Gate University
Masters equivalent – U.S. Army Command & General Staff College
M.S. – Syracuse University
D.B.A. – University of Sarasota
Syracuse University Chancellor’s Faculty Inspiration Award for “Excellence”
U.S. Army Faculty Development Award – Designated “Master Instructor"
Professional Experience
Dean, School of Business, Freed-Hardeman University – 3 years
U.S. Department of Commerce, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners – 2 years
Associate Professor of Management, Freed-Hardeman University – 5 years
Served on Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Board of Examiners – 1 year
Professor of Military Science & Department Chair, Syracuse University – 4 years                   
Leadership experience as a career U.S. Army officer serving throughout the United States and on numerous worldwide deployments – 20+ years
Professional Information
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs accreditation evaluator and mentor
Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence and Senior Member, American Society for Quality
Summer Technology Enhancement grant recipient
Published articles at:
   -- Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs annual conference
   -- Southeastern Council of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, proceedings of annual international conference

Charles Frasier
Chair of Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Professor of Accounting, Finance and Economics

B.S. – Lipscomb University (then David Lipscomb College)
M.A. – University of Alabama
Listed among Top Fifty accountants in "Tennessee's Accounting's Finest," BusinessTN – 2009
Hilton and Sallie Dean Endowed Chair of Accountancy – 2000-2008
TSCPA Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award – 2000
John William Baker Summer Fellowship Award – 1995  
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Lipscomb University – 1985, 1991 and 2002
Professional Experience
Worked at Ernst & Young in Huntsville, Ala. – 4 years
Partner in Frasier, Dean & Howard since 1971
Professional Information
Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant
Published articles in various journals such as:
 • Tennessee CPA Journal
 • Journal of Accountancy
 • Gospel Advocate

Richard Grant
Professor of Accounting, Finance and Economics

B.A. – McMaster University 
Ph.D. – George Mason University
Professional Experience
Chief Economist, Chamber of Mines of South Africa – 2 years
Director of Research and Publications, Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa – 2 years
Contributing editor and columnist, Financial Mail, Johannesburg, South Africa – 1 year
Taught finance and business at Witwaterstrand University – 5 years
Professional Information
Taught at universities in seven countries
Board of Scholars, Tennessee Center for Policy Research, Nashville, Tenn.
Publications Editor, Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa and the Financial Mail
Published two books:
 • Real Money
 • Nationalisation
Co-edited the book Liberty and Prosperity
Published articles on economics and health care in South Africa
Weekly columnist on government and economics in The Tennessean

Bill Ingram
Professor of Accounting, Finance and Economics

B.S. – Lipscomb University
M.A., Ph.D. – West Virginia University
Professional Experience
Board Member of Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Society of Nashville – 4 years
Professional Information
Presented economic forecast lectures at two Middle Tennessee bank conferences in October 2005

Michael Kendrick
Director for the Center of Global Connectedness and Collaboration
Associate Dean for Graduate Business Studies

Associate Professor of Management

B.A. – University of Montevallo
M.Ed., Ed.D. – Vanderbilt University
M.B.A. Outstanding Teacher Concentration Spring 2005
Awarded Summer Grant for 2006 to study employees of faith-based, for-profit companies, examining their ratings of organization culture and commitment to the organization.
Professional Experience
Senior Human Resource Consultant and Director of Training for The Tennessean – 3 years
Director of a Regional Human Resource Center and Plant Director of Human Resources for General Motors Corporation –16 years
Management Training Specialist for the State of Alabama’s Industrial Development Training – 1 year
Professional Information
Certified in the Global Mindset Inventory by the Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Najafi Global Mindset® Institute
Co-designed one of the first team plants with General Motors, as well as designing and managing a team-based regional organization for GM.
Worked with The Wire Association International, Society of Human Resource Management and CAT Insurance on developing teams in organizations.
Co-facilitated a session on the book Good to Great for the Nashville Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

John Lowry
Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing

B.A. – Pepperdine University
M.A. – Abilene Christian University
Ph.D. – Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law
Professional Experience
Practiced law with Strasburger & Price, LLP, in Dallas, Texas – 4 years
Advised health care entities on operational issues, contract negotiations and risk management
Served as a California State Assembly Fellow – 1 year
Professional Information
Serves as vice president for the Strategic Resolutions Group, LLC (SRG)
Led many non-profit organizations in the area of conflict management
Completed graduate work in dispute resolution at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and in public policy at California State University
Works with the law department of Tenet Healthcare Corporation on a consulting basis

Jeffery Mankin
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Finance and Economics

B.S .– Lipscomb University
M.Acc. – University of Alabama
Ph.D. – University of Mississippi
Doctoral Teaching Award, Patterson School of Accountancy, University of Mississippi – 1999
Professional Experience
Certified Public Accountant
Principal of Prium Investment Management, LLC
Professional Information
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Nashville
Published two articles at the proceedings of the American Accounting Association Southwest Regional Meeting
Level III Candidate of the Chartered Financial Analyst Exam
Interesting Information
Has visited England, France, Germany, Italy and Mexico
Leads a mission trip to Mexico and serves at the City of Children orphanage – 8 years

Perry Moore
Director of Master of Accountancy Program
Professor of Accounting, Finance and Economics

B.S. – Lipscomb University
M.A. – University of Alabama
Ph.D. – University of Georgia
Outstanding M.B.A.Teacher for a Concentration Class – 2004
Accounting Educator Award from the Tennessee Society of CPAs – 2000
Member of the Year for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Nashville Chapter – 1993 
Outstanding Doctoral Teaching Assistant in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia – 1991
Professional Experience
Assistant EDP Auditor with NLT Corporation – 1 year
Provided consulting and training services through Perry Glen Moore, CPA – 15 years
Consulted for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – 15 years
Director of the Accounting Academy for the Tennessee Society of CPAs – 2002-2006
Professional Information
Wrote and reviewed questions for the Auditing and BEC portions of the CPA examination with ACT/AICPA
President of the Tennessee Society of Accounting Educators – 1 year
Chair of the Accounting Education and Career Awareness Committee, Tennessee Society of CPAs, 2006-2010
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, certificate in data processing
Currently serving on Regional Conference Advisory Board, Institute of Internal Auditors
Approved by the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy to provide state-specific ethics training

Leanne Smith
Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing

B.A., M.B.A. – Lipscomb University
M.S. – Middle Tennessee State University 
Outstanding Advisor Award, 2009 
Professional Experience
Association for Business Communication – 4 years
Association for Institutional Research – 1 year
Tennessee Association of Institutional Researchers – 2 years
17 years experience writing, editing, and publishing in newspapers and newsletters
Interesting Information
Coordinates the Lipscomb University College of Business Mentorship Program
Mission trip leader to the island of Saba with students, 2008-2009
Editor/writer/publisher for women’s ministry newsletter and Resource Center on Aging newsletter, Harpeth Hills Church of Christ
Ministry leader/coordinator/co-teacher for teen girls/college/young professionals classes at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, 1999-2005

Randy Steger
Professor of Management and Marketing

A.A. -- Freed Hardeman College
B.A. -- Harding University
M.B.A. -- Murray State University
D.B.A. -- University of Kentucky

Mary Morris Award for Exemplary Service to Society -- 2007
Delta Mu Delta, Lipscomb Chapter – 2004
United Nations Award, Brentwood Baha’I Community – 2002
Outstanding Alumnus Award, Harding University – 2002
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Lipscomb University –1992

Professional Experience
President Healing Hands International -- 1990-present
Real Estate broker at Marshall Realty -- 3 years
Marketing consultant at Wilkerson & Assoc. -- 7 years
Partner in Cook & Kimble, Inc. -- 2 years
Partner in Spring Creek Press -- 4 years

Professional Information
On the Board of Directors for the Sales and Marketing Executive Club of Nashville

Laura Williams
Assistant Professor of Management

-- Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, University of Mississippi
-- M.B.A., Accounting and Leadership, Lipscomb University
-- B.S., Accounting and Management, Lipscomb University

Nashville Emerging Leader Award, 2012
Tennessee Prison for Women Education Volunteer of the Year Award, 2012
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, 2010
University of Mississippi Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award, 2009
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship, 2001 – 2002
Certified Fraud Examiners Scholarship, 2001 – 2002
Dr. & Mrs. A.G. Williams Memorial Scholarship, Lipscomb University, 1996 – 2002
Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities, 1999 – 2000

Professional Experience
Instructor of Management, University of Mississippi, 2006 – 2010
Financial Intern, Senior Auditor, Hospital Corporation of America, 2001 – 2004

Professional Information
Member, Academy of International Business
Member, Academy of Management
Member, CABLE,
Member, Southern Management Association
Organizational Behavior Track of the Southern Management Association Conference, 2007 – 2010

Research Information
Corporate social responsibility through financial literacy education across Asia: A case study
Antecedents and consequences of workplace engagement
Workplace spirituality and organizational performance
Research Presenter, Tennessee Economic Summit for Women, Women on Corporate Boards Session, 2011
Published in:
Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Social Networks
Knowledge-driven corporation: A discontinuous model.  LMX leadership: The series
Advancing relational leadership research: A dialogue among perspectives. Leadership Horizons series