Rebecca calls both Hattiesburg, MS and New Orleans, LA her dual hometowns as she spent equal amounts of time in both during her childhood. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Microbiology and worked a few years in that field as a lab supervisor. She then moved to corporate life with Big Pharma, working in a variety of sales and marketing roles with Merck, Bayer, Eli Lily, Abbott, and Johnson & Johnson. During this time, she earned an MBA from Belmont University and later joined their faculty as an adjunct professor. She quickly developed a passion for teaching and research while teaching sales and marketing classes there. Deciding to transition from corporate life to academia, she pursued and earned a PhD in business administration with a focus in marketing from Kennesaw State University in December 2020. Utilizing her marketing, sales, and healthcare experience in Big Pharma, she joined the faculty of Lipscomb University in 2019 to help launch the Masters of Healthcare Administration Program. In addition to academics, Rebecca operates investment property LLCs in Mississippi and Tennessee. Outside of academics, she serves and has served on several non-profit boards of directors, including Nashville Humane Association, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and Bluegrass Doberman Rescue. Rebecca is married to Dr. Stan Burcham, and they live a *mostly* harmonious life with their three dobermans. They enjoy camping, kayaking, hiking, and traveling in the spare time their four-legged friends allow.
Ph.D. - Business Administration - Marketing, MBA - Healthcare Concentration, BS - Microbiology