Skinner School of Business and Technology


JAMES T. HIATT, Dean, Skinner School of Business and Technology; Associate Vice President for Academic Programs; Professor of Business, 1983—

BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1976; JD, University of Tennessee, 1979; MBA, Middle Tennessee State University, 1991.

GREG RUNYAN, Chair, Department of Business Administration; Associate Professor of Business, 1987—

BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1979; CMA, CFM, CPA, Tennessee; MBA, Tennessee State University, 1989.

MICHAEL J. LEIH, Chair, Department of Information Technology; Associate Professor of Information Technology, 2009—

BA, Point Loma Nazarene College, 1988; MS, California State University at Fullerton, 1994; PhD, Claremont Graduate University, 2009.

DEAN DIEHL, Director of Music Business Program; Instructor of Music Business, 2008—

BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1987; MBA, Middle Tennessee State University, 2011.

RICK MANN, Director, Graduate and Professional Studies; Professor of Leadership and Strategy, 2013—

BS, Western Michigan University, 1979; MDiv, Canadian Theological Seminary 1983; MA, Ohio State University, 1986; PhD, Ohio State University 1986; MB A, University of Minnesota, 2009.

JAMES E. AGEE, III, Associate Professor of Business, 2000—

BBA, Eastern Nazarene College, 1994; PhD, University at Albany, 2000.

ANDREW M. BERRY, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, 2009—

BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2005; MS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2007.

JONATHAN B. BURCH, Associate Professor of Management and Leadership, 2000—

BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1997; MBA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1999; EdD, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2003.

KENNETH J. BURGER, Professor of Marketing and Management, 2003—

BS, North Dakota State University, 1967; MBA, Kent State University; DBA, University of Kentucky, 1981.

J. ALLEN JINNETTE, Associate Professor of Accounting, 2004––

BBA, Middle Tennessee State University, 1992; MS, Middle Tennessee State University, 1993; MPA, Georgia State University, 2000; PhD, The University of Mississippi, 2010; CPA Tennessee.

MARY ANN MEINERS, Professor of Economics, 1990—

BSFS, Georgetown University, 1975; PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1988.

TIMOTHY S. MYATT, Associate Professor of Information Technology, 2012—

BA, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1981; MS, The Ohio State University, 1983; MBA, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2010.

BRANDEE NORRIS, Assistant Professor of Health Care Programs and Management, 2012—

BA, University of Alabama, 1996; MS, Barry University, 2002; PhD, Capella University, 2014.

ROY PHILIP, Associate Professor of Marketing, 2005––

BCom, Bishop Heber College, 1990; MBA, Bishop Heber College, 1994; DBA, Anderson University, 2009.

TY J. TABERNIK, Associate Professor of Information Technology, 2006—

BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2000; MS, Purdue University, 2002; MBA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2005; PhD, Capella University, 2008.

SCOTT D. WARD, Professor of Finance, 2006—

BS, University of Southern California, 1980; MBA, Indiana University, 1982; MA, University of Rochester, 1988; PhD, University of Rochester, 1992.

Skinner School of Business and Technology General Information

The Skinner School of Business and Technology (SSBT) includes the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Information Technology. The Department of Business Administration offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in accounting, community development, information technology, E-commerce, digital multimedia communication, music business, international business, management, and marketing. The offerings of the Department of Information Technology include the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with concentrations in web development and specialized computing and the Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and Technology. Also housed in the SSBT are accelerated degree-completion programs for working adults in Business Administration-Management (BAM), Computer Information Technology (CIT), and Health Information Technology (HIT) as well as graduate programs in management (MSM, MBA, and MSIT). The MBAIT program is being discontinued and no applications are being accepted. Classes will be offered for all current groups to finish the program.

For students seeking a more general educational experience of a management-related nature, the Skinner School of Business and Technology also supports an interdisciplinary BA degree program in Management and Human Relations (MHR).

The purpose of the Skinner School of Business and Technology is to enable students to develop strong competencies in their chosen career fields, thereby preparing them to make positive contributions to their profession and society. Programs focus on fulfilling the mission of the University by seeking to develop business leaders and managers who understand and appreciate Christ’s call to servanthood as the foundation of effective leadership.