Skinner School of Business and Technology


JAMES T. HIATT, Dean, Skinner School of Business and Technology; 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 the 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.

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 Skinnner 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 digital graphic design and multimedia, web development, and specialized computing. 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.