Faculty & Staff

Phil Rickard

  • Professor & Assistant Director, MBA | Director, Public Administration
  • Business Administration Department
  • DBA, Northcentral University
  • MBA, Marshall University
  • BBA, Concord University

Contact Info

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  • Office: 615-248-1405

Dr. Phil Rickard is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in various areas of financial and managerial accounting related to energy industries. He has also served in various student ministry roles in West Virginia, Ohio, and Tennessee. Dr. Rickard possesses greater than 20 years of university teaching experience ranging from accounting, investments, business law, non-profit management, and public administration. He is passionate about equipping students and organizational leaders with the strategic business concepts and Biblical principles needed to be effective professionals. Dr. Rickard is married to his wife, Connie, and together they have two sons, Brock, and Nick.


Areas of Expertise

  • Research and Development Reporting and Cost Management
  • Internal Control and Fraud Prevention
  • Strategic Management of Resources
  • Innovation and Intellectual Property
  • Public and Non-Profit Fiscal Administration


Certifications and Memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant since 1991
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant since 2015
  • CPA License in Tennessee and West Virginia
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants