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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Feb 03, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Terry Leap, Head
John Hoffman, Assistant Head

Leap, T. (Lawson Professor), PhD – Iowa
Mangum, S. (Dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair,) PhD – George Washington
Miller, A. (William B. Stokely Chair), PhD – Washington
Morris, M. (Associate Dean and Skinner Professor), PhD, CFLE – Tennessee
Ranft, A. (Associate Dean and Reagan Professor), PhD – North Carolina
Reger, R., PhD – Illinois
Smith, A.D. (Flaskerud Professor in Business), PhD – North Carolina
Stahl, M. (Williams B. Stokely Distinguished Professor), PhD – Rensselaer Polytechnic

Associate Professor
Crook, T.R., PhD – Florida State

Assistant Professors
Munyon, T., PhD – Florida State
Pierce, R.H., PhD – Ohio State
Williams, D., PhD – Georgia State

Anderson, J.C. (Senior Lecturer), MIM – Thunderbird
Barksdale, C.D., PhD – Tennessee
Graves, T.H., MS – East Tennessee State
Greene, H., MBA – Tennessee
Hoffman, J.G. (Senior Lecturer), MBA – Notre Dame
Jacobs, J., PhD – Tennessee
Mackey, D.L. (Senior Lecturer and McKamey Scholar), PhD – Tennessee
Richardson, C.P., MS – Purdue
Seat, J.E., PhD, PE – Tennessee
Swift, G.D., MBA – Georgia State
Wood, K.C., MBA – Wharton
Youngs, L., MBA – Tennessee

Emeriti Faculty
Ladd, R.T., PhD – Georgia

Human Resource Management

The management of human capital is critical to the success of an organization. The Human Resource Management major prepares students to assume positions as human resource generalists and specialists. The major develops a student’s competencies in forecasting human resource needs as well as the recruitment, selection, training, and development of employees. Human resource managers are also involved in designing performance appraisal systems, developing compensation and benefit programs, monitoring employee health and safety, and establishing cooperative working relationships with organized labor, all of which are covered in the coursework. The human resource management curriculum also addresses analyzing current labor force trends, treating employees fairly, encouraging diversity, and understanding the foundations of employment law.


Management is a broad field that focuses on the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling of an organization’s resources. A manager’s ultimate objective is to help his or her organization achieve and sustain a competitive advantage. Careers in management have diverse starting points and trajectories. Management majors can be found working throughout the world in many different industries such as manufacturing, financial services, transportation, entertainment, health care, and many more. Some Management graduates start their own businesses while others spend their careers in governmental and non-profit organizations. One common thread is that people who work as managers depend heavily on their problem-solving and communication skills. The Management curriculum also prepares students for post-graduate work in business, law, health care, and other fields.


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