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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    May 24, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management and Entrepreneurship

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Anne Smith, Head
Lindsay Mahony, Assistant Head

Cardon, M. (Nestle Professor), PhD – Columbia
Crook, T.R., PhD – Florida State
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
Plowman, D.A. (Chancellor), PhD – Texas
Pollock, T. (Haslam Chair of Business and Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship), PhD – Illinois
Smith, A.D. (King and Judy Rogers Professor in Business), PhD – North Carolina

Associate Professors
Munyon, T., PhD – Florida State
Williams, D., PhD – Georgia State

Assistant Professors
Gras, D., PhD – Syracuse
Samba, C., PhD – Houston

Barksdale, C. (Distinguished Lecturer), PhD – Tennessee
Carson, S., EdD – East Tennessee State
Cowell, E.L., PhD – Tennessee
Graves, T.H. (Distinguished Lecturer), MS – East Tennessee State
Jacobs, K.C., DBA – Florida
Jacobs, J. (Distinguished Lecturer), PhD – Tennessee
Mackey, D.L. (Distinguished Lecturer and McKamey Scholar), PhD – Tennessee
Mahony, L.E., MBA – Washington State
Rittenhouse, J., DBA – Lincoln Memorial
Strickling, J.A., PhD – Tennessee
Suiter, J.W., PhD - Pittsburgh
Williamson, S.L., MA – WebsterYoungs, L., MBA – Tennessee
Youngs, L. (Senior Lecturer), MBA – Tennessee

Emeriti Faculty
Ladd, R.T., PhD – Georgia
Stahl, M., PhD – Rensselaer Polytechnic
Cadotte, E., PhD – Ohio State

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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