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George Oliver

George H. Oliver
Professor
Director of Human Resources

goliver@harding.edu

"But just as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge... see that you also excel in this grace of giving."
2 Corinthians 8:7

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • MSA, Central Michigan University, 1985
  • BA, Harding College, 1957
  • AA, Florida College

Academic Positions Held:

  • Dean, School of Business, Harding University, 1988 - 1992
  • Chair of Management Department, Harding University, 2000 to present
  • Professor, Harding University, 1992 to present
  • Associate Professor, Harding University, 1985-92

Other Positions:

  • Chief, Training and Employee Development Division U.S. Army Tank-Auto Command, 1979-85
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1975-79
  • Defense Contract Administration Services Region, 1972-75
  • Vice-President, Giffin Floors, Inc., 1969-72
  • General Motors, Pontiac Motor Division, 1961-69
  • Midwestern United Life Insurance Company, 1960-61
  • U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1958-60

Recognition and Honors:

  • Harding University: Distinguished Teacher Award, 2000 - 2001
  • Lexington=s Who=s Who Registry of Executives & Professionals 1999-2000.
  • Harding University School of Business Distinguished Teacher                   Award, 1999.
  • "Who's Who in the South and Southwest" Silver 25th Edition, 1997-1998.
  • "Who's Who Among America's Teachers",fourth edition, 1996-1997
  • Chairman, Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners(1993 - 1994 Academic Year)
  • Silver Jubilee Appreciation Award, Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus, (June 1989)
  • Dedicated Government Service Award, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive
  • Command, (August 1985)   
  • Official Commendation for Meritorious Service, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, (July 1984)
  • Certificate of Merit, State of Michigan, (Michigan Senate) (June 1982)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Governor, State of Tennessee, (April 1982)
  • Official Commendation - Performance Excellence, Department of the Army, (December 1982)
  • Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp, Governor, State of Alabama, (August 1981)
  • Outstanding Performance Award, Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus, (June 1980)
COBA and University Committees:
  • University Faculty Welfare
  • University Assessment (Co-Director)
  • University Graduate Academic Affairs Council
  • COBA Executive Committee
  • COBA Graduate Faculty Council
  • COBA Assessment Team

Courses Taught:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Ethics, E-education, University of Liverpool, England
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
    • Past President, Board of Directors (1996 - 1997)
    • Chair, President's Advisory Council (1999 - 2001)
    • Member, Academic Hall of Fame Committee (1999 - 2001)                                        
    • Member & Chair, Board of Commissioners (1992 - 1994)
  • Academic Advisor, Certified Managers of Reporting Services Comm (NCRA, 1986-present)
  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) (1995-Present)
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)(1990-Present
  • Treasurer, Board. Of Dir., West Ghana Mission Foundation (WGMF)   (2003-2006)
  • Member, Board of Dir, International Health Care Foundation (IHCF) (formerly African Christian Hospital Foundation) (1995-2001)
  • Faculty Advisor, Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society. (1998 - 2005)
  • Coordinator, Business Ethics Program, Arthur Anderson & Co. Center for Professional Education  (1998 - 1999)
  • Musical Director, Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus (Ret)
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Luckett Christian Academy (Ret)

Areas of Interest:

  • Leadership in Development
  • Ethical Trends in the Workplace
  • Human Resource Practices
  • Association of Business Schools and Programs (Accreditation)

Publications and Presentations:

  • "What We Are Is Where We've Been," Nashville, TN, 1996
  • “Transitions to Work,” Cooperative Education, AR,1994

Community Activities:

  • Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Institute” Instructor
  • Board Member, Ghana West Africa Missions
  • Treasurer of Local Congregation
  • Consultant: Searcy Children’s Home (2006-present)
  • Consultant:  Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Children’s Home

 

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