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James Behel

James Behel
Director of Business Graduate Studies


"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life - in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing."
Philippians 2:14-16

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • PhD, University of Arkansas, 1998
  • MBA, Auburn University, 1982
  • MAT, Harding College, 1973
  • BA, Harding College, 1972

Academic Positions Held:

  • Graduate Academic Affairs Director, 2006 to present
  • Professor of Computer Information Systems, Harding University, 2003 to present
  • Associate Professor, Harding University, 1981-2003
  • Online Faculty Appointment, University of Liverpool, 2001
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Webster University, 1993
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Arkansas, 1991-92

Other Positions:

  • Systems Analyst, Alabama Farm Bureau, 1979-1981
  • School Teacher, Searcy School District, 1972-1979

Courses Taught:

  • QBA/ Research Methods (MBA)
  • Applied Business Statistics (MBA)
  • C++
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Software Engineering
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Spreadsheets and Database
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Systems Analysis and Design(MA)

Professional Memberships:

  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Decision Science Institute

Community Activities:

  • Multi-media advisor, Various visiting speakers
  • Deacon, College Church of Christ


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