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Rich Brown

Rich Brown


"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets."
Matthew 7:12

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • Professional Certified Marketer, 2001
  • PhD, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1999
  • MS, Texas A&M University, 1992
  • BBA, Harding University, 1988

Academic Positions Held:

  • Associate Professor of Marketing, Harding University, 2008 to present
  • Associate Professor of Marketing, Freed-Hardeman University, 1996-2008
  • Visiting Faculty, Pepperdine University, 2004
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1992-1996
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, 1991-1992

Other Positions:

  • Sales Representative, Dillard's Department Stores (1989-1990)
  • Special Agent, Northwestern Mutual (1988-1989)
  • Head Sales Representative and Instructor, Nautilus Health Spa (1981-1985)

University Activities and Committees:

  • Faculty advisor for marketing students, Freed-Hardeman University, 1996-2008
  • Sponsor of SIFE, served as Sam Walton Fellow, Freed-Hardeman University, 1997-2005
  • Chapel Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 1998-2002
  • Athletics Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2000-2001
  • Academic Affairs Committee, Freed-Hardeman University,2001-2003
  • Brown-Kopel Business Building Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2001-2003
  • Faculty Advisory Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2003-2008.  Chairman, 2004-2005
  • Chair, Academic Support Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 1998-1999
  • Wellness Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2007-2008
  • Enrollment Committee, Freed-Hardeman University, 2007-2008
  • Ad hoc committee to evaluate university pricing strategy, Freed-Hardeman University, 2006-2007
  • Dissertation Committee at Touro University, 2005-2006

Courses Taught:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Personal Selling
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Services Marketing
  • Promotions Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Ethics
  • World of Business
  • Marketing Management (Graduate)
  • Strategic Decision Making (MBA capstone)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Marketing Association
  • Academy of Marketing Science
  • Society for Marketing Advances

Refereed Proceedings:

 Full Paper

  • Brown, R. T. (2001). Perhaps It's Time to Rethink the Way We Think About Sales Jobs.  Annual Conference of the Society for Marketing Advances.
Articles in Books of Readings
  • Brown, R. T. (2006).  An Assignment that Ties the Principles of Marketing Course Together.  In Charles Lamb, Joseph Hair, and Charles McDaniel (Ed.) Handbook for New Instructors: Getting Started with Great Ideas, 8th ed.  Southwestern Publishing.
  • Brown, R. T. (2002).  An Assignment that Ties the Principles of Marketing Course Together.  In Joseph F. Hair (Ed.) Great Ideas in Teaching Marketing, 6th ed.  Southwestern Publishing.

Community Activities:

  • Spring Break Campaign, Sponsor of mission trip during spring break, 2007
  • Mission trip to Port Au Prince, Haiti, 2005
  • Mission trip to Georgetown, Guyana, 2004
  • Spring break mission trip to Wisconsin, 2004
  • Volunteer labor for Chester County Barbeque Festival


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