TULSA, Okla, March 11, 2014 |Christian News Service| –Â The Oral Roberts University Board of Trustees and President Dr. William M. Wilson have appointed Dr. Julie HuntleyÂ as Dean for theÂ ORUÂ College of Business. Dr. Huntley will assume her new role as the college’s seventh dean in July 2014.
“Dr. Huntley brings a strong combination of academic excellence and high level corporate experience that will energize the students and faculty to new levels of achievement,” said Dr. Wilson. “Her commitment to whole-person education within her discipline is exemplary.”
Dr. Huntley comes toÂ ORUÂ with more than 10 years of industry experience with IBM. She distinguished herself in marketing and sales at IBM with multiple awards for superior performance, account leadership and customer goal attainment. Dr. Huntley’s doctoral research for IBM brought her distinction for identifying drivers of account profitability and growing customer relationships.
From her 20 years of academic experience, Dr. Huntley has served in leadership roles for multiple assessment and accreditation initiatives. As director of assessment, she assumed responsibility for formulating a comprehensive assessment approach for the College of Business at Point Loma Nazarene University. Leading curriculum development for marketing, she has drawn from her experience teaching graduate, undergraduate, and online courses in the areas of marketing management, marketing strategy, marketing research, marketing principles, and marketing in an entrepreneurial world. She has also been actively involved in faculty mentoring and recruitment.
In the classroom, Dr. Huntley is recognized for her strong faith and passion for faith integration. As anÂ ORUÂ graduate, Dr. Huntley’s core values have led her to focus on developing business leaders with Christ-like character. She challenges students to live their faith and hear God’s voice in their chosen professions. Dr. Huntley most recently has worked to transform her classes with Team-Based Learning (TBL)â€”a pedagogy receiving focus in business schools due to its significant impact on student learning and engagement.
Dr. Huntley’s research has advanced knowledge and learning in the area of relational strategies in buyer-seller and cross-functional relationships. Her most recent publications have centered on buying center influences and linking relational quality to account profitability. Excellence in her doctoral research program earned her the American Marketing Association (AMA) Doctoral Consortium Fellow award.
Dr. Huntley received her B.S. in Marketing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, her MBA fromÂ ORU, her Ph.D. in Marketing from Arizona State University, and her Ministerial Training Certificate from Rhema Bible Training Center. She has been tenured as a full professor at bothÂ ORUand PLNU.
Dr. Huntley originally joined theÂ ORUÂ College of Business faculty in 1999 and served atÂ ORUÂ for 10Â years before moving to Point Loma NazareneUniversity in San Diego, Calif., where she is currentlyÂ a tenured professor of marketing. She will be returning toÂ ORUÂ as a specialist in business-to-business (B2B) marketing, bringing with her an emphasis on practical training and application.
TheÂ ORUÂ College of Business is accredited at both theÂ baccalaureate and graduate level by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The college offers a broad range of undergraduate degrees including accounting, business administration, finance, international business, management and marketing. TheÂ ORUÂ College of Business also offers a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and an online Masters of Management degree. The college incorporates small classes that allow students to receive one-on-one attention from business professors with a wide array of knowledge. For more information about theÂ ORUÂ College of Business, visitÂ www.oru.edu/academics/college_