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With educational, teaching, and work backgrounds in business and higher education, it is natural that Coleman has combined the two.

All organizations are dependent on effective leadership and management to function effectively--including colleges and universities.  On the pages contained in this section of the website are practical writings on higher education leadership and management from business and economics perspectives.  The ideas drawn upon for these writings come from contemporary leadership, management, and organization theory. 

The MBA Primer section contains the beginnings of a book.  Rather than sitting upon these ideas until some future publication date, these ideas are being offered here and now.

Feel free to read and use these ideas as you need.  It is only asked that proper credit be given when using these ideas in other places or in other writings.  Also, be sure to see the weekly business articles that Coleman wrote for the Abilene Reporter-News between 2006 and 2008.


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The insights gained into higher education and its business and economics aspects come from more than two decades of work and study in higher education, leadership, and management.  Coleman's work in higher education began before his freshman year in college and it has continued ever since.   His graduate and post-graduate academic training reinforced his interest in leadership, management, and higher education.

Coleman is Director of the Leadership Studies Program and Professor of Management and Leadership at Hardin-Simmons University.  The Leadership Studies Program is a multi-disciplinary minor and includes students and faculty from all areas of campus.  From 1999-2003, Coleman served as Associate Dean of the Kelley College of Business at HSU and as Acting Dean during the summer of 2002. 

Coleman has developed and offered quality educational programs and services to students in both public and private colleges and universities and has a first-hand appreciation for the staff, faculty, and administrative roles needed to make institutions of higher education thrive.  Those combined experiences, in addition to his academic training and zeal for higher education, have provided him with a rare combination of experiences and insight into higher education.

 

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