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.
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
between 2006 and 2008.
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
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