Dr. S. Ann Wilson
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Business Communication
M.Ed., Southern Arkansas University
B.S.E., Southern State College
Teaching Areas: Business and Organizational Communication
Bio:In addition to her teaching experience on the secondary, vocational, community college and university levels, Dr. Wilson has 23 years of experience working in business, industry, and government. Since joining SFA in 2003, she has published book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and presented papers on the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. She has served as President of four professional associations and earned the Teacher of the Year Awards from the Texas Business and Technology Educators Association and the Association for Business Communication Southwestern United States. Dr. Wilson is an SFA Certified Master Online Instructor.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229B
Ms. Lynn Shivers
Office Location: McGee Building; Suite 229
Dr. Marsha L. Bayless
Professor of Business Communication and General Business
M.S., Emporia State University
B.S.E., Emporia State University
Teaching Areas: Business Communication, Records Management, and Managerial Communication (graduate)
Research Areas: Business Communication, Technology and Teaching Pedagogy, Online Delivery of Instruction
Bio:Dr. Marsha Bayless taught at the secondary, vocational school, and community college levels in Kansas before coming to SFA in the last century. Her doctoral dissertation in business communication won the Robert E. Slaughter Research Award. She has presented papers, written and edited proceedings, and authored journal articles and book chapters as part of her research agenda. She co-authored three editions of a Business Communication textbook and was the first woman to win the University Teaching Excellence Award at SFASU. She has served as President of five professional associations including the Association for Business Communication where she received the Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit (2010) and the Distinguished Member of ABC (2011).
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229J
Ms. Judith Biss
Lecturer of Business Communication
B.A., Northwestern University
Teaching Areas: Business Communication, Administrative Communication
Research Areas: Online teaching/learning, online presentation tools, and student attitudes towards writing
Bio:Ms. Judith Biss has been a lecturer in business communication at SFASU since 1999. For nearly 20 years she worked in various managerial positions in the publishing industry, was joint-proprietor of a publishing services business in Chicago, and worked as a trainer. She presents frequently at ABC national and regional conferences, has co-authored proceedings and articles, and was recognized for distinguished papers in 2008 and 2009. She has also been a contributing writer for textbook ancillaries for three editions of the Lehman/DuFrene textbook, Business Communication, published by Cengage.
Office Location: McGee Building; Suite 229T
Dr. Justin Blount
Assistant Professor of Business Law
M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
B.B.A., Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Teaching Areas: Business Law, Business, Government, and Society
Research Areas: Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation, Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility
Bio:Dr. Justin Blount is an Assistant Professor of Business Law at SFASU in Nacogdoches, TX. His primary research interests are in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. He currently teaches courses in Business Law and Business, Government, and Society. Before coming to SFA, he served for 7 years as the Associate General Counsel for a publicly traded financial services company and was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Baylor University Law School.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229
Dr. Timothy Wayne Clipson
Professor of Business Leadership/Communication and Training & Development; and Coordinator for SFA 101-Freshman Success Program
MED, University of North Texas
BA, Southern Nazarene University
Teaching Areas: Leadership, Training and Development, Business Communication
Research Areas: Business Communication and Technology, Leadership
Bio:Dr. Clipson has 40 years teaching experience. A recipient of numerous teaching awards reflects his love of students and teaching. He has lead in development of curriculum in business leadership and training and development. He also helped create and directs SFA 101, which this year offered 75 sections of a course helping freshmen succeed. Additionally, he is an active consultant and public speaker in leadership and communication, delivering personal and professional development programs to organizations throughout the United States. His research supports his teaching. He has written numerous articles, delivered numerous presentations and developed training manuals on leadership and communication.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229N & Steen Library; SFA 101 Suite
Mr. Henry Dunn
Lecturer of General Business
B.B.A., East Tennessee State University
Teaching Areas: Business Ethics and Internships
Research Areas: Business Ethics, Human Resources, Organizational Management/Behavior
Bio:Henry Dunn began teaching at SFA in 2004. Prior to entering academics Mr. Dunn spent 20 years in the private sector industry. His experience includes business ownership and management positions in petroleum, telecommunications, and facilities/project management. In addition to teaching, Mr. Dunn serves as Internship Coordinator for the Department of Business Communication & Legal Studies and faculty advisor for the business student organization, Phi Beta Lambda.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229Q
Dr. J. Keaton Grubbs
Professor of Business Legal Studies
M.B.A., Texas Tech University
B.B.A., Texas Tech University
Teaching Areas: Legal Environment and Advanced Business Law, International Business Law, Employment Law, Negotiation and Alternate Dispute Resolution
Research Areas: Legal issues in business, employment, intellectual property, international business, and alternate dispute resolution
Bio:Dr. Grubbs was a partner in two separate law firms in north Texas during 23 years of private practice prior to joining SFA. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating and has continued with legal consulting while fulfilling his academic duties for the university. His transactional and trial and appellate experience covers a wide range of business sectors and areas of business law. He is also a certified mediator. Dr. Grubbs teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is also certified as an online instructor. His published research and his conference presentations have focused on applied legal research as well as pedagogical issues.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229L
Dr. Susan Jennings
Professor of Business Communication and General Business and Online BBA Coordinator
M.Ed., Southern Arkansas University
B.S.E., Southern Arkansas University
A.A.S., Southern Arkansas University
Teaching Areas: Business Communication, Business Communication Technology, and Information Technology
Research Areas: Communication Technologies in the Workforce and Online Teaching and Learning
Bio:Dr. Susan Evans Jennings has 27 years of experience in teaching, with 11 years at the secondary and 16 years at university levels. She previously worked for 10 years with Lion Oil Company. Before her current position, she was an Assistant Professor at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Since joining SFASU in 2000, she has written 2 textbooks for South-Western Publishing, served 4 years as a journal editor, 6 years as a proceedings editor, had 25 journal articles and 24 proceedings published, and presented more than 80 presentations and workshops at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229N
Dr. Clive Muir
Associate Professor of Business Communication
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
B.Sc., University of the West Indies
Teaching Areas: Business Communication
Research Areas: Business Communication, Communication in Service Industries, Employee Development, Business Education
Bio:Dr. Clive Muir has over 20 years of academic, nonprofit and business experience in the United States and abroad. He has training and experience in the hospitality and travel industry. His doctoral research focused on corporate social responsibility and how businesses communicate with their stakeholders. He has written over 30 journal articles and presented more than 50 papers, workshops and keynotes at local, national and international venues.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229E
Mr. Keith New
Adjunct Faculty of Business Communication
B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University
Teaching Areas: Business Communication, and Business, Ethics & Society
Research Areas: Human Resource Management; Policy and Procedure Development, Training and Development, Safety and Risk Management
Bio:He has 13 years of experience in post-secondary teaching, with 13 years at the community college level, and 3 concurrent years at the university level. Before his current position, his experience included over twenty-five years of progressive management in the private sector, where he held the positions of; Human Resource Manager-ConAgra Foods Inc., General Manager-DFW Logistics, Warehousing Manager-Pilgrim's Pride Inc., and Vice-President of Operations-Dallas Warehouse Company. In the ten years that Mr. New served in the capacity of Human Resource Manager, he developed and wrote policy and procedure, safety, and employee manuals for logistics and food manufacturing facilities. He also serves on the faculty at Angelina College, where he is lead instructor for the General Business program.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229S
Dr. Kyle Post
Assistant Professor of Business Law
J.D., Arizona State University
B.S., Arizona State University
Teaching Areas: Business Law and Real Estate Law
Research Areas: Legal issues for small business owners, business succession planning, tax issues affecting agribusiness, tax policy
Bio:Dr. Post is an Assistant Professor of Business Law at SFA and currently teaches courses in Business Law and Real Estate Law. Prior to joining SFA in Spring 2013, Dr. Post practiced law at two law firms where he focused on business transactions, estate and tax planning, business formation and restructuring, and asset protection planning. In addition, Dr. Post was an adjunct instructor in the online MST program at Northeastern University.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229
Dr. M. Gail Weatherly
Assistant Professor of Business Communication
M.Ed., The University of Texas at Brownsville
B.A., Trinity University
Teaching Areas: Business Communication, Employee Development, and Educational Technology
Research Areas: Business communication, integrity in the online environment, online learning/teaching, educational technology, personal development, employee development, communication in the online environment, factors influencing perception, adult learning
Bio:Dr. Gail Weatherly earned a Ph.D. in human resource development from Texas A&M University, a master's of education in educational technology from The University of Texas at Brownsville, and a bachelor of arts in journalism from Trinity University. Prior to joining the faculty at SFA, Dr. Weatherly served as Director of Academic Administration at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. She was awarded Outstanding Dissertation of the Year 2008 by the Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229H
Dr. Judi Wells
Adjunct Professor of Business Law
Teaching Areas: Oil and Gas Law, Business Law, Negotiation and Alternate Dispute Resolution
Research Areas: Legal issues in business and the oil and gas industry
Bio:Dr. Wells is a Partner, Oil and Gas for the Zeleskey Law Firm in Lufkin, Texas. Her practice focuses on oil and gas law and she represents several large oil and gas exploration companies performing title examination and preparing title opinions. She is experienced in negotiating oil and gas leases, surface damages, pipeline rights-of-way and preparing deeds. She also represents mineral owners and assists them in managing their mineral assets. She serves as a mediator for oil and gas disputes. Wells served as an articles editor on the Houston Law Review and was a member of the Christian Legal Society. She was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and the Order of the Coif for academic achievements and she received a Lex Award for Contracts II. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and North Dakota.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229V
Ms. Carol Wright
Instructor of Business Communication and General Business
B.B.A., Accounting, Stephen F. Austin State University
Teaching Areas: Business Communication, Introduction to Business
Research Areas: Business Communication, Online Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Ethics
Bio:Ms. Wright has 10 years of teaching business classes at the college level and has previously taught business classes at the secondary level. Prior to teaching, Ms. Wright held several accounting positions in industry. Her work experience also includes current work with a family-owned business. Ms. Wright is currently working towards her Doctor in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 229M