Meet The Deans
Associate Dean for Research & Faculty
Chad W. Autry is the FedEx Corporation Endowed Professor of Supply Chain Management, associate dean for research and faculty and the R. Stanley Bowden II Faculty Research Fellow at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. Autry holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with focus in Supply Chain Management from the University of Oklahoma, an M.B.A. with focus on International Business from Oklahoma City University, and a B.B.A in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma.
Autry’s business background includes multiple experiences in retail and restaurant operations management and in information technology consulting. During his academic career, he has worked with and for numerous professional and civic organizations related to supply chain process improvement, including American Airlines, IBM, Goodwill Industries and multiple agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense. He has assumed active leadership roles at local and national levels for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Warehousing Education and Research Council, the Production and Operations Management Society, the Institute for Supply Management, the National Association of Purchasing Managers and the Supply Chain Management and Industrial Distribution Symposium.
Autry’s current research focuses primarily on supply chain network design and strategy, with specific attention placed on issues related to relationship integration and technological connectivity across multiple firms simultaneously. He is author of over 70 peer-reviewed studies in academic outlets and is a past editor in chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He has made numerous media appearances related to emerging supply chain issues and has been characterized as a "supply chain futurist" in professional publications and conferences. He is a frequent speaker on many topics related to supply chain.
Bruce K. Behn
Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Education
Bruce K. Behn, PhD, CPA is the associate dean for graduate and executive education and Deloitte LLP Professor and CBER Faculty Fellow at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Haslam College of Business. He joined the Department of Accounting and Information Management in 1994 after completing his doctorate at Arizona State University and has served in a number of capacities over the years within the department (including department head) and the college.
Behn has an MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to obtaining his PhD, he worked for Rockwell International in the Netherlands, as the international financial coordinator for Allen-Bradley Europa B.V.; for Allen-Bradley Company as controller and financial analyst; and for KPMG Peat Marwick as senior auditor.
He has published articles in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance and a number of other journals; he also has served as the co-editor for the Journal of International Accounting Research and the associate editor of Issues in Accounting Education.
Behn recently chaired the Pathways Commission, a joint effort between the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to find ways to strengthen accounting higher education. He is a past vice-president of the AAA, a past president of the AAA’s International Accounting Section and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA), and past chair of the AICPA’s Pre-certification Education Executive Committee. He has been the recipient of many teaching awards, including the AAA's Innovation in Accounting Education award, UT’s Alumni Outstanding Teaching award, and the Tennessee Society of CPAs Outstanding Educator of the Year.
Stephen L. Mangum
Dean of the Haslam College of Business & the Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair
Stephen L. Mangum is the Dean of the Haslam College of Business and the Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair at the University of Tennessee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in human resource management from the University of Utah. He earned a doctorate in economics from George Washington University.
Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Dr. Mangum was senior associate dean of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He joined the faculty of Ohio State in 1983 and taught in the Department of Management and Human Resources for several years before managing the department. Before joining Ohio State he taught and conducted research at George Washington University.
Dr. Mangum's areas of research expertise include labor market analysis, social legislation, workforce development, and international economic/ human resource development. His research addresses issues of national training policy, returns to post-school occupational training, international human resource development, contingent employment and poverty. He has published five books and more than 50 book chapters and articles in academic journals including the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Journal of Development Economics, Economic Development Quarterly and the Journal of Business Ethics. He has taught classes in Labor Economics, Human Resource Policy, Human Resource Planning, and Organizational Economics, among others.
Michael Lane Morris
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Student Affairs
Michael Lane Morris is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs and the Ergen Professor in Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Haslam College of Business. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of the Global Leadership Scholars (GLS) undergraduate program in the Haslam College of Business. He has also served as a department head and former director of the Human Resource Management M.S. degree program at Haslam. Morris' corporate experience includes working as a metallurgical research and development special projects engineer for Teledyne Firth Sterling.
Morris is also a Core Faculty member and Executive Leadership Development Coach for the Executive MBA programs in The Haslam College of Business. He is a past president of the Academy of Human Resource Development -- the preeminent research organization dedicated to promoting individual and organizational performance, learning, change, and development. Morris' research interests include: strategic human resources, leadership development, executive coaching, work/life balance, assessment of performance-based intervention programs, and stress/health/wellness. His interdisciplinary work has appeared in top-tier journals such as Organizational Research Methods, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Family Relations, and others. Morris serves on numerous editorial boards like the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Family Relations, and Human Resource Development Quarterly.
He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Tennessee. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Biology from Lee University as well as a Master of Divinity degree with coursework emphasis in leadership formation/development and counseling from the School of Theology.
Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration
Betsy Adams is the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration for the Haslam College of Business, providing strategies for resource planning and allocation across all academic programs, departments, centers and executive education operations. In her position, she has direct responsibility for the Financial Information Office (FIO), Technology Integration Services (TIS) and facilities staff.
Prior to her current position, Adams was assistant provost of systems and resources for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, leading campus-wide conversations about enrollment management and working with administrators and academics to build systems that support degree management. She has been with UT since 2007, when she left St. Clair County Community College in Michigan to become a director of academic resources.
Adams earned her MBA from the Haslam College of Business in 2010, and has more than 20 years of experience in financial management for institutions of higher education.