University of Tennessee

Terry Leap

Department: Management and Entrepreneurship

Title: Lawson Professor of Business Administration


1968 Brandywine College, A.S.

1970 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S.B.A.

1971 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.P.H.

1978 University of Iowa, Ph.D. Business Administration

527D Stokely Management Center

Terry Leap is the Lawson Professor of Business  Administration in the Haslam College of Business at the University of  Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dr. Leap received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He also holds Master of Public Health and B.S. in Business Administration degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His research interests are in the areas of white-collar crime and deviant behavior in organizations. Dr. Leap is the author of Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to do About It (Cornell University Press, 2011), Dishonest Dollars: The Dynamics of White-Collar Crime (Cornell University Press, 2007), and Tenure, Discrimination, and the Courts 2nd ed. (Cornell University Press, 1995). He is also author of Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations, 2nd ed. (Prentice-Hall, 1995) and Personnel/Human Resource Management, 2nd ed. (Macmillan, 1993).

Dr. Leap has published articles in the Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management, Industrial Relations, Human Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and others.

Prior to joining the Department of Management faculty at UT, Dr. Leap taught for over 27 years at Clemson University, and he served as chair of the Department of Management there from 1999-2006. He has also taught at the Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge campus) and the University of Iowa. Dr. Leap lectures annually at the University of Siegen in Germany. He currently teaches graduate courses in employment law, ethics, and white-collar crime at UT.

Dr. Leap served as an officer (Captain) in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps. He has also worked as a commercial pilot and is an FAA-certificated flight instructor.