Amy Cathey

Amy Cathey

Programs: Executive Education, Healthcare, Leadership & Strategy, Physician Executive MBA

Title: Executive Director, Graduate and Executive Education, and Distinguished Lecturer


University of Tennessee, Ph.D., Marketing

University of Tennessee, M.B.A, Marketing

Amy Cathey is executive director of business development for graduate and executive education in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In this role, she is responsible for the branding, ranking and recruiting activity of the college’s graduate and executive education programs. As a distinguished lecturer, Cathey teaches marketing in the Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership, Executive MBA for Healthcare Leadership, and the Physician Executive MBA programs. She has served as an advisor for over 80 executive MBA organizational action projects and is the recipient of several outstanding teaching awards.

Cathey previously served as executive director of Graduate Business Programs, executive director of the Full-Time MBA Program, director of the Executive MBA Program and interim executive director for Executive Education Programs. In addition, she has taught undergraduate courses, full-time MBA courses, executive MBA courses and non-degree executive education programs. She has led and taught in MBA and executive MBA global business seminars on four continents. Prior to joining the college faculty, she was a consultant to companies in the consumer-packaged goods, consumer durables, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology, healthcare, business services, non-profit foundation and higher education industries.

A Knoxville native, Cathey received her bachelor’s in political science and economics, MBA in marketing and doctorate in marketing from the University of Tennessee. She and her husband, Robert, have three daughters. She is an active community volunteer.