John J. Bethune, Ph.D.

Professor of Business
Dorothy and K.D. Kennedy Chair of Business

 

B.A., Campbell College
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ph.D., Florida State University

Hines Hall
jbethune@barton.edu | 800-345-4973 x6422

 

Dr. John Bethune earned his Ph. D. in Economics from Florida State University in 1987.  He began his career with the faculty at Bellarmine College in Louisville, Ky., and served as Chair of the Economics Department from 1989 until 1996, when he accepted the position of Hendrix Chair of Free Enterprise at the University of Tennessee, Martin.  Bethune came to Barton in 2000 and is the Dorothy and K.D. Kennedy Chair of Business and a professor of economics.  He is also the director of the BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education.   He earned the Distinguished Research Award from the Academy for Economics and Economics Education in 2000 and 2010, and he has chaired the Economics Panel for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program for the past three years.  He is a Policy Advisor to the Heartland Institute, a Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and a member of the North Carolina Economic Policy Board.  He has a variety of publications, including articles and reviews in the Wall Street Journal, American Economist, Southern Economic Journal, Studies in Economic Analysis, Journal of Economic Education, and Long Term View.  His current research involves public policy and economic education.

Selected Works

 
Sandra Avery, M.Acc., C.P.A.

Assistant Professor of Accounting
School of Business

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6426
avery@barton.edu

John J. Bethune, Ph.D.

Professor of Business
Dorothy and K.D. Kennedy Chair of Business
School of Business

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6422
jbethune@barton.edu

Rena B. Corbett, M.B.A., C.P.A.

Assistant Professor of Accounting
School of Business

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6419
rcorbett@barton.edu

Ronald E. Eggers, M.B.A.

Associate Professor of Business
School of Business

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6417
reggers@barton.edu

Charles Lanier, D.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Administration
School of Business

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6429
clanier@barton.edu

Richard A. Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business
School of Business

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6430
rlee@barton.edu