UT Tyler Soules College of Business
Message From the Dean
Welcome to the Soules College of Business . If you are looking for a place to start your business education or want to advance your career through the pursuit of a graduate degree, I invite you to learn more about what Soules College of Business has to offer. Our college provides high quality education through a strategic mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. Soules College of Business prides itself on creating a vibrant learning atmosphere where students attain the knowledge and skills to be successful professionals.
Soules College of Business offers three undergraduate degrees and several majors. We also offer six graduate degrees including the Ph.D. in Human Resource Development. Our programs are accredited and endorsed by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Soules College of Business is also dedicated to establishing and maintaining partnerships with businesses throughout the East Texas area. Soules College of Business has four outreach centers and provides executive education opportunities, summits and trainings sessions. Soules College of Business connects to the business community by bringing business projects into the classroom so students can have hands on experience that sets them apart from other students.
If you have any questions, please contact us. We hope you agree that the Soules College of Business is the place for you.
Dr. James R. Lumpkin, Dean
Frank M. and Fannie Burke Professor
About the Dean
Dr. James R. Lumpkin is the dean of the Soules College of Business and the Frank M. and Fannie Burke Business Professor. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University (BS '74 and MBA "75). His Ph.D. ('80) is from the University of Arkansas.
Prior to joining UT Tyler, Dr. Lumpkin served as the dean and Chase Bank professor at Louisiana Tech University. He has also served as dean of the Spears School of Business Administration at Oklahoma State University and dean of the Foster College of Business Administration at Bradley University in Illinois. As a faculty member, he has held endowed chairs at Baylor, University of Mississippi and University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
Dr. Lumpkin has co-authored two books and more than 80 journal articles. His research interests include Retailing, Healthcare and the Elderly Consumer. He is past president of the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS), and served as editor of the Journal of Business Research. He has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the AMS and currently serves on the Board of Governors.