Management and Marketing

Jim Cater

Jim Cater

Title: Director, Center for Family and Small Enterprises; Professor of Management
Department: Management and Marketing
Building: COB 350.29


Ph.D. in Management, Louisiana State University, 2006
M.B.A. Wake Forest University, 1983
B.S. Wake Forest University, 1981

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Cater teaches Entrepreneurship, New Venture Planning, Strategic Management, and Fundamentals of Management.  His major research interests are in family business studies, small business, entrepreneurship, and case studies.  He has published articles in the Family Business Review, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Journal of Family Business Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Business Horizons, Management Research Review, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Case Research Journal, and other journals.


Dr. Cater joined the faculty at UT Tyler in the summer of 2012.  Prior to joining the faculty, he was an Assistant Professor of Management at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA from 2006 to 2012.  He managed his family’s retail furniture business in south Florida before returning to school for his doctoral studies in Management at Louisiana State University.  He is a member of the Academy of Management, United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Family Firm Institute.

Curriculum Vitae