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, Human Resource Management, and International Management.  His major research interests are in family business studies, small business, entrepreneurship, case studies, and learning styles.  He has published articles in the Family Business Review, Journal of Family Business Management, Business Horizons, Management Research Review, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Small Business Institute Journal, Academy of Business Disciplines Journal, Annual Advances in Business Cases, Journal of Business Cases & Applications, Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 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