Bashaw Named Dean for College of Business

Arkansas Tech University has selected Dr. Ed Bashaw as the new dean for its College of Business. Bashaw has served as dean of the Texas A&M University-Texarkana College of Business since 2006. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (1994-2004) and director of executive education at UALR (2004-06). Bashaw will assume his duties as dean and professor of marketing at Arkansas Tech on Aug. 16. He succeeds Dr. Tom Tyler, who retired as dean of the Arkansas Tech College of Business on June 30 following 43 years of service to the university. “I am pleased to recommend Dr. Bashaw as dean for the College of Business and professor of marketing,” said Dr. John W. Watson, Arkansas Tech vice president for academic affairs. “He possesses a broad base of experience that will make him a valuable addition to our university, and his student-centered approach is a perfect fit for Arkansas Tech.” Bashaw earned Bachelor of Science (1980) and Master of Science (1982) degrees in education from Baylor University. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Baylor in 1991 and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Memphis in 1995. Co-author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, Bashaw has provided consulting services in executive training for Federal Express, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Dixie Restaurants Inc., Wendy’s of Arkansas and Heifer International. His teaching experience also includes stints on the faculties at Christian Brothers University and the University of Memphis. Bashaw is a member of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Society for Marketing Advances and the Academy of Management. The Arkansas Tech College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

AACSB accreditation is the mark of quality distinction most widely sought after by business schools — less than 5 percent worldwide have earned the achievement. The Arkansas Tech College of Business offers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees in accounting, economics and finance and management and marketing. The Tech College of Business also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in business education.