New Business Professor Offers Management and Entrepreneurship Expertise

Published: August 05, 2014

New Business Professor Offers Management and Entrepreneurship Expertise

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The College of Business’ growing emphasis on strategic management and entrepreneurship will be supported with the addition of new faculty member, Dr. Randall Harris.

Dr. Harris joins the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as an Associate Professor of Management. He brings extensive experience in graduate and undergraduate teaching.  Dr. Harris has published articles and case studies focusing on issues in strategic management and corporate governance, including an in-depth examination of the 2008 Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bankruptcy and the financial crisis that followed.

“My specialty is strategic management and entrepreneurship,” Harris said. “I hope that students will walk away from my courses better prepared to handle the challenges of working, managing and leading in an organizational setting.” 

Harris’ first classes in Administrative Strategy and Policy at the undergraduate and graduate levels, will be offered in the Fall of 2014.

“I enjoy teaching because I get the opportunity to contribute to the success of my students,” he said. “I learn as much from them as they do from me.”

Harris comes from California State University, Stanislaus, where he was the Director of the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Program and helped launch the online MBA program.

Harris said he is excited about the opportunity to serve the Corpus Christi community and work alongside the AACSB-accredited College of Business at A&M-Corpus Christi.

“The chance to work with a world class faculty in the College of Business was an opportunity that I simply could not pass up,” he said. “Likewise, to have a vibrant business community, exemplified by the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, means that I will have an unparalleled opportunity to make a significant contribution to the College, the University and the local business community.”

Harris earned both his Bachelor of Arts and his MBA at the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, before attending the University of Florida for his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Organizational Theory in 1995. Harris has published more than 15 articles, and received numerous research grants for the further development and understanding of businesses and strategies.