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Dr. Pat Cowherd

Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology
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Dean and Professor

School of Business, Economics, and Technology



Professor and Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Technology, Campbellsville University; August 2001 to present; responsible for undergraduate business AS, BS and BSBA programs and graduate business programs (MBA, Master in Management and Leadership—MML, Master of Science in Information Technology Management—MSITM online, the Master of Science in Computer Science—MSCS online, and Ph.D. and D.B.A. programs), supervise 40+ faculty, responsible for IACBE and SACSCOC accreditation for business programs; oversee CU business programs at various sites; responsible for assessment and strategic planning for all academic business programs; coordinate administrative office responsibilities;  serve on various committees; teach BIT and CIS undergraduate and graduate classes, and MSITM capstone course; plus other responsibilities as required. Served previously as CU Coordinator of Academic Advising/Director of Career Services as well as Registrar; worked in the Defense Investigative Service and Selective Service System for Federal Government.


  • Ph.D., Emphasis Training and Learning, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • University of Kentucky coursework
  • Additional hours–18 hours in Counseling and 6 hours in Business and Office Administration, Western KY University
  • Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and Business and Office Administration, Western KY University
  • Dale Carnegie Course–certificate and awards
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education, Campbellsville College


  • Served as Director at Large Member of the IACBE Board of Directors for 6 years
  • Past Board Member of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and President Elect for 2017-2018; President for 2018-2019; Past President for 2019-2020
  • Received Campbellsville University’s Servant Leadership Award 2005-2006
  • Received Campbellsville University Tenured Award 2004


2021, Presentation, The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Presentation for March 25, 2021 at The International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Dr. Rickey Casey, Dr. Pat Cowherd, and Dr. Karen Rush

2021, Publication, CU Journal of Business, Economics, and Technology; Has the Role of Accounting and the Chief Financial   Officer Undergone a Change from the Traditional Function to a Team-Based Approach? Page 32, Dr. Rickey Casey, Dr. Pat Cowherd, and Dr. Karen Rush

The Hackman & Oldham Model with an Emphasis  on Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension Theory, Dr. Rickey Casey, Dr. Karen Rush, Dr. Pat Cowherd; Journal for Advancing Business Education Volume 1, Issue 1, September 11, 2019; IACBE

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