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Dr. Barry Thornton

Dr. Barry Thornton

Professor of DSIM

Davis College of Business

Email address  bthornt@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7455
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Office location  Davis College of Business, 115B


  • Ed. D. - Educational Leadership - University of North Florida, Concentration in Quantitative Management
  • Dissertation Title: "Identification of At-Risk Students in Duval County"
  • M.S. – Economics - Florida State University
  • B.A. - Economics - University of Hartford

Academic Experience

  • Chair, Department of Management & DSIM, 2014 - present
  • Professor of DSIM, Jacksonville University, 2009 – present
  • Chair, Division of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Jacksonville University, 2007 – 2010
  • He has also taught at Florida State University & Georgia Southwestern University.

Professional Experience

  • Statistical Consulting for Jacksonville University Orthodontics Department, 2007 – 2011
  • Statistical Research Assistant, Policy Sciences Program, Florida State University, 1987 – 1988
  • Research Associate, Economic Research Services, Incorporated, 1986 – 1987

Recent Research

“Reduced Contact Hour Accelerated Courses and Student Learning,” Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, Volume 18, March 2017, pp. 1-8 (with Julius Demps and Arpita Jadav).

“The Impact of Wealth Distribution as a Result of State Funded Lotteries,” Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, Volume 9, Issue 1, Summer 2016, pp. 82-92 (with Gordon Arbogast and David Szweda).

“Social Awareness and Global Concern for Sustainability Initiatives in the Financial Sector,” Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, Volume 7, Number 1, September 2015, pp. 71-76 (with Gordon Arbogast, Justin Bateh, and James Farah).

“Sustainability Variation in Country Groupings,” Journal of International
Business and Cultural Diversity, Volume 9, January 2015, pp. 1-10 (with Gordon Arbogast, Justin Bateh, and Donald Horner)..

Personal Interests

I spend my spare time reading, riding my motorcycle and bicycle, and walking Inky, my black Labrador mix.