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Jacksonville, FL 32211

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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
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  Davis College of Business, 115B

Education

  • 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
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Jacksonville University, 2007 – 2009
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Jacksonville University, 1988 – 2007

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 Scholarship & Research

"Factors Affecting School Quality in Florida,” Contemporary Issues in Education Research, Volume 7, Number 2, Second Quarter 2014, pp. 69 - 74 (with Gordon Arbogast).

“Black Swans and VaR,” Journal of Finance and Accountancy, Volume 14, October 2013, pp. 148 – 163 (with Michael Adams).

“The Role of Age in Employee Perceptions of Salary Reduction,” Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business, Volume 5, September 2012, pp. 1 – 8 (with Julius Demps and Erica Baker).

Personal Interests

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