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Gary Oliphant

Discipline: Marketing and IT

Dr. Gary Oliphant is the Chair of the Decision and Information Science department and a frequent co-author with his wife, Dr. Becky Oliphant. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and an MBA from Florida State University and M.Ed. in Computer Science and Mathematics and B.A. in Business Administration from California University of Pennsylvania. He is certified in Project Management and in several different areas of SAP. He has worked in several government agencies as a planning manager, in the nuclear industry as system analyst, and owned several different companies, one of which was the second largest
real estate publication in the United States. In his classes he makes theories come alive with real world business examples. He continues to teach as a Visiting Professor at Kufstein University (Austria), has taught in the Stetson University International Program in Austria-Germany-Italy on both the MBA and undergraduate level for the past eight years, and has led many student groups on international trips to China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong. His current research interests are in the areas of Behavioral Interviewing, Group Formation, Project Management, International Education, and Channels of Distribution and have presented research in these areas at international/national conferences and in many peer-reviewed journals.