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Randall Clay Blevins


Dean of the School of Business


School of Business and Economics

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: Bristol Hall 301

Office Phone:






Randall C. Blevins, DBA, MBA

233 Gen Haven Drive

Bluff City, Tennessee 37618



My 30-year career in the pharmaceutical business began in June 1970 when I accepted a position with Alber’s Drug in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the pharmaceutical business, I held a variety of positions to include sales representative, marketing manager, and regional sales director.


In 1995, Alber’s Drug was acquired by Walker Drug in Pelham, Alabama. Walker Drug was subsequently acquired by AmeriSource in 1997. After the acquisitions, I remained in the position of regional sales manager, until 1999 when I decided to make a lateral career move.


From January 2000 until Dec. 31, 2006, I held the position of Business Administrator with McLeod Cancer & Blood Center. My office was located at 310 State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tennessee.


In 2007 I joined the staff at King College as an Associate Professor of Business. I teach Marketing and HealthCare and Management in the school of business. I have enjoyed teaching at this distinguish college and I am very fortune to be part of such an excellent organization.



I received my B.S. in Organizational Management from Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia.


In 1998, I graduated with a Master in Business Administration from Averette University, Danville, Virginia.


In May 2002, I entered Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida, seeking the degree of Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Business Administration in December of 2006.



The following organizations are my professional affiliations; 2004, American Marketing Association; 2000 MGMA; 2007, Society for Advancement of Management; 2008, Academy of Management.




I have enjoyed twenty-nine years of marriage to my wife Linda, a union that has been blessed with three wonderful children who are all doing very well in their respectful areas of expertise.


I have enjoyed playing golf for many years as well as working out at the gym. In the last several years, much of my recreational time has been spent playing with my five grandchildren -- which I thoroughly enjoy -- until they deplete the last of my energy reserves.


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"It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare." -Mark Twain





Doctorate of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Advanced Professional Graduate Business Certificate (Marketing)

Advanced Professional Graduate Business Certificate (Management)

Recent Publications and Presentations

The Impact of Occupational Stress on Academic and Administrative Staff and on Students: An Empirical Case Analysis. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol. 33, No. 5, October 2011, p 1-12.

A Marketing Model for Organizations To Hire Best-Fit Employees and Use Motivation As A Marketing Tool. Dissertation Abstracts International, Vol. Issue 68-03A Publication No. 3258820

An Examination of Relationship Between Teaching Presence, Social Presence, Learner Motivation, and Self-Reported Learning Among Online MBA Students. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, March 2013.

Courses recently taught

BUSA 1700 LECT Introduction to Business
BUSA 3271 LECT Human Resource Management
BUSA 3740 LECT Professional Development Strategies
BUSA 5010 LECT Leadership
BUSA 5050 LECT Strategic Marketing Management
BUSA 5090 LECT Strategic Management
BUSA 5203 LECT Training and Development of Human Resources
BUSA 5300 LECT New Venture Creation
BUSA 5510 LECT Leadership Strength Recognition and Development
BUSA 5520 LECT Critical Approaches to Leadership
BUSA 5530 LECT Leading for Innovation