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Dr. Emily Lean

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Associate Dean
Professor of Management
Harper-Bourne Chair of Excellence
Director of Graduate Programs


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Ph.D., University of Arkansas ('12)
B.S., Union University ('02)

Selected Publications
Holbrook, R. L., Lean, E. R. (2019). Bridging the teacher-student divide: A multi-media approach to reach digital native learners. Christian Business Academy Review, 15(1), 21-44.

Lean, E. R., Ganster, D. C. Is there a common understanding of spiritual leader behaviors? Journal of Management, Spirituality, & Religion, 14(4), 295-317.

Lean, E. R., Emery, B. G. (in press). Conveying an Institutional Mission in Online Courses: A Mixed-Method Approach to Improve Student Experience. Journal of Management Education.

Main, J., Lean, E. (2018). Work-life expectation of Christian Millennials. Journal of Religions & Business Ethics, 4(1), 1-12.