Faculty

Dr. Kyle Huggins

Dr. Kyle A. Huggins received a BS in Psychology and an MBA from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Dr. Huggins’s teaching interests include Strategic Marketing Management, Social Media Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Sports Marketing. As a graduate student at the University of Arkansas, he won the 2005 Walton College of Business Award for Excellence in Teaching and the campus wide 2005 Baum Teaching Award.  In 2006, Dr. Huggins was selected as AMA Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow from the University of Arkansas.  Then, in 2011, he was inducted as a LINKS Hall of Fame recipient for his distinguished work with LINKS competitive business simulations in the classroom.  Dr. Huggins is a passionate teacher, loving the classroom and pushing his students to be the best version of themselves.

Administratively, Dr. Huggins served as the Accelerated-MBA Director at Belmont from 2013-2015 recruiting top college graduates from around the world, assisting placement in top companies in various industries, including Music Business, HealthCare, and Digital Marketing agencies throughout Nashville and the southeast region.  Before coming to Belmont, Dr. Huggins served as Chair of the External Relations Committee for the department of marketing at James Madison University, assisting career services in bringing employers to campus to recruit marketing graduates, including companies like ADP, Newell Rubbermaid, and SAP.  In coordination with this vision, Dr. Huggins was also the Marketing Internship Coordinator and a Freshman Advisor to incoming marketing majors.  Finally, Dr. Huggins served as the departmental liaison to the College of Business Executive Advisory Council, attending yearly EAC meetings and sharing departmental goals and concerns with council members.  Finally, Kyle has served his local communities as the Ambassador Family for the Rockingham County March of Dimes, and fundraiser for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart and the Congenital Heart Walk in Nashville, TN.

Before arriving at Belmont, Dr. Huggins worked in various business capacities for The Pictsweet Company and Campbell Hausfeld, both located in his home state of Tennessee, and served as an assistant professor at Union University and James Madison University. He is married to his wife, Christie, and in 2007 became father to boy-girl twins named Blake and Lauren.  Personally, he enjoys golf, fly-fishing, fantasy football, and most importantly, spending time with his family and church community.

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