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Management educator

John Douglas Pettit,, American management educator. Recipient Master's Degree award Chicago Board Trade, 1963.


Pettit, John Douglas was born on August 19, 1940 in Alice, Texas, United States. Son of John Douglas and Vivian Iola (Beaman) Pettit.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University North Texas, 1962. Master of Business Administration, University North Texas, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, 1969.


Instructor management Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, 1964-1965. Graduate assistant Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1965-1967, instructor management, 1967-1968. Assistant professor business Texas Technology University, Lubbock, Texas, 1968-1969.

Associate professor management University North Texas, Denton, 1969-1978, professor management, 1978-1995. Chair excellence in free enterprise Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1995-1996. Interim chair and professor department information and decision science University Texas, El Paso, Texas, 2000-2001, visiting professor Department Marketing and Management, since 2005, interim chairman, 2005—2006.

Board directors Capital Institutional Services, Dallas and New York City, member audit committee, since 2003. Consultant various organizations, 1969—1998. Manager, co-owner Pettit's Cleaners/Hatters, Alice, 1992—1996.

Visiting professor management Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1994—1995. Visiting professor Ecole Superieure de Commerce et de Management, Poitier and Tours, France, 2002—2003, University Kuopio, Finland, 2003—2004.


Member choir Trinity Presbyterian Church, Denton, 1985-2006. Docent, Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, 2006, usher, 2006. Trainer, Metroport Meals on Wheels, Argyle, Texas, since 2002, driver, since 2002.

Actor, singer Denton Community Theater Summer Production, 1988-1995. Fellow Association Business Communications (president, 1st vice president, executive director, 1990-1994). Member Southwestern Federation Administrative Disciplines (president, vice president), Academy Management, Denton Country Club (board directors), Blue Key National Honorary Fraternity, Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary), Phi Kappa Phi (honorary), Delta Sigma Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, tennis.


Married Suzanne McLeod, August 23, 1964. Children: Melanie Ann Wilson, David Bryant.

John Douglas Pettit,

Vivian Iola (Beaman) Pettit,

Suzanne McLeod

Melanie Ann Wilson Pettit,

David Bryant Pettit,