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B. Tim Lowder, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Management & Business Administration

Assistant Professor of Management


Dr. B. Tim Lowder is Assistant Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management & Business Administration in the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University. Prior to joining academia, he held numerous positions in business, including that of president, chief financial officer, management training director and management consultant. Dr. Lowder has received a special recognition award from the United States Small Business Administration for his contributions to training and development in the area of youth entrepreneurial development.


  • Ph.D. in Management & Organization – Capella University (2009)
  • MBA - Winthrop University (1992)
  • B.S. in Economics & Business Administration - Pfeiffer University (1982)


  • American Academy of Financial Management
  • American Society of Notary Publics
  • Association of Professionals in Business Management
  • Institute of Certified Management Accountants
  • Institute of E-Commerce Consultants
  • South Carolina Board of Accountancy

Certification & Licensure

  • Certificate in Economic Development - College of Charleston
  • Certified Business Manager - Association of Professionals in Business Management
  • Certified E-Commerce Consultant - Institute of Certified E-Commerce Consultants
  • Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor - Intuit Corporation
  • Chartered Asset Manager - American Academy of Financial Management
  • Licensed Accounting Practitioner - South Carolina Board of Accountancy
  • Notary Public Commission - South Carolina Secretary of State
  • Registered Financial Specialist - American Academy of Financial Management

Research Interests

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic planning
  • Organization theory
  • Leadership

Courses Taught

  • Accounting Principles
  • Business, Government and Society
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Essential Business Skills
  • Finance for Managers
  • International Business
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Management
  • Professional Development
  • Strategic Management

Select Publications

Dr. Lowder has authored numerous articles featured in both industry and academic publications and has been a featured presenter before the International Symposium of Entrepreneurial Marketing.

The Dominant Logic of Entrepreneurial Strategic Leadership: Strategies Employed by Successful Entrepreneurs. Lambert Publishing. July 2010.

Change Management for Survival: Becoming An Adaptive Leader. MIT-SOM Indian Management Research Journal. August 2009.

The Best Leadership Model for Organizational Change Management: Transformational verses Servant Leadership. Leadership Research Network. July 2009.

A Quantum Approach to Strategic Leadership: A Dynamic Model For Structural and Strategic Alignment. Social Science Research Network. June 2009.

ISO 9000: Is it Worth It? American Society for Quality Journal. December 2007.

An Analysis of the Total Quality Movement: In Search of Quality Enhancement through Structural and Strategic Synthesis. Industrial Organization Journal. September 2007

New Dimensions of Leadership Toward a Dynamic Model: A Synthesis of Transformational and Servant Leadership. Behavioral & Experimental Economics Journal. September 2007.

New Dimensions of Classroom Leadership. Philosophy Subject Matter Journal. September 2007.

Implementing a Dynamic Leadership Program: A Moral Construct for Adding Cultural Value. Social Science Research Network. September 2007.

Five Dimensions of Effective Leadership. Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Journal. January 2007.

General Electric's Quest for Global Competitive Advantage. Social Science Research Network. December 2006.

The Important Role of Workplace Spirituality. Labor and Human Capital. September 2006.

Transformational Growth Strategies at GE. Social Science Research Network. July 2006.

New Dimensions of Corporate Culture: A Construct for Stakeholder Ethics in a Spiritual Workplace. Social Science Research Network. June 2006.