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John Tichenor

Chair and Associate Professor of Management

John Tichenor is the chair of the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration. He teaches a wide variety of courses at Stetson, including business ethics, business thesis, a first-year seminar on innovation and creativity and a junior seminar on corporate social responsibility. Before coming to Stetson in 1996, John worked in applied social research settings for the East Carolina University School of Medicine, the State of Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, the Vanderbilt University Institute for Public Policy Studies and the Florida Office of Comprehensive Health Planning. John has worn many Stetson hats over seventeen years, teaching statistics courses, serving as director of institutional research and university registrar. John is also an avid drummer in local jazz and rock bands (you can currently hear him in the DaVinci Jazz Experiment). His academic background includes a B.A. and a M.A. from Baylor University and Ph.D. in sociology from Florida State University. John and his family enjoy traveling and often participate in Stetson's study abroad program in Innsbruck, Austria.


  • Ph.D., sociology, Florida State University
  • M.A., sociology, Baylor University
  • B.A., sociology, Baylor University

Course Topics

  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Advanced Leadership Development
  • First Year Seminar - Life at the Intersection: Examing the Collision of Ideas, Innovation and Culture
  • Junior Seminar - Social Justice and the Bottom Line

Research Interests

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Female leadership in corporations
  • Business ethics
  • Pedagogy
  • K-16 education policy


  • Thorne, B. and J. Tichenor (2011). "Assessing Business Statistics Learning Outcomes Under Two Curricular Models." Proceedings of Academy of Business Disciplines 13th Annual Meeting, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. (November 10 - 12, 2011).
  • Thorne, B. and J. Tichenor (2009). "Using Inter-Class Teams in Teaching Business Statistics" Academy of Business Disciplines Journal, 1:30-43.
  • Tichenor, M., and Tichenor, J. (2009). "Comparing Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on Multiple Dimensions of Teacher Professionalism." SRATE Journal, 18(2), 9-18.
  • Tichenor, M. S., and Tichenor, J. M. (2005). "Understanding Teachers' Perspectives on Professionalism." Professional Educator, 27(1-2), 89-95.

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