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Rick A. Lester

Rick A. Lester

Associate Professor of Management

Rick A. LesterOffice:

Harbert 210

Contact Information:

Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549023
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4826
Office Fax: (205) 226-3080

Brief Career Background:

Dean of Academic Affairs, LIM College, New York, NY 
Professor of Management, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL
University Ombudsman, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL 
Director, Small Business Development Center, Florence, Alabama 
Instructor of Business, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Instructor of Business, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL

Educational Background:

PhD, Employee Relations, University of Mississippi 
MA, Manpower, University of Alabama 
BS, Economics and Management, University of North Alabama

Research Interests:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict Resolution

Courses Taught:

BA 201 The Real "Bottom Line": Foundations of Business Thought (1)
An examination of classic and contemporary literature in order to explore perceptions and opinions about business and the role individuals play in business organizations.  The course reviews the evolution of thought on the organizational strucutre of business enterprises.  In particular, it considers objectives of business beyond profitability; that is, more than the "bottom line."

BA 320 Management Principles and Organizational Behavior (1)
A study of the nature and problems of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling organizations.