Division Overview


Division Chair — Bill Sodeman

Office: Martin Hall, 1st Floor

Telephone: (931)-424-2072,  wsodeman@martinmethodist.edu

Full-Time Faculty

Full Professors:

Sodeman, Thomas*

Associate Professors:

G. Brown, Haskins*, McKenney, Newton*, Stephenson

Assistant Professors:





Adjunct Faculty

Berlin, Burkins, Edgeston, Harwell, Hughes, Kraus, Lora, Mincher, Nkulu, Savoy, Whitley, Williams


The Johnston School of Business was founded in 1994 to provide a focal point for the business program of the College. The school is named in honor of Mr. Daniel Webster Johnston, a highly respected Nashville businessperson and trustee of Martin Methodist College.


The mission of the Division of Business at Martin Methodist College is to provide an excellent business education to a diverse student body through a traditional business program at the baccalaureate level. Martin Methodist College Division of Business provides students the opportunity:

  • to obtain the necessary knowledge for successful business careers,
  • to become aware of ethical and socially responsible practices, and
  • to receive instruction which may lead to entering a graduate school of business


The Division of Business offers a progressive business program that combines professional preparation with a strong liberal arts foundation. Business programs prepare students for a variety of professional careers in business, government, or the private sectors and/or to pursue graduate studies. Programs offered within the Division of Business are designed to provide an education that stresses written and oral communication skills, technical competence, moral awareness, and ethical values.


The Division of Business offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with areas of emphasis in: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, and Management Information Systems. Each emphasis area is directed by a Program Coordinator. Students interested in a program within the Division of Business should consult the appropriate Program Coordinator as listed below:

  • Accounting–Paula Stephenson
  • Management–William McKenney
  • Management Information Systems–Nan Wakefield


*Denotes full-time employees whose appointment includes part-time teaching in addition to other non-teaching responsibilities.

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478