Meet your Professors
A point of pride at Martin Methodist is our faculty. Our professors hail from many different industries, hold respected job titles and academic degrees, and more importantly, bring a wealth of skills and knowledge to the classroom. Their mission is to educate, and what better way to accomplish this goal than to entrust our classrooms to accomplished working industry experts; all who come to the classroom with a passion for knowledge and teaching students.
Greg Brown, Associate Professor of Business, received his B.B.A and M.B.A degrees in management from Morehead State University and his D.A. degree in economics from Middle Tennessee State University. He has completed 18 additional graduate hours each in economics and statistics.
Dr. Brown joined the faculty at Martin Methodist College in 2004, teaching a variety of courses including economics, management and finance. Prior to coming to Martin Methodist, he served as Assistant Professor of Business at Cumberland University, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Brown has also served as director of the Master of Science in Human Relations and Organizational Leadership program and chair of the Labry School of Business and Economics at Cumberland. Additionally, he has taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Lincoln Memorial University.
Besides his teaching position, Dr. Brown serves as chairman of the board of JCG Holdings Company and a member of the board of directors at Gap Industries. He has extensive consulting experience, including serving as a consultant and a contributing writer to the business editor of The Tennessean newspaper.
Dr. Haskins brings extensive academic credentials and real-world experience to Martin Methodist College. He joined Martin Methodist in 2003 as an adjunct professor in the education department and now serves as Vice President for Planning and Effectiveness. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from San Diego Bible College. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Chapman University, a Master’s in Education from Lipscomb University, and a Doctorate in Education from Tennessee State University. Additionally, Dr. Haskins holds numerous certificates in a variety of technology applications. He was a United States Marine Corp infantry officer for many years and rose through the ranks to a position in which he managed a multi-million dollar budget for the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. After retiring from the military, he served as senior project manager for large development and construction projects. As an entrepreneur, he was an early innovator who founded an internet provider company that was later acquired by a telecommunications company. His innovative ideas and broad experience make him an invaluable asset in the business school and executive program classrooms, in the college’s administration, and to the regional businesses he advises.
William (Bill) McKenney has been an Associate Professor of Business at Martin Methodist College since August of 2002. He previously taught at Eastern Kentucky University and at Bethel College (now University) in McKenzie, Tenn. His main teaching areas are business ethics, international business and finance. He also has experience teaching such topics as principles of management, strategic management, human resource management, organizational behavior, managerial accounting, marketing management, small business management and economics. Over the years he has also taught college algebra, calculus, statistics and mathematics for management and social science.
Dr. McKenney earned a bachelor of arts degree from Duke University, a master's degree in mathematics from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in management science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Cheri Thomas became associated with Martin Methodist College during the 2013-14 academic year, serving as a consultant in developing two new business-related programs. In May, she was named executive director of the newly created Center for Executive and Professional Development certification program and also serves as a professor of business in the M.B.A. program.
Dr. Thomas holds both an M.B.A. and a D.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She has extensive work experience in the area of commercial real estate and marketing and has taught in the graduate business program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.