Division Overview


The D. W. Johnston School of Business

Division of Business


Division Chair — Dr. Gregory Brown

Office: Martin Hall, 2nd Floor

Telephone: (931)-363-9877 or email: gbrown@martinmethodist.edu

Full-Time Faculty



Associate Professors:

G. Brown, W. McKenney, G. Newton*, P. Stephenson

Assistant Professors:

A. Burkins, N. Wakefield


P. Ford


Adjunct Faculty

J. Berlin, K. Dunnavant, D. Haskins, J. McAdoo, T. Mincher, W. Whitley, J. Williams  



Who We Are and What We Are About:

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 business person and trustee of Martin Methodist College.

Our Vision:

The vision of the D. W. Johnston School of Business is to be recognized as the leading business educational center for the south central Tennessee region.

Our Mission:

Located within the south central Tennessee region, the mission of the D. W. Johnston School of Business is to reach individuals and organizations to strengthen, grow, and sustain them by offering a progressive business program that combines professional preparation with a strong liberal arts foundation.  The BBA and MBA are offered on campus in a traditional classroom setting.  The MBA is delivered as a hybrid classroom, while the BBA is traditional during the day and hybrid in the evening with some courses being offered online.  Both programs are offered in a hybrid form off campus in Spring Hill, TN.  Business programs prepare qualified students for a variety of professional careers in business, government and non-profits.  The BBA program also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies.  

At Martin Methodist College, we are a community of learners that focuses on making and teaching honest/ethical decisions while creating sustainable value for a dynamic, international, competitive marketplace.  The free enterprise market system is emphasized and studied along with its functioning within domestic and international stakeholders' environments.  Courses challenge students to integrate problem solving, strategic decision making, technology, ethics, communication skills and a global perspective for successful managerial roles.

Students will learn to create and sustain organizational value by managing businesses in a strategic manner while building stakeholder relationships founded upon trust and long-term value.

The School's teaching methodology focuses on the traditional classroom. A variety of teaching methods are used including case study, on-line research, discussion, service learning, group study, reports, and others.  In addition, students might want to avail themselves of our Internship program.  Students may gain valuable work experience under the supervision of professional managers and the Martin Methodist Business Faculty.

The goal of the D. W. Johnston School of Business is to provide a challenging business education replete with professional knowledge and skill preparation that equips students:

  • to possess a common body of knowledge relevant to an effective decision-making career
  • to respect diversity in business
  • to develop a professional respect for current legal, ethical and socially responsible business practices
  • to develop a professional appreciation of international business practices


The BBA program offers several areas of emphasis that allow students to focus course studies in a specific area of business.  Each emphasis area is directed by a program coordinator.  Students interested in a program within the School of Business should consult the appropriate program coordinator listed below:


  • MBA - Dr. Gregory Brown
  • BBA, Accounting - Ms. Paula Stephenson
  • BBA, Management–Ms. Gail Newton
  • BBA, Management Information Systems - Ms. Nan Wakefield
  • Internships - Mr. Pat Ford


The MMC School of Business is accredited by the Souther Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  The Business Division also sponsors Sigma Beta Delta honor society for business majors.


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

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433 West Madison St.
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