Dr. David Campbell serves many roles on Milligan’s campus, including associate professor of economics, the director of the MBA Program, and the area chair of business.

He graduated with a bachelor’s in economics from James Madison University, then later completed a master’s in economics and a Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University.

“I love economics because you can’t understand history without understanding economics. Economics provides a way to think about everything—it provides structure and analytics and helps you make decisions, even the smallest ones.”

Before becoming a professor, Campbell served for six years as an economist for the IRS and three years as a branch manager for Bank of Tennessee. With his degrees and experience in the workforce, he is able to impart his knowledge of economics and finance in the classes he teaches in the MBA program.

He loves teaching at Milligan and in the MBA program because of the Christian environment.

“I’ve worked in the public and private sector, and none compare with the atmosphere at Milligan. Students, faculty, and staff are able to openly talk about their faith which builds a community together.”

When asked what makes our MBA program stand out, Campbell said the incorporation of the faith element combined with convenience and rigor of the program are the biggest things.

“Our MBA program will provide you with a quality education. We will incorporate ways to apply what you’re learning to your work so that you can actively add value to your place of employment.”

In the managerial finance and managerial economics courses that Campbell teaches, students will learn important information for their companies, including market structure and pricing, financial statements, analysis, and budgets. All of these skills can be directly applied to companies and help employees to evaluate decisions from a financial perspective.

In his 11 years at Milligan, Campbell has seen many students in the MBA program expand their careers after receiving their degree. Many students use their MBA as a stepping stone into management positions. Several students work for major companies in the Tri-Cities area, including Ballad Health (formerly Mountain States Health Alliance).

Campbell loves economics so much that he hopes to one day write a book on the macroeconomics of James Bond villains.

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