HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University School of Business Dean James Hurley has announced the appointment of T. Allen Pannell Jr. as director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. The program is under development and pending approval will start in fall 2016.
“I am excited to welcome Allen to our LMU family,” Hurley said. “The School of Business will benefit greatly from his experience, especially his leadership skills and practical business analytic experience.”
Pannell joins the School of Business faculty following a tenure at the University of Tennessee, where he taught in the Graduate and Executive Education program. He has been a practicing statistician for 30 years in a wide variety of industries. He also served as president of Tennessee Associates International, a prominent management consulting firm focusing on analytics, continuous improvement, leadership and change. Pannell earned a Bachelor of Science in business and statistics and a Master of Science in statistics and finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in statistics from his alma mater and will defend his dissertation issue in October.
“I am honored and excited to be selected to develop and lead the new analytic program at LMU,” Pannell said. “As an alumnus of one of the top ranked analytic programs in the country, I look forward to utilizing my academic training and applied work experience to create a program where our graduates immediately and significantly add value to their employers. The standards will be high and representative of the legacy of Lincoln Memorial University.”