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Dr. Tim Wise To Deliver ‘The Last Lecture’ March 14 at Southern Arkansas University

According to a recent press release Dr. Tim Wise will deliver Southern Arkansas University’s 2017 installment of “The Last Lecture” at 4PM Tuesday, March 14, in the Reynolds Center Foundation Hall.

The event is free and open to the public. The title of Wise’s lecture will be “Building Better Models.” A reception to which all are invited will follow the lecture. This is the third annual installment of “The Last Lecture” at SAU. Previous speakers included Dr. Ben Johnson and Tim Daniels.


Wise is a professor of management and marketing and is the chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and Information Systems.

He was born in Panama City, Florida, but spent most of his youth in northwest Louisiana. He attended Louisiana Tech University where he earned a BA and an MA in education. After teaching in the public school system for two years, he returned to Louisiana Tech and earned an MBA and a DBA in business.  His major was Management and his minors were Marketing and Industrial Psychology.

He joined the faculty of Southern Arkansas University in 1993 as an Instructor of Marketing. He has taught a variety of classes but now teaches mostly organization theory, entrepreneurship, and strategic management courses.

He has had a lifelong interest in written and visual storytelling and has been interested in theology and philosophy since his teens. He started a studio/publishing company, Professor Theophilus’ Emporium of Imagination, Inc., in 2002 and independently published his first novel, Intrepid Force, in 2003. In 2007, he enrolled part-time in the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is scheduled to receive an MDiv with a specialization in Christian Apologetics (a branch of theology and philosophy) in May 2017.

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