Dr. Kathy Smith
Previously, Dr. Smith taught at TAMU, the University of Mississippi and Murray State University before joining the A&M-Corpus Christi Department of Management and Marketing faculty. Her teaching and research interest include digital marketing, mobile marketing and corporate social responsibility.
“I am honored to be part of the pioneering vision of the RELLIS Campus, as Texas A&M System regional universities join forces in one location. RELLIS provides an exciting opportunity to engage with students in an entirely different way.”
Dr. Lawrence Murphy Smith
Dr. Lawrence Murphy Smith’s academic record includes over 200 journal articles, 23 books and monographs, 175 academic conference presentations, 37 research grants, and 28 awards and special recognitions for teaching and research, such as the Outstanding Educator Award from the Texas Society of CPAs. His work has been reported in various news media, including National Public Radio, Fortune, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
“For me, teaching on the RELLIS Campus is a wonderful opportunity to benefit the lives of students from across Texas, the nation and the world. We’ll be training students for high-demand jobs in accounting, finance, marketing and other excellent career fields. In their future careers, RELLIS graduates will make a positive impact on their professions and on society at large.”
Dr. Swint Friday
Dr. Friday completed a degree in Mathematics with teacher certification at Texas State University and went on to teach middle school math prior to pursuing his Masters in Economics and Doctorate in Finance at Florida State University. From there he served as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of South Alabama for four years and then in 2000 had the opportunity to return to Texas as an Associate Professor of Finance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Currently, he teaches finance with primary teaching interests in personal finance, investments and security analysis and portfolio management.
“Undoubtedly, the partnership between Texas A&M System regional universities and Blinn College will be a great success as it allows students to stay in the area and pursue a bachelor’s degree from a university. The pace and scope of the development of the campus is phenomenal and inspiring to me, and I see great opportunity in being among the first faculty members to participate in this exciting venture.”