Business Administration - Faculty


Rick Hagan

Chair, School of Business, and Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

Rick Hagan

Center for Entrepreneurship
Phone: 270-384-8128
E-mail: haganr@lindsey.edu
John E Howery

Associate Professor of Business

John E Howery

J.L. Turner Leadership Center - 216
Phone: 270-384-8127
E-mail: meyersd@lindsey.edu
Katie Curry

Instructor of Accounting

Katie Curry

J.L. Turner Leadership Center - 104C
Phone: 270-384-8063
E-mail: curryk@lindsey.edu
Tim Curry

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

Tim Curry

J.L. Turner Leadership Center - 206
Phone: 270-384-8142
E-mail: curryt@lindsey.edu

BS, Campbellsville University
MS, University of Evansville

An as Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, Mr. Curry is responsible for courses in computer programming, Web design, and computer applications. He is a Lindsey Wilson College alumnus, having earned an Associate of Arts degree in Mathematics, prior to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems from Campbellsville University and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science Education from the University of Evansville. In the years since completion of his Master's degree, he has pursued further graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, and Morehead State University. A supporter of intercollegiate athletics, he serves as the college's Faculty Athletics Representative to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference, and also serves as Eligibility Chair of the Mid-South Conference. Mr. Curry, his wife Amy, and their three children make their home in Green County.


Al R. Eferstein

Assistant Professor of Business

Al R. Eferstein

J.L. Turner Leadership Center - 111
Phone: 270-384-8093
E-mail: eferstein@lindsey.edu

BA, Florida Atlantic University
MPA, Florida Atlantic University

In 1995, he started an on-campus leadership training team called Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), received multiple SIFE fellowship awards, and has been the faculty representative of the SIFE team for 17 years. In 1996, he was awarded the exemplary teacher of the year. In 1997, he was honored as teacher of the year. In 2004 and 2010, he was acknowledged as Who's Who Among America's Teachers for contributions made to educating students.

A resident of Green County he faithfully served on the School Board of Education, helping teachers to find creative ways toward increasing technology and advance learning techniques in the classroom.

Al Eferstein, an assistant professor of Business Administration at Lindsey Wilson College, joined the full-time faculty in 1994, has owned and operated a number of small businesses, worked in management for organizations in the music, entertainment, and tourism industries.

Al is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University School of Business and Public Administration, having received a Masters Degree in 1992. He then purchased a horse farm in Kentucky and began teaching courses in Business and Economics at Lindsey Wilson College.

He conducted multiple financial seminars and training programs for business and non-profit organizations that include Fort Knox National Company, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and the LWC Seminar Series.

Recently, he made two presentations for the Center for Entrepreneurship on the "Build Your Own Job" seminar series concerning how to prepare a business and marketing plan.

My goal for the college is to help develop a student culture of creative ambition through the Center for Entrepreneurship that will produce successful business leaders and highly productive employees.

Outside of professional interests, Al plays tennis and racquet ball with his colleagues, and enjoys living on the farm with his family, and standard-bred horses.

Mr. Curry, his wife Amy, and their three children make their home in Green County.


Linda McKinley-Grider

Instructor of Business

Linda McKinley-Grider

Center for Entrepreneurship
Phone: 270-384-7385
E-mail: griderl@lindsey.edu

BA, University of Kentucky
MA, Western Kentucky University - Public Services

3 years of teaching at Jefferson County Public School System

Sometimes our career paths take us full-circle and that it is the case with Linda Grider. She began her higher education at Lindsey Wilson College by earning an Associate in Arts Degree and then returned to the College to serve as Vice-President for Enrollment Management after completing her Bachelor Degree at the University of Kentucky and teaching three years in the Jefferson County Public School System in Louisville, Kentucky. During her first tenure at Lindsey Wilson College, the College experienced both enrollment growth and academic expansion and, as a result, became a fully accredited four-year college with an extensive, very successful evening college program structured for working adults. Mrs. Grider could identify with these adult learners because while working full-time at the College, she earned her Master Degree in Public Service from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Development of the Lindsey Wilson College Center for Entrepreneurship has been one of Mrs. Grider's top priorities. The economic recovery of the United States is based to a great degree on the activities of its entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs create both small and large businesses by taking their conceived business concepts to fruition. Mrs. Grider has a keen interest in entrepreneurship to further enhance the economic development of the area and to try to "spark" the entrepreneurial spirit in students and the general public. She enjoys coupling this with teaching in the classroom and helping students learn and grow.

Being an entrepreneur herself, she and her husband run a farming operation that involves both horses and beef cattle. Between work and the farm, there is little spare time, but when there is, she enjoys cooking, decorating, gardening, landscaping, sharing time with friends and family, and, maybe, some shopping.


Trudy Morlino

Associate Professor of Business and Economics

Trudy Morlino

J.L. Turner Leadership Center - 104B
Phone: 270-384-8061
E-mail: morlinot@lindsey.edu

BS, Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University
MS, Agricultural Economics, Louisiana State University
Post graduate studies in Economics, University of Georgia
PhD, Management, Emphasis in Economics, Capella University

Active member of the college's Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
The college's Quality Enhancement Program
Member of Lindsey Writes
Serves as the faculty adviser for Phi Beta Lambda

Dr. Morlino joined the Lindsey Wilson College faculty in August 2012.She has been an active participant in the world of business her entire life, starting with the family businesses in Mississippi. Having grown up in a small, farming community in the Delta of Mississippi, she learned early on that owning, operating, and managing businesses in various industries was something she wanted to be a part of.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. After graduation from Mississippi State University, Dr. Morlino continued her education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she earned a Master of Science degree. After graduating from LSU, Dr. Morlino began her career in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the State Statistician for the United States Department of Agriculture. Her career path took her from Little Rock to Atlanta where she worked for many years as an Actuarial Analyst for a large, publicly held corporation in the financial services industry. A new baby changed her career path and Dr. Morlino was able to merge her analytical skills with a privately held corporation located in the Atlanta suburbs. As an adjunct professor of economics at a local college, she realized teaching was her passion so she decided to pursue her doctoral degree and entered the University of Georgia's graduate program in Economics. At the time, the University of Georgia did not offer classes in an online format so she completed her doctoral degree at Capella University with her dissertation, A Study of CEO Compensation and Firm Performance in the U.S. Airline Industry.

In her spare time, Dr. Morlino enjoys spending time with her friends and family.


Michael Starr

Instructor of Business

Michael Starr

Off-Site
Phone: 270-384-8030
E-mail: starrm@lindsey.edu
Mohammad Pourheydarian

Professor of Business

Mohammad Pourheydarian

J.L. Turner Leadership Center - 217
Phone: 270-384-8149
E-mail: pourheyd@lindsey.edu
Mohammad Pourheydarian

Assistant Professor of Business

Tommy Taylor

Center for Entrepreneurship
Phone: 270-384-7467
E-mail: taylort@lindsey.edu