Published on June 14, 2018 by Morgan Black  
Cartledge Barbara

Samford University’s Brock School of Business offers numerous benefits for its students including access to incredible faculty who are constantly researching their areas of interest in order to enhance the Brock School of Business experience.

In May, Assistant Dean of Academic Programs Barbara Cartledge was selected to attend Baylor University’s Christian Higher Education Leadership Institute. The four-day interactive experience brought together leading scholars and practitioners to engage in dialogue to strengthen the mission and purpose of a Christian education. The sessions focused on issues such as diversity, women in higher education, undergraduate student success and more.

Additionally, Cartledge attended and presented a paper at the Academic Business World International Conference. Her paper titled “Business and Local Poverty Course Genesis, Pedagogy, and Future” was co-authored with Associate Dean and Brock Family Chair in Entrepreneurship Chad Carson. At the conference, the paper received the award for excellence in presentation and subsequently received the best paper award and will be published in the spring 2018 edition of the Journal of Learning in Higher Education.

"Attending conferences like these allows our faculty to collaborate with other scholars throughout the country,” Cartledge said. “The ability to constantly learn new ideas from these conferences benefits our students greatly when we are able to come home and implement best practices within the Brock School of Business curriculum.”


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.