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Dr. Linda Ferrell
Dr. Linda Ferrell

Linda K. Ferrell, Ph.D. was appointed to the Board as a Class III director in April 2015. Her current term as director expires in 2020. She also serves as Chairwoman of the Associate Compliance Commitee and serves on the Science and Marketing Committee. She is currently Chair of the Marketing Department in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. Prior to joining Auburn University, she served as a Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Business Ethics at Belmont University. Prior to joining Belmont University, she served as a professor of marketing for nine years at the University of New Mexico and was involved in outreach in the business ethics area with $2.5 million in grants from the Daniels Fund. She is Immediate Past President of the Academy of Marketing Science. She served six years on the board of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Center for the Public Trust where she assisted in developing Ethical Leadership Certification for students and practitioners. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF), in an endowed board seat, and on the DSEF Executive Committee and Academic Advisory Committee. She has published refereed or peer reviewed articles concerning marketing/business ethics, ethics training methods and effectiveness, strategic philanthropy, and the legalization of business ethics. She is a co-author of textbooks, including Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases; 11th edition and Business: A Changing World, 10th edition; Management, 4th edition; and Business and Society, 6th edition. She received her BS in Retailing-Fashion Merchandising and her MBA from Illinois State University. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration, management concentration, from the University of Memphis in 1996.