Dr. James Henley, Henry Hart and UC Foundation Professor of Marketing, will retire January 1, 2018 after 27 years of service at UTC. Prior coming to UTC, Dr. Henley also taught for 3 years at Mississippi State University, 5 years at Radford University, 1 year at Pfeiffer College, and 3 years at Southside Virginia Community College. He will complete his career with a total of 39 years in higher education.

Dr. Henley holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University where he majored in Marketing; an MBA from the College of William and Mary; and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Radford College. He joined the faculty at UTC in 1990 and has since taught many courses, including: Consumer Behavior, Marketing Problems, Principles of Marketing, Advertising, Freshman Seminar, Marketing Management, Essentials of Marketing Management, Concepts in Marketing, Foundations of Marketing Strategy, and Management and Marketing Tools. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses using UTC’s interactive classroom and the following remote locations: Volkswagen Chattanooga, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Tennessee Space Institute, and Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville.

Dr. Henley taught the first ever online class offered through the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at UTC: Online Principles of Marketing. He is also an influential researcher and has been published in many journals including Advances in Business Research, Alliance Journal of Business Research, Marketing Management Journal, International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, and many more.

In 2013, he was awarded Exceptional Merit by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has also received awards for Dean’s Merit (2008), UC Foundation Professorship (1997), and the Outstanding Teaching Award (1992).

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2 Comments » for Dr. James Henley to retire from UTC after 27 years
  1. Carolyn Rice says:

    Congratulations on a job well done! I enjoyed being one of your students. Wishing you great joy in retirement!

  2. Jennifer Morman says:


    It is with much gratefulness for me to wish you many more great endeavors. I experienced the Marketing Management course two consecutive semesters with two withdrawal disruptions; nonetheless the lectures were incredible and it was really miraculous for you to allow me to be a student to borrow your extra textbook since I had a situation with a rare loan allowance which had an issue in regards to the release date.

    Thank you very much for your regards


    Jennifer Morman

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