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Keith Hollingsworth

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Keith Hollingsworth, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration


Dr. Keith Hollingsworth is currently Chair and Associate Professor of Management in the Department of Business Administration at Morehouse College.  In the division of Business and Economics, he also serves as an advisor to the Morehouse Business Association and Chair of the divisional Scholarship Committee.  He is a member and Faculty Secretary of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.  Additionally, he has served as a faculty ambassador for the Morehouse International Spring Tour for twelve tours, traveling to more than 25 countries.  For the college, Dr. Hollingsworth currently serves as Chair of the Faculty Council.  He is also serving on the Student Welfare Committee and as Chair of the International Curriculum Committee for Morehouse’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

Dr. Hollingsworth’s classes include Management Decision Science, Production/Operations Management, Management Consulting, and Corporate Finance.  In 2003, he was the recipient of the Vulcan Materials Teaching Excellence Award for Morehouse College.  The Maroon Tiger, the school newspaper, has thrice selected him among the Educators of the Year (2004, 2007, 2011) calling him “easily among the most beloved faculty on campus”.  Georgia Trend magazine selected him as one of Georgia’s Outstanding 40 under 40 as part of the 2006 class, and he was featured on the cover,

Dr. Hollingsworth received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990.  This was followed by an M.S. in 1992 and finally a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1995.  His dissertation was “A Warehouse Benchmarking Model Utilizing Frontier Production Functions”. His initial research was in productivity analysis, especially data envelopment analysis, but he has shifted into the areas of business leadership and business history.  He is currently working on research concerning the International Spring Tour and noted Morehouse Professor  and Entrepreneur J. B. Blayton.  His articles have appeared in Journal of Productivity Analysis, Challenge, and Journal of Leadership Education.  Dr. Hollingsworth was a Salzburg Fellow in 2003 and involved, in 2005, in microenterprise research among the Afro-Mexican population in the Costa Chica region of Oaxaca, Mexico. He also led a group of students to Olukonda, Namibia over the summer of 2004 to perform community service at a rural school.  He began his career at Morehouse in 1994 as an Instructor and moved up to Assistant Professor the following year.  He received tenure in 2003.

Dr. Hollingsworth is a native of southern Georgia and a first generation college graduate.  He attends All Saints Episcopal Church.