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Dr. Jim Fatzinger

Dr. Jim Fatzinger
  • Assistant Professor of Management

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Dr. Jim B. Fatzinger is currently an Assistant Professor of Management, Marketing, and International Business at Eastern Kentucky University. Recruited by the EKU College of Business and Technology Executive-in-Residence, Dr. Fatzinger is also the President of the Kentucky Fulbright Association after completing three years on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Prior to arriving at EKU, Dr. Fatzinger served as a Presidential Fellow at Auburn University where he contributed to an eBook authored by President Jay Gogue, on the administration of higher education. His time at Auburn University included working with donor relations, governmental relations, media, alumni relations, athletics, audit and compliance, facilities, and shared governance.  

Dr. Fatzinger began his career in higher education at the University of Miami ultimately serving as the assistant dean of the graduate school and assistant dean of students reporting to both the Office of the Provost and Division of Student Affairs. He was recognized as the University of Miami Administrator of the Year in 2002. His administrative oversight included enrollment of some two hundred Research I masters and doctoral programs and his work in producing a unified, graduate recruiting effort received national award recognition. At the University of Miami, Dr. Fatzinger was responsible for graduate student orientation, teaching assistant training, nation-wide graduate recruiting efforts including the National Science Foundation science, technology, engineering, and math initiative, institution-wide policy development, the Graduate Student Association, student football and basketball game-day operations, and student discipline. Dr. Fatzinger taught First Year Experience courses, Senior Reflections courses, and served as a guest speaker at the School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Policy. 

Dr. Fatzinger holds a Doctorate of Education from Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human Development and an MBA and BBA from the University of Miami. Dr. Fatzinger completed post-graduate work in history, politics, and society at the University of Oxford, England. In 2009, he completed the Harvard University Institute for Management and Leadership in Education and in 2011, Dr. Fatzinger was selected for “the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program preparing senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities,” the American Council on Education Fellowship. Prior to entering the field of higher education, Dr. Fatzinger worked in the airline industry revising the system-wide boarding announcements for American Trans Air (ATA) Airline and authoring the American Airlines (AA) Chief Pilot Resource Manual. Dr. Fatzinger has flown on the flight deck of the majority of aircraft in the American Airlines fleet. He also toured the country conducting educational presentations while working with a joint United Nations Environment Programme Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species and Department of the Interior educational grant. Dr. Fatzinger was a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame U.S.A. Water Polo Team to Sweden and has served with the U.S. Scouting Program in Korea, Holland, Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, and at the Philmont National Junior Leader Instructor Camp in Cimarron, New Mexico.  

Dr. Fatzinger is a member of Iron Arrow, the highest honor attained at the University of Miami, the National Society of Leadership and Success, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Order of Omega Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Lambda National Graduate Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and is an Eagle Scout.


 

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