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Dr. Harry Hollis

Dr. Hollis

Dr. Harry Hollis

Professor Emeritus of Management

Dr. Hollis' education includes B.A. magna cum laude, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.Div. and Ph.D., Southern Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; post-doctoral study at Vanderbilt University; and research as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Louisville.  Hollis' career includes a pastorate for 9 years in Kentucky; 15 years at a denominational ethics agency in Nashville; HR manager at HCA in Nashville; and professor at Belmont University.

Leadership positions he has held include: President of the Tennessee Baptist Student Union; Student Government President, Southern Seminary; National Finalist, White House Fellows Program;  President, Tennessee Health Decisions; Founding President of  Sigma Beta Delta, Belmont Jack C. Massey College of Business; Chairman, Board of Advisors, HCA Centennial Medical Center.

Dr. Hollis has appeared on prime time national news programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC.  He has spoken on ethics issues in interviews in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Time, and Newsweek.  As the author and compiler of ten books and numerous articles on ethics, he has focused on a variety of contemporary issues.  He has testified on ethics issues before U S. Congressional Committees and Presidential Commissions.  President Carter appointed him to the national committee that designed and ran the White House Conference on Families.

Hollis was co-founder and first Director of the Center for Business Ethics at Belmont University. In 2006, he was appointed as the first James M. Medlin Chair of Business Ethics. Dr. Hollis was awarded Emeritus standing in May of 2010.