College of Health Sciences
Rodney Runyan is Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Sam Houston State University. He earned his doctorate in Human Environment from Michigan State University. Prior to joining SHSU, he held administrative and faculty positions at Texas State University, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of South Carolina. From 2013-2016, Dr. Runyan was visiting professor of Marketing at Lancaster University Management School in the United Kingdom. He spent 16 years in industry prior to entering academia.
His research interests are in small retailer entrepreneurship, especially within rural communities. His research appears in the Journal of Retailing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research and Journal of Small Business Management, and he’s conducted or collaborated on research in China, Chile, Russia, Korea, England and Japan.
Additionally, he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Marketing Management and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management and the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal. He is the immediate past-president of the American Collegiate Retailing Association, and president-elect of the Council for Administrators of Family and Consumer Science.