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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Carl Templin, Business

Templin--profile.jpgA pivotal mentor in the lives of many students, Dr. Carl Templin managed eight undergraduate programs, two graduate programs, 26 faculty members, five staff, and an estimated 900 students. With his position as Dean of the School of Business, Templin looks to make a lasting impression on Southern Utah University.

Templin received his bachelor of arts in humanities degree from Brigham Young University, followed by his master of business administration degree from the University of Wyoming. At Arizona State University, he earned a Ph.D. in business and logistics.

Before joining SUU in 1995 as an assistant professor of business, Templin was an as associate professor at Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio. He was also director of the graduate cost analysis and contracting management programs at the institute.

Since being at SUU, Templin taught the following courses for credit:

  • MGMT 3100- Production/Operations
  • COMM 4501- Conflict Management
  • MGMT4750- Advanced Topics: Negotiations
  • MGMT 4950- Strategic Management
  • MGMT 6100- Negotiation
  • MGMT 6200- Negotiatiom

In addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities, Templin served as advisor to the Professional Business Leaders/Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) club on campus. The club has been to the PBL National Leadership Conference multiple times under Templin’s guidance.

“These students take what they learn in the classroom and demonstrate that knowledge through testing and/or case presentations,” said Dean Templin. “That is quite extraordinary and demonstrates the quality of students we have at SUU.”

Over the years Templin has received awards such as Advisor of the Year in the Thunderbird Awards, SUU Scholar Recognition, and SUU Honors Program Professor of the Year. Students like Tyler Edgel, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance last year, were directly affected by Templin’s leadership.

“Dean Templin is a true example of advocacy for student success,” said Edgel. “Despite his hectic schedule, he would not only take time to instruct us on business principles such as negotiating, but would also travel to national and state competitions with us. His devotion to student success extends far beyond the classroom instruction and leaves a lasting affect on students after graduation.”

Templin’s time at SUU has been spent positively influencing those around him.