Dr. Nancy Kucinski


Dr. Nancy E. Kucinski, Hemphill Endowed Chair of Business and professor of management, serves as dean of Graduate Studies and program director for the Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship.

Kucinski is a graduate of HSU, where she earned a Bachelor of Behavioral Science degree in political science. She went on to complete a Master of Public Administration and a Ph.D. in political science from Texas Tech University.

After teaching political science at the University of North Texas, Kucinski returned to the classroom as a student to earn a Ph.D. in organization, strategy, and international management for the University of Texas at Dallas.

Kucinski is the author of “Phoenix Magazine,” a case study published in the Journal of Critical Incidents, fall 2009, “International Studies at Salzburg College,” in International Academy for Case Studies, fall 2011, and “Organizational design and the Growing Company: Growing Pains,” in AbileneBiz, fall 2009.

Kucinski is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and is also an invited lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria, where she teaches in the international studies program in tourism.

Kucinski has been a professor at Hardin-Simmons University since 2001.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Political Science, Hardin-Simmons University, 1983
  • Master of Public Administration, Public Policy and Airport Administration, Texas Tech University, 1986
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science, Texas Tech University, 1990
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Organization, Strategy, and International Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2004
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network