Kathleen HargissEducation

PhD, University of South Florida; MBA, University of Miami; M.A., Northwestern University; BS, University of Illinois


Dr. Hargiss is the former associate dean of academics and chair for the Graduate School of Business at Everest University, formerly Florida Metropolitan University. She has been a professor at the University of South Florida and The University of Tampa and previously taught at Northwestern University. Most recently, she conducted preliminary venture capitalist research, due diligence, and feasibility studies for Tampa-based Strategic Resource Consulting, which provides consulting services to firms in a variety of sectors with a concentration in biotechnology, medical devices, information technology, and e-business. She also is a health and fitness consultant, fitness director, and published author. Dr. Hargiss holds a private pilot license, an emergency medical technician license, and a second-degree black belt in the martial arts.