Alan Tillquist

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

I am an educator with private sector experience who enjoys helping others reach their potential. Additionally, I consider myself to have been blessed with the perfect family, my wife of 36 years, a son 33 and a daughter 30 (medical fellow at PENN) years old respectively. I am intimately acquainted with the demands of the private sector and the preparatory needs for competitive entrance. My operations, budgetary, marketing, teaching, and administrative experiences span over two and one-half decades.]

As an executive in manufacturing management, I had full P & L responsibility for two global food manufacturing locations (Fleischmann's & Mott's). I have been teaching in both face to face (f2f) and online for over twenty years. Previously, I held positions of Chairman of the Management and Marketing Department at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (Tenured Professor) and Dean of the School of Business & Technology at Mountain State University (Tenured Professor). I am presently a tenured Professor of Management at West Virginia State University. During my higher education tenure, I have taught a variety of courses in the areas of human relations, leadership, labor and management relations, management, operations management, organizational behavior, and strategy and policy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Educationally, I hold a Doctorate in Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Preparing business leaders to succeed in our global environment of the 21st century requires continual creative thinking and effective leadership. As a leader in the educational process, my approach has rested on helping individuals realize their own inner strengths and then assisting them – often through difficult hurdles – in thoughtful creation of paths of progression and venues of discovery. Specifically, my leadership goal for others by engaging in such efforts is (1) to compel recognition of what can be accomplished in less than optimal conditions by redirecting motivation and will, (2) to hone feelings of self-empowerment and ownership, and (3) to build a framework for new professional initiatives based upon realized accomplishments. It is through experiences gained in the professional world and academic study that I have come to truly understand the importance of great mentors and effective leadership. I very much look forward to working with you this term!

Dr. T.

Courses Taught

WMBA 6000 - Dynamic Leadership


BBA, Hannibal LaGrange College

MBA, Missouri State University

DBA, Nova Southeastern University

Public Service

Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer -

Awards / Honors

Who's Who in Business Education, Academic Keys, 2016


Tillquist, A. R., Lewis, M. D. (2018). The Effect of Modalities on Learning Outcomes. Academy of Business Research

Tillquist, A. R., Lewis, M. D. (2018). Frederic Winslow Taylor – The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Academy of Business Research