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Raines Named New Dean of Belmont College of Business

NASHVILLE, August 4, 2003 – Dr. J. Patrick Raines has been named the new Dean of the Belmont University College of Business Administration, which includes Belmont’s undergraduate business program and the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business Administration.

Raines is currently a professor of economics and holder of the F. Carlyle Tiller Chair in Business at the Robins School of Business at the private University of Richmond, where he has taught since 1982. Dr. Raines holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D, all in economics, from the University of Alabama.

Belmont University President Dr. Robert Fisher says Dr. Raines brings to Belmont a wealth of academic experience and credentials, and an entrepreneurial edge, making him the right person to lead Belmont’s undergraduate and graduate business programs.

“His credentials speak for themselves,” says Fisher. “And his leadership of the University of Richmond’s innovative Corporate MBA program is the kind of leadership that will take Belmont’s Massey Graduate School of Business to the next level. We are delighted to have Dr. Raines join the Belmont family.”

At the University of Richmond, Dr. Raines directed an innovative Corporate MBA program that provides an accelerated weekend MBA education with a customized curriculum for employees of such companies as Capital One. Raines explains that Capital One had input into developing customized curriculum for its employees, to better fit the needs of the employees and Capital One.

Dr. Raines says he sees much opportunity in Nashville for similar programs at Belmont.
“It’s an exciting opportunity for me to be a part of an institution that is continually striving to improve the quality of education it provides to students, its facilities, and the quality of scholar educators it is attracting to campus,” Raines said. “My wife Judy and I are ecstatic about moving to Nashville and becoming an integral part of the community.
Dr. Raines’ first book, Economists On the Stock Market: Speculative Theories of Stock Market Fluctuations, co-authored with University of Alabama economist Dr. Charles Leathers, was published in the spring of 2000

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