Dr. Eric James Burton

Professor

Dr. Eric James Burton
615-898-2816
Room N413, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
MTSU Box 50, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (1976)
  • M.B.A., Murray State University, KY (1969)
  • A.B., MacMurray College, IL (1968)

Areas of Expertise

Managerial and Financial Accounting

Biography

Dr. E. James Burton was Dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business from August, 1999 through June, 2013. He has been on the faculty at MTSU for more than 25 years.

Dr. Burton currently serves on the Executive Board and as a Vice President for the Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America; the Board of the Second Harvest Food Bank; the Board of the Jennings and Rebecca Jones Foundation; and the Board, Audit Committee and Chair of the Finance/Risk Management Committee ...

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Dr. E. James Burton was Dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business from August, 1999 through June, 2013. He has been on the faculty at MTSU for more than 25 years.

Dr. Burton currently serves on the Executive Board and as a Vice President for the Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America; the Board of the Second Harvest Food Bank; the Board of the Jennings and Rebecca Jones Foundation; and the Board, Audit Committee and Chair of the Finance/Risk Management Committee of Piedmont Natural Gas Company (NYSE/PNY). He has previously served on the Board and Executive Committee of Leadership Middle Tennessee; the Workforce Investment Board Area IX; the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce; the Business Education Partnership; and was a member of the board and President of The Southern Business Administration Association as well as numerous other corporate and charitable organization boards.

He holds the Ph.D. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the M.B.A. from Murray State University, and the B.A. in Economics-Business from MacMurray College. He held faculty positions at Murray State University and the Florida State University. He is a CPA (inactive) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (inactive).

He has written over 50 articles in academic, professional, and trade journals and has authored or co-authored five (5) books. Dr. Burton is an active consultant to senior executives of corporations.

He founded Professional Growth Associates, Inc., and Professional Credit Corporation and was active in the formation of several other businesses in Tallahassee, FL, before returning to academia.

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