Dr. Robert B. Blair

Director, Center for Economic Education | Professor

Dr. Robert B. Blair
615-898-5284
Room N436B, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
MTSU Box 40, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1993)
  • M.B.E., Middle Tennessee State University (1987)
  • B.S., Oral Roberts University, OK (1986)

Areas of Expertise

Managerial Communication, Business Communication, International Business Communication, Business and Marketing Education, Business Teacher Education, Economic Education, Research, Online Instruction, Parliamentary Procedure, Business and Social Etiquette, and Leadership

Biography

Dr. Robert B. Blair is a professor of Marketing in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He also serves as director of the Center for Economic Education. He serves on both the honors and graduate faculties at MTSU. Dr. Blair received his Ph.D. in Vocational Education from Louisiana State University, M.B.E. in Business Education from MTSU, and B...

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Dr. Robert B. Blair is a professor of Marketing in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He also serves as director of the Center for Economic Education. He serves on both the honors and graduate faculties at MTSU. Dr. Blair received his Ph.D. in Vocational Education from Louisiana State University, M.B.E. in Business Education from MTSU, and B.S. in Business Administration and Business Education from Oral Roberts University. Dr. Blair has taught at the secondary and collegiate levels. He has also served as sponsor to Future Business Leaders of America, Collegiate DECA, Phi Beta Lambda, and Collegiate Secretaries International chapters. He is a lifetime member of FBLA-PBL.

Dr. Blair is a Certified Online Instructor, Certified Business and Social Etiquette Consultant, Certified Dale Carnegie® Curriculum Trainer, and Professional Registered Parliamentarian. He was the first Tennessee career and technical education teacher to earn National Board Certification.

During his 30 year teaching career, Dr. Blair has been the recipient of 29 honors and awards for teaching, research, and service. Most recently, he was the recipient of the MTSU 20 Year Service Award, MTSU Public Service Award 2015-2016, National Business Education Association (NBEA) Distinguished Service Award 2016, National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE) Outstanding Leadership Award 2015, National Association of Parliamentarians District III Outstanding Teacher of Parliamentary Procedure 2013, Tennessee Association of Parliamentarians Alpha Brown Individual Achievement Award 2012, Jennings A. Jones College of Business Outstanding Faculty Award 2008-2009, National Business Education Association (NBEA) Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award 2007, Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Outstanding Leadership Award 2007, and the Robert McLean Distinguished Associate Professor Award 2006-2007. Dr. Blair is an accomplished academic author and conference presenter. 

Blair is actively involved in professional and public service. He has been a member of NBEA/SBEA for 31 years. He is currently serving on the NBEA Nominating Committee. He is also serving as NABTE Bylaws Committee, SBEA Past Presidents Council and Bylaws Committee, and Tennessee Association of Parliamentarians Vice President.

Dr. Blair is past president of National Association for Business Teacher Education, National Business Education Association, Southern Business Education Association, Tennessee Business Education Association, Tennessee Association of Parliamentarians, Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Pi Epsilon, Tennessee Delta Unit of Parliamentarians, and Murfreesboro Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. He served two terms as Tennessee Association for Career and Technical Education vice president. He is an active member of several other professional associations. Dr. Blair serves on many other national, regional, state, and local organization committees.

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