Dr. Don Hackett
Family Business Fellow
Associate Professor, Barton School of Business, Wichita State University
Ph.D. Marketing & Management, University of Oklahoma
BS Accounting & Finance, University of Oklahoma
Bullocks Division of Federated Department stores
Holiday Inn Corporation
Commissioned Lieutenant U.S. Army
Decorated veteran, Viet Nam
Retired Colonel U.S. Army Reserve
Dr. Hackett attended public schools in his native state, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1967 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. After he felt the call of the classroom, he returned to the University of Oklahoma as a NDEA fellow and received his Ph.D. in Marketing and Management. In 1973, he joined the faculty of the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, as a Professor of Marketing.
Within the University, he held the positions of Director of Graduate Studies in Business from 1974-1980, Director of the Center for Management Development from 1989-1992 and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship from 1993-2005. He currently holds a joint assignment as an Associate Professor of Marketing and Kansas Family Business Fellow. He is the recipient of the prestigious W.S.U. Regents Award for “Excellence in Teaching.” He is active in consulting and has worked with many national firms including PepsiCo, Beech Aircraft, Canadian Pacific Railway, The Coleman Company, and Farm Credit Banks. His videotapes are used by State Farm and Nationwide Insurance in their training programs.
He has written extensively in marketing and management and his articles have appeared in such journals as The Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising, Real Estate Today, Journal of Small Business and Journal of Accounting. He authored a monograph entitled “Franchising, Status and Strategies” published by the American Marketing Association. He co-authored with Dr. Charles Martin, “Facilitation Skills for Team Leaders” published by Crisp Publications.