Associate Professor - Office of the Dean
One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX 76798-8001
Monday & Wednesday (9:30-11:30 a.m.)
Tuesday & Thursday (2:00-4:00 p.m.)
or by appointment most any day
Ph D - Management, TEXAS A&M UNIV COLLEGE STA, 1996
MS - Human Resources Management, TEXAS A&M UNIV COLLEGE STA, 1989
BBA - Management, ABILENE CHRSTN UNIV ABILENE, 1988
Assistant Professor, Pepperdine University (August 1996 - August 1998)
Human Resource Management Professional, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) (January 1990 - June 1992)
Awards and Honors
The Donald McCabe Award, The International Center for Academic Integrity (October 23, 2010)
Best Entrepreneurship Courses in America, Inc. Magazine (April 2009)
LIBRARY JOURNAL'S Best Business Books, American Library Association (January 2006)
Collins Outstanding Professor Award, Senior Class of 2003 (Baylor University) (May 17, 2003)
Teaching Excellence Award, Hankamer School of Business (April 2002)
Academy of Management
Board of Directors, Friends of Franklin
Dr. Blaine McCormick is a management professor at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University where he teaches the freshman business class. For nine years, he taught the negotiations course at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels for which he was honored with the Collins Outstanding Professor Award.
A nationally recognized scholar on the business practices of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, Dr. McCormick is interviewed frequently across all forms of media including the New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, and ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. His latest book, Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur, a modern language version of the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, was lauded by Library Journal as one of the Best Business Books of 2005. He is currently working on a book about Franklin’s best-selling Poor Richard’s Almanacs.
Before joining the Baylor faculty, Dr. McCormick worked in Dallas and Plano for ARCO Oil & Gas Company as a human resource management professional and held a faculty appointment at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He lives in Waco with his wife of 20 years, Sarah, and their three children – Ellis, Miriam, and Bea.
"Scissors Cut Paper: Proactive and Contingent Strategies in a Conflict Situation," International Journal of Conflict Management
, Vol. 23, No. 4, (October 2012), pp. 344-361 (coauthors: Christopher J. Meyer, Rachel Woods, Charles Fifield, Aimee Clements).
"Benjamin Franklin and the Real 'National Treasure': Cultivating Entrepreneurial and Financial Virtues," Vital Speeches of the Day
, Vol. 75, No. 8, (August 2009), pp. 362-367. Appeared alongside speeches from Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich
Electrifying New York and Abroad (April 1881-March 1883)
, Baltimore, MD, October 2007 (coauthors: P. Israel, L. Carlat, D. Hochfelder, T. Collins, B. Shipley).
"How Benjamin Franklin Made Me a Better Christian," (Spring 2007), pp. 17.
"Three Found Poems from the Papers of Thomas Edison ("In the Unknown Regions", "In Someplaces A Horse Would Be Taken Upstairs", and "The Fundamental Basis for a Lie")," Raritan: A Quarterly Review
, Vol. 25, No. 4, (April 2006) (coauthors: Thomas Edison).
Ben Franklin: America's Original Entrepreneur (Franklin's Autobiography for Modern Times)
, Irvine, CA, October 2005.
Innumerable Machines in My Mind: Found Poetry from the Papers of Thomas A. Edison
, Westbrook, ME, Fall 2005 (coauthors: Thomas Edison).
"Thomas Edison: Underrated Entrepreneur," IEEE Power & Energy
, Vol. 3, No. 1, (January 2005), pp. 76-79 (coauthors: Paul Israel).
"Eight found poems from the papers of Thomas A. Edison.," Journal of New Jersey Poets
, Vol. 41, (April 2004), pp. 20-32 (coauthors: Thomas Edison).
"America's Greatest Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople: An Academic's Poll," Business History Review
, (January 2004) (coauthors: Burton W. Folsom, Jr.).
"Bush is Minding the Gap," (December 2003), pp. editorial page (coauthors: D. Davenport).
"It Had to be Shepherds," (December 2003), pp. A19.
Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23
, San Francisco, CA, October 2003 (coauthors: David Davenport).
"Who Prays for Bill Ford?," (May 2003) (coauthors: D. Miller).
"Benjamin Franklin: Founding Father of American Management," Business Horizons
, Vol. 44, No. 1, (2001), pp. 10-Feb.
"Make Money, Not War: A Brief Critique of Sun Tzu's The Art of War," Journal of Business Ethics
, Vol. 29, No. 3, (2001), pp. 285-286.
"Dark Shadows from The Bridges of Madison County: Thoughts on Becoming a Technologically Correct Manager," Journal of Management Inquiry
, Vol. 9, No. 2, (2000), pp. 414-421.
"The Role of Human Resource Practices in Petro-Chemical Refinery Performance," International Journal of Human Resource Management
, Vol. 10, No. 4, (1999), pp. 551-571 (coauthors: P. M. Wright, G. C. McMahan, and W. S. Sherman).
"Strategy, Core Competence, and HR Involvement as Determinants of HR Effectiveness and Refinery Performance," Human Resource Management
, Vol. 37, No. 1, (1998), pp. 17-30 (coauthors: P. M. Wright, G. C. McMahan and W. S. Sherman).
Contributions to Practice
"The Colonial Business School with Dr. Benjamin Franklin," (Fall 2010).
"The right words at the right time: How to get off the road to litigation and on the road to resolution.," Today's CPA
, Vol. 32, No. 2, (November 2004), pp. 30-34 (coauthors: Blair Browning).
"The Leader as Shepherd," Executive Excellence
, Vol. 21, No. 2, (February 2004), pp. 6 (coauthors: David Davenport).
"I Gave at the Office: Exploring the Intersection of Work and Christian Faith.," New Wineskins
, (March 2003), pp. 14-Dec.
"Laid-off and Laid Low," Texas Baptist Magazine
, (January 2003), pp. T2-T3 (coauthors: Joe Cox).
"Bowling on the Sabbath,"
, 2002, pp. 66-72 (coauthors: S. McCormick).
"The Parable of the Highly Effective Neighbor," The Door
, (November 2001), pp. 33.
At Work With Thomas Edison
, Irvine, CA, 2001.
"Get Connected," Inventor's Digest
, Vol. 18, No. 1, (2001), pp. 28-30.
"Were You There When They Crucified Our Lord? Well Now You Can Be!," The Door
, (January 2001), pp. 8.
"The Noble Art of Business," Life @ Work
, (July 2000), pp. 22-23.
"Speaking Franklin," Entrepreneur
, Vol. 28, No. 5, (May 2000), pp. 111-114.
Ben Franklin's 12 Rules of Management
, Irvine, CA, 2000.
"The Spirituality of Foraging," The Door
, Vol. 169, (2000), pp. 18-19.
"Students Look for Ethics in Criminal Behavior," Baylor Business Review
, Vol. 17, No. 2, (October 1999), pp. 11-Oct (coauthors: J. Corwin).
Learning and Pedagogical Research
"Message in a Bottle: Teaching Basic Business Lessons Using Only a Bottle of Coke," Journal of Management Education
, (March 2011) (coauthors: Van Gray).
"Podcast w/ JME Editors for "Message in a Bottle" article," (December 2010) (coauthors: Van Gray).
"This Month in the Life of Benjamin Franklin," (February 2009).
"Who is John Galt's mother? Teaching "Atlas Shrugged" at the Christian University," Journal of Biblical Integration in Business
, (October 2004).
Presentations and Proceedings
""The Leader as Shepherd"," presented at the Freshman Symposium, Houston, Texas, September 2011.
""How Lecturecapture Made Me a Better Teacher"," presented at the Lunch and Learn - Echo 360 Videocapture, Moody Library - Garden Level, November 2010.
"Ben Franklin and the Real 'National Treasure': Cultivating Financial and Entrepreneurial Virtues," presented at the Ben Franklin Goes to Wall Street: Money, Investing, and the Good Life, Philadelphia, PA, April 2009.
Contributions to Practice
""Spiritual Disciplines"," presented at the Baylor University Chapel, Waco Hall, October 2009.
Learning and Pedagogical Research
"Clickers in the Classroom Panel Discussion," presented at the Educational Technology Showcase, Moody Library, April 2010.