Blaine McCormick

Associate Professor - Management

Contact Information

Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation Management .220.38

Office Hours

By appointment any day except for Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-2:00 p.m.

Educational Background

  • PHD - Management, Texas A&M University College Station
  • MS - Human Resources Management, Texas A&M University College Station
  • BBA - Management, Abilene Christian University Abilene

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Pepperdine University (August 1996 - August 1998)
  • Human Resource Management Professional, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) (January 1990 - June 1992)


  • Management, Baylor Scott & White Health System, Temple, TX (May 2021 - December 2021)

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Professor Award (2021), Hankamer School of Business (May 2021)
  • Baylor Fellow (2012-2013), Baylor University Provost's Office (August 2012)
  • 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)

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Supply Chain Management - North Texas (June 2022 - Present)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (June 2022 - Present)
  • Board of Directors (2006 - 2012), Friends of Franklin (2006 - 2012)


Dr. Blaine McCormick is a management professor at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University where he serves as Chair of the Department of Management.


Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"WSJ Letter to the Editor," Vol. CCLXXXII, No. 84, (October 2023), pp. A16.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"A Failure of Imagination in Russell Kirk’s “The Cellar of Little Egypt”," (May 2023).

"America's Greatest Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople: The Third Decennial Survey of American Business Historians," Journal of Management History, (April 2023), pp. 24 (coauthors: Jonathan Bean).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"WSJ Letter to the Editor," Vol. CCLXXXI, No. 32, (February 2023), pp. A16.

"WSJ Letter to the Editor," Vol. CCLXXVII, No. 143, (December 2021), pp. A18 (coauthors: Mark W. Osler).

"Sustainability: Who Gets to Decide?," No. Q1 2021, (February 2021) (coauthors: Bill Frerking).

"The Lean Executive," (May 2020) (coauthors: Michael W. Wright).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Greatest Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople in American History: A Replication of the 2001 Ranking," Cogent Business Management, Vol. 7, (February 2020), pp. 1-13 (coauthors: Burton W. Folsom).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"CEO Activism & The Cloak of Social Responsibility," Vol. Q1 2020, (January 2020), pp. 35-39 (coauthors: Bill Simon).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Negotiation lessons from former wiseguy, Michael Franzese," Journal of Management Inquiry, (October 2019) (coauthors: Christopher J. Meyer, Mark Osler).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Supply chain management: Perspectives from Christian ethics," The Christian Business Review, Vol. Fall 2019, No. 8, (September 2019), pp. 35-44 (coauthors: Josh Strakos, Matthew Douglas).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Developing courage through the Ethics SLAM!.," , 2017 (coauthors: Alejo José G. Sison, Mitchell J. Neubert).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Tired of Giving Free Tax Advice? Some Help from Benjamin Franklin," Tax Notes, (July 2015) (coauthors: Janie Whiteaker-Poe).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Today's College Freshmen Enjoy Capitalism, Even While Their Aging Professors Condemn It," (September 2014) (coauthors: Avik Roy, Burton W Folsom).

"A Penny Saved Was Never A Penny Earned," (August 2014) (coauthors: Avik Roy, Burton W Folsom).

"Do Crony Handouts Have a Stranglehold on the GOP?," (May 2014) (coauthors: John Tamny, Burton W Folsom).

"Failed Crony Subsidies: From Washiington (George) to Obama (Barack)," (April 2014) (coauthors: John Tamny, Burton W Folsom).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Within An Arm’s Reach of Learning: Using SMS-based Services to Educate at the Bottom of the Pyramid in Africa," Journal Of Family And Community Ministries, Vol. 27, (April 2014), pp. 31-44 (coauthors: Van Gray).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Politicians Have Never Been Good Venture Capitalists," (March 2014) (coauthors: John Tamny, Burton W Folsom).

"It's Dangerous When Corporations Give Away Your Money," (February 2014) (coauthors: John Tamny, Burton W Folsom).

"The Ignorance of Today's College Students Should Not Surprise Us," (January 2014) (coauthors: Avik Roy, Burton W Folsom).

"Who Are the Greatest American Entrepreneurs Ever?," (November 2013) (coauthors: Burton W Folsom).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"The Social Responsibility of a Business is to Increase Its Profits - An Annotated App," (April 2013).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"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).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Colonial Business School with Dr. Benjamin Franklin," (Fall 2010).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"This Month in the Life of Benjamin Franklin," (February 2009).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

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 Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1, (January 2005), pp. 76-79 (coauthors: Paul Israel).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"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).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Who is John Galt's mother? Teaching "Atlas Shrugged" at the Christian University," Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, (October 2004).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Leader as Shepherd," Vol. 21, No. 2, (February 2004), pp. 6 (coauthors: David Davenport).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"I Gave at the Office: Exploring the Intersection of Work and Christian Faith.," (March 2003), pp. 12-14.

"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," (November 2001), pp. 33.

At Work With Thomas Edison, Irvine, CA, 2001.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Get Connected," Vol. 18, No. 1, (2001), pp. 28-30.

"Were You There When They Crucified Our Lord? Well Now You Can Be!," (January 2001), pp. 8.

"The Noble Art of Business," (July 2000), pp. 22-23.

"Speaking Franklin," Vol. 28, No. 5, (May 2000), pp. 111-114.

Ben Franklin's 12 Rules of Management, Irvine, CA, 2000.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Spirituality of Foraging," 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).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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).

Presentations and Proceedings

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

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