Associate Professor of Business, Dean of the School of Business
Ph.D. Finance, University of Cincinnati
M.B.A. Finance Focus, Xavier University
A.B. Economics, Kenyon College
Came to Tusculum: 2013
Dr. Michael E. Dillon, Jr. joined Tusculum College in 2103. Heearned his AB degree in economics from Kenyon College, Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University, and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Cincinnati. His career in academics includes seven years at Lincoln Memorial University School of Business, where he served as Assistant Dean, Director of MBA Programs, Department Chair, and Associate Professor of Business. He also taught finance classes at the University of Cincinnati for six years. Prior to his career in academics, his private sector experience involved sales, sales management, purchasing management, and owner of a private consulting firm assisting physicians with their financial issues.
Dillon teaches both finance and economic classes where he engages and challenges students to develop their critical thinking and decision making skills. His finance research interests are primarily with IPOs, agency issues, and corporate governance, healthcare, and behavioral finance.
Born and raised in Ohio, he relocated to Knoxville Tennessee in 2003. He is married to Mary Dillon, Medical Director at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. They are proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Rachel and Sarah.