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Faculty Spotlight: David Summers

David Summers

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Phone: 361-570-4243

University West 236 (Victoria)

David Summers

Dr. David Summers earned a PhD in Organization Theory and Strategy from the University of North Texas, an MBA from West Texas A&M University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Prior to coming to UHV Dr. Summers worked as a power distribution engineer, a retail business owner, a real estate broker, and taught management and entrepreneurship for eighteen years at West Texas A&M University. He has received several teaching awards and served as a faculty advisor for several student organizations.

Dr. Summers has published articles in several academic journals including the Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal,Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship,Review of Management Innovation and Creativity, and others. He also published a book titled, The Formation of Entrepreneurial Intentions, and has presented his research numerous conferences; winning four Best Paper awards and a Distinguished Research Award.

Dr. Summers has served as a consultant providing management education for several firms including Anderson Merchandisers, Bell Helicopter, Unocal, Corporate Systems, and Affiliated Foods. At UHV, Dr. Summers has been a primary designer and driver of the Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship degree program. He has been heavily involved in the Texas Economic Development Council, Rural Innovators, and the UHV Small Business Development Center. While in Amarillo, Dr. Summers served on the board of directors of the Better Bureau of the Texas Panhandle, and served as chairman of the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for the Mountain Plains Management Association.

Dr. Summers is a member of the Academy of Management and the Mountain Plains Management Association.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. - University of North Texas, Organization Theory and Strategy, 1998
  • M.B.A. - West Texas A&M University, Finance, 1975
  • B.S.E.E. - Texas Tech University, Electrical Engineering, 1971

Courses Taught at UHV

  • EDEN 6350 - Introduction to Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
  • EDEN 6351 - Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • EDEN 6352 - Developing the Business Plan
  • EDEN 6353 - Nurturing and Growing the Fledgling Venture
  • EDEN 6354 - Growing the Successful Venture
  • EDEN 6359 - Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Project
  • MGMT 4303 - Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 4304 - Entrepreneurship Field Studies
  • MGMT 6300 - Selected Topics in Management
  • MGMT 6359 - Seminar in Strategic Management
  • MGMT 6376 - Entrepreneurship

Selected Research

  • Kagochi, John, Malki, Mostafa, Summers, David F. (2015). The Economic Contributions of Higher Institutions of learning to Regional Communities: The case of University of Houston-Victoria Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies
  • Summers, David F. (2014). Assessing the Morality of Sustainable Entreprenurship Actions: A Christian Perspective Journal of International Business Management and Research
  • Summers, David F. Summers, Cynthia A. (2012). Entrepreneurship and the Christian Worldview: Are they Compatible? Review of Management Innovation and Creativity
  • Kogochi, John M. Kebede, Ellene, Summers, David F. (2010). Are Remittances a Source of Development Capital? The case of Sub Saharan Africa International Research Journal of Finance and Economics
  • Summers, David F. Salazar, Ronald R. Summers, Cynthia A. (2010). Managing organizational wrongdoing: A diagnostic approach Review of Management Innovation and Creativity
  • Summers, David F. Holm, James N Summers, Cynthia, (2009). Development And Initiation Of An Online Master Of Science Degree In Economic Development And Entrepreneurship Journal of Entrepreneurship Education
  • Summers, David F. Summers, Cynthia, Holm, James, (2009). Selecting Effective Types of Entrepreneurial Support Programs in rural Communities Review of Management Innovation and Creativity
  • Summers, David F. Holm, James, Summers, Cynthia, (2009). The Role Of Trust In Citizen Participation In Building Community Entrepreneurial Capacity: A Comparison Of Initiatives In Two Rural Texas Counties Academy Of Entrepreneurship Journal
  • Stringer, Donna, Mills, LaVelle, Summers, David, (2008). Urban vs. Rural: HR Personnel and Practices in Micro Enterprises Journal of International Business Disciplines
  • Swaidan, Ziad, Bsat, Mohammad Z Summers, David F. (2007). Gender and Consumer Ethics Business Research Yearbook
  • Holm, Jim, Summers, David F. (2007). Story-Minding: A pragmatic and ethical consideration for scrutiny in the 21st century- Scrutinizing Bush in crisis Texas Speech Communication Journal
  • Pearson, Terry, Stringer, Donna, Mills, LaVelle, Summers, David , (2006). Micro vs Small Enterprises: A Profile of Human Resource Perssonnel, Parctices and Support Systems Journal of Management Research
  • Pearson, Terry R. Stringer, Donna Y. Mills, LaVelle H. Summers, David F. (2006). Urban vs. Rural: Human Resource Management in SMEs Academy Of Entrepreneurship Journal

Honors and Achievements

  • 2013: Best paper award at the conference - Mountain Plains Management Association Annual Conference
  • 2006: AACSB Accredited Business Programs - Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society