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Date of Event: 03/07/2009 at 01:00 AM

Reinhardt Welcomes Visiting Full Professor of Business Administration Dr. Thomas Kindel

Dr. Thomas KindelDr. Thomas Kindel, a resident of Acworth, Ga. (Cherokee County), was recently welcomed to Reinhardt College as a faculty member in the McCamish School of Business. As a retired professor emeritus from the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., Kindel will serve at Reinhardt as a visiting full professor of business administration. This spring he is teaching courses in international business and marketing for the MBA program at Reinhardt's North Fulton Center in Alpharetta, Ga.

Extensive Experience in Business and Education
Kindel brings to Reinhardt more than 35 years experience in international business administration. He has worked as an international business consultant in countries including Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, and he has also designed and taught many executive development seminars to companies in those areas. Kindel also has a long career in education having served since 1969 in various facets from adjunct instructor to visiting lecturer to full professor.

"In the classroom I incorporate my extensive real-world experience into the courses I teach," he said. "This gives my students a greater perspective and understanding of business administration."

Published Works
His students may not only hear about Kindel's knowledge of business administration, but they may also read about it in one of his numerous published works. Kindel has authored a number of books and book chapters, and he has presented and published more than 25 academic papers on topics such as "Chinese Consumer Behavior," "The Changing Paradigm of Effective Teaching," and "A Cross-Cultural Study of Personal Values." At a June 2009 global conference at Oxford University in England, Kindel will represent Reinhardt when he presents his academic paper "Contemporary Chinese Consumers: A New Look at the Rate of Adoption and Life Cycle Hypothesis." Aside from in his own work, Kindel's research writings have been quoted in numerous published books and academic papers all over the world.

Education
Kindel earned a bachelor of science in business, master of business administration, and a doctor of philosophy in business administration from the University of South Carolina.

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