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Dr. William C. Minnis

Dr. Minnis

Associate Professor  

Office: 3012 - Lumpkin Hall
Phone: 217-581-6939
Email: wcminnis@eiu.edu


Education 

2001 Ph.D.,Saint Louis University
1983
 M.B.A., Indiana State University
1973 B.S.,
Indiana State University  

 

About Dr. Minnis

    

Dr. Bill Minnis is an Associate Professor of Management at Eastern Illinois University.

   Dr. Minnis returned to the university in a full time status in the fall of 2012 after serving as a community bank president for four and half years. The experience provided him further insight into the required preparation of students for financial services careers or entrepreneurship. As a result of his experience he has published two academic articles in 2013 pertaining to the banking industry. Dr. Minnis teaches the capstone simulation class in the MBA program as well as the entrepreneurial venture finance course in the entrepreneurship minor and the management seminar course in the management major. He has been a member of the faculty at Eastern Illinois University since 2000.

     Dr. Minnis served twelve years as the director of the Terre Haute SBDC, the Small Business Institute, and the coordinator for the YEP (Youth Entrepreneurship program) at Indiana State University. He hosted the Small Business Insights radio program on WISU for five years and is certified as a Small Business Consultant. He taught entrepreneurship courses at Indiana State University and Eastern Illinois University at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has been a member of numerous academic entrepreneurship and small business organizations. He was selected as an Outstanding Junior Faculty Member in Entrepreneurship by the Coleman Foundation in 2002.

     Dr. Minnis started and operated the Terre Haute Journal of Business for seven years, and continues to manage Minnis and Associates (organizational research and consulting firm)and Minnis Family Cattle (a fifth generation registered Angus cattle operation).