College of Business
Associate Professor of Management
Dr. Joe Felan, who devotes much of his spare time to educating and mentoring young people, volunteers his time and expertise with Junior Achievement, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
His service on the Saline County Junior Achievement board over the past four years includes help in raising funds to teach 500 students basic business and economics concepts in 25 classes annually. In 2011, Dr. Felan became a member of both the Central Arkansas board of directors and the State board of directors for Junior Achievement. On top of his work with Junior Achievement, he also serves as the treasurer for the Central High School Band Boosters and works primarily with fundraising. He recently became a member of the review board for the Journal of International and Interdisciplinary Business Research. Over the years, he has been involved with the Decision Sciences Institute at both the national and regional levels.
Dr. Felan served on the Benton Public School board from 2008 to 2013, helping guide the district of 4,500 students on seven campuses. His business background helped the district solve problems, including school bus routing issues, budget development, and curricular decisions.
Dr.Felan is an associate professor in the Department of Management. He served as an associate dean of undergraduate education in the College of Business from 2008 to 2010. In 2009, he worked with students to establish a UALR chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business organization. He is also involved with the Association for Operations Management, the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s, and Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Dr. Joe Felan received a Ph.D. with a major in Production and Operations Management and a minor in Operations Research from the University of South Carolina, a M.B.A in management and B.B.A. in marketing and management from Baylor University.