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Dr. Allison Bean is an assistant professor of business at Concord University. She began teaching at Concord in the Fall of 2022. Before joining Concord full-time, she was a project manager and earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Dr. Bean is a graduate of Mercer University’s School of Business. She earned her Executive MBA from Wesleyan College, where she was recognized with the “Distinguished Student” award and had the opportunity to study business operations in Chile and Argentina. She completed her doctoral research at Walden University on “The Strategies of Successful Project Managers Leading Virtual Teams.”
Dr. Bean worked for several Fortune 100 companies and specialized in designing and improving processes. She was in the financial services and insurance industry for over 15 years, where she’s done everything ranging from supervising risk managers to developing technologies that identified fraud and identifying and solving gaps in compliance.
She says of her time at Concord, “My most enlightening experience was the Spring of 2023 graduation. So many of my students expressed how much they learned from me and expressed gratefulness for caring about them. I didn’t realize I could make such a huge impact in such a short period of time.”
Dr. Bean spends her free time serving in her community, playing sports, traveling, reading murder mystery books, and spending time with her husband, Dr. Michael Bean, and their two daughters, Michaela and Mickenzie.
Dr. Allison Bean
Assistant Professor of Business
Allen Smith '05
Director of Admissions
Dr. Joan Pendergast
Chair, Department of Social Work and Title IX Coordinator
Amy Walker '12
Shawn Hatcher '20 Princeton, W.Va.
Shawn is a second generation Mountain Lion, but that is only one detail that finalized his decision to choose CU after graduating from Pikeview High School in 2017. The university also had the program of study he wanted, and its location meant Shawn could commute to save money. He graduated in fall 2020 with a Business Administration degree with concentrations in management and finance. When Shawn wasn't in class, you could find him working in the business office as a work-study in the Accounts Payable office. Shawn says the real life experiences that professors share and the work experience he has received at Concord has prepared him for being the CU PCARD/Travel Coordinator. Education aside, Shawn says his favorite part about Concord is the people. “It felt like home from the time I stepped on the campus in 2017,” Shawn says. “Most of everyone is relaxed and will help out if you are in need.”