Andre Payne

Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Indiana Wesleyan University
M.B.A, Business Administration, Keller Graduate School of Management
B.A., Business Marketing, Taylor University
January 2023 - Present, Chair, Department of Business and Technologies, Malone University
2022 – Present, Owner, Payne Realty Services, LLC.
2021 – Present, Co-Founder, A & E Consulting Services, LLC.
2017-2022, Assistant Professor of Marketing/Vice Faculty Chair, Indiana Wesleyan University
2016-2017, Adjunct Faculty in Business, Indiana Wesleyan University
2013-2016, Adjunct Faculty in Business, Brown Mackie College
2015-2017, Director of Taylor Fund (Annual Fundraising and Marketing), Taylor University
2013-2015, Corporate Programmatic Marketing, Indiana Wesleyan University
2010-2013, Assistant Director of Admissions, DeVry University
2008-2010, Sales/Marketing Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Teaching Assignments
• Foundations of Business
• Principles of Marketing
• Consumer Behavior
• Selling and Relationship Management
• Digital Marketing
• Service Marketing
• Strategic Marketing Communication
• Advertising and Promotion
• Special Topics: Marketing to Millennials
• Organizational Leadership
• Business Leadership Topics
• Principles of Leadership & Supervision
• Principles of Operations Management
• Strategic Management
• Organizational Behavior
Dr. Andre Payne began his career in marketing and sales management where he received a number of awards before transitioning into higher education. Since then he has been able to acquire a unique combination of leadership experience within Christian higher education, which includes admissions, academic advising, marketing, fundraising, teaching, and instructional design.

Prior to serving as Chair of the Department of Business and Technology at Malone University, he served as the Assistant Professor of Marketing at Indiana Wesleyan University, overseeing the program from 2017-2022. During that time, he was able to increase program enrollment significantly during his tenure, establishing the marketing major as the largest program in the division. During his time at Indiana Wesleyan University, Dr. Payne also earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the institution. 

Since transitioning into higher education in 2010, Dr. Payne has been committed to ensuring faculty and students understand how the holistic approach to learning (focusing on personal, professional, and spiritual growth) can help them achieve in every field of human endeavor. It is this desire that has brought him into a career in Christian higher education. In addition to his career pursuits, Dr. Payne was also an active community member in the Grant County area, where he previously lived, through various community service endeavors. He sat on the Board of the Community Foundation of Grant County, the Boys and Girls Club of Grant County, and he was an Executive Board member of the NAACP Grant County chapter.

Though God has blessed him with many experiences, Dr. Payne considers his family to be his greatest achievement; a family that includes his wife (Eleese), his two daughters (Nevaeh and Analise), and dog (Prince). In their spare time, they enjoy playing board games with each other, visiting new restaurants, watching movies, reading, exercising, traveling, engaging in community service, and committing their lives to serving God’s Kingdom.  
Research Interest:
• Strategic Marketing using Social Media
• Integrated Marketing Communication
• Millennial consumption
• Consumer behavior
• Management vs. Leadership
• Management Principles
• Organizational Leadership Theories - specifically Authentic Leadership, Global and Multicultural Perspectives
• Global and Cultural changes within organizations
• Mentoring using Authentic Leadership Behaviors
• Inclusive teaching
• Instructional Design
• The integration of technology and learning
• Diversity within leadership and higher education
• Supply Chain Management and Leadership
• Cultural Intelligence