Linda U. Hadley

Immediate Past Chair

Dean Emerita, D. Abbott Turner College of Business, Columbus State University

Linda HadleyLinda U. Hadley is dean emerita of the Turner College of Business at Columbus State University (CSU). She previously served as dean and held the Bill Heard Endowed Chair in Finance. She joined the faculty in 1992 following a 10-year career in the financial services industry. She has held several previous administrative roles since joining CSU as an assistant professor. Hadley has taught in the areas of microeconomics, financial institutions, and investments, and has published primarily in the area of financial institution performance.

She has been recognized for her contributions in teaching, administration, and service. Hadley has been awarded the Turner College's Excellence in Teaching and Faculty Service Awards. In 2005, she was awarded CSU's Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Hadley has earned a BA in economics from Mount Holyoke College, an MBA from Columbus State University, and a PhD in financial economics from Auburn University, and has completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University.

She was elected to AACSB’s board in 2014. Hadley also currently serves on the boards of Brookstone School, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Advisory Board of Synovus Bank (Columbus).


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