2017 Small Business Institute®
Officers and Board

John Batchelor, University of West Florida


Dr. John H. Batchelor is an assistant professor of management at the University of West Florida. He currently teaches undergraduate and MBA classes related to management, human resources, and planning. His research interests include entrepreneurship, meta-analysis, experiential learning, and emotions. He advises the Student Collaborative Entrepreneurship Organization and is a board member of the Pensacola Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and The ARC Santa Rosa.

Joshua Aaron, Middle Tennessee State University

Joshua R. Aaron is an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Aaron has published work in Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, Corporate Reputation Review and Journal of Management Education among other journals. He has presented at Academy of Management, Southern Management Association and Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Dr. Aaron holds a PhD in Strategic Management, an MBA in Strategic Management and a BS degree in Accounting, all from the University of Alabama. In addition to the SBI board, he serves as the President of the Board of Governors at Ironwood Country Club and on the Board of Directors of the Rachel Lynn Smith Foundation. Prior to academia, Dr. Aaron was an auditor at Ernst and Young, LLP in Birmingham, AL.