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Barry O'Brien

Barry O'Brien Barry O'Brien, Ph.D.

(University of South Carolina)
Dean and Associate Professor
Phone: 910.522.5707
Office: Business Administration, Room 101


Dr. Michael Barry O’Brien was named dean of the School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, March 2, 2016.

O’Brien has taught for more than 38 years in the higher education fields of business and economics.  O’Brien previously served as dean of the School of Business at Francis Marion University. He spent 28 years at Francis Marion, including 14 years as dean of the School of Business. He received the J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor the Year for FMU in 2000.

Prior to coming to Francis Marion University, O’Brien taught in the Economics Department at Clemson University and nine years in the Department of Business Administration at UNC Pembroke. He currently serves as president of the Southern Business Administration Association and is also the executive director of the Kelley Center for Innovation and Enterprise.

O’Brien received his undergraduate degree in economics from UNC Pembroke. He holds a Doctorate of Economics from the University of South Carolina.


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