McAfee School of Business Administration at Union

Dr. William R.  Nance Jr.                                           

Associate Professor of Management
Associate Dean, The McAfee School of Business Administration


Bill Nance
Office No:     BAC-21
Box No:        1884
Phone:          (731) 661-5505
Fax:               (731) 661-5366
  B.S., Regis University
                       M.B.A., Union University
                       D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University


Professional Biographical Information

Bill Nance is Associate Professor of Management and Associate Dean of the McAfee School of Business Administration, Union University.

Prior to joining the faculty at Union, Bill managed Capro, Incorporated's Selmer, Tennessee facility. Capro, Inc., was a division of Teleflex Corporation at that time. The Selmer facility designs, markets, and manufactures a variety of mechanical control systems for customers in the outdoor power equipment industry, furniture industry, and other industries.

Before joining Capro, Bill held a variety of managerial, project management, and staff positions with divisions of Lockheed-Martin Corporation and General Dynamics where he worked for over 12 years.

In addition, Bill managed a furniture manufacturing plant in Memphis, Tennessee, was a sales representative for a manufacturer in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and served in the US Army.

Bill currently serves on the Asset-Liability Management Committee of Leaders Credit Union, Jackson, Tennessee, and has served on its Board of Directors.


Personal Biographical Information

Bill has been married to the same patient woman for over thirty-five years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Bill's interests include Linux and collecting antique fountain pens


Selected Publications

Christensen, D. and Nance, W.R. (2011). Academic Performance in MBA Programs: Do Prerequisites Really Matter? Journal of Education in Business, forthcoming.

Nance, W. R. & White, D. W. (2009). Service Performance and Procedural Justice: The Mediating Roles of Family Life Cycle and Culture. Journal of Services Marketing, 23 (3), 195-207.

Barksdale, K. & Nance, Jr., W. R. (2008). Submission to a Higher Authority: Toward a model of Trust Within the Evangelical Church. Journal of Global Intelligence and Policy, I.

Holt, M. K., Nance, W.R., Jr., and White, D. (2006). Use the Force: Porter's Analysis of the Bargaining Power of Buyers Applied to the RAND Study of Strategy in the US Higher Education Industry. Academic Business World International Conference. Nashville, TN, (May 2006).

Newell, H., Nance, W.R., Jr., and Absher, K. (2004). Factors influencing students to become business majors. Proceedings of the April, 2004 Society of Business, Industry and Economics Conference. Society of Business, Industry and Economics.

Russ, J.H. and Nance, W.R., Jr. (2004). Learning across disciplines: A case-study approach to teaching engineering economics and business policy. Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. The American Society for Engineering Education.

Nance, W., and Pray, B. (1999). Employee loyalty: Valuing the good and faithful servant. Proceedings: 2000 Global Trends Conference. The Academy of Business Administration.

Bayne, C., Nance, W., et al. (1991 November). Field life service prediction studies of the adhesive joint in the M829 APFSDS kinetic energy round. Proceedings of the Predictive Technology Symposium. Oak Ridge National Laboratories and the US Department of Energy.