McAfee School of Business Administration at Union
Walton M. Padelford                            

Interim Dean of the School of Business Administration, McAfee School of Business Administration
Professor of Economics


Walton Padelford
Office No:     BAC-8
Box No:        1855
Phone:          (731) 661-5362
Fax:               (731) 661-5366
B.S., Mississippi College
                       M.S., Louisiana State University
                       Ph.D, Louisiana State University

   Additional Study At:
                       San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca


Professional Biographical Information

Dr. Padelford has been teaching economics at Union since 1980.  Previously he taught at Northwest Missouri State University, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. 

 He served as a staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ from 1976 through 1979.  During that time he taught briefly on the economics faculty of Universidad Boliviana Gabriel Rene Moreno in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.


Personal Biographical Information

Dr. Padelford is married to Kathryn Netherland of Jackson, Mississippi and has two daughters, Sarah and Anne Marie.



“Businesspeople of Faith,” The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, Union University, July 30, 2001.

“Money Tricks: Notes and Anecdotes for Economic Education,”  The Tennessee Economics Association, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, April 21, 2001.

“Economics and Globalization,” University of Tunis/Carthage-Consortium on Global Education meetings, April 11, 2001.

“Christian Worldview and World of Business,”  contributor with Dr. Don Lester, et al., Shaping a Christian Worldview, edited by Dr. David Dockery and Dr. Greg Thornbury, (Broadman & Holman: Nashville, 2002).

“The Residential Housing Market in Madison County: Some Recent Statistics,” The Journal of the Tennessee Economics Association, August, 1998.