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Dr. David Houghton

Chair, School of Business
Lloyd G. and Betty E. Minter Chair of Business
Professor of Business
Director, MBA Program

Office Location Bailey Business Center, 116
Phone (Office) 405.585.4400


Dr. David Houghton joined OBU as the Dean of the Paul Dickinson College of Business in August 2010. Before his appointment at OBU, he was a marketing professor and the department chair at Charleston Southern University. He served in a similar capacity at Northwest Nazarene University prior to his service at CSU.

Houghton’s research focuses on a wide range of topics in consumer psychology, managerial decision making and business ethics. His research has appeared in a number of journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychology & Marketing, Marketing Letters, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Advances in Consumer Research. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Biblical Integration in Business and the Society for Consumer Psychology.

Along with Dr. Craig Walker, Houghton serves as a co-advisor for OBU’s Enactus team. Houghton is passionate about helping business students view their careers as a calling and viewing business as mission. He is a champion for Enactus because it is a powerful way to integrate faith and learning at OBU.

Houghton and his wife have three children. He enjoys serving at Heritage Baptist Church in Shawnee, reading, and playing the bagpipes.


B.S., University of Kansas
M.B.A., University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Courses Taught

MKTG 3303 Introduction to Marketing
MKTG 3333 Consumer Behavior & Advertising

Selected Publications

"The Magnetic Power of the University," Business IQ. (2007): 54-55
"Have You Been Framed?" Business IQ. (2005)
"Economic Impact Study of NNU on Canyon County." (2001)