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Timothy S. Hatten Colorado Mesa University

Timothy S. Hatten is a professor at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he has served as the
Chair of Business Administration and created the Study Abroad Program for CMU campus. He received his PhD from the
University of Missouri-Columbia, his MS from Central Missouri State University, and his BA from Western State College
in Gunnison, Colorado. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar teaching small business and entrepreneurship at Reykjavik
University in Iceland and Copenhagen Business Academy in Denmark. Dr. Hatten has been passionate about small and
family businesses his whole life. He grew up with the family-owned International Harvester farm equipment dealership
in Bethany, Missouri, which his father started. Later, he owned and managed a Chevrolet/Buick/Cadillac dealership with
his father, Drexel, and brother, Gary. Since entering academia, Dr. Hatten has actively brought students and small
businesses together through the Small Business Institute program. He works with small businesses and serves on the
Board of Directors of the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. He is the author of the bestselling Small
Business Management: Entrepreneurship and Beyond, 6e published by Cengage which has been used in more than 30
countries.