Dr. Hub Powell
Business and CIS Department Chair, Associate Professor of Business
Dr. Hub Powell arrived at Montreat College in 2005. He has also served as a faculty member at Lees-McRae College and Greenville Technical College. Additionally, he has served as a business consultant for Clemson University’s Small Business Development Center and as a production manager for Milliken & Company. Dr. Powell earned his B.S. in business management from Mars Hill College in 1985, his M.B.A. from Western Carolina University in 1987, and his D.B.A. in management from Argosy University (Sarasota, FL) in 2003. Dr. Powell’s research interests lie in the area of leadership, and he is currently working on research that examines Generation Y’s perceptions of effective leadership.
Dr. Powell has been married to his wife, Kathy, for 23 years, and they have four children. He is actively involved in his church’s youth ministry and is an ordained deacon. In addition, he has taught Sunday School for youth through young married couples. He is interested in politics, automobiles, and the shooting sports. He and his family have resided in Asheville for six years.
Dr. Isaac Owolabi
Professor of Business
Dr. Isaac Owolabi earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Following his graduation from the University of Minnesota in 1988, he taught college for two years and served in the academic administration for 12 years. In 2001, he returned to the classroom as a full-time professor. Dr. Owolabi has spent over 25 years teaching in higher education.
Dr. Owolabi’s areas of teaching include marketing, sales management, consumer behavior, and e-commerce. Over the years, he has worked in retail, at academic institutions, and in consulting capacities with educational institutions and businesses. Dr. Owolabi has received awards for his research and has published several articles in addition to the presentation of papers in professional organizations. He has made many presentations to civic organizations, service clubs, and religious organizations. He also coauthored the instructor’s manual for Retail Merchandising, a textbook written by Ernie Risch of Marian College (now Marian University).
Over the years, Dr. Owolabi has been involved in numerous organizations such as Rotary Club International, Toastmaster International, Chambers of Commerce, Marketing Education Association, American Society for Training and Development, and American Vocational Education Research Association, among others. He is married with four children: Isaac II, Mark, Eunice, and Caleb. Dr. Owolabi and his wife enjoy traveling and hiking.