Coker Names Dr. Marvin Keene Dean of Business School

    Coker Names Dr. Marvin Keene Dean of Business School


    HARTSVILLE, SC (November 3, 2021) — Coker University recently appointed Dr. Marvin Keene as Dean of the Coker University School of Business and Professor of Business. 

    As Dean of the Business School, Dr. Keene provides strategic, academic, and operational leadership for some of Coker University’s fastest-growing and nationally recognized programs. 

    “With a growing number of Coker students seeking degrees in business, it is essential we have the sort of innovative leadership that allows the University to continue to adapt and grow its academic offerings to meet the needs of its students and of the major organizations that hire our graduates,” noted Coker University President Natalie J. Harder. “Marvin Keene brings just the experience and vision that Coker and its business school needs today.” 

    Keene has spent the past 17 years at Coastal Carolina University. He began at CCU as an assistant professor of finance and later served as chair of its Department of Accounting, FInance, and Economics, where he supervised over 30 faculty members, and as a tenured full professor in the department. Dr. Keene began his academic career as an instructor at Florida State University. 

    Dr. Keene holds memberships in the American Finance Association, Beta Alpha Psi, CFA Institute and CFA Society of South Carolina, Financial Management Association, International Economics Honor Society, 100 Black Men of America and 100 Black Men of Myrtle Beach, and the Ph.D. project.

    “I am excited to join the Coker family and to have the opportunity to lead the business school,” Dr. Keene said. “Coker University has a reputation for innovation and for providing a wide range of opportunities inside and outside of the classroom for its students. I look forward to building on that reputation, further positioning the School of Business as a prime destination for future business leaders in the Pee Dee, South Carolina, and the nation.”

    Dr. Keene received his Ph.D. in Business Administration and his Bachelor’s in Applied Economics from Florida State University