People Philip Bailey Philip Bailey Director of MBA and Online Business Programs, College of Professional Studies Dr. Philip Bailey is an Associate Professor of Management and serves as the MBA and BBA program director. Dr. Bailey received his bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, his MBA from King University, and his doctorate from Walden University. Trained as a chemist, Bailey spent the first 25 years of his career doing product development. He then transitioned into IT-related fields until joining Carson-Newman in 2015. His academic research includes social media marketing effectiveness. Dr. Bailey and his wife Mary live in Bristol, TN, and are members of First Presbyterian Church. In his spare time, Bailey is an avid traditional woodworker and beekeeper.