JoAnn K. Linrud, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business
Minot State University
Dr. JoAnn K. Linrud serves as Dean, College of Business, Minot State University, a position she’s held since July, 2006. Prior to accepting this position, she served as associate dean of the College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University, where she had also served as chairperson of the Department of Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration. Previous positions included marketing faculty roles at Minnesota State University – Mankato and the University of North Texas. She holds bachelors degrees in English and art from Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) and the University of Minnesota, respectively, and an MBA and Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Linrud serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Kiwanis of Minot, for which she is a past–president, and on the Advisory Council to the YWCA Board of Directors. She has more than twenty-five years of experience as a marketing research consultant with public and private organizations (including Dakota College at Bottineau, Arkansas Household Research Panel, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Blueberry Growers’ Association, Cities of Mankato and New Ulm (Minnesota), Association of Image Consultants International (headquartered in Iowa), Crawford AuSable School District, and Beaver Island Ecotourism (Michigan), as well as mall, hospital, and manufacturing clients). Her academic research has been published in several marketing publications, including Marketing Education Review, Marketing Educator, Journal of Education for Business, and Case Research Journal; several of her cases have appeared in well-known marketing and management textbooks in use at universities across the country.
A North Dakotan who grew up on a farm near Velva, Dr. Linrud has lived in five states, traveled in all 50 states of the U.S. and more than 25 countries, and taught marketing at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, shortly after the fall of the Communist bloc. She enjoys reading, knitting, and hardanger stitching as favorite pastimes and is an avid bicyclist, having ridden CANDISC (Cycling Around North Dakota in Sakakawea Country) and Bike the Border multiple times.