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Dr. Linda Hain

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Office: College of Business T267
Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management
College of Business


Dr. Joie S. Hain joined Clayton State University in the fall of 2018 after 25 years in entrepreneurship and commission based financial services sales. In May 2020 she was acknowledged in the College of Business as its Professor of the Year. Dr. Hain specializes in teaching Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Professional Selling for both the MBA program and for undergraduates. She is a Direct Sales Education Foundation Fellow and a 2015 graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Marketing. She holds an MBA in Finance from Mercer University and a BSBA in Accounting from Auburn University. Dr. Hain’s research interest includes the financial services sales force and its management as well as digital marketing and its continuous evolution. Dr. Hain is engaged in her community with a 18-year membership in Rotary International with 100% attendance. She is a Trustee for the Georgia Rotary Student Program. In addition, she is a member in the Friends of WAGGGS USA of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.


DBA, Marketing, Kennesaw State University, 2015

MBA, Finance, Mercer University, 1983

BS, Accounting, Auburn University, 1978

Intellectual Contributions

Joie S Hain, Brian N Rutherford, Joe F Hair, A taxonomy for financial services selling, Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management – January 7 2019

Joie Hain, Wendy Ritz, Enterprise Marketing Variation Model: Scalable Project Resulting in High Student and Community Impact January 7 2019

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

College, Curriculum, Committee Member –  November 1 2018 to Present

College, Corporate Partners, Committee Member –  September 1 2018 to Present

University, Graduate Affairs Committee, Attendee, Meeting –  August 2019 to Present

Service to the Profession

Member, Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) Fellow, International –  December 2018 to Present

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal, Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, International –  April 14 2017 to Present

Service to the Community

Member, Rotary International - Rotary Club of Gwinnett County, Local –  May 2002 to Present