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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 20-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

Awards and Honors

Stukent Professor of the Year, Stukent, Honor, 2021

Professor of the Year, College of Business, Award, 2020

Best Abstract In Track, Atlantic Marketing Association, Award, 2020

Stukent Professor of the Month, Stukent, Honor, 2020

Outstanding Online and Hybrid Course Design, Fayetteville State University, Award, 2018

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

Anita Whiting, Joie S Hain, Wendy Ritz, Exploring the Effects on Students from Converting On-Campus Classes to Online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Journal for Advancement of Marketing Education – May 2021


Whiting, Linda Hain, Student Perspectives on Converting Classes to Online Due to Covid-10, Atlantic Marketing Association September 30 2021

Jon'a Balkum, Linda Hain, Margaret Thompson, Are out Students Still Out There? How Do We Effectively Communicate in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic, Society for Advancement of Management International Business Conference March 20 2021

Anita Whiting, Linda Hain,  , Student Perspectives and Suggestions on Increasing Engagement and Enjoyment in Online Classes, Atlantic Marketing Association October 2 2020

Linda Hain, Setting the PACE in North Georgia Community: Community Engagement between Clayton State University Students and Rotary International District 6910, SBAA - Southern Business Administration Association November 8 2021

Wendy Ritz, Joie Hain, Summary Brief: Academic Dishonesty in Online Courses: The Instructor's Perspective, Society for Marketing Advance, Society for Marketing Advances –  November 9 2019

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

College, Curriculum, Committee Member –  November 1 2018 to August 2022

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

University, Graduate Affairs Committee, Task Force Member –  August 2019 to May 2023

College, AACSB AOL Committee, Committee Member –  September 2020 to 2023

College, Communication Council, Committee Member –  September 2020 to 2021

University System, USG HIPs Implementation Team, Task Force Member –  November 2020 to 2023

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

Other, Social Media Marketing Awards - Australia and New Zealand, International –  September 2021

Other, Social Media Marketing Awards - Australia and New Zealand, International –  July 2020 to August 2020

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

Other, Georgia Rotary Student Program, International –  July 1 2020 to June 30 2023