Kim LaFevor, DBA

Kim LaFevor serves as Dean for the College of Business at Athens State University, where she previously served as Faculty and Department Chair for both Management and Human Resource Management Programs and Faculty. Concurrently, Dr. LaFevor instructs business curriculum as a facilitator for Bethel University’s MBA Program, beginning as the program’s first developer and instructor in 2007. She has taught collegiately for 24 years at both the undergraduate and graduate level, specializing in the areas of advanced human resource practices, labor relations and employment law. She also serves as a consultant in the areas of leadership development, recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation administration and labor relations. She served three terms as President of the Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association (TERRA) and presently sits on their Board of Directors. She is entering her second term as College Relations Director for the Alabama SHRM State Council, and holds advanced HR certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Prior to her current responsibilities, she had a 21-year career with General Motors, specializing in human resource. She holds a BS with dual majors in Psychology and Personnel Psychology from Athens State University, a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Troy State University, and a Doctorate of Business Administration with dual majors in Management and Education from the University of Sarasota.