Dr. Patricia A. Lapoint, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Walter F. and Virginia Johnson School of Business

Abilene, Texas 79697
(325) 738-3855


1995 Ph.D. in Higher Education, University of North Texas
1976 M.B.A., Miami University
1975 B.S., Miami University


Teaching Fields

Principles of Management (online); Human Resources Management (online); Production and Operations Management; Organizational Behavior (online); Management for Quality; 21st Century Leadership; Strategic Management (Capstone in Business) Significant course development in department [traditional, online] and general education


Professional Experience


Professor of Management, McMurry University


Associate Professor of Management, McMurry University


Assistant Professor, McMurry University

1985-1988 Adjunct Professor, McMurry University
1980-1984 Manager, Hewlett Packard Company
1976-1980 Manager, Procter & Gamble Company

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

SIFE Walton Fellow; 25-year service award—McMurry University; Texas Award for Performance Excellence [senior examiner]; 7 Distinguished Research Award—Allied Academies (6 years); Outstanding Research Award—The Institute for Business and Finance (January, 2018)

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Society for Quality (Senior member); Big Country Society for Human Resources Management; Allied Academies; Academy of Management; State of Texas Board of Examiners, Texas Award for Performance Excellence  examiner (3 years) and senior examiner (1 year); Federation of Business Disciplines

Sabbatical Leave

Fall, 2000; 2014--sabbatical research