Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise
126 Rogers Building (R)


William Rhey, Ph.D.
Dean of the Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise

Dr. William L. Rhey is Dean of the Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College. Dr. Rhey formerly held several administrative and faculty positions at the University of Tampa, including Dean of Graduate Studies, Director of Business Graduate Studies, Associate Dean of the Sykes College of Business, and the Director of the Center for Ethics. He has also served as the Dean of the Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University. Dr. Rhey holds a BS from Bucknell University, an MBA from Baylor University and a Ph.D. with a major in marketing and minors in quantitative methods and management from The University of Mississippi. He worked in the automobile, wholesale paper and Christian leadership service industries before joining the faculty of the University of Tampa in 1986. Dr. Rhey’s scholarly activity has been in the areas of ethics, professional sales, and international marketing. His consulting efforts have focused on the automobile industry, food service businesses and the hospitality industry. He has been a frequent international traveler with research, consulting, service or accreditation activity in Bulgaria, Jamaica, China, Brazil and the UAE.


Ph.D., University of Mississippi
M.B.A., Baylor University
B.S., Bucknell University