Dr. Hite holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of North Texas, an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University. Prior to joining East Central University, he held teaching positions at Cameron University and the University of North Texas, where he taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including leadership, organizational behavior, human resource management, change management, operations management, business ethics, and general management courses. Dr. Hite’s professional career experience includes working at Motorola, the Venator Group, Cinemark USA, and serving in the U.S. Army – 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. This experience involves managing personnel in various contexts, including service and distribution facilities. Dr. Hite’s research interests include cross-cultural management, leadership modeling, computer-mediated communications, modern and traditional work ethic, social behavior and leadership in virtual communities, psychometric development and testing, non-linear and multi-level modeling methodologies, social identity, and anti-normative behavior. He has presented his research at international, national, and regional conferences, and his work has been published in refereed journals such as Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, the Journal of Leadership Education, the Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences, and the Journal of Applied Business and Economics.