B.S. Business Management; Northwest Missouri State University, 1999
54-413 Business and Society
54-417 Organizational Policy and Decision Making
Human Resource Management
Impact of interpersonal relationships and emotions
Humor & violence in advertising/Marketing of humorous and violent content
Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Blackford, B., Gentry, J., Harrison, R. L., and Carlson, L., (2011). The Prevalence and Influence of the Combination of Humor and Violence in Super Bowl Commercials, Journal of Advertising, 13(4), 123-133.
Blackford, B. and Sebora, T., (2011). Collegiate Post-Graduation Venture Creation: What is the Impact of Entrepreneurship Courses?, Regional Business Review, 30, 52-77.
Blackford, B., Sebora, T., & Whitehill, T. (2009). The Effects of Collegiate Entrepreneurship Education on Post-Graduation Startup of New Ventures: A First Look. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 7(3): 1-26.
Blackford, B., Gentry, J., Harrison, R., & Carlson, L. (2009). It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye: How Prevalent is the Combination of Humor and Violence in Television Commercials? Consumer Culture and the Ethical Treatment of Children: Theory, Research, and Fair Practice, Michigan State University, November 11-13.
Blackford, B. and Digman, L., (2010). The Role of CEO Aggressive Statements and the Competitive Aggressiveness of Firms: What is the Impact on Performance?, Presentation at 2010 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, San Diego, CA; November 22nd, 2010.
Blackford, B., Gentry, J., Harrison, R., & Carlson, L. (2009). It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye: How Prevalent is the Combination of Humor and Violence in Television Commercials? Consumer Culture and the Ethical Treatment of Children: Theory, Research, and Fair Practice, Michigan State University, November 12th, 2009.
Blackford, B. and Combs, G., (2011). I Would Miss the People I Work With: Do the Quantity and Strength of Personal Relationships in the Workplace Influence Important Workplace Attitudes?, Presentation at 2011 Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, Omaha, NE; October 21st, 2011.
Smith-Nelson, R. M., Nelson, S., and Blackford, B., (2011). The Junior Instructor’s Dilemma: Designing Your Course and Evaluating Your Students for the First Time, Professional development workshop at 2011 Southwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Houston, TX; March 10th, 2011.
Student Group Advisement
Students in Free Enterprise
Alpha Kappa Psi
Other Professional Experience
18 years of retail experience (15 years in management)