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Wharton, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3600
Email: BobWharton@letu.edu

  • Professor of Business


Ph.D., Washington State University, 1983
M.S., Washington State University, 1980
B.S., Texas A&M University, 1977



Bob Wharton’s academic career has spanned 42 years in public and private institutions.  After starting with his first appointment at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, he then moved on to Christian higher education in Florida, Tennessee and now Texas.  Bob has been at LeTourneau University since 2008.  His research interests include economic development and leadership, especially as it relates to the impact of global and cultural differences.  Working with students on research projects has been a significant part of Bob’s work over the years, and many have successfully presented and published their work. Bob has been married to Linda for 45 years. They have two children and two grandsons.