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C. B. Claiborne

Dr. Claudius “C.B.” Claiborne is Professor of Business and Marketing in the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University. He has a longstanding relationship with leadership development programs beginning with his selection as a Presidential Scholar from Virginia. Dr. Claiborne was the first African American basketball player at Duke University, from which he holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. His interest in teamwork and leadership fostered his work with psychologist James Farr, founder of the Center for Creative Leadership. He has led several student experiential education trips designed to teach principles of leadership and teamwork. He has also accompanied students on educational experiences in Yokohama, Beijing, and Shanghai.

Dr. Claiborne has worked for Westinghouse, Ford, Duke Power and two consulting firms, Charles T. Main and Booz-Allen. In 2003, he was one of 25 initial faculty chosen to start a new campus and business school at Cal State Channel Islands. Dr. Claiborne has advanced degrees in engineering and business from Dartmouth and Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he studied with noted behavioral psychologist M. Joseph Sirgy. Dr. Claiborne has published widely in Quality-of-Life Studies, Marketing, and Consumer Behavior. In addition, he has served on the Advisory Board, and as Journal Editor for the International Journal of Business Research.

He has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Fulbright Scholar, Sasakawa Fellow, and Coors Eminent Scholar. In addition to being a widely-published and award-winning scholar and teacher, he is an accomplished photographer.

Bio created February 2022