Dr. Millicent Lownes-Jackson

Dr. Lownes-Jackson

Department: Dean's Office
Title:
Dean of the College of Business
Expertise:
Leadership, Entrepreneurship             

Office: Avon Williams Campus K424
Phone: 615.963.7124
Email: mlownes@tnstate.edu
Bio Education Publications and Awards
Message from the Dean

Refereed Journal Articles

Guy, R. & Lownes-Jackson (2015). The Use of Computer Simulation to Compare Student Performance in Traditional Versus Distance Learning Environments. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 12. 

Guy, R. & Lownes-Jackson, M (2013). Web-Based Tutorials and Traditional Face-to-Face Lectures: A Comparative Analysis of Student Performance. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, Volume 10.

Guy, R. & Lownes-Jackson, M. (2012). Assessing the Effectiveness of Web-Based Tutorials Using Pre-and Post-Test Measurements. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, Volume, 16-37. Best Paper Award

Lownes-Jackson, M. & Guy, R. (2011). Internet Technology: A Source of Communication, Marketing, and Revenue for Minority-Owned Businesses in the United States. Journal of International Business Management & Research – JIBMR, 2(5).

Guy, R. & Lownes-Jackson, M. (2011). Business Continuity Strategies: An Assessment of Planning, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Activities for Emergency Disasters. Review of Management Innovation and Creativity, 4(9), 55-69. 

Guy, R. & Lownes-Jackson, M. (2010). An Examination of Students’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Demonstrated Computer Skills.  Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, Volume 7, 285-295.

Lownes-Jackson, M. & Gilbert, J. (2005). “Blacks, Whites and the New Prejudice: Does Aversive Racism Impact Employee Assessment?” Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35(7), 1540-1553.

Lownes-Jackson, M., Olorunniwo, F., Ellzy, J., & Flott, P. (2003). “Financial Obstacles Faced by African American Entrepreneurs: An Insight into a Developing Area of the U. S. Economy.” The Journal of Developing Areas, 36(2), 125.

Lownes-Jackson, M., Ivancevich, J., Carr-Ruffino, N., & Gilbert, J. (2003). “An Empirical Examination of Inter-Ethnic Stereotypes: Comparing Asian American and African American Employees”. The Journal of Public Personnel Management, 32(2), 251.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings 

Guy, R. & Lownes-Jackson M. (2010). Business Continuity Strategies: An Assessment of Planning, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Activities for Emergency Disasters. Proceedings of Intellectbase International Consortium. Volume 13, 87-97.

Guy, R. & Lownes-Jackson, M. (2010). An Examination of Students’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Demonstrated Computer Skills. Proceedings of In SITE 2010 Conference, Cassino, Italy.

Lownes-Jackson, M. & Guy, R. (2010). “A Review of Internet Usage Among Minority-Owned Businesses in the U.S.” Proceedings. of Informing Science and IT Education Conference (In SITE). 

Lownes-Jackson, M., Curry, T., Wahid, A., & Ghosh, S. (2004). “Globalization and Urbanization: Opportunities and Challenges.”  Proceedings of an International Conference Sponsored by the College of Business at Tennessee State University (ed., Dr. Galen Spencer Hull).

Lownes-Jackson, M. & Gilbert, J. (2002). “An Empirical Examination of Inter-Ethnic Stereotypes: Comparing Asian American and African American Employees.”  Published in the Pultusk International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) Congress Proceedings, New Directions in Cross-Cultural Psychology.  Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences Publishers. 

Lownes-Jackson, M., Olorunniwo, F., Ellzy, J., & Reynolds, R. (2000). “Dimensions of the Financial Obstacles Faced by African American Businesses in the United States,”#98, Proceedings of the ICSB World Conference.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2000). “Training and Educational Needs of African American Female Entrepreneurs,” International Advances in Economic Research, Research Notes, 5(3), p. 399.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1999). “Propelling Micro-Enterprise Development for African American Women: Public Policy Implications.” Proceedings of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, p. 335.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1998). “Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship,” Presentation and Notes, 46th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1990). “The Incubator Concept of the 80's: Its Impact on Female and Black Owned Businesses," The RACWA Journal of Business and Economic Issues, Spring 1990.

 

Presentations 

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2012). Assessing the Effectiveness of Web-Based Tutorials Using Pre-and Post-Test Measurements. Co-author:  Dr. Retta Guy. Conference Presentation: In Site Conference 2012, Montreal Canada, June 2012.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2011). Internet Technology: A Source of Communication, Marketing, and Revenue for Minority-Owned Businesses in the United States.  Co-author: Dr. Retta Sweat Guy.  Conference Presentation: Intellectbase Academic Conference, San Juan, PR, July 28-30, 2011.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2010). An Examination of Students’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Demonstrated Computer Skills.  Co-author:  Dr. Retta Guy. Conference Presentation: The In SITE 2010 Conference, Cassino, Italy. June, 2010. 

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2010). “A Review of Internet Usage Among Minority-Owned Businesses in the U.S.  Co-author:  Dr. Retta Guy. Conference Presentation:  The In SITE 2010 Conference, Cassino, Italy. June, 2010. 

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2010). “Blacks, Whites and the New Prejudice: Does Aversive Racism Impact Employee Assessment?” Paper presented by co-author:  Dr. Jacqueline Gilbert. Conference Presentation: The International Conference on Cultural Diversity. Nashville, Tennessee, November 2, 2005. 

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2000). “The Changing Face of Diversity.”  Paper presented by co-author:  Dr. Jacqueline Gilbert.  Conference Presentation: The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress, Pultusk, Poland, July 16, 2000. 

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2000). “An Empirical Examination of Inter-Ethnic Stereotypes: Comparing Asian American and African American Employees.” Paper presented by co-author:  Dr. Jacqueline Gilbert.  Conference Presentation:  The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology XV Congress, Pultusk, Poland, July 21, 2000. 

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1999). “Diversity Management and Justice: An Empirical Examination.” Conference Presentation:  The Tennessee Psychological Association Convention, November 4-6, 1999.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1989). "Turning Grey Into Green.” Conference Presentation: The Southwestern Small Business Institute Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1989.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1988). "The Incubator Concept Revisited." Conference Presentation: The Annual Symposium of the Researchers and Case Writers Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1988.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1988). "Turning The Grey Into Green." Conference Presentation: The Small Business Director's Association, Region IV Conference, Savannah, Georgia, 1988.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1987). Discussant, “The Female Entrepreneur.” Conference Presentation: the National Small Business Institute Director's Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 1987.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1986). "Feminine Life Style and Pop Entertainment." Conference Presentation: The Atlanta Marketing Association, October 1986.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1986). "Female Orientation and Cultural Diversions." Conference Presentation: The Southwest Business Symposium, April 1986. 

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1986). "Captivating The Grey To Capture The Green." Conference presentation: The 6th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, Boston, Massachusetts.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1986). “The Status of The Incubator Concept." Conference Presentation: Annual Conference of the International Association of Black Business Educators, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1985). “Incubators and Black Entrepreneurship.” Conference Presentation: RACWA Conference, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1985.

 

Book Chapters

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2017). Women and Business. Encyclopedia of African American Business, 2nd Edition. Greenwood Publishing Group.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2008). Entrepreneurship:  Starting Your Own Business.  L. Eastman (Ed.) The Baby Boomers Handbook for Women, Prospect, Kentucky: Professional Woman Publishing.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2006). Women and Business. Encyclopedia of African American Business, Greenwood Publishing Group.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2006). Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc. Encyclopedia of African American Business, Greenwood Publishing Group.

 

Books

Lownes-Jackson, M & Guy, R. (2012).  The Economic Empowerment of Women: A Global Perspective.  Santa Rosa, California:  Informing Science Press.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (1985). So You Think You Want to Start a Business. A step-by-step guide designed to assist women in starting a business.  Nashville, Tennessee: L & D Affiliates Publishing.

The following books were written and published under the auspices of "A BUSINESS OF YOUR OWN."

Savvy Leadership, 2005, 2006
Starting A Craft Business, 2005
Starting A Child Care Center, 2004
Starting A Flower and Gift Shop, 2004
Starting A Day Care Center, 1989. Revised 2001
Starting A Business to Sell Your Artwork, 1990. Revised 1998
So You're Thinking About Starting A Business - A Comprehensive Start Up Manual, 1989. Revised 1998
Starting A Secretarial Service, 1989. Revised, 1998
Starting An Antique Business, 1989. Revised, 1998
Starting A Public Relations Firm, 1989. Revised, 1998
Starting A Flower Shop, 1989. Revised, 1998
Starting A Clothing Business, 1989. Revised, 1998
Starting A Business to Sell Your Craft Items, 1989. Revised, 1998
Starting A Franchise, 1989. Revised, 1998
Starting A Mail Order Business, 1989. Revised, 1998
Starting A Gift Shop, 1989. Revised, 1998
Starting A Home Based Business, 1989. Revised, 1998
The Purple Rose Within, 1994

 

Funded Grants

Wrote grant and obtained funding from the Kaufman Foundation for the establishment and continuation of the College’s Social and for Profit Entrepreneurship Internship Programs

Wrote the TSU College of Business component of MDHA’s Hope VI Project

Wrote grant for the establishment of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Chief Financial Officer Mentor Program

Assisted in writing TSU’s  HUD-COPC Grant application

Assisted in writing TSU’s NAFEO Grant application to establish a One Stop Resource Center

 

Newspapers and Magazines

“The Seven Pillars of Success.” Article written for the Nashville Chapter of the National Urban League, January 2006.

Lownes-Jackson, M. (2000). Flying Solo. Black Enterprise Magazine, p. 72.

“The Capability Statement,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, August 13, 1997.

“Creating the Surprise in Customer Service,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, August 6, 1997.

“Risk Aversion,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, June 6, 1997.

“Guiding Employee Behavior,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper.

“Rebuilding the Community Through Youth Entrepreneurship,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, Week of Sept. 25- Oct. 1, 1996.

“Marketing to the Federal Government,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, Week of August 14-20, 1996.

“Ten Commandments for Getting the Most from Employees,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, Week of Aug. 4-10, 1996.

“Incubators Nurturing the Future,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, Week of July 28-August 3, 1996.

“Entrepreneuring from Home: New Wave for a New Age,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, Week of June 2-June 8, 1996.

“The World Wide Web and the Savvy Entrepreneur,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, Week of May 26-June 1, 1996.

“Cash Crunch: A Part of Expanding, Sustaining Your Business Growth,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, Week of May 19-May 25, 1996.

“Contingency Workers Can Be Beneficial,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, May 2, 1995.

“The Language of Global Opportunities,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, April 25, 1995.

“The Guiding Force in Business,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, March 14, 1995.

"Women Moving into the 21st Century,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, March 12, 1995.

“Aids and Small Business,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper. February 25, 1995.

“Hiring Right For Small Business,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper. September 1, 1994.

“Space Age Entrepreneurship. The Era of The Woman,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper. April 11, 1993.

“Passion, Planning and Perseverance,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper. April 18, 1993.

“Assessing Your Ability To Make It In Business,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper. April 25, 1993.

“Helping Youth to Ascend,” Issues, The Junior League Magazine. January, 1993.

“The Scoop on the Economic Forecast from the Business Sector,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, April 12, 1992.

“Questions You Shouldn't Ask a Job Applicant,” Small Business Journal, Vol. 4, p. 7, Baltimore, MD. September, 1990.

“Leading By Example. Breaking the Invisible Ceiling,” Minorities and Women in Business Magazine, July/Aug. 1990.

“Economic Empowerment...Are You Ready for the Opportunities of the 21st Century,” Minorities and Women in Business Magazine, July/Aug. 1990.

“Hiring Independent Contractors Can Save You Money, But Beware!” Small Business Journal, Baltimore, MD. October, 1990. 4(1).

“The Dawning of a New Era.. Are you Ready?” The Nashville Pride, September 28, 1990, p. 1.

“To Be or Not To Be a Family Tree. The Challenge of Family Business Owners,” Minorities and Women in Business Magazine, Jan/Feb 1990.

“A Franchise How To,” Minorities and Women in Business Magazine, 5th Anniversary issue.

“Stress, The Inner Time Bomb,” Minorities and Women in Business Magazine, March/April 1990.

“Is Franchising For You?” Minorities and Women in Business Magazine, Sept/Oct 1989, p. 22.

“The Entrepreneur. The Actor,” Minorities and Women in Business Magazine, July/Aug. 1989.

“Is Your Business An Egg?” Minorities and Women in Business Magazine, May/June 1989.

“Passion, Planning and Perseverance: Keys to Entrepreneurial success,” Minorities and Women in Business Magazine, March/April 1989.

“A Good Business Plan is a Must for a Successful Business,” Metropolitan Times, January 1, 1989.

“Weigh Options of Buying vs. Starting a Business” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, September 24, 1989.

“Business Owners and an Older Workforce,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, July 23, 1989.

"Assistance is Available for Small Business Owners,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, February 5, 1989.

“Franchise Opportunities Should Be Thoroughly Evaluated,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, Feb. 26, 1989.

“Trade Information is Invaluable to a Business,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, January 29, 1989.

“Brochures Help Explain Your Company's Services,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, October 8, 1989.

“Telemarketing Improves Business Efficiency” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, November 5, 1989.

“Your New Business Venture May be Developed From Hobby,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, January 15, 1989.

“Advertising is Part Art and Science,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, September 10, 1989.

“Consignment Selling is Sometimes The Way to Market,” Metropolitan Times, September 17, 1989.

“Position Yourself for The Loan,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, September 24, 1989.

“The Questions You Should or Shouldn't Ask Applicants,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, July 2, 1989.

“Is Your Business An Egg?,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, March 26, 1989.

“Good Record Keeping Makes Good Business Sense,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, April 9, 1989.

“Consider Marketing to the Government,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, April 23, 1989.

“Think Carefully Before Taking the Plunge" Metropolitan Times Newspaper, January 8, 1989.

“Mail Order Marketing,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, August 6, 1989.

“A Good Public Relations Program Can Save Advertising Dollars,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, August 13, 1989.

“Turning Grey Into Green,” Paper presentation, Southwestern Small Business Institute Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1989.

“Assessing Your Ability to Make It in Business,” Metropolitan Times Newspaper, December 11, 1988.

“Using Marketing in Conjunction with Phi Gamma Nu Chapters,” Published by Phi Gamma Nu Fraternity, 1987.

“Captivating the Grey to Capture the Green: Careers in Business” Bi-Annual Symposium, National Sorority of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Nashville, Tennessee.






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