Tennessee World Affairs Council – Board of Directors

Dr. Jeff Overby, PhD
Director, Center for International Business, Belmont University
Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business


Dr. Jeffrey W. Overby currently serves as Director of the Center for International Business and Associate Professor of Marketing at Belmont University. His responsibilities include teaching marketing and international business at the undergraduate and graduate levels, expanding Belmont’s International Business major, establishing study abroad relationships with foreign universities, and promoting internationalization within the Jack C. Massey College of Business and the greater Nashville community. He also regularly teaches in international study programs, including recent study abroad trips to Spain, France, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, South Africa and Botswana.

He obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an M.B.A. from Millsaps College, and a Bachelor of Science in French from Mississippi State University. He has also studied at Odense University in Denmark, Birkbeck College in England, and in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Dr. Overby regularly consults with businesses and organizations specifically in the areas of customer value analysis, international branding, and multicultural marketing.

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