Don P. Roy, PhD

Don Roy has enjoyed a marketing career spanning over 30 years, and it all began with a paper route.

Don’s first job was as a paperboy for the Daily Times Leader in his hometown of West Point, Mississippi. That first job in middle school kindled an interest in a marketing career.

After graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in marketing, Roy began his marketing career with stints in department store management and consumer packaged goods over a 10-year period. It was during this time that Roy would gain inspiration for the next stage of his marketing career. While completing an MBA at Mississippi College, Roy decided to follow in the footsteps of professors that influenced him during his graduate program and become a college professor. Roy earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Memphis in 2000.

Professor Roy has spent most of his academic career at Middle Tennessee State University, where he is Professor of Marketing. Preparing the next generation of marketing professionals motivated Roy to become a professor, and he has relished the opportunity to train future marketers over the past two decades. Roy has received recognition for his impact in the classroom from the Marketing Management Association (Master Teacher Award) and Middle Tennessee State University (Outstanding Teacher Award).

In addition to his teaching accomplishments, Professor Roy has been an active researcher over the past twenty years. Roy’s research interests include sports sponsorship, sports marketing, brand management, and personal branding. Professor Roy’s research has been published in journals including Journal of Advertising, Psychology & Marketing, Sport Marketing Quarterly, and International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing. Also, he is co-author of a sports marketing textbook. Roy complements academic publishing with blogging, posting on marketing and branding issues since 2007.

Professor Roy has merged two of his professional passions—branding and mentoring— in his research into personal branding. His expertise includes using online communication channels for personal branding. Roy has made numerous presentations to student groups on using LinkedIn and other social media for personal branding.

Among Professor Roy’s personal interests are two of Canada’s best known cultural exports: hockey and the band Rush. He also enjoys reading, running, and jazz. Roy and his wife, Sara, live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with their sons Chris, Sidney, and Ethan.

Colby B. Jubenville, PhD

Colby B. Jubenville, PhD is an accomplished author, international speaker, professor,business advisor, entrepreneur and inventor. He holds an academic appointment at Middle Tennessee State University as Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Success and Strategic Partnerships in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.

In 2015 Jubenville accepted an invitation from the Washington Times to write about self-reliance and developing an entrepreneurial mindset ultimately teaching people how to “go their own way.”

In that same year he received the Nashville Emerging Leaders Impact Award presented by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville. The award honors one of Nashville’s top leaders who has made a significant impact on Nashville’s YP demographic.

Jubenville is the 2015 recipient of St. Paul’s Episcopal School (Mobile, AL) Distinguished Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumni with outstanding accomplishments in his/her professional field and civic leadership to St. Paul’s Episcopal School who have won therespect, confidence and affection of the community.

He regularly speaks on his book Zebras & Cheetahs: Look Different and Stay Agile to Survive the Business Jungle, published by Wiley and Sons which teaches others how to compete on unique value resulting in getting paid for the value you deliver. During his tenure in higher education, Jubenville has published over 35 peer reviewed and professional trade articles and is the founder of a leading academic journal in his area of expertise. In 2016 Jubenville released his second book with co-author Donald P. Roy, PhD titled Me: How To Sell Who You Are, What You Do & Why You Matter to the World.

He consults and coaches with medium and large companies as well as corporate clients throughout the United States and his insights have been published in the Washington Times, Nashville Business Journal and featured in The Nashville Post, and the Tennessean. He has been an invited speaker at Florida State University, The University of Alabama, Elon University, The University of South Florida, The University of Southern Mississippi, Vanderbilt University, Atlanta Falcons and Nashville Predators.

In 2010 he was selected by the Nashville Business Journal as a member of its Forty under 40 class.

In 2016 Jubenville secured $1,000,000.00 in private monies and launched The Center for Student Coaching and Success, a high profile student success initiative focused on coaching students, enhancing problem solving capabilities, professional preparation, personal branding and emotional intelligence. He serves as the Director of the Center.

Jubenville has a keen way of connecting with other outliers, and believes in unique value, coaching and mindset above anything else. He completed the Coaching In the Moment program and coaches several clients throughout the United States.

Jubenville is married to his wife, Katie and has two children Jack and Mary Burke.