Earl Honeycutt is Emeritus Professor of Marketing at Elon University, N.C. When he retired in 2012, he was Martha and Spencer Love Professor of Marketing and University Distinguished Scholar. Dr. Honeycutt earned his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia where his dissertation investigated sales training. Since then he taught undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral seminars as a tenured professor at UNC—Wilmington, Old Dominion University, and Elon University.
Prior to entering academia, he served as a B-52G flight officer in the United States Air Force and retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Colonel (0-6). After earning his MBA, he worked in B2B sales and marketing for an electronics division of TRW, Inc.
Dr. Honeycutt has published more than 200 articles in myriad outlets, and he received recognition for best papers from the Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, Marketing Education Review, and Journal of Marketing: Theory & Practice. Dr. Honeycutt has also co-authored textbooks in the areas of B2B marketing, global sales management, and cross-cultural selling.
Over the past two decades he led numerous study abroad trips for his students to Australia, Belgium, China, England, and the Philippines, and taught classes in Japan.
When not working on academic pursuits, Dr. Honeycutt, his wife Laura, their son Travis, daughter-in-law Andrea, and three grandchildren travel to Costa Rica and spend time at their home in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.