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Charles Jarrell
Assistant Professor, Colangelo College of Business
Chuck Jarrell earned undergraduate degrees in aerospace engineering and business, as well as an MBA, from West Virginia University. He has a PhD in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Northcentral University. His dissertation was focused on service quality and brand equity in the online higher education industry.

Mr. Jarrell has held senior sales and marketing positions and served in general and executive management roles. He is currently consulting in higher education and teaching online and campus-based courses in management, marketing and business research and statistics at Grand Canyon University. He has spent the past 10 years in the higher education sector. Prior, Mr. Jarrell served as vice president of marketing and recruiting for CEA Global Education, a company offering study abroad experiences for college students. Prior to that, he was vice president of marketing and recruiting for Northcentral University, an online university serving adult students worldwide and focusing on graduate education. His first assignment in higher education was as a member of the development team of Axia College for Apollo Group, Inc.

Prior to higher education, Mr. Jarrell served as vice president of marketing for Insight, a reseller of name brand computing products. He also held positions at SmartHealth, a privately held direct marketing firm serving healthcare professionals; Harte-Hanks Communications, a direct marketing services firm; PCA International, one of the largest portrait photography companies in the U.S.; and Dupont, the chemical and bio-technology giant.

Mr. Jarrell served as chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Quality Alliance and as a member of the Arizona Governor’s Advisory Council on Quality. He is serving as an elder for the Presbyterian church and an elder commissioner to the Grand Canyon Presbytery in Phoenix. In 2008, he served as a commissioner to the 218th General Assembly. In 2008 and 2012, he participated in week-long mission trips to Honduras, where his team worked alongside native Hondurans to build floors, chimneys and latrines to improve public health in rural villages.

Mr. Jarrell enjoys a number of things, including his family, which includes two granddaughters and a new grandson. He also enjoys stargazing and family history research. In 2003, he published a history of his family entitled “The Jarrell's of Southern West Virginia.” He also enjoys teaching because of his extensive background in business. He relates well to students and has many practical experiences to help them learn about business theory and application.
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