Earl N. Phillips School of Business

Deans of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business


Dr. Jim Wehrley, Dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, is an Associate Professor of Business and has been named the W. Roger Soles Professor of Management and Leadership.  He earned a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, an M.B.A. from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).  Dr. Wehrley holds special expertise in the field of business education and frequently employs sophisticated educational techniques and the newest technologies in the finance classes he teaches.

He can be reached at:   336.841.4560   or


Dr. Stephanie O. Crofton is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University.  She has been named the Charles T. Ingram Professor of Economics.  She earned a B.A. from Converse College, South Carolina and a Ph.D. in economics with distinction from Auburn University, Alabama.  Her areas of specialization are labor economics and economic history.  Some of her past research includes the interaction of government regulation and labor earnings, customer discrimination, labor conditions in Medieval England, and how increases in the minimum wage affect high school dropout rates across ethnic groups.  She serves as Associate Editor of the academic journal Essays in Economic and Business History and has published in the Journal of Labor ResearchThe American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and Essays in Economic and Business History.  Dr. Crofton was selected for the HPU 2015 Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award honoring her accomplishments in the field of economics.

She can be reached at:   336.841.4569   or


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