Decker Hains

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Decker B. Hains
Master Faculty Specialist
Office: 
(269) 387-6255
Fax: 
(269) 387-5710
Location: 
3236 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5429
Mailing address: 
Department of Management
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5429
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Lehigh University
  • M.S., University of Missouri-Rolla
  • M.S., University of Alaska Anchorage
  • B.S., United States Military Academy
Certification: 
  • Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute
  • Professional Engineer (State of Michigan)
Teaching interests: 
  • Leadership
  • Management science
  • Project management
Research interests: 
  • Leadership
  • Management science
Bio: 

Dr. Decker Hains is a master faculty specialist at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business. He is jointly appointed with the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Hains arrived at WMU in June of 2012 and served as the professor of Military Science and chair of the Department of Military Science and Leadership until June of 2016.

He is:

  • Chair of the Committee to Oversee General Education.
  • Former chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on General Education.
  • Founding faculty advisor for the WMU Chapter of Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society.
  • Retired from the U.S. Army (September of 2016) after serving over 22 years on Active Duty as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer. His service included a combat tour in Iraq and serving as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District deputy commander.