Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President Isaiah Walker announced the appointment of Dr. Cary Countryman as the dean of the Faculty of Business & Government. Countryman is replacing Brian Houghton who has recently completed his term in the position.
"I am excited to have Cary working in this capacity," Walker said. "He will be a great addition to the Deans Council. I look forward to him leading the Faculty of Business & Government with a spirit of cordiality and professionalism."
Countryman has a Bachelor of Arts in political science (public administration), a Master's of Business Administration from Washington State University, Pullman (1992 and 1995), and a doctorate in hospitality and tourism marketing and consumer behavior from Purdue University (2001). He taught at BYU–Hawaii from 2006 to 2010 and returned to begin his current position as a professor in the Faculty of Business & Government in 2013.
In addition to being a faculty member at BYU–Hawaii, Countryman has been a member of the University’s Institutional Research Group and faculty advisor to Polynesian Cultural Center Quality Assurance Research Group. He has also served as department chair for the Business Management Department at BYUH, leading the program through major changes.
Countryman and his wife, Marty, have two grown children and are members of the Laie 7th Ward in the Laie Hawaii North Stake where he currently serves as a missionary for BYU-Pathway Worldwide.