Troy Pounds is a Lecturer in the Integrated Business Program within UCF College of Business. Although he’s been a member of UCF College of Business since 2016, Dr. Pounds is one of the newest Lecturers in the Integrated Business Program. He has recently (Spring ’21) completed his formal education enabling him to obtain his dream job, educating future leaders. To complete that education, Dr. Pounds had an extraordinarily long tenure as a student at the University of Florida. He most recently completed a Doctorate in Business Administration specializing in Organizational Behavior research; previously receiving an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Competitive Strategy and M.S. in Management. He earned his undergraduate degree in Developmental Psychology from Florida Southern College in 2003.

In his previous career, Dr. Pounds served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. During his 10 years of service, he had the opportunity to hold numerous adventurous and rewarding roles ranging in intensity and responsibility but always requiring leadership and mentorship skills. He enjoys telling stories about some of the more interesting times he spent while serving as commander of an aviation company with 256 soldiers and civilians, flight platoon leader and pilot of a CH-47 (Chinook) Company operating in the U.S. and Afghanistan, foreign military advisor to Iraqi Ministry of the Interior and instructor in the U.S. Army’s flight training program.

In his current role, Dr. Pounds strives to be an impactful educator and mentor, focused on individually preparing each student for the rigors of life as a business professional. Furthermore, he’s had notable success getting students into high-level graduate programs, assisting five students into law school, and 14 into other varying graduate business programs since 2019. In his off-time, Troy enjoys offshore sport fishing, improving his fitness by repeatedly lifting heavy things, experiencing the adventure of leaving his comfort zone and recovering with friends.

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