Amy Van Horn, DBA

Teaching Professor, Management & Entrepreneurship

Amy Van Horn is a faculty member in the Management Department. Her focus in the classroom is encouraging students to engage in their community and professional development through various experiential projects and studies.

Amy’s classes have worked with partners such as Q102, Dewey’s Pizza, House of Orange, Betta’s, Bethany House, Kroger, Kentucky politics, Covington Urban Forestry Board, and ASAP Norwood. In the past, Amy's MKTG300 groups experienced success with a win from the Dewey's Challenge with their Falafelicious Pizza, which rolled out in 2020. And a winning group for the Q102 Challenge with their Listener Levels idea, promoting the use of social engagement on their mobile app. Amy enjoys engaging her classes with a wide variety of guest speakers who can testify to the innovation and excitement that a management degree can offer. Such guest speakers have come from Amazon, KAO Brands, the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, Kroger, PepsiCo, and the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Amy entered higher education from healthcare and dentistry. With over a decade in the fields, she has had unique opportunities to work with high-profile clientele in Nashville, Atlanta, and Cincinnati, where her experience includes healthcare management, marketing, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). With a background in grant writing, Amy shifted into academia through Northern Kentucky University, working in the Advanced Nursing Department.

Currently, Amy serves on several community boards, is a campaign manager in Kentucky politics, and is on the School-Based Decision Making Committee for Kenton County Schools.

When Amy is not on campus, you can find her on her family’s seven-generation dairy and tobacco farm. Her passion is adopting at-risk animals and rehabilitating them on the same land her ancestors farmed.