Ron Coulter, head of the Marketing Department, along with marketing faculty members Steve Parker, faculty emeritus, Christina Simmers, professor, and Chris Ellis, faculty emeritus, published “Segmenting Local Financial Service Markets: Balancing an Independent Image with the Need for More Business” in the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal.
Alex Hamwi, associate professor in the Marketing Department, coauthored a paper titled “Absolute vs. Relative Sales Failure” in the Journal of Business Research, and a paper titled “Artificial Emotions Among Salespeople: Understanding the Impact of Surface Acting” in the Marketing Management Journal. He also coauthored a manuscript titled “Ethical Climate and Psychological Contract Violation: Precursors of Salesperson Frontline Deviance” in the Journal of Selling.
Charles Hermans, professor in the Marketing Department, Ron Coulter, head of the Marketing Department, and Chris Ellis, faculty emeritus in Marketing, published “An Empirical Analysis of Attitudes Toward Online Auctions: A Cross-Regional Comparison of Europe, India, and the United States” in the Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies.
Marketing Department Professors, Charles Hermans and Christina Simmers, published “Marketing Mission: The Divergence of Missiological Thought Between Pastors and Missionary Leadership” in the International Bulletin of Mission Research.
Carol J. Miller, distinguished professor in the Finance and General Business Department, published “Benefit Corporations and Other Socially Responsible Business Structures” in the Regional Business Review.
New Faculty and Staff
School of Accountancy (SOA)
Christopher Slinkard joins the SOA as an instructor and will be teaching Introduction to Financial Accounting. Christopher is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a master’s degree in project management from Missouri State.
Computer Information Systems (CIS)
Joshua Davis joins CIS as department head. He was recently Chair of the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management and Associate Dean of the School of Business at College of Charleston. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
Kang Kang Qi joins CIS this fall as an assistant professor and recently completed his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
Chen Yan joins CIS as an instructor for QBA courses. She holds a M.S. in Applied Statistics from Michigan State University.
Finance and General Business (FGB)
Jana Ault-Phillips joined FGB in January, 2016, as an instructor of Business Law. She earned her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Seth Hoelscher joins FGB this fall as an assistant professor of finance. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Oklahoma University.
Kathleen Larkin joins FGB this fall as an instructor of Risk Management and Insurance/Business Law. She earned her J.D. degree from St. John’s University.
Cedric Mbanga joins FGB this fall as an assistant professor of finance. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Louisiana Tech University.
Rayanna Anderson joins MGT as the entrepreneurship and community liaison. Rayanna was formerly a University employee with the SBTDC and MDI. She holds a MBA from Missouri State University.
Ben Goss joins MGT as an assistant professor in the area of entertainment management. He holds an Ed.D from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Jenny Limcher joins the Master of Business Administration Office as a MBA/graduate program advisor. She is also a per course instructor in the Management Department teaching MGT 447. She received her MBA from Missouri State University.
Stephen Mueller joins MGT as a professor of entrepreneurship. He earned a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Lori Peterson joins MGT as a visiting assistant professor and will be teaching Strategic Management and Policy. She completed her PhD with Texas Tech University.
Kim Stagner joins the Master of Business Administration Office as a MBA/graduate program advisor. Kim holds a MBA from Missouri State University and has been an advisor in the COB Business Advisement Center for 14 years.
Barry Cobb (former interim Department Head for Management at MSU) joins the Marketing Department as an associate professor in the area of Logistics, Supply Chain & Operations Management. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.
Seth Cockrell recently completed his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and will be an assistant professor in the area of strategic marketing.
David Hammons joins the department as an instructor. David was formerly a per-course instructor in the department and will now teach full-time in the area of logistics and supply chain management. He holds a MBA from Drury University.
Lin Da (Jackson) Li recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Alabama. As an assistant professor he will be teaching in the area of operations management.
Jenifer Skiba just completed her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and will be an assistant professor in the area of Logistics, Supply Chain management, and strategy.