Dr. Rozell serves as associate dean, director of the MBA program and the department head of merchandising and
A series of leadership changes led to Dr. Rozell taking on these jobs. She was a management professor at MSU before starting as MBA Director in 2009 and associate dean in 2011.
As merchandising and fashion design department head, a role she began in 2017, Dr. Rozell gets to see the more creative side of business.
“I really love seeing all the creativity from the students,” Dr. Rozell said.
“I love the things they do and the clothes they create—how they are inspired by certain things and then create garments with that inspiration.”
Getting the word out about the department can be a challenge since it is tucked away in the Park Central Office Building in Downtown Springfield.
“It’s a hidden jewel. It’s a challenge that we have to overcome because we’re not in Glass Hall, so we don’t have the visibility other departments do,” she said.
“I appreciate our fashion faculty. They have a lot of industry experience, great educational backgrounds, and they really care about the students,” she said. “The faculty is interested in keeping the curriculum up to date and continually improving.”
Dr. Rozell earned two degrees from MSU—the first a bachelor’s in accounting which propelled her into the world of public accounting. After that, she pursued an MBA in management at MSU and then went on to earn a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Mississippi.