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James Campbell (PhD., University of California, Berkeley) is a professor of Management Science and Information Systems and chair of the Department of Logistics & Operations Management and a Research Associate in the International Business Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research and teaches courses in Operations Management, Business Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Location Modeling, Analytics and Data Visualization. He is a past recipient of the Anheuser-Busch Excellence in Teaching Award and the Douglas E. Durand Award for Research Excellence. Dr. Campbell is a very active researcher with primary interests in modeling and optimization of transportation, logistics and supply chain systems, and he has worked with public and private sector organizations in Canada, Australia and the U.S. His recent research addresses hub location and transportation network design, supply chain optimization, inventory modeling, logistics for snow removal, school bus routing, and barge transportation on the Upper Mississippi River. He has over 80 publications in leading academic and practitioner journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, Journal of Business Logistics, Computers & Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research Parts A, B, and E, and Geographical Analysis. He is Associate Editor of Transportation Science and OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, and he serves on the editorial boards of Transportation Research Part B, Journal of Business Logistics and the International Journal of Revenue Management.

Michael J. Costello is an assistant teaching professor in the field of business law and international business at the University of Missouri St. Louis with a current teaching interest in the Arab Gulf.  He is a founding member of Agreeco, llc, an international consulting group composed of former officers from the Agribrands business. (See: www.agreeco.com )  Mr. Costello also serves as a commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (See: www.adr.org  ) and as faculty for Accenture executive training programs.  Mr. Costello has been corporate secretary and general counsel for Agribrands International, Inc. [Purina animal feeds], international counsel for Monsanto Company [herbicides and seeds] and the Ralston Purina Company [now Ralcorp, Inc , private label foods].  He has a Masters of International and Comparative Law cum laude from the Vrije Universeit in Brussels, Belgium, a Juris Doctorate cum laude from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.  He is a soccer referee and married with two children in college.

Michael T. Elliott (D.B.A., Mississippi State University) is an Associate Professor of Marketing. His areas of research and teaching include consumer behavior and marketing strategy. Professor Elliott's research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Advertising Research, and Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, as well as many others. He is currently investigating the effects of web site characteristics on consumer evaluations and the impact of the internet on consumer decision making. Dr. Elliott has served as a consultant for the Public Policy Research Center at UM-St. Louis, and for the law firm of Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel and Hetlage in St. Louis, MO.

Thomas H. Eyssell Ph.D., CSA, is Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri-Louis College of Business Administration, and Chair & Professor of the Finance and Legal Studies Department. He has directed the College’s graduate programs since 1999, and oversees both the credit and noncredit UMSL Financial Planning programs. The latter are registered with Certified Financial Planner® Board of Standards and prepare students to sit for the CFP exam. Dr. Eyssell is a long-time member of the University of Missouri System Retirement and Staff Benefits Committee, the board of the Financial Planning Association of Missouri, the editorial committee of the Journal of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, and was recently appointed to the St. Louis County Council Business Finance Corporation board. He is a past president of the Academy of Financial Services, a national academic organization devoted to the study of issues and practices in personal financial planning and advising. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial Planning, the Financial Services Review, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Financial Review, and Financial Management, among others. Currently, Eyssell’s research is focused on the accuracy of credit reporting data and the impacts of errors on consumer credit scores.

Peter Falk is Zweites Staatsexamen - Second State Examination in education, terminal post-master’s academic degree for tenured civil servant positions in education in Germany, Studienseminar Bremen, Germany is Akademischer Oberrat – from 1988 to 2015 Professor Falk was a full-time tenured lecturer in International Management and International Business Communication, and coordinator of international exchange activities at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bremen) School of International Business. Dr. Falk teaches courses in the areas of International Business, International Management, Cross- Cultural Management, International Human Research Management and English Business Communication.

Hung-Gay Fung is Dr. Y.S. Tsiang endowed Chair Professor of Chinese Studies and department chair in the Finance and Legal Studies Department, College of Business Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis.  His areas of research and teaching include international finance, financial risk management, and banking. Fung has published over 140 scholarly papers in various journals including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Management, Financial Review, Journal of Futures Markets and Review of Economics and Statistics, among others. He also published seven books, numerous book chapters and many teaching cases.   He is currently the editor of Chinese Economy, International Journal of Business and Economics and International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance   He has served on several other editorial boards and has served as president in many Chinese organizations in St. Louis, including the Mid-West Chinese American Science and Technology Association, the Chinese Culture Day at the Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Organization of Chinese Americans, and St. Louis Chinese Association.   

Dr. Dennis Ganahl brings a variety of experience to UMSL, which spans both academia and industry. Presently, he is the managing partner of Employee•ology™ a company that develops workforces through research and education. He became a professor, researcher, and author after a successful career in industry, where he worked for and consulted with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. Dennis also owned and published a chain of community newspapers in Missouri.  As a professor, he was one of the authors of the original white paper that developed Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC). Later, Ganahl directed a graduate degree program in IMC that taught organizational communication and marketing research, as well as account planning. Besides teaching research design, technique and methodology, he taught advertising classes on creative design and copywriting. His research has been published in academic journals, publications, and textbooks, and it’s been presented internationally.   As an Eagle Boy Scout, he enjoys the outdoors with his family, writing fiction, and visiting new places. His degrees are from the University of Missouri, School of Journalism.  

Gerald Yong Gao (Ph.D., University of Hong Kong) is an Associate Professor of Marketing at College of Business Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis. His research interests include market entry and exporting, international marketing strategy, and strategic orientation, with particular emphasis on emerging markets. He has published in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Management International Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Marketing, and Journal of World Business, among others. He was the recipients of Anheuser-Bush Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008 and Douglas E. Durand Award for Research Excellence in 2010.  

Donald Kridel (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is an Associate Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department and Director of Graduate Studies. Prior to joining the Department in 1993, Dr. Kridel was Director-Strategic Marketing at Southwestern Bell Corporation (now AT&T). He is an applied econometrician with interests in the areas of telecommunications, demand analysis, forecasting and the use of state preference data in econometric choice models. Dr. Kridel has twenty-five years of research experience in telecommunications demand analysis and applied econometrics. In addition to leading his own research groups at Southwestern Bell for over eight years, he has performed research in virtually every important area of telecommunications demand analysis (e.g., telephony, publications, cellular, personal communications, cable TV, and international acquisitions). Dr. Kridel's work has appeared in various economics journals including Information Economics and Policy, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Information Economics and Policy, and International Journal of Forecasting. In addition, he has recently received grants from Express Scripts, Inc. and the Missouri Gaming Commission.

Mary C. Lacity is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Information Systems and an International Business Fellow at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is also a Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly Executive and on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Information Technology, MIS Quarterly Executive, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal. She has held visiting positions at the London School of Economics, Washington University, and Oxford University. She is a Certified Outsourcing Professional ®,Industry Advisor for the Everest Group, and Co-editor of the Palgrave Series: Work, Technology, and Globalization. Her research focuses on the delivery of business and IT services through global sourcing and automation. She has conducted case studies and surveys of hundreds of organizations on their outsourcing and management practices. She has given keynote speeches and executive seminars world-wide and has served as an expert witness for the US Congress. She was inducted into the IAOP’s Outsourcing Hall of Fame in 2014, one of only three academics to ever be inducted. She was the recipient of the 2008 Gateway to Innovation Award sponsored by the IT Coalition, Society for Information Management, and St. Louis RCGA and the 2000 World Outsourcing Achievement Award sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Michael Corbett and Associates. She has published 25 books, most recently Service Automation: Robots and the Future of Work (Brookes Publishing, 2016, UK, co-author Leslie Willcocks) and Nine Keys to World-class Business Process Outsourcing (Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015; co-author Leslie Willcocks). Her publications have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, MIS Quarterly, MIS Quarterly Executive, IEEE Computer, Communications of the ACM, and many other academic and practitioner outlets. Before earning her Ph.D. at the University of Houston, she worked as a consultant for Technology Partners International and as a systems analyst for Exxon Company, USA.

Therese Macan (Ph.D., The University of Mississippi) is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and director of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program. Dr. Macan’s research focuses on the human resource management issues of recruiting and selecting employees. Specifically, with regard to recruiting, she has investigated applicant and employee reactions to the employment interview in a variety of contexts. Results from these studies will aid organizations in designing their employment selection techniques so as to recruit the best qualified and leave the non-selected with a favorable impression of the company. With regard to selecting, she actively examines a variety of means of improving the employment interview so organizations can better select the most qualified person. For example, she has investigated various strategies of interviewer note-taking and its effects on interviewers' recall and subsequent selection decisions. More recently, her research focuses on interviewers' ratings of applicants with disabilities and aims to improve the interview process for this growing segment of the workforce, persons with disabilities.

Haim Mano (Ph.D., The University of Chicago) is the Chair of the Marketing Department and Associate Professor of Marketing at the College of Business Administration.  His research focuses on the role of emotions in individual decision making and consumer behavior, the interface between personality and consumption, and customer satisfaction.  He has published in various journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Psychology and Marketing, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and Motivation and Emotion.  He presently serves at the Editorial Board of the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making and has guest-edited an issue and served at the Editorial Board of Motivation and Emotion.  Dr. Mano’s areas of teaching include consumer behavior, marketing research and marketing communications.  

David Meinert (Ph.D., University of Mississippi) is an Associate Dean and Professor of Computers and Information Systems at Missouri State University. Since joining Missouri State in 1990, Dr. Meinert has taught a wide variety of CIS courses, including Program Design and Development, Information Systems Development, Information Systems in Business, and Project Management. He has authored over 40 articles, papers, and technical reports. His research has appeared in Journal of Applied Business Research, Information Strategy: The Executive’s Journal, Information Resources Management Journal, End User Computing Management, Focus on Change Management, and Hand-book of Data Management. He is a Past-President of the southwest Missouri Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and has served as the faculty advisor for the Missouri State student chapter since 1991. Under his leadership both the department and the student chapter have received national recognition by AITP.

Dinesh A. Mirchandani is an Associate Professor in information systems in the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration (MIS) from the University of Kentucky, an M.S in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering (with honors) from the University of Bombay. His research interests include information systems planning and electronic business. His papers have been published in prestigious journals such as Business & Society, Communications of the ACM, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Information & Management, and Information Systems Journal among others. He is a recipient of the Douglas E. Durand Award for Research Excellence and the Anheuser-Busch Excellence in Teaching Award in the College of Business Administration. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Global Information Technology Management and as a reviewer for the Journal of Management Information Systems.  

Dr. Ekin Pellegrini, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business Administration. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Bosphorus University (Istanbul, Turkey), an M.S. in Management from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL), and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL). Prior to pursuing graduate studies, she worked as the Human Resources Manager of Andersen Consulting in Istanbul directly reporting to the office in Milan, Italy. She also held managerial positions at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Istanbul, Turkey. She teaches Organizational Behavior and Leadership. Her research interests focus on Mentoring and Leadership; specifically in the international context. Her work has been published in elite management journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Management.

Jennifer Reynolds-Moehrle (Ph.D., Indiana University) is an Associate Professor of Accounting. Her work has been published in such prestigious journals as Business Horizons, The CPA Journal, The Financial Analysts Journal, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting and the Public Interest, and the Journal of Accountancy. Dr. Reynolds-Moehrle’s research and teaching interests in clued: Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting Issues, Derivatives and Financial Instruments Reporting Issues. She is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Ky Society of CPAs.

Dr. Joseph Rottman is the Director of the International Business Institute and an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He is also a Research Fellow in the Center for International Studies and a recent Research Fellow with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.  He earned his Doctor of Science in Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis. He has conducted research and spoken internationally on global sourcing, innovation diffusion and public sector IT.  He has conducted case studies in over 40 firms and has been engaged by Fortune 500 firms to analyze and improve their offshore strategies.  His recent book, Offshore Outsourcing of IT Work (with Mary C. Lacity) details models and practices IT professionals can utilize to effectively engage offshore suppliers and explores emerging outsourcing markets such as rural sourcing and the Chinese market. His publications have appeared in Sloan Management Review, MIS Quarterly Executive, Information Systems Frontiers, Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, IEEE Computer, the Journal of Information Technology, the American Review of Public Administration and Information and Management and leading practitioner outlets such as CIO Insight and the Cutter Consortium.  He was the 2006 recipient of the Anheuser-Busch Excellence in Teaching award, and is on the editorial board of MIS Quarterly Executive. 

Robert Sorensen (Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute) is Professor of Economics and Director of Undergraduate Studies.  His primary field of interest is industrial organization.  He is the author of over 25 publications with recent publications including: “Are Net Discount Rates Stationary? Implications for Present Value Calculations” in the Journal of Risk Insurance, “High Tuition, Financial Aid and Cross Subsidization: Do Needy Students Really Benefit?” in the Southern Economic Journal, “Student Financial Aid as Subsidies to Institutions of Higher Learning: What School Benefit?” in Research in Higher Education, “What Determines Price Elasticity of Demand?” in International Journal of Industrial Organization, and “Pricing, Price Dispersion and Information,” in the Journal of Economics and Business.  He has also published in Economic Inquiry, European Economics Review, and the Journal of Industrial Economics.  Professor Sorensen also serves as a consulting editor for a variety of economics journals.  In 1990 he was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Wayne W. Winter (LL.M., J.D., Washington University) is Instructor of Legal Environment in the College of Business Administration.  Dr. Winter is a member of the Bar, State of Missouri.