School of Journalism

Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business

School of Law

College of Human Environmental Sciences

david kurpiusDean David Kurpius
Clyde Bentley
Brian Brooks
Glen Cameron
Mike McKean
Shelly Rodgers
CDIG Exec. Co-Director Randall Smith
Harsh Taneja
stephen ferrisDean Stephen Ferris
Murali Mantrala
Detelina Marinova
CDiG Executive Co-Director Antonie Stam
Bruce Walker
ken deanInterim Dean Ken Dean
Peter Davis
William B. Fisch
sanford rikoonDean Dr. J. Sanford Rikoon
Bimal Balakrishnan
Kitty Dickerson
Jung E. Ha-Brookshire
Jana Hawley, Chair
Stephen Jorgensen, Dean
MyungHee Sohn
Sarah Song
Rob Weagley

College of Arts and Sciences

James Endersby
Monika Fischer
Jonathan Krieckhaus
Carsten Strathausen

College of Education

Sanda Erdelez
Joi Moore
Laura Wedman

College of Engineering

C. Alec Chang
Henry He
Yuyi Lin
Carlos Sun

Truman School of Public Affairs

Thomas G. Johnson
Jim Scott

Antonie Stam

Executive Co-Director

Antonie Stam is Leggett & Platt Distinguished Professor of Information Systems and Professor of Management in the Trulask College of Business. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1986. He previously was a Professor in the Department of Management Information Systems at the University of Georgia. He has also served in Visiting Professor and Research Scientist roles in Belgium, Austria, and France. Professor Stam is a member of the Association for Information Systems, American Statistical Association, and Decision Sciences Institute. His primary research interests include applied artificial intelligence, decision support systems, multi-criteria decision making, applied statistics, and time series analysis. He has published in a wide variety of scholarly journals, including Management Science, Decision Sciences, Journal of the American Statistical Association, European Journal of Operational Research, and Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis.

Randall Smith

Executive Co-Director

Randall Smith, BJ ’74, is the first Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism. He joined the Missouri School of Journalism in August, 2009. His 30-year career at The Kansas City Star began in 1979, and he has worked on both the news and business sides. Smith started as a copy editor, rising to the positions of business editor and deputy managing editor, and most recently, to director of strategic development.

Smith is a former president of the Society of American Business Writers and Editors (SABEW) and a recipient of the organization’s Distinguished Achievement Award. He played a major role in conceiving the idea and raising the money for the School’s SABEW endowed chair.

He is the vice chair and first non-family member of the board of the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships. The author of the book “A Kenyan Journey,” Smith has lectured to classes in China, Africa and the U.S. Throughout his career Smith has been involved with helping promote young minority journalists, and he played a key role in getting Knight Ridder to adopt the Rotating Internship Program, which placed more than 250 journalists into newspapers during a 20-year run.

As an editor Smith has worked with award-winning newsroom teams that have earned the profession’s top awards and honors. One team won a Pulitzer Prize in 1982 for coverage of the Kansas City Hyatt skywalks disaster in July 1981. Other staff recognitions include a Sigma Delta Chi award, an Eppy award, a Philip Meyer Award, twelve Missouri Press Association Gold Cups and a Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award.

Smith received the Mizzou Alumni Association’s highest recognition, the Faculty-Alumni Award, in 2005.

Richard Johnson


Richard Johnson is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Academy of International Business and the Southern Management Association. His research interests include corporate restructuring and governance (both domestic and international), IPOs and strategy and governance changes in the pre- and post-IPO firm, international diversification and corporate social performance. His teaching interests are in the areas of strategic management, entrepreneurship, organization change and research methods. He has received several research and teaching awards. His publications appear in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies and Business and Society, among others. He currently serves on the editorial review boards of Organization Science and the Journal of Management and has served on the Academy of Management Journal editorial review board. Before rejoining the College of Business at the University of Missouri he was a faculty member and holder of the Puterbaugh Chair in American Enterprise in the Price College at the University of Oklahoma.

Les Borgemeyer


Serve as adjunct professor for graduate course in management/journalism, Entrepreneurship and New Media.


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