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Business is personal

We know the importance of personal interactions and the role they play in business today. Our school leadership strives to create personal relations with our faculty, staff and students - knowing that we depend on each other to succeed.

Power of Personal


James Payne, Ph.D.

Dean of the Spears School of Business,
Richard W. Poole Professorship for Excellence,
Norman and Suzanne Myers Endowed Chair for Excellence in Business Administration

Dean's office

Ramesh Sharda, Ph.D.

Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Programs,
Chuck and Kim Watson Chair,
Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems,
ConocoPhillips Chair of Technology Management

Teresa Lightner, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Business Intelligence,
William S. Spears Chair

Marlys Mason, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs,
William S. Spears Chair,
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing

Sarah Johnson

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Learning,
Instructor of Professional Practice

Marissa McIntyre

Assistant Dean, Student Academic Services

Marc Tower, Ph.D.

Norman C. Stevenson ChairAssistant Dean for Innovative Education and Growth,

Ginger Gripe

Director of Operations

Shelby Cypret

Dean’s Executive Administrative Assistant

Academic leadership

Angela Spencer, Ph.D.

School of Accounting

Associate Professor,
Lanny Chasteen Chair,
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

J.B. Kim, Ph.D.

Department of Economics

Glenn M. Stinchcomb Family Professorship

Bruce Barringer, Ph.D.

School of Entrepreneurship

N. Malone Mitchell Chair,

Betty Simkins, Ph.D.

Department of Finance

Ed Keller Professor,
Regents Professor,
Williams Companies Chair in Business,

Brij Thapa, Ph.D.

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Carl and Marilynn Thoma Distinguished Chair,
Charles W. Lanphere Professorship,
William E. Davis Chair,

Rick Wilson, Ph.D. 

Department of Management Science & Information Systems

Dan and Tiffany Howard MBA Faculty Fellow
W. Paul Miller Professorship


Amit Bansal

Department of Finance

Director, Center for Financial Health and Wellness

Matt Bowler, Ph.D.

Watson Graduate School of Management

Director, MBA,
Brenneman Professorship

Goutam Chakraborty, Ph.D.

Business Analytics and Data Science

Director, MS in Business Analytics,
SAS Professorship

William Paiva, Ph.D.

Center for Health Systems Innovation

Executive Director,
Patterson Foundation Chair

Terry Tush

Marketing and Communications

Director, Marketing and Communications

Julie Weathers

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Assessment

Administrative departments

Spears Business Personnel Services

Have a question or need a job posted? The Spears Business Personnel Services team can help you with all of your professional needs.

Marketing and Communications

The school’s one-stop shop for expertise with public and media relations, marketing, publications, digital and multimedia communications, photography, video production, banners and signage, and advertising.

Research and Financial Services

The Research and Financial Services office supports Spears Business by facilitating purchasing functions, reconciling and reporting fund balances, and managing all aspects of sponsored programs. 

Spears Support

Spears support keeps the Business Building up and running. The team supports any IT and facilities issues and updates 

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