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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

Dean, Spears School of Business

Ken Eastman, Ph.D.

Dean, Spears School of Business
Norman and Suzanne Myers Chair
Richard W. Poole Professor
Professor, Department of Management

Dean's office

Ramesh Sharda, Ph.D.

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

Teresa Lightner, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Business Intelligence
William S. Spears Chair in Business

Marlys Mason, Ph.D.

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

Evan Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Learning, Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Management

Marc Tower, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Innovative Education and Growth

Lex Smith-Washington

Senior Inclusion Officer

Lisa Fain

Director of Operations

Shelby Cypret

Dean’s Executive Administrative Assistant

Academic leadership

Audrey Gramling, Ph.D.

School of Accounting
Wilton T. Anderson Endowed Chair


J.B. Kim, Ph.D.

Department of Economics
Glenn M. Stinchcomb Family Professorship

Bruce Barringer, Ph.D.

School of Entrepreneurship
N. Malone Mitchell, Jr. Chair

Student Ventures Chair

Betty Simkins, Ph.D.

Department of Finance
Regents Professor

Williams Companies Chair in Business

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. 

Office of the Dean

The administrative staff in the Office of the Dean is glad to assist in answering your questions and providing direction on finding information for students and their parents.

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