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Dr. Chris Shao

Dr. Chris Shao

Dean, College of Business and Professor of Marketing (2014)
Office: Business Building, Room 173
Phone: 254-968-1944

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  • PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, Marketing, 1999
  • MBA, Pittsburgh State University, Business Administration, 1991
  • BA, Chinese Culture University, English, 1986

Teaching Interests: Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Services Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy

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Dr. Joseph H. Schuessler

Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs (2011)
Office: Fort Worth Building, Room 334
Phone: 682-703-7068

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  • PhD, University of North Texas, Business Computer Information Systems, 2009
  • MS, University of North Texas, Information Technology, 2003
  • MBA, University of North Texas, Business Computer Information Systems, 2001
  • BBA, University of North Texas, Strategic Management, 1994

Teaching Interests: Network Administration, Network Security

Research Interests: Computer and Network Security

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Dr. Keldon Bauer

Associate Professor & Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Office: Business Building, Room 125
Phone: 254-968-9909

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  • Ph.D. in Finance from Texas Tech University. Minors in Economics and Statistics.
  • MBA from the University of Utah. Emphasis on Quantitative Analysis.
  • BA in Finance from the University of Utah. Minor in German.

Teaching Interests: Corporate finance, financial markets & institutions, investments

Research Interests: Financial institutions - particularly credit unions, and the use of technology in banking.

Ms. Kristi Bise

Ms. Kristi Bise

Administrative Coordinator I
: BUS 173
Phone: 254-968-9350


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Ms. Riley Odom

Administrative Associate IV
: 10850 Texan Rider Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76036
Phone: 817-484-4416

Rachel Snyder

Ms. Rachel Snyder

Career Development Coordinator, College of Business
: BUS 103
Phone: 254-968-9715

  • BBA, Tarleton State University, Business Administration, 2018
Ms. Pam Hecox

Ms. Pam Hecox

Accreditation Program Manager
: BUS 109
Phone: 254-968-9622

  • MBA, Tarleton State University
  • BAAS, Tarleton State University, Business, 2013
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Mr. Scott January

Instructional Designer, Center for Educational Excellence

Office: BUS 185C

Phone: 254-968-1877

  • M.Ed., Educational Technology Leadership, Lamar Univeristy, 2014
  • BFA, Visual Communication, American InterContinental University, 2013
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Ms. Joni Holdridge, PHR

Budget & Record Specialist (2015)
: BUS 148
Phone: 254-968-1948

  • MS, Tarleton State University, Human Resource Management, 2019
  • BS, Lubbock Christian University, Organizational Management, 2002
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Ms. Jodie Dearing

Graduate Program Manager
: BUS 108
Phone: 254-968-9055

  • MS, Tarleton State University, Management & Leadership
  • BAAS, Tarleton State University, Business
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Ms. Kathryn Knapp

COB Academic Advisor
: BUS 185
Phone: 254-968-0773

  • BBA, Tarleton State University, Business Administration, 2015
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Ms. Libby Neal

COB Academic Adviser
: BUS 185 B
Phone: 254-968-1729

  • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, Liberal Arts: Psychology and Art Studio

  • MA, Naropa University, Boulder Colorado, Counseling Psychology

  • MA, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado, Art Therapy

Ms. Nancy Turner

Ms. Nancy Turner

Non-Traditional Programs Manager
Phone: 817-717-3316
Office: Fort Worth Building 1

  • MS, Tarleton State University, Human Resource Management, 2002
  • BS, Tarleton State University, Administrative Systems, 2000
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Mr. Bill Leaverton

Small Business Development Center Director
: Hydrology and Engineering, Suite 214
Phone: 254-968-0558

  • MBA, University of North Texas, Finance, 2006
  • BBA, Texas Tech University, Marketing, 1995
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Ms. Brandie Jurado

Social Media Graduate Assistant
: BUS 171

  • BBA, Tarleton State University, General Business, Expected Fall 2020