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Robert J. "Bud" Banis  (Ph.D., Biochemistry, North Carolina State University; MBA, Marketing & Finance, University of Chicago) is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He joined the UM St. Louis Business Faculty in 1987 as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Business, and became a full time Lecturer in 1997. His academic career follows 20 years in new product development, manufacturing support and Operations Management in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as Director of Operations & Finance for The Searle R&D Division of Monsanto Company in St. Louis. He has served as officer, committee and/or Board member of a variety of community and professional organizations, including the Institute of Management Accountants, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, the St Louis Publishers Association, and various United Way committees. He has published scholarly articles on Lipid biosynthesis, large scale industrial protein isolation, and Operations modeling in Journals such as The Journal of Biochemistry, Biochim et Biophys Acta, and Computers and Operations Research. He has authored chapters in and edited books on Sexually transmitted diseases, Presidential Addresses, and Business Education topics. In 1994, he founded and continues to serve as Publisher and CEO of Science & Humanities Press, with over 100 titles under 6 Imprints, growing at the rate of about 20 titles a year.

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.

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.  

Nancy W. Goble, MAS, CPA, is a Lecturer in Accounting in the College of Business Administration.  She joined the UMSL community in Spring 2011 and, to date, has been responsible for both MBA and upper-level undergraduate accounting courses. The vast majority of Nancy’s professional career has been spent in corporate settings.  Most recently, she was Managing Director & Chief Accounting Officer at CME Group Inc., which is based in Chicago and operates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and New York Mercantile Exchange.  Nancy retired in June 2008 after six years as Chief Accounting Officer and nearly 11 years with CME.  During her tenure as Chief Accounting Officer, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange completed its IPO to become the first publicly-traded exchange in the United States and later merged with the Chicago Board of Trade. Nancy has also served in a variety of positions and industries, including roles in internal audit and four years with Arthur Andersen LLC.  A graduate of The University of Michigan, where she received her undergraduate degree with high distinction, Nancy currently serves on the Ross School of Business Advisory Board and the Women’s Leadership Council.   Nancy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.  

Charles R. Kuehl (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is an Associate Professor of Management and the Director of the Center for Competitive Analysis. Dr. Kuehl has published numerous articles in such journals as the Journal of Business, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Journal of Global Business. He has also published several books, including Small Business: Planning and Management, A Practical Guide to Small Business Management, and Entrepreneurship. Professor Kuehl has also served as the Coordinator of the Small Business Development Center, Coordinator of Management Area, and Interim Dean of the Graduate School of UM-St. Louis.

Mary C. Lacity (Ph.D., University of Houston) is Curator’s Professor and an International Business Fellow at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She is also Co-Chair of the IAOP Midwest Chapter, Industry Advisor for the Outsourcing Angels, Associate Researcher at The Outsourcing Unit, London School of Economics, Co-editor of the Palgrave Series: Work, Technology, and Globalization, and on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Information Technology, MIS Quarterly Executive, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal.  Her research focuses on global outsourcing of business and IT services. She has conducted case studies and surveys of hundreds of organizations on their outsourcing and management practices. She has given executive seminars world-wide and has served as an expert witness for the US Congress. 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 14 books, most recently Advanced Outsourcing Practice: Rethinking ITO, BPO, and Cloud Services (Palgrave, 2012; co-author Leslie Willcocks). Her publications have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, MIS Quarterly, IEEE Computer, Communications of the ACM, and many other academic and practitioner outlets. She was Program Co-chair for ICIS 2010. 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.

Peggy Lambing, MBA, is a retired member of the Management faculty of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Business Administration.  She has taught many Management courses including Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, and Small Business Management.  Mrs. Lambing has co-authored several texts including Small Business Planning and Management and Entrepreneurship.  She has also won several awards including the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Anheuser-Busch Excellence in Teaching Award.     

Haitao Li (Ph.D., University of Mississippi) is an Associate Professor of Logistics and Operations Management, a Research Fellow of Center for Transportation Studies, and Chair of the PhD LSCM committee. Dr. Li’s research interests include optimization modeling, simulation, and algorithm design in the application domains of project management, workforce optimization, and supply chain network design. He has worked as a Statistical Analyst at the Naval Personnel Research, Study and Technology (NPRST) in Millington, TN, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Hewlett-Packard Laboratory (HPL) in Palo Alto, CA. He has published in scholarly journals including Interfaces, Computers and OR, Military Operations Research, Journal of Scheduling, and Annals of Operations Research. Dr. Li is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office (ARO).   

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.  

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.  

Stephen R. Moehrle is the Leadership Council Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Accounting at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.  He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1998 and has served on the faculties at the University of California, Irvine, the University of Southern California, and the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Steve has won several research and teaching awards including the American Accounting Association’s Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award, the Indiana University Lieber Teaching Associate Award, the University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Missouri Society of CPAs Outstanding Educator Award.  Steve has published articles in academic outlets such as The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Research in Accounting Regulation, the Journal of Accounting and the Public Interest, the Journal of Accountancy, the CPA Journal, and the Financial Analysts’ Journal.   He co-authored “The CPA Profession: Opportunities, Responsibilities, and Services,” which is published by the American Institute of CPAs.  Steve also serves as the Senior Associate Editor of Research in Accounting Regulation and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s Financial Reporting Executive Committee. 

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.

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.