Department of Finance and General Business

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty are leaders in their chosen fields, and they have connections with working professionals who can help students find jobs. Above all, our faculty and staff are committed to helping you succeed in your academic endeavors.

Dr. Kent P. Ragan

Dr. Kent P. Ragan

Department Head
Professor

KentRagan@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5504
Office: Glass Hall 300

Teaching: Financial Management; Advanced Financial Management

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Dr. Stan R. Adamson

Dr. Stan R. Adamson

Associate Professor
Baker Chair of Insurance

StanleyAdamson@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-6686
Office: Glass Hall 312

Teaching: Insurance; Life Insurance; Property & Liability Insurance; Risk Management

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Dr. Nancy Allen

Dr. Nancy Allen

Sr Instructor

NAllen@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-3086
Office: Glass Hall 310

Teaching: Legal Environment of Business

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Dr. Wayne L. Anderson

Dr. Wayne L. Anderson

Professor

WayneAnderson@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5055
Office: Glass Hall 324

Teaching: Legal Environment of Business; Debtor/Creditor Rights and Remedies; Information Technology Legal Issues

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Kimberly A. Callahan

Kimberly A. Callahan

Academic Administrative Assistant II

KCallahan@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5504
Office: Glass Hall 300
Dr. C. Edward Chang

Dr. C. Edward Chang

Professor

EdwardChang@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5563
Office: Glass Hall 314

Teaching: Financial Markets and Intermediaries, Management of Financial Institutions

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Dr. Susan J. Crain

Dr. Susan J. Crain

Professor

SusanCrain@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-6470
Office: Glass Hall 318

Teaching: Financial Management; Intermediate Financial Management; Seminar in Derivatives

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Dr. Stephen Haggard

Dr. Stephen Haggard

Associate Professor

SHaggard@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5567
Office: Glass Hall 322

Teaching: Financial Decision Making and Advanced Financial Management

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Dr. Jeff Jones

Dr. Jeff Jones

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis

JeffSJones@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-6174
Office: Glass Hall 311
Dr. Stanley Leasure

Dr. Stanley Leasure

Associate Professor

StanLeasure@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5564
Office: Glass Hall 313

Teaching: Legal Env. of Bus. Orgs. for Professionals, Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration in Business, Legal Research and Writing, Legal Environment of Business

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Russell K. Meek

Russell K. Meek

Instructor

RMeek@MissouriState.edu
Office: Glass Hall 325

Teaching: Financial Management, Principles of Insurance

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Dr. Carol J. Miller

Dr. Carol J. Miller

Distinguished Professor

CarolMiller@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5079
Office: Glass Hall 316

Teaching: Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities, Environmental Regulation, Legal Environment for Business Managers

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Dr. Walt A. Nelson

Dr. Walt A. Nelson

Associate Professor

WaltNelson@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5080
Office: Glass Hall 320

Teaching: Principles of Real Estate, Principles of Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Development

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Dr. James D. Philpot

Dr. James D. Philpot

Associate Professor
Director of the Financial Planning Program

JamesPhilpot@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-6404
Office: Glass Hall 326

Teaching: Personal Financial Planning, Professional Financial Planning (CFP® Capstone), Intro. to Estate Planning

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Dr. James R. Scott

Dr. James R. Scott

Assistant Professor

JamesRScott@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5362
Office: Glass Hall 330

Teaching: Investments I, Investment Management, Seminar in Finance

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Dr. Doug Witte

Dr. Doug Witte

Associate Professor

Witte@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-8478
Office: Glass Hall 309

Teaching: International Financial Management, Financial Management

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Dr. Y. Jenny J. Zhang

Dr. Y. Jenny J. Zhang

Associate Professor

YJennyZhang@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5348
Office: Glass Hall 328