Missouri State University
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

Teaching: Financial Management; Advanced Financial Management

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Dr. Stan R. Adamson

Dr. Stan R. Adamson

Associate Professor
Baker Chair of Insurance

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

Teaching: Legal Environment of Business

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Dr. Wayne L. Anderson

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

Dr. C. Edward Chang

Teaching: Financial Markets and Intermediaries, Management of Financial Institutions

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Dr. Susan J. Crain

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

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

Dr. Stanley Leasure

Dr. Stanley Leasure

Associate Professor

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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Dr. Carol J. Miller

Dr. Carol J. Miller

Distinguished Professor

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

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

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

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

Teaching: International Financial Management, Financial Management

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