School of Business

Management Adjuncts

Marissa Fahrig

melissa fahrig photoMarissa Fahrig is beginning her teaching career in 2014 at Missouri Southern State University.  Most recently, Fahrig aided in the creation and continued growth of the nationally recognized not-for-profit organization, Art Feeds. Fahrig has worked closely on program management and expansion nationally and internationally, she possesses a wide array of hands-on experiences.

Courses:  
Management Information Systems

Degrees:  
MBA, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., 2012
BS, Missouri Southern State University, 2010

Adjunct Professor of Management

Fahrig-M@mssu.edu

Lacey R. Finley

lacey finleyLacey R. Finley has taught on-line classes since 2007 and joined the adjunct faculty at MSSU in 2008.

Courses:
Business Communication - Online
Principles of Business Education - Online
Teaching Business/Methods - Online

Degrees: 
PhD Student in Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University, 2008, Current
Master of Science in Business Education, Emporia State University, 2006
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 2004
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication, Emporia State University, 2001/ Minor: Business

Adjunct Professor of Management

Finley-L@mssu.edu

Amanda Fosdick

amanda fosdick Amanda Fosdick has been an adjunct instructor with Missouri Southern State University since January 2012. She is a Commercial Lender/Assistant Vice President at a local financial institution and has ten years of banking experience. She is a Carthage Area United Way Board Member, a Carthage Bright Futures site council chair, a Carthage Chamber of Commerce ambassador and was recently named one of the Joplin Regional Business Journal’s 15 People to Watch under 40.

Courses:
GB 320: Business Communication

Degrees:
MBA, William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri 2011
BSBA-Management, with minors in Human Resources Management and Spanish, Missouri Southern State University, 2008

Adjunct Professor of Management

Fosdick-A@mssu.edu

Brandon Spaeth

Spaeth photo Brandon Spaeth has an academic background including a BS in Marketing and MBA from Northwest Missouri State University. He has been teaching university-level business courses since 2001. Brandon also conducts research for many organizations and earned his "Professional Researcher Certification" in 2009.  Brandon's primary research areas include customer and employee satisfaction as well as economic development.

Courses:  
Organizational Behavior

Degrees:  
Master of Business Administration, Northwest Missouri State University,  1999
Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Northwest Missouri State University, 1997               

Adjunct Professor of Management

Spaeth-B@mssu.edu

Erik Wright

Wright photo Erik Wright, PHR, began his teaching career at MSSU in 2012 as an Adjunct Professor in the Plaster School of Business in the management department. He currently serves as the Employee Services Manager for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK and has worked in management and human resources management since 2006.

He currently is an Applied Technologies in Performance Improvement doctoral student at the University of North Texas in Denton, Tex.  His research interests are: Cultural influences on Training & Development, Human Resources Management, and workforce development.

Courses:
Fundamentals of Organizational Management & Management Information Systems

Degrees:
MBA, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo., 2011
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management, MSSU, 2009.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Human Resources Management, MSSU, 2011.

Adjunct Professor of Management

Wright-E@mssu.edu

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