School of Business

Management Faculty

Dr. Nanette Philibert, SPHR, GPHR

Dr. Nanette Philibert, SPHR, GPHRDr. Nanette Philibert, SPHR, GPHR specializes in Human Resource Management and Training and Development.  Dr. Philibert began her instructional career at the University of North Texas.  Prior to teaching, Dr. Philibert worked as a Director of Human Resources and also has extensive background in military training and development. Her current research interests include performance improvement, leadership, and human resource development.  Dr. Philibert has been recognized by MSSU's School of Business for the Scholarship Performance Award (2007, 2008) and the Service Award (2009 and 2010).

Courses: Organizational Behavior, Fundamentals of Organizational Management, Human Resource Management, Compensation and Benefits, and Employee Training and Development

Degrees: PhD,  Applied Technology & Performance Improvement, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 2005

                   Master of Education, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, 1995

                   Bachelor of Science in Comparative Studies-University of the State of New York, Albany, New York 1991

Associate Professor of Management

Plaster Hall Office 309-L

417-625-9868  |

Michelle Dawson

Michelle DawsonMichelle Dawson began her career at MSSU in 1993 working as a Benefits Specialist for six years in the HR department.  She joined the School of Business in 2008 as an adjunct faculty member and within a year, began teaching marketing and management courses full time.

Dawson currently serves on the Library Committee and the Writing Program Committee.

Courses: Business Communications, Using Information Systems

Degrees: MBA, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, 2002.

                   Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management, MSSU, Joplin, MO, 1994.

Academic Support Specialist

Instructor of Management

Plaster Hall Office 309M

417-625-9786  |

Megan Douglas

Megan Douglas

Megan Douglas began her teaching career at Missouri Southern in the Fall of 2010 as in instructor of Management. Most recently Douglas worked at Leggett & Platt, Incorporated in the Legal Department. She has also worked in the Newton County’s Prosecuting Office. Douglas serves on a number of campus committees and as the financial advisor for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority on the campus of MSSU. 

Courses: Using Information Systems, Management Information Systems, and Fundamentals of Organizational Management.

Degrees: MBA, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, 2008

                   BSBA, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO, 2006

Instructor of Management

Plaster Hall Office 309N

417-625-9523  |

Mr. Terry Marion

Mr. Terry MarionTerry Marion has a breadth of professional experience, spanning five decades, teaching collegiate courses as well as working in the business community.  Marion has been teaching at Missouri Southern since 1976 and has worked in the retail, construction and real estate industries.  He served as the Director of Human Resources at Eagle Pitcher Technologies in Joplin.

Marion is a member of the Tri State Human Resources, a chapter of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is the sponsor for MSSU’s student SHRM club. He also works through the Small Business Technology and Development Center (SBTDC) to provide organizational seminars and training. 

Marion has served on the MSSU Promotion and Personnel Committees and was a Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Faculty Advisor from 1978-94, winning national awards.  Marion received the first MSSU Advisor of the Year Award, the Outstanding Teacher Award and the PSB Advisor of the Year. 

Courses: Human Resource Management, Quality Management, Career Development, International Human Resource Management, and Psychology of Human Resource Management

Degrees: Doctoral work at University of Arkansas, ABD, Fayetteville, AR

                 *Additional graduate hours from the University of Missouri, Purdue, Oxford University (England), Kansas State

                   University, and Missouri State University.

                   Master of Science in Business, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

                   Specialist in Counseling Psychology,  Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

                   Business Degree, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Professor of Management

Plaster Hall Office 309K

417-625-9507  |

Douglas Myers

Douglas Myers

Doug Myers has over 30 years holding executive positions in franchising, manufacturing, retail and the service industry. In 1980, Doug began his venture as an entrepreneur by opening a successful restaurant in Joplin. He continued and remains today, a business owner, offering extensive business experience in negotiating multiple million dollar contracts, equipment agreements, and new business start-ups. Myers has coordinated site selection and demographic studies for the automotive retail industry.

He served as Executive Vice President/Corporate Officer for Raco Car Wash Systems, Inc. and as Vice President at KO Manufacturing Inc. Myers has been a member of the International Restaurant Association, the International Franchise Association and the Association for Operations Management (APICS). He has received numerous ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation for Best Print (Logo Design), Best Television (Producer) and Best Advertising Campaign (Producer).

Courses: Fundamentals of Organizational Management, Principles of Marketing

Degrees: Master of Business Administration, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 1990

                   Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,  Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO, 1988

Instructor of Management

Plaster Hall Office 307C

417-625-3539  |

Dr. Alex Vernon, CQE

Dr. Alex Vernon, CQEDr. Alex Vernon, CQE, has over 20 years as a collegiate instructor and began his teaching career at MSSU in 1988 as a temporary instructor.  In addition, he has taught at Louisiana Tech University and as a visiting faculty at Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.  Prior to teaching, he worked as an Engineer at a utility company. 

Dr. Vernon is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and has held various positions including Section Chair, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor.  He has served on numerous campus committees including Faculty Welfare Committee, Promotion Committee and the PSB Assessment Committee.  His current research interests include continuous improvement in higher education and international business education.

Courses: Business Statistics, Continuous Improvement, Operations Management, Statistical Quality Control

Degrees: DBA in Quantitative Analysis (Management Science), Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, 1994

                   MBA, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi, 1987.

                   Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1985

Professor of Management

Plaster Hall Office 309P

417-625-9671  |