Dr. J. Chris Moos began his teaching career as an adjunct instructor at MSSU in 2003. He was quickly offered a full time position and is currently serving as the Department Head of Marketing and Management for the School of Business Administration.
Dr. Moos has over 25 years of business experience prior to teaching. He has held the positions of CFO, COO, CEO and Consulting for Domestic, International and Multi-National Corporations. Dr. Moos has served in the U. S. Navy (Officer Leadership & Management), and taught English as a Second Language (ESL). He is also a Commander in the Navy (Retired).
Dr. Moos currently serves on the Budget Advisory Committee, as the Director for the International Trade and Quality Center, and as the adviser for the International Business Club at MSSU. He is one of approximately 1,030 individuals worldwide who are Certified Global Business Professionals. Dr. Moos has also been a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, a Co-Director for the USAID Grant, and a committee member for the Egypt, Brazil, China, and Russia themed semesters. In 2007 he was awarded MSSU's Outstanding International Education Teacher and in 2009 he received the Faculty Reseach Award.
Courses: International Management, International Marketing, Global Supply Chain Management, International Business, Global Business Literacy, and International Finance
Degrees: DBA, Swiss Management Center University, 2011
MBA, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1982
BS (Cum Laude), Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1978
Logistics, US Navy Supply Corps School, 1986
Certified Global Business Professional (NASBITE Certification), 2008
Department Head of Marketing and Management
Assistant Professor of International Business
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Dr. Cragin began teaching at the School of Business Administration 1989.Prior to teaching he began his career with Amoco Oil Company (now BP). He worked as a mechanical engineer in their Chicago office for four years before going back for his MBA at Northwestern University. Upon graduation from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Dr. Cragin took a management development position with Criton Technologies (now Esterline) and had stints in Seattle, Long Island, and Joplin.
Dr. Cragin has served on many university committees including Faculty Senate (three years on Executive Committee), Assessment Advisory Committee, Distance Learning Committee, Core Curriculum Review Subcommittee, Academic Policies Committee, Shared Governance Taskforce, Integrated Marketing Committee, and Budget Advisory Committee. Dr. Cragin has also served on numerous committees in the SOBA and is currently co-champion for ACBSP accreditation.
Dr. Cragin has advised a number of student organizations including Phi Beta Lambda and Delta Epsilon Chi (now Collegiate DECA). He currently advises the Secular Student Alliance at MSSU and Sigma Pi Fraternity. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Academy of Marketing Science. He has received a number of awards including National Delta Epsilon Chi Adviser of the Year and two Service Performance Awards from the SOBA.
Courses: Principles of Marketing, Marketing Strategy, and Strategic Management
Degrees: PhD, Oklahoma State, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Master of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana
Professor of Marketing
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Stu Dunlop serves as the PBL/CDECA Sponsor and Marketing Internship coordinator. In addition, Dunlop works with the Heartland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to provide outreach programs and informational seminars.
Dunlop has over 15 years experience in teaching and began his instructional career at Drury University as an adjunct in the communications department. Prior to teaching, he held various positions in private industry serving as vice president of marketing and department head. For the past 10 years, Dunlop has operated a sales and marketing consulting business focused on sales and marketing programs, and franchise start-ups. His clients have included Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, The Mail It Store, Doggie Spas of America, National Mills, and Big Smith Jeans.
Courses: Principles of Marketing, Retailing, Professional Sales & Sales Management, Internet Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications
Degrees: MBA, Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State University), 1980
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management with minor in Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla (Missouri S&T), 1976
Instructor of Marketing
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Dr. Tom Schmidt is a Sam Walton Fellow who serves as an adviser to the MSSU Heartland PTAC. Dr. Schmidt has over 20 years experience in teaching. Since 1999, he has served as an Associate Professor at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Prior to his teaching career, he worked in his family’s billiard business, A.E. Schmidt Company of St. Louis, Dr. Schmidt’s hometown. He started and managed a home recreation business in Springfield, MO and worked for Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.
Prior to coming to MSSU, Dr. Schmidt was a member of the Warren County Economic Development Board, an Indianola, IA Park Commissioner, a Director of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation Board and the vice-president of the Board of Directors for Leadership Iowa University.
Courses: Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Marketing Strategy and Strategic Management
Degrees: PhD, St. Louis University, 2001
MBA, Drury University, 1987
Bachelor of Arts, Drury University, 1975
Associate Professor of Marketing
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Tanya Yantis currently teaches marketing at MSSU’s School of Business Administration and previously taught graduate level marketing courses at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Teaching Marketing is a passion for her! She enjoys sharing marketing principles and strategies with students, as well as her belief that marketing is the cornerstone of businesses and how they effectively reach their target markets.
In addition, Yantis has worked in the realty industry designing and implementing marketing strategies and performing industry market research; she also has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry promoting product lines and developing key accounts in the Kansas City area.
Yantis has been a member of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Delta Epsilon Chi/Marketing Club.
Courses: Consumer Behavior, Principles of Marketing, Using Information Systems
Degrees: MBA, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, 2008
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, 2000
Instructor of Marketing
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