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Department of Management

Department Chair: Sidne Ward, Ph.D.

217A Bloch Heritage Hall
816-235-2321
wards@umkc.edu

Susan Mott

Administrative Assistant
816-235-2896
motts@umkc.edu

Bloch management faculty are conducting cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research across the fields of operations management, strategic management, organizational leadership and behavior, international business and information systems. Members of the faculty serve as consultants, teachers and advisers to regional and national organizations, and the department offers a broad array of courses to Bloch students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Department areas of academic focus

  • Information Systems Management
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Leadership and Human Resources

Full-time Faculty

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Professor, Management

Erin Blocher, M.A., University of Kansas
Assistant Teaching Professor, Business Communication

Lee Bolman, Ph.D., Yale University
Professor and Marion H. Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership

Nancy Day, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Professor, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior

Jae C. Jung, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
Associate Professor, International Business

Brian Klaas, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Dean of UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management

David Lloyd, J.D., University of Kansas
Assistant Teaching Professor, Business Communication and Law

Robyn Martin, M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Assistant Teaching Professor, Management Information Systems

Laura Rees, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior

Roozmehr Safi, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems

Marilyn Taylor, D.B.A., Harvard University
Professor and Arvin Gottlieb/Missouri Chair of Strategic Management

Sidne Ward, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Professor, Management Information Systems
Chair, Department of Management
Director, Bloch Global Management Education Initiatives

Bob Waris, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Instructor, Management

Michael Wizniak, M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Assistant Teaching Professor, International Business and Management Information Systems

Emeriti Faculty

Roger Alan Pick, Ph.D., Purdue University
Professor Emeritus, Management Information Systems

Leon Robertson, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Professor Emeritus, International Business and Strategic Management

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Allison, M.P.A., Brigham Young University
Tiffany Castleman, Ed.D., University of Missouri – Columbia
Brian Daly, M.S., Suffolk University
Matthew Dority, M.B.A., University of Missouri – Kansas City
Clay Dulgarian, M.B.A. & M.Ed., Strayer University
Brian Finucane, M.B.A., Villanova
Dale Hemmie, M.B.A., University of Missouri – Kansas City
Colleen Kelly, M.P.A., University of Missouri – Kansas City
Irina Kobzeva-Pavlovic, M.P.A., Park University
Jeanie Latz, J.D., University of Missouri – Kansas City
Tristan Lovenduski, M.B.A., University of Missouri – Kansas City
Steven Melling, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Gary O’Bannon, M.A., Webster University
Janine O’Shea, M.B.A., Rockhurst University, M.A., University of Missouri – Kansas City
Daniel Stifter, M.B.A., Marquette University
Haley Vellinga, M.S., South Dakota State University
Lori Vitale, Ed.S., University of Missouri – Kansas City
Charles Blake Williams, M.B.A., University of Missouri – Kansas City