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  • Trading Places: SOM Instructors Become Students

    August 10, 2020

      Two of our SOM instructors have returned to the classroom, but they are not teaching. Accounting instructor Amy Cooper and Business Administration instructor Kim McGinnis are both enrolled in doctorate programs, while continuing to teach at SOM. Amy is enrolled in the University of Missouri-St. Louis Doctor of Business Administration program and Kim is in the Executive Doctor of Business Administration program at Pepperdine University. This is made possible by funding from the Jim Pruitt Endowed Chair gift. It is a great example of growing our own and adding more Ph.D.-qualified instructors to our team, which is essential for AACSB accreditation. Amy and Kim share what it’s like to turn the tables and become a student again.     Tell us about the Ph.D. program in which you are enrolled. If you have a thesis selected, please share. AMY I am enrolled at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Doctor of Business Administration program. I am in the third cohort of the program. My cohort consists of 13 professionals from all fields – academia, medical profession, engineering, Air Force, IT, and insurance just to name a few. It is a three-year program. The first two years are classroom instruction, the…
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