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The Business of Making a Difference


Kimberly G. Burke
Dean of the Else School of Management
Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Chair of Business Administration
Associate Professor of Accounting
Associate Dean of Else School

  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
  • B.B.A., M.S. in Accounting, Texas Tech University
  • C.P.A. in Texas

Teaching Interests:

  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems


The Princeton Review has named the Else School of Management at Millsaps College one of the Best Business Schools in the Southeast. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, The Best 300 Business Schools.


The Princeton Review has previously ranked the school No. 3 in the nation in the category of Best Professors and No. 8 in the nation in the category of Best Classroom Experience.

Diane Baker
Associate Professor of Management
Director of MBA Program

  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • M.B.A., University of Oklahoma
  • B.S., Concordia University

Teaching Interest:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • General Management


Jesse D. Beeler
Hyman F. McCarty Jr. Chair of Business Administration
Professor of Accounting
Director of International Business Programs

  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Arlington
  • B.S., M.B.A., Southwest Missouri State University
  • CPA in Missouri and Mississippi
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting

Teaching Interests:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Theory
  • Organizational Behavior


Bill M. Brister
Assistant Professor of Finance
Director of Executive MBA Program

  • Ph.D. University of Arkansas
  • B.S., M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Teaching Interests:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Money and Banking
  • Macro and International Economics


Damon E. Campbell
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

  • Ph.D., M.B.A., Washington State University
  • B.A., Lewis-Clark State College

Teaching Interests:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Management


Jane Collins Harkins
Instructor of Accounting

  •  LL.M., University of Miami School of Law
  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law
  • B.B.A., Millsaps College

Teaching Interests:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Individual Taxation
  • Entity Taxation
  • Tax Research
  • Business Law


David H. Culpepper
Professor of Accounting
Director of Accounting Programs

  • Ph.D. University of Alabama
  • B.S., M.B.A., Millsaps College
  • B.S., Belhaven College
  • C.P.A., C.V.A.

Teaching Interests:

  • Tax
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Accounting
  • Valuation


Blakely Fox Fender
Professor of Economics
J. Armistead Brown Chair of Business Administration
Director of Business Advantage Program

  • Ph.D., M.S. University of Texas
  • B.A., Millsaps College

Teaching Interests:

  • Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Econometrics


Harvey L. Fiser
Assistant Professor of Business Law

  • J.D., Mississippi College School of Law
  • B.A., Mississippi State University

Teaching Interests:

  • Business Law
  • Legal Environment
  • Employment Law


M. Ray Grubbs
Professor of Management

  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi
  • M.B.A., Mississippi College
  • B.A., Millsaps College

Teaching Interests:

  • Business Policy
  • Management Skills
  • Leadership


Howard L. McMillan, Jr.
Executive in Residence


Walter P. Neely
Professor of Finance

  • Ph.D., The University of Georgia
  • B.A., M.B.A., Mississippi State University
  • C.F.A. -Chartered Financial Analyst

Teaching Interests:


Raymond A. Phelps, II
Associate Professor of Marketing

  • D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University
  • B.B.A., M.B.A., Georgia State University
  • A.A., University of Florida

Teaching Interests:

  • Marketing Research
  • New Product Development
  • Sales Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Strategic Planning


Penelope J. Prenshaw
Professor of Marketing
Director of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program

  • Ph.D., University of Houston
  • B.S., M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Teaching Interests:

  • Consumer Behavior
  • International Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Marketing


Patrick A. Taylor
Associate Professor of Economics

  • Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Alabama
  • B.B.A., University of Mississippi

Teaching Interests:

  • Microeconomics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Sports Economics
  • Economic Policy


Susan Washburn Taylor
Professor of Economics,
McRae Chair of Business Administration

  • Ph.D., M.S., Louisiana State University
  • B.A., B.S., Blue Mountain College

Teaching Interests:

  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Health Economics