Why TCU

Our beautiful campus offers a rich learning environment through state-of-the-art classrooms and collaborative spaces that deepen the learning experience, create valuable new connections with peers, and provide ample opportunities to interact individually with our exceptional TCU faculty. Come see why so many organizations trust us as a valuable and versatile partner for developing leaders, enhancing capabilities and shaping the future of business.

Faculty

Our highly rated faculty and programs are focused on delivering fresh thinking and practical approaches and tools that can be immediately applied where they count most – back on the job. Once you’re here, you will very quickly find yourself engaged in real world situations where you can most benefit from the insights, approaches and take-away tools provided in each program.

Stacy Landreth Grau
Professor of Marketing Practice

Dr. Grau is a professor of marketing practice with a focus on marketing communication, digital marketing and customer insights as well as design thinking and creative problem solving. Her research areas include gender and source effects in communication and advertising, cause related marketing and CSR initiatives and social media strategies. She also consults with several organizations with an emphasis on social enterprises and nonprofit organizations.

Mary Uhl-Bien
Professor of Management

Mary Uhl-Bien, Ph.D., is the BNSF Railway Endowed Professor of Leadership in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Professor Uhl-Bien’s teaching & research focuses on complexity leadership, relational leadership, and followership, and has appeared in premier management and leadership journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and The Leadership Quarterly. She has published over 50 articles and manuscripts, 5 books, and a textbook on Organizational Behavior (John Wiley & Sons).

Greg Stephens
Associate Professor of Management and Leadership
Academic Director, BNSF Next Generation Leadership Program

Dr. Stephens is a Texas court-qualified mediator and has provided training, facilitation, and coaching services. He is also certified to train in the highly regarded Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations methods of dialogue and the Speed of Trust program, and is certified to use the MyersBriggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI). His current research is focused on issues in leadership development and mediators’ emotional work in dispute resolution. His past research in work/life balance, cross-cultural management and other areas has been published in prominent professional journals and research volumes.

Suzanne Carter
Executive Director, EMBA

Suzanne M. Carter, Ph. D., is the Executive Director of TCU’s Executive MBA program. Currently on faculty at TCU’s Neeley School of Business as Professor of Professional Practice in Strategy within the Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Department, Dr. Carter teaches strategy courses at the EMBA, MBA and undergraduate levels. She has also been faculty on global study abroad courses in China, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Panama, Morocco, Spain, and Greece. Her research focuses on strategic leadership, top management teams and corporate reputation. Dr. Carter received her M.B.A. and Ph. D. in strategic management from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana. She previously served on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame as an assistant professor and as an assistant instructor at the University of Texas at Austin. Founding principal of Carter & Associates, (agilestrategicthinking.com) she has consulted with many organizations and boards of directors, including companies such as GameStop, Cook’s Children, and Lea+Elliott regarding vision and strategic direction. She also taught classes and conducted workshops on innovative social enterprise strategies to encourage sustainable business models in the non-profit sector. Dr. Carter has published numerous articles and book chapters in such business publications as the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Journal of Business Ethics and Corporate Reputation Review. Currently on the editorial board of Corporate Reputation Review she continues to research within the reputation and strategic leadership areas.

Morgan Swink
Professor and Executive Director SVCC

Dr. Swink’s current research projects address cutting edge competencies in supply chain management, financial impacts of supply chain management, supply chain organizational structures, innovation initiatives and project success factors, collaborative integration, and co-development partnerships. He was recently ranked as one of the top 20 innovation researchers in the world. Dr. Swink consults and leads executive workshops and seminars in supply chain management best practices, cross-organizational integration, project management, operational flexibility, and breakthrough thinking for innovation and productivity.

Janice Cobb
Instructor, Accounting

Janice Cobb teaches a broad range of classes related to financial accounting and managerial accounting to sophomores through MBA students. Prior to joining TCU, she managed cost reimbursable contracts at Lockheed Corporation, worked as an auditor for a large public accounting firm, served as compliance officer and controller for a fast growing hedge fund, and served in the positions of corporate controller of a public company and chief financial officer of a privately held distribution company. She was awarded the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Outstanding Educator Award in 2007 and has received several teaching awards while at TCU.

Abbie Shipp,
Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Abbie Shipp is an Associate Professor of Management and Faculty Director for the Adaptive Leader executive education program at the TCU Neeley School of Business. She teaches classes on employee engagement and leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has published two books on how time impacts work environments, and her research on time in the workplace earned her an exclusive invitation to Google headquarters to brainstorm with other invited researchers and practitioners on the cutting edge of human resources. Prior to joining TCU, Dr. Shipp taught at Texas A&M University, the University of North Carolina and Oklahoma State University. She also worked for The Boeing Company and TV Guide. Dr. Shipp has consulted for Ernst & Young, Marriott International, Halliburton, Texas Transportation Institute, Inspirus, and AT&T on employee engagement and retention, person-environment fit, employee relations, organizational change and survey design. She holds a BSBA and MBA from Oklahoma State University and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bruce Nelson
Global Strategy Leader
IBM MobileFirst Center of Competence

Bruce Nelson is the leader of the Global Strategy Team within IBM's Mobile Center of Competency. His team is dedicated to researching, planning, designing and developing mobile experiences that are integrated across web, social and physical channels; experiences that both connect with users and drive significant, tangible business results. With over 20 years of UX design, customer experience, integrated marketing communications, brand strategy, advertising strategy and e-commerce, consulting, and design development experience. Bruce’s background includes VP level e-commerce and marketing positions as well as developing and leading management consulting practices for several web integration divisions of major services corporations.

Fort Worth – Dallas Area

The modern and constantly evolving Texas Christian University campus is located in the heart of Fort Worth, TX, the 16th largest city in the U.S. Located just 18 miles from DFW International Airport, this bustling city boasts culture, arts, entertainment and some of the world’s largest companies.

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