Management Faculty Elect Eric Rhiney as Next Department Chair

Apr. 20, 2018

Management Faculty Elect Rhiney as Next Department Chair
Eric Rhiney

The George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology announced that faculty of the Department of Management have elected Eric Rhiney as the next department chair. Rhiney, associate professor of marketing, will begin leading the department on June 1, 2018.

As a graduate of Webster University and the Walker School, Rhiney has a high level of affinity for both. As chair, he wants to facilitate improvements to programs, department/school culture, and the university in ways that transform student experiences and learning. He looks forward to creating collaborative efforts across departments and schools in ways that leverage unique expertise.

"Eric Rhiney is an excellent faculty member and I look forward to working with him during his tenure as chair," says Simone Cummings, PhD, dean of the Walker School. "He is a collegial and dynamic leader, and this new opportunity will allow him to further his engagement in the enhancement of academic programs across the Department of Management."

Rhiney holds a BSBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Central Missouri, an MBA from Webster University and a PhD in International Business & Marketing from Saint Louis University. While he has taught many of the marketing courses offered within the Walker School, his primary focus is on marketing research, marketing strategy, and digital marketing. Rhiney also teaches survey design in the Doctor of Management program.

In addition to teaching, Rhiney has numerous research interests including digital marketing, cross-cultural marketing, marketing pedagogy and branding. He has presented his research at a number of prestigious conferences including the American Marketing Association Academic Conference, the Cross Cultural Research Conference and the Academy of International Business.

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