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Kevin Dickson joined the University in 2004. He is a Professor of Management and serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Management in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing. Dr. Dickson has a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin. He also received a Master of Organizational Behavior and Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University.
He teaches Principles of Management, Foundations of Human Resource Management, and Improving Team Performance at the undergraduate level. He has also taught at the MBA level. He is part of the Graduate Faculty and Honors Faculty of Southeast Missouri State University.
Dr. Dickson has publications in the Journal of Management Inquiry; the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management; the Journal of Management in Engineering; the Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications, and Conflict and others. He was awarded a competitive summer research grant from the Provost’s office at Southeast Missouri State and he received a distinguished research award from the Allied Academies.
He is a member of the Academy of Management and received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the OB Division of the Academy of Management and served on the OB Division’s Best Competitive Paper Award committee. He also is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. He is a member of the Cape Area Personnel Association and serves as the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
Dr. Dickson received the Outstanding MBA Teaching Award, the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing Students’ Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching two times, an Outstanding Faculty Member award from the Student Government Association, the Faculty Exempli Gratia award from the Jane Stephens Honors Program, a Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence, and was a Copper Dome Faculty Fellow in Teaching for the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing. Dr. Dickson has traveled with students to Great Britain, Belgium, France, and Washington D.C. He also taught in Ribe, Denmark and Belo Horizonte, Brazil for brief trips as a visiting professor.
Dr. Dickson served as Moderator of the Chairpersons' Forum, Director of the Jane Stephens Honors Program, Chair of the Faculty Senate, and chaired the Academic Affairs and Compensation Committees of the Faculty Senate.