Dr. Chris Moos has been named the interim dean of the Robert W. Plaster School of Business at Missouri Southern.

Dr. Chris Moos

Dr. Chris Moos

A member of the international business faculty at Missouri Southern since 2003, Moos has taught courses such as international management, international marketing, global supply chain management, international business and international finance and strategic management. He brings more than 25 years of business experience prior to teaching, holding positions as chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer for several domestic, international and multi-national corporations.

He has expanded Missouri Southern’s global reach by forming a partnership with the Odesa National Maritime University in Ukraine to offer a specialist in management certificate. He serves as the advisor for MSSU’s NASBITE International Student Case Competition team, which claimed the title in 2016 and 2015.

Moos accepted the interim dean position following the resignation of Dr. John Groesbeck.

“I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues in the School of Business at Missouri Southern as I assume the role of interim dean,” he said.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University in 1978, and his master of business administration degree in 1982. In 1986, he studied logistics while attending the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School; he retired from the Navy in 2003 with the rank of commander. In 2011, he received his doctor of business administration degree from the Swiss Management Center University.

Dr. Paula Carson, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said Moos was a natural fit for the position.

“He has unique instructional experiences, particularly with graduate programs,” she said. “That will be extremely helpful to us as we launch our master’s in management program this fall. And just as importantly, he is a published researcher and a scholar in every sense of the word.”

A search committee will be formed this fall to begin the process of finding a permanent dean for the School of Business.