b'FACULTY HIGHLIGHTSChristianson also worked to develop a series of entrepreneurial skills-building workshops in collaboration with the University of Western Cape in South Africa (see page 5) and bring alums back to campus to share their entrepreneurial journey with students (see page 4). CEI will have a new home at Cornell Hall this fall, acquiring the AT&T 5G Innovation Lab on the lower level. The Innovation Space-CEI will build on spaces existing programs and develop new ones. Fall 2023 plans include a pop-up retail kiosk I am so proud for students, weekly entrepreneurial skills-building workshops, and open labs for students to work of what theseand play with robots, artificial intelligence, and studentsvirtual reality. accomplishedI am excited about the possibilities. This space on their ownScott Christiansonwill allow our students to experiment and collab-has given guestorate, and the retail space will be a great way for and, morelectures worldwidestudents to test new ideas and gather real dataGeorge R. Brand Christine McCullough Jackie Rasmussenimportantly,on technologicalabout what works and what doesnt.how much theyadvancements Christianson is also working with other labs andNEW FACULTY JOIN TRULASKEand their role insupported andthe business world. creative spaces on campus to multiply studentIN MANAGEMENThelped eachopportunities, including the WeMake Design & Learn Lab in Education and the Digital Media and other. Innovation Lab (DMiL) in Ellis Library. The WeMake This fall, the Trulaske College of Business welcomed three new faculty intoJ. Scottlab includes equipment such as 3D printers andthe Management Department.laser cutters that can be used for rapid proto- Christianson typing, and the DMiL houses several resourcesGeorge R. Brand joins the college as an assistant teaching professor in the for audio/podcasting and video production. BothManagement Department. He holds a BA from St. Olaf College, a JD from are useful for student entrepreneurs.the University of Missouri School of Law and an MBA from our Crosby MBA program. He has broad experiences both teaching and practicing law and is NEW DIRECTOR OF TRULASKE CENTER The future is collaborative, said Christianson.eager to connect with students in and outside the classroom.We can offer so much more by collaborating, Christie McCullough joins the college as an assistant teaching professor in EXCITED TO COLLABORATE, CREATE MORE and each space and director can double downthe Management Department. Her professional experience includes manage-on what they do best. With support from the ment consulting and work as a manager in the telecommunications and real STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES Teaching for Learning Center, these three spacesestate industries. Her current consulting work focuses on increasing employee are developing joint workshops and helping each other get the word out about what each offer. Iengagement and satisfaction. Dr. McCullough teaches undergraduate courses call it the Creation Triangle!in organizational behavior, human resource management and principles of The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovationentrepreneurial journey and can benefit the mostmanagement. She has also taught organizational behavior courses for the (CEI) is housed in the Management Departmentfrom the training, mentorship, and resources theFor me, this past year has been a lot of exploring,Crosby MBA and execMBA programs. She holds a BS from Missouri State and focuses on developing and supporting studentEAA can provide. We did a ton of outreach in the falllearning, developing operating procedures, andUniversity, an MBA from our Crosby MBA program and a PhD from Mizzou.entrepreneurs at Mizzou by providing experientialand had 45 student ventures apply to the program.laying the groundwork for future programs, said learning opportunities and training beyond theChristianson. There is no better time to start aJackie Rasmussen, who has led our International Trade Center for over three classroom. Last year, J Scott Christianson, AssociateFifteen student-run ventures were admitted tobusiness than right now, and the Center for Entre- years as senior program manager, joins the Management Department as an Teaching Professor of Management, became CEIsthe eight-week program this spring, with fourteenpreneurship and Innovation is well-positioned toassistant teaching professor while continuing to direct the ITC. Jackie will Director. Like many of our Faculty, Scott has exten- completing the accelerator and being invited toprovide students with the resources, mentors,bring her sophisticated understanding of global business to courses like sive industry experience and ran his own businesspitch for seed funding in April. The center awardedcollaborators, and experiences that will give themInternational Management, Operations Management and Managing Global for decades before coming to the college, makingover $30,000 to jump-start the students ventures;the best chance at launching a successful enter- Trade. Before joining the college in 2019, Jackie was a business development him a natural fit for the position. see pages 6 and 7 for more. I am so proud ofprise. I feel so lucky to be the CEIs Director andand international trade specialist with MU Extension for nearly 27 years. what these students accomplished on their ownhave a front-row seat!She is the principal investigator in a successful application for our first U.S. This year, Christianson focused on rebooting theand, more importantly, how much they supportedDepartment of Education BIE grant, which supports the launch of a global Entrepreneurship Alliance Accelerator (EAA) withand helped each other, said Christianson. TheseContact Scott at christiansonjs@umsystem.edubusiness certificate and the expansion of our study abroad program at the a new format and focus. I wanted to focus ourstudents are going to do great things.if you want to become involved in CEI and keepTrulaske College of Business.program on students who are just starting theirup to date with the CEIs programs.26 MANAGEMENT MATTERSMANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT 2023 ANNUAL REPORT 27'