Rick Graham, EMBA

Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Management Management


Office: Conway 201K


Richard D. Graham is Associate Dean for the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University and Executive Associate Professor of Management.  


Rick is currently serving as the president of the International Trade Council (ITC) of Greater Kansas City, and has served on the board for more than three years. Active in Kansas City, he also serves on the Global Cities Initiative Steering Committee Phase ll work group, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase. In addition, he is serving a three-year term as Chair of the Jesuit Education in Business Network (JEBNET), a network of 30 AACSB-accredited universities nation-wide, which provides students the ability to transfer credits and complete their MBA at another university.


Graham's degrees include an Executive MBA from Rockhurst University, a Master of Arts from Webster University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. 


Graham’s refereed journal publications include, “Connecting the dots…: Information sharing by post-secondary educational institutions under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),” Education And The Law, (with Richard Hall and Gerry Gilmer), “Tenure as a fact of academic life: a methodology for managing the performance of tenured professors,” Education And The Law, (with Richard Hall), “Sexual harassment in higher education: a victim’s remedies and a private university’s liability,” Education And The Law, (with Richard Hall and Gail Hoover), and “Ecolabeling and Green Market Strategy,” The Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, (with Richard Hall).


A graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, he spent 22 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army, including a tour as an instructor at the U.S. Army’s Ranger School. Graham is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.